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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby dennispc » May 23rd, 2018, 2:00 pm

Another sourdough, another experiment!

Came across an idea for overnight sourdough.

With photos!

Refreshed starter with rye flour about 7.45am. 3pm made dough, kneaded, into oiled bowl by 3.30pm. Knocked back and into fridge 7.30pm.

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Next morning, 6.30 out of fridge.

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7.20am, tipped out onto hot tray, into oven 250C, out at 8am.

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So grateful for the tip about using muslin, works a treat. :D
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby patpoyntz » May 23rd, 2018, 4:30 pm

Great looking bread again d pc!
I have done one batch using your timings, and it worked beautifully....thanks for that.
Back to doing no knead just now, lots of visitors, and apart from bread for toast etc, I get lots of requests for soft rolls, and I find ‘ordinary’ bread mix, best and quickest for that.
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby KC2 » May 23rd, 2018, 5:38 pm

admittedly not today but I made a vegan lemon cake - curiously so did WW on the same day last Friday! - which was a great success. Here's the recipe: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/user/461479 ... lemon-cake Apologies if you already saw my thread on sunflower v veg oil which was about this cake, but I thought it would be worth mentioning on this baking thread as it was a new recipe and one I will definitely do again, even when there are no vegans to eat it!
I did cut down on the sugar by 25 g and added a bit of extra lemon zest as my lemon was quite small.
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby barnsleycook » May 23rd, 2018, 7:00 pm

I have made that cake KC2. It was nice when it was fresh, but the next day it was heavy and stodgy.

I made these raspberry and chocolate muffins today:

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/450617/raspberry-and-chocolate-muffins
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby KC2 » May 23rd, 2018, 10:06 pm

They look delicious, I'll keep the link!
There wasn't much left of our cake for the second day! But what there was seemed fine ... I'll see what happens next time!
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby dennispc » May 28th, 2018, 7:45 am

I get lots of requests for soft rolls, and I find ‘ordinary’ bread mix, best and quickest for that.


Same here.

Yesterday I made a white loaf and for the first time ever used French Flour, T65. Months ago I saw some in a local farm shop and decided to have a go. Dough was sticky, used oil on work top and hands - perhaps I used too much water in the first place. OH doesn't need white rolls for a bit, still plenty in the freezer, but I'll try it for those.

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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby PatsyMFagan » May 28th, 2018, 11:45 am

That looks good enough to eat Dennis ;) :chops: :chef: :hungry:
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby patpoyntz » May 28th, 2018, 12:14 pm

Yet another triumph Dennis!
I am trying to replicate as I write. I am using T55 French flour...have only used this for baguettes so am keen to see the result.
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby patpoyntz » May 28th, 2018, 2:08 pm

So this is mine just out of the oven. Smells good!
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby dennispc » May 28th, 2018, 2:15 pm

Bingo ! :tu:
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby patpoyntz » May 28th, 2018, 2:39 pm

‘‘Tis a pity we can’t taste each other’s, just to compare......
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby KC2 » May 28th, 2018, 2:42 pm

patpoyntz wrote:‘‘Tis a pity we can’t taste each other’s, just to compare......


:lol: Are you both at opposite ends of the country?
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby earthmaiden » May 28th, 2018, 2:54 pm

Both those loaves look superb!
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby dennispc » May 28th, 2018, 3:12 pm

Well KC2, next door? Almost. ;) West London - West Country. :lol:
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby patpoyntz » May 28th, 2018, 3:17 pm

Well I’m about 200 miles north of Edinburgh!
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby KC2 » May 28th, 2018, 3:54 pm

patpoyntz wrote:Well I’m about 200 miles north of Edinburgh!
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby KC2 » May 28th, 2018, 3:56 pm

dennispc wrote:Well KC2, next door? Almost. ;) West London - West Country. :lol:


A bit nearer than north of Edinburgh at least :lol: :lol:
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby patpoyntz » May 28th, 2018, 4:04 pm

So pleased I managed to post a photo today, so will show off a little with the frangipani tart with fresh apricots which I made this afternoon, after the bread.
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby KC2 » May 28th, 2018, 6:04 pm

Looks wonderful!! :hungry:
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby dennispc » May 28th, 2018, 9:21 pm

patpoyntz wrote:So pleased I managed to post a photo today, so will show off a little with the frangipani tart with fresh apricots which I made this afternoon, after the bread.


