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

My bread doughs are in the refrigerator waiting to be baked late tomorrow night or early Thursday morning depending on how tired I am after the Wigilia celebrations at my house. The walnut cheese sourdough dough tasted really nice, I added a few drops of walnut oil to enhance the flavor, and I think it's going to be really good. I just hope the herb rolls don't end up too chive-y, I tend to have a heavy hand with fresh herbs.

I hope all of you have a wonderful Christmas! Or if you don't celebrate it, have a relaxing Thursday off!

Dec 23, 2014
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What are you baking these days? December 2014 edition, part two!

I used America's Test Kitchen skillet corn bread recipe, and I added 1/4 tsp chipotle powder, about 2 ounces of crumbled cheddar cheese, and a handful of chopped chives.

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

I made chipotle cheddar cornbread tgis morning, just because I felt like making something. It's still in the oven, but it smells so good, and I'm so hungry, I may not be able to wait for my husband to get back from his morning run.

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

How cute! It looks delicious!

Dec 19, 2014
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What are you baking these days? December 2014 edition, part two!

Is that the recipe where you combine chopped chocolate with hot coffee? I remember Rose Levy Beranbaum saying that one reason chocolate cakes may turn out drier than expected is because when you combine the cocoa or chocolate with the hot liquid, then let it cool, you loose some of the liquid to evaporation. I did an experiment once where I weighed my chocolate and coffee when they were just combined, and then after it had cooled, and it was a few grams lighter, I don't remember exactly how many though. Just something to think about.

Dec 16, 2014
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - December 2014

Thanks! I was planning to use it for my Christmas eve pierogis, just hadn't been to the store in awhile.

Dec 11, 2014
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - December 2014

Does anyone know if they still have the fermented sauerkraut?

Dec 10, 2014
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What are you baking these days? December 2014 edition! [old]

Very nicely done!

Dec 09, 2014
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What are you baking these days? December 2014 edition! [old]

I would be more than happy to send some of the 25 degree weather we've had here in Connecticut

Dec 08, 2014
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What are you baking these days? December 2014 edition! [old]

Thanks! I've been voluntered to make bread for Christmas dinner. I was thinking a loaf of sourdough, and herb rolls

What are you baking these days? December 2014 edition! [old]

It came out pretty good, the flavor is really lovely and gingery, but the filling is definitely a bit more liquid than normal. More flour in the filling next time.

Dec 06, 2014
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What are you baking these days? December 2014 edition! [old]

This morning I decided to try and make gingerbread swirl bread, instead of plain cinnamon swirl. I added some cloves, black pepper, a little nutmeg, and a good sized knob of freshly grated ginger to the usual cinnamon and sugar filling. I also added more flour because of the extra moisture in ginger. It's in the oven now, so just waiting to see how it turns out.

What are you baking these days? December 2014 edition! [old]

Thank you! It is raised in a brotform.

What are you baking these days? December 2014 edition! [old]

I made sourdough bread. I'm a little disappointed that I never get the crumb with big open holes, but at least it's good for sandwiches with the closed crumb. And it's pretty tasty if I do say so myself.

"I'm a German; we don't reheat spinach."

I know some Germans who won't drink cold beverages. A professor I had in college, he was from Heidelberg, who was baffled by us students and our ice filled water bottles.

What are you baking these days? December 2014 edition! [old]

Success! Just like grandma used to make. Which I really wasn't expecting, since nostalgia tends to make things taste better in our memories.

Dec 01, 2014
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What are you baking these days? December 2014 edition! [old]

That's a really good question, what are the opposite of non stick pans called? I'm sorry your cake stuck though.

Dec 01, 2014
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What are you baking these days? December 2014 edition! [old]

I'm making my husband's grandmother's sour cream coffee cake recipe this afternoon, because I was recently gifted the recipe from my mother in law, and my husband recalls it being the best coffee ever. We'll see. I'm also planning to make gingerbread hearts and to decorate them like they do in Nuremberg. I don't care if no one else understand the german phrases written on them, I'm doing it.

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

I'm pretty sure I didn't use extra liquid, but I'm less shy about kneading pie dough than some people, so that could be why.

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

It really was.

Nov 25, 2014
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What are you baking these days? November 2014 edition (part two)! [old]

I really like her cream cheese crust, it came out extremely flaky when I made it.

Nov 25, 2014
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What are you baking these days? November 2014 edition (part two)! [old]

I've got focaccia dough rising over night in the refrigerator for tomorrow. The requested dessert for Thanksgiving this year is plain cheesecake. I don't actually own a roasting pan (only two of us, so eat many roasts) so I'm figuring out to jerry rig a bain marie.

Nov 15, 2014
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What are you baking these days? November 2014 edition (part two)! [old]

Isn't that the worst?

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

They are chocolate chunk cookies. They're very tasty, but I ate about a quarter of the cookie, and saved the rest for later. It's too much cookie for me personally, I will make them smaller in the future.

Nov 09, 2014
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What are you baking these days? November 2014 edition (part one)! [old]

I decided to find out just how large the cookies from the Bouchon Bakery cook book would be if I made them the size recommended in the book (150g of dough each!) Face sized, that's how big.

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

I have to wait until Christmas, because apparently I'm hard to shop for, and I suggested it as something I would like to have.

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

I'm intrigued by that walnut pie. I may have to make it, walnuts are my husband's favorite nut. I'm just mixing up sourdough dough this afternoon, it's my stress relief after an annoying day at work.

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

Thanks! They've been a hit at work today.

Oct 31, 2014
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What are you baking these days? October 2014 edition, part two!

They came out pretty decent! These are some of the ones I thought came out best. The chocolate didn't temper perfectly, but I figured that would be the hardest part. The cookie is really delicious.

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

Well that sounds pretty fabulous.

Oct 28, 2014
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