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JoeV
01-24-2009, 11:06 AM
Ok, Kids. I'll get this one started since I was busy in my kitchen at 0600 this morning. Got the sandwich rolls (http://flyfishohio.us/BasicWhiteBread.htm) replenished for the freezer, and made a batch of my Oatmeal Raising Cake Cookies with walnuts (http://flyfishohio.us/Oatmeal%20Raisin%20Cake%20Cookies.htm). Can anyone say YUMMO????

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/flyfishohio/Food/P1010375.jpg

JoeV
01-30-2009, 07:22 AM
Hey, don't nobody bake anymore? Let's get this thread going and staying alive. Tonight when I get home from work I'm making apple strudel.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/flyfishohio/Food/P1010337.jpg

What are you bums making???????

chowhound
01-30-2009, 09:37 AM
I'm a bum. I don't bake.
Love those of you who do though :smile:

That apple strudel looks delicious, Joe! What I wouldn't give for a piece while I finish the last of my coffee this morning....

joec
01-30-2009, 09:56 AM
I just ate 3 Krispy Kreme Donuts does that count as baking?

chowhound
01-30-2009, 10:19 AM
I just ate 3 Krispy Kreme Donuts does that count as baking?

What about those donuts from the other thread? Do you have a recipe for those? Besides good pizza shops, there aren't any donut shops out here either :sad: Sometimes living in the country sucks.

joec
01-30-2009, 10:30 AM
Yes here is Warren's site (UnConundrum) http://www.recipesonrails.com/recipes/show/609-donuts Careful these things are addictive.

chowhound
01-30-2009, 10:47 AM
Thanks.

smoke king
01-30-2009, 11:47 AM
Feels like a cookie day. I have to make 3 birthday cakes in the next week, so cakes are out. Hmmmm, then again, kinda feels like a Rye bread day too......

VeraBlue
01-30-2009, 05:00 PM
I just made a batch of corn muffins and one corn bread. Lou got the woolee earlier this week and I do so love to give my man what he wants:wub:..Besides, I know there is very little to be afraid of in my muffins.

So, tomorrow morning we'll be enjoying them in bed with huge cups of coffee and the NBC morning news..

PieSusan
01-30-2009, 09:24 PM
My mom's pulmonologist is my ex's parents' friend. He knows my baking well. So at some point, a sour cherry chocolate torte is in his future. Right now, I just have too much on my plate to make it.

Calicolady
01-30-2009, 11:04 PM
I feel so inferior. (Insert head hanging low Smiley)
I've already gripped elsewhere about not being able to make bread down here. No bakeries here either. Maybe it's not just me. And GrantsKat agrees and she's in Flagler County, north of here.
I gave up trying to figure out why.
But maybe it's a good thing. My love for bread and butter and a good cup of coffee is unsurpassed. I'd be the Pilsbury doughgirl. No joke!

But oh those pictures are sooooo perty. Thank you all.

JoeV
01-31-2009, 07:19 AM
Well, my butt was dragging when I got home last night so the strudel never got made. I'm getting ready to shape the Italian (http://flyfishohio.us/JoesItalianBread.htm) loaves that I made an hour ago, so we can have them with the Italian Wedding soup (http://flyfishohio.us/Italian%20Wedding%20Soup.htm) that went on the stove at 0600.

VeraBlue
01-31-2009, 07:50 AM
Key Lime Pie, baby:chef:

GrantsKat
01-31-2009, 09:56 AM
I feel so inferior. (Insert head hanging low Smiley)
I've already gripped elsewhere about not being able to make bread down here. No bakeries here either. Maybe it's not just me. And GrantsKat agrees and she's in Flagler County, north of here.
I gave up trying to figure out why.
But maybe it's a good thing. My love for bread and butter and a good cup of coffee is unsurpassed. I'd be the Pilsbury doughgirl. No joke!

But oh those pictures are sooooo perty. Thank you all.


I havent given up yet calico!!! I was able to make a decent pizza dough.....I still wanna try putting the dough in a formed pan while it rises, so that it wont "spread" sideways, does that make sense?:huh:

JoeV
02-03-2009, 06:00 PM
C'mon, kids. Let's keep this thread alive. Here's what I made today to take on my fishing trip tomorrow. Oatmeal Raisin Walnut Cake Cookies. (http://flyfishohio.us/Oatmeal%20Raisin%20Cake%20Cookies.htm)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/flyfishohio/Food/P1010395.jpg

I love my #70 disher. Every cookie came out 2-1/4", and I got 56 cookies from this recipe, and fit nicely in this container for transporting in my back pack. Hope the TSA folks don't get the munchies. LOL

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/flyfishohio/Food/P1010396.jpg

Ol-blue
02-03-2009, 06:09 PM
I have a batch of Lemon rolls rising in the oven right now.

suziquzie
02-03-2009, 07:19 PM
Um, I used the oven for fries and fish sticks for the kids at lunch, does that count?

PieSusan
02-03-2009, 07:21 PM
I had wanted to make a Sour Cherry Chocolate Torte but I am afraid I am too pooped to pop.

JoeV
02-09-2009, 09:01 AM
WHERE ARE THE BAKERS??????????????????I leave town for a feww days and you guys let the thread die. Get with the program, people!!!!

homecook
02-09-2009, 09:44 AM
I've been sick.......that's my story and I'm stickin to it!

Barb

PieSusan
02-09-2009, 09:50 AM
Hey, don't nobody bake anymore? Let's get this thread going and staying alive. Tonight when I get home from work I'm making apple strudel.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/flyfishohio/Food/P1010337.jpg

What are you bums making???????

Joe, I reposted Mary's recipe where you found that there was too much water--how did you adjust down in the end. I don't want others to have the same problem. It has been a while since I made it and I did it with my mom. I think my mom knew to instinctively hold back on the water. Grandma must have taught her.
Thanks for those on the board--I don't want anyone to have a mishap. I did mention what you said when I posted the recipe.

PieSusan
02-09-2009, 09:51 AM
Joe, you are shaming me. I will have to turn off the puter and get busy. Maybe a bit of baking will help me destress and I can always make my neighbors happy. I had St. Valentine's Day baking plans as it is.

I really want to make Sour Cherry Chocolate Tortes.

JoeV
02-22-2009, 09:03 AM
Not sure about today, but I was a busy camper yesterday with Hot Cross Buns, Easter Bread and Italian Bread...Oh, and a batch of cake cookies not shown.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/flyfishohio/Breads/P1010492.jpg

Calicolady
02-22-2009, 09:08 AM
Joe, your pics alway make my day.
Thanks!
I'll have some Easter Bread w/butter and a nice cup of coffee, even though I normally don't eat breakfast. YUM!

UnConundrum
02-22-2009, 09:19 AM
I made that onion bread yesterday (I'm surprised how well it held overnight) and I'm making Hamantaschen today. Dough came out of the fridge about 30 minutes ago. I'll try to post some pics later.

homecook
02-22-2009, 09:29 AM
Hey Joe.......do you have the recipe for the Easter bread?? I have my grandmothers' Babka recipe and thought about making it this year.

Barb

FryBoy
02-22-2009, 01:03 PM
My mother's recipe for Peanut Butter Cookies (http://netcookingtalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2972).

lilylove
02-22-2009, 01:15 PM
My skin! In the hot sun!! LOL!

JoeV
02-22-2009, 01:16 PM
Hey Joe.......do you have the recipe for the Easter bread?? I have my grandmothers' Babka recipe and thought about making it this year.

Barb

Is this a Babka recipe that uses 15 egg yolks?

JoeV
02-22-2009, 01:18 PM
My skin! In the hot sun!! LOL! Sure...rub it in our noses while we're up to our _ _ _ in snow!

Locutus
02-22-2009, 05:55 PM
Whole wheat biscuits with blueberries.

homecook
02-22-2009, 08:48 PM
Is this a Babka recipe that uses 15 egg yolks?

Actually that is one of them.......the other only has 6. lol

Barb

PieSusan
02-22-2009, 11:00 PM
Actually that is one of them.......the other only has 6. lol

Barb

This Polish Babka has 10 yolks--that is somewhere inbetween. lol
http://www.globalgourmet.com/destinations/poland/babka.html
They sure are a lovely coffeecake.

