Imgur art gallery

I'm too lazy to update the art section on this site, and online hosting services provide much better album interfaces. So anyways, here's a link to some more recent work: my imgur page.

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On baking bread and flour

I recently finished up two 10 lb. bags of Costco flour (Bob's Red Mill Organic unbleached) with great success and high repeatability. I am now working through a 10 lb. bag of Gold Medal bleached white flour, and it seems to require substantially more water (about 50% more) in the mix to obtain the same dough consistency I have been expecting. So now it's about 3 cups flour to 1.5 cups water, which more or less matches some of the other recipes I found online a while back. It's pretty remarkable how the brand of flour actually makes a huge difference on the recipe. It feels like Bob's Red Mill flour is more finely milled (or maybe less finely?) because it didn't clump up quite as much as big box name brand flour. After adjusting to equalize the initial dough consistency, the end result is roughly the same.

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