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What are you baking these days? April showers...2nd part, April 2015 edition!

Hmm, yes, that intro would get a raised eyebrow from me.

Apr 18, 2015
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What are you baking these days? April showers...2nd part, April 2015 edition!

I had a coupon from King Arthur Flour for white whole wheat flour, and it was on sale, so I bought it, and I have sourdough English muffin dough under going its first rise. I substituted half of the weight of all purpose with the white whole wheat. The dough is definitely a bit more beige than if I had used just regular all purpose. I'm looking forward to baking the muffins and having one for breakfast tomorrow with grapefruit marmalade, and probably English muffin pizzas later in the day.

What are you baking these days? April showers...2nd part, April 2015 edition!

I've never had luck getting pita to puff either. I just use them like tortillas, or for "pizzas"

Apr 18, 2015
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What are you baking these days? April showers...2nd part, April 2015 edition!

Perfect! Thanks!

Apr 17, 2015
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What are you baking these days? April showers...2nd part, April 2015 edition!

Maybe I'll see if I can find that episode

Apr 16, 2015
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What are you baking these days? April showers...2nd part, April 2015 edition!

I'm baking some loaves of sourdough bread this afternoon so I can bring one to a friend who needs cheering up, nothing like tasty food for changing your perspective on things.

And after months and months of saying I'm going to try to make a charlotte royale, I've decided my 5 year wedding anniversary coming up is the time to do it. Has anyone ever made one before? Any tips? I'm planning to make it a raspberry mousse filling, with lemon curd in the cake roll, since my husband and I both really love raspberry and lemon. I figure even if it turns into a mess, it'll still taste good. I have seen some sad pictures online of home made charlottes with insufficient amounts of cake, so that's my biggest worry, not having enough cake.

What are you baking these days? Happy Spring better get here soon, April 2015 edition! [Old]

I made a broccoli and roasted red pepper quiche with dill havarti for dinner tonight. It came pretty good, the peppers kind of infused themselves throughout the custard.

What are you baking these days? Happy Spring better get here soon, April 2015 edition! [Old]

Pretty!

Apr 13, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Happy Spring better get here soon, April 2015 edition! [Old]

Yeah, maybe lightly de gas it.

Apr 10, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Happy Spring better get here soon, April 2015 edition! [Old]

I started making the oatmeal cookies from The Baking Bible for my running club, I figured they would be a good treat after our first race on Sunday. RLB has you make granola then add it to the cookie dough, unfortunately I realized once I put the granola in the oven, I'm short one egg, so the dough will have to wait until tomorrow after I get back from the grocery store.

What are you baking these days? Happy Spring better get here soon, April 2015 edition! [Old]

It should be fine in the fridge. The recipe doesn't have a lot of extra sugar which would exhaust more quickly.

ETA which would exhaust the yeast more quickly. I swear I can't type at all!

Apr 10, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Happy Spring better get here soon, April 2015 edition! [Old]

Very tasty if I do say so my self!

What are you baking these days? Happy Spring better get here soon, April 2015 edition! [Old]

Not seasonal at all, but I was over come with the urge to bake something with stuff I had on hand, so I made an apple gingerbread upside down cake.

What are you baking these days? Happy Spring better get here soon, April 2015 edition! [Old]

Earlobe texture. I've never heard that before, but that's really a perfect description.

I'm getting a start on bread for Easter, forcing my eastern European background on my husband's WASPy family. Rye bread, with caraway seeds of course, (What else are you going to use for kielbasa sandwiches afterwards?) and plain white rolls to make his grandmother happy.

What are you baking these days? Happy winter's almost over, I hope, March 2015 edition! [old]

I was in the mood for a baking challenge, so I decided to try to make deerback pound cake, this is a picture of what it's supposed to look like http://www.dessertprofessional.com/in..., I think my loaf pan ended up being a little too long, so it wasn't as tall, but things were going well, the cake came out looking like the back of a baby deer, and the bits I trimmed off to make the bottom even were very tasty. I realized as soon as I started cutting into it to make the v shape that I had made a mistake. I cut into the wrong end. Instead of cutting in the cake, I was cutting into the meringue shell, which was cracking and falling apart. So here it is, all glued together with ganache. Still tastes good.

What are you baking these days? Happy winter's almost over, I hope, March 2015 edition! [old]

I love the combination of chocolate and mint, but it can be hard to get right.

Mar 24, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Happy winter's almost over, I hope, March 2015 edition! [old]

I really like the sound of the mint tea instead of coffee idea.

Mar 23, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Happy winter's almost over, I hope, March 2015 edition! [old]

Not that this would happen to your cupcakes, but it reminded me of a recent family gathering where a thirteen year old relative was so proud that she had made "thin mint" cupcakes. Everyone ate them, I managed to get through half of one, without saying a word about how they tasted like scope.

What are you baking these days? Happy winter's almost over, I hope, March 2015 edition! [old]

That is fabulous!

Mar 23, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Happy winter's almost over, I hope, March 2015 edition! [old]

Me too, I had a lame, but I gave up on it and I always use a wet, serrated knife now.

What are you baking these days? Happy winter's almost over, I hope, March 2015 edition! [old]

Oh yes, also called ears! I believe the boulangers I talked to use grigne to refer to the ear and the overall bloom.

What are you baking these days? Happy winter's almost over, I hope, March 2015 edition! [old]

I guess the bread gods were just smiling down on me yesterday.

What are you baking these days? Happy winter's almost over, I hope, March 2015 edition! [old]

D'oh! That's what I was always afraid of when I had a gas oven.

Because it was a pretty wet dough, I made the slashes almost perpendicular to the surface, and they weren't deep at all. I also managed to resist the urge to go over the slashes more than once, that may have helped.

Mar 22, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Happy winter's almost over, I hope, March 2015 edition! [old]

Pretty much, I don't spray the oven at 30 second intervals, but that's because I lack a spraying implement. I also cook them a little longer than the book says because I like my baguettes darker than they get in that time, and I suspect my oven is running cooler than it claims to be.

Mar 22, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Happy winter's almost over, I hope, March 2015 edition! [old]

Thanks! It's the french bread recipe from The Bread Baker's Apprentice.

Mar 21, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Happy winter's almost over, I hope, March 2015 edition! [old]

I made baguettes to go with dinner tonight, chrxk out the gringne I got on one of the loaves!The photos were taken with my tablet, so not the best quality.

What are you baking these days? Happy winter's almost over, I hope, March 2015 edition! [old]

I've been absolutely buried at work the last few days, but I wanted to show off my cake decorating skills, such as they are. This is the birthday cake, I think the decoration turned out not too bad.

What are you baking these days? Happy winter's almost over, I hope, March 2015 edition! [old]

Thanks! He did really like the cake.

What are you baking these days? Happy winter's almost over, I hope, March 2015 edition! [old]

Making birthday cake for the husband, a chocolate cake with a peppermint filling. I'm really excited about the cake, he's going to love the filling, it came out like a softer, more pliable york peppermint patty filling.

What are you baking these days? Happy winter's almost over, I hope, March 2015 edition! [old]

Spring is in the air! Despite the fact that there are still snow piles seven feet high (no hyperbole) along our driveway, and the walkway to our house will be an ice skating rink again tomorrow morning, it's warm, things are melting! I'm making some nice, springy strawberry lemon bars to celebrate!

Mar 09, 2015
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