Timo's Oven...Because I can!

Pizza Party Pics!

General — Posted by timo @ 14:01

Here are some pictures from the big Neighborhood Pizza Party.  People stopped in at different times. I was surprised a few people tried new pizzas all together.

 I was very glad the weather cooperated, but toward the end it got pretty darn cold out. Thanks to the Bloomquists for helping out at the end to clean up and organize.



Here's a shot of me doing what probably made my back give out a bit. Too much leaning in and stooping down to keep an eye on the pizza. To many words between glances at the pizza and it was a completely, charred wreck. Lesson learned.





As my wife described it, "Every guy had to stick his head in the oven to see the fire!" That's OK. Pizza and fire is a guy thing.



Here's a shot of some of the pizzas from the day. Some of the dough really shot up in the oven, making some giant bubbles to pop up and get charred. Ummmm, charrrrr.





I am glad to have a picture like this. I was covered with flour and tired and my back hurt, but 20 years from now I'll remember this time.


For all you budding pizza oven builders, notice there's no smoke coming from the chimney, just clean hot exhaust.


What kid doesn't like pizza? But where's the pizzaiola?





Next up is Thanksgiving. Hoping for a turkey, fresh ham, bread, pizza the night before, and perhaps apple turn-overs the morning of. Need to start planning now...

Thanksgiving Test Loaf

General — Posted by timo @ 15:09

I plan on baking four different types of rolls for Thanksgiving. I am testing some recipes for a giant center piece loaf, and I think this may be it. It's a naturally leavened bread, which means it's sourdough leavened. It's also a 50/50 whole wheat/bread flour bread, too. I cheated and dropped in an ounce or two of honey to temper the slight bitterness from the whole wheat. I also bought a bag of vital wheat gluten-it's the stuff that makes the bread act like bread that rises and holds and traps the gasses from the leavening agent in dough.

The pictured loaf weighs in at 4.068 lbs. I think it's got the size, color and shape to make a great loaf. I haven't had a chance to taste it yet, and of course that's the last part. The main loaf will either be whole wheat based, or a rye. I'll try a rye next time. Have to get the rye starter ready about mid-week and try again next week end.

Thanksgiving Turkey...Almost...

General — Posted by timo @ 16:29

Well, sorry about the turkey being late. I don't exactly know if it was the thermometer, or what, but it took entirely to long to get out of the oven. At least the ham was good. And the bread. Here's a pic of the spread. To repeat...sorry about the turkey, bread good.


Timo's Oven

General — Posted by timo @ 13:58

Here's the cover drawing from a recipe book my daughter made. After scanning it, I tossed some more color into it and I think it looks really nice. I think it would make a really nice apron, and perhaps a nice logo.

Maybe a coffee mug, too. I bet it could even be made into a rubber stamp.




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