PieSusan
02-22-2009, 11:01 PM
Hey, here is one from Slavic Village, Joe. It sounds awfully good, too.
http://cleveland.about.com/od/favoriteneohiorecipes/r/babka.htm

Mama
02-22-2009, 11:37 PM
I made Outback Bushman Bread:

http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll107/katco12/P2220568-1.jpg

It's definitely a keeper. I'm going to try different ways of freezing it for DD's wedding.

PieSusan
02-22-2009, 11:50 PM
Mama, that is a beautiful bread! Wow! Lovely texture and crumb. Good luck with the freezing. Hey, I wonder if one of those food savers with the special bags that keeps the air away from the food would enable you to freeze the breads but you would have to let them come to room temp to unfreeze without unwrapping and you might need to reheat. Just a thought, Mama.

Mama
02-22-2009, 11:55 PM
I'm going to try freezing the unbaked dough, freezing par-baked loaves and freezing baked loaves. I'll experiment with both a food saver and also wrapping the loaves in plastic wrap and then in bread bags and see which turn out best.

PieSusan
02-23-2009, 12:02 AM
I don't think that freezing par-baked loaves will work. I would imagine that between the oven and the freezer, the yeast would lose the spring it would need to continue rising in the oven when you attempt to finish baking them.

JoeV
02-23-2009, 06:55 AM
I don't think that freezing par-baked loaves will work. I would imagine that between the oven and the freezer, the yeast would lose the spring it would need to continue rising in the oven when you attempt to finish baking them.
I would agree with that, Susan. But I was just thinking about those dinner rolls you buy in the store that are not fully baked. How do they do that? If you have some time today, you might want to research that for Mama. I have a full day today, starting a new kitchenette/wine bar installation, otherwise I'd look into it. Cabinets will arrive this morning from Mentor Lumber.

BTW, Mama. Beautiful crumb on that bread. I agree that it looks like a keeper.

JoeV
02-23-2009, 07:03 AM
I have a Biga (http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-biga.htm) going through its first rise, and will punch it down and refrigerate it before going to work this morning. Tomorrow morning I will make some Italian bread from this Biga according to Reinhart's recipe in the The Bread Baker's Apprentice. After getting somewhat proficient at everyday bread recipes, I'm ready to get into some of the artisan procedures that Reinhart teaches. Should be fun.

PieSusan
02-23-2009, 02:24 PM
You will have a blast. However, if you noted what I wrote in the semolina bread recipe, sometimes you have to figure out how much flavor you like in your bread. Sometimes starters make very yeasty, sour breads and I do not mean that in a good way.

JoeV
03-05-2009, 02:37 PM
What are you guys baking today? I got done a couple hours earl today, so I'm baking to restock the freezer. I'm making 20 sandwich rolls, two loaves of Italian Bread and two loaves of Rye Bread. Pictures to follow when they all come out of the oven.

homecook
03-05-2009, 03:04 PM
I've been wanting to bake a loaf of rye and some honey wheat bread, I just don't have the time to devote to it right now. Hopefully by the weekend I'll get it in gear!!

suziquzie
03-05-2009, 03:34 PM
I'm kinda bored and feel like baking.... maybe some burger buns and I'll grill burgers for dinner.

Mama
03-05-2009, 03:37 PM
What are you guys baking today? I got done a couple hours earl today, so I'm baking to restock the freezer. I'm making 20 sandwich rolls, two loaves of Italian Bread and two loaves of Rye Bread. Pictures to follow when they all come out of the oven.

How did your other Italian bread that you froze turn out?

FryBoy
03-05-2009, 03:50 PM
I would agree with that, Susan. But I was just thinking about those dinner rolls you buy in the store that are not fully baked. How do they do that? If you have some time today, you might want to research that for Mama. I have a full day today, starting a new kitchenette/wine bar installation, otherwise I'd look into it. Cabinets will arrive this morning from Mentor Lumber.

BTW, Mama. Beautiful crumb on that bread. I agree that it looks like a keeper.It is possible and can be done well -- although I don't have a clue how to do it (I'm not a bread baker). La Brea Bakery is probably the most famous bakery in SoCal. They began distributing frozen, partially baked loaves and rolls to restaurants and other outlets some time back, and the results are super. Here's link to the description of the process on their website, which some of you bread bakers may find useful in figuring out how to do the same at home: LINK (http://www.labreabakery.com/products.aspx?ct=1)

Maverick2272
03-05-2009, 04:28 PM
Nada right now, but since DW is making Ox Tail soup, I should do some wheat bread to go along with it. If I was more talented, I would do rolls... does anybody think I can make decent rolls using a large muffin tin?

suziquzie
03-05-2009, 04:32 PM
My MIL does Mav.... just plop like 2 oz of your favorite dough in a muffin pan and POOF!

JoeV
03-05-2009, 05:35 PM
How did your other Italian bread that you froze turn out?
Thanks for reminding me. I put 4 loaves in the freezer about two weeks ago, and we just finished the last loaf at lunch today. We've made sandwiches (2 slices at a time), as well as pulling a whole loaf out and letting it defrost on the counter, then making toast and sammies from it. A defrosted loaf lasts about 3 days and then it's only good for toast. We didn't notice any appreciable loss of flavor, and 20 seconds in the nuke was all that was needed to thaw two slices. In short, you shouldn't have any problem with bread made 1-2 weeks ahead and frozen as soon as it gets to room temp.

Joe

JoeV
03-05-2009, 05:37 PM
If I'm boring you guys to tears, just let me know and I'll stop putting up these repetitive pictures...Sandwich rolls, Italian and Rye.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/flyfishohio/Breads/Bread030509.jpg

UnConundrum
03-05-2009, 05:51 PM
Looks fabulous Joe !

Deadly Sushi
03-05-2009, 07:06 PM
I heated up some buns :unsure:

Calicolady
03-05-2009, 07:12 PM
eye candy for me JoeV. I can almost smell it.

JoeV
03-05-2009, 08:34 PM
eye candy for me JoeV. I can almost smell it. Smell This! :yum:

Smell this rye with caraway seeds...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/flyfishohio/Breads/P1010529.jpg

Smell this Italian with sesame seeds...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/flyfishohio/Breads/P1010532.jpg

FryBoy
03-05-2009, 08:35 PM
Amish Chocolate Fudge Pudding Cake. (http://netcookingtalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3920)

Calicolady
03-05-2009, 08:37 PM
1st one gets liverwurst, swiss and raw onion.
2nd gets my nice dipping oil. But don't slice it, just tear a hunk off.
oh yum

JoeV
03-05-2009, 08:46 PM
1st one gets liverwurst, swiss and raw onion.
2nd gets my nice dipping oil. But don't slice it, just tear a hunk off.
oh yum
I'll bring the bread, get the wurst ready. Oh, and a little mayo for me. I also like to tear off a piece now and then. :agree:

Calicolady
03-05-2009, 08:49 PM
Oh, ah, mayo on the onion side, mustard on the wurst side. Try it, you'll like it.
I guess a beer would be in order? But I'm not a beer drinker. I do like an ale once in a while - maybe twice a year.

PieSusan
03-05-2009, 09:27 PM
I bought my hamantaschen supplies. Now, all I need is to get my mom stabilized so I can have the free time to bake! [wink wink wink]

Mama
03-06-2009, 12:35 PM
Thanks for reminding me. I put 4 loaves in the freezer about two weeks ago, and we just finished the last loaf at lunch today. We've made sandwiches (2 slices at a time), as well as pulling a whole loaf out and letting it defrost on the counter, then making toast and sammies from it. A defrosted loaf lasts about 3 days and then it's only good for toast. We didn't notice any appreciable loss of flavor, and 20 seconds in the nuke was all that was needed to thaw two slices. In short, you shouldn't have any problem with bread made 1-2 weeks ahead and frozen as soon as it gets to room temp.

Joe

Thanks Joe!

chocolate moose
03-06-2009, 12:44 PM
Lemon pie for dh and a rum cake for myself !!!!

JoeV
03-13-2009, 08:22 AM
Fell asleep in the chair last night so I got up early this morning. Made a batch of Lemon Cake Mix Cookies with granola, oatmeal and golden raisins. Gonna take some to a customer this morning, then the rest to the Fish Fry for the worker bees in the kitchen. They always like a snack while they're cooking.

Anyone else baking or are you all just hanging out at Lefty's Bar?

homecook
03-13-2009, 08:28 AM
Depending on how the day goes I'm going to try my hand at some rye bread.

