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Baking for Easter and Rocking and Rolling!

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SylviaH

Baking for Easter and Rocking and Rolling!

I was putting in this blog and we had an after shock from the 6.9 earthquake that just hit Baja, Mexico.  It was said to be felt as 3.2 here.  Really shook the neighbors up too!


I baked a...you guessed it...Buttermilk Chocolate Cake with Buttermilk choc. frosting requested by Mike my husband.  I'm trying the new unbleached cake flour from King Arthur and also their double chocolate coco powder.  I also thawed out a Sourdough Potato bread for..maybe a sandwich snack later on this evening from our Roasted leg of lamb dinner.


Wishing Everyone a Happy Easter!


 


                                   


 


 


                                  


                                    Double coco chocolately and moist...the frosting pours on warm and firms onto the cake.  Lovely flavor..now for the movie and cake!


 


                                  


Sylvia


                           

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wally

Sylvia- The outside looks really tasty!  Assuming Mike left more than crumbs can you share a pic of the inside?


Larry

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SylviaH

This is the cake recipe off the KA unbleached flour box and I used buttermilk instead of the suggested milk...very tasty, rich and moist.  The double coco swiss powder from KA is very rich and dark. 


Sylvia

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SylviaH

Mike said it was real light ... he could eat the whole thing!  I don't think I would call it a lite cake... but I won't tell him : )

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althetrainer

That's one wicked bunny cake!  The inside looks so moist and sweet!  I'd better keep this from little man or he would ask for it!  LOL 


We did very little baking today.  I made a bread basket.  Little man used the leftover dough to make an Easter Bunny; it's as good as any 8 year old could make but he's very proud of it and so was I.  :-)


 




 


Oh and your bread looks wonderfully delicious!


Al





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SylviaH

What a great looking bunny.  I don't think the pro's could have done better...adorable.  Thanks, Al


Happy Easter,


Sylvia

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tabasco

Love the yummy looking cake and bread.  And the bunny was soooo cute!  The chocolate cake was a treat to look at!


We baked the braided Greek Celebration bread with colored eggs from PR BBA, but I was a little disappointed with it.  Rather bland flavor and even though I used fresh spices, etc.  Oh, well. 


Then made rosemary rolls from the KA Lalvain recipe which were great with the grilled Lamb Chops.  Didn't make the savarin for dessert since that seemed like carb overload, so substituted meringues with the berries.


I love baking for holidays!


 

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SylviaH

I love baking for the Holidays, too!  Always seems like a good excuse for something sweet.


Sylvia