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Re: Guest Post - One decilitre is 0.42267528198649 of a cup

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Those are astonishing quantities of yeast. 25g? 55g? What I think of as a very standard recipe only calls for 1 packet/2.5 tsp, which is standardized as 7g. The first recipe is twice as much flour, but twice again as much yeast per g of flour.


Posted by: Nathan Williams | Link to this comment | 11-28-19 7:51 AM
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Teasing rather than tasing.

I think I may have failed to translate the year measurements: have them for dried yeast and quarter for instant. Swedish yeast comes in solid chunks the consistency of firm tofu


Posted by: NW | Link to this comment | 11-28-19 7:53 AM
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Year s/b yeast, obviously
Sorry. phone typing. Still at bedside in hospital.


Posted by: NW | Link to this comment | 11-28-19 7:54 AM
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Oh DUCK. have s/b halve


Posted by: NW | Link to this comment | 11-28-19 7:55 AM
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Warm the water to blood heat
That's how you know it's a genuine Scandinavian recipe, olive oil notwithstanding.


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 11-28-19 7:55 AM
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Teasing rather than tasing.

I stared at it and almost corrected it to "tasting", but then decided that didn't make sense, and that it would out in the comments.

Hooray!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 11-28-19 8:01 AM
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Still at bedside in hospital.

Oh no, did I miss something? Is this your mom?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 11-28-19 8:02 AM
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Oh, I see in the thread below. I hope she feels better swiftly.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 11-28-19 8:04 AM
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And a heart scare of your own! Glad you're okay.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 11-28-19 8:05 AM
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What would a US-ian use instead of treacle?

And Nworb - So sorry to hear about your mother. Dealing with dementia is really just awful.


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 11-28-19 8:20 AM
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My local Wegman's has a British section in the International Food aisle with something like Jaffa cakes, Ribena, Marmite, Vegemite, and lemon curd. I wonder if they sell treacle.


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 11-28-19 8:22 AM
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At a pinch you seem to be able to buy it on Amazon, under the name of molasses.


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 11-28-19 8:44 AM
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Protip: it pours more easily if you turn it into rum.


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 11-28-19 8:45 AM
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It seems to be light molasses in the US. The (excellent) glosbe site suggests "golden syrup" or "light syrup" as well as "treacle", which is what my family called it.

I would not discount Mossy's suggestion but it doesn't make such good bread. The åland bread is well worth the trouble of treacle.


Posted by: NW | Link to this comment | 11-28-19 8:51 AM
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5: it doesn't have to be human blood. I'm told that in Norway they use goat's.


Posted by: NW | Link to this comment | 11-28-19 8:53 AM
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Golden syrup and treacle are entirely different beasts, despite treacle pudding being made with golden syrup. Treacle, at least in British English, is definitely the black stuff with bitter, almost metallic, overtones; golden syrup is yellow and runny and tastes like dissolved sugar. Which do you use here?


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 11-28-19 8:58 AM
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16 was my understanding also.


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 11-28-19 9:05 AM
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What? Do I speak Anglo-Irish English? In any case, the stuff to use for this recipe is [checks scan of original] definitely molasses / mörk sirap / Yorkshire treacle.


Posted by: NW | Link to this comment | 11-28-19 9:10 AM
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12 and 14: I did google that. A lot of molasses is black strap which is very dark, very thick and slightly bitter. I have not seen light molasses but will look.


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 11-28-19 9:25 AM
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This is America. Substitute with corn syrup and freedom.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11-28-19 9:48 AM
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GODSDAMN STRAIGHT


Posted by: OPINIONATED LEIF ERIKSON | Link to this comment | 11-28-19 9:53 AM
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So, "strong wheat flour" is just bread flour?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11-28-19 10:16 AM
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"Blood heat" means when the blood is still inside you?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11-28-19 10:40 AM
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I guess hazelnut must be a filbert.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11-28-19 10:42 AM
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Apparently they're technically different, but so similar that nobody notices. See also, cobnuts.


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 11-28-19 10:52 AM
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Bread, Alice, and a holiday. Happy Thanksgiving, you reprobates!


