Any Home Bakers Here?

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by N F C, Aug 30, 2014.

  1. N F C

    N F C just 1 more cup pls Premium Member Project Manager

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    I say taste is what's most important. Appearance is important but taste is where it's at! So go with the Cool Whip if that's what you like!


    Maybe you should mix up a batch, top it with the ice cream and give us a full report?!?!
     
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    If you overcook yours like I did then it would work. But better to have it turn out correctly with the sugar topping IMO. [​IMG]
     
  3. N F C

    N F C just 1 more cup pls Premium Member Project Manager

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    Does anyone have a fantastic scone recipe?

    I've tried off & on for the longest time to find a really good one (probably tried 8 or 9 different recipes). I made 2 different scone recipes this weekend and while one was ok, the other was a waste (again). So many of the scone recipes I've tried have either been like a cookie or flat as a pancake or just "off". I want a wedge of flaky goodness, just a touch of sweet (not like a cookie) with some height to it that would stand up to some butter or jam.

    The ok one I made this weekend was different, it had tea (the steeped tea leaves) as an ingredient. DH and I were both surprised it was better than the more traditional type scone recipe.

    The hunt continues...but if you have a great one, I'd try it!
     
  4. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

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    Mine always come out either like a biscuit or a door stop.
    We stop at Paneras for my son's scone addiction.

    However, They all did manage to be in the same place at the same time last night for me to finally make the venison wellington.
    I did not have bacon so I wrapped it in ham, and what I thought was puff pastry in the freezer was filo dough, but it all worked out.
    What a neat dish.
    I think I will actually try it with beef some time. (and have the correct ingredients)

    The next dish that has been requested in Hungarian goulash.
    (Dern that Alton Brown and his witty/sciencey/geeky cooking show)

    Maybe he did a show on scones?
     
  5. wyoDreamer

    wyoDreamer Overrun With Chickens

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    Just Google "Good Eats Scones"

    Here is his recipe

    Ingredients

    • 2 cups flour
    • 4 teaspoons baking powder
    • 3/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/3 cup sugar
    • 4 tablespoons butter
    • 2 tablespoons shortening
    • 3/4 cup cream
    • 1 egg
    • Handful dried currants or dried cranberries
    Directions

    Heat oven to 375 degrees.
    In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Mix well. Cut in butter and shortening. In a separate bowl, combine cream with beaten egg then add to dry ingredients. Stir in fruit. Turn dough out onto a floured surface. Roll dough out and cut into biscuit size rounds. Bake for 15 minutes or until brown.
    Recipe courtesy Alton Brown
     
  6. N F C

    N F C just 1 more cup pls Premium Member Project Manager

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    I bet your dinner was good!

    Alton Brown is an interesting guy, part mad scientist & part chef. If you try the goulash, let us know how it turns out!


    Ingredients

    • 2 cups flour
    • 4 teaspoons baking powder
    • 3/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/3 cup sugar
    • 4 tablespoons butter
    • 2 tablespoons shortening
    • 3/4 cup cream
    • 1 egg
    • Handful dried currants or dried cranberries
    Directions

    Heat oven to 375 degrees.
    In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Mix well. Cut in butter and shortening. In a separate bowl, combine cream with beaten egg then add to dry ingredients. Stir in fruit. Turn dough out onto a floured surface. Roll dough out and cut into biscuit size rounds. Bake for 15 minutes or until brown.
    Recipe courtesy Alton Brown

    Thanks for the tip on this recipe @wyoDreamer . Don't think I've tried a scone recipe that had both butter and shortening in it. I'll give it a try (probably in the next couple days) and let you know how it turns out.
     
  7. ceancharles

    ceancharles Out Of The Brooder

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    Alton Brown is great! I wish I could have gone to watch him on his tour. Came through Spokane. I baked a 100% whole wheat sourdough, finally have a converted starter. It came out amazing. Baked a white one too but the whole wheat tastes better IMO.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  8. wyoDreamer

    wyoDreamer Overrun With Chickens

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    the bread looks great!
    Now, I gotta go to the kitchen and make some bread ...
     
  9. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    Those look wonderful!

    Duh, what is a converted starter?[​IMG]
     
  10. wyoDreamer

    wyoDreamer Overrun With Chickens

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    I like your wooden slicer behind the loaf of bread, at least that is what I am assuming it is. did you make that?
     

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