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Grathr's messing about in the kitchen thread 5123

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Grathr's messing about in the kitchen thread
« on: December 30, 2015, 10:56:07 AM »
Every now and then I start some silly kitchen projects. I seldom follow recipies, so the results vary :D
Ill post them, and the results here.

The current projects:
Making my own fresh bacon (not smoked)  and baking bread on a ceramic plate.

Lets start with the bacon.
Here we eat pork belly at christmas, as a result of this the prices on pork belly are low to attract customers. So I bought 2,2 kg of fresh belly without ribs, cut it into pieces and put them in a pan with salt.


I left them in the winter garden with aluminum foil over for 14 hours.
Then i washed the salt of most of them, dried of the water of with paper. Then I put them on a rist in the pan to cure outside. I put two of them in another pan with salt to salt them for another 12 hours


More pics to come as the process continues.




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Re: Grathr's messing about in the kitchen thread
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2015, 11:10:45 AM »
Baking bread on a ceramic plate:
I found a ceramic "stone oven" plate in a shop for a few bucks, and decided to try it out. (Crow inspired me in the crows nest thread)

Im a lazy baker though, so I prefer to cold rise the dough.
I put a dash of wheat flour, and bigger dash of barley flour in a bowl. Then I added a pinch of salt and a pinch of sugar.
I then heatet water to aprox 37 degrees celcius and added some dry yeast and a dash of canola oil. Then I put the water into the flour mix and stirred until it was a wet dough. I then put the bowl in the fridge over night.
In the morning I took the bowl out of the fridge and put the ceramic plate in the oven and preheated it to 250 degrees celcius. When the plate was hot I took it out, sprinkled some flour on it and poured the dough on it and put it in the oven and reduced the temperature to 200 degrees celcius and cooked it for 1hour.
The result was not half bad:


-Knívleysur maður er lívleysur maður.
 "A Knifeless man is a lifeless man" old Faroese proverb.
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Re: Grathr's messing about in the kitchen thread
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2015, 11:23:41 AM »
When can we eat? Is it ready yet? What about now?   :pok:
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Re: Grathr's messing about in the kitchen thread
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2015, 11:30:21 AM »

When can we eat? Is it ready yet? What about now?   :pok:

How long does it take to fly here from you? 14-15 hours?


-Knívleysur maður er lívleysur maður.
 "A Knifeless man is a lifeless man" old Faroese proverb.
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Re: Grathr's messing about in the kitchen thread
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2015, 11:37:35 AM »

When can we eat? Is it ready yet? What about now?   :pok:

How long does it take to fly here from you? 14-15 hours?

Yeah I don't know, my arms normally give out after the first hour.   :shrug:
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Re: Grathr's messing about in the kitchen thread
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2015, 01:47:40 PM »


When can we eat? Is it ready yet? What about now?   :pok:

How long does it take to fly here from you? 14-15 hours?

Yeah I don't know, my arms normally give out after the first hour.   :shrug:

Then it will take a lot longer :think:

-Knívleysur maður er lívleysur maður.
 "A Knifeless man is a lifeless man" old Faroese proverb.
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Re: Grathr's messing about in the kitchen thread
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2015, 01:49:45 PM »
I forgot to mention that the ceramic plate is made to put on the grill, so Ill try it on the weber at a later time. If it works I can make bread even if we loose electricity.

-Knívleysur maður er lívleysur maður.
 "A Knifeless man is a lifeless man" old Faroese proverb.
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Re: Grathr's messing about in the kitchen thread
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2015, 01:50:29 PM »


When can we eat? Is it ready yet? What about now?   :pok:

How long does it take to fly here from you? 14-15 hours?

Yeah I don't know, my arms normally give out after the first hour.   :shrug:

Then it will take a lot longer :think:

 :kirky:
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Re: Grathr's messing about in the kitchen thread
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2015, 01:54:13 PM »
I forgot to mention that the ceramic plate is made to put on the grill, so Ill try it on the weber at a later time. If it works I can make bread even if we loose electricity.

A weber is on my wants list.   :drool:   :drool:
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Re: Grathr's messing about in the kitchen thread
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2015, 05:14:24 PM »
Have a look on YouTube for French Guy Cooking, he did a whole series on making the perfect pizza at home and he gave up with the ceramic plate and went with stainless steel instead. He explains why a lot better than I can


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Re: Grathr's messing about in the kitchen thread
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2015, 05:20:20 PM »
Looking good man. It is fun to try different bread receipts. And the feelin, when making good one is success.

Making bread in Weber grill will work. Just be careful with temperatures. Really like that ceramic plate. I will have to look one for myself. Sometimes i have been using just plane carbone frying pan.

Waiting to see what you come up with that pork.
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Re: Grathr's messing about in the kitchen thread
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2015, 05:46:58 PM »

Have a look on YouTube for French Guy Cooking, he did a whole series on making the perfect pizza at home and he gave up with the ceramic plate and went with stainless steel instead. He explains why a lot better than I can


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:salute:
Ill have to look into that!