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 11-28-19 11:48 AM
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22 - yes, I think


Posted by: NW | Link to this comment | 11-28-19 11:57 AM
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22 - yes, use bread flour.

molasses is a cane sugar by product, treacle is molasses added to syrup (i.e., an earlier stage in the production of cane sugar, before crystals are arrived at - i.e., golden syrup). blackstrap molasses is very strong and sulphury, look for light, unsulphured molasses (going to be on the shelf with the blackstrap at any well stocked chain grocery store in the states), which is likely what this recipe is calling for. remember the scene when fanny and alexander are offered molasses sandwiches as a treat in the kitchen whilst their father is dying? rye bread + butter + unsulphured molasses, i'd bet quite a bit on that. yummmm, too.

v v sorry you are at a hospital bedside, nw, sending warm thoughts your way.


Posted by: dairy queen | Link to this comment | 11-28-19 12:36 PM
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Treacle versus golden syrup gets more confusing when you remember that "treacle tart" and "treacle sponge" are actually made with the latter. NW made the Åland bread with treacle, not syrup, and it's very dark and sweet, a bit like parkin without the oatmeal. I can attest that it's wonderful with smoked salmon mousse or ham - it needs something very salty and preferably slightly sweet, but for some reason even very strong hard cheese doesn't work well.


Posted by: Ume | Link to this comment | 11-28-19 1:18 PM
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Apparently molasses used to be a very common sweetener in america too and fell out of favor, I don't know why, it's extremely yummy.

Ryebread with molasses is a very swedish thing. I tend not to eat it since it's one of the things im selectively health conscious about, but it annoys me when fancy bakers turn up their noses at it, like anything outside the french tradition is uncultured and wrong.


Posted by: David Weman | Link to this comment | 11-28-19 2:27 PM
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Is "treacle" pronounced how it's spelled, or is it another one of those British words that's pronounced something like Trouchestershire?


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 11-28-19 4:39 PM
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It's pronounced "Karo."


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11-28-19 4:46 PM
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Happy Thanksgiving, reprobates!


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 11-28-19 7:06 PM
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You too.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11-28-19 8:41 PM
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Gobble gobble, all-ble.


Posted by: heebie | Link to this comment | 11-28-19 9:18 PM
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Gobble gobble, all-ble.


Posted by: heebie | Link to this comment | 11-28-19 9:18 PM
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Dang it.


Posted by: heebie | Link to this comment | 11-28-19 9:18 PM
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No traditional post?


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 11-28-19 10:34 PM
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I feel that was mean-spirited gloating.


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 11-28-19 10:35 PM
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Sorry, I missed the link at the end


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 11-28-19 10:40 PM
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As long as you saw it before midnight, when it turns into a gremlin.


Posted by: heebie | Link to this comment | 11-29-19 5:10 AM
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The medical marijuana place has a longer line than Target.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11-29-19 8:20 AM
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The day is about family, after all.


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 11-29-19 8:23 AM
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You can't dose your relatives by giving them mislabeled edibles, no matter how much you think they need it.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11-29-19 9:38 AM
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Do they make a marijuana that will make my uncle not be racist?


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 11-29-19 9:59 AM
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I don't even think the FDA will accept that as an outcome.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11-29-19 10:01 AM
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I just took a Buzzfeed quiz and found out that I'm Gen Z. Which makes my high blood pressure even more troubling.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11-29-19 11:30 AM
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OT: Ole Piss.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11-29-19 12:08 PM
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47: I took that same quiz and it said I was a boomer. I think it's because I've watched a lot of The Price is Right re-runs with my husband.


Posted by: J, Robot | Link to this comment | 11-29-19 12:23 PM
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The TV quiz seemed very unscientific, so I took the one about restaurants.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11-29-19 12:53 PM
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Mobes, I don't know how high your blood pressure is, but my mother was admitted to hospital with a systolic pressure of 259, according to the nurse I spoke to when it had dropped to 220. He said it was a hospital record for the year.


Posted by: NW | Link to this comment | 11-30-19 5:00 AM
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Fortunately, I'm not close to that. Hope it went down for her.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11-30-19 6:50 AM
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"A cow purifies the environment of a place where it sits. Cows release oxygen." (They don't; the animals do emit methane, a greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming.)

Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 12- 2-19 5:21 AM
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