Welcome to The Gadget Chef

Ok so I'm not really a chef, but I do like to play one in the kitchen. I'm your everyday average guy, who is really into 2 things, food and gadgets! And I love combining the two and experimenting with that.

I've tried many gadgets out there, some with success and some with miserable failures. But my biggest goal is to limit what space I take up with what gadgets. As a person with a less than sizable kitchen, counter top real estate is so important I can't be the type that has several gadgets out all the time, and I'm also the type that if it's not out and handy, I'm likely not to use it.

So through the course of this blog I will give out some info on those items I've gotten over the years and how I use them, and some recipes, and be sure to share yours too, or comment if you've tried them

Monday, April 7, 2014

Proofing Technique

Most of us, do not have the luxury of having a all the pro tools for cooking, and like with most things out there, having the right tools makes the job that much easier.  Bakeries usually have the convenience of having a proofer to let their dough rise, most people are like me and do not.  If you are anything like me too, you really don't keep your kitchen or your house at a temperature that is conducive to the process either.  In the winter, I keep the heat too low, and in the summer, I abuse my AC and still keep the temperature pretty low.  While you can still proof bread like this, the time it takes and the results will vary dramatically.  I'm not sure if it was something I saw on TV or something while browsing the internet, but I found a way that works amazingly and while I've only done it once, I imagine it will have pretty consistent results.