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The raspberry bars (referenced in the It’s Friday! thread) are in the oven. I’m stoked about that fact! Just now gotta work for a few hours… Blah about that, but hey! This is The Baking Thread and that means happy and delicious times, all the time!
 

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Guys and gals and everyone! Netflix announced that the GBBS will be back with a new season on 9/24!!
BUT THEY'RE RELEASING IT ONE EPISODE AT A TIME. LIKE WE'RE ANIMALS.

Also, I made some spiced molasses cookies to celebrate the first day of Autumn last week. They're my favorite. Super chewy/dense and must be eaten with a cup of coffee or tea to truly appreciate the flavor profile.

 

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Plan for tonight or tomorrow: almond shortbread. I've been looking for ways to use more almond paste in my baking (besides the normal Italian Christmas cookies) and this might be an easier way of getting rid of it instead of making horns...Though I do have almond slivers that could be used for that...
 

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I’m finally making time in my schedule to go pick up the 100 lbs of flour I ordered a couple of weeks ago, and chose to pick up from the mill to avoid shipping costs. Tomorrow’s the day!
 

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I am working from home today, Wednesday, and Friday (some OSHA training being done). I'm hoping to get a little baking done on Wednesday. Peanut butter cookies for my co-worker who is transferring to a different VA, since he is stated he has simple likes and wants the criss-cross peanut butter cookies, and maybe whip together a batch of my grandma's recipe of walnut date cookies (which then need to be fridged for a day). I got her recipe from a cousin and I, surprisingly, have dates in my fridge as well as walnuts
 

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Lol, I lied. OSHA class requires the camera to be on at all times. So. Baking on Wednesday might be a no-go, depending on what I can get done during the breaks mixing/measuring. I think the peanut butter cookies can def be measured during the breaks or maybe in the morning before class. Shouldn't be too difficult. But I do think that the walnut date cookies will have to be a holiday cookie I make in November to bring home.
 

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My little bread babies!

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40% hard white whole wheat, 20% whole durum, using my rye starter named Boris. I’m calling these my golden loafs; I simply love the golden color durum flour always gives bread. Obviously it adds great flavor, too!
 

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I had to bake, so I made a gingerbread banana bread. It was okay. Not overly sweet, which was good, but it could have used more gingerbread spice. Also, it was fairly dense. Can’ twin ‘em all!
 

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I ended up making pistachio sablés, which are freaking unheard of good even with so few ingredients.
After seeing your post, I wanted to try these for the upcoming holidays. So yesterday I spent a few hours with this recipe:
Brown Butter and Pistachio Sablés
The dough was very crumbly prior to chilling, so I ended up rolling out the square a little thicker than I would have liked. But overall, they are very tasty. I brought them into work today to field comments, and because I had like four of them yesterday. They are fantastic crushed up on ice cream btw.
 
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