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Sunday fun day!

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will slick

Sunday fun day!

This weekend I decided to use up the left over ingredients from thanksgiving. So I used a 29oz can of pure pumpkin to make a triple batch of pumpkin bread. I picked up the cranberries for $1.00 for the bag. My yield was two 9x5 loafs and two 81/2 x 41/2 loafs. Next I had 8 Oz's of heavy cream. I mixed the cream with 8 Oz's skim milk and four TBS. of lemon juice to make two cups of buttermilk. I used the butter milk to make Floyd's dinner rolls. Then I made the bread from lesson one. Every thing came out great but the batard looks more like ciabatta next time ill use a couch. Also It was a good thing I did not walk away from the mixer while mixing the pumpkin bread The dough got passed the guard on the hook and almost went into the gear box. The dinner rolls and rustic bread I made by hand, and added honey and powered milk.


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OldWoodenSpoon

That's a very nice collection for a day's work!  I'm going to have to try to work in the pumpkin bread for the holiday season.  Yours look wonderful.  And you will love the buttermilk cluster, as you already know if you have had it before.  We had those rolls at Thanksgiving dinner and they were great.


I must admit, I'm jealous of your day.  Instead of baking, I'm on my way outside to clean the rain gutters ahead of an impending (we hope) storm.  I'd much, much rather be in the nice warm kitchen baking bread!


OldWoodenSpoon

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will slick

I started baking Friday night with the pumpkin bread. The first two times I made it i did not rest it in the frig over night. This time I ran out of time so I retard the dough  in plastic, before the second rise. I think when making the pumpkin bread I will keep skipping the retard, because I did not seem to get the same oven spring as the first two time. We Had unexpected company today my step son came over with his girlfriend and her mom, on there way to see the tree at Rockefeller center. Luck I had the pumpkin bread and rustic bread to serve up. First it was toasted pumpkin bread with butter then later rustic bread with olive oil and cracked black pepper. They were both a big hit. Here a shot of the crumb on the rustic bread I love the yellowish color.