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Fresh ground whole wheat biscuit recipe wanted.

May 7, 2015 - 8:23pm -- snielsen

I very recently bought a bunch of cook books, bread books and ingredients and a model #99 Grain Maker grain mill.  I have tried creating a few different things so far.  Seems like one day things work well, then the next day, while using the same recipe, things turn out bad.  This is OK, because I figure more experience will help.

I have not been able to make any biscuit that I would eat, yet.  I am hoping that one of you will have some advice and feel like sharing it.  I have hard white wheat, rye, spelt, and a bunch of other unusual grains.  

Please help.

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Biscuit Question

November 12, 2014 - 7:21am -- alschmelz

I was wanting to make some biscuits for my co-workers on monday.  But I probably wouldn't have enough time to make the dough and bake them monday morning.  Would retarding the dough in the refrigerator over night affect the dough in any way?  Or even freezing it?  

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Quick bread hydration

August 8, 2014 - 7:46am -- alschmelz

In yeast doughs we talk about different breads based off of their hydration levels.  What about quick breads like muffins or banana bread?  How hydrated is a typical quick bread batter? If I wanted to formulate my own muffin recipe how much liquid would I add to my flour for that perfect consistency?

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We 3 gmas honored our Mama this week

May 8, 2014 - 8:49pm -- gmagmabaking2

This lead in picture is our Mama, Lillian Auiler. She inspired us so much. We lost her in 1996, but she lives on in all of us and her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She gave birth to 8 and raised seven children... that may have been the beginning of the term "multiple personalities", thank goodness they were in separate children (I think)... Mama's favorite dessert was GINGERBREAD WITH HOT LEMON SAUCE. So that is what we made.

Below are Helen's picture... starting with the baby of the family... 

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Irish Brown Bread (soda bread)

April 10, 2014 - 6:58pm -- pmiker

I used the recipe on the King Arthur Flour site and the bread turned out nicely.  I varied a bit from the recipe in that I used a 5 qt dutch oven.  I put the dough into the cold dutch oven, covered it and placed it into a pre-heated oven at 450F for 5 minutes and then turned the heat down to 350F and baked for 45 minutes.  

The dough that I made was shaped into a ball and slightly flattened.  It looked small in the dutch oven.  Should I have flattened it down to a thick disk?  Should I have made more dough for the dutch oven or perhaps used a smaller dutch oven?


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