Barb

JoeV
03-14-2009, 06:41 AM
Got up at 0430 thinking about an elderly friend in Hospice care, and his dear wife. I'm baking two loaves of honey whole wheat bread to take to them later this morning, along with a couple quarts of beef vegetable soup I made and froze last week. Heard from their niece that the wife is losing weight because she lost the desire to cook, so she doesn't eat unless someone brings them something...so I'm that someone at least for today. They have been married for 67 years...I can't imagine what they are going through.

Bread out of the oven...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/flyfishohio/Breads/ButtertopHoneyWholeWheat.jpg

JoeV
03-21-2009, 06:03 PM
I'm making a couple loaves of Honey Whole Wheat bread as we speak. It's half way through the first rise.

Adillo303
03-21-2009, 06:25 PM
Irish soada bread.

Andy

lifesaver91958
03-21-2009, 08:14 PM
All that homemade bread looks so scrumpous... it makes me want some.

JoeV
03-21-2009, 08:16 PM
Bread just went in the oven. I stopped at the store after dinner to pick up a few things to get ready for Friday's baking...20-25 loaves!:ohmy: Here's the most important item...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/flyfishohio/Breads/MontanaSapphire.jpg

UnConundrum
03-21-2009, 08:42 PM
Does pizza count? I made the dough ;)

JoeV
03-21-2009, 08:51 PM
It absolutely does count for baking. Me & DW LOVE homemade pizza made with my no-knead pizza dough (http://flyfishohio.us/No%20Knead%20Pizza%20Dough.pdf). I make a thin crust and bake it at 450 for 15-18 minutes, depending on the toppings.

UnConundrum
03-21-2009, 08:55 PM
That's my no-knead baguette recipe. Works well for pizza and takes the high temperatures. I bake mine on a BGE, and I've been working on raising the temperatures.... this one was at 575 grid, 590 dome. I don't like the black you get from some of the pizza shops with brick ovens. It looks like some dark areas in the pictures, but I'll assure you, it was perfect to my taste. I'd like to get the bottom crust just a little more crisp, that's why I'm playing with the temps.

lifesaver91958
03-21-2009, 08:55 PM
Ok, I live at:

2468 Happycat Lane
Funnyfarm, ZOO

I'll be waiting for the delivery :yum::yum::yum::yum::yum::yum:

JoeV
03-21-2009, 09:03 PM
HE DELIVERS?????????? Why the hell didn't you say so?????:bb:

PieSusan
03-21-2009, 09:32 PM
Bread just went in the oven. I stopped at the store after dinner to pick up a few things to get ready for Friday's baking...20-25 loaves!:ohmy: Here's the most important item...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/flyfishohio/Breads/MontanaSapphire.jpg

I told you that was the best flour to use! I am glad that you like it as much as I do. One day, you should test it with a cake recipe and see how high your cake rises. This is my favorite flour!

UnConundrum
03-22-2009, 12:15 PM
Made some baguettes with the dough that retarded overnight :) Also have some multigrain bread rising.... Will try to remember to take pics later. Recipe and step by step pics are HERE (http://www.recipesonrails.com/recipes/show/436-baguette-no-knead-larger-loaf)

PieSusan
03-22-2009, 01:27 PM
A special someone has a cake in their future.

UnConundrum
03-22-2009, 07:04 PM
Here's the multi-grain :)

JoeV
03-22-2009, 08:01 PM
Magnificent breads. I look forward to more of your baking pics.

UnConundrum
03-22-2009, 08:09 PM
Wish I was better at taking pictures... no patience like some of the folks setting up light tents... I want to eat! Of course, you're no slouch :) Would be nice to have a bake-off.

JoeV
03-22-2009, 08:40 PM
Wish I was better at taking pictures... no patience like some of the folks setting up light tents... I want to eat! Of course, you're no slouch :) Would be nice to have a bake-off.

If you've noticed, I have avoided the picture thread. I take pictures of my food in an environment that represents how the average cook/baker can expect their food to turn out... the kitchen! I appreciate food art, but that's not why I cook and bake...I cook and bake food that tastes good, period. If someone wants to cook for magazine articles, that's fine. It's just not part of my goal process in the kitchen, and I encourage the food artists to continue in their quest for the best pictures they can take of food at its absolute best.

JoeV
03-27-2009, 11:21 AM
I guess since nobody else posts to this thread, I might as well keep it going and make you dorks drool. I'm running out of room to cool bread today. I made dough for 24 loaves of Italian, and after lunch I'll get into the wheat and rye breads. I got innovative and took two dowels to use as a cooling rack.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/flyfishohio/Breads/P1010604.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/flyfishohio/Breads/P1010605.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/flyfishohio/Breads/P1010606.jpg

PieSusan
03-27-2009, 11:23 AM
Very nice, Joe. I am sure the men will enjoy their dinner and weekend.

JoeV
03-27-2009, 06:37 PM
It is done!

24 Loaves of Italian....

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/flyfishohio/Breads/P1010609.jpg

4 Loaves of Buttertop Honey Whole Wheat and 20 Honey Whole Wheat sandwich buns

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/flyfishohio/Breads/P1010608.jpg

Time for a cocktail!

Mama
03-27-2009, 06:40 PM
You deserve it Joe! Those look great!

chocolate moose
03-27-2009, 06:41 PM
Fry Boy's upside down pecan chocolate cake. Which dh ate half of already !!!!

lifesaver91958
03-27-2009, 09:58 PM
beautiful pics

PieSusan
03-30-2009, 05:39 PM
I have another special cake to make for a friend.

babe
03-30-2009, 07:51 PM
I have a batch of Lemon rolls rising in the oven right now.

love lemon, any chance of getting recipe.

thanks:wink:

babe
03-30-2009, 07:54 PM
nothing today , but just gave my granddaughter the biggest part of a dump cake. actually i don't consider it baking. i love to cook and bake, only me to do it for. so lots of stuff goes to my son and my granddaughter.

JoeV
04-03-2009, 03:51 PM
Been 2-1/2 weeks since I baked Buttertop Honey Whole Wheat (http://flyfishohio.us/Honey%20Whole%20Wheat%20Bread.htm) bread.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/flyfishohio/Breads/WholeWheat040309.jpg

Gotta go work the fish fry. Last night scrubbing pots & pans. My penance will be over for awhile.

Maverick2272
04-03-2009, 03:58 PM
Great stuff Joe!! I found some King Arthur Bread Flour in the store a couple of days ago. I made bread sticks with it last night. At first I thought I had completely messed up as they felt like play dough.
After baking them, however, turned out they were very good. Crusty on the outside and when I broke them open they were nice and soft on the inside but not all fluffy... just the right amount of density.
I was thinking of making a French loaf today to make into garlic bread tonight.

JoeV
04-03-2009, 04:10 PM
You can make a baguette and cut in half to make your garlic bread. I've done that before. My Italian Bread (http://flyfishohio.us/JoesItalianBread.htm) recipe makes excellent garlic bread. i just shape it into a smaller and longer free form loaf.
I've never bought KA flour. Too expensive for me at $4.50 per 5# bag. I buy Montana Sapphire in 25# bags for $14.50.

JoeV
04-04-2009, 11:04 AM
Started baking bread for Easter. 1-1/2# loaves in front and 1# loaves in the back row (I don't have enough of the bigger pans, so I used the smaller ones). This is white bread for toast. There will be 18 adults for brunch, so I have a few more loaves to make. these will be frozen once they get to room temp, and I'll pull them out early Easter morning for the 11:00 brunch.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/flyfishohio/Breads/WhiteBread040409.jpg

FryBoy
04-04-2009, 12:20 PM
Joe, your bread looks great!

Two questions -- how the hell big is your oven? And is it convection?

JoeV
04-04-2009, 01:53 PM
Joe, your bread looks great!

Two questions -- how the hell big is your oven? And is it convection?

My oven is a standard 30" gas range. We bought it last summer when the other one gave up the ghost. When I learned that the convection cooking chamber was smaller than the standard oven (the convection fan is INSIDE the oven), I opted to just go with the standard so I could use 3/4 size baking sheets. I put all five of those bread pans in the oven and the smaller loaves were done in 22 minutes, and the larger loaves were done in 30 minutes. I check them with a digital probe to determine the internal temp of 200F.

It's not about how big your tool is, it's about how you use it!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/flyfishohio/House%20Pictures/P1000962.jpg

FryBoy
04-04-2009, 04:01 PM
All 5 loaves on one rack?

