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Pics from last weekend

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PMcCool

Pics from last weekend

Having plunged into the digital camera pool, here are some photographs from last weekend's baking.

First up, some dried cherry scones that I made for Saturday morning breakfast: . This recipe is from Clayton's New Complete Book of Breads and is titled Mrs. McNab's Scones. I had some dried cherries on hand, so chopped up a handful and stirred them into the dough. Yum!

Second, I made some honey whole wheat bread for this week's sandwiches: . After cooling, the tops look rather rumpled (the one on the right wasn't well-formed to begin with) but the flavor is just fine.

Since my wife was running short on time in the afternoon, I wound up baking a fresh apple cake to help her. I didn't think to get a picture, not that it was very photogenic to begin with. It is a very moist, heavy cake, which isn't all that surprising when you realize that there are 4 cups of chopped apples and only 2 cups of flour in it. It also has 2 teaspoons of cinnamon for even more flavor. Topping it with a warm nutmeg sauce guaranteed that it wouldn't survive long.

PMcCool

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pizzameister

Very nice looking loaf!  How was it?

Nice grain in that maple board, also.  I think I recognize it!!

Pizzameister

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SteveB

That's a knife on the board, Pizzameister, not a slot!   :)

 SteveB

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PMcCool

Thanks, Pizzameister.  The bread tastes great.

I think I picked up the board at a Marshalls store a few months ago.  We have some smaller cutting boards but had been looking for a larger one.  I happened to see this one on the bottom shelf in the kitchenwares section.  When I looked at the price tag, I thought that there must be a mistake, because it was priced just under $10.  However, when the cashier rang up the sale, that was the real price.  So now I have a large board on the counter and a relatively small hole in my pocketbook. 

PMcCool