Learning 2 Bake – from Scratch XXVII

Bread I think I’ve gotten bread down. The recipe (basically half of the recipe from Brown-Eyed Baker): 1 1/2 tsp yeast1/4 cup water1 Tbl sugar1 Tbl butter, room temp1 tsp salt3 – 3 1/2 cups flour2/3 cup + 3 Tbl water Combine the first four ingredients in the mixing bowl. Let sit for a fewContinue reading “Learning 2 Bake – from Scratch XXVII”

Learning 2 Bake – from Scratch XXVI

Poppy Seed Pastries I had no particular desire for poppy seed pastries, but they were requested by The Crochet Group, so why not? Same ol’ pastry recipe. That’s getting routine. I made a full batch and did the rollout by halves, as instructed. This works great for a thinner pastry on my tiny counter spaceContinue reading “Learning 2 Bake – from Scratch XXVI”

Learning 2 Bake from Scratch – XXV

Orange Drops I’m starting to think there is hope! I felt like baking cookies, today, so I did. On the way back from the hardware store, we stopped for the missing ingredients: an orange and hazel nuts. (Did that sound appropriately butch?). 1 cup sugar (large)1 cup shortening (small)Grated rind and juice of 1 mediumContinue reading “Learning 2 Bake from Scratch – XXV”

Learning 2 Bake – from Scratch XXIII

Bread, again Well… I tried the bread recipe from Brown-eyed Baker. As you can see, it was a bit non-standard. Having only one bread pan that’s not packed away, somewhere, I halved the recipe. Except for the water. So, I needed to double my halving of everything else. This recipe creates a LOT of breadContinue reading “Learning 2 Bake – from Scratch XXIII”

Learning 2 Bake – from Scratch XXII

Blueberry Turnovers That is much better! I need to work on sealing – and getting them all the same size and shape. I needed at least seven; that’s just how the cutting worked out. Same dough recipe, but not halved. No extra water. No extra turns, but I did double-turn it by folding it intoContinue reading “Learning 2 Bake – from Scratch XXII”

Learning 2 Bake – from Scratch

Strawberry Turnovers Fleet Farm sells very yummy dried strawberries. The turned biscuit experience had me thinking about pastry. Guess what! I made pastry: Strawberry turnovers. My Joy of Cooking is still packed, somewhere, so I turned to the Internet for a starting point. I found an apple turnover recipe that looked good at Brown-Eyed Baker.Continue reading “Learning 2 Bake – from Scratch”

Learning 2 Bake – from Scratch

Pancakes count, right? I made Good Old Fashioned Pancakes (and I’m sad I’ve lost allrecipes.com, but auto-play video is unacceptable). I substituted egg nog for milk. The reason the post makes the Learning 2 Bake title is: Much as with cookies, viscosity is a key property of pancake batter! Although in reverse: One wants veryContinue reading “Learning 2 Bake – from Scratch”