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Recipe Exchange: Sticky buns, Irish soda bread - Allentown Morning Call

Google News Bread Feed - March 11, 2014 - 3:24pm

Recipe Exchange: Sticky buns, Irish soda bread
Allentown Morning Call
Betty Jane Christie of Allentown sent in a Sticky Bun recipe for Thalia Gubler of Coopersburg. This recipe was given to students in the home economics course at Cedar Crest College in 1944. Betty Jane is from the class of 1947. This recipe was also ...

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Students learn to bake bread - Albany Times Union

Google News Bread Feed - March 11, 2014 - 2:41pm

Students learn to bake bread
Albany Times Union
SCHENECTADY -- Representatives from the King Arthur Flour Company of Norwich, Vt., visited two city schools on Tuesday to teach fifth- through seventh-grade students to bake fresh, nutritious bread from scratch. The Life Skills Bread Baking Program ...

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EAST WINDSOR: Panera Bread opens eatery - Packet Online

Google News Bread Feed - March 11, 2014 - 10:28am

EAST WINDSOR: Panera Bread opens eatery
Packet Online
EAST WINDSOR — Mayor Janice S. Mironov joined Panera Bread Joint Venture Partner Larry Shinbein and General Manager Robert Curnow, along with Township Council members, to celebrate the grand opening and ribbon cutting of the new Panera ...

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Del.icio.us bread feed - March 10, 2014 - 3:06pm
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Eltefritt frøbrød - Mat på bordet

Del.icio.us bread feed - March 10, 2014 - 1:26pm
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Whole Wheat Chocolate Levain Cake

Farine - March 10, 2014 - 10:39am
There is cake and there is cake. Of the really good ones, some are dazzling, others unassuming. This one is of the second variety. A simple dessert relying in a large part on a century-old leavener for lightness. When birthdays are involved, I usually glaze it (with dark chocolate melted together with a bit of butter and a hint of powdered sugar) but most of the time, I leave it bare or just sprinkle it with confectioners' sugar. Either way, it is always a hit (it was a favorite of Noah's) and I love it that it makes use of surplus starter I might otherwise have to throw out.

The recipe is an adaptation of one I found on the King Arthur's website (which I halved in this particular instance to tailor it to my shallow flower-shaped French mold). When I make the whole recipe instead of halving it (and I usually do), I use a nine-inch springform pan and I bake the cake a while longer.

Ingredients

For those of you who are using BreadStorm (including the free version), please click on this link to import the formula.  For more on BreadStorm, you may want to read this post.

* This time, I used Sonora whole wheat pastry flour that I bought from Nan Kohler in Los Angeles a couple of months ago but in the past, I have made this cake with unbleached all-purpose flour or with regular white whole wheat flour. They both work perfectly but you may find, as I did, that using a locally grown and milled soft wheat brings it an intriguing flavor and a lovely texture. I am not sure how the recipe would turn out with regular whole wheat flour though. It might be too heavy and the taste of the grain might be overwhelming.

Another thing to keep in mind is that the more interesting the flavor of your starter, the tastier your cake will be. In other words, this is a good recipe to make on bread-baking day: you will probably have taken your starter out of the fridge a couple of days before, kept it at room temperature and fed it regularly. It will be bubbly and happy and at its peak in every way. That's the way you want it, both for bread and for cake.


Method
  1. Combine mature starter, milk and flour in large bowl. Cover and let rest at warmish room temperature for 2 to 3 hours or until somewhat expanded
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F/177°C and lightly oil a cake pan
  3. In another bowl, beat together sugar, oil, vanilla, salt, baking soda and cocoa
  4. Add eggs one at a time, beating well between each
  5. Gently combine chocolate mixture with the levain-flour-milk mixture, stirring till smooth 
  6. Pour batter into prepared pan
  7. Bake the cake for 30 to 40 minutes until it springs back when lightly pressed in the center and a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean 
  8. Remove from oven and cool on a rack
  9. Enjoy!
 
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Meethi Thepla

Del.icio.us bread feed - March 10, 2014 - 10:31am
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Spoof Yoga Routine Ridicules Subway's Bread Chemical Mishap [Video] - PSFK

Google News Bread Feed - March 10, 2014 - 10:10am

Spoof Yoga Routine Ridicules Subway's Bread Chemical Mishap [Video]
PSFK
Subway Yoga is a fake exercise routine that brings attention to the issue by doing a typical workout “using freshly baked bread mats to warmly toast your aura and transform your mind, arteries and soul.” Subway-Yoga-3.jpg. The campaign, a personal ...

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Bread With A Twist: Jalapeño Cheddar Beer Bread with Bacon and Honey Butter - stupidDOPE.com

Google News Bread Feed - March 10, 2014 - 9:38am

Bread With A Twist: Jalapeño Cheddar Beer Bread with Bacon and Honey Butter
stupidDOPE.com
“Beer Thirty” has been integrated into the daily time schedule of quite a few people. It is never too early to throw back a beer or maybe it is. This recipe for Jalapeño Cheddar Beer Bread with Bacon and Honey Butter allows for the taste of beer baked ...

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Cost and waste causing some North Jersey restaurants to take free bread off ... - NorthJersey.com

Google News Bread Feed - March 10, 2014 - 8:55am

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Cost and waste causing some North Jersey restaurants to take free bread off ...
NorthJersey.com
Serving complimentary bread at the beginning of a meal isn't cheap, noted Loria; he previously ordered his supply from Marie's Bakery in Hoboken. It's a chain reaction: Bakeries charge high prices — or restaurants spend time and money baking breads...

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What's Cooking: Mom's Irish Soda Bread - WCAX

Google News Bread Feed - March 10, 2014 - 6:46am

What's Cooking: Mom's Irish Soda Bread
WCAX
Bake until bread is cooked through and tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 35-40 minutes. Cool bread in skillet 10 minutes. Turn out onto rack and cool completely. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Wrap tightly in foil; store at room temperature.).
Connoisseur holds first Irish Soda Bread contest in GlenviewGlenview Announcements
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Easy Irish Soda BreadSeaside Courier
Start your morning right with Irish Soda BreadHattiesburg American
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Gold Hedges Against Surge In Cost Of Bread, Eggs, Beer and Fuel - Gold Seek

Google News Bread Feed - March 10, 2014 - 6:00am

Gold Hedges Against Surge In Cost Of Bread, Eggs, Beer and Fuel
Gold Seek
Gold retreated in all currencies for a second day after U.S. jobs data was slightly better than expected. Bullion for immediate delivery fell 0.4 % to $1,336.00 in London. Gold sold off sharply on Friday after the data and was down $25 in minutes in ...

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Behind the Scenes: Colorado bread defines altitude adjustment - Vail Daily News

Google News Bread Feed - March 9, 2014 - 5:59pm

Behind the Scenes: Colorado bread defines altitude adjustment
Vail Daily News
In my previous column, we traveled together to Piemonte and New Orleans, exploring bread culture at two of my favorite restaurants. Now it's time to return to Colorado for crusty delights that await us. The first stop is in Denver, where we'll meet ...

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