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Joined: September 21st, 2012

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May 17th, 2022

Strawberry Summer Cake from Smitten Kitchen

I made a half recipe to take to a group function. Mine rose a lot and wasn't all that attractive; It would probably look better if made in the pan called for; I think it needs the surface area to place... read more >

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Artisan Sourdough Made Simple: A Beginner's Guide to Delicious Handcrafted Bread with Minimal Kneeding

By Emilie Raffa
Page Street Publishing - 2017

9th November 2018

Break apart sesame spelt crackers : page 159

I make lots of crackers so I thought I’d give this sourdough version a try. The dough was way too dry after mixing so I had to add about 1/3 cup of water to bring it together. After resting the dough I rolled the crackers I. A seed mixture and baked as directed. The resulting crackers tasted good. Will probably make again with my adaptations.

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9th November 2018

Golden flax and spelt bread : page 79

My second recipe from this book, and again I had a major problem with the proportions. The recipe calls for 60 g of flaxseeds soaked for 45 minutes or so to be added to the dough. After soaking, the flax is so gelatinaous that it is impossible to drain, regardless of how much rinsing you do, so I added just a bit of it and used some other seeds instead. Even so, the dough needed a bit of extra flour to make it workable. I managed to get a nice loaf in the end, but I would not recommend this recipe to others. (I froze the extra soaked flaxseeds, and will be using them up for quite some time!)

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