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What are you baking these days? November 2014 edition (part one)! [old]

Just made Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Scones!

What are you baking these days? October 2014 edition, part two!

Leftover pumpkin puree and needing to get rid of the temptations that result from having a Nutella jar at home...guess it was time for pumpkin Nutella swirled muffins!

Oct 25, 2014
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What are you baking these days? October 2014 edition, part two!

It's been apple and quick bread baking for me lately. This past week I made KAF's applesauce oatmeal bread and also tried a pumpkin apple bread recipe I found in a blog. Eventually I'll try something new without pumpkin or apples!!

Oct 20, 2014
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What are you baking these days? October 2014 Edition, Part One [old]

Apple Upside Down Cake from "The Recipe Critic" blog. Delicious and perfect for this fall weather!

What's for dinner #329 - The Colorful Leaves Edition! [Through October 9, 2014]

Pumpkin Prosciutto Rigatoni from "Handle the Heat" blog. Guess I can use pumpkin for other things beside baking!

What are you baking these days? September edition, part 1! (2014) [old]

Love these cookies too...yet I have never managed to get a Biscoff chocolate chip cookie recipe to turn out right!

Sep 08, 2014
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What are you baking these days? September edition, part 1! (2014) [old]

Yup Biscoff should work as well, I sometimes add Biscoff to my many archived Nutella recipes rather than try a Biscoff specific recipe...

Haha the naked muffin on the lower right was my guide to know if the muffins were done! I tend to underbake things (specially Nutella recipes!) assuming the Nutella is supposed to make the end result gooey!

Sep 08, 2014
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What are you baking these days? September edition, part 1! (2014) [old]

Yup that's the one I made! I have previously made the Nutella banana bread recipe from that site and it was good too =)

Sep 07, 2014
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What are you baking these days? September edition, part 1! (2014) [old]

Nutella Banana Oat Muffins are a great way to satisfy random Nutella cravings without eating a whole jar =)

What's for Dinner #318 -- There Ain't No Cure for the Summertime Blues Edition! [through August 13, 2014]

It was definitely quite tasty. I'm always trying to find ways to make baked chicken flavorful rather than dry and this is another one I'll be doing again!

Aug 09, 2014
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What's for Dinner #318 -- There Ain't No Cure for the Summertime Blues Edition! [through August 13, 2014]

Dinner was mozzarella pesto stuffed chicken breasts from the Two Peas and a Pod blog. Gotta say for a recipe that was simple enough for ME to make, it photographs quite nicely!

What are you baking these days? July 2014 Edition, Part 1! [old]

What are some of your favorite recipes from there? I'm always looking for new recipes on blogs to try out! When one lives alone, baking the same thing twice is no fun although my co-workers may disagree....

Jul 08, 2014
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What are you baking these days? July 2014 Edition, Part 1! [old]

I needed a quick dessert that could be eaten right away so I tried Bake or Break's Banana Bread Cobbler recipe. Delicious combo of fresh bananas, streusel and a cakey "bread" bottom layer. Tastes even better warm with a nice scoop of vanilla ice cream!

Jul 07, 2014
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Recipe adjustments for baking at high altitudes

Almost five months after my initial post. I have found out that when making cookies, quick breads and cakes things bake much faster (could be my oven) but I haven't needed to tweak any recipes.

Now I need some help troubleshooting recipes with yeast. A simple Google search says that recipes with yeast rise much faster and require less yeast at an altitude. However I have found that my breads barely rise at all whether is a dinner rolls recipe or a simple cinnamon roll dough.

I bought the same SAF Red Instant yeast that I had before and it is stored in the freezer. Any ideas why I can't replicate yeasted recipes using the same recipes and yeast as before? Can too much yeast hamper the rising of the dough?

Thanks for any input!

Jul 01, 2014
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What are you baking these days? June 2014 edition, part 2! [OLD]

It is definitely very sweet, but I did like it. You can eat the cornbread portion without the crumb since its very sweet on its own. Definitely not a Southern version of cornbread!

Jun 28, 2014
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What are you baking these days? June 2014 edition, part 2! [OLD]

Just made a Vanilla Cornmeal Crumb cake for breakfast....sweet corn bread and crumbs together sounds like a perfect pairing to me!

http://www.howsweeteats.com/2014/06/v...

What are you baking these days? June 2014 edition, part 2! [OLD]

That sucks! Guess I'm one of the lucky ones who had success with the recipe. Mine was definitely not gooey (though I love gooey chocolate baked goods!) and it baked in 30mins. Maybe the Denver altitude that has been messing my yeasted bread recipes helps in making cakes a bit drier, plus I did weigh all the ingredients for this cake though I don't always do so .

