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Trader Joe's YAY/NAY - April 2014

I really appreciated the jicama in it. Around me jicama costs about five bucks a tuber, so it was a good way to have a small amount without having to worry about the rest of it being forgotten in the back of the refrigerator.

Apr 11, 2014
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What are you baking these days? April 2014 edition!

No knead focaccia, that's very interesting. The focaccia I made earlier this week, you beat the dough in the stand mixer for twenty minutes. How much water is in your recipe?

Apr 10, 2014
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Trader Joe's YAY/NAY - April 2014

That's my plan for the rest of the package, so I'm glad to hear it tastes good that way.

Apr 10, 2014
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What are you baking these days? April 2014 edition!

I'll third no more than 3 days, the yeast will start to die off after that.

Apr 08, 2014
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Trader Joe's YAY/NAY - April 2014

Not new, but new to me. Yay to the Healthy 8 Veggie Mix. I quickly sauteed it with just a smidge of garlic, salt, pepper, and smoked paprika. With some just warmed through peas, cooked barley, and a green apple vinegar, it made a really terrific barley salad.

Apr 08, 2014
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What are you baking these days? April 2014 edition!

That's true. I'll chalk it up as a win for real bread.

Apr 07, 2014
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What are you baking these days? April 2014 edition!

I made rosemary and sea salt focaccia yesterday for dinner with some friends we haven't seen in a few years. I took some left overs to work today, and people went a bit over board with the compliments. Especially the people who are a few years younger than me, still in their mid twenties, and they probably don't eat anything but crummy mac n cheez, they were practically rhapsodizing. It was tasty bread, but it wasn't that good.

Apr 07, 2014
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What are you baking these days? March 2014 edition! [through March 31, 2014]

Blerg!

Apr 02, 2014
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What are you baking these days? March 2014 edition! [through March 31, 2014]

More Buchon baking for me. I'm making the TKOs, which I assumed stood for the knock outs, but is actually Thomas Keller Oreos. I have the two elements made, the cookies and the ganache, both taste lovely separately, now to see if I can combine them in a presentable manner.
I did make two changes to the recipe, one was very slight, I used table salt instead of kosher because the last cookie recipe I made from the book I noticed the kosher salt wasn't even distributed. I measured the salt by weight so that didn't effect anything. And I used Rose Levy Beranbaum's white chocolate ganache formula because other peopleI know who have made these cookies said the ganache was very runny, and it does seem to have too much liquid just looking at the numbers.

Mar 29, 2014
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What are you baking these days? March 2014 edition! [through March 31, 2014]

Those cookies sound fabulous.

Mar 26, 2014
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What are you baking these days? March 2014 edition! [through March 31, 2014]

I'm making a roasted pepper quiche for dinner with friends tonight.

Mar 25, 2014
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What are you baking these days? March 2014 edition! [through March 31, 2014]

That's really beautiful

Mar 25, 2014
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What are you baking these days? March 2014 edition! [through March 31, 2014]

Dill rye sounds really good. How much rye flour does the recipe use?

Mar 24, 2014
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What are you baking these days? March 2014 edition! [through March 31, 2014]

Here's my result, the edges got a little misshapen due to the towel in my banneton, and the parchment paper in the dutch oven, I was following the directions to the letter(ish) for my first attempt.
I didn't get consistently giant holes like everyone else seems to, but that's ok, the bread tastes great, and I now can use it for grilled cheese sandwiches without worrying about setting off the damn smoke detector.

Mar 23, 2014
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What are you baking these days? March 2014 edition! [through March 31, 2014]

I'm on day two of my first attempt at making the Tartine country loaf from Tartine Bread, and I really like the shaping technique of spinning the dough on the counter to create tension. I even called my husband over from the computer to come look at my beautifully shaped boule! He didn't quite appreciate it as much as I did. It's resting over night in the fridge, and I will bake it tomorrow.

Mar 21, 2014
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What are you baking these days? March 2014 edition! [through March 31, 2014]

I've made those gourgeres before, they are very good. They are also the only baked good that my cat has ever brazenly stolen from the counter.

Mar 19, 2014
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What are you baking these days? March 2014 edition! [through March 31, 2014]

Thanks, I usually consider myself pretty bad at cake decorating, but it looks pretty good, tastes even better.

Mar 14, 2014
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What are you baking these days? March 2014 edition! [through March 31, 2014]

This is the one I used http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Double-Chocolate-Layer-Cake-101275

If your non chocolate loving sister likes yellow cake, I really do like this one http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

Mar 14, 2014
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What are you baking these days? March 2014 edition! [through March 31, 2014]

Sure. I made the flour frosting recipe Roxlet gave up thread, and I beat in three ounces of melted and cooled caramelized white chocolate at the end. It did end up making the texture a bit softer, so I don't think you could do piping with it, but it's very tasty.

Mar 14, 2014
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What are you baking these days? March 2014 edition! [through March 31, 2014]

David Lebovitz has all your answers http://www.davidlebovitz.com/2009/06/...

Mar 13, 2014
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What are you baking these days? March 2014 edition! [through March 31, 2014]

Here's my epicurious double chocolate cake, with caramelized white chocolate flour frosting, and all my frosting sins covered up white chocolate shavings.

Mar 13, 2014
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What are you baking these days? March 2014 edition! [through March 31, 2014]

I really like Rose Levy Beranbaum's All Occasion Downy Yellow Butter Cake. That might not be the exact name, but it has a great flavor and texture.

Mar 11, 2014
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What are you baking these days? March 2014 edition! [through March 31, 2014]

I've wanted to make Shaker lemon pie, but I've always been worried about the bitterness. I might give it a try not that you've said it wasn't too bitter.

Mar 10, 2014
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What are you baking these days? March 2014 edition! [through March 31, 2014]

Very impressive!

Mar 10, 2014
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What are you baking these days? March 2014 edition! [through March 31, 2014]

Thanks!

Mar 06, 2014
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What are you baking these days? March 2014 edition! [through March 31, 2014]

I used the recipe in Rose Levy Beranbaum's The Bread Bible.

Mar 05, 2014
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What are you baking these days? March 2014 edition! [through March 31, 2014]

Thanks! It's really tasty, the durum flour really adds a nice flavor. The recipe is from RLB's The Bread Bible.

Mar 05, 2014
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What are you baking these days? March 2014 edition! [through March 31, 2014]

Respectable sized holes!

Mar 05, 2014
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Need advice and suggestions on baking bread

As well as the Bread Baker's Apprentice or Peter Reinhart's Artisan Breads Every Day, I suggest buying a bag of instant yeast. It looks like a lot, since it's sold by the pound typically, but you can keep it in the freezer and it's good for a very, very long time. It will save you money too.

Mar 04, 2014
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What are you baking these days? March 2014 edition! [through March 31, 2014]

I just pulled a loaf of pugliese bread out of the oven. It's been on my list of things to make for a long time, and I finally got around to it. It's a very high hydration dough, so I'm looking forward to cutting into it and seeing if I got large holes.

Mar 04, 2014
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