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

Oh, I have a Cook's Country cookbook at home, I'll have to check to see if the recipe is in there when I get home! Thanks!

about 8 hours ago
zitronenmadchen in Home Cooking

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

I have a recipe request, the husband's birthday is coming up next week, and I'm wondering if anyone has a dark chocolate cooked flour frosting recipe? Does cooked flour frosting hold up for piping? I'm not planning on anything too elaborate, I just want to write happy birthday on the cake.

about 8 hours ago
zitronenmadchen in Home Cooking

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

Thanks!

about 17 hours ago
zitronenmadchen in Home Cooking

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

I made the pain de campagne recipe from Flour Water Salt Yeast this morning. It is one big loaf of bread. The weird thing is, it didn't split or open up in any way while baking, it's a perfect dome, but I finally got giant holes! And it tastes really good.

What are you baking these days? Happy Valentine's Day February 2015 edition! [OLD]

If I recall correctly, the fat in the butter acts like a barrier, keeping the layers from adhering to each other. You could try an egg wash instead, the protein would have the opposite effect, binding the layers together

Feb 28, 2015
zitronenmadchen in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? Happy Valentine's Day February 2015 edition! [OLD]

Does the recipe call for using butter or some kind of fat before spreading the cinnamon mixture? That could cause the separation. The loaf could also be under proofed, or it could be a case of not enough gluten development.

Feb 28, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Happy Valentine's Day February 2015 edition! [OLD]

I agree with Roxlet, it looks like a shaping issue to me. They don't look concave in the way that bread that's been over proofed is. I would try to get it in the pan without tucking the ends under.

What are you baking these days? Happy Valentine's Day February 2015 edition! [OLD]

I have primary Raynaud's (no underlying autoimmune disease) and I wear socks to bed, even in the summer, because my feet get so painfully cold, and purple.

Feb 27, 2015
zitronenmadchen in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? Happy Valentine's Day February 2015 edition! [OLD]

I made some black pepper crackers that I have been eating with a dab of orange marmalade that I made recently. I also have a loaf of oatmeal seed bread going in the bread machine because we unexpectedly ran out of bread for our lunches today. It should go well with the mushroom barley soup I'm making for dinner too.

potato flakes

I use it in cinnamon roll dough.

Feb 24, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Happy Valentine's Day February 2015 edition! [OLD]

I think who will have heard of anadama will depend on how old guard New England they are. My mother (first generation American) had never heard of it before she met my father, whose ancestors on his mother's side came over before there was an America.

Feb 23, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Happy Valentine's Day February 2015 edition! [OLD]

I used the recipe from The Art of French Pastry by Jacquy Pfeiffer.

What are you baking these days? Happy Valentine's Day February 2015 edition! [OLD]

I misread the shaping instructions, so now they are Wonder Woman pastries instead of Elephant Ears, but they taste fantastic, so that was my plan the whole time, it really was

What are you baking these days? Happy Valentine's Day February 2015 edition! [OLD]

This weekend when I'm going to be stuck in the house yet again because of another storm, I'm going to try my hand at making puff pastry, and palmiers.

Feb 20, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Happy Valentine's Day February 2015 edition! [OLD]

Yay you're back! We were worried about you.

Feb 20, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Happy Valentine's Day February 2015 edition! [OLD]

I agree with Caitlin, I would follow the recipe the first time. If you need any instructions on shaping your bread, this page might be helpful. http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/2499...

Feb 16, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Happy Valentine's Day February 2015 edition! [OLD]

How did it taste? It looks really rich and fudgy.

Feb 15, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Happy Valentine's Day February 2015 edition! [OLD]

It did turn out fine, the texture was very nice actually.

What are you baking these days? Happy Valentine's Day February 2015 edition! [OLD]

I have a lemon pound cake in the oven, but when I was cleaning up, I noticed there was an egg on the counter. So, we'll see how the cake turns out, the batter looked like regular pound cake batter, I would think it would have looked dry minus one egg. :-/

What are you baking these days? Happy Valentine's Day February 2015 edition! [OLD]

I thought that was a scoop of ice cream on top.

Feb 13, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Happy Valentine's Day February 2015 edition! [OLD]

What kind of frosting are you making?

Feb 10, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Happy Valentine's Day February 2015 edition! [OLD]

They really do. It's a perfectly fine cookie, it's just... not the chocolate chip cookie I grew up with.

What are you baking these days? Happy Valentine's Day February 2015 edition! [OLD]

I made the chocolate chip cookies from The Baking Bible thus afternoon. I liked the flavor the brown butter added, and I thought they could use a little more salt, but I did like that they weren't too sweet.They aren't the cookies my mom used to make though, so I'm not sure that I would make them again.

What are you baking these days? Happy Valentine's Day February 2015 edition! [OLD]

Alright, I'll go get a metal flower nail. Thanks!

Feb 03, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Happy Valentine's Day February 2015 edition! [OLD]

It's from her newer book, The Baking Bible. The cat is on my lap at the moment so I can't actually look at the book, but I found this reprint of the recipe. It doesn't say why you put the flower nail into the cake batter.
http://www.hvmag.com/Hudson-Valley-Ma...

What are you baking these days? Happy Valentine's Day February 2015 edition! [OLD]

Ag group of my friends and I have just decided to start a running club for a triple half marathon challenge that just started this year, and since we all also enjoy baking, we're going to bring treats for our weekly meet up and long run. I want to make the Renée Fleming Golden Chiffon from The Cale Bible, but it requires a flower nail. I actually have one, but it's plastic, and I'm thinking I probably shouldn't bake it. Should I just go out and buy a metal one?

Feb 02, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Happy Valentine's Day February 2015 edition! [OLD]

Fully empowered brownies!

What are you baking these days? Happy Valentine's Day February 2015 edition! [OLD]

How pretty!

Feb 01, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Happy Valentine's Day February 2015 edition! [OLD]

Northern spies make the best pies! At least according to my mother and grandmother. I'm baking rosemary foccacia today, just because I felt like it. I'm probably going to be stuck in the house again tomorrow with another big snow storm, maybe I'll make some cookies.

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

You're welcome!

Jan 31, 2015
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