What have you been baking?

Discussion in 'Baking, Bread Making and Cakes' started by Lynne Guinne, Jun 8, 2017.

  1. Lynne Guinne

    Lynne Guinne Senior Member

    Location:
    New England
    I don't bake regularly, but when I do I like to show off my wares. I'm also interested in seeing the types of things the rest of you bake. Why not have a thread dedicated to baking like we have for meals?

    I made two batches of breads today. First into the oven was a yeast dough, something many of you may be familiar with - Sally Lunn bread. We tried this bread decades ago the first time we visited Historical Williamsburg. Now that yeast and I are on sort of good terms, I thought I would try making a loaf. Seeing as how several of the recipes call for baking it in a bundt pan, I first had to buy one of those. Pan secured, Sally and I are now friends. This is the third time I've made it; finally getting the hang of everything.

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    Can't wait until breakfast, when I'll toast a slice (or two) and slather it with my good butter - the Kerrygold brick I bought recently just for this occasion.
     
  2. Lynne Guinne

    Lynne Guinne Senior Member

    Location:
    New England
    The second batch of bread into the oven were two pans of quick (baking powder) breads: a most excellent banana nut bread from my Mom's recipe, and a loaf of blueberry-lemon bread that calls for pecan nuts. As usual, the banana bread was wonderful. The blueberry-lemon bread has to be made again without pecans - I forget that we really don't like them in it as it detracts from the delicate flavor of the bread. Must make another while blueberries are in season.

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    I wish I could invite you for tea and serve up some slices...
     
  3. Cinisajoy

    Cinisajoy Senior Member

    Location:
    Texas
    Biscuits yesterday.
    Chocolate chip cookies and bread the other day.
     
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  4. Kake Lover

    Kake Lover Senior Member Staff Member

    Location:
    Manchester
    Ooh, I'd like to try the Sally Lun bread, I think that's the one we had in Bath. I'd also like to try your lemon and blueberry bread. Have you entered it in the recipe challenge for lemons?
     
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  5. Elawin

    Elawin Über Member

    The blueberry-lemon bread sounds good, with or without pecan nuts.
     
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  6. Elawin

    Elawin Über Member

    I usually always bake wholemeal bread, but the other day I decided on white bread for a change. I used a standard recipe but the liquid was 100 ml milk/150 ml water/1 large egg. I always used soft brown sugar instead of white, and the resulting loaf was a gorgeous colour. The photo doesn't do it justice, but the "board" it was on was actually a large sheet of white paper and the "white" part of the bread was actually a very pale golden colour.

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  7. winterybella

    winterybella Über Member

    Location:
    Barbados
    Sadly, I don't have any pictures but I baked some banana muffins a few days ago. A few weeks ago my mom and sister came over and baked a pone and I am telling everyone I made it since it happened at my home.
     
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  8. patriziamariapia

    patriziamariapia Regular Member

    Location:
    Milano (Italy)
    wow I have no words..it's fantatic... I want it :devil:
     
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  9. patriziamariapia

    patriziamariapia Regular Member

    Location:
    Milano (Italy)
    The photo do it justice.. Trust me!:spaghetti:
     
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  10. Lynne Guinne

    Lynne Guinne Senior Member

    Location:
    New England
    @Kake Lover, the Sally Lunn originated in Bath, so this could be very similar to what you had. Very easy to make, and even easier to eat. *burp* The link will take you to a recipe that is identical to the one from my Williamsburg Cookbook except for one difference: the linked recipe calls for only one packet of yeast, while my cookbook recipe calls for two packets. I've always made it with the two packets. Also, while the recipe says bake it at 350 degrees F, my Bundt pan is dark. I've baked the bread at 325 and have not had a problem with either over- or under-browning.

    Also, the online recipe calls for 1/2 cup vegetable shortening; the book recipe only said "shortening". Since I am able to buy pure lard from an Amish bulk food store, I used lard. I figured that was probably more authentic to the times.

    Sally Lunn Bread Recipe
    ~ From the blog "Add A Pinch"

    As far as the recipe for the Blueberry-Lemon Bread? I think it just isn't "lemony" enough to submit, but thanks for the suggestion. I it copied (by hand) from an online posting years ago, and I'm afraid it might take me forever to track it down. I won't be able to tweak it before the recipe challenge, but I want to try and adjust the liquids and see if I can get more lemon in the flavor without compromising the texture. If I get it "just right", I'll then post it to CookingBites.
     
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  11. Lynne Guinne

    Lynne Guinne Senior Member

    Location:
    New England
    It is "fantastic"! Thank you. The link to the recipe is in my above post to Kake Lover, along with the one difference regarding the amount of yeast.
     
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  12. Kake Lover

    Kake Lover Senior Member Staff Member

    Location:
    Manchester
    Thank you.
     
  13. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

  14. Lynne Guinne

    Lynne Guinne Senior Member

    Location:
    New England
    Oh. My. :hyper: What type of tea would you like me to brew? I have quite a few selections...
     
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  15. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    Builder's tea for me!
     
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