Tag : baking

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1/4 cup flax seeds 1/2 cup quinoa 1/2 cup raisins 2 1/4 teaspoons instant yeast 3 cups whole wheat flour, plus more for dusting 1 tablespoon sea salt 2 tablespoons honey Cooking spray, oil or softened butter Toast flax seeds for a few minutes in a dry skillet over medium heat, until color changes slightly …
This, besides black forest cake, is my oldest child’s favorite cake. I’ve only made it twice because she’s actually allergic to eggs, so as you might understand, when I do make it, she savors every mouthful. And for good reason — it’s rich, and yet light, and decadent. (My daughter wasn’t allergic to eggs the …
Original recipe here. My adaptation: Makes about 60 cookies Crust: 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, softened 6 ounces cream cheese, softened 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt Filling: 4 large egg 4 tablespoons melted and cooled 3 cups firmly packed brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup chopped walnuts Make the crust: Cream …
A repost from my old baking blog… The finished product. Sorry for the grease spots on the lens. We were in a hurry to get to the party! Black Forest Cake / Schwarzwalder Kirschtorte Elements here, bottom to top: the turntable/cake stand The baking circles or rounds, and the doily the cake layers the ganache …
A repost from my old baking blog. One of the most exhilarating things about being a baker is working with chocolate. I haven’t even begun to explore all the myriad ways of playing with it, shaping it, cutting it, melting it, coating with it, etc. and I look forward to doing just that on this …
A repost from my old baking blog. 1 14.5 oz. can tart cherries (not cherry pie filling) water if necessary 1/2 cup sugar 1 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch Drain cherries, reserving liquid. Set cherries aside. Measure liquid — you need 1/2 cup; add water if necessary. Add sugar and cornstarch to liquid and whisk until dissolved. …
A repost from my old baking blog. 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate 4 ounces sweet chocolate 1 cup heavy whipping cream 2 to 3 tablespoons rum, brandy or other spirits 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, optional Confectioners sugar to taste Chop or break off chocolates into small chunks. In a microwave-safe bowl or large measuring cup, combine …
A repost from my old baking blog. I have several go-to recipes when I need a chocolate cake from scratch. This is my favorite — it’s so easy! Cooking spray for pans Cake flour or cocoa powder for dusting 4 ounces (120 g) unsweetened chocolate 1/2 pound (230 g) unsalted butter 2 teaspoons vanilla extract …
A repost from my old baking blog. For all your wonderful cake creations: …. on my wish list this coming baking year. Right now I have this one which doubles as a turntable, but if I want to tilt the cake for some fancier work I can’t. (One way I’ve gotten around that is to …
My method: Get 2/3-3/4 cup starter from the fridge — let stand in a covered bowl until it’s room temp (anywhere from 1 hr to whenever I remember that I have a bowl waiting for me) Add 4 handfuls flour (I figure this is probably about 2 cups) + water to wet everything, stirring with …
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