So many goodies and favorites here…!
Oh yum yum yum…perfect…mmmm…mmmm….can’t talk….snarfing cookies…
Well, as you can guess, I really liked how these turned out:
I baked them so they’d be on the crispier side, and even tho the homemade toffee chips I used melted mostly away, they were EXACTLY what I was looking for. I don’t have a sweet tooth, but wow these were sooo good, can’t eat just one. Oy Oy!!!
Every sewist has a bag or two or ten of little scraps of fabric from all those sewing projects…that we of course cannot bear to part with, being the thrifty creatures we are. This is a really fun and cute project that can make use of those lovely bits and pieces.
(I learned about this from one of my favorite newsletters, Sewing it up from All Free Sewing – sign up here: http://tinyurl.com/nx2ztsk )
Just finished a phone interview with a very nice person from a Roseville firm. I fear I may be too “expensive” for them, but I find their group intriguing and friendly. We’ll see.
update: I really liked the lady I spoke to on the phone, but I guess I was “overqualified” again, and “too expensive”. Waah.
This is the next project. I am addicted to old-school pastry with coffee in the AM.
See another conversation here!
…that I would use a bread machine. Well! I tried the machine I borrowed from my brother. Surprise, surprise! The first experiment came out pretty well. I made a buttermilk whole-wheat mix loaf and while it turned into the biga that ate Manhattan, it settled into a pretty nice loaf of soft sandwich bread. (As long as you ignore the deformed top crust ha ha.)
DH says he detected a hint of bitterness, so next time I’ll try the orange juice trick to offset the potential bitterness of the whole wheat bran. I’m also going to try just using the machine to create dough, then bake in the oven in my shiny new Pullman pan. (LOVE it…see link to the right!)
Also, FYI see my tips and hints page for what I did to clean the machine prior to using.
Did…not…work. Sigh. Loaf has good flavor, but fit only for toast. Good thing we like toast. Might try making parmesan toast sticks out of some of it…there’s a lot to get through. Dangit!
Well the loaf looks GREAT, but it seems a little heavy. I tweaked the recipe (again) so we’ll have to see. Used my new Pullman pan again. Hint: use a bit of shortening to coat the pan, and parchment paper and shortening under the lid. Works perfectly. In other news, I’ve borrowed my brother’s bread machine to see if it’s worth using one to knead dough even if you don’t bake it in the machine. (saw that on another blog…)
Ok, starter has been fed, wheat & rye berries soaked and sprouting. Will attempt to make Sprouted Sourdough, a la Alvarado Street Bakeries’ delicious product. Besides, before I go back to the quest for homemade “balloon” bread haha, have to use up the wheat berries!
Well, the pan works just BEAUTIFULLY!! I will be making more loaves with it. I like it so much I added a link to my page here, but not sure if I have it working right.
The Hmmm… of today’s post refers to the bread we baked in the new Pullman pan. It tastes fantastic, makes EXQUISITE toast, but isn’t the softer type bread I was aiming for. Well, we’ll just have to try again. Have pics but will have to post later.