Sunday, February 28, 2010

french baguettes

* 1 cup warm Water
* 2-½ cups Bread Flour ( I used regular unbleached flour)
* 1 Tablespoon White Sugar
* 1 teaspoon Salt
* 1-½ teaspoon Active Dry Yeast
* 1 whole Egg Yolk
* 1 Tablespoon Water

Combine water, flour, sugar, salt and yeast in mixer with dough attachment. Mix for 5 min. Transfer to oiled bowl and let rise for about 30 min. Punch down.
Roll out to a rectangle app. 16x12. cut in half so you have a 8x12. starting at the 12" side roll up tightly (like cinnamon rolls) pushing out any air pockets. once rolled, roll ends in and pinch together.
Put the baguettes on a cookie sheet and make cross cuts about 2 inches apart going down the baguette. Let rise another 30 - 40.

Bake at 375 for 20-25 min until golden brown.

*option: you can put an egg wash(1 whole egg yoke and 1 T. water) on the top before you bake or a little olive oil spread on top. I forgot, but it was still great! *I did this the 2nd time I made it and it was for sure better! gives it a yummy crust*

Saturday, February 27, 2010

AMAZING Cinnamon Belgian Waffles

6 Egg Yolks (Keep your egg whites in a separate bowl)
1 Tbs. Vanilla
3/4 C. Butter, Melted
3 C. Buttermilk ((last time I made these I didn't have buttermilk. For that, use 1 tablespoon lemon juice or white vinegar and 1 cup milk. Mix both the ingredients and let the mixture stand for 5 to 10 min. After that, stir the mixture well and use as buttermilk. So I just did 3 cups of milk and 3 tbs of lemon juice and they turned out delicious!))

3 C. Flour (I have done all white flour, all wheat flour, or half and half and it turns out either way)
1 1/2 Tbs. Baking Powder
1 1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
1 1/2 Tbs Sugar
3/4 tsp. Salt
3 Pinches of Cinnamon

*Mix first 4 ingredients in large bowl with whisk, then in separate bowl mix the next 6 dry ingredients. Then add dry mixture to buttermilk mixture and whisk. It will be a little lumpy. Then Whip your egg whites to soft peak stage and fold into your batter. These waffles SERIOUSLY are so so yummy! They really are my favorite. I have tried other ones lately that are good but i still love these the best!

Monday, February 22, 2010


2 T. Yeast
2 C. Warm Water(I don't do this...see down below at dry milk.)
1/3 c. softened/pretty much melted butter
2 t. slat
1/3 c. and a half of a 1/3 cup sugar (I only did 1/3 and a bit more)
1 egg
2/3 c. dry milk ( I didn't have any, so I just did 2 cups scaled milk, no water)
5-6 c. flour

Mix all ingredients, (except flour, only do 2 cups) in a bowl with a fork or wooden spoon. (this batter will look lumpy) let sit for 5 min. Then add the remaining flour, one cup at a time. {I did about 5 cups total plus a bit more for table kneading} This dough will still look lumpy. once combined dump onto counter top and knead until it comes together.(I bet you could do this in a bosch? I just did it exactly how the recipe said) (kind of sticky dough) Put back into bowl and let rise until double. (about 1 hour) then punch down and divide into 2 balls.
Roll out one ball into a rectangle. pour some melted butter over the top and cut down middle and then into long triangles. Roll each one up like a crescent and put on a buttered cookie sheet. once they are all done, let rise for another 45 min or hour.

Bake at 350 for 10 min.

*I also just made these as cinnamon rolls and orange rolls and they were to DIE for. for orange rolls roll out, spread melted butter, sprinkle sugar and zest one orange. roll up and then recipe is same. for cinnamon rolls, melted butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and raisins! bake for about 12 min.
*these are GREAT scones! only let it raise the first time then roll out, cut in shapes and fry.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

1/2 wheat 1/2 white waffles

*so so so good!!!*

In a bowl mix:
1 c. unbleached flour
1 c. whole wheat flour
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. (heaping) baking powder
1 t. salt
3 T. sugar
3 eggs (I only had 2 and it worked so, whatever)
4 T. melted butter (I only did 3)
2 c. buttermilk
1 t. vanilla