Testing...it's been a while ; )
Hello Freshloafers! It's been a while. I wanted to update a few things. Mainly me : ) Looks like I could use some practice posting !
Always nice to check in once in a while and see so many of my favorite bakers, baking!
Here's a little helpful hint I came up with for making a fast banneton for your loaves. Maybe other's have used this idea but I have never seen it. SIMPLY use the top half of an egg carton...walla, instant banneton. Just line it with parchment paper.
I baked 3 loaves today. Using trailrunners suggested use of the roaster pan. I wanted a fast heat up as these loaves were no particular formula. I just wanted to use up some extra starter. The roaster pan worked great, other than the loaves burning a little on the bottom. I sum that up to having to place the large RP in my larger bottom oven that heats from the bottom. I particularly liked the less heating time before baking. It's starting to warm up in San Diego.
I love French Macarons! This one simply has an eatable wafer I placed upon it. Lately I've been having fun doing artfully decorated cookies. A few can take hours of work. But I find it relaxing and enjoyable. They are best frozen and given away : )
Life's Good, Keep on Baking!