What a computer nightmare I set myself up to this weekend. But… perhaps wiping my HD didn’t show full insight into the tools I had available. Anyhow, a foolish waste of time. Thanks to Mike for saving my butt.
Aside from that, not much to blog about. Really enjoyed all your replies to the last strip, more specifically — about making bread and chocolate. The flavor of the bread I made is all good, and the consistency is nice to each but a bit crumbly. I might try more gluten, soak my whole grains a bit first, and then knead it a bit longer. I’m still fiddling with the chocolates. My girlfriend makes almond milk from scratch, and so we have lots of leftover almond pulp. I’m currently trying to make a sort-of vegan almond pulp toffee, then dipped in chocolate. Fun to play.
woah, nice digs. I like the song, it reminds me that he’s really speaking in Russian.
Dimitri! He da man!
Pimp Daddy Dimitri! If anyone can save them all it’s him.
I think I know a real life Dimitri…
Shuar seems to talk a log when she’s running off
And wait, if Dimitri’s the millionaire here, why does Shuar have to pay for the space ship?
Ah Lent milk! People used to drink that around here when they took religion seriously. You probably can make vegan almond brownies with the leftovers (I’ve only tried them with full almonds).
You might try letting your bread rise a little longer as well, perhaps half an hour. It also pays to buy the good flour, too. King Arthur’s good, so is the stuff you can get at Costco, believe it or not.
And what on earth is Dmitri up to?
I love how all of the Eebs combined have zero interest in the karaoke. Also, elaborate ?hot tub set-up.
Oh, and what’s up with the semi-transparent Eeb standing behind Dmitri in panel 5?
I would love to know what song he is singing. It’s beautiful.
@Filipe, Lent milk! Amygdalate! Almond brownies, mmmmmm. Excellent idea.
@pastordan, rise longer. Okay. I read not to let it rise too much. Hm. I’ll try both. And yeah, we used Bob’s Red mill, but are switching over to King Arthur. And Dimitri? Up to sumtin maybe. 😉
@Herander, dang, those lines behind him/her were a mistake and I forgot to delete them. Will do!
@TsunamiJane, Alla Pugacheva-1983 Million Roses
MEANWHILE, back on I.A. Starbanger:
Yuri gets fitted for a new fur coat.
Not too much long, Christopher. If it rises and falls back, that’s usually too long. But you can usually let it rise an extra half-hour, even an hour, without doing any harm. You can also try a second rise, if you’re not doing that. But whole grains can be crumbly anyway.
Thank You Kathleen, now I’m imagining that he sings like the guy from the Trolololo meme….
@Leland, did you read Wednesday’s script already? 😉
@PastorDan, I let it go about an hour. I’ll let it go a wee bit longer and then give it a second rise. Should I do a full 10 minute kneading in between rises? (and also, a final shorter rise once in the pan)
Perhaps the bigger issue for Dmitri is discretion, rather than cash, @frank
It would be funny if Dmitri went back into the room to discover the eebs had filled it with flowers. 😀
No, don’t knead it after it rises. “Punch” it down (really, just sort of gently squish it down with your fist) then let it rise again.
(Love your strip, both the artwork and the writing… figures that it would be bread that would get me to comment!)
“Covered in waffles and grapefruit spoons”! Whahahaha! 😀 Oh crap, beer up my nose, now the arrow keys on my keyboard don’t work…
Only Demitri could make grapefruit spoons sound sexy.
Rana, no! He needs to be firm! Punch that dough! Show it who is in charge!! You brought the elements together, you mixed the materials, you introduced the spark of yeast! IT’S ALIVE! And all because of you!
You brought it into this world. You can take it out.
Clearly Dimitri must be doing something VERY right for her to get so – distracted – . Sort of makes you wonder what might happen if one of his future attempts with someone else fails. I’d suspect he’d just take it in stride, but the other party might not be so forgiving, especially if there was a big build-up.
Dough talk makes me want to do some bread again, nothing fancy, just home-built yeast bread. hmmmm
What Rana said. You punch it down, and you might knead it for a minute or two to rejuvenate the yeasties. The best idea is not to rely on time so much as the condition of the dough. You can track it to make sure it’s exactly doubled, or press down on it gently with two fingers. If the imprint stays, you’re good to go.
In the song it is something like – “Whole you street turned into sea of flowers by million beautiful roses”. Would it be more romantic? “Yard filled with flowers” – sounds a bit like police report…
All this talk of bread is making me hungry. Does anyone have a recipe for making those garlic rye crisp breadstick slices like in Gardettos?