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My Cooking Bucket List-Or the Best Brownies Ever 
 
Jan. 27, 2012 3:29 pm 
Updated: Feb. 12, 2012 3:07 am
     I have a list I call "My Cooking Bucket List."  I write around 10 items I would like to master in cooking before I kick the bucket. Although not sophisticated in nature, the items on the bucket list fill a need to reclaim old family recipes or a request from a family member. I check them off as I go. My current project is Number 10-High Altitude Brownies.



My Inspiration
 Most of the items on the list were inspired by my Grandma. She was an excellent cook. During her lifetime, she held various jobs as a short order cook in a bar and grill, personal cook for a family that owned a sheep ranch, and as a cook for different well-to-do families.
      Short order cook-My Grandma Rita on the right
     My Grandma wrote only a few recipes down, didn't own any cookbooks, and many of her cooking creations were lost when she passed away. It is those memories of her passion for cooking that has inspired me today to create a family cookbook for my children. Blogging on All Recipes motivated me to continue on my cooking quest.


     Currently, I have one more item my bucket list and then I will start another list. I would like to bake a brownie that doesn't fall and isn't dry due to high altitude. Over Christmas, I made Brooke's Best Bombshell Brownies which is  a very rich chocolate dessert. Although I love the way the brownie tasted, I am still experimenting with the high alitude adjustments. It is indeed a very rich and chocolatey brownie.


      Hey! I really didn't eat all the brownies. I ate one or maybe two. However, it was scrumptious and the best brownie I ever ate. If you haven't tried these brownies you need to give them a try. The original recipe was created by Brooke. Then, K. Walker customized the recipe by using half brown sugar and half granulated sugar.
 
Brooke describes her brownies as:


"Seduction straight from the oven! Rich, dark, and chocolatey, this brownie recipe uses cocoa powder, semi-sweet chocolate morsels, and butter, of course, to make an ultra intense chocolate treat."

For those of you  chocolate lovers who do not have to worry about high altitude adjustments, try the following recipe:

Brooke's Best Bombshell Brownies
A Custom Version by K. Walker-click here for link






     I was curious about what other AR members had on their Cooking Bucket List. Please share your thoughts.



     Now, I will be found in my kitchen making brownies once again muttering and talking to myself.  Now mind you, my family doesn't mind eating any kind of brownie-even if they do sink in the middle. When I do finally get to check off high altitude brownies off my list. I will certainly share the recipe with you.
Brook's Best Bombshell Brownies
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Comments
Jan. 27, 2012 3:42 pm
I don't have a cooking bucket list...maybe I should. I do understand the frustration of baking at high altitude as we lived in CO at one time. Those brownies are looking very tempting. I love the family photo. Good luck on the rest of your list. The King Arthur Flour site has a good recipe for Pizzelles.
 
Naan 
Jan. 27, 2012 3:58 pm
Hi Lela! I do have a cooking bucket list. It isn't written down anywhere, but there are things I would like to learn to master at some point in my lifetime. On the list - pot roast, souffle, arroz con pollo, beef bourguignon, and chocolate chip cookies that don't spread out. I've heard the secret is butter flavor Crisco but I refuse to eat that stuff. I have trouble with brownies too; I never thought about the altitude here in Denver. They are rock hard around the edges and sunken in the middle. I thought it was just me...
 
Jan. 27, 2012 4:04 pm
Fluffy tall light melt in your mouth biscuits. I can only make hockey pucks!
 
Jan. 27, 2012 4:24 pm
Hi Lela! My most recent check off my bucket list was those cinamon rolls! They've kicked my butt over and over! Next on mine is gnochi! my favorite brownie is Hersheys best brownie recipe... but gonna try this one! Thanks for sharing!!!!
 
Lela 
Jan. 27, 2012 4:47 pm
Nancy Pants-It's not just you on the brownies. Hey, my daughter has a killer chocolate chip recipe that works here in Colorado. She sent the recipe to a friend on the west coast and the chocolate chips did not turn out. Chocolate chip cookies are also another problem in high altitude. Ah, the famous beef bourguignon-my husband had beef bourguignon in Valberg,France and has always wanted to replicate it. I am sure there is wine in there somewhere.
 
Lela 
Jan. 27, 2012 4:49 pm
Maridele Hello! Biscuits and gravy, my husband always has a craving for them. Might have to add those to my list-fluffy light biscuits. Sounds so good!
 