I’m moving! :lol:
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby dennispc » May 29th, 2018, 7:35 am

Both those loaves look superb!


Thank you and for the other nice comments. There must be something remarkable about two people living 614.4 miles apart each baking a loaf that look exactly the same using French type flour. Mine was produced by Wessex Mill, though the label says milled in France and it's T65. Was your mix a bit stickier than your usual flour, patpoyntz?

Sorry Patsy but after we had chicken sandwich for lunch yesterday with home made coleslaw there wasn't much left. :D

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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby patpoyntz » May 29th, 2018, 8:58 am

Just cut my loaf for breakfast. As you can see it has quite an open texture, which is fine. It has made super tasty toast!
BTW, my tart did not taste as good as it looked...nice pastry and fruit, but I found the filling tasted rather’eggy’. I used a Mary B recipe, and I did think that 4 eggs were a bit much, but I usually follow a recipe first time, then go ‘off piste’ after that.
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby patpoyntz » May 29th, 2018, 9:01 am

Forgot to say, yes my mix was a little wetter than usual. I got my flour from ALDI, it’s Mathews Cotswold Flour. They had a few different varieties, will try some of the others I think.m
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby suffolk » May 31st, 2018, 1:18 pm

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Spinach and smoked salmon tart for supper

(made with frozen spinach and some smoked salmon offcuts from the freezer).

First baking I've done since our holiday :)
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby KC2 » May 31st, 2018, 2:36 pm

suffolk wrote:
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Spinach and smoked salmon tart for supper

(made with frozen spinach and some smoked salmon offcuts from the freezer).

First baking I've done since our holiday :)


Looks really fab!!! :hungry:
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby suffolk » May 31st, 2018, 3:20 pm

It does look rather good doesn't it ... :hungry: we've got some coleslaw that I made the other day, lots of lettuce and radishes in the garden, and some new potatoes I'll cook and serve with a small knob of butter and some chopped chives :D
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby KC2 » May 31st, 2018, 5:45 pm

Yum yum!!
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby TeresaFoodie » May 31st, 2018, 8:28 pm

The green and pink colours are very appetising. Any leftovers? :hungry:
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby suffolk » June 1st, 2018, 8:29 am

It was rather good, if I say so myself :oops: I always struggle with the eggs/cream ratio when I'm not following a recipe ... this time I found an American site which recommended 1 large egg : half a cup of single cream .... then I lowered the temperature to around 160C fan and checked after 10 mins and again after 20 mins ... that turned out to be just right ... it was a 20cm flan tin and used 3 eggs and one and a half cups of cream ... the mix was a little bit too much for the tin size, but not a lot too much.
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby suffolk » June 1st, 2018, 8:30 am

There's a 'large quarter' of it left over, along with some coleslaw and potatoes ... OH has requested it for lunch ... you'll have to fight him for it Tezza ;) :lol:
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby dennispc » June 4th, 2018, 8:16 am

Another overnight sourdough, proving in the fridge, was almost flowing over the edge of the banneton, but it was too fragile and it collapsed as soon as it touched the hot tray.

I've got photos but can't post because of this message.

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Postby Suelle » June 4th, 2018, 8:20 am

Sorry Dennis - there won't be the facility to post photos until this issue has been sorted out. As the notice says, the board has reached the allowable limit. Aero is aware, but he thinks it's something only Riocaz can deal with.
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Postby dennispc » June 4th, 2018, 8:23 am

Thanks Suelle for coming back so soon. No hurry from my point of view as they're in the computer for ever - or until such time the technology changes!
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby suffolk » June 5th, 2018, 4:04 pm

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Norfolk 'Cornish' pasties ... think my crimping is improving following some intensive research ;) on holiday :chops:
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby suffolk » June 5th, 2018, 4:05 pm

They're upside down :rolleyes:
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby patpoyntz » June 5th, 2018, 6:08 pm

Well, they still look gorgeous!
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby patpoyntz » June 5th, 2018, 7:49 pm

Well, they still look gorgeous!
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby TeresaFoodie » June 5th, 2018, 9:08 pm

Did you have to eat them standing on your head?

