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Baking Much?

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Seems like there are a lot of new bread bakers out in the world if our bread knife sales are any indication.

So come on and show us what you've got in the oven? I noticed Ray has been doing some serious loaves lately.

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Woah!

Wife is the baker in this household, but looking at what the Masters has pulled out of his oven... well... judging from the little I know of the man, I trust it's as tasty as it's pretty. You set the bar high, Mark, but photos will come soon!
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"Set the bar high" is an understatement! Ray's bread looks amazing.

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Best I can do at the moment is to post a banana bread I made recently (the cliche "bread" these days, I know). I followed a New York Times recipe that is actually very good.
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d_rap wrote: Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:16 pm "Set the bar high" is an understatement! Ray's bread looks amazing.
Hell, yeah. Beautiful boules!
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I haven't started baking bread yet but, cinnamon rolls are pretty easy. On another note my local grocery store is always low on sugar, flour and other baking goods.
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I am so much less active I am trying to avoid sweets. I have been baking fair bit of bread, while my sourdough and challah taste great, rays loaves look stunning.

for the 4th I made brownies, Caramel sauce, and cookies & cream ice cream, all from scratch.
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I baked a couple quick and easy, task-specific breads (Cuban loaves, Muffaletta loaves) back when it was a bit cooler out. Lately, it's been cookies, which I hadn't baked in over a decade before corona came to town. Now, I've probably baked a dozen batches since mid-March, and have more or less dialed in a recipe I like . . .

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ChefKnivesToGo wrote: Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:01 pm Seems like there are a lot of new bread bakers out in the world if our bread knife sales are any indication.

So come on and show us what you've got in the oven? I noticed Ray has been doing some serious loaves lately.

Thanks Mark.
I have just started baking and am having a blast.
Those are the third or fourth try at sourdough loaves. I think i might be on to something!
I am having way too much fun doing this....I'd better be watching the waistline or swimming an extra mile in the morning!
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Pure Levain Sourdough Loaves. I used a recipe from The Perfect Loaf for these.

I've completely fallen into the Baking Rabbit Hole. Help!!!!!
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I hear you about the exercise - I rediscovered my stationary bike every day now. Golf may not be a lot of exercise but i sure do miss getting out 3 - 4 times a week.
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So I gotta ask. What knife or razor do you use on those beautiful loaves?

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ken123 wrote: Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:30 pm So I gotta ask. What knife or razor do you use on those beautiful loaves?

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You can see it in the second shot. Its made by St Germain Bakery.

It was a bit pricey to be honest but......
You can find simple lames for way less...or better still make your own.
There is a guy on IG that makes some really sweet ones but they are a bit expensive. $75 each I think. Wonderful woodwork though.
I cannot get any knife to do the cuts without destroying the dough.
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Thanks for the reference. Nice cut work!
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Just a bit
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Ok more than a bit... let’s just say it’s probably best I can barely manage to figure out how to upload photos.
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Being on Keto, breads are a no no! But I have done Keto cheesecakes in my Instant Pot and some Keto cookies with almond flour and erythritol instead of regular sugar. I do miss good bread though :( Sometimes I sneak a piece or two. I have tried Keto bread recipes, but they aren't the same.
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Just started. One of my first. Trying to make a Jack Skeleton face from Nightmare Before Christmas.

...at least the bread was damn good.

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There is some lovely baking here, well done everyone. I finally got my sourdough starter going. Still very early on but I have been pleased with the results so far. I bake bread 2 or 3 times a week for us and other family and friends. Then twice a week, I make waffles and pancakes for my two sons from the discard and have zero waste.

I have also started making sourdough pizza dough as well.

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Alwayzbakin wrote: Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:44 am Just a bit
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arthurfowler wrote: Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:02 pm There is some lovely baking here, well done everyone. I finally got my sourdough starter going. Still very early on but I have been pleased with the results so far. I bake bread 2 or 3 times a week for us and other family and friends. Then twice a week, I make waffles and pancakes for my two sons from the discard and have zero waste.

I have also started making sourdough pizza dough as well.
That is some tasty looking baking mate! Wow you are on a roll.
I have not thrown any starter either.
Pancakes, Muffins and bagels take care of the overs.
I'm working on some bagels right now and have another levain on the go for a bake tomorrow.
Like you I'm going to start feeding friends and neighbors. i just want to bake!!!!

Got to try pizza and waffles next.
What waffle iron do you use?
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