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Kitchen Acquisitions

Discussion in 'Food and Drink' started by Andy, Feb 25, 2014.

  1. Andy

    Andy Founding Member

    Thought it would be a good idea to have a thread where we can post our acquisitions.

    Be it animal, mineral, vegetable or electrical, doesn't matter, if you brought it, post it :)

    Picked up a bread maker yesterday, spent quite a bit of time researching them on the internet, and this one seemed to have the most favourable reviews.


    Also some flour to try it out.


    And finally, picked up a bottle of Tabasco this morning, haven't tried hot sauce before, so should be an experience.

    The bread from the bread maker tasted great. While not as nice as oven baked bread, still much better than store brought. Also as an added advantage, it has a 13 hour delay timer.
  2. Paradox

    Paradox Founding Member

    Andy. I'd love to see some shots of the bread you make in the machine. Thanks!
  3. schanop

    schanop Founding Member

    Just got myself a bigger pot: All-clad 12qt. My previous 6.5 litre pot is a bit too small for some vessels that I use for double steaming.
    There are heaps more space inside this pot, so I am going to try out bowl steam pork belly again sometimes this week.

  4. Andy

    Andy Founding Member

    Turned out pretty good I think

  5. Paradox

    Paradox Founding Member

    Thank you. I agree that looks very nice. Years ago when I was a kid my dad had a bread machine that we used quite a lot for a period of time. The bread was decent. I have often wondered if they have improved over the years. I might look into this more again. Thanks for sharing it.
  6. Toothpick

    Toothpick #2 since day #1 Founding Member

  7. cclin

    cclin Founding Member

    Bake Sourdough Beer Bread with my new Staub Cast-Iron Cocotte
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  8. schanop

    schanop Founding Member

    Nice. I love my staub pieces.
  9. Jim

    Jim Old Curmudgeon Founding Member

  10. Bill Farrell

    Bill Farrell Founding Member

  11. cclin

    cclin Founding Member

    it's "no knead" recipe, bread taste more moist/softer inside with Staub
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2014
  12. PierreRodrigue

    PierreRodrigue Tactical Walrus Founding Member

    Found these, enameled cast iron, from Kitchenaid. Quality seems quite good.
    3.5 Quart round, and 6 Quart oval
  13. beginish

    beginish Silver Contributor Founding Member

    A 1 lb bag of SAF instant yeast, and a new loaf pan from King Arthur Flour were waiting for me when I got home tonight. Man, I wish they put freebies in the package like West Coast Shaving.
  14. Andre

    Andre Founding Member

    Tobasco is a condiment type hot sauce, very aged and fermented fairly hard. It's nice to put a couple of shakes on stuff. You should also get a bottle of something like Louisiana brand hot sauce that is less aggressive. Use it like you would lemon juice or vinegar to add acid and temper salt. Then in the summer when chilies come in you start making your own. The hot sauce rabbit hole is deep.
  15. Intrigued

    Intrigued Founding Member

    Just got this Damascus Spoon to use on our coffee spoon rest.

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  16. Andrew

    Andrew Have Pen Will Travel Founding Member

    New De Buyer Carbone Plus pans. Heating up to make pancakes in the photo. They're fantastic. We've had the Lodge cast iron pan a while now, but it's great too P1100796.JPG .
  17. Cclin, how bout you share that bread recipe, sounds great....Ryan

    Ps...unless it's a secret
  18. cclin

    cclin Founding Member

    sure, no secret! Here is the recipe. I just substitute 1/4 cup of sourdough starter for the 1/4 tsp. instant yeast & used my Staub Cast-Iron instead of loaf pan!!
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2014
  19. zwiefel

    zwiefel Rest in peace brother

  20. zwiefel

    zwiefel Rest in peace brother

    Been on a bit of a run with new toys the last couple of months....mostly I blame MuchoBocho...

    Refurb VitaMix...amazing piece of kit. Does in 30 seconds what took my top-rated kitchenaid blender 20 minutes.

    Chamber vac, VP-112...another amazing piece of kit. Along with a couple of paintings by a friend.

    Sansaire, from kickstarter project. good piece of kit for residential level use.

    This was an xmas present...but I recently reseasoned it...rather pleased with the results. DeBuyer Mineral B with Eiffel Tower handle...

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