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Last week I acquired this super awesome multiple titled Knollenevenement (1993) by Dutch artist and chef J.H.J van Melis.

Last week I acquired this super awesome multiple titled Knollenevenement (1993) by Dutch artist and chef J.H.J van Melis.

Mar 31

MS Office for iPad and Alfresco: simple + smart integration | : : blyx.com : : Blog : : Toni de la Fuente : : -

As Toni shows in his post Alfresco integrates with MS Office for iPad out of the box.

Mar 30

(via Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs - Adding, Adding, Adding | Nu in Foam)

(via Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs - Adding, Adding, Adding | Nu in Foam)

Thurston Moore on What Drew Him to New York, Art-Rock, and Forming Sonic Youth -

Thurston Moore shares his story about his move to New York and the formation of Sonic Youth that has always been my favorite band.

Mar 17

Another no knead bread. This time made with a mix of spelt flour and wheat flower. It tastes very good and these kind of no knead breads are so easy to make that I can’t believe it that I haven’t done this before:
First I mix 430 grams of wheat with 1 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of instant yeast in a bowl and then add 345 grams of lukewarm water and mix everything. It needs to be sticky.
I put the dough in another bowl rubbed with a bit of olive oil, cover it with foil and leave it for at least 12 hours.
I clean and flour a surface and take the dough out of the bowl and stretch and fold it and leave it for about 45 minutes. I tried a second rise for 2 hours once, but that did not provide me with a better loaf of bread. According to the books you should do that.
After folding I preheat the oven to 250 degrees Celsius with the pot in it. Use an oven thermometer to check as the heat is important. I use a Pyrex glass casserole with a lid for baking.
After preheating the oven I put the dough in the casserole and bake for 30 minutes with the lid on top, then I remove the lid and bake for another 15 minutes and take it our of the oven to let it cool down for 30 minutes. It is important to let it cool down as the bread will still develop. You can hear the sound of the crust cracking when it cools.
Most of the time I do the preparation early in the evening and bake the bread the next day.

Another no knead bread. This time made with a mix of spelt flour and wheat flower. It tastes very good and these kind of no knead breads are so easy to make that I can’t believe it that I haven’t done this before:

  1. First I mix 430 grams of wheat with 1 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of instant yeast in a bowl and then add 345 grams of lukewarm water and mix everything. It needs to be sticky.
  2. I put the dough in another bowl rubbed with a bit of olive oil, cover it with foil and leave it for at least 12 hours.
  3. I clean and flour a surface and take the dough out of the bowl and stretch and fold it and leave it for about 45 minutes. I tried a second rise for 2 hours once, but that did not provide me with a better loaf of bread. According to the books you should do that.
  4. After folding I preheat the oven to 250 degrees Celsius with the pot in it. Use an oven thermometer to check as the heat is important. I use a Pyrex glass casserole with a lid for baking.
  5. After preheating the oven I put the dough in the casserole and bake for 30 minutes with the lid on top, then I remove the lid and bake for another 15 minutes and take it our of the oven to let it cool down for 30 minutes. It is important to let it cool down as the bread will still develop. You can hear the sound of the crust cracking when it cools.

Most of the time I do the preparation early in the evening and bake the bread the next day.

Mar 08

The next phase in my bread baking adventures: sourdough to replace the use of baker’s yeast. I am not sure if sourdough can be used to bake bread using the no knead recipe, but we will see. It will take a couple of more days before the sourdough can actually be used, but it is already very active. Hopefully I can keep it alive as I am travelling a lot next week and my family members do not seem to be keen to take care of this starter culture.

The next phase in my bread baking adventures: sourdough to replace the use of baker’s yeast. I am not sure if sourdough can be used to bake bread using the no knead recipe, but we will see. It will take a couple of more days before the sourdough can actually be used, but it is already very active. Hopefully I can keep it alive as I am travelling a lot next week and my family members do not seem to be keen to take care of this starter culture.

Georg Herold: Mandelbrot? Fragen Sie mal meine Mutter!, 1993
The Jeff Wall show at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam is great, but this work by Georg Herold I enjoyed most during my visit today. 

Georg Herold: Mandelbrot? Fragen Sie mal meine Mutter!, 1993

The Jeff Wall show at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam is great, but this work by Georg Herold I enjoyed most during my visit today. 

Mar 06

My first loaf of bread baked in a pot using the no knead bread recipe demonstrated in this New York Times video and following Jim Lahey’s recipe that can be found here.
The crust is great thanks to using the pot. I think I added too much salt as it is a tiny bit too salty for me, but other than that it is a very decent loaf of bread that you can make in no time.

My first loaf of bread baked in a pot using the no knead bread recipe demonstrated in this New York Times video and following Jim Lahey’s recipe that can be found here.

The crust is great thanks to using the pot. I think I added too much salt as it is a tiny bit too salty for me, but other than that it is a very decent loaf of bread that you can make in no time.