Cookies, Cakes, and Pastries
If you have The Baking Bible, could you please tell me the amount of salt used in Kouign Amann?
I jotted down the recipe but adjusted it to use salted butter. Now I need the original amount because I've only got unsalted butter on hand.
Being something of a croissant and pain au chocolat addict, in terms of both eating and making, I make a batch at least fortnightly. Is there much more thrilling in baking than when all that careful and loving work yields those magical layers as they bake?
I am sure I am not alone in that I could happily sit and watch them flake up through the oven door?
I made this batch the other day and took most of them into work: mercifully they were devoured, with just a few stray flakes remaining!
Bolos de arroz. Portuguese Rice cakes. 125 gr sugar, 70 ml oil butter or margarine, 3 large eggs, 150 grams of rice flour, 50 g of wheat flour, lemon or lime zest, and 8 grams of baking powder. Mix in this order, the sugar with the fat until emulsified. Continue mixing, adding the eggs one at a time. Add the rice flour, lemon zest, wheat flour and baking powder. Bake at 180 degrees C until cooked.
Is it possible or wise to use Italian 00 flour instead of cake flour for cake making? I'm in a pinch, could not locate cake flour yesterday but do the 00 flour and I must make a birthday cake today.
Three kings cake. Puffed brioche dough, filled with marzipan cream, and decorated with candied fruit.
La galette des rois; puff pastry filled with frangipane.
We had fun bringing in the New Year... reminiscing about the old one... (the year, not one of us!)... and making donuts while watching the Rose Bowl Parade from satellites and TVs spread halfway across the country... fun times... Barb's donuts and apple fritters lead us in... appropriately since she is our lead baker! She continues to lead us down the path of flour, water, salt and yeast... sourdough and all imaginable good stuff!
Here are her other pictures...
I have to make 6 different sized single layer cakes using victoria sandwich mix. Can anyone please help me with what weight of mixture needs to be in each tin for an even depth. Tins are 13,11,9,7,5 and 3 inches. Is there perhaps a magic formula, such as x grms to y cms/ins per tin. Thank you
What's your go to, must have, holiday cookie or bar??? The girls and I are preparing for our annual mega cookie baking marathon and usually like to try a new recipe. We bake a lot of cookies - usually enough to fill 20 or so plates generously to give to friends and teachers as gifts of gratitude.