Posts Tagged ‘athens farmers market’

Spanish Coca with Peruvian Purples and Manchego

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Long, airy, charred and bubbly. That’s what this wonderful crust presented my pie-hole last week whilst baking a night-load of breads for the Athens Farmers Market.

The luscious potatoes complemented this 60 percent-hydrated dough perfectly with and underlayment of fatty Red Wattle lardo and sharp Spanish Manchego cheese then topped with a mango pudding, Spanish olive oil and sea salt. Life cannot offer up a better combination of pizza cooked at close to 700 degrees!

Enough said: this is how I made it. (yes, I realize that my mood wasn’t in the best picture frame at this time because of all the baking ahead of me.) Gomen Ashai.

And here’s the coca being pulled from the oven and finished.

If you are ever graced with the ability to cook with the purple potato, I urge you to try this flavor combination and as the Spanish say…Buen Provecho!

Early Spring Baking in 2014

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This is the most exciting part of the year in Athens, Ohio and the starting bell is truly the rise of the ramp. Soon the morels, asparagus and strawberries will follow. It’s been a cold one but the cherry blossoms are starting to bloom around here and I am waiting to steal some to pickle “Sakura no Shiozuke” style from my neighbors very, very soon.

Here’s some baking I did last week because…it’s how I make my living and I love it.

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My potato bread is sort of a hellish mix on the table but well worth it when you eat it.

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Then I have the baguettes with a nice crisp crust and open crumb.

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Or some fabulous “Ramp Schiacciata” with aged provolone and Valoroso tomatoes and a thick and airy Pizza Romana.

Anyway, its all in my crummy video. (The last with this sorghum molasses-soaked phone.)