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by jacko9
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Baking Much?
Replies: 35
Views: 10069

Re: Baking Much?

Have a friend that has a very productive granny smith apples tree and these apples last forever it seems in the refrigerator so I made a cobbler.
by jacko9
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Baking Much?
Replies: 35
Views: 10069

Re: Baking Much?

Since I got my Field Skillets I haven't ordered a delivered pizza. I have tried Pizza Stones, Cookie sheets, ventilated pans, etc for many years with limited success until I got my first #10 skillet. I then ordered the #12 just for pizza but, I found that size is also great for kielbasa, onions and ...
by jacko9
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Baking Much?
Replies: 35
Views: 10069

Re: Baking Much?

I've been having pretty good luck with cast iron pizza lately. I start it on the stove top to regulate the bottom crust then finish it in the oven. I have been using traditional pizza dough and cooking it in my #12 Field skillet. I sure like the looks of those breads! I must give this a go especial...
by jacko9
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 210 vs 240 Gyuto
Replies: 20
Views: 4968

Re: 210 vs 240 Gyuto

propofolboy wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:44 pm
Bigger the better! Get a 270mm
Yes I'm on Marks list for a 270 Konosuke Fujiyama FM
by jacko9
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Baking Much?
Replies: 35
Views: 10069

Re: Baking Much?

Sweet tooth today so I just pulled a batch of cinnamon, walnut, golden raisins and brown sugar rolls from the oven. I'm still a rookie at this baking but with the Coronavirus shut-in I'll get better.
by jacko9
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Baking Much?
Replies: 35
Views: 10069

Re: Baking Much?

I've been having pretty good luck with cast iron pizza lately. I start it on the stove top to regulate the bottom crust then finish it in the oven. I have been using traditional pizza dough and cooking it in my #12 Field skillet. I sure like the looks of those breads!
by jacko9
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Bread Knife recommendations
Replies: 9
Views: 2697

Re: Bread Knife recommendations

Ray - did your ITK cut crusty bread when you first got it? If so sharpen it if not look into a toothed bread knife.
by jacko9
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 210 vs 240 Gyuto
Replies: 20
Views: 4968

Re: 210 vs 240 Gyuto

...the 240 Kono Fuji FT swayed me to keep reaching for it time after time. I really have regrets not grabbing one of those. I had just bought a new 240 Fujiyama wide bevel and 210 Fuji FM when those showed up and the budget just wasn't there. It was just by luck I got one as I passed on them when t...
by jacko9
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Honing hard steels: pro and con
Replies: 22
Views: 6901

Re: Honing hard steels: pro and con

So much to consider and so many ways to address the issue. For my hard carbon steel knives I use a home made strop of hand planed cherry wood that has been loaded with 0.75 micron CBN paste (that I bought from Ken). I use this every day for all of my knives and am quite happy with the results.
by jacko9
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Bread Knife recommendations
Replies: 9
Views: 2697

Re: Bread Knife recommendations

I took my Tojiro ITK to my Aoto and flattened the back side after the scalloped edges rolled over. Once flat I took a ceramic rod and honed out the scalloper edge and it came back as good as new. I hope my pictures capture the finish alright. The back is totally flat and the scallops are back to raz...
by jacko9
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Baking Much?
Replies: 35
Views: 10069

Re: Baking Much?

I hear you about the exercise - I rediscovered my stationary bike every day now. Golf may not be a lot of exercise but i sure do miss getting out 3 - 4 times a week.
by jacko9
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Baking Much?
Replies: 35
Views: 10069

Re: Baking Much?

I haven't started baking bread yet but, cinnamon rolls are pretty easy. On another note my local grocery store is always low on sugar, flour and other baking goods.
by jacko9
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 210 vs 240 Gyuto
Replies: 20
Views: 4968

Re: 210 vs 240 Gyuto

The biggest problem I have is that I have too many very nice knives and I like to use them. While my 210 Kono Fuji was my go to knife for a few years the 240 Kono Fuji FT swayed me to keep reaching for it time after time.
by jacko9
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 210 vs 240 Gyuto
Replies: 20
Views: 4968

Re: 210 vs 240 Gyuto

Carrots I can se a 210 but with onions I have moved to the 240 size. Yes I know with cooking for just me and the wife the opportunities are limited but cutting a left over tip-tip roast the 240 just feels better for me. Definitely a 240 or 270 for cabbage or similar product.
by jacko9
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 210 vs 240 Gyuto
Replies: 20
Views: 4968

Re: 210 vs 240 Gyuto

I'm definitely going back and forth and I thought I was set on the 210 size with my Kono Fuji B#2 but lately I realize that the larger size and depth are quite more comfortable. I have one old 300 knife that's a spring steel with a very stable patina and for some things it's perfect but it's even ha...
by jacko9
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 210 vs 240 Gyuto
Replies: 20
Views: 4968

210 vs 240 Gyuto

Well since I'm a home cook I don't get to have a lot of experience relatively speaking but recently I have been coming to the conclusion that the 240mm Gyuto is becoming my preferred size. My first two 240mm Gyuto's were a Konosuke HD2 and a T-F Nashiji and while both knives have their strong points...
by jacko9
Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Go home USPS, you're drunk!
Replies: 16
Views: 4037

Re: Go home USPS, you're drunk!

Thats what I was thinking my neighbors would bring it over right away.
by jacko9
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Konosuke Sumiro Raffle for Feeding America!
Replies: 34
Views: 7633

Re: Konosuke Sumiro Raffle for Feeding America!

Thanks Mark, just wondering if the default setting is "one left" on the order site? One knife or one raffle ticket?
by jacko9
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Go home USPS, you're drunk!
Replies: 16
Views: 4037

Re: Go home USPS, you're drunk!

Well I guess my experiences have been different because over the past years I have never lost a Postal package and I've lived here for over 50 years. I guess I'll celebrate my good luck!
by jacko9
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Go home USPS, you're drunk!
Replies: 16
Views: 4037

Re: Go home USPS, you're drunk!

My USPS deliveries have been ahead of schedule and I have received a lot lately.