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Todays bake: 2 Sourdough Ciabatta's, 2 Pizza's, and a Sourdough Focaccia

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tattooedtonka

Todays bake: 2 Sourdough Ciabatta's, 2 Pizza's, and a Sourdough Focaccia

Well the day is finally winding down, and I think I am done. What a great day it has been.  I started off making the kids some home made pancakes from a recipe I found online some time ago.  Since they were made from scratch, my youngest calls 'em "Daddy's Scratchy Pancakes".  It stuck with the rest of the family as well, so that was their request before they went to bed last night.  After the scratchy pancakes were finished off I got to work on my breads.

A couple days ago Bill suggested I try a Focaccia, so with a bucket of starter built up from yesterday I got to it.

The SD Focaccia is Reinharts Poolish version just converted over to SD in place of the poolish.  It has Oregano, Parsley, Tarragon, Basil, with chunks of fresh Mozzarella cheese.

Next up was the two Sourdough Ciabatta's, again Reinharts recipe for a poolish version.

For supper a couple of Pizza's- first one is Red Onion, Garlic, Broccoli, Shredded Mozzarella, and Olive Oil. 

The second pizza is Garlic, Roasted Bell Peppers, Chunks of Fresh Mozzarella, and Olive Oil.  (In case you couldnt see the pattern, I love garlic, and have to limit my tomato sauce intake, so most of my pizza's are made without sauce)

All that is left are two Sourdough Boules that are doing an overnight in the fridge to be baked in the morning.

TT

More pictures of these can be found here

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Floydm

Dang that all looks good.

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tattooedtonka

The pizza recipe I have been solely using as of late is your "Lesson One" bread recipe with a jacked up hydration, and butchered times.  Suprising enough it works great.  Start to end in less than 1hr.  And it tastes better than my 2 day build SD Pizza's, and the 2 day build Reinhart pizza.

Thank you,

TT

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Floydm

That's awesome. Glad to hear it is working for you.

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TableBread

Wow you really nailed that focaccia!  Looks great!

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Paddyscake

Still can't use the jumping stars!! Everything looks awesome TT..I love the "Scratchy Pancakes", that's how family traditions are started. I guarantee your kids will never have better pancakes. The best will always be Dad's "Scratchy's"!

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tattooedtonka

Here is a crumb photo from yesterdays Ciabatta, it is from the upper photos bread.  The lower bread still hasnt been cut into yet.

TT

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browndog

TatooedTonka, I got home from work today to find a note from my husband next to the computer. It said:

"I want some of TT's sourdough focaccia Sounds good"

Well, he's right, and it also looks to die for--it all does, the pizza and ciabatta as well. What a beautiful open crumb you got. 

Who's not a sourdough master, for goodness sake?!

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tattooedtonka

Thanks Tablebread, the Focaccia seemed very simple, and it tasted very good with roasted peppers on the side.

Paddyscake, the pancakes were good, but the yummy noises my youngest makes while eating them boosts the ego even more.

And Browndog, the Ciabatta did have a good crumb to it, something that hasnt been easy for me to achieve on a regular basis.  But I am a loooonng way from master, Im still a SD Baker in training.  But I appreciate the compliment none the less.

TT

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JMonkey

What a bake! Great looking ciabatta crumb, and a very tasty looking focaccia. Very nice.

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zolablue

Everything does look incredible!

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Bart

Very nice!