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Hamburger buns: "Ideal"? recipe

It's exciting, isn't it? You can happily cook and bake all sorts of things, but BREAD is really something special...!!!

about 9 hours ago
sandylc in Home Cooking

Hamburger buns: "Ideal"? recipe

Baking is the very best blend of art and science. You'll love making bread. Once you've learned the basics, there's no stopping you.

about 9 hours ago
sandylc in Home Cooking
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Breakfast

Well, now, if we're talking about establishments north of the river, that's a horse of a different color!

about 9 hours ago
sandylc in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Hamburger buns: "Ideal"? recipe

True! I wonder how our large eggs compare to Alex's - ?

about 10 hours ago
sandylc in Home Cooking

What 5 TJ's products...?

Nuts
72% Chocolate
Whole Milk Mozzarella
Haricots Verts
Frozen Mango

about 10 hours ago
sandylc in Chains

Hamburger buns: "Ideal"? recipe

Have a teaspoon/grams measurement on that dry yeast? I buy one-pound bricks of instant. Fresh is increasingly unavailable in my area.

about 10 hours ago
sandylc in Home Cooking

Hamburger buns: "Ideal"? recipe

It just means bread flour.

about 10 hours ago
sandylc in Home Cooking

Salt in restaurant food

Here's the thing. There are many kinds of sodium other than added table salt that can be present when a restaurant uses ANY processed foods - especially in purchased stocks, broths, sauces, and "bases". If a restaurant uses NO manufactured ingredients and salts according to culinary school instruction, i.e. salting during several phases of a complex dish, the sodium total will not be terribly high.

Actually, I find that if a dish is not salted at the appropriate stages during the cooking process, piling on a ton of salt from the table shaker still doesn't make it salty enough, because it's on top of the food, not in the food. Salt actually needs to be in both places, in and on food, to provide its full taste benefit. Not a LOT of salt, just moderate salt, cleverly used along the way.

about 16 hours ago
sandylc in General Topics

Salt in restaurant food

I'm curious to know if digestive enzymes help you.

about 17 hours ago
sandylc in General Topics

What are you baking these days? August 2014 Edition, Part 2

LOVE toutiere. And I want to make some little British pork pies soon.

about 17 hours ago
sandylc in Home Cooking

No-Yeast Bread Maker Sourdough Recipe?

My sister claims that sourdough bread doesn't spike her blood sugar as much as commercial-yeast bread does.

1 day ago
sandylc in Home Cooking

No-Yeast Bread Maker Sourdough Recipe?

Here is a recipe for 100% whole wheat sourdough bread. It is not for a bread machine, because it needs more time and different handling than what I understand a bread maker provides.

One reason commercial yeast is added to sourdough bread is to provide faster, extra lift. Bread made with all sourdough starter takes longer to get its act together.

Ingredients
320 grams (2-2/3 cup) whole wheat flour
8 grams (1-1/4 t.) salt
180 grams (3/4 cup) water
210 grams (3/4 cup) active starter
30 grams (2-1/3 t.) olive oil
30 grams (1-1/2 T.) honey

Instructions
1.Mix the flour and salt. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Place dough in a large, sprayed bowl. Cover with plastic wrap.
2.Let rise for one hour. Stretch and fold. Cover and let rise for another hour. Stretch and fold again. Let rise for 1/2 hour. Spray a 4" x 8" loaf pan. Form dough into a loaf and place in loaf pan; cover and let double.
3.Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes, or to an internal temperature of 200 degrees.

1 day ago
sandylc in Home Cooking

Best New Must Dine Digs?

Thanks. I have heard that Nico's Tacos on Hennepin is pretty good, too.

Best New Must Dine Digs?

Thanks - good to know.

Home Cooking Dish of the Month (September 2014) Nominations

Party poopers.

APPLE PIE

Probably too late for the deadline anyway.

Aug 26, 2014
sandylc in Home Cooking

Homemade burgers just don't taste right.

Please share where this is!!

Aug 26, 2014
sandylc in Home Cooking

Best New Must Dine Digs?

We ate at La Fresca and really, really liked it.

Aug 26, 2014
sandylc in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Home Cooking Dish of the Month (September 2014) Nominations

No, I really can't ;-)

I was hoping just apple would slide past - as in any apple dish..

Aug 26, 2014
sandylc in Home Cooking
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Home Cooking Dish of the Month (September 2014) Nominations

APPLES - to prepare for autumn. What other food is so versatile and tasty in both sweet and savory dishes?

Aug 26, 2014
sandylc in Home Cooking

Salt in restaurant food

The salt sticks best to the fried food when done immediately - otherwise it falls off and isn't easy to get salted!

Aug 26, 2014
sandylc in General Topics
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Typical American breakfast foods you don't enjoy at breakfast?

I make a whole wheat, pecan, and coconut pancake that we really love.

Aug 26, 2014
sandylc in General Topics

Typical American breakfast foods you don't enjoy at breakfast?

Yes, they are both fried dough.

Aug 26, 2014
sandylc in General Topics

Carrot Cake: Who has a good one to buy?

I have had both personal and business relationships with top pastry chefs who did not use any colors at all in their magnificent creations.

This conversation isn't likely to reach a conclusion, so I'll withdraw from it.

Different strokes for different folks.

Aug 26, 2014
sandylc in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Carrot Cake: Who has a good one to buy?

I didn't say anything about the cake looking bad - I simply said that artificial colors aren't part of a high quality cake.

Aug 26, 2014
sandylc in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Typical American breakfast foods you don't enjoy at breakfast?

Sounds yummy!

Aug 26, 2014
sandylc in General Topics

Carrot Cake: Who has a good one to buy?

OK. But I'm still more interested in the thought, time, and money going into the quality of the cake.

Aug 26, 2014
sandylc in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Typical American breakfast foods you don't enjoy at breakfast?

A German breakfast - please describe! Is it meats, breads, cheese?

Aug 26, 2014
sandylc in General Topics

Typical American breakfast foods you don't enjoy at breakfast?

Ha!

Aug 26, 2014
sandylc in General Topics

Typical American breakfast foods you don't enjoy at breakfast?

My perfect breakfast is a balance of fresh, fatty, salty, fruity, and sweet; with a perfect cup or three of plain hot tea.

Don't really drink juice - it's all sugar. Whole fruit is my choice.

The sweet part of breakfast has to be small and of especially high quality, otherwise the calories and sugar aren't worth it. I'm not a fan of generic spongy white American pancakes, but when they're made with a bit of whole wheat and sour cream and are small and tender, served with real maple syrup and unsalted butter, they're great.

I do like dinner leftovers and noodle bowls for breakfast, too. Leftovers can be thrown into eggs and/or a tortilla and be smashingly good.

Big fan of breakfast - would never skip it!

This thread may be an oldie, but it's a goodie.

EDIT: I like lightly dressed baby greens on my breakfast plate.

Aug 26, 2014
sandylc in General Topics

Typical American breakfast foods you don't enjoy at breakfast?

They died in the Twin Cities. I don't get the fuss. They are disgustingly sweet and seem to be made only of sugar, air and grease. I like an occasional donut, but these don't pass my flavor test.

Aug 26, 2014
sandylc in General Topics