Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Bread Baker’s Apprentice: CHALLENGE #15 Italian Bread

Last one until late August or early September! I promise! :)
Here is my try with the Italian Bread recipe from the Bread Baker's Apprentice book. This is the 15th recipe and it puts me ahead until I return from our vacation. YEHA!
It has been so cool here that today I wanted to bake instead of kicking up the furnace. Suppose to be another cold one tonight.

This is a very tasty bread. SO VERY GOOD. I will most definitely be making this again.
SO very good! Trust me!
This has been so much fun!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Bread Baker’s Apprentice: CHALLENGE #14 French Bread

Here is my try with the French Bread from the BBA book!
I think I had it on too low of a rack. The tops didn't brown as nice as I think they should have. It did register the 205°!
The chew and crunch of the crust is nice and the crumb is very tasty.
I've got a feeling this will be it until I get back from vacationing!
Don't cry, no there is no "S"! I think I've had enough of "S"s! LOL!
Happy Summer to you all!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Bread Baker’s Apprentice: CHALLENGE #13 Focaccia

Here is my try with the Focaccia recipe. It is the 13th recipe in the Bread Baker's Apprentice Challenge. :)
Very easy and the taste is out of this world.
Who doesn't love all that olive oil and herbs? YUMMY!
Where is my signature "S"?
Here it is:
Sensational, Stupendous, Succulent, Savory, and Susie's!
Yes, I know I'm way ahead! I'm on the first week of August. I will be gone all of August so I'm trying to get to the end of August with the challenge so I will be where everyone else is when I return. I have two more to get to before I go. I don't know if I will find time or not. :)

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Bread Baker’s Apprentice: CHALLENGE #12 English Muffins

WOW, this was the most fun, the tastiest and greatest recipe yet. It was so quick, so easy and such great results. YEHA!
Here are the English Muffins rising! There was a prior rise too! I added the amount of liquid listed plus added 1 tablespoon. Your addition of liquid may be different due to humidity, age of flour, type of flour etc. :)
Here they are frying. Next time I would do without the vegetable oil in the pan. Could taste it a touch and don't need it with a Teflon pan. The electric pan works perfect as they are all cooked at the same temp and can be done all at the same time.
I fried them 5 on each side and baked for 6! :)

"S" anyone? LOL!
Crumb again! Will definitely make these again and again.