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Re: Grathr's messing about in the kitchen thread
« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2015, 05:50:42 PM »

Looking good man. It is fun to try different bread receipts. And the feelin, when making good one is success.

Making bread in Weber grill will work. Just be careful with temperatures. Really like that ceramic plate. I will have to look one for myself. Sometimes i have been using just plane carbone frying pan.

Waiting to see what you come up with that pork.

Thanks!
I got it at Biltema ;)

I have also tried it with a cast Iron pot, but that did not work as well.

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Re: Grathr's messing about in the kitchen thread
« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2015, 05:54:48 PM »
What went wrong on cast iron?

Did you pre heat that ceramic plate?
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Re: Grathr's messing about in the kitchen thread
« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2015, 06:06:14 PM »

What went wrong on cast iron?

Did you pre heat that ceramic plate?

It didnt go wrong, it just didnt work as well. :)

Yes, I preheated it to 250 degrees celcius.

-Knívleysur maður er lívleysur maður.
 "A Knifeless man is a lifeless man" old Faroese proverb.
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Re: Grathr's messing about in the kitchen thread
« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2015, 06:14:49 PM »

What went wrong on cast iron?

Did you pre heat that ceramic plate?

It didnt go wrong, it just didnt work as well. :)

Yes, I preheated it to 250 degrees celcius.
Cheers. I just re-read your post, and realized you did say it.

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Re: Grathr's messing about in the kitchen thread
« Reply #16 on: December 30, 2015, 07:22:18 PM »
I just took out the last two pieces from the salt and put them in the curing pan with the others.
Here is a pic:

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Re: Grathr's messing about in the kitchen thread
« Reply #17 on: December 30, 2015, 07:26:56 PM »
I also turned them all around. It now looks and feels a lot like bacon.
I might have to try to fry a slice tomorrow.

-Knívleysur maður er lívleysur maður.
 "A Knifeless man is a lifeless man" old Faroese proverb.
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Re: Grathr's messing about in the kitchen thread
« Reply #18 on: December 31, 2015, 10:15:19 AM »
I test fried some of it today, and it turned out great!
The salty ones (24 hours in salt)where a bit too salty, but the lightly salty (14hours) was just right.





The weather is becoming too wet here, so I decided to vacuum pack it before Id get any mould problems.

-Knívleysur maður er lívleysur maður.
 "A Knifeless man is a lifeless man" old Faroese proverb.
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Re: Grathr's messing about in the kitchen thread
« Reply #19 on: January 31, 2016, 07:27:43 AM »
Baked some more bread. Some adjustments to the contents and it turned out very good:


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Re: Grathr's messing about in the kitchen thread
« Reply #20 on: January 31, 2016, 09:18:35 AM »
That looks delicious. Any chance for recipe?
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Re: Grathr's messing about in the kitchen thread
« Reply #21 on: January 31, 2016, 09:51:58 AM »
Thanks:

4/5 wheat flour
1/5 wholemeal rye flour
A pinch of seasalt
A pinch of sugar
1/6 pack of yeast
A dash of oil
Water

Mix it together  into a wet, but fairly firm dough.
Let it stand for 1hour or so
Put in fridge over night.
Take out if fridge and warm oven with stone/ceramic plate to 250C.
Take out plate, sprinkle with flour, put dough on plate and put back in oven.
Turn temperature down to 200C. Cook for 1h 15 min.
Take it out and let it rest for 20min.
Enjoy with butter and brown goat cheese :drool:

-Knívleysur maður er lívleysur maður.
 "A Knifeless man is a lifeless man" old Faroese proverb.
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Re: Grathr's messing about in the kitchen thread
« Reply #22 on: January 31, 2016, 10:23:29 AM »
Great going. Annnd now I'm hungry

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Grathr's messing about in the kitchen thread
« Reply #23 on: January 31, 2016, 10:26:58 AM »
Thanks :)

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Re: Grathr's messing about in the kitchen thread
« Reply #24 on: February 01, 2016, 03:50:49 PM »
Great thread Grathr  :salute: Not only that you're out there experimenting, but that you're knid enough to share your experience with us.

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Re: Grathr's messing about in the kitchen thread
« Reply #25 on: February 01, 2016, 06:52:06 PM »
Thanks!

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Re: Grathr's messing about in the kitchen thread
« Reply #26 on: February 01, 2016, 11:49:26 PM »
Bacon   :drool:
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Re: Grathr's messing about in the kitchen thread
« Reply #27 on: February 02, 2016, 03:22:54 PM »
Everything gets better with bacon :)

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 "A Knifeless man is a lifeless man" old Faroese proverb.
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Re: Grathr's messing about in the kitchen thread
« Reply #28 on: February 09, 2016, 02:07:29 PM »
Everything gets better with bacon :)

The man speaks the truth! :tu:

Everything's looking yummy, keep up the good work!

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Re: Grathr's messing about in the kitchen thread
« Reply #29 on: February 09, 2016, 02:58:51 PM »
one of my favourite threads. :tu: :cheers:

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