They look very appetising, especially the effect of, I'm guessing, an egg wash. Yum!
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby patpoyntz » June 15th, 2018, 10:59 am

I have a good friend coming this afternoon for the weekend, and I’ve gone retro with a Victoria sponge, but I may put fresh cream and strawberries in it rather than jam, and have it for dessert...depends what time she arrives. I’ve also made traditional sweet scones and also cheese and marmite scones.
For bread, I’ve made a white bloomer, and a whole meal with walnuts and dried cranberries, which is good for toast or with cheese.
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby patpoyntz » June 15th, 2018, 11:02 am

This is my bread.
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby earthmaiden » June 15th, 2018, 1:01 pm

What a lucky friend! A childhood friend lived in a large house with a beautiful productive garden. There were wonderful soft fruits in the summer. Once a year there would be a fabulous sponge sandwich filled with sweet cream and macerated strawberries and decorated with more cream and strawberry halves. It was served for afternoon tea with cake forks. I don't think it needs saving for dessert ;). All my adult life I have made one similar cake during the summer as a nod to those days!
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby patpoyntz » June 15th, 2018, 1:14 pm

earthmaiden wrote:What a lucky friend! A childhood friend lived in a large house with a beautiful productive garden. There were wonderful soft fruits in the summer. Once a year there would be a fabulous sponge sandwich filled with sweet cream and macerated strawberries and decorated with more cream and strawberry halves. It was served for afternoon tea with cake forks. I don't think it needs saving for dessert ;). All my adult life I have made one similar cake during the summer as a nod to those days!


That’s lovely em...and you have made my mind up....it’s cream and strawberries on the cake!
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby Herbidacious » June 16th, 2018, 4:13 pm

They look amazing.
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Postby dennispc » June 19th, 2018, 3:47 pm

patpoyntz wrote:This is my bread.


That does look good. :tu:
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby dennispc » June 19th, 2018, 3:51 pm

Here's the photo I couldn't post recently

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It was put in the fridge too early for overnight proving.
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby StokeySue » June 22nd, 2018, 8:00 am

Hello
I made some Maid's of Honour from Ian in France's recipe for Cook Book Club - they worked well, but I forgot to slacken the mixture with cream, however they were very large egg yolks and it wasn't required, Someone did comment that you really couldn't taste the quince jelly I used, although I know it's quite strongly flavoured, but a couple bubbled up around the edge, so I think I'd used as much as I safely could.. I have adopted the US habit of putting the filling in with a portion scoop, so much easier! I made 24, double amount of frangipane (could have squeezed a few more out of it) and double pastry, of which I used 2/3 so 1/3. about right for my small tart dish, In the freezer

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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby Seatallan » June 22nd, 2018, 10:26 am

Oooh Sue, they DO look good!! :chops: :chops: :chops:
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby PatsyMFagan » June 24th, 2018, 10:54 am

By the end of today, I will have baked an apricot and raspberry 'clafoutis' (is it the ingredients that make it a clafoutis or the method ?) and a lamb hot pot from JO's Quick and Easy 5 series on Ch 4 … I was watching it this morning and was so pleased that I had ALL 5 ingredients (lamb fillets, red onions, mint sauce, potatoes and umami paste) :tu:
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby KC2 » June 24th, 2018, 7:24 pm

PatsyMFagan wrote:By the end of today, I will have baked an apricot and raspberry 'clafoutis' (is it the ingredients that make it a clafoutis or the method ?) and a lamb hot pot from JO's Quick and Easy 5 series on Ch 4 … I was watching it this morning and was so pleased that I had ALL 5 ingredients (lamb fillets, red onions, mint sauce, potatoes and umami paste) :tu:


Wow, you've been busy, and on such a hot day too! Mind you, tomorrow is going to be hotter! Well done!! Now you can sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labours!

I think I heard once that the only clafoutis that can be called a clafoutis is a cherry one ... and there seems to be a difference of opinion on whether they should be stoned or not ... I have a feeling that it might have been Ian on a thread a while ago, but I could be wrong!
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby dennispc » July 15th, 2018, 8:36 pm

Overnight sourdough, ready first thing in the morning, using a pyrex casserole dish.

From this

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To this

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