Lela 
Jan. 27, 2012 4:52 pm
Hi, Terry! My favorite-anything with cinnamon. I saw those cinnamon rolls and I will tell you they looked so good. You are making me hungry! I swear I could smell your cinnamon rolls! Yummo!
 
Lela 
Jan. 27, 2012 4:55 pm
Marie C. Hi there! Nice to see you here. Thanks for the tip on the pizzelles. I also agree with you on the baking in high altitude. I have made the Bombshell brownies twice. Both times, they tasted great, except in high altitude they sunk in the middle.
 
Susie 
Jan. 27, 2012 5:16 pm
The main thing on my list is flourless chocolate cake. I just keep putting it off.
 
Jan. 27, 2012 5:37 pm
Susie.... flourless chocolate cake is awesome... check my recipe box for it! Made it for Jim's christmas surprise! It is absolutely a joy to make and a delicasy to eat!!!! Don't hold back girl... go for it! It only took me 49 yrs!
 
Lela 
Jan. 27, 2012 5:43 pm
Hi Susie here is Terry's blog link, too. Her blog was called "A little slice of Christmas Heaven." http://allrecipes.com/cook/12914038/blogentry.aspx?postid=261991 Terry-I am going to try that flourless cake someday, I am not quite brave enough to try cakes yet.-cakes flop here in Colorado, too.
 
Jan. 27, 2012 6:08 pm
They really look good, I'm wishing I had one.
 
Lela 
Jan. 27, 2012 6:30 pm
Hello King Sparta,thanks. My son's favorite dessert is brownies.
 
Jan. 27, 2012 6:32 pm
Um, it wasn't on the my bucket list but my son brought me a 4'snake to cook and I did just to show him, you shoot it, we eat it! That doesn't count though. How about a techinque then? Making my rolls and cookies perfectly uniform in size. And rolling out a perfectly round pie crust like my Mom used to do. Grat blog! That brownie looks good!
 
Jan. 27, 2012 6:33 pm
Geez where is spellcheck? That is Great not grat
 
Jan. 27, 2012 7:05 pm
I love your blog and how you've encorporated those beautiful recipe pages. Your Grandma LOOKS like she's a good cook. LOL!!! I have "learning to make bread" on my cooking bucket list. I'm still mustering up the courage before I give a whirl.
 
Lela 
Jan. 27, 2012 8:38 pm
CatHill, thanks for stopping by. My oh my-eating snakes-does it taste like chicken? We have plenty of rattle snakes that some say is good eating-around here in the Southwestern Colorado. You are one brake lady to cook up a snake. I couldn't bring myself to eat a snake. Although, my brother loves to hunt elk and deer. So, I have had elk stew, deer stew, elk chili, and elk burgers. Yes, the perfectly round pie crust, not as easy as you think. That is hard to do. My Grandma made the rolls look easy. She made them all the same size. I guess it is a lot of practice, and more practice.
 
Lela 
Jan. 27, 2012 8:40 pm
Cat Hill-Geez-I mean one brave lady.
 
Lela 
Jan. 27, 2012 8:49 pm
Candice-Hello! Thanks for the compliment. I used the smilebox recipe format. I also used blogger.com to write the blog. Then I copy and paste it here. It seems to be the easiest way to write a blog. If I could cook like my Grandma-that would be something. I'm going to give it my all. My Grandma's rolls were the best. Candice, bread-is something that I haven't mastered either.
 
Jan. 27, 2012 9:41 pm
Hmm I don't have a cooking bucket list, perhaps that I aim to cook my way through every possible thing I can imagine, twice before I kick off! I bet your gramma would be proud of ya!
 
Jan. 28, 2012 2:54 am
I don't have a bucket list for cooking, but I do want to try making pasta one day and I've been mastering biscuits. My friend helped me out on that - she bought me a bag of Hudson Cream Self-Rising Flour - that put me on the right track and they're only getting better. I think the next batch should be just right; at least I hope so!
 
Jan. 28, 2012 3:02 am
What Maridele said! However, I would be ecstatic if I could turn out hockey pucks!
 
Lela 
Jan. 28, 2012 6:45 am
Raedwulf sounds like you have a great plan! I think my Grandma would be proud of me for giving it a good try in the kitchen.
 
