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”

Learning 2 Bake – from Scratch

Bread My bread collapsed, today. I think it was from having it on the stovetop while the oven preheated. I’ve had many successes with this recipe. I shorted the flour a bit for a moister dough, but it was still workable and it rose just fine before preheating the oven. We’ll see… Update: I’m changingContinue reading “Learning 2 Bake – from Scratch”

Learning 2 Bake – from Scratch XX

What can we learn from that picture? Let’s start with the recipe: (aside: I used to like allrecipes.com; but, now, with an auto-play video on every recipe, not so much. And reformatted to take out all the ridiculous step numbers.) Chef John’s Buttermilk Biscuits 2 cups all-purpose flour2 teaspoons baking powder1 teaspoon salt¼ teaspoon bakingContinue reading “Learning 2 Bake – from Scratch XX”

Learning 2 Bake – from Scratch XIX

Another cookie exchange on Friday, so more cookies. At The Laird’s request, pecan. That’s a bit vague, but this Betty Crocker recipe looked good: Butter Pecan Pudding Cookies 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda1/2 teaspoon salt1 cup butter, softened1 cup packed brown sugar1/2 cup granulated sugar1 box (3.4 oz) Jell-O™ French vanilla-flavorContinue reading “Learning 2 Bake – from Scratch XIX”

Learning 2 Bake – from Scratch XVIII

There is good news, just news, bad news, and meta news on the baking front. Meta News The Kitchen Aid from G*d died. I hadn’t planned on immediately replacing it, even though I needed to bake some cookies for a bring-some/share-some thing; one batch of cookies by hand is hardly onerous. And there it was,Continue reading “Learning 2 Bake – from Scratch XVIII”