Sunday, April 6, 2014

ABC - 100% Whole Wheat Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Cinnamon Swirl Bread? Love that stuff. 100% whole wheat? Even better! That's how this month's ABC recipe came about. Of course, the recipe is from the King Arthur Flour recipe database.

This recipe is made with a starter. I made my starter but didn't have time to bake the next day, I refrigerated it until the next day.


I made two small loaves.


The taste was great, however, I wasn't too fond of the texture. It was a bit heavy but that's my fault. I think I added too much water (about 3.5 oz total for the whole recipe).



Don't forget to check out the results of other ABC bakers. Their loaves turned out much better than mine. I will definitely redo this recipe in a few weeks.


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Sunday, March 9, 2014

ABC - Mushroom Cheddar Tarts

"Could we bake something savory for ABC?" Sunita asked. Yes, we can Sunita! :o) I browsed through the seemingly endless list of recipes on the King Arthur Flour website, looking for savory recipes. And that's how this month's Mushroom Cheddar Tarts came about.

Yummy savory and cheesy tartlettes :o)



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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Light Rye Bread

Do you like to bake your own bread? I know I do!! Only recently, did I start baking with rye flour. Being that it's a low(er) gluten flour compared to bread flour, I was a bit intimidated by it. Of course, I imagined the worst: little to no rise, or a sunken loaf. Of course, none of that happened when I baked this lovely Light Rye Bread from the King Arthur Flour website. I did make some changes to the recipe which you'll find at the bottom of this post.

Light and fluffy texture!


Sunday, February 2, 2014

ABC - Tuscan Coffeecake

Two mini Tuscan Coffeecakes
What's a Tuscan Coffeecake, you ask? This fruit and nut studded coffeecake/bread really stood out when I was looking for a King Arthur Flour recipe for our ABC February challenge. Although I don't have European-style flour (and assumed that most of you wouldn't), the recipe says that you can use all purpose flour as well, so it was a GO :) I also find the KAF blog posts very helpful. You can find a lot of step-by-step picture there.



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Thursday, January 2, 2014

ABC - Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies

Happy New Year everyone! Wishing you all good health and good food in 2014 :o)

I just realized that we're starting our 5th (yes, FIFTH!!!) year of ABC baking! Wow, time flies. But I couldn't have done it without you! A big Thank You to all the ABC members for baking their hearts out every month.

Is there a better way to kick off a new year of ABC baking, than to bake with chocolate? Add some cream cheese to the mix and you have a recipe for a decadent dessert! I love brownies and I love cheesecake. When I saw the recipe for Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies in the King Arthur Flour catalog a little while back, I knew I had to put them in the ABC list. So, here we are...

Mocha Cheesecake Brownies


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