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Testing...it's been a while ; )

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SylviaH

Testing...it's been a while ; )

Hello Freshloafers!  It's been a while.  I wanted to update a few things.  Mainly me : )   Looks like I could use some practice posting !

Always nice to check in once in a while and see so many of my favorite bakers, baking!

Here's a little helpful hint I came up with for making a fast banneton for your loaves.  Maybe other's have used this idea but I have never seen it.  SIMPLY use the top half of an egg carton...walla, instant banneton.  Just line it with parchment paper.

I baked 3 loaves today.  Using trailrunners suggested use of the roaster pan.  I wanted a fast heat up as these loaves were no particular formula.  I just wanted to use up some extra starter. The roaster pan worked great, other than the loaves burning a little on the bottom.  I sum that up to having to place the large RP in my larger bottom oven that heats from the bottom.   I particularly liked the less heating time before baking.  It's starting to warm up in San Diego. 

 

I love French Macarons!  This one simply has an eatable wafer I placed upon it.  Lately I've been having fun doing artfully decorated cookies.  A few can take hours of work.  But I find it relaxing and enjoyable.  They are best frozen and given away : )

Life's Good,  Keep on Baking!

Sylvia

  

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SourdoughRules

Those are amazing results! Wow!

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Sylvia

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dabrownman

the cookie!  That cookie is too pretty to eat!  Time to get that Pizza Oven fired up before it is too hot:-)  Naw ....it is never too hot for baking outside.  Love the egg carton Idea too! Nice to see you posting!  I'm sure the bread was killer too.

Happy baking Sylvia!

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SylviaH

put a big smile on my face and isn't that what friends and baking is all about! 

I'm going to make a pizza this week.  It's not going in the wfo. sorry to say.  A Califlower crusted pizza.  Yep, I'm baking cookies and on a carb cutting eating plan. My granddaughter is getting married this June and it's going to be a grand affair and so is my waistline!  LOL... Got any good recipes?  I would love a simple one with eggs!

Glad you liked the bread.  Love it when I get those double Ears.  Reminds me of my favorite baking doggie..lol..BTW got a new puppy almost 2 years ago.  Daisy!  Rescue of coarse and a beautiful mostly pap/mix.   Bella is still with us..going strong and healthy at 15.

Mike says hello!!!  He just walked in and is hanging a first place medal in my face : ) 60 plus masters category, time trial race.

Glad you liked the egg carton..I collect them mostly for starting a fire in the ol wfo! 

Have a Beautiful Day!

Sylvia  

  

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trailrunner

So nice to see you posting !!  I am so glad you like the roaster...I have loaves in mine right this moment and was debating posting :)  Your cookie looks wonderful...way  more talented than I am . I love your loaves. I raise my roaster up one level to prevent the burning as my oven heats from the bottom as well. Also I have the lift out rack inside and I leave it in there for more insulation. I hope you will post more...miss you. c

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SylviaH

I loved the idea and adding the ice cubes!  Wow! I love the short pre-heating time.  That alone is worth a gold star, especially when the summer heat hits here. 

Have a Beautiful Day! 

Sylvia

  

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isand66

He wants to know where the bottom half of him went!  It looks amazing and I wish you could beam some over to try.

Nice to see you posting again and to hear your doggies are doing well.  Max and Lexi send their regards.

Ian

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SylviaH

PR is just playing innocent! 

 

Give Max and Lexi a big hug for me! 

Sylvia