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Finally-Score homerun with new scale, mini RV oven and paver brick

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Doc Tracy

Finally-Score homerun with new scale, mini RV oven and paver brick

After tossing about 3 loaves and a pizza this week and many more hohum loaves in the house and RV I finally scored the homerun! My scale showed up from Amazon (AWS Onyx). I made a "German Rye" off of the KA website. Converted it to grams myself and changed AP to 1/3 WW. (hate white flour). Added 50g VWG and adjusted this by subtracting from AP as well. (was this the right correction?


The only other change was that I doubled the caraway seeds.


Planned to let this bread cool out of the oven but, 15 minutes later my husband had already eaten a large slice. 2/3 of the dough is shaped in the freezer to take to the parents for Christmas. I'll stick in the fridge the day before. I cooked this in the tiny oven in the microwave with a huge brick paver on the bottom and the only "pan" was a foil liner over the oven grate so the bread was basically directly over an open flame.


Tracy

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I tried to show the photos but couldn't figure them out. I have them saved on here. Could somebody help?

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mrfrost

Posting photos FAQ:

 http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/2960/posting-photos-faq


 


These steps from poster Debra Wink have also been said to be very helpful:"



  1. Click on the tree symbol (next to HTML at the top of the comment box) and the Insert/edit image box will appear.

  2. Click on the little symbol to the right of the Image URL field and the File Browser box will pop up.

  3. Click on Upload at the top of this box, and a File field will appear.

  4. Click on Browse to the right of the file field and the Chose File to Upload window will open.

  5. Find and highlight the image file you wish to upload and click Open. This will take you back to the File Browser box.

  6. Click the Upload button (right next to the Browse button).

  7. Now the file should be listed in the file browser box. Click on it to highlight it, and then click Send to Editor at the top of this box. This will take you back to the Insert/edit image box.

  8. Click Insert, and your image will appear in your edit window where your cursor was last positioned (but you'll have to use the preview feature to see how it will look in your posted message).


There is also a Help button in the top left corner of the File Browser box with tips and alternate ways to do things that you might find helpful."

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Doc Tracy

OK, first pictures. Here's a try at it. Don't laugh!!

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Doc Tracy

I have no idea how to size and I couldn't erase the duplicate once I posted. Sorry about that.

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mrfrost

If you have Windows XP, you may have the Power Toys ap(free download from MS).


Then, when  viewing the photos(in My Pictures, etc.), just right click on the images, then click on the "resize" option.


I also think most photo programs have resizing capabilities.


Anyway, looks good. Speaking of KA rye recipes, have you ever done the one that uses dill pickle juice. Haven't done any rye loaves yet, but that will be my first one, whenever. Love pickle juice in stuff.


ps: to remove the image in post, just backspace like you were correcting a word, etc., iirc.

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Doc Tracy

I have a MAC and am not quite used to using IPhoto yet. Used to use photo shop for tba ms everything.


Thanks for all the hints abou the KA recipes and deletions!

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gardenchef

get your game on go play.... I'm assuming you know that song it was big here when the REd Sox held the All Star Game years back.


congrats on your HOMERUN! Looks yummy! Thanks for the pizza dough recipe I think I'll post on my blog as well. Can't wait to try it.


do you have a pumpernickel recipe by chance?


Cathy

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Doc Tracy

No, but there is one on KA I may try> if I do I'll sub 50% WW for white.

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Doc Tracy

Next week I'll make the same bread as today and use my new sourdough starter from Eric. Fingers crossed.

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ehanner

Alright Tracy, you are up and running. Looking forward to seeing more of your breads.


Eric

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Doc Tracy

Thanks Eric. Making some sourdough pancakes so that I don't have to throw baby starter away. Also, mixing up some dough to freeze for my parents. I let it rise and shape. Mom can do the second rise and bake some fresh bread as she doesn't do bread but they love fresh bread. Do you have a good recipe you'd like to share this AM? I'm looking for something with WW or rye of course.


I grew up in a family where we don't eat white. My mother is Finnish and grew up in Northern MN in Wawina where they couldn't afford white flour (literally). So, my mother has never developed a taste for white flour.


My grandmother baked the best rye/WW bread I ever tasted in a sandwich loaf. This is who I have for my inspiration.  She also baked the most beautiful pies with wild berries and rhubarb. Even the wonderful pies were with WW and or rye. They also didn't have white sugar.


They literally lived off the land with venison, fish, bear, wild berries and a huge garden. My mother is a wonderful cook. She's intimidated by baking but I think it's because she feels she will never measure up to Grandma.