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American Artisan Breads

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BREAD

Some of the Bread 

Beignets

Beignets

What is better than fresh baked Beignets. Nothing. They are a little bit of heaven on earth.

Cottage Cheese Dill Bread

Cottage Cheese Dill Bread

Look at these beauties. They were as delicious as they look!

Hamburger Buns

Hamburger Buns

Hamburger Buns! I personally made these. They were very yummy.

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Now I was not responsible for the meat, but that’s how I like my hamburger. Charcoaled. Black. Rock Solid.

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Hamburger

The Hamburger is all dressed up and ready for my belly.

Beer Bread

Beer Bread

What is beer bread you ask? Well it’s bread made with beer dummy.
What does it taste like you ponder? Bread mostly. There was a slight beer taste, but it wasn’t the most pronounced flavor.

Corn Bread

Corn Bread

Corn Bread, you say? I know I didn’t believe it either. This bread had a nice corn flavor without the “cornbread” texture. It was very tasty.

New York Deli Rye

New York Deli Rye

Look how cute it is! I loved this bread. It was the perfect rye bread! Yum Yum Yum!

Whole Wheat with Pecans and Golden Raisins

Whole Wheat with Pecans and Golden Raisins

This bread was not as sweet as you might expect. It was very nice when I toasted it an added some cinnamon sugar. It was also good just as is. I ate most of this one by myself. It was that good.

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Artisan Breads Week 1

The first week of the new quarter is always exciting, and this one was no exception. I am really excited for this class because I LOVE bread. Carbs are my favorite, and bread is the king of carbohydrates.

Chef started this week with some experiments.

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We had to hand knead this bread for about 15 mins. Which really wasn’t that bad. It was kind of nice actually. Relaxing even. It’s also a good work out.

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See. All that work was worth it.

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This is the batter for the other experiments. We basically made terrible bread 4 ways.

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The yellow one is made with cake flour. I was responsible for this one. Chef made fun of me, because it was super liquidy. Even more than usual. I measured it. I really did. I don’t know what happened.

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Terrible Picture of Me with the Terrible Bread

Please don’t be scared off by my face.

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So here’s the normal bread. Made with normal procedures and normal flour. It turned out well, except it over fermented.

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Here’s Shannon sniffing some yummy Manchego cheese. It’s so good. I could eat it by the wedge. We made some Lavosh on the second day which we topped with this cheese.

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Here’s the Lavosh cooking! Lavosh is a flat bread, and while we didn’t stick to traditional toppings, it was still delicious.

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This one is black sesame seeds, cayenne pepper, and the Manchego cheese. My dad ate almost all of it in one day.

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This one has my favorite herb, Cilantro, sea salt, and the Manchego cheese. My mom downed this one almost as fast as my dad did the other one. Needless to say they were both a huge hit.

It was a good first week, and I’m looking forward to learning more about bread!

Apple Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread

What’s not to love Apples, Cinnamon, and Bread?!
I adapted this recipe from Better Homes and Gardens, Eat Well, Lose Weight Issue.I changed the icing recipe because when I made the one the magazine suggested it came out really salty. I think it was the cream cheese, because it tasted super salty. Although my Dad said it tasted normal.

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Ingredients
7.5 oz. Package of Reduced-Fat Home-Style Biscuits (It should make 10 biscuits)
4 Tsp Ground Flax Seed
2 Tsp Granulated Sugar
1/2 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
1/2 of a Medium Apple, Cored and Thinly Sliced
2 Tbsp Coarsely Chopped Walnuts
2 Tbsp Packed Brown Sugar
2 Tbsp Orange juice
1 Tbsp Butter

Procedure
1. Preheat oven to 350 deg. F.
2. Coat a 8x4x2 in loaf pan with cooking spray
3. Cut biscuits in half cross wise (so they look like half moons).
4. In a small bowl combine flax seeds, sugar, and cinnamon. Roll the biscuits in the mix to coat.
5. Alternate Biscuit halves and apple slices in the pan. Sprinkle with remaining flax seed mix. Top with walnuts.
6. In a small sauce pan combine brown sugar, orange juice, and butter. Cook, while stirring, over medium heat until boiling. Pour over the biscuits. Bake for 25 minutes or until biscuits near the center are done. (I checked mine at 25 minutes and the center biscuits were done, but when I took them out the inner biscuits were a little under cooked, so watch out for that)
7. Cool in pan for 5 minutes.
8. Invert onto a baking sheet. (I used parchment paper, no need to mess up more dishes!)
9. Invert again onto your serving platter. (So the top side is up again)
10. Drizzle with icing. (Since I disliked the icing provided by the recipe I used THIS one)
Serve Warm!

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Icing (That the recipe suggested)
2 Tbsp Reduced Fat Cream Cheese (Neufchatel), softened
2 Tsp Orange Juice
1/2 Tsp Vanilla
1 Tsp Granulated Sugar

Procedure
1. In a small bowl, whisk together cream cheese, orange juice, vanilla, sugar.
2. That’s it. It just seemed sad at only one step.

Open House

I worked Open House for the first time last weekend and it was awesome. I was able to meet fellow students who were further along in the program than I was as well as interact with potential students. It was nice hearing everyone’s story. A lot of these students have over come so many obstacles to be there and do what they love; it was really moving. Anyways, here are some pictures. 😀

Marzipan Zoo

Marzipan Zoo

Yule Logs

Yule Logs

Pie and Baklava

Pie and Baklava

Macaroons and Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Macaroons and Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Bread Art

Bread Art

Bread Art

Bread Art