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ITJB Round 2 Week 10: Medium enriched dough (p. 110) 6/30/12 - 7/7/12

June 27, 2012 - 11:32pm -- Urchina
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This was one of the recipes I tested for the book, and I enjoyed it very much, finding it an easy dough to work with, flavorful and versatile. This time around, I think I'm going to follow the suggestion of Stan and Norm (p. 108 of the book) and try baking 1/3 of the dough at one hour into the bulk fermentation, two hours in, and three hours in. I'm curious about how the length of fermentation will affect the structure of the dough. 

Of course, this may mean that I don't get this bake done this week -- but I'll share when I do get it done! Share when you get yours done!

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ITJB Round 2 Week 9: Mini-schnecken (p. 218) 6/23/12 - 6/30/12

June 27, 2012 - 11:25pm -- Urchina
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Oh, I am so behind in this challenge already. But there is nothing like sugar to motivate one who is motivated by, well, sugar (unless we're talking about my real motivations this summer, which seem to be reading and picking apricots from the local apricot farm....). But back to the sugar motivation -- I think these mini-schnecken are going to be an excellent way for me to use up the not-quite-enough-to-fill-a-jar bits of jam left over from this week's jam-making sessions. What are the rest of you planning on doing? 

 

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ITJB Round 2 Week 6: Sandwich Cookies (p. 226) June 9 - June 16

June 10, 2012 - 6:07pm -- Urchina
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I really love these sandwich cookies. I love their simplicity, their yumminess, and the fact that everyone else loves them is a bonus. If you have any fresh apricot jam to slather on them, even better, though I hear they are also (perhaps unfairly) good sandwiched with Nutella. Which  makes me think that maybe I should sandwich some with chocolate ganache and raspberry jam. Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!

 

Kendra

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ITJB - Round 2 - Week 6 - Vienna Bread (pg. 89) 6/2/12 - 6/9/12

June 4, 2012 - 9:45am -- gmagmabaking2
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We 3 sisters, couldn't wait any longer to get this posted.  This week Vienna Bread! Never had it before, but will again, and again. This bread is AMAZING.  The ease of the recipe could make this bread every baker's Daily Bread.  Wonderful texture. The dough is light and easy to handle.  We are all convinced that the diastatic malt is the wonder ingredient.  Below are our pictures and some comments.  Again, Thank you Kendra for the great choices you made in this semesters schedule!

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ITJB Round 2 Week 5: 125 percent yellow cake (526/12 - 6/2/12)

May 26, 2012 - 12:32pm -- Urchina
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Hello bakers!

This on-time post comes to you courtesy of a strained back (mine) which is preventing me from doing anything else on this unfairly beautiful first day of the Memorial Day weekend. However, it comes to mind that there is very little a good cake won't fix, so I'm looking forward to this week's bake -- yellow cake! I hope I haven't just jinxed it for myself. 

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ITJB Round 2 Week 3: Passover Macaroons (p. 245) 5-5-12 to 5-12-12

May 9, 2012 - 3:33pm -- Urchina
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Oh my, May is flitting away from me already! Sorry for the lateness of getting this week's posting up. But what a recipe for the week! Coconut! Macaroons! What's not to like? 

(I like 'em moist and chewy. And since mention of coconuts brings to mind a) tropical drinks and b) Monty Python's Search for the Holy Grail, there may be a libation-fueled movie marathon in this week's lineup. But that may just be me). Enjoy them however you will!

I did a brief errata check: None noted on the NY Bakers website. So bake away!

Kendra

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ITJB Round 2 Week 2: Bakery Challah (p. 26): 4/28/12 to 5/5/12

April 30, 2012 - 9:45am -- Urchina
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Just in time for Cinco de Mayo (OK, not really) -- bakery challah! I'd never made challah before test-baking for this book, and I can't believe I missed out on so many years of this fantastic bread. It's beautiful, it's tasty, it's so much easier than it looks. 

I think I'm going to go all-out with a really snazzy braid this time -- but the braiding directions in the book make it easy. (And watch -- now that I've announced my intentions to the world, I'll have the worst-ever braid. Murphy's Law lives at my house). 

Hope everyone enjoys this one -- 

Kendra

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