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#1251 Fri 17 Sep 10 4:36pm

nanstertoo

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Re: Ready, Set, Cook Discussion Thread

I did the spiral raisin challah yesterday and will be posting a pic on the blog as soon as I download it from the camera.  It rose very tall, I felt a little like Lucy in the episode when she makes bread and it rises all over the oven, but thankfully mine stayed within bounds.  It has been about 26% humidity here for about a week so I had to add extra water to the recipe to make the dough come together, but it turned out great.  Now on to pastry. smile

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#1252 Sat 18 Sep 10 4:48am

Tara

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Re: Ready, Set, Cook Discussion Thread

So many great results coming from this months projects, Well done to everyone.  thumbsup

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#1253 Mon 27 Sep 10 3:07pm

rhianna899

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Re: Ready, Set, Cook Discussion Thread

jutta73 wrote:

I made the Challah bread yesterday following this recipe:

http://allrecipes.com.au/recipe/1133/challah.aspx

I followed the tweaks suggested by 'feeding frenzy', which meant halving the recipe but still adding lots of honey plus honey to the egg glaze.

I made two plaited loaves. I need practice at plaiting bread! The one that was in the bottom half of the oven had a burnt underside but the top one was great. My oven has hot spots and is a bit temperamental, it is a new Italian one and it has a mind of it's own. I got an oven temperature gauge to sit inside the oven so I can keep an eye on it.


Here it is on my blog:

http://happyvalleycook.blogspot.com/201 … bread.html

Hmm, time to start thinking about pastries.   yummy

This bread looks amazing  yummy

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#1254 Mon 27 Sep 10 3:08pm

rhianna899

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Re: Ready, Set, Cook Discussion Thread

frizz1974 wrote:

I cut the puff into 9 squares & make them by putting a blob of filling in the centre then bringing all 4 corners together & pinching the sides to make seams .. there must be prettier ways to do these things but my food presentation skills suck! lol

picture here

http://www.jamieoliver.com:81/foodwise/ … hp?id=3964

These look delicious  dribble

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#1255 Mon 27 Sep 10 3:31pm

Earthmum

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Re: Ready, Set, Cook Discussion Thread

rhianna899 wrote:

frizz1974 wrote:

I cut the puff into 9 squares & make them by putting a blob of filling in the centre then bringing all 4 corners together & pinching the sides to make seams .. there must be prettier ways to do these things but my food presentation skills suck! lol

picture here

http://www.jamieoliver.com:81/foodwise/ … hp?id=3964

These look delicious  dribble

They really are Rhianna, I made some with finely diced chicken which the children had in the lunch boxes, this weekend I made a steak and ale pie and had a piece of pastry left so made "jam Puffs" they were  dribble  with a little sugar sprinkled on.

Gem

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#1256 Mon 27 Sep 10 11:18pm

frizz1974

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Re: Ready, Set, Cook Discussion Thread

Go Gem! Puff it up!  big_smile

Im off to get the bread flour today.. going to put the KA dough hook to the test... yippee.

Jutta - I want to eat that bread..with nutella. yummy

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#1257 Tue 28 Sep 10 6:58am

jutta73

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Re: Ready, Set, Cook Discussion Thread

I got fresh yeast today...time to start thinking about the pastries I will make. I think I will turn to The Bourke Street Bakery cookbook.

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#1258 Wed 29 Sep 10 3:00am

Tara

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Re: Ready, Set, Cook Discussion Thread

Looking forward to hearing how your pastries come out Jutta!  Have to post mine in, I didn't do anything too challenging though, will explain when I post.

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#1259 Wed 29 Sep 10 5:49am

Tara

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Re: Ready, Set, Cook Discussion Thread

Octobers new projects are now posted.

http://www.jamieoliver.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=64794

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#1260 Wed 29 Sep 10 6:33am

Luvmegrub

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Re: Ready, Set, Cook Discussion Thread

Woo hoo Tara, I'm excited.  I've already been using up my "in case of a war" excess pantry items so I should be able to come up with something nice for October's Ready, Set, Cook.

Not too sure about make your own pasta  shocked  That one could be a challenge for OH as he recently suggested getting a pasta machine.  Too many times I've heard people buy them and they sit in the cupboard just as you said  lol

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