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Imagenanniepb
Mar 24, 2010 10:02 AM CST
Name: Phyl
Mtns of East TN (Zone 6b)
Hey gang. its time for Spring Rolls.....Spring Bread....Spring Loaves.

whats going on in your world?

~ ~ ~ phyllis
My next house will have no kitchen - just vending machines and a large trash can.

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indygardengal
Mar 24, 2010 5:37 PM CST
Name: Veronica
zone 5b
I've been making sour dough bread right and left. Been eatin' it too.
My attitude determines my altitude
A truly wise person uses few words; a person of understanding is even- tempered. Proverbs 17:27
ImageHenryr10
Mar 24, 2010 6:22 PM CST
Name: Ric
Cincinnati, Oh
Kitchen work means no baking for a bit.
Tomorrow should see it done.....

Ric
“The pain I feel now is the happiness I had before. That's the deal.”
C.S. Lewis
Imagedarius
Mar 24, 2010 9:11 PM CST
Name: darius
SW VA Blue Ridge Mountains
I'm just hangin' out, trying to get my homemade starter working enough to start baking bread. So far it's doing pretty good, and I feed it twice a day. I could probably use some of it now (it's been about 5-6 days) but everything I read says it will only get better...

Did you know you have enough microbes on your arms for a starter? Not that I'd scrape my arms for it, LOL.

~d
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Imagenanniepb
Mar 24, 2010 10:13 PM CST
Name: Phyl
Mtns of East TN (Zone 6b)
ewww let's not dwell on that thought too long. lol.

Darius...where did you find your recipe? i dont think I fed mine daily let alone twice a day.

the last two times I fed my SD, it didnt seem to bubble up as much. Does it lose it's 'fizz'?
My next house will have no kitchen - just vending machines and a large trash can.

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Imagedarius
Mar 25, 2010 9:20 AM CST
Name: darius
SW VA Blue Ridge Mountains
Basically from this site below, with a few adaptations of my own... I didn't have any stone-ground WW on hand, so I started with some KA white whole wheat. I also wasn't careful about my measurement proportions since I'm not making it in my kitchen and don't have a good scale yet. (I used measuring cups or just eyeballed some of it.) My office is the only place in the house that's barely warm enough, so I have it near my coffeemaker amidst the clutter!

About day 5, I added AP (not too exciting but it bubbled okay) because my bread flour was still out in the freezer. Duh. Then Day 6 (yesterday) half rye / half unbleached or unbromated KA http://WWW. The weather has turned cooler in the last 2 days and I'm having a hard time keeping my open office area up above 65º. I have some errands today and will pick up some stone-ground Bob's Red Mill flour from over in the next town.

The starter smells pretty good today and I'm thinking it has only slowed due to temps. However, I may start another batch with new flour later today anyway, just for comparison, and refrigerate some of this current batch. The wheat berries I am trying to sprout aren't doing well at all, but they are quite old. I bought some new berries yesterday and will start another batch of them when I buy more spring water today. (Our chlorinated city water is terrible. Yuck. Can't even drink it.)

My new camera battery came yesterday and is charging. If all goes well, I will start posting all this saga with photos on my blog. I plan to bake bread Saturday.

http://sourdoughhome.com/startermyway.html
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Imagenanniepb
Mar 25, 2010 9:27 AM CST
Name: Phyl
Mtns of East TN (Zone 6b)
YAY. i like tutorials. Hurray!
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Imagenanniepb
Mar 25, 2010 9:47 AM CST
Name: Phyl
Mtns of East TN (Zone 6b)
has anyone every made a honeybun cake?

well, I make them all the time, especially for my Davis side of the family dinners.
Monday I decided I was going to make one for our family get-together-before-the last-few-families-went-back-to-CA and-IN, and even though Ive made this cake countless times, I wasnt paying attention, so the cake is now known as an upside down honeybun cake.

you're supposed to sprinkle brown sugar over the top of your prepared cake mixture, then drizzle honey all over it, and then sprinkle cinnamon all over too. then you use a knife to make swirls all thru the mix.

