Aw, man, it's all I can do not to go all Cookie Monster on the muffins I just finished baking! I ended up making a dozen each of three kinds. The cornmeal muffins were a basic recipe, though I added a bit of sour cream to the milk, for extra flavour. Oatmeal muffins with a … Continue reading Must… resist! (Updated)
December 6 is St. Nicholas Day, and one of the Polish customs is to make spice cookies or cake on this day. I didn't feel like fussing with cookies, so I went hunting for a spice cake recipe with ingredients I already had. More or less. The recipe I settled on is here; Piernik - … Continue reading Spice Cake for St. Nicholas Day
It was a lovely morning, as I did my rounds, with nothing at all to suggest we were going to be hit by a storm, later today! As is now usual, I had a whole crowd of kitties waiting outside the door for breakfast. 😀 I counted 19, but it's possible I missed one of … Continue reading A good day to be baking!
Thanks to my wonderful daughter taking over for me, yesterday, we had a couple of fresh loaves of bread to try this morning. I'd started by having the dough baby soak overnight, then added flour to make a sponge. After several hours, this is what the sponge looked like. My daughter set aside half of … Continue reading Babcia’s Bread Experiment: awake!
With how hot it's been all summer, we've done no baking at all. It was simply too hot in the house to do baking and heat it up even more! Only recently did my daughter finally start baking some bread again. Which means that our dough baby has been sitting in its flour, unused, for … Continue reading Babcia’s Bread Experiment: a re-awakening
A while back, we tried a recipe for overnight bread, which you can read about here, and find a link to the original recipe we used. I then tried an "over day" version, using the dough baby from my Babcia's bread experiment. It was fantastically successful! We've made it again, as a pretty basic no-knead … Continue reading Babcia’s Bread Experiment, part 10: No Knead bread
There are eight cats in this picture. Can you spot them all? 😀 These guys sure do make my mornings! I also have a preview to share. I experimented with the no-knead, overnight dough recipe I'd made before, using the old dough bread baby from my Babcia's bread experiment. I didn't take any process photos … Continue reading Count ’em, plus a preview
One of the things we enjoy doing is baking bread and experimenting with bread recipes. Unfortunately, none of us are particularly able bodied. In what way may be different for each of us, but it's not unusual for none of us to be up to kneading dough at the same time. I would happily use … Continue reading Trying out an overnight bread recipe
Yesterday, I made another batch of bread using the old dough stored in flour as a starter. I did change things up a little bit, though. One of the things about trying to recreate how my grandmother did this is, I'm relying on my mother's childhood memories. There would definitely be things my mother never … Continue reading Babcia’s Bread Experiment, part 9: a few changes
For the next while, as I remove part of the dough from one batch to use in the next batch, I will be taking out slightly larger pieces of dough, to make larger batches of bread with it, next time. Our flour canister is tall and narrow, so I've made a point of flattening the … Continue reading Babcia’s Bread Experiment, part 8: ham and cheese roll!