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What are you baking these days? September 2014, part 2!

Back in July when it was too hot bake anything, especially bread, I made a lot of sourdough bread dough, wrapped them up really well, and froze them. The first one I'm going to bake is rising over night in my frige, and I'm going to bake it tomorrow afternoon. Hopefully I'll have a lot of bread to give away if it turns out well.

about 2 hours ago
zitronenmadchen in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? September 2014, part 2!

I know Yorkside. My family has deep New Haven roots, ever since the days when someone decided it was a good idea to illegally form a separate colony from Connecticut.

about 10 hours ago
zitronenmadchen in Home Cooking
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What are you baking these days? September 2014, part 2!

That cake is adorable, and you know the most exciting people. How's your son enjoying New Haven? Has he decided which pizza place is his favorite yet?

What are you baking these days? September 2014, part 2!

Oh, sorry about that, the french apple cake from Around my French Table.

What are you baking these days? September 2014, part 2!

Reporting back about the apple cake. It's really good, especially the crispy edges. The recipe does recommend using a mix of apples, which I'm sure would make it even better, but it's still early in apple season here, the only baking apples available are the ginger golds.

Eta: the only new, local baking apples are the ginger golds. There are plenty of baking apples from far away or storage.

Sep 14, 2014
zitronenmadchen in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? September edition, part 1! (2014) [old]

That's funny, I have French apple cake in the oven from Dorie Greenspan's Around My French Table. It smells really good, and my stomach is grumbling at the wait.

What are you baking these days? September edition, part 1! (2014) [old]

That looks so good!

Sep 10, 2014
zitronenmadchen in Home Cooking

The Awful Reign of the Red Delicious

They are the worst apples. There was a funny flow chart of what you should do with different kinds of apples, red delicious was feed them to horses because they don't care about terrible apples.

What are you baking these days? September edition, part 1! (2014) [old]

I made cranberry pecan oatmeal muffins this afternoon from the King Arthur Flour Baker's Companion. The original recipe was for oatmeal muffins with raisins, but my other half doesn't like raisins, at all, so I substituted half the amount of raisins with craisins and the other half was toasted pecans. I also added two teaspoons of vanilla extract, no respecter of recipes, I. The batter was very gloopy, and hard to get neatly into the muffin pan. I like oatmeal, I do, but when it's gloopy, all I can think about is Ramona and the fruit flies, thanks a lot Beverly Cleary.

I wish they had been more specific about the size of the muffins, the book said 12 generous sized muffins, I got 18 muffins from a regular muffin pan.

All that said, they were quite tasty, and I would definitely make them again. Not too sweet at all, nice and hearty, like good oatmeal should be. I did grease the muffin liners, which ended up being pretty good foresight on my part, since the few spots where I didn't get the spray, the muffins did stick, a lot.

Measure by Weight

I do! Consistency is great and all, but mostly it's just so much easier to measure by weight (or by mass as my scientist keeps insisting)

Sep 09, 2014
zitronenmadchen in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? September edition, part 1! (2014) [old]

Snickerdoodles sound just right for your craving. King Arthur Flour has a few different recipes, some with all butter, some with shortening, and I think one with a combination of the two.

Sep 09, 2014
zitronenmadchen in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? September edition, part 1! (2014) [old]

Batter-like doesn't sound right at all. Have you tried refrigerating the dough before rolling it out? Brioche dough can be unmercifully sticky, but chilling the dough makes it much easier to handle.

Sep 08, 2014
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What are you baking these days? September edition, part 1! (2014) [old]

Russenzopf sliced

What are you baking these days? September edition, part 1! (2014) [old]

Thanks! I was very excited.

What are you baking these days? September edition, part 1! (2014) [old]

Woohoo! Two first places!

All the Comments on Every Recipe Blog

Good point! I forgot about parmalat.

All the Comments on Every Recipe Blog

I once saw a comment on a strawberry lemonade recipe that wasn't dumb exactly, just left me wondering: I didn't have water available, so I used milk. Where in the world is the water not potable, but milk is readily available for someone with access to the internet?

What are you baking these days? September edition, part 1! (2014) [old]

Thanks! I try, I can't wait to see it sliced into so I can see whether I got the large irregular holes or not.

Sep 03, 2014
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What are you baking these days? September edition, part 1! (2014) [old]

I've been meaning to make this cake since you posted it back in April or May. I have raspberries that I picked just waiting in the freezer, now to actually get around to making it.

Sep 03, 2014
zitronenmadchen in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? September edition, part 1! (2014) [old]

Have to wait until it's been judged, but I'll post a picture. Here's the french bread boule, with an H for my last name, or the patron saint of bakers, St. Honore. I like to tell people that of course I share a name with the patron saint of bakers.

What are you baking these days? September edition, part 1! (2014) [old]

Thanks!

Sep 03, 2014
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What are you baking these days? September edition, part 1! (2014) [old]

Russenzopf out of the oven, I was worried it was going to stick to the spring form pan, but it came out very easily.

What are you baking these days? September edition, part 1! (2014) [old]

Cornmeal lime cookies sound really good, I'll have to look for that book at the library

Sep 02, 2014
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What are you baking these days? September edition, part 1! (2014) [old]

I'm using the brioche recipe from RLB's Bread Bible

Wha-aa?

Plus some kind of caramelized onion "sauce"

Sep 02, 2014
zitronenmadchen in Chains

What are you baking these days? September edition, part 1! (2014) [old]

More bread baking for me, shortcut russenzopf tonight http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipe...

and a loaf of baguette dough shaped into a boule early tomorrow morning, for another fair bread baking competition. I also really want to make the oatmeal muffins from the King Arthur Flour Baking Companion as soon as the weather isn't disgustingly hot and humid. I am going to replace the raisins with dried cranberries because someone that isn't me does not care for raisins.

How to Make Cronuts

I picked out my internet handle years and years ago when I thought I was being oh so clever by using German. Now I reap the results of showing off by having no be absolutely sure what my name is.

How to Make Cronuts

I'm curious about the book too, especially if it has his recipe for kouign amann, which I have had, and it's really good.

How to Make Cronuts

He probably makes it like David Lebovitz with lumps of butter rather than a single block.

Aug 25, 2014
zitronenmadchen in Home Cooking

How to Make Cronuts

I like the cover art

http://www.amazon.com/Dominique-Ansel...

I haven't had a cronut, but I suspect they're made from his kouign amann dough. I read somewhere back when they first came out that he couldn't use actual croissant dough because it would fall apart in the deep fryer, and kouign amann has the same flaky texture without the solid layers of butter.

Aug 25, 2014
zitronenmadchen in Home Cooking