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SylviaH

Happy 4th of July to TFL

Happy 4th to all you fresh loafer's.

Our family enjoyed and celebrated yesterday with food and the fireworks tonight. 

Just a couple of breads and treats baked to bring from my house : ) 

Good Ol' delicious Scali...but this time I've added 40% Durum flour.  The recipe is for both the Scali and dog treats are at http://www.kingarthurflours.com 

        A Scala to go

 

                                   I used a chopstick end to make the little indentations for a more bonie look

                the pet's love these..the bird, doggies, horses even fluff the hamster..also fit for human consumption..not bad :)

                and very easy to make.  

                                      What a Treat of Day!

            

 

                         

                              There were all kinds of pizza combinations.

                        

                       I enjoyed very much watching and picking up some pointers on pizza's and WFO baking :)                   

                         

 

           

 

                              Salmon Dinner was the highlight of the meal.  Beautifully prepared by the chef.

                          

 

                

 

        

Sylvia

 

            

 

 

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varda

The scali in particular, but everything and your pets are very lucky.   Someone else's WFO?   How nice.   -Varda

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SylviaH

The Scali is a long time favorite of mine.  

After a morning of baking and a visit to the Dr. office.  I spent the rest of the day at my daughter's with family.. the grandkids and friends.  My grandkids have lot's of pet's including goats and a very old chicken and there's an 18 yr old Jack Russell named Michelle and a lab rescue named April, that's pretty close to that is about 16..they both sleep a lot..I love all the pet's like my own...I have 3 dog's  they have 7.  I need to make more treats :)

Happy 4th 

Sylvia

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wally

The Scali looks delicious - as do the pet treats and all the dinner fixings!  I'm glad you got to be more on the receiving end, and the chef looks like he was happily employed at the wfo.  Did that beautiful looking baguette I spied come from the wfo?

Best,

Larry

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SylviaH

We all had a great time including the chef and his girlfriend.  He was extremely happy to cook in the wfo..he also does at his resturant.  He did all the shopping for organic food and the baguette was ok for a little garlic bread..I'm picky..so I give it an ok 'lol' but it did come from a local french bakery.  It was just lovely to be on the receiving end..but extremely hard to keep my mouth shut about the fire and floor..I did get a very big smile and big eyes when discreetly giving some info about a tecnique he could use in fermenting his pizza dough.  A friend that came also has a pizza oven and was very happy to see a Tuscan grill I had gifted my daughter and find out about wood charred steaks.  There is always wonderful conversation where food and cooking is involved.  I'll be making a breadpudding in my next wfo bake..thanks to the chef making us drool over his recipe and looking forward to tasting it.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by Larry.  Your comments are always so very much appreciated.  I was hoping to hear about the baguette :)

Sylvia

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wally

Sounds like a good time was had by all, Sylvia!

I'm off tomorrow to visit an old friend (I've know since I was two yrs old) who retired with his wife this year to Costa Rica.  I'm the test house-guest!  Have my own casita (their guest house they lived in while the casa was being built).

Am hoping to successfully smuggle in some partially dried out rye sour and levain that I pounded flour into, along with a broken (though usable) pizza stone and piece of linen so I can bake them some breads/pizza  while I'm there for the week.

Pics may follow.

Larry

 

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SylviaH

I'm sure you'll be a returning guest.  Hope to see some pics.  I'm enjoying hearing about your trip, I'm sure as much as you are excited about going :)  

Sylvia

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dabrownman

4th of July fiest.  A chef made meal with;  baggies, peaches (w/ mascarpone and cherries?) tomatoes (and ricotta?) a variety of pizzas, salmon .........with doggie treats to boot.  Glad you had such a fine time.  My apprentice wants to know why she works for a baker who doesn't make her doggie treats?  Well now I can - thanks for the recipe and the lovely post.

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SylviaH

comments.  The salad had a new favorite mozzarella topping of my son n law's...it was topped with Burrata mozzarella..I asked my daughter did she know what it was that made this mozzarella so good?  When I told her it was because it's a fresh mozzarella ball filled with 'cream'  her eyes got big and she said not to tell because then he might not eat it..they really watch the fats...but he loves and has a weakness for all the goodies just like everyone...he especially loves bread pudding...so that will be next.  We had mango tart and chocolate cake for dessert.

Oh, now the apprentice is on to you :)

Sylvia