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What are you baking these days? Happy New Year January 2015 edition!

I made a broccoli and roasted red pepper quiche for dinner tonight. I used my regular pue crust recipe from the Pie and Pastry Bible, but it really seemed like it was just oozing butter after the blind bake. I'm not sure what was different, but it might be because it's super dry in my house right now. It took six tablespoons of water to get the dough to come together rather than the usual four.

about 2 hours ago
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What are you baking these days? Happy New Year January 2015 edition!

I love savory french toast!

about 8 hours ago
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KFC Crosses the Line

BUt that blog didn't even include the actual picture, which is disugsting. http://kitchenette.jezebel.com/kfc-cr...

Jan 26, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Happy New Year January 2015 edition!

What a pretty kitty. The almond cookies look fabulous too.

What are you baking these days? Happy New Year January 2015 edition!

My snow day project, hazelnut and orange Japonais. Not sure why they call a dacquoise a Japanese in Alsace, but whatever. My top layer cracked when I was peeling off the parchment paper, but I think it's going to taste really good. The praline paste moussline, the bitter tangelo marmalade, and the nutty meringues, are all going to combine together and taste great. Here's hoping because I put a lot of effort into it.

What are you baking these days? Happy New Year January 2015 edition!

And, this year Pi day is 3.14.15! Just ignore that second decimal point.

What are you baking these days? Happy New Year January 2015 edition!

That looks like it would perfect for butter and radishes.

Jan 24, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Happy New Year January 2015 edition!

I had a baking fail this afternoon. Every so often, I try my hand at sourdough bread with no added yeast, and it always comes out flat. My starter is super active, I can't leave it out on the counter too long or it bubbles over the container, but for some reason, with out that extra gram or two of added yeast, it doesn't want to rise. Oh well, I accept my limitations and move on to the next baking challenge, a hazelnut and orange japonais from The Art of French Pastry. I'm starting the marmalade today since the bread was such a disappointment.

What are you baking these days? Happy New Year January 2015 edition!

I like to make apple strudel in the fall(hard not to write apfelstrudel like my Danish great grandmother would) and in the summer there's always at least one sour cherry, cream cheese strudel that gets made.

What are you baking these days? Happy New Year January 2015 edition!

I'm sorry about your friend. Isn't it amazing how strechy strudel dough is?

What are you baking these days? Happy New Year January 2015 edition!

I have a cranberry/raspberry/ walnut upside down cake in the oven.

It all started with having the cooking channel on while I was cleaning, and there was someone making a pound cake. I decided I really needed lemon pound cake. All the pound cake recipes I found used four eggs however, and we only had two eggs.

Still determined to make a cake, I looked up David Lebovitz's upside down cake after the one in The Baking Bible required sour cream, which we also didn't have. The walnuts ended up in there when we didn't have quite enough frozen raspberries and cranberries to make up a double layer of fruit, so welcome to the party walnuts! We just got back from a longish vacation, so there's not too much food in the house, and the weather is gross and rainy, so I didn't feel like walking to the grocery store,which is the reason for the lack of ingredients.

As long as the cake comes out edible, and the fruit topping doesn't stick too terribly to the pan I'll be happy.

What are you baking these days? Happy New Year January 2015 edition!

Mine came from King Arthur Flour, the stamp on the bottom says it was made in Virginia.

What are you baking these days? Happy New Year January 2015 edition!

I just got an unglazed stoneware cloche for Christmas, so I've only used it once so far, but the results were fantastic. I'll be trying it out again tomorrow.

Jan 16, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Happy New Year January 2015 edition!

As long as it tasted good, that's the important thing.

Jan 05, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Happy New Year January 2015 edition!

Was it the pumpernickel half that didn't rise right? If the pumpernickel dough had cocoa powder in it, that could be the reason. Cocoa can inhibit the rise of yeast.

What are you baking these days? Happy New Year January 2015 edition!

Ha, I will keep that in mind!

Jan 02, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Happy New Year January 2015 edition!

Santa was very good to me, I received lots of cook books, including two bread cook books, and The Baking Bible. I also got a cloche baker, for crispier breads. I made a loaf of regular french bread, and the cloche really worked, it had the crispiest crust I've ever produced. I was so excited that I wanted to make another loaf of bread right away, but then I thought I probably shouldn't since we're going on vacation in a few days, and we still have plenty of sweets and bread around the house from the holidays.

I don't have anything handed down over the generations yet, since my mother is still alive and she has all her mother's stuff. I think when the day comes though, if my sister and I fight over anything in the house, it's going to be my dad's cookbooks.

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

Wow 3 tablespoons is a lot of cinnamon!

Dec 29, 2014
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What are you baking these days? December 2014 edition, part two! [Old]

Thanks! It came really tasty, with an open crumb. I couldn't get a shot of the cut up bread though.

Dec 28, 2014
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What are you baking these days? December 2014 edition, part two! [Old]

A little late, but here's a picture of the walnut and cheese sourdough, the rolls were just rolls, not really worth taking a picture.

I did get The Baking Bible for Christmas, and I'm wondering if there are any recommendations from those of you who already have it of what to bake first? There are so many things I want to make, I can't decide which to do first.

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

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! [Old]

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! [Old]

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! [Old]

How cute! It looks delicious!

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

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 [OLD]

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

Dec 11, 2014
zitronenmadchen in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - December 2014 [OLD]

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