Thursday, October 23, 2008

Vegan MoFo Day 23: Testing, testing

Last night was devoted to a first round with a french bread test recipe for Peter Reinhart's next project. I still have a lot of dough, so will be baking more (and working on improving my shaping) later in the week. (Report: So very good, and the best crust I've made in a home oven.)

I enjoy recipe testing for cookbook authors. I wind up trying recipes that I would not have picked out of the published book. I also learn new tricks and techniques. Thanks to all my cookbook- and cookzine-writing friends for the opportunity!


Tami (Vegan Appetite) said...

That bread looks scrumptious! I love Peter R's books, although they intimidate me a little.

I'm with you on testing. I try things I normally wouldn't and it's such a great experience.

kittee said...

please fill in the blank.

john plummer is a ___________.



JohnP said...

... a lazy mofo who didn't write a real post today?