My second baking attempt in life... other than frozen pizzas

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by silkiechicken, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    After a brain numbing first half of the quarter... I decided to try something new. Baking![​IMG]

    Well, ok, so I tried baking brownies once at the end of last quarter... and they ended up hard.... yeah... [​IMG]

    I tried gumpsgirl's bread recipe and it REALLY IS FOOL PROOF!!![​IMG]

    I think it turned out pretty well since I've never worked with yeast that wasn't a lab strain on a petri dish and I don't even have a rolling pin! All by hand in one of the four bowls that exist down here at school. No kitchen aid mixer here, just a set of chopsticks and 10 fingers. LOL

    It's a toasty 63 in here because we don't heat the place so did the boiling water in pot in oven thing and cultured the yeast for 40 minutes the first time and 100 minutes the second time to get it as big as what it looked like in the picture.

    Well...

    This was the bread going in
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    And then coming out!

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    And I don't think I messed it up because it was light and fluffy! (I halved the recipe)


    Then, I even tried making cinnamon rolls ! (Halved the recipe again here.)

    Going in:
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    Coming out!:
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    Now to cram in my linux hw for tonight. [​IMG]


    [​IMG] Let's just say I suck at scripting and programming...
     
  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    [​IMG] good job! i am still scared to try it!...[​IMG]
     
  3. willowcol

    willowcol Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2008
    Macclesfield NC
    Great job they look very tasty!
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Seriously, nothing to be afraid of! If I can do it, anyone can! I burn water.
     
  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:well..what do you mean you cultured the yeast? [​IMG] ...sorry, bread doughs just seem so hard to me!...and you were REALLY brave and went for the rolls also!...[​IMG]
     
  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I actually think the proper term is to let the bread rise...

    I say "cultured" the yeast...well... because that's what you'd call it if you were growing cell cultures in a research lab. LOL In this case the yeast was eating sugar, releasing waste into the dough, rather than growing in a broth in a shaker stinking up the hallway.
     
  7. #1California Chick

    #1California Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 5, 2008
    SF Bay Area
    Good Job Silkie!! [​IMG]

    They look great!! [​IMG]

    Now that you know how to do it -- experiment with more types!! Your family will love it!!![​IMG]

    Cindy
     
  8. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:[​IMG] okay! i get it now! thanks! [​IMG]
     
  9. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    [​IMG] Nice Yummy job!!!!!
     
  10. mmmm looks great , You did a fine job !
     

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