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what's baking?! 
 
Sep. 16, 2010 1:32 pm 
Updated: Sep. 17, 2010 1:50 pm
Today's baking included a nice rustic bread
http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Honey-Multigrain-Bread/Detail.aspx<
This also has a delightful picture that I noticed was mine on the front page of this recipe.
There's something nice about the smell of homemade bread baking in the house.  I just love it and this recipe is healthy and hearty, it isn't just a white bread, it also has whole wheat and rye and corn meal.  I just love it!

I also made a chocolate zucchini loaf
http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Chocolate-Zucchini-Bread-2/Detail.aspx<
which was disappointing.  The chocolate in the recipe wasn't enough, it was just a tinge of chocolate without any substance.  It was overall moist, but bland.  I know however that I am my own worse critic and that it will get eaten.  With all the mouths in this household, it will be gone quick enough.  It was also my first attempt at chocolate zucchini anything.  I noticed they often go together in recipes and I could see why, the zucchini is moist and the chocolate is sweet.

I also took pictures of the homemade crackers I made yesturday to have with the hummus.
http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Wheat-Crackers/Detail.aspx<
it's the first one on the web page again.  These today have been stored in a sealed jar and I find them moist now, I would maybe toast them up in the oven before eating them again when I make my next batch of hummas.

The main meal for the day was maple flavored sausages, with toast and omlettes.  Simple, but healthy and good.  I had a bunch of egg yolks left over from the cupcake icing I've been making so I decided to use them up.  The kids love this and it's quick and easy.
What's everyone else been cooking?
I'm quite impressed I got the pictures to work.  I'm usually quite computer illiterate, but my skills seem to be increasing with this blog!
 
Comments
Sep. 16, 2010 1:56 pm
I just glanced at your profile. French. Cool!! Does that mean I can ask you all kinds of questions about French cuisine? If so, YEAH!!! My teen bought crescent rolls in the tube last year so I had to make real croisants so he could see store bought isn't the way to go. Fell in love with those! Now to go see those crackers! Hope the picture is still up. I'm awful at finding things in the cyber world!
 
Sep. 16, 2010 1:59 pm
Found them. Those look good. The few times I've made crackers I've found that thinness and watching the baking time is a big key!
 
Sep. 16, 2010 4:51 pm
Nice to blog with you bountiful life! Yesterday, I went on a Baking frenzy. I made my ranch hand bread - makes three loaves and I have a blog about them if you want to read it. I made them with whole wheat and added some honey, just for a different taste. I bake them every week or 10 days for lunches and what not. Yesterday, I made a creamy Tuna Noodle Casserole and decided that it would taste better with some rolls from an old school district recipe book I bought in Ennis Montana several years ago. I was right, it did taste better. Earlier in the week, I made some ciabatta with a poolish that I had sitting in the fridge.. that was good. So yes, I love to bake! In fact, I'm headed to Las Vegas at the end of the month to attend the IBIE conference where I'll hopefully get to see the USA team compete for a spot at the Bakery World Cup at Europain 2012 - and am making plans to attend that too... so yes, I guess you can say I love to bake!
 
Sep. 17, 2010 5:29 am
I too love croissants, the bakeries around where I grew up had them everywhere so I've never had to try to bake them till recently...without any success Cat Hill. But yes, fress criossants are delicious to say the least. Thanks for visiting.
 
Sep. 17, 2010 5:33 am
Your ranch bread sounds delicious, I too would like to make our own breads, but we go through to much of it. I find we go through a loaf a day, so it would be a lot of work...but I think it will come around if I keep at it. I would like to make dinner rolls, white bread and nice hearty breads, slowly switching the family to grain breads. I think it will be healthier for them. Hmm, what is ciabatta, I've never heard of that. My hubby thinks it's a sausage? Is he fight. Bakery World Cup?! I've never heard of that, it sounds exciting. You're opening my eyes to a whole new world.
 
Sep. 17, 2010 7:20 am
bountiful life, my Grandmother used to bake 20 loaves of Ranch Hand bread every day during the cattle season. They lived on a rural ranch in Montana and she fed 9 kids and 6 ranch hands, so you can imagine there were alot of hungry mouths! You can double that recipe and make it once a week. It's easy. Ciabatta is an Italian bread that was named by a baker in the Lake Como district of Italy. Ciabatta means "Slipper" and it's shape was somewhat like a slipper to this baker. In any event, it's a delicious bread to serve simply with olive oil and herbs - or as my family likes them, split with various meats and cheeses. I like mine cold, but they enjoy theirs in a panini press. We load them up with fresh vegetables and herbs such as basil and rosemary infused with olive oil. If you want to know more about baking, I invite you to join The Fresh Loaf. There are tons of bakers, videos, lessons and more there. There are professional bakers from around the world, expert at home bakers and amateurs and beginners. It's quite a learning experience. www.thefreshloaf.com
 
Sep. 17, 2010 1:50 pm
thanks for the tips bellesAZ, I'm going to see the site now. I am learning what I've been doing for so many years now that I've joined this site my eyes are opening to so many new ways to bake and do things.
 
 
 
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