This week I didn’t bake that much. I made pizza stone Naan I just blogged about, and I also made one of my favorite loaf cakes, a chocolate marzipan loaf.
And last week too, since I forgot to post.
These were 2 busy weeks. I baked the potato bread from Levy Rosenbaum’s The Bread Bible again, almost managing to follow the recipe this time, but of course forgetting to take some pictures of the finished product. It is a great, sweet, soft bread, so I will be making it again though. I also made Croissants for my husband’s birthday, following the recipe from Tartine Bread – it was more successful than I imagined, and I will be blogging about it. In addition I made some enriched rolls, my mom’s ‘Sunday Rolls’ from a recipe she gave me from memory. I don’t think they were quite as I remembered, so I will experiment a bit with it.
This week I made some impromptu chocolate mousse one evening, and I also made oat rolls, from a slightly modified version of the oat breads I usually make, they turned out delicious.
This week I made some baguettes again, this time with 40 % whole grain flour. Due to the stuff we had going on that day (pumpkin patch trip!) I also had them rise for a couple of hours in the fridge rather than at room temperature. I don’t think the bread was as delicious as it could have been, I am not sure if the whole grain ratio should have been different or the cold rising did it in. I think I want to experiment some more with this recipe.
I also made chocolate cupcakes, which turned out great. I am not a huge cupcake fan, but I have been wanted to eat and bake some for a while, and I finally made them, and they were yummy and pretty.
I unfortunately didn’t get to bake a lot this week, but we have been drowning in winter squash from our CSA.
I made this pumpkin bread with some of the ones we got, and pureed the rest to freeze and use some other time. I changed the recipe a tiny bit adding more spices – I still think I could add more. It was really moist and delicious though, so I will probably make it again.
This week I didn’t get to bake that much, but I did make these awesome chocolate chip oatmeal cookies. I was in a mood for dessert and these were quick and delicious. I didn’t even take pictures or anything, but they are straight forward to make. I think next time I might leave out the coconut, I think it made them a little too sweet (or use unsweetened coconut if I can find it).
I also made some baguettes, which turned out better than last time. I ended up having them bake on 500 F the whole time, I think that was great. They were more crunchy. I also had them rise for longer after I formed them – about 1.5 hours since I had to go pick up my son from preschool – and it might have developed the flavor more?
I made them to go with this squash soup, which is a great fall recipe – the tart apple goes really well with the sweet squash.