Any Home Bakers Here?

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  1. N F C

    N F C More coffee please! Premium Member Project Manager

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    @ronott1 , it was so warm here yesterday, I set the dough for my rolls on our enclosed front porch. That did the trick!
     
  2. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    I only have to use the heat pad in the winter. When I baked bread last time, I let it raise on the kitchen table--we were in the 80s that weekend.
     
  3. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    @BBrady I have the same dehydrator now. The only thing I tried this past year was cayenne peppers, but want to try other things this year.

    I had read that dehydrated foods don't last long even if in freezer, but vacuum packed they can really last years. Found some sites using those inexpensive Ziplock hand pumps to vacuum mason canning jars. Link to one below and there's others in blogs and YouTube:

    http://www.salad-in-a-jar.com/famil...k-salad-in-a-jar-for-less-than-6-plus-a-video

    I use the ziplock vacuum bags for most things I freeze. The punched hole tape method worked, but got 2 sized of the jar top things and they sealed very well and I think could last longer. The tape in the first way could come loose.

    I don't recall the links, but some folks dehydrate soup fixings so all you would need is water to eat, kinda interesting.
     
  4. sunflour

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    @3goodeggs …my weeds grow while I look at them..lol.

    It seems that every year the weeds become stronger. We got one of those dragon weed burners, it really looked promising, but seemed to give great nutrition to the subsequent weeds..[​IMG]

    The only solution I can find is to go to permanent no till veggie garden beds. It seems that tilling multiplies the weeds.

    [​IMG] It just hit me…we could invent something like those robot vacuums to weed the garden? Or maybe just chunnel the hens to do the work :)


    I love my bread machine, just put everything in to shake and bake, but mostly use the dough cycle - then one can drink coffee and explore BYC while the machine does the hard work!
     
  5. Kikiriki

    Kikiriki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cookies I made yesterday.
    I like to use the double wall cookie sheet to prevent burning the bottom: I hate burned cookies!
    I used a classic recipe and modified it to the ingredients I had on hand:

    COCONUT CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

    INGREDIENTS:
    1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks) softened
    3/4 cup white sugar
    1/2 cup packed brown sugar
    2 eggs
    2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    3 cups all-purpose flour
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    2 teaspoons hot water
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 cup milk chocolate chips
    1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
    1 cup shredded coconut

    DIRECTIONS:
    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
    Grease two large cookie sheets
    Dissolve the baking soda in the water
    Cream the butter and sugars in a large mixing bowl
    Add the baking soda, salt, vanilla, and eggs, mixing well
    Blend in the flour, chips, and coconut until an even consistency is obtained
    Drop heaping tablespoons onto the greased cookie sheets (12 medium per sheet)
    Use the back of the spoon (moistened slightly or buttered to prevent sticking) to flatten them slightly

    Bake for 12-15 minutes
    Allow to cool on the sheet to retain the shape

    They have wonderful flavor that is not too sweet.
    They did not harden into little rocks: I stored them overnight uncovered on a plate in the microwave
     
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  6. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    They should be very tasty!

    Thanks for the recipe.
     
  7. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    X2 sounds really good.
     
  8. Kikiriki

    Kikiriki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, do ya'll know how to make a baker feel good! :love

    They taste almost like a white chocolate and macadamia cookie, which is interesting since it has neither...
     
  9. N F C

    N F C More coffee please! Premium Member Project Manager

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    Good morning, anyone have any baking plans?

    I've been baking but haven't tried anything new lately and I'm getting that urge to make something different. Anyone tried a new bread or dinner roll recipe recently that was wonderful?
     
  10. Miss Lydia

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    Good morning, I found a recipe for an Oatmeal cake and want to use Gluten free all purpose baking mix instead of the 1.5 cups of flour, there is a recipe on the box for cup cakes which makes me think I could use this for the cake but wondering if anyone has used Gluten free mix before for a cake. This is for a Church dinner so I want it to turn out nice.

    Thanks
     

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