Monday, February 6, 2012

Tiles and Bread


I've been working on these tiles to fix what is in danger of becoming a leak in the bottom edge of the shower.  I made the originals way too thin, so I have been using them to figure spacing and designs.  Since it's a shower I think I am going to go with the sea life theme.  Once these are fired we we will probably use them as coasters and hot pads.

I am also getting ready to make tiles for a wood stove surround.  I'm tired of looking at Wonderboard!  I'm going to make and fire all the tiles......then start designing.  I'm looking a lot a tile stoves and all.










This is a new (to me) bread recipe.  It's called Cuban bread.....must be from Cuba?  It's quick and easy to make.....the main rising takes place in the oven while it's heating to temp.  A pan of hot water in the bottom of the oven and a spray of water just before it goes in makes a nice crusty loaf.  It's basically a simple white bread with a fine crumb.  It's nice to have something that goes from start to finish in about an hour and a half.  I've been doing a lot with long, slow rise sourdoughs so this is a good fall back loaf.  I think there are a lot of possibilities here.  The only the drawback is that it isn't a keeper so it needs to be eaten quickly.  It does make great toast and bread crumbs



It's sunny and almost 50 out....off to cut down some trees!

Thanks for stopping by................-s-

5 comments:

  1. love the tiles- I roll my sorta thin and I like them not so thick. They also work well with commercial tiles.

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  3. I bought some Cuban bread at the grocery store last fall and it was good - worked well with a hot artichoke dip. I am imagining how much better homemade is. Would you share the recipe with us?

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  4. Love the tiles! I have so many projects I would like to work on for myself and it seems like I just never get to them. I have been wanting to make a surround for our fireplace, we have ugly gray tiles that I have not liked since we moved in. These are great!

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  5. Wow you have your work cut out for your with two tile projects, they are looking great. I thought about doing a tile project, but not sure I could stay focused long enough to complete it. There are lots of Cubans in Florida so there is Cuban bread in all the stores, but being gluten free I have to pass, but the smell of fresh baked bread is so tempting, I'll bet it's good.

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