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Offline pr126 (OP)

Home Baking
« on: June 17, 2017, 06:33:58 AM »
Sourdough Starter:


Sourdough loaf ready for the oven:




Done:



Ready to eat

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Offline pr126 (OP)

Re: Home Baking
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2017, 08:52:08 AM »
My earlier efforts:

Challa



Irish Sodabread


English Scones


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Bakewell Tart = Almond cake


Cheese cake


« Last Edit: June 17, 2017, 01:20:33 PM by pr126 »
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Re: Home Baking
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2017, 09:08:36 AM »
Nice. It took me a few tries to get my sourdough right, but I finally figured it out.





Right now my biggest problem is Karen doesn't want me to cook it as dark as it should be.

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Offline pr126 (OP)

Re: Home Baking
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2017, 09:18:10 AM »
Nice sourdough. My favorite bread.

I am just starting a batch of Blueberry Muffins.


Here they are 16 Muffins in this batch. Won't last long.

BTW, I am using Xylitol instead of sugar because of my diabetes.


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Offline aitm

Re: Home Baking
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2017, 09:23:54 AM »
One of these days I want to get into baking bread, not so much for the eatin, but the smell.....ahhh the smell will bring one to religion. Until then though, I cook some pretty good wine and cream sauces.....
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Online Mermaid

Re: Home Baking
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2017, 09:26:44 AM »
These are amazing. I am a cook, not a baker, and I am very impressed with these.
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Offline Baruch

Re: Home Baking
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2017, 09:50:30 AM »
Nice sourdough. My favorite bread.

I am just starting a batch of Blueberry Muffins.

Sorry, you can't bake challa anymore ;-)

But you did gob smack all the folks here who don't think you are human.  Bravo!
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Offline pr126 (OP)

Re: Home Baking
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2017, 10:45:04 AM »
I used to be a chef for 18 years  before I packed it in. Worked in Hotels, restaurants.

Started as an apprentice in a bakery / cake shop when I was 14 yrs. (That was 60 years ago!)


Now it's my hobby.
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Offline pr126 (OP)

Re: Home Baking
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2017, 11:30:02 AM »

PopeyesPappy wrote:
Quote
Right now my biggest problem is Karen doesn't want me to cook it as dark as it should be.
Not a problem. Bake two loaves, one well done for yourself, one less well done for Karen.

Freeze half of each if you are a slow eater, ;)
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Offline SGOS

Re: Home Baking
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2017, 11:57:35 AM »
Right now my biggest problem is Karen doesn't want me to cook it as dark as it should be.
I noticed the contrasting dark patches right away.  It looks wonderful.  Even if you can't eat it all, you can cut a slice when it's still warm and slather it with butter, and then quickly have another.  I imagine if it's darker, it has harder crust.  I can kind of understand Karen's preference, but I'll take it either way.  My grandmother used to bake bread.  There was one special kind she made that I liked the most, and I haven't seen it since.  I think it was something she concocted on her own.  It had the flatness of a deep dish pizza crust, but it was a rye bread.  I would cut out a section and then split the flat piece between the top and the bottom crusts, so it was like having two heals.  Fresh hot bread is a special treat.

When my wife and I moored our boat at some remote seaside resort, the couple that ran the place alerted us that hot bread came out of the oven at 4:00 PM that day.  We got there early and bought a loaf just as it came out of oven.  We had a batch of fresh caught crab cooking up on the boat and made crab salad sandwiches.  Gorged ourselves, but kind of over did it.  I kind of wish I hadn't eaten so much, but what are you gonna do with that much hot bread? 

Offline pr126 (OP)

Re: Home Baking
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2017, 01:42:02 PM »
Quiche Lorraine


Marble Cake



Food Mixer




I bake one sourdough loaf a week, and keep the starter in the fridge. Feed the starter once a week.

Also, I bake the bread a day after the dough is made, let the fermentation / flavor develop overnight in the fridge.

Dutch oven for the sourdough:
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Re: Home Baking
« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2017, 07:03:54 PM »
Wow!  Getting hungry just reading this thread!  Sourdough is to die for!!
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Offline pr126 (OP)

Re: Home Baking
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2017, 09:38:50 AM »
Today's baking: Sourdough



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Offline Baruch

Re: Home Baking
« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2017, 09:43:47 AM »
Y'know ... that is how the Egyptians invented warm beer .. and why they invented the drinking straw.  Totally un-kosher.
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Offline pr126 (OP)

Re: Home Baking
« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2017, 10:17:32 AM »
Another batch of my favorite treats

Here it is how it's done



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