FryBoy
04-04-2009, 04:08 PM
DW has the cold I got rid of last week, and decided she wanted another Buttermilk Pound Cake to soothe her weary soul, so I obliged.

Here's the recipe:

BUTTERMILK POUND CAKE

3 cups all-purpose flour
teaspoon baking soda
teaspoon salt
1 cup butter
3 cups white sugar
6 eggs
1 teaspoon lemon extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup buttermilk

1. Preheat oven to 325. Grease one 9 or 10 inch Bundt pan.

2. Mix together the flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

3. In a large bowl, beat butter with sugar until well creamed,
about 4 to 5 minutes.

4. Add the eggs, one at time, beating well after each addition.

5. Stir in the lemon and the vanilla extracts.

6. Gently mix in 1/3 of the flour mixture, then 1/3 of the buttermilk;
repeat until all the flour and buttermilk have been added; mix
only until blended, and do not over mix.

7. Pour batter into the prepared pan.

8. Bake in preheated oven for about 60 to 90 minutes, depending
on your oven and pan; check cake after 60 minutes; cake is done
when it begins to pull away from the side of the pan.
Do not over bake or cake will be dry!

9. Cool cake in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack
and cool completely.


http://rdcollins.smugmug.com/photos/505215739_vUfyw-L.jpg

One caution about this recipe -- it says to bake for 90 minutes, but be sure to check it after 60. My oven is pretty well calibrated, and I've found it's done in about 70 minutes. When it starts to pull away from the sides of the pan, take it out of the oven. Much longer and it will be dry.

lilylove
04-04-2009, 04:20 PM
That's very pretty Fryboy!!!!

JoeV
04-05-2009, 07:15 AM
Beautiful pound cake, FB. Got any strawberries and whipped cream?

And YES, all five bread pans fit on one shelf. The shelf is 23-1/2" wide x 18" deep.

JoeV
04-05-2009, 07:20 AM
I think I'll make some cinnamon rolls today. DD is coming over and we're all going to get her registered for her bridal shower at the major stores. She asked me to come along to outfit the kitchen...I'm deeply moved (sniff, sniff). At least I'm good for something besides just being a sperm donor.:applause:

suziquzie
04-06-2009, 06:50 AM
Banana bread today. Double batch. Maybe a loaf and some muffins.....

Miniman
04-06-2009, 06:54 AM
Thats a lot of baking Suzie. I might be baking some bread later.

PieSusan
04-06-2009, 02:13 PM
I made a special cake.

JoeV
04-07-2009, 10:43 PM
Made 4 loaves of Buttertop Honey Whole Wheat for Easter...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/flyfishohio/Breads/P1010624.jpg

and two loaves of 100% Whole Wheat, which turned out superb. The crumb is soft and open with a delicious flavor. I posted the recipe in the bread forum and on my website.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/flyfishohio/Breads/P1010627.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/flyfishohio/Breads/P1010629.jpg

JoeV
04-11-2009, 08:59 AM
I actually baked these last night, but didn't get around to taking pics until this morning. When I got up I saw that half of the cookies were gone, as well as a few Hot Cross Buns. Obviously they went home with my daughter. She was still hanging around talking to her mother when I went to bed at 11 p.m.. Oh, well, that's why I bake.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/flyfishohio/Breads/P1010636.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/flyfishohio/Breads/P1010637.jpg

I have two loaves of Challah bread that will be going in the oven in 30 minutes, and the dough for my Easter Bread is almost ready to be punched down and shaped. More pictures to follow later.

smoke king
04-11-2009, 09:47 AM
Wow! I love the pictures! I think all of you could make a decent living as Food Stylists!

I don't know what to bake, but its T-minus 15 hours until Easter and the pressure is on!! Its OK, I do my best work in the middle of the night!

BTW-Joe, those cookies look vaugely familiar....do I detect Honey Bunches of Oats?

VeraBlue
04-11-2009, 10:07 AM
I'm going to make a pecan pie and a chocolate cheesecake for tomorrow.

And since we're all getting so good at picture posting...I'll get some up soon!

JoeV
04-11-2009, 10:15 AM
Wow! I love the pictures! I think all of you could make a decent living as Food Stylists!

I don't know what to bake, but its T-minus 15 hours until Easter and the pressure is on!! Its OK, I do my best work in the middle of the night!

BTW-Joe, those cookies look vaugely familiar....do I detect Honey Bunches of Oats? Yup! This box was the ones with peaches. I change around because I sometimes eat it for breakfast as well.

JoeV
04-11-2009, 11:54 AM
The Easter baking is finally completed. Challah and Easter Bread. Once they've cooled I'll put them in the basket with the other breads and take them to the church at 1:00 for the traditional blessing of the food. For those not familiar with this practice, many Slavak and Polish (and other Eastern European) Catholics have the first foods they eat on Easter morning, blessed by the priest. It's a communal ceremony and the church smells wonderful with all the fresh breads, pastries, fruits, vegetables, horse radish roots and various smoked and fresh meats. We even take the coffee, tea and juices, so that the entire first meal is blessed. Here's a link (http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/activities/view.cfm?id=1064) with a brief description of the tradition.

Since we are only supplying the bread for the Easter brunch which will have 18 people at my SIL's house, the other foods will be blessed by those family members bringing their share.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/flyfishohio/Breads/Challah-2-041109.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/flyfishohio/Breads/P1010645.jpg

suziquzie
04-15-2009, 06:53 AM
Burger buns today. I have some 8 grain mix I want to try in them.
Kids are gonna HATE it....
muhahhahhahahhaaaaa EVIL MOM STRIKES AGAIN!

suziquzie
04-15-2009, 06:55 AM
Burger buns today. I have some 8 grain mix I want to try in them.
Kids are gonna HATE it....:yuk:
muhahhahhahahhaaaaa EVIL MOM STRIKES AGAIN!

They have to eat som bun before they can have the Lemon Supreme pie I'm ALSO making. :yum:

JoeV
04-15-2009, 07:14 AM
You are a mean Mommy. How dare you attempt to inflict good health and nutrition on your children? I'm certain it's just a matter of time before you are visited my the Children's Services worker to answer to these charges. If I were you I would just clean out the bank account and leave town while you still have time.

JoeV
04-15-2009, 12:24 PM
I made a batch of 100% Whole Wheat Bread (http://flyfishohio.us/All%20Whole%20Wheat%20Bread.htm) and added 1/4 C of 10-grain cereal to the mix. I also egg washed the top of the bread and dusted it with more of the 10-grain cereal. Came out delicious! I had one of the rolls for lunch today. Remember, fiber is our friend as we age. We get grumpy when we don't have enough fiber in our diet.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/flyfishohio/Breads/10-GrainWholeWheat.jpg

PieSusan
04-15-2009, 12:25 PM
George Greenstein has a fun recipe using cereal like that. He used Kashi.

homecook
04-18-2009, 11:41 AM
I made a loaf of JoeV's rye bread. I'll post pics later.
It may not look like much (I ran out of eggs to do the egg wash) but the taste was amazing!!!!!

homecook
04-19-2009, 09:20 AM
I posted a pic of my loaf of rye bread I baked yesterday. I forgot when you edit it doesn't bump up the thread. lol The pic is above in my previous post.

UnConundrum
04-19-2009, 09:29 AM
I started a batch of Jewish Rye today. The sourdough rises more slowly, but i'll try to get some pictures if I have time.

JoeV
04-19-2009, 09:37 AM
I made a loaf of JoeV's rye bread. I'll post pics later.
It may not look like much (I ran out of eggs to do the egg wash) but the taste was amazing!!!!!
Looks good to me. As a matter of fact, I had two slices of that this morning with my eggs.

I have a double batch of sandwich buns and two loaves of Italian on first prove. I'm baking the Italian in loaf pans so we can have sandwich style slices for the toaster. The free form loaf slices get lost in the toaster and have to be picked out, which makes the DW less than fun to be around when that happens. Concessions, concessions....:whistling:

homecook
04-19-2009, 10:06 AM
Looks good to me. As a matter of fact, I had two slices of that this morning with my eggs.