Lela 
Jan. 28, 2012 6:50 am
Mother Ann, I am sure your biscuits would make my husband's mouth water. He loves biscuits and gravy. I will have to check the Hudson Cream flour. It is not something that is on the grocery store shelves here in my town. I think biscuits are hard to make. They either come out dry and hard as a hockey puck or fall apart when you eat them. Pasta is something I would like to try. I tried pasta once and cut all the pasta by hand. It tasted great. However, it was a tedious process. I would like to have a pasta maker attachment for my kitchen aid. Nice hearing from you!
 
Lela 
Jan. 28, 2012 6:52 am
Hi Mike. I am with you on the biscuit making. To make a great biscuit, something I need to add to the bucket list.
 
Jan. 28, 2012 1:47 pm
I never expected to be able to make good biscuits, then I found JPBigDadddy's recipe right here on AR. They turned out great. My friend told me to forget kneading them, just fold the dough over on itself a few times and then pat it out into a rectangle and use a pizza cutter to make even squares, let them sit for a bit and bake. It worked!! So I tried them again without her and they still worked. Working with yeast, making biscuits, and trying to duplicate my grandmother's flakey pie crust (which I am still working on) were pretty much all on my list I've got the bread and I'm mastering the biscuits.
 
Jan. 28, 2012 5:45 pm
LOLOL! I wasn't going to waste the snake's life. I'm funny that way. Brave, oye, you should have seen me trying to touch it to cook it and NO it does not taste like chicken. More like a very fresh fish. Now, how did my Mom roll everything out so perfectly. Deep sigh, still working on it here :)(:
 
Lela 
Jan. 28, 2012 10:08 pm
BigShotsMom-You are making my mouth water for biscuits. I'm going to have to try those biscuits. The technique sounds like it would make a very flakey biscuit. Now, I am hungry for pie, too.
 
Lela 
Jan. 28, 2012 10:17 pm
Cathill, if I told my kids we were having snake for dinner, they would all run and probably go to the nearest Mcdonald's. LOL! Now my brother, who was an airborne ranger, will eat anything. He was dropped by parachute in the desert for training and ate crickets and other weird stuff. Now, your mom's perfectly rolled cookies and rolls, I would love to eat them.
 
annedj 
Jan. 29, 2012 5:55 am
Love the idea of a Cooking Bucket List. The one thing I would like to have on mine is my Gramma's Potato Salad. She like yours, never wrote anything down because it was all stored in her mind. I would give anything to have her back to share recipes with me. Love the brownies.
 
Jan. 29, 2012 6:13 am
LOL! I have a "bucket FOLDER" thanks to AR! I am still working on certain breads and frosting are always a challenge for me. Cheese has been my latest thing to check off my list. Here is a tried and true recipe for pizzelles. it was my Italian MIL's recipe so it has been passed down for generations. They are light and crispy and stay that way. http://allrecipes.com/PersonalRecipe/63013407/Jans-Thin-and-Crispy-Pizzelles/Detail.aspx Your blog is very pretty, too! Nice job!
 
Lela 
Jan. 29, 2012 7:15 am
Annedj-I like you would give anything to have my Grandma back to get her recipes. She used to make this white or yellow cake from scratch and then added a frosting that I can't seem to replicate. Sigh, another thing to add to the list. Thanks for stopping by.
 
Lela 
Jan. 29, 2012 7:23 am
Hi What's for dinner, mom. Thanks for the compliment. Oh my, a bucket folder that could be scary if I used mine I only have 200 plus recipes, but what a challenge. Cheese making-I am curious how you make cheese and what kind? Sounds yummy! I love pizelles, so thank you very much for the recipe. I will add it to my recipe box.
 
Jan. 29, 2012 9:06 am
what a great idea!!!!! Grandma Rita is a little peanut. TAMALES! I am dying to make them but I am so worried that I will fail. We have a running joke in our house where ONE of my boys needs to marry a Mexican girl so she can teach this Gringa how to make authentic Mexican food. oh, a mother can pray... PS- you blog is beautiful.
 
Lela 
Jan. 29, 2012 10:32 am
Hey FrackFamily5- Hi there, thanks for stopping by. Tamales my how I love them. I don't know how to make them, but I hope to someday. If we don't have Mexican food once a week in our house-there is mutiny. We had chicken enchiladas last night. Yum! My Grandma was only 4' 11". She always said great things come in small packages.
 
