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Despite a formidable looking recipe, our valiant Bread Baking Buddies decided to try their hand at making the Poilane-Style Miche. And the results are beautiful.
Here they are! Please go to their blogs and see how they did it.
First out was Ulrike at Kuchenlatein,
who produced her marvelous loaf in record time, because she already had
her own starter in her fridge! Well done. We should all be so well prepared.
My friend Astrid at Paulchen's Food blog made this beautiful loaf, adding spelt flour to the dough. It was her first attempt at sourdough, and it came out great.
Gea at Koekje Van Eigen Deeg produced this lovely loaf. Looking at those perfect slices makes me hungry for a sandwich. Corned beef, anyone?
Unfortunately, I left out Soepkipje at Ipernity! Look at this beautiful loaf. That was a crime!
I also left out Gretchen at Canela & Comino! She had to contend with the fact that she can buy almost any kind of
flour, but whole wheat flour wasn't available. But, like a true baker, she persevered and created her beautiful loaf.
Judy at Judy's Gross Eats was faced with the eccentric nature of this starter. But, she persevered (thank heavens for us) and produced beautiful bread!
There it was, way in the back of my pantry, a can of Campbell's Chunky Corn Chicken Chowder. Judging by the layer of dust on the top of the can, it was bought some time ago. It was time to eat it or turn it into a paper weight. Unfortunately, I don't like the odd taste of the cream base in canned chowders. They always
have a stale taste that overpowers the soup. But, I figured that adding herbs, and some sort of booze, would help rescue this tired can of chowder. And it did. It took additions of cumin, cilantro, poblano pepper, and dry sherry, but I wound up satisfied with the results. It wasn't great, but it was good. The cream base wasn't stale anymore. The vegetables were mushy, but if I replaced them all with fresh vegetables, I wouldn't really have canned soup anymore. It's like plastic surgery, a little is OK, but too much should be avoided, lest we not be able to recognize ourself.