well, brain dead me, mixed those three ingredients together in a bowl and thats when i realized the mistake. it was a thick, gooey mixture. Instead of wasting all that, i decided I'd drop it all over the cake in small drops using two spoons. uhh, welll, that heavy mix dropped to the bottom of the pan, the cake rose to the top. it looked normal. I glazed it. All was well, i thought.

it was good. it was pretty. but it was a gooey mess to get out of the pan. you had to really scrape to get the good stuff out. lol, but bless my family's heart, everyone bragged anyhow.
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ImageKizmo1
Mar 25, 2010 8:11 PM CST
Name: Kathy Parker
SE Ohio
darius wrote:I'm just hangin' out, trying to get my homemade starter working enough to start baking bread. So far it's doing pretty good, and I feed it twice a day. I could probably use some of it now (it's been about 5-6 days) but everything I read says it will only get better...

Did you know you have enough microbes on your arms for a starter? Not that I'd scrape my arms for it, LOL.

~d


Gives a whole new meaning to the tern 'sour dough'..... guess we could start our own business if we had a big crew of farmhands, huh????? Rolling on the floor laughing
Imagenanniepb
Mar 25, 2010 8:40 PM CST
Name: Phyl
Mtns of East TN (Zone 6b)
I agree
My next house will have no kitchen - just vending machines and a large trash can.

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Imagenanniepb
Mar 26, 2010 12:17 PM CST
Name: Phyl
Mtns of East TN (Zone 6b)
glad to see you here, Kizmo. You've been missed. Ears perked up!
My next house will have no kitchen - just vending machines and a large trash can.

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ImageHenryr10
Mar 26, 2010 12:55 PM CST
Name: Ric
Cincinnati, Oh
Well I have 3 loaves of Honey Honey Whole Wheat rising.....
First bread I've baked in a few weeks.
Kitchen remodels and bread baking don't mix....lol!

Ric
“The pain I feel now is the happiness I had before. That's the deal.”
C.S. Lewis
ImageKizmo1
Mar 26, 2010 1:12 PM CST
Name: Kathy Parker
SE Ohio
Nannie, you have a Cmail, but since I found my way back here..... LOL could you share the Honeybun recipe? I need another cake to take to Mom's tomorrow for dinner and this one sounds perfect. I've googled the recipe, but none of them mentions using honey, only brown sugar..... Is that just a substitution?
Imagenanniepb
Mar 28, 2010 8:03 AM CST
Name: Phyl
Mtns of East TN (Zone 6b)
Good for you, Ric. I'm trying to decide what I'm going to bake today...looking thru our list of fine recipes .
My next house will have no kitchen - just vending machines and a large trash can.

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ImageHenryr10
Mar 28, 2010 8:05 AM CST
Name: Ric
Cincinnati, Oh
Weather will force us indoors today so we'll bake something...
Maybe a test for Easter.

Ric
“The pain I feel now is the happiness I had before. That's the deal.”
C.S. Lewis
Imagenanniepb
Mar 28, 2010 8:07 AM CST
Name: Phyl
Mtns of East TN (Zone 6b)
thats what I was thinking....thanks to Herbie I found a recipe I'm going to post in a few minutes that rises over night.
My next house will have no kitchen - just vending machines and a large trash can.

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Imagenanniepb
Mar 28, 2010 8:16 AM CST
Name: Phyl
Mtns of East TN (Zone 6b)
Dutch Crunch Bread wins.....might as well use the rice flour.
My next house will have no kitchen - just vending machines and a large trash can.

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Imagenanniepb
Apr 1, 2010 10:45 PM CST
Name: Phyl
Mtns of East TN (Zone 6b)
Everyone must be outside instead of baking.
My next house will have no kitchen - just vending machines and a large trash can.

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Gardening in Tennessee
ImageHenryr10
Apr 2, 2010 7:50 AM CST
Name: Ric
Cincinnati, Oh
Yep we're building a Tool Shop/Shed....
Hey it's over 80°!

Will be baking for Easter tomorrow though.

Ric

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“The pain I feel now is the happiness I had before. That's the deal.”
C.S. Lewis
Imagedarius
Apr 2, 2010 9:57 AM CST
Name: darius
SW VA Blue Ridge Mountains
Pooh... no baking this weekend as planned. I neglected my starter and it started brewing alcohol. Will try again next week after I get back from a short trip...
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