About the bitterness I love love dark and bitter chocolate but for those that don't I assume you can always try any recipe with maybe semi-sweet chocolate in place of the bittersweet chocolate.

Jun 28, 2014
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What are you baking these days? June 2014 edition, part 2! [OLD]

I ran into your same issue, my closest store only sold Guittard so went with that since I wanted to make the cake! In the past I've used TJ's 72% Pound Plus for other recipes and have loved the end results plus its cheaper than some other brands while being of good quality.

For the cocoa I used dutch cocoa which is carried by my grocery store's in store label (Sprouts Farmer's market). Haven't run into any issues, but then again in the past I normally used Hershey's just cause of price and availability.

The cake did remind me of a flourless chocolate cake I made previously. It's dense but not chewy or fudgy like a brownie.

Hope it works out for you and would love to hear about your side by side Guittard vs Valhorna comparison!

Jun 19, 2014
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What are you baking these days? June 2014 edition, part 2! [OLD]

Just made the french style chocolate cake recently posted on the Smitten Kitchen blog. Simple one layer yet that is decadent and satisfy my chocolate craving! Not sure if I want to share the cake with others haha!

Jun 19, 2014
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Buying Flour Online

I've already baked too many yeasted recipes that are sweet like cinnamon buns, monkey bread, etc....So I want the bread flour to try more traditional breads like baguettes, sandwich loaves and I bookmarked an oatmeal walnut bread!

It just seems that the sweeter breads normally ask for AP flour only but the traditional non-sweet breads have mostly bread flour mixed in with maybe AP or wheat flour. Let's hope they turn out alright since I can't blame the ingredients for any failures haha!

What are you baking these days? May, 2014 edition, part two! [Through May 31, 2014]

Was craving classic chocolate chip cookies but given as I always try to test a new recipe per week I found this toasted oatmeal choc chip cookie recipe on a blog and have to say they were very yummy! Seems lately everything I try has either oatmeal, chocolate, coconut or all three!

Jun 08, 2014
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Buying Flour Online

Yes I saw!! Thanks for the initial heads up about the e-mail promos. Was so happy when the e-mail came =)

There were a couple of things from KAF besides flours that I had been eyeing for a long time so it all worked out!

Jun 07, 2014
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Buying Flour Online

Wait do they offer them only to new members? I receive their e-mails and don't think I've seen a free shipping or shipping related discount in a long time.

The rewards program is pointless for me because even after paying $40 you need to order a minimum of $25 each time for the shipping to be free.

May 26, 2014
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Buying Flour Online

Yeah i saw those but that's too steep of a price and too much flour for someone living solo!

I did find this one at Amazon http://www.amazon.com/White-Lily-Brea... but I'm not familiar with the brand so wasn't sure if to add this add on item to my next Amazon purchase or go the safe route with KAF.

May 26, 2014
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What are you baking these days? May, 2014 edition, part two! [Through May 31, 2014]

Sure! I got the recipe from a blog,
http://noblepig.com/2009/02/my-boys-w...

May 26, 2014
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Buying Flour Online

Any differences if using AP flour for bread? Not in terms of taste but with things like proofing time and kneading?

Baking cakes is something I am much more familiar with! Also given that I just moved to Denver and am at an altitude is hard to attempt breadmaking and figure out if the reason a recipe fails is because of the ingredients used, the altitude, or the baker's fault....

May 26, 2014
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What are you baking these days? May, 2014 edition, part two! [Through May 31, 2014]

Coconut Lemon Loaf with a lemon glaze to continue my cravings for lemony treats!

May 26, 2014
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Buying Flour Online

Great! Thanks for the recommendations!

Quick question, do you all faithfully stick to flours like KAF bread flour when a bread recipe calls for bread flour or can some of Bob's Red Mill or some other fancy organic flour sub for bread flour?

We have a bunch of organic or healthy brand flours (no such things as KAF, Gold Medar or Pillsbury) stocked in my nearest grocery but none were labeled as plainly bread flour (unless you count gluten free bread flour, yuck no thanks!). The stores that do sell KAF just have AP flour which I believe has too low of a protein content for bread recipes.

May 26, 2014
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Buying Flour Online

Anyone here buy flour online? I'm having a hard time of finding bread flour in my neighborhood stores and the groceries that do carry it are too far away in walking distance to were I live (plus those bags are heavy!).

I've been using Amazon to get a pretty cheap price on AP flour and its nice with Prime to get it in 2 days. However they don't have a wide variety of products and the KAF website wants me to pay $6 shipping for buying a $5 flour.

Any recommendations on online sellers of affordable and good quality flours would be greatly appreciated for this frustrated baker!

May 26, 2014
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What are you baking these days? May 2014 edition, part 1 [Through May 14, 2014]

ATK's Oatmeal Muffins...Interesting recipe, yet happy with the end results!