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Holiday bread and Oregon snow

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Floydm

Holiday bread and Oregon snow

Sunday I made a holiday bread that was pretty much like a stollen.



I didn't have marzipan and I baked it in a loaf pan, but otherwise it was basically the BBA stollen recipe.  It was excellent.  I think I'm going to bake a double batch today and give some to the neighbors.


You may have heard, Oregon got walloped with a doozy of a snow storm.  Keep in mind that we rarely get more than an inch or two of snow here.  Yet here is picture of me yesterday climbing back up the hill after sledding down it with the kids.



And it is still snowing today.  Sounds like it won't warm up enough to start melting until tomorrow.


 

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LindyD

Sounds like xx-country skis would be helpful, Floyd.  You're lucky it will start melting tomorrow.  We've had 100 inches of snow this autumn.  Another four months of it to come.  :-(   Great for the groundwater and Great Lakes, but getting tiresome to deal with.


Your bread is lovely; I've got six baguetts cooling; four more in the oven, and two North Woods sourdoughs going in as soon as the baguettes come out.  The sleigh is loaded (except for the bread), then off for an hour's drive through the falling snow for a family Christmas.


Enjoy your white Christmas!


 

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Floydm

Absolutely, cross country skis or snowshoes would come in very handy.  I actually have a pair of skis and poles in the garage, but the boots fell apart so I'm out of luck. 


Merry Christmas to you too!

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Wisecarver (not verified)

...Very good.


btw, where are you headed with that can of Prunes? :-)

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Floydm

They are in the bread.  Raisins, prunes, apricots, cherries, cranberries, pretty much every kind of dried fruit I could get my hands on.  Chopped up pretty small, mind you.  They are great!

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fancypantalons

Hey, remember, it could always be worse... you could be suffering through -25C (-13F) daytime *highs*. Nothing like a Canadian prairie cold snap... *sigh*

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Floydm

I'm not complaining.  It has thrown a monkey wrench in a lot people's travel plans, but we've been enjoying it.   And, no question, Canadian prairie cold beats my Oregon cold by a mile.


 

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fancypantalons

Heh, well, the flipside is at least here it's a dry cold, which I'll take over a wet, damp cold any day of the week.

Enjoy the snow! The few times of the year we get truly huge dumps of snow (as opposed to the regular, ongoing accumulation), it's inevitably a mix of hell and heaven. The former if you have to drive, the latter if you get to call in to work and declare a snow day. :)

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SylviaH

 Beautiful looking Holiday Breads...Happy Holidays to You and Yours!


Sylvia

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Floydm

Thank you.  Merry Christmas to you too!

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Paddyscake

it looks like where I grew up and lived for 50 years, New England. My 17 y/o stepson called and said : "I know you hate the snow, but I'm excited" to which I replied, "I'm excited for you". Truly, I am, but sigh, it gets old real quick.


Love the snow capped Stollen, Merry Christmas to you and yours,


Betty


 

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Floydm

Thank you.  Merry Christmas!

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Kittenrydell

The bread looks yummy! I was much like you during that storm, but I didn't belive the weather reports that we were getting so much snow.


16 inches of snow later and 16 loaves of bread later.... I had a very full freezer!


Big hello from across the river.