Monthly Archives: July 2012

Upgrading to Single Speed

Following the trend of upgrading (baking stone) I have taken on a new project, to upgrade my commuting bike, to a single speed. So I bought a new chainset and a converter and set about making a single speed.

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Out With The Old – Baking Stone

In a quick follow up to my previous post on birthday bread books  one of my later presents was a new baking stone. I have previously been using a round pizza stone, but it cracked into three. Whilst this didn’t make it unusable it did become annoying.

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New Bread Books

So have I mentioned it was our Birthday recently. (Claire and I share a birthday, which makes it like Christmas). We had various treats and activities planned to celebrate, and a number of them involved bread. Amongst other things I got two new bread cookery books (Dough and The Bread Baker’s Apprentice).

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Cookie Monster Cupcakes

Yet another non bread post. I am sorry – don’t worry I have a new book and a loaf waiting to go into the oven so there will be more bread soon. For now you will have to make do with this little bake. Made largely by Claire for a lab meeting, we decided to make something a bit special. We decided upon cookie monster cupcakes based on a dark chocolate wedding cupcake recipe from Susannah Blake’s Cupcake Heaven.

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Bread Maker Jam

This blog post started as a two parter, the first a Rye Sourdough and the second a Strawberry Jam. Sadly I can not find a copy of the sourdough recipe, so I will have to save that for another day. The jam, on the other hand, is a story worth telling.

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Fibre Flare

This is perhaps the most overdue post yet. I bought this product on a bit of a whim back in May and haven’t had a chance to properly test it, until last night. So it’s about time for a review I think. For those of you who don’t know the Fibre Flare is a flexible strip light for your bike / self. Designed to be visible not to see by.

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