Sunday, June 29, 2008

Daring Bakers -- Danish Braid!

The Daring Baker have decided it's time for more yeast. This months challenge was a Danish Braid. I'm going to keep my post short. (I appoligize in advance for the crummy pictures. The lighting in my house was terrible at 9 PM)


I made my braid on Friday. I started around 10 AM and it finished baking at 9 PM. That wouldn't have bothered me so much, but the whole bottom of my braid was burnt. Pitch black. Thankfully that was the one part that burnt. The filling and the top stayed nice and fluffy/flaky. But nearly twelve hours and I burnt it!!



It didn't seem like I had any problem doing the turns, but I'm not sure since this is my first time making anything like this.

The filling was pineapple/cheese, and I got the recipe from Carole Walter's "Great Coffee Cakes, Sticky Buns, Muffins & More". I liked the filling a lot, but I should've added more. I added a crumb topping from the same book to the top.


Anway, as for why it burnt, I'm not sure. I didn't have any parchment paper so I wasn't able to use that one the pan. Instead I greased it with margarine. Is that the reason why?

Please go to this months hosts blog for the recipe, as well as great pictures of the process!
Sass and Veracity and What's Cooking

Friday, June 13, 2008

The Bread Baker's Apprentice, French Bread

On Wednesday I realized I had to make a pre-ferment so I could make French Bread the next day. Of course I realized it at quarter to 10 when So You Think You Can Dance was almst over, but like a good baker I got up an made it, because I really didn't feal like going to bed at midnight just so I could watch it and refridgerate it.

I ended up going to bed a midnight anyway because I became hooked on a new anime called Toshokan Sensou....^^;;

Anyway, I started at around 10 I think, and it was out of the oven around 3.


When I pulled the bread out of the oven and saw it grinning it made me grin myself. This is the best I've done so far at cutting the dough before it bakes!





Of course my bread is still inconsistent, and the slashing looks better at the top of the one then on the rest of 'em, but it made me happy!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

I was tagged! =3

I was tagged by Sarah from Sweet Endeavors! This is my second time being tagged, first being on DeviantArt a long time ago .

The rules: Each participant answers questions about himself. At the end of the post the participant tags 5 people. Their names are posted letting them know they’ve been tagged. They then have to read the participant’s blog. The tagged let’s the tagger know when he’s posted his answers.

Ok, now for the questions -

What was I doing ten years ago?
Moving into a new house and my current one.

What are five (non-work) things on my to-do list for today:

1. Go to the orthodontist and hopefully get the X-rays done so I can get rid of these braces!
2. Go to work, and not mess up at all
3. Draw!!
4. Post my vacation photos on this blog
5. Read more manga

Snacks I enjoy:

1. Chocolate chipe cookies
2. apples
3. Cookies and cream ice cream
4. Oreos
5. Cinnamon buns!

Things I would do if I were a billionaire:
1. Go to Japan and Italy
2. Buy lots 'n lots of Super Dollfies
3. Start a bakery with my friend
4. Move to a large house in ocean city and bring my family with me
5. Get and awesome kitchen with tons of equipment and a pizza oven like they use

Places I have lived:
1. I've lived in about 4 or 5 different house before, where I'm not saying.

Jobs I have had: (paid jobs?)
1. I work with little kids in a place similar to Chukee Cheese
2. Irirsh dance assistant Teacher
I think that's it for paying jobs... Oh, I used to help my dad peel vinal off old signs so he could replace them and sometimes I'd get paid!

Okay, now to tag people!! Sorry if this is a bother! Anyway, I tag-
Mother Bliss
Do Better
She Runs She Eats
Daily Delicious
I can't think of anyothers, since I don't really know anyone on here!