I didn’t work today, so now I’m sitting in the messiest little kitchen, waiting for my Oven-Fried Chicken to finish baking in the oven.
I’ve spent nearly all day in the kitchen today.
- Bread – I attempted the Pain Ordinaire recipe from the book The Art of Bread. I’ve followed this recipe 5 times already with no success. I’m wondering if it’s my oven or the recipe that is off. The bread is burnt and under baked no matter what I try. The trouble with bread is that there are too many variables, and I can’t figure out which step is out of alignment.
- Scallop potatoes – This recipe is a sped up version from America’s Test Kitchen. I had to use milk & butter in lieu of heavy cream & I cut up too many potatoes. But I think it tastes OK.
- Chips – I had leftover potatoes from the scallop potatoes, so I wanted to make chips. They burnt to a crisp in the first 5 minutes.
- Oven-Fried Chicken – this recipe is from my old faithful cookbook Better Homes & Garden New Cookbook: Bridal Edition. Its still in the oven, so no comments yet, but I feel fairly confident it’ll turn out decent. I have to make something that didn’t work from this book. Turned out better than I could have imagined! The best thing I’ve made all day!