Yes, I love baking. I try and bake once aweek and mainly enjoy baking bread, although I have recently been branching out into cakes, bread sticks, rolls and the like. There's an excellent show in the UK called 'The Great British Bake Off' which has sparked a renaissance in baking here.
Paul, That's great. The bread smells so good when it's baking. As for the shows, all we have here is a loud and mean guy named Gorden Ramsey who likes to belittle his chefs and toss them out of the kitchen. Thanks, Lisa
Yes, cookies and cakes and pies and squares, and just about anything else the kids or man wants to try. Been doing it for years, I have never believed in store bought goodies, feeling that they are better for my family coming from me.
I have become quite good at making bread dough mostly for pizza. It's extremely therapeutic, although my nerves can't handle a lot of kneading. I've got a system down where I put all the ingredients in a large bowl where I'm able to stir it without kneading it. I let each crust rise in a oiled soup bowl and when it's time to make the crust I just flip it and it stretches to size perfectly.
I also make cakes and cookies, but try to limit that because, darn it, I'm too good of a baker for my own good.
I truly am out of my element when I run out of flour.
I make cakes, cupcakes, cookies and pies with the kids but I don't eat any of it. It's all for them. I wouldn't bake at all if I didn't have kids... Okay, maybe I would bake once a year. With kids, I bake about 2 times a month.
WhatToCook, Everyone keeps talking about how making bread takes away tension. I believe it's true. Short of playdough, what else do we have to take out our frustrations. I guess a punching bag would work, but then you wouldn't have bread to eat. Lisa
Yes, I do baking. I bake a lot of coffee breads and cakes. Just today, I baked a cake in the shape of a bunny. I love baking, and do it a lot more than making regular meals. We have 2 cooks in the kitchen at our house.
Mostly i bake bread, sourdough. My starter is now almost 6 yrs old and I have carried it between 3 countries so far and shared it all 3. Usually at least once a month, I also make a sourdough breakfast loaf, I dont like real sweet things so I add some sweetner (agave nectar) and vanilla to my bread recipe and also add nuts and candied fruit like used in fruitcake. Its great with black coffee Also from time to time pies
My boyfriend and I just recently received a Kitchenaid mixer as a gift and we have been baking up a storm! We are beginners, but we have tried about 20 different bread recipes so far and have only had a couple of duds.
Our favorite bread recipe so far is surprisingly one that we found on the back of a local flour! It's a traditional artisan bread with a very Italian taste. We keep coming back to it again and again!
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