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What are you baking these days? July edition, part 2!

They look lovely, and such a nice job on the slashing!

Jul 21, 2014
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What are you baking these days? July edition, part 2!

Looks delicious and cakey to me!

Jul 20, 2014
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What are you baking these days? July edition, part 2!

At least it's not creme mousseline, which some recipes go as far as having two cups of pastry cream with two cups of butter.

Jul 20, 2014
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What are you baking these days? July edition, part 2!

That is very interesting!

Jul 18, 2014
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What are you baking these days? July edition, part 2!

Thanks, the swirly look of the slashing was a happy accident, I wasn't paying enough attention when I flipped over my banneton, and I had to slash the loaf and get it in the oven quick before it oozed off my "peel"

My co workers appreciate the test run of the recipe, and say I should test out more bread recipes before deciding which one to make for the contest.

Jul 18, 2014
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What are you baking these days? July edition, part 2!

My sister convinced me to enter the bread baking competition in our home town fair next month (first prize is $3 and a blue ribbon, but think of the glory! :-P) and since we finally had a day wasn't gross and humid, I tried out a new sourdough recipe from the fresh loaf. I haven't cut into yet, it's supposed to cool for two hours before you do. I think I might stick with a conventional yeast recipe for the contest though, less worry about how it will turn out, and how long it will actually take to rise.

Jul 17, 2014
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What are you baking these days? July 2014 Edition, Part 1! [old]

That sounds really delicious, I love the combination of blueberries and citrus.

Jul 14, 2014
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What are you baking these days? July 2014 Edition, Part 1! [old]

Over at serious eats food lab column, they made chocolate chip cookies with browned butter, and they recommended adding an ice cube into the butter once it was browned to replace the missing water. They also did experiments with melting sugar, the article might be helpful for making shortbread cookies too. http://sweets.seriouseats.com/2013/12...

Jul 14, 2014
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What are you baking these days? July 2014 Edition, Part 1! [old]

That relegieuse (I think that's what it is) picture from Laduree is beautiful! Although with the green it would have to be a plain clothes nun :-P

Jul 10, 2014
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What are you baking these days? July 2014 Edition, Part 1! [old]

That seems like a recipe custom made for my sister, too over the top for me, but I'm going to pass the recipe along to her and hope she makes it so I can see it in person!

Jul 10, 2014
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What are you baking these days? July 2014 Edition, Part 1! [old]

I love angel food cake, yours looks delicious, especially with those strawberries.

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

I haven't had much time to bake anything lately, and it's just too hot right now, it's supposed to get up to 90 degrees today! That Basque Cake looks really good, and I'm still planning to attempt to make a charlotte royale some day, soonish. I did pull out the bread machine to make our weekly loaf of bread, Danish pumpernickel, I'm not sure what makes it Danish.

Jul 02, 2014
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What are you baking these days? June 2014 edition, part 2! [OLD]

I love that book! The San Francisco Sourdough is my go to sourdough recipe.

Jun 18, 2014
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How much wild rice to cook?

Thanks!

Jun 17, 2014
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How much wild rice to cook?

Do you think about 3 cups of cooked rice, 2 cups of arugula, and 2 cups of other stuff (dried cherries, nuts, celery, cucumbers) would be good?

Jun 16, 2014
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How much wild rice to cook?

That's a good idea, people will probably take less from a smaller bowl to start with.

Jun 16, 2014
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How much wild rice to cook?

A very dear co worker is moving to a different part of the country, and we're having a potluck lunch for her going away party. I volunteered to bring a wild rice and arugula salad, but I'm not sure how much salad to make. I think there will be 15 people attending, and plenty of other food to eat. How much rice should I make? I'm flummoxed, I don't want to make a giant bowl of salad and have left overs for days.

Jun 16, 2014
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What are you baking these days? June 2014 edition, part 1! [through June 14, 2014]

Those look really great! What was the hydration level of the final dough?

Jun 15, 2014
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What are you baking these days? June 2014 edition, part 1! [through June 14, 2014]

Aww, thanks!

Jun 11, 2014
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What are you baking these days? June 2014 edition, part 1! [through June 14, 2014]

I made multigrain batards from the Bouchon Bakery cook book, and the only change I made was to replace quinoa with cornmeal, because I don't care for quinoa.

Jun 10, 2014
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What are you baking these days? June 2014 edition, part 1! [through June 14, 2014]

I've got nothing against cake mixes, sometimes you need cake, quickly. Pie crust mixes on the other hand...

Jun 10, 2014
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What are you baking these days? June 2014 edition, part 1! [through June 14, 2014]

This is a really good recipe for pasteis de nata, I've used it before and they came out really well. http://www.joepastry.com/category/pas...

Jun 10, 2014
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What are you baking these days? June 2014 edition, part 1! [through June 14, 2014]

Blech, soda? I'm not anti soda, but baking or cooking with soda really bothers me, plus wouldn't that be really sweet with the sugar in the cake mix and the sugar in the soda?

But you do have to love the infomercial version of real cooking, everything is always "what a mess". I remember one for some sort of egg cracking device that had a poor woman helplessly digging through her bowl for all the shell pieces. If that happens every time, you're doing it wrong.

Jun 09, 2014
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What are you baking these days? June 2014 edition, part 1! [through June 14, 2014]

I had to look up what a dump cake is, and I don't really understand the need for more than one book about them.

Jun 08, 2014
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What are you baking these days? June 2014 edition, part 1! [through June 14, 2014]

Ooh, pretty! I like the ones on the left especially. I can understand not wanting to use a cast iron Bundt pan, but I seriously lack upper arm strength.

Jun 04, 2014
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What are you baking these days? June 2014 edition, part 1! [through June 14, 2014]

How did the cups turn out? I've tried to make cookies cups like that before, but they puffed up too much to be useful.

Jun 03, 2014
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What are you baking these days? June 2014 edition, part 1! [through June 14, 2014]

Thanks, I made them for my husband to bring into work. They have to give presentations about their findings out in the field, and the person presenting usually brings in a treat, so he had the fanciest treat of all, with lots of chocolate.

Jun 03, 2014
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What are you baking these days? June 2014 edition, part 1! [through June 14, 2014]

I had some kerrygold butter, and went in a similar viennoiserie direction, pain au chocolat! There are some ugly ducklings among them, so these are the pretty ones.

Jun 02, 2014
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What are you baking these days? May, 2014 edition, part two! [Through May 31, 2014]

I vote for the black out cake, but I hate coconut, so clearly I'm biased.

May 16, 2014
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Hey, Connecticut: How much $ for banh mi in your neck of the woods?

At Bui on Main Street in Manchester, they're $6.50 to $8 depending on the type of meat you get. They are very tasty sandwiches, if a bit small, the pickled carrots are really good.

May 14, 2014
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