Jan. 29, 2012 12:42 pm
So far we have made ricotta and cream cheese. Mozzarella is next! Not hard to do at all but takes some time... Yeah - a folder - I am as addicted to inspiration as I am recipes! LOL Bad combo! :)
 
Lela 
Jan. 29, 2012 1:36 pm
What's for Dinner-Fresh ricotta cheese, cream cheese. Sounds sooo good. I bet your recipes that include these wonderful cheeses are so good. Well, when you have time, you should blog about the cheeses.
 
Jan. 29, 2012 2:36 pm
LOL, maybe... when I grow up I wanna be like Petey!! Her blogs make me wistful.... http://allrecipes.com/cook/10023276/blogentry.aspx?postid=265333
 
Alex 
Jan. 29, 2012 3:54 pm
Have you tried the Best Brownies recipe? The Brooke's recipe was my favourite for years... until I tried Best Brownies. Immediate new favourite! I need to make a bucket list, I think :)
 
Lela 
Jan. 29, 2012 5:25 pm
What's for dinner mom-I do like Petey's blogs. Petey's blog and all she does is so unique-especially where she lives-the photos look so peaceful.
 
Lela 
Jan. 29, 2012 5:26 pm
Hi Alex. I haven't tried best brownies. Thanks, it never hurts to try something new. Anything chocolate -I'm game!
 
Jan. 29, 2012 9:57 pm
Maridele, the best biscuits I have ever made require only two ingredients: self-rising flour and heavy cream. Mix enough cream into the flour to make a stiff dough, beat it for a minute or so with a wooden spoon and then turn it out on a lightly-floured board and knead for a few turns. I often don't even use a cutter-just my dough-scraper and my hands to form round or square shapes and put them onto parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake at 450 10-13 minutes, depending upon size. Make sure you bake till golden brown and I think you will find these to be scrumptious. (Add some sugar to the recipe and you have killer shortcakes.) I hope this works for you as well as it does for me. And if you don't have self-rising flour on hand, it's easy to make your own: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Self-Rising-Flour/
 
Jan. 30, 2012 6:19 am
One of these days I am going to master Eggs Benedict. of course you have to try more than once to succeed if you failed the first time. Maybe now I will get up the gumption to try again.
 
Lela 
Jan. 30, 2012 9:00 am
Kats-sounds like you have the perfect biscuit. I will have to give your recipe a try!
 
Lela 
Jan. 30, 2012 9:10 am
Hi Doug-Eggs Benedict sounds so easy, but it's not. you keep trying Doug it has to get better. After reading your blogs, I know you will come up with an excellent Eggs Benedict. I have a lot of failures in my kitchen. My family calls my kitchen escapades- "Mom's Experiments." Then, they take a look and if it's not appealing to them they run. Otherwise, they get involved in my long-winded critic of the current recipe. LOL!
 
weeble 
Jan. 30, 2012 7:12 pm
i suck at pie crust. i can bake any type of cookie, bar, cakes. pie crust? never. my pie crusts can hurt you. seriously! but i'm not giving up! great blog lela :)
 
Lela 
Jan. 30, 2012 8:22 pm
Weeble-Nice to see you here. I like your give it another try attitude. If I didn't keep trying, I would not have mastered tortilla making. When I first starting making tortillas they looked like maps and you could probably use them for frisbees. However, after many times in the kitchen rolling those babies out, I can say, I can make tortillas that not only taste great, but no longer resemble a map. As far as pie crust, Mauigirl had a great pie crust and I like the buttermilk pie crust from here on AR, too. Cakes- now that is another story. Living in high altitude can really mess up cake making.
 
redly 
Jan. 31, 2012 6:55 am
Lela, the one that gets me is homemade flour tortillas. They really are an art. Mine come out so tough that you need a steak knife to cut them. I've tried the packaged flour tortilla mix. Nope. You still need a chainsaw to cut off a bite of your burrito. A friend devoted an entire afternoon to teaching me to make tortillas. Lovely memory. Still can't make a flour tortilla. One small comfort. She told me that when her Mom came to visit she would ask her Mom to make several dozen tortillas because Mom's were so much better than hers, and hers were great! This is proof that it really is an art! Lovely, enjoyable blog. We had brownies coupla days ago due to your blog. I don't understand why you think it's hard to bake in Colo. I grew up here. Do remember ex MIL trying to bake a cake at sea level & she couldn't do it! She grew up here too.
 