I have a double batch of sandwich buns and two loaves of Italian on first prove. I'm baking the Italian in loaf pans so we can have sandwich style slices for the toaster. The free form loaf slices get lost in the toaster and have to be picked out, which makes the DW less than fun to be around when that happens. Concessions, concessions....:whistling:

Thanks Joe! Practice makes perfect. Dh and ds are sure enjoying my attempts.....that's all that matters lol

homecook
04-24-2009, 03:25 PM
I don't know what got into me this morning but I baked two loaves of Italian bread. It's only 80 degrees here!.....what was I thinking?? It will go good with the spaghetti leftovers this weekend for my dh and ds.

Mama
04-24-2009, 03:28 PM
Looks great Barb! Hey...it's 83 degrees here....maybe I should bake some bread! :lol:

homecook
04-24-2009, 03:35 PM
Thanks Mama! Have at it....:smile:

JoeV
04-24-2009, 03:57 PM
Beautiful Italian bread, Barb. I'm feeling a bit of competition. LOL Well done, grasshopper!:clap:

homecook
04-24-2009, 04:13 PM
No competition from me...............yet. :lol:

I couldn't have done it without your help and baking class. Hubby and son and I thank you!!

JoeV
04-30-2009, 06:34 PM
I got rained out this afternoon, so I made some jam Kolaches with crushed walnut topping, and replenished the sandwich rolls in the freezer with 3 oz. whole wheat rolls.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/flyfishohio/Food/Pastry/P1010701.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/flyfishohio/Breads/P1010700.jpg

JoeV
05-16-2009, 08:48 PM
I made Fry Boy's Peanut Butter Cookies (http://netcookingtalk.com/forums/showpost.php?p=88449&postcount=1). They came out good. Just getting ready to pour out some ice cold milk for me and DW and enjoy our dessert.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/flyfishohio/Food/PeanutButterCookies.jpg

Am I the only one baking out here?

TexasGirl
05-16-2009, 08:50 PM
Sorry Joe, I don't bake anymore. No one around to eat anything. I use to bake something everyday. All yours look so good!!

lifesaver91958
05-16-2009, 10:14 PM
all looks oh so yummy

smoke king
05-16-2009, 10:19 PM
We're celebrating Mothers day a week late, so tomorrow I'll bake Pineapple/banana/oatmeal muffins for breakfast, a Pineapple-pear streudel and coffee creme brulee.

Tomorrows going to be a very fattening day..............

Love2"Q"
05-16-2009, 10:22 PM
myself ....

eh ...

lilylove
05-16-2009, 10:25 PM
We're celebrating Mothers day a week late, so tomorrow I'll bake Pineapple/banana/oatmeal muffins for breakfast, a Pineapple-pear streudel and coffee creme brulee.

Tomorrows going to be a very fattening day..............

fattening but very happy! Have fun!!!!:a1::tiphat::D

JoeV
06-12-2009, 09:27 AM
DD's wedding shower is tomorrow, and the arrangers (2 SIL's) asked me to make the rolls for the sammies (2 oz. size for ladies). It's 9:30 a.m. and they are all finished. Now I can go to work and make some money. I have a bunch of sourdough starter in the background. I really should make some bread with it.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/flyfishohio/Breads/P1010812.jpg

smoke king
06-12-2009, 09:36 AM
You know, its rainy and overcast, a good day to bake! Maybe some banana-nut muffins.........

I bought some bananas about 45 minutes ago, they ought to be going bad any minute now!:yum:

JoeV
06-20-2009, 01:01 PM
Tomorrow is Father's Day and we'll have a crowd over for Panco crusted Walleye, Redskin home fries, homemade cole slaw (Mama's recipe, and it's already done and in the fridge soaking up the goodness) and everyone's favorite dessert, Cinnamon Rolls...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/flyfishohio/Breads/P1010823.jpg

Hopefully I'll be able to get out in the new float tube in the morning before slaving the rest of the day in the kitchen. :bonk::yum:

homecook
06-20-2009, 01:06 PM
I've got some honey wheat bread rising as I type. Pics to follow.

JoeV
06-20-2009, 01:26 PM
That means you have some time to go cut up that tree that got messed up in the storm. Get moving, woman!:hide:

homecook
06-20-2009, 01:29 PM
That means you have some time to go cut up that tree that got messed up in the storm. Get moving, woman!:hide:

You better hide. :D And here I thought you were going to offer to help???

homecook
06-20-2009, 04:33 PM
Here's a pic of the Honey Wheat bread and rolls I made.

luvs
06-20-2009, 07:57 PM
nothing! horray! it's the weekend! i don't like pastries class except i like my instructor. i'll miss her & that is it, only like a week-&-a-half more! great that some people can bake! that's awesome! cause i sure love baked foods!

Cooksie
06-20-2009, 08:10 PM
Here's a pic of the Honey Wheat bread and rolls I made.

Those are all beautiful.

JoeV
06-20-2009, 08:56 PM
Here's a pic of the Honey Wheat bread and rolls I made.

LOOK AT YOU!!!! Fantastic. You can be my helper when I do the next bread baking class before Thanksgiving. The pay is great...all you can eat that we bake.

homecook
06-20-2009, 09:00 PM
LOOK AT YOU!!!! Fantastic. You can be my helper when I do the next bread baking class before Thanksgiving. The pay is great...all you can eat that we bake.

Thank you Joe!! That means alot. Dh thanks you too.

luvs
06-22-2009, 12:45 PM
we didn't bake today, though we frosted our genoise/mousse layer cake, decorated it, then chocolate-dippedd biscotti & drizzled them. pics to follow.

luvs
06-25-2009, 02:34 PM
we didn't technically bake today, we plated, though. baklava with a creme anglaise, orange segments, candied orange peel & mint gastrique.
then tiramisu rounds with "imprinted" chocolate (the chocolate that you thinly place over acetate with designs on it, & the design, when refrigerated, melds with the chocolate.), tumbleweed, berries iwth balsamic glaze, kalhua whipped cream, & mango & raspberry hearts. i love cooking.:wub:

JoeV
06-26-2009, 10:20 PM
Came home from work and needed to get the freezer stocked again. Made a batch of basic white bread sandwich buns, a loaf of Italian and some Italian rolls to take on the boat tomorrow, and 8 English Muffins.

Keltin
06-26-2009, 10:23 PM
Damn Joe......you really rock! I wish I was your neighbor!

SilverSage
06-26-2009, 10:30 PM
Joe, I'm coming up to your place next week for lessons! I cook pretty well; I'm pretty good on pastries; but I can't do breads to save my live!

Are you willing to teach?????

Keltin
06-26-2009, 10:33 PM
Joe, I'm coming up to your place next week for lessons! I cook pretty well; I'm pretty good on pastries; but I can't do breads to save my live!

Are you willing to teach?????

YEAH! Time for class. I'm coming too Joe!! :clap:

JoeV
06-26-2009, 10:47 PM
Joe, I'm coming up to your place next week for lessons! I cook pretty well; I'm pretty good on pastries; but I can't do breads to save my live!

Are you willing to teach????? I would consider it an honor to teach bread baking to my fellow NCT'ers. Unfortunately, if you come next week you'll have to keep driving North for another 6 hours, because my ass will be in Grayling Michigan trout fishing, cooking some vittles and partaking of copious amounts of adult beverages.:tongue:

SilverSage
06-26-2009, 10:55 PM
I would consider it an honor to teach bread baking to my fellow NCT'ers. Unfortunately, if you come next week you'll have to keep driving North for another 6 hours, because my ass will be in Grayling Michigan trout fishing, cooking some vittles and partaking of copious amounts of adult beverages.:tongue:

Actually, that's OK with me. I don't know where Mentor is, but I sure know how to get to Grayling. Great golfing in that area!

(You can't escape us that easily!)

homecook
06-26-2009, 11:39 PM
I'm the lucky one!!!
I've been to one of Joe's bread baking classes and learned alot.....I now bake bread at least once a week. He's a great teacher!!!! It's the best thing I ever did.....It also helps that he only lives around the corner from me and picks up all sorts of goodies at the Thrift store that he offers to me cuz he already has two of everything. lol

Cooksie
06-27-2009, 12:18 PM
Pizza Dough Bread Sticks

They're really not monster bread sticks. :biggrin: I set them in a butter dish for the pic, and they came out looking monster-sized :lol:.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3620/3665696764_a9b2ce8624_b.jpg

homecook
06-27-2009, 12:24 PM
Oh yummy Cooksie!!!!

