Bread Bible Biscuits

Biscuit Success

I blame my general biscuit obsession on the heavenly biscuits we dined on at the Loveless down in Nashville.  That trip was something like four years ago and I’m still trying to find a biscuit that comes close to the perfection that they serve up.  Light and airy, they practically melt in your mouth.  When I saw that both Cook Wise and the Bread Bible had a recipe for Touch of Grace Biscuits, I hoped that at last my prayers had been answered.  I thought that with a name like that, the Universe was trying to tell me that my search had ended. Continue reading “Bread Bible Biscuits”

Bread Bible Studies

Looks Can Be Deceiving

So I’ve officially started my Bread Bible Studies.  And I’ve specifically started with the easier recipes in the first chapter.  Quick breads, biscuits, popovers, they seem like things that I should be able to achieve given my general level of kitchen competence.  One thing I’ve noticed about Rose’s recipes is that I really need to read through them completely a few times before I start weighing, mixing, and baking.  And I also need to pay attention to whether I’m working in cups, ounces, or grams.  Because on more than one occasion I’ve discovered that even though I’m working in grams, I’m looking at the weights listed in ounces.  And the two are definitely not the same.  I don’t even want to imagine what the end result would be to using 5 grams of flour when I should be using 150 grams.  Talk about a (Cinnamon Crumb) Surprise. Continue reading “Bread Bible Studies”

Yeast 1 – BAH 1

At the end of 2009, I had to shoot my mouth off and say that I had decided to face my fear of yeast.  I even suggested to The Mistah that The Bread Bible would make a great Christmas gift and sure enough, there was a copy of it under our tree.  And as I sit here typing, that book hasn’t been opened.  Not even once.  Come on, it’s a little overwhelming to take on a project that involves reading a Bible, I don’t care what kind it is.  Bibles are serious stuff, not to be taken lightly, and I’m not yet ready to make the commitment that a Bible requires.  Maybe if we all took our Bible study a little more seriously, even our Bread Bible study, the world would be a different place.  For one, maybe we would be enjoying more homemade popovers, rolls, and english muffins.  And who wouldn’t want to live in a world like that? Continue reading “Yeast 1 – BAH 1”