Sunday, February 4, 2007

Hello, this is where I will post records of my baking activities. So far, I have been able to produce the following to good effect:

- Cookies: Snickerdoodle, Oatmeal, Peanut Butter
- Misc : Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies, Lime Bars w/Coconut, Coconut Cupcakes

I have used recipes from Cook's Illustrated, Ina Garten, and Fine Cooking Magazine. Very delicious. My first bread item I baked Saturday it was, a braided bread called Challah. It only requires five ingredients and looked cool in the picture, so I decided to give it a go. I only have before and after shots of the bread as I didn't plan this enterprise in advance. The top pic there is what it looked like after rising,

A nd here's the finished loaf:
A little sweet, eggy, fine crumb (as they say), moist and whatnot. Next, pineapple muffins with Hawaii's Finest fruit glaze, and those buttery rip-apart dinner rolls.