JoeV
07-11-2009, 09:44 AM
Italian Herb no-knead (http://flyfishohio.us/NoKneadBread.htm) bread with Parmesan cheese in the dry mix, and topped with freshly grated Asiago then sprinkled with 10-grain cereal. Took it to the foodies in the kitchen at the festival and they devoured it.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/flyfishohio/Breads/ItalianHerbParmesan.jpg

homecook
07-11-2009, 10:05 AM
Damn that looks awesome!!! I'm gonna try that and get it ready for tomorrow. My mouth is watering.

Cooksie
07-11-2009, 10:55 AM
I agree. I can almost smell that!

JoeV
07-16-2009, 07:05 AM
DD's wedding is 10 days away, and I just finished baking the cookies that will be at each place setting at the reception (2 cookies per person, with alternating colors as you go around the table...chocolate, yellow, chocolate, yellow...). I made a total of 325 cookies since Saturday (175 Double Chocolate (http://flyfishohio.us/Double%20Chocolate%20Pecan%20Crunchies.htm) (with walnuts instead of pecans)and 150 Oatmeal Raisin (http://flyfishohio.us/Oatmeal%20Raisin%20Cake%20Cookies.htm)) and the ladies will be putting them in cellophane bags and tying them with ribbon and a diamond shaped hang tag with the bride & groom's name and wedding date on it. This will be done on Thursday of next week.

It takes about 3-1/2 hours to make 12 dozen cookies. They were made with a size 30 disher and they came out 3-1/4" in diameter. Perfect for the little bags we bought at the craft store.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/flyfishohio/Food/P1010899.jpg

Needless to say my garage freezer is out of room. We ate a lot of stuff just to make room for the cookies. LMAO We're gaining weight so DD's wedding is just so.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/flyfishohio/Food/P1010901.jpg

There are 36 cookies in each gallon storage bag, which worked out nicely. The disher makes each cookie the same size, which means a lot when packaging them.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/flyfishohio/Food/P1010902.jpg

homecook
07-16-2009, 07:27 AM
I've got plenty of room in my freezer if you need any extra space.....LOL

JoeV
07-16-2009, 07:41 AM
I've got plenty of room in my freezer if you need any extra space.....LOL What a great friend to offer to eat , er..., store my cookies for me. Is that you licking your chops that I can hear over here???:yum: It's like the fox guarding the henhouse.

homecook
07-16-2009, 07:56 AM
What a great friend to offer to eat , er..., store my cookies for me. Is that you licking your chops that I can hear over here???:yum: It's like the fox guarding the henhouse.

How could you say such a thing about little ole' me??? I was just being helpful!! :mrgreen:

JoeV
07-19-2009, 08:55 AM
Making these for my friend Barb (homecook), who lost her Mom yesterday. Just trying to bring a little sweetness back into her life.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/flyfishohio/Breads/P1010912.jpg

homecook
07-19-2009, 09:45 AM
Awwww Joe!!! You are the bestest friend a girl could have!!

JoeV
07-19-2009, 10:02 AM
They are cooling as we speak. Will bring them down when they cool a little more. We're going to Value King and Wal-Mart.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/flyfishohio/Breads/P1010913.jpg

lifesaver91958
07-19-2009, 10:09 AM
Looks wonderful folks!

lilylove
07-19-2009, 10:11 AM
Joe you are sweet! Thanks for looking out for HC!

Mama
07-19-2009, 01:07 PM
Awww Joe! You're the best!

I just got a bunch of fresh Georgia peaches yesterday so I'll be making some peach pound cake drizzled with Carmel icing in a little while.

homecook
07-19-2009, 01:18 PM
Yes, he is the BEST!!!! I sat and ate 3 of them right from the get go. They were still warm too! Dh had two and I think I'm going to hide the rest. LOL

Luckytrim
07-19-2009, 01:18 PM
Working on a carrot cake at the moment

http://netcookingtalk.com/forums/showthread.php?p=119852#post119852

JoeV
07-19-2009, 01:25 PM
Yes, he is the BEST!!!! I sat and ate 3 of them right from the get go. They were still warm too! Dh had two and I think I'm going to hide the rest. LOL LMAO, I don't know anyone who can eat 3 of those too-sweet suckers. With all that sugar and butter, I'm sure you're probably strung out prettty good.:clap: ( I do love that frosting, though.)

JoeV
07-23-2009, 10:18 PM
The ladies packaged the 300 cookies for the reception hall, so I got my freezer space back. and none to soon, as we were almost out of bread. So I fired up my trust KA and cranked out some bread and rolls this afternoon. The bread is all cut and in the freezer.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/flyfishohio/Breads/Bread072309.jpg

lifesaver91958
07-23-2009, 10:48 PM
Great lookin bread Joev

Luckytrim
07-24-2009, 08:02 AM
Working on a carrot cake at the moment

http://netcookingtalk.com/forums/showthread.php?p=119852#post119852


Well;
As you may recall, i blew this last week by utilizing the wrong pan........
Will attmpt it again tomorrow...........:dizzy:

lilbopeep
07-24-2009, 08:18 AM
i have been looking for a Date Nut Bread recipe and just can't find one!! i buy loaves in the store and the whole family loves it but i would like to make it homemade. can anyone help me out with a recipe TNT if possible? this what the store bread looks like they also have a rectangle loaf. i want a recipe for a nice dark loaf all i can find are recipes for a very light in color loaf.

http://shop.mywebgrocer.com/i/Product/DJ/6/42866.jpg

homecook
09-08-2009, 10:40 PM
Heather has been bugging me to make a loaf of No-Knead bread with raisins/craisins/nut. So last night I made the dough and decided to make it in the round thingy JoeV picked up and offered it it to me. I can't find the thread he posted it on. So anyway I baked the loaf today.

lilbopeep
09-08-2009, 10:53 PM
that loaf looks so crusty and yummy!! i have butter pass me a slice.

homecook
09-09-2009, 06:18 AM
Thanks Peeps!

This one is for Heather, I'll make another soon......

JoeV
09-09-2009, 06:59 AM
MAGNIFICENT! I'll be right over....:lol: Hope she enjoys it.

homecook
09-09-2009, 07:29 AM
Thank you Joe! That's high praise coming from you.....


Oh, and I just noticed......the wall next to the oven that looks dirty....it isn't, it's the heights/dates/ages of my kids and grandkids. LOL

suziquzie
09-09-2009, 08:55 AM
I think I'm going to try JoeV's honey wheat bread today.

homecook
09-10-2009, 12:37 PM
I think I'm going to try JoeV's honey wheat bread today.

Did you make it Suzie???

I'm making two loaves of Italian bread. They're on the second rise as I type...........depending on how they come out I'll post pics. lol

suziquzie
09-10-2009, 01:18 PM
no.... i got carried away in quiet house and cleaned stuff.... again.....
maybe tomorrow I'll take a crack?

homecook
09-10-2009, 01:21 PM
no.... i got carried away in quiet house and cleaned stuff.... again.....
maybe tomorrow I'll take a crack?

You really must try it.

My bread is now in the oven...........cross your fingers. lol

Cooksie
09-10-2009, 01:40 PM
Heather has been bugging me to make a loaf of No-Knead bread with raisins/craisins/nut. So last night I made the dough and decided to make it in the round thingy JoeV picked up and offered it it to me. I can't find the thread he posted it on. So anyway I baked the loaf today.

Cool bread pot! I'm not much of a baker, but your bread makes me want to mix up some dough. It's beautiful.

homecook
09-10-2009, 01:43 PM
Cool bread pot! I'm not much of a baker, but your bread makes me want to mix up some dough. It's beautiful.

Thank you Cooksie! I learned everything I know from Joe.....he's a great teacher!

And I'm sure there is a name for that bread pot........lol

homecook
09-10-2009, 02:57 PM
Did you make it Suzie???

I'm making two loaves of Italian bread. They're on the second rise as I type...........depending on how they come out I'll post pics. lol

Here's my bread......it tastes better than it looks. lol

suziquzie
09-11-2009, 10:20 AM
Bread Day!
Christina wanted to make bagels..... I could think of a million things I'd rather bake :yuk:
Starting with JoeV's honey wheat bread, then bran muffins, then the strawberry cake mix she grabbed at the grocery store.... I think that will be cupcakes w/ cream cheese frosting
Here's round one.... more later :chef:

homecook
09-11-2009, 11:26 AM
Oh Suzie........she is such a doll!! Bagels? hahaha

suziquzie
09-11-2009, 02:08 PM
ok here's most of it... i still gotta bake cupcakes....

