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 to cut down some trees!

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  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?

  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!

  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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