Lela 
Jan. 31, 2012 8:47 am
Redly, you are a lucky duck to get someone to make tortillas for you! Yum! I agree with you, tortilla making is an art. Since I retired from the teaching profession, I have a lot of catching up to do in the baking area. Redly, send me your great high altitude baking recipes. I need to ask do you have a bread machine? I don't own one. I wonder if that would help in bread making. As far as the brownies, the did taste wonderful, but I think I have the perfectionist disease, I wanted them to look stellar. Hey, baking buddy, thanks for stopping in!!
 
Jan. 31, 2012 2:38 pm
Looking forward to your high altitiude brownie recipe! My husband and SIL enjoy brownies but we usually just get a box mix, which I don't like, but it is just faster when we make it at my SIL's. However, we always end up with either overbaked brownies or brownies that have hard crusts on the sides... and I thought that is just what brownies are!! So, do make a huge fuss when you come up with a successful high altitude brownie. I will be sure to give it a try!
 
Jan. 31, 2012 2:43 pm
Hi lela, I agree with Alex above.. Brooke's was my quikie favourite until I tried best brownies.. Although the best ever brownies I have made come from a cook book, Which is why I have never been able to share it here.. Everyone who tastes it says its the best they've ever tasted.. And about my bucket list..? well theres so many things I ticked off recently.. Leg of lamb, my mom's watalappan, tiramisu and tonight Mac n cheese.. the rest are choux pastry :P (I can never get that right.. always goes flat), potato salad and sugar flowers..
 
Lela 
Feb. 1, 2012 6:56 am
Hello, Merlion, I will surely write a blog about high altitude brownies and perhaps put a notice on the buzz. Thanks for reading my blog.
 
Feb. 1, 2012 7:08 am
Lela, when you master Colorado style green chile, add it to your blog. It is high on my food bucket list too. I just can't seem to make like the local Mexican cafe. And yes, I know there are lots of recipes for green chile on AR- but Colorado style is different. Good post- Keep working on those high altitude brownies.
 
Lela 
Feb. 1, 2012 7:08 am
Greetings Cuppycake. Are you making eclairs, puff pastry, or the profiteroles with choux pastry? I would love an eclair please! I love tiramisu, too. It is a very popular dessert here in my town. Good luck to you on your bucket list! Nice seeing you here!
 
Feb. 1, 2012 7:55 am
Fun blog, Lela! Love the pic of your grandmother. I owe my love of cooking to my gandmother and great-grandmother. They taught me to cook and to love it. I've been pretty lucky with my "experiments" and had them turn out great most of the time. The things I haven't tried that I definitely want to? Homemade tamales, corn tortillas, pizza made in a brick oven (of course, I have to get the brick oven first! LOL), ciabatta, croissants...I think I'd better stop there or my culinary bucket is going to be a 55-gallon drum! : )
 
Lela 
Feb. 1, 2012 9:02 am
coloradocookie-You are right about Colorado style green chili-nothing like it. In fact, there are so many variations. I have read some of the AR green chili recipes here and they are nothing like the way I make it. My family loves my green chili, but I need to make a note to self to try to make it recipe friendly to share with others. I think the secret is getting the chilies from the farms. I buy my chilies from Musso's farms here in Pueblo and freeze them. The bushel lasts all year. There is nothing like the Pueblo chilies! Nice seeing you here Colorado Buddy!
 
Lela 
Feb. 1, 2012 9:09 am
Wisweetp Hello! Thanks for the compliment. I would give anything to have my Grandma back. She was the best cook. Homemade tamales, I have helped put the masa on the husk. My job was to soak the corn husks, and put the masa on. I wish I would have paid attention to how to do the rest. Sigh! Another thing to add to my bucket list. Corn tortillas-never tried making them-although I recently bought a tortilla press- may have to give that a try. Now, pizza in a brick oven-wish I had one. I do have a pizza stone which makes a huge difference in the taste of the pizza crust. You made me laugh with your 55-gallon drum list! Nice chatting with you!
 
kye 
Feb. 1, 2012 10:48 am
Hi Lela, I'm with Alex, Best Brownies by Angie are, well, the best! I live in Colorado, and these work with no tweaking.
 