Cooksie
09-11-2009, 02:22 PM
Bread Day!
Christina wanted to make bagels..... I could think of a million things I'd rather bake :yuk:
Starting with JoeV's honey wheat bread, then bran muffins, then the strawberry cake mix she grabbed at the grocery store.... I think that will be cupcakes w/ cream cheese frosting
Here's round one.... more later :chef:

She's so cute, and it looks like she's having a ball! Nice bread and muffins too.

JoeV
09-11-2009, 09:31 PM
Cool bread pot! I'm not much of a baker, but your bread makes me want to mix up some dough. It's beautiful.

Cooksie, teh pot is a LaCloche clay baker (http://www.breadtopia.com/store/la-cloche.html) available from Breadtopia.com. I have the round and the oblong from Eric at Breadtopis (he's a great guy), as well as two Romertopf clay bakers and one Schlemertopf that I got at garage sales and thrift stores. They are used to replicate bakery steam oven environments, and give a wonderful crust to high hydration breads.

JoeV
09-11-2009, 09:35 PM
Barb & Suzie, great job with the breads. I'm sure they are delicious and will not be around very long. We had my 100% whole wheat bread as toast for our breakfast/dinner tonight, and I had to fight the urge to make two more slices. there is nothing that beats good homemade bread...except maybe S _ X. :twak:

suziquzie
09-15-2009, 08:14 AM
Well, my daughter now seems to think that on days when both boys are in school (kindergarten is all day every other day) that we are supposed to shop, bake, or both.

All girl I tell ya!

Oatmeal raisin cookies today. :)

lifesaver91958
09-15-2009, 08:30 AM
Those are so cute pics suzi.

lilbopeep
09-15-2009, 09:37 AM
Here's my bread......it tastes better than it looks. lol
it LOOKS FANTADSTIC!! so it must taste out of this world yummy!!

lilbopeep
09-15-2009, 09:38 AM
Bread Day!
Christina wanted to make bagels..... I could think of a million things I'd rather bake :yuk:
Starting with JoeV's honey wheat bread, then bran muffins, then the strawberry cake mix she grabbed at the grocery store.... I think that will be cupcakes w/ cream cheese frosting
Here's round one.... more later :chef:
your daughter is a cutie!! she has such a sweet face.

JoeV
09-17-2009, 06:37 AM
Oatmeal Raspberry Cookie Bars. I'm taking these to the dentist office today. I always try to take a treat for the staff because they are really nice.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/flyfishohio/Food/P1020075.jpg

lilbopeep
09-17-2009, 10:04 AM
buttermilk biscuits

Mama
09-20-2009, 07:16 PM
Breakfast this morning was Banana-Praline French Toast topped with mixed berries and whipped cream:

http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll107/katco12/P9160868.jpg

JoeV
09-20-2009, 07:18 PM
Oh my goodness.........

Mama
09-20-2009, 08:22 PM
Yep...that's what DH said after the first bite.....:biggrin:

lilbopeep
09-20-2009, 08:46 PM
Breakfast this morning was Banana-Praline French Toast topped with mixed berries and whipped cream:

http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll107/katco12/P9160868.jpg
oh yummy!

lilbopeep
09-20-2009, 08:46 PM
apple crispy crumble topped with whipped cream (over exposed whipped cream)

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suziquzie
09-23-2009, 11:44 AM
Banana bread for me and girly girl this morning. :)

lifesaver91958
09-23-2009, 01:24 PM
Yum! looks delicious Mama!


http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll107/katco12/P9160868.jpg

Mama
09-23-2009, 03:07 PM
Thanks LS!

Keltin
09-23-2009, 06:57 PM
Breakfast this morning was Banana-Praline French Toast topped with mixed berries and whipped cream:

http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll107/katco12/P9160868.jpg

O......M......G!!!!!

Incredible! That is a work of art!!! :clap:

JoeV
09-24-2009, 06:44 PM
I have a new customer, and when I went there today to do the work, I found the husband in a hospital bed in the dining room. He has terminal cancer and has been in this bed since May of this year. When I finished the work I chatted with him for about half an hour, and learned what his favorite dessert is, but his DW does not know how to make it. I promised him that I would bring him his favorite dessert, but he has no clue that he is getting it today. You guessed it, it's one of my specialty items...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/flyfishohio/Breads/P1020105.jpg

It feels so good to do something this small that will bring so much joy. they are iced and I'm on my way out the door.

lilbopeep
09-24-2009, 07:06 PM
I have a new customer, and when I went there today to do the work, I found the husband in a hospital bed in the dining room. He has terminal cancer and has been in this bed since May of this year. When I finished the work I chatted with him for about half an hour, and learned what his favorite dessert is, but his DW does not know how to make it. I promised him that I would bring him his favorite dessert, but he has no clue that he is getting it today. You guessed it, it's one of my specialty items...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/flyfishohio/Breads/P1020105.jpg

It feels so good to do something this small that will bring so much joy. they are iced and I'm on my way out the door.
that is such a wonderful thing you have done joe. you will make him so happy.

Mama
09-24-2009, 07:48 PM
I have a new customer, and when I went there today to do the work, I found the husband in a hospital bed in the dining room. He has terminal cancer and has been in this bed since May of this year. When I finished the work I chatted with him for about half an hour, and learned what his favorite dessert is, but his DW does not know how to make it. I promised him that I would bring him his favorite dessert, but he has no clue that he is getting it today. You guessed it, it's one of my specialty items...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/flyfishohio/Breads/P1020105.jpg

It feels so good to do something this small that will bring so much joy. they are iced and I'm on my way out the door.

We all get a Blessing out of it. It just warms your heart when you hear about someone giving of themselves for no other reason than "they want to". Lots of karma to you Joe!

FryBoy
09-24-2009, 08:23 PM
I have a new customer, and when I went there today to do the work, I found the husband in a hospital bed in the dining room. He has terminal cancer and has been in this bed since May of this year. When I finished the work I chatted with him for about half an hour, and learned what his favorite dessert is, but his DW does not know how to make it. I promised him that I would bring him his favorite dessert, but he has no clue that he is getting it today. You guessed it, it's one of my specialty items...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/flyfishohio/Breads/P1020105.jpg

It feels so good to do something this small that will bring so much joy. they are iced and I'm on my way out the door.You're a prince in my book, Joe!

FryBoy
09-24-2009, 08:24 PM
I have a new customer, and when I went there today to do the work, I found the husband in a hospital bed in the dining room. He has terminal cancer and has been in this bed since May of this year. When I finished the work I chatted with him for about half an hour, and learned what his favorite dessert is, but his DW does not know how to make it. I promised him that I would bring him his favorite dessert, but he has no clue that he is getting it today. You guessed it, it's one of my specialty items...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/flyfishohio/Breads/P1020105.jpg

It feels so good to do something this small that will bring so much joy. they are iced and I'm on my way out the door.BTW, how about the recipe?

homecook
09-24-2009, 08:45 PM
Joe, this doesn't surprise me in the least........I'm sure your heart swelled when you took them to him. That's what it's all about!
God Bless you, my friend!

JoeV
09-24-2009, 08:51 PM
BTW, how about the recipe?It's on my website (http://flyfishohio.us/Cinnamon%20Rolls-FAOL.htm) listed in my signature below. Actually, it's the same recipe that Mama uses. It's a very popular recipe because it's so good.

JoeV
09-24-2009, 08:56 PM
When I took the rolls to Gus, he was getting ready to have his dinner of potato soup. He took one look and a sniff, and told his wife he wanted his dessert before his dinner. She tried to dissuade him, but he said "Hey, I'm a dying man and I'm going to have my dessert just in case I don't make it to the entree'." He gave me a wink and we both roared. Poor Kathy was defeated and had no choice but to cave in. He loved it, and is looking forward to eating the whole tray of them. He also ate his soup after the cinnamon roll.

JoeV
09-29-2009, 12:09 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/flyfishohio/092909Baking.jpg

Zucchini bread and Italian bread.

suziquzie
10-01-2009, 08:15 AM
Just the baking weather I've been waiting for :)

Today I'll make a "scant" loaf (haha) of Potato-Rosemary Foccacia and an apple crisp..... ONLY to use up the vanilla ice cream of course....

You may even get pics if you're good!

