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Old 01-18-2014, 09:34 PM   #21
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What weird green veggie??

Anyway, as for my food this evening.... er... well it was a bit pathetic really. For the last three Saturdays I have been trying to make a simple loaf of white bread. Don't laugh!! Making bread is not only an art, but also a science! And I was rubbish at those in school...

So this evening's effort came out of the tin and my brother and I cut very warm slices, slathered them in butter (and cheese) and scoffed them.

That sounds delicious! Nothing quite like warm bread straight out of the oven


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Old 01-18-2014, 09:42 PM   #22
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That sounds delicious! Nothing quite like warm bread straight out of the oven


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Each time I have learned something and the end product has been better, so I intend to prevail!

I have also learned you need to wait at least a FEW minutes before trying to cut a fresh loaf....
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Old 01-18-2014, 09:46 PM   #23
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"Multiple person"
Is that the politically correct way of saying schizo?

(I knew what you meant) Apparently they only had cake?
And you just teminded me I forget to get some good cheese when I was into the store today. Shoot.
A bunch of my friends who have birthdays in January put on a "radio play" every year. They call it Capricornicopia. They write it. Lots of the attendees perform it, with script in hand. It's great fun. Would have been better if there hadn't been so many small children there.

The party is pot luck and there were cupcakes, but no cake. I brought deviled eggs, and because so many people have food sensitivities and allergies nowadays, I printed out the ingredient list.
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Old 01-18-2014, 10:00 PM   #24
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What weird green veggie??

Anyway, as for my food this evening.... er... well it was a bit pathetic really. For the last three Saturdays I have been trying to make a simple loaf of white bread. Don't laugh!! Making bread is not only an art, but also a science! And I was rubbish at those in school...

So this evening's effort came out of the tin and my brother and I cut very warm slices, slathered them in butter (and cheese) and scoffed them.
Pac has been trying to identify a veggie he saw in the store but forgot to take a picture of it for us

Don't know if this might help, but I was having trouble making bread for a while; it wouldn't rise properly and cook through completely. I did some reading and realized the water wasn't warm enough to activate the yeast. I started using an instant-read thermometer to make sure it was at least 80F and my bread has come out beautifully since then. Yum, love good bread!
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...For the last three Saturdays I have been trying to make a simple loaf of white bread. Don't laugh!! Making bread is not only an art, but also a science! And I was rubbish at those in school......
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...Don't know if this might help, but I was having trouble making bread for a while; it wouldn't rise properly and cook through completely. I did some reading and realized the water wasn't warm enough to activate the yeast. I started using an instant-read thermometer to make sure it was at least 80F and my bread has come out beautifully since then. Yum, love good bread!
Yup, yeast likes it cozy. Make sure the area you're proofing the dough in is warm enough too. We usually keep our thermostat at 67 degrees during the day in winter. The kitchen counter can get even colder. There are all kinds of ways to make the dough warm enough to rise, but I pretty much don't bake it on really cold winter days. Good luck though. There are few things more satisfying in life than a good, thick slice of warm bread made by your own hands.
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I made a mountain of shrimp and veggie fried rice. Apparently, we were as hungry as mountain climbers because we made it "all gone".
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Old 01-18-2014, 10:35 PM   #27
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Each time I have learned something and the end product has been better, so I intend to prevail!

I have also learned you need to wait at least a FEW minutes before trying to cut a fresh loaf....

Then you are most decidedly on the right path! You are right, waiting for at least a few mins is good... My husband prefers it just barely warm :)


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Old 01-18-2014, 10:36 PM   #28
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Looks great CG!


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Old 01-18-2014, 10:37 PM   #29
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Good call. We hadn't even gotten into chunky vs smooth
One step at at a time.

Nice looking fried rice, CG!
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we had Rouladen with Semmelknoedel and peas and carrots... DH enjoyed something different than pasta e pizza ;o)
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