Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Curve Ball Kitchen

Yesterday I started my bake session late.  This, along with a few curve balls, made me cranky.  Regardless, I still had to write food so I did and boy, do I LOVE these peanut butter dog biscuits.  Somewhere between the size of a nickle and a quarter, these babies make for fantastic training treats.

So excited.

Only problem, is they're a bit crumbly.  Just enough to require another draft, which I'm happy to do.  For me, writing food is a curious process of different stages that in the end, all come together.  I love that.  Love it.  Love it.

Meanwhile, on the human side, I tested a combination of spelt flour (ancient grain), along with strong flour (higher protein/gluten flour), into a flatbread (or wrap), and it was yummy.  Next round I'll change the percentages and eventually, go full spelt.  Tasting each time I go and noting texture, easy of use and all that good stuff.

I love this.

And that wraps my post for the day.  I'm headed to the kitchen to make pizzelles, both human and puppy-safe.   I'm excited because if all goes well, we're hitting the Barnes cafe bar tonight.  Tim writes and I study food.  I just made myself giggle.  Because if I'm not writing/testing food, I'm reading or watching it.  I might have a problem.  But that's okay.

Happy Tuesday and boogie boogie.

Here's the fork design, two ways.

24 comments:

  1. I'm sure the dogs didn't mind crumbly.
    Now, go full spelt!

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    1. Your last line made me laugh out loud. Maybe I'm just giggly today but that sounds like a good post title, for down the line.

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  2. I'm not showing my dogs your posts...they may want you to be their mom! lol. Have fun at Barnes tonight :)

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    1. I will give you some next time we hang out and I'll make sure to make Cliff something without peanut butter.

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  3. I hope you get to Barnes cafe bar tonight. That'll be fun, and a reward for all your hard work.

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    1. Really looking forward to tonight. Just finished all my bakes for the day. Took pictures. Have to see how they came out.

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  4. How come the dogs got peanut butter cookies and I got carrot sticks?

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    1. I've got something better for you. Almond pizzelles. All yours. I also made Wiggy and Bug their own. Wiggy is thrilled.

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  5. Your dogs are lucky, in most of the countries around the world not even people have peanut butter!

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    1. Anyone that has access to peanuts can make peanut butter. It's super easy and way better than the mass-market stuff.

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  6. Man, those dog treats look like cookies! And now I want a peanut butter cookie! :)

    Have fun at B&N.

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    1. Humans can eat these too, but they aren't as sweet and crumble a little too easily.

      Thanks. Can't wait to go.

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  7. They do look like human could it them - they look that terrific! I love B&N. Have you tried their Oreo Stack? To die for. Cheers!!

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    1. No, never had it. We like to share a drink when we are there. Very fun.

      Yes, a human could eat these, but they aren't sweet like human cookies/biscuits. They are though, filled with peanut butter goodness.

      Cheers and boogie boogie.

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  8. my first though upon seeing your new header was that those peanut butter cookies looked delicious and I wanted one. lol. You could package those, I think, sell them to high end pet stores.

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    1. Wow, that is a nice compliment. Thanks.

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  9. You have very lucky dogs!! :)

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    1. I'm lucky to have two willing taste testers.

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  10. Ah, peanut butter treats for the dogs?

    They're spoiled and lucky!

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    1. Why have them, if we're not going to spoil?

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  11. Have a good time tonight, those dogs sure are lucky

    Ian

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    1. I can tell which treats they like more over others, which is helpful. Hope you have a groovy day.

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  12. They look tasty...every dog I've ever had would go for them!

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    1. Hey Norma. How goes you today?

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