Mama
10-01-2009, 12:52 PM
BEAU-TI-FUL fall day here so I made some Pumpkin Bread

rickismom
10-01-2009, 01:14 PM
BEAU-TI-FUL fall day here so I made some Pumpkin Bread

Beautiful Mama! :heart:

rickismom
10-01-2009, 01:15 PM
I have a new customer, and when I went there today to do the work, I found the husband in a hospital bed in the dining room. He has terminal cancer and has been in this bed since May of this year. When I finished the work I chatted with him for about half an hour, and learned what his favorite dessert is, but his DW does not know how to make it. I promised him that I would bring him his favorite dessert, but he has no clue that he is getting it today. You guessed it, it's one of my specialty items...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/flyfishohio/Breads/P1020105.jpg

It feels so good to do something this small that will bring so much joy. they are iced and I'm on my way out the door.

OMG, I so wish I could bake, lol Reminds me of the rolls that my grandma used to make. Great job! :applause:

suziquzie
10-01-2009, 03:17 PM
Here goes.... apple crisp and an overbaked foccacia..... oops.

suziquzie
10-07-2009, 07:38 AM
what??? nobody bakes anymore???? sheesh......

chocolate chip cookies today. :)

JoeV
10-07-2009, 10:01 PM
what??? nobody bakes anymore???? sheesh... At least not that they will admit. I bake bread every 7-10 days, but it's the same old same old and I don't always talk about it because I feel like I dominate this thread. I do have a taste for Kolachi's though, and I just bought some apricot preserves, so maybe....

FryBoy
10-07-2009, 10:26 PM
Chewy Brownies. See this thread: http://netcookingtalk.com/forums/showthread.php?p=142170#post142170

JoeV
10-07-2009, 10:44 PM
Oooooooh! They REALLY look chewy, just the way I like them.

homecook
10-11-2009, 08:39 PM
I made a loaf of No-Knead bread with JoeVs' cousins' Italian seasoning blend. Very good!!

JoeV
10-11-2009, 09:53 PM
Yummo!

lilbopeep
10-11-2009, 09:55 PM
I made a loaf of No-Knead bread with JoeVs' cousins' Italian seasoning blend. Very good!!
BEAUTIFUL barb!! recipe?

homecook
10-11-2009, 10:22 PM
Thanks Joe and Peeps!

Here it is.....http://netcookingtalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2717

Luckytrim
10-12-2009, 10:35 AM
Made eight quarts of Chili yesterday, and seeing as how I was gonna be in the kitchen anyway, and seeing as how I haven't attempted a dessert since the bundt cake incident, I pulled out the old (and I mean OLD) Betty Crocker book and manifested my favorite thing in her book................

Apple Dumplings

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b174/luckytrim/AppleDumpling004.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b174/luckytrim/AppleDumpling005.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b174/luckytrim/AppleDumpling006.jpg

SilverSage
10-12-2009, 10:45 AM
OH MY!!!!!!!

Lucky, now THAT's comfort food!

lilbopeep
10-12-2009, 11:46 AM
Made eight quarts of Chili yesterday, and seeing as how I was gonna be in the kitchen anyway, and seeing as how I haven't attempted a dessert since the bundt cake incident, I pulled out the old (and I mean OLD) Betty Crocker book and manifested my favorite thing in her book................

Apple Dumplings

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b174/luckytrim/AppleDumpling004.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b174/luckytrim/AppleDumpling005.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b174/luckytrim/AppleDumpling006.jpg
ok you're not getting away that easy!! recipe please!!

btw OMG!!! i want one ................... now. i have 10 apples sitting on my counter.

Luckytrim
10-12-2009, 12:12 PM
with pleasure !
http://netcookingtalk.com/forums/showthread.php?p=143374#post143374

lilbopeep
10-12-2009, 12:14 PM
with pleasure !
http://netcookingtalk.com/forums/showthread.php?p=143374#post143374
THANK YOU AND YUMMY!!

Meme4251
10-12-2009, 03:22 PM
Gosh, Barb, and Lucky....Both are looking good with that baking now...Beautiful pics of both recipes....:tiphat:

lilbopeep
10-12-2009, 10:47 PM
Homemade pizza dough topped with tomato sauce, fresh chopped parsley, ripped fresh basil leaves, fresh chopped garlic, onion, green pepper, mushrooms, cooked crumbled Italian sausage, grated romano cheese, grated parmesan cheese and mozzarella.

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and (homemade dough) Sausage bread

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JoeV
10-12-2009, 11:00 PM
You guys are killing me here. I'm putting in so many hours that I just don't have time to play in my kitchen.

BTW, those apple dumplings are awesome, and that pizza looks delicious. I can't even look at the sausage bread without gaining 5 pounds.:lol:

Great job, Foodies!

Fisher's Mom
10-12-2009, 11:15 PM
ok you're not getting away that easy!! http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp48/msmofet/smilies/tappingfoot1.gif recipe please!!

btw OMG!!! i want one ................... now. i have 10 apples sitting on my counter.Here's another recipe for an apple dumpling by Ole Blue that is very tasty, too.
http://www.netcookingtalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3671
I like it because it is so easy, I can even get my kids to make it. And also I usually have all of the ingredients on hand.

lilbopeep
10-12-2009, 11:19 PM
You guys are killing me here. I'm putting in so many hours that I just don't have time to play in my kitchen.

BTW, those apple dumplings are awesome, and that pizza looks delicious. I can't even look at the sausage bread without gaining 5 pounds.:lol:

Great job, Foodies!

thank you joe. high praise from the master.




btw how did the mac and cheese dinner go?

lilbopeep
10-12-2009, 11:24 PM
Here's another recipe for an apple dumpling by Ole Blue that is very tasty, too.
http://www.netcookingtalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3671
I like it because it is so easy, I can even get my kids to make it. And also I usually have all of the ingredients on hand.
thank you FM!! muahhhhhh

Fisher's Mom
10-12-2009, 11:34 PM
You're welcome, Peep. They aren't as spectacular looking as Lucky's (those look magazine worthy), but I usually cover them with vanilla ice cream anyway. LOL

lilbopeep
10-13-2009, 01:33 AM
Thanks Joe and Peeps!

Here it is.....http://netcookingtalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2717
thank you barb. hmmmmm only 1/4 tsp yeast for 3 cups flour. i used 7 tsp rapid rise yeast for 8 cups flour today for my pizza and sausage bread dough.

lilbopeep
10-13-2009, 01:34 AM
You're welcome, Peep. They aren't as spectacular looking as Lucky's (those look magazine worthy), but I usually cover them with vanilla ice cream anyway. LOL
:yum: :yum: i have never made any dumplings before. apple pie, apple crisp, baked apples but never any dumpling of ANY kind.

UnConundrum
10-13-2009, 07:54 AM
Peep, the amount of yeast will only affect the time it takes to rise. Actually, slower rise times give the dough more time to develop flavor. I know some guys using 1/512 teaspoon (that's not a typo, try measuring that) for some pizza dough that takes more than a day to rise. On the other hand, if you're in a hurry, increase the yeast.

lilbopeep
10-13-2009, 08:05 AM
Peep, the amount of yeast will only affect the time it takes to rise. Actually, slower rise times give the dough more time to develop flavor. I know some guys using 1/512 teaspoon (that's not a typo, try measuring that) for some pizza dough that takes more than a day to rise. On the other hand, if you're in a hurry, increase the yeast.
oh good to know. thanks thats the first recipe i have seen with a small amount of yeast i was wondering why. and did think it may be a typo.

Meme4251
10-13-2009, 08:42 AM
Peeps, your pizza sure looks good! When do you find so much time to cook? Good for you....:wink:

lilbopeep
10-13-2009, 09:49 AM
Peeps, your pizza sure looks good! When do you find so much time to cook? Good for you....:wink:
thank you meme!! long story but i don't work (OUT of the house) at the moment.

lilbopeep
10-13-2009, 09:53 AM
with pleasure !
http://netcookingtalk.com/forums/showthread.php?p=143374#post143374
my family vetoed the dumplings. they want apple pie. i may make one just for me and pfffffffft on them!! LOL

Deelady
10-13-2009, 09:59 AM
Everything looks soooo delish you guys!!! Great pics!

Iam thinking of making Chocolate Chip Walnut cookies today :D DF favorite....oh and mine too ;)

Deelady
10-13-2009, 07:30 PM
here the cookies! :clap: Nice a warm right out the oven!

lilbopeep
10-13-2009, 07:50 PM
here the cookies! :clap: Nice a warm right out the oven!
ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh i love chip and nut cookies!! yummy