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Bagel dough is in the works! It’s doing its bulk fermentation right now, and for the first time with this I’m using my new Raisenne dough riser (which is a flat plate that heats to consistent 80 degree temperature; all you have to do is stick your covered bowl on top of it. I love it!). It’s chilly in my house today and I’ve used the dough riser with my recent bread loaves to great affect!
 

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okay crazy question...anyone ever seen a recipe for cake with grapes? Snickette told me this morning she wanted a grape and strawberry birthday cake next month.
 

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Nope, I haven’t, but I think a loaf cake could work with strawberries and grapes. Or does she want a grape flavored cake? Then I’d think about reducing some grape juice to use in the batter. It might not turn out the prettiest color. Something to think about!
 

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I'll have to ask again...it was one of those conversations quick conversation when walking from the car to a building. Real grapes were a definitive though.
 
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Never done this before, hopefully this works. This is a recipe I found for freezer cheesecake in a jar. I decided to make these as Christmas gifts for a few people because I really don't know what to get anyone anymore. Once they get a hot bath for 20 minutes and cool off, they go into the freezer. I'll have to read up on this more and figure out how to jar sauce and other stuff.

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Bagels are baked and cooling (haven’t taken any photos yet, will try to remember later!), and the sourdough brioche dough for the cinnamon rolls is almost done with its first bulk fermentation (on the dough riser). My overworked, old Kitchenaid mixer couldn’t handle incorporating the butter, so I had to incorporate it by hand, which took a lot of time and patience, and set me back in my timeline for today by about 45 min. Oh well! The dough is now silky smooth and it will be worth it!

The Kitchenaid mixer’s struggles again remind me, I think I want to invest in an Ankarsrum mixer at some point… Maybe in the next year or so. I like that with that mixer, it’s the bowl that rotates, not the attachment!
 

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Never done this before, hopefully this works. This is a recipe I found for freezer cheesecake in a jar. I decided to make these as Christmas gifts for a few people because I really don't know what to get anyone anymore. Once they get a hot bath for 20 minutes and cool off, they go into the freezer. I'll have to read up on this more and figure out how to jar sauce and other stuff.

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I need to try these! My mom found a recipe for cheesecake tarts while I was a kid, and I've been dying to make those, too.

At least for me, Cheesecake > All other cakes/pies
 
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I need to try these! My mom found a recipe for cheesecake tarts while I was a kid, and I've been dying to make those, too.

At least for me, Cheesecake > All other cakes/pies
Here is the recipe I tried. I honestly haven't tried it yet so I hope they are good. Otherwise all of the people I gave them too will think I hate them. I used the canned topping stuff but I would have made my own strawberry topping with sliced strawberries, sugar, cornstarch, water, and lemon juice. You could probably use the same for any other fruit.

 

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I want to bake this weekend. I thought I was going to bake bread, but it turns out we don’t need any more bread yet. I also don’t just want to make more cookies. No need for bagels yet either. What should I make?
 

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I want to bake this weekend. I thought I was going to bake bread, but it turns out we don’t need any more bread yet. I also don’t just want to make more cookies. No need for bagels yet either. What should I make?
Nothing like a good spice cake. Goes with just about anything. I say go for that. :) Cheers!
 

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KAF has a recipe for a rye coffee cake that could be fun! I haven’t baked with rye flour other than as more a complimentary flour in my typical bread or bagel recipes. I did try and make a rye loaf a year or two ago, because I was going for that classic Jewish rye sandwich bread, but it didn’t turn out exactly like I wanted (which wasn’t surprising, since I only made one attempt). Along these lines, I do want to make a good sandwich/toast bread, it’s not usually my style of bread. But then again, maybe I’ll make this ridiculously good looking crepe cake, though I’ll have to see what the local co-op has so far as plums go; maybe I could sub in something else?


Thanks for the ideas, everyone!
 

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KAF has a recipe for a rye coffee cake that could be fun! I haven’t baked with rye flour other than as more a complimentary flour in my typical bread or bagel recipes. I did try and make a rye loaf a year or two ago, because I was going for that classic Jewish rye sandwich bread, but it didn’t turn out exactly like I wanted (which wasn’t surprising, since I only made one attempt). Along these lines, I do want to make a good sandwich/toast bread, it’s not usually my style of bread. But then again, maybe I’ll make this ridiculously good looking crepe cake, though I’ll have to see what the local co-op has so far as plums go; maybe I could sub in something else?


Thanks for the ideas, everyone!
Well, what did you end up making/baking?
 

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