Lela 
Feb. 1, 2012 4:43 pm
Hello Kye, Thanks so much for the tip. I will have to check into the Best Brownies recipe.
 
Feb. 2, 2012 8:59 am
OK I see a trend here. We can help each other with our bucket list. Like the FrackFamily, my bucket list includes tamales. Maybe we can get together and help each other with the recipes we have mastered. For me it would be eggs benedict.....I have made them so many times with fresh hollandaise that I can make them in my sleep.....and often have on a early Sunday morn :) Thanks for the cool pix and recipes Lela.
 
Lela 
Feb. 2, 2012 12:02 pm
Hello, Mauigirl-that would be fun. I am sure you have many recipes people would love to have! Now if we can only find someone who will share their tamale recipe!
 
Sue Schott 
Feb. 2, 2012 6:31 pm
I hadn't thought about a cooking bucket list. The first thing that comes to mind is homemade fruit danish where the pastry is light and flaky, but it has a touch of crispmess to it. Very intensive, but I would love to do it.
 
Lela 
Feb. 3, 2012 6:23 am
Sue-the homemade fruit Danish sounds so good! I think making pastry is an art. It would take a ton of practice for me to every accomplish a great Danish pastry.
 
Feb. 6, 2012 12:36 pm
I have been trying to adjust all of my baking recipes for high altitudes. The only thing is I don't eat sugar as it makes me physically ill, truly, BUT my husband loves the stuff. I have a brownie recipe I bake here in Albuquerque that everyone loves. It is similar to your with one less egg and 1/4 cup less flour. Otherwise everything else is the same. Try it with those amendments and let me know how it comes out...I have people who ask for my brownies instead of my state fair winning yellow cake!!
 
Feb. 6, 2012 12:40 pm
On my bucket list is the ability to cook fish without having my "stress level" go through the roof. I can cook shrimp and salmon patties, but if you put a hunk of real fish from the ocean in front of me I freak out. Now if it is crappie or walleye I can fry it like any other Midwestern woman who learned at her mamma's knee. I go home to see my dad and fry him a mess three or four times a year.
 
Lela 
Feb. 10, 2012 5:22 pm
Cammy K-Thanks, I appreciate your recipe. I will have to give it a try. Forgive me, I have been working on the above recipe and I think I finally have a useable recipe. I think I have had my fill of brownies for awhile. So, it might be a month or two before I make any brownies.
 
 
 
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About Me
I enjoy cooking for our family sit down dinners. Although my kids are grown, we are a close family that enjoys 4-5 sit down dinners a week together. My family's favorite dinner is chicken enchiladas smothered in green chili. I have a passion for cooking, baking for the holidays and food photography.
My favorite things to cook
I am family oriented and spend time with my family enjoying meals. My favorite things to cook are Mexican food and any food my family asks me to cook. My family looks forward to home cooked Mexican food at least once a week and Italian food.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I am on a journey to reclaim family recipes that were lost when the cooks in my family passed away. Cooking traditions are a major part of my passion for cooking. On Christmas Eve, we always had green chili and tamales. Cookie baking, lemon bars, pizzelles , and potica have been a must at Christmas as long as I can remember. My family looks forward to homemade pizza, when we gather as a family to decorate the Christmas cookies. Thanksgiving wouldn't be Thanksgiving without noodles and gravy piled high on mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, and broccoli and rice casserole. On the 4th of July, there is the 4th of July Potato Salad that I make using 10 pounds of potatoes. Mexican Food is part of our weekly menu--green chili served over mashed potatoes or as a slopper (green chili poured over hamburgers.) I am always making tortillas for someone. They call my tortillas little white pieces of gold. Saturdays are Family night for dinner. It is the one day my kids can request a meal.
My cooking triumphs
Seeking help on the Buzz and the AR Blog has resulted in a few triumphs. I am extremely ecstatic about overcoming the yeast monster. I can now bake baguettes, focaccia and the best rolls in the world, my Grandma Rita's Butter Rolls.
My cooking tragedies
My first attempts at baking bread/rolls resulted in rock hard flat rolls. However, I am improving. Baking at High Altitude is somewhat of a challenge.
 
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