GNOIF’s Outrageous Slings And Arrows


GNOIF #31 recap — GNOIF’s Outrageous Slings And Arrows  (Medieval themed games. The title also hints at Cupid’s arrows around V-Day and also to Hamlet — possibly Shakespeare’s most famous soliloquy.)

Games That Got Played:  Five Minute Dungeon, Imperial Harvest, Sheriff of Nottingham

Games That Didn’t Get Played:  Avalon, Carcassonne, Castle Panic, Citadels, Guillotine, King Domino, Medieval Academy, Python Fluxx, Queen Domino, Seven7s, Small World

It was a small crowd made smaller by a few folks calling in sick. Still, I think everyone had fun and we got a chance to see people that we don’t see as often as we’d like, so that was good.

The focaccia bread used for the Big *ss Sandwich came out better than usual.  The recipe for posterity:  800g flour.  640g Bread Flour (80%), 160g Barley Flour (20%), 640g water (80%), 24g olive oil (3%), 18g salt (2.25%), ~12g diastatic malt (1.5%), 1.5 tsp instant yeast. Mix on 2nd speed for 10 minutes. Leave the dough in the mixing bowl and cover. Go out for breakfast and then to the store for a total of about 2 hours. Move the dough from the bowl to an oil-lined sheet tray, stretch the dough out to near the edges of the tray, cover (with another inverted sheet tray) and let rise 1 hour. Dizzle oil on top, make many indentations with fingertips. Bake at 460F for 25 minutes rotating halfway through. Let cool on a rack.

The increased hydration seemed to offset the lift-reducing barley flour. That, and I used a little more oil on top than I have been lately (a semi-generous amount this time). The end result:  Good volume. Good crunch. Good browning. Good bread.

There. I finally co-opted another post with a bread post.


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