My Life In The Kitchen

August 25, 2010

Cheese Bread

Filed under: 52 Weeks of Baking, Baking, Bread, Swap, Swap-Bot — trinichiqn @ 10:43 pm

Yes, that is a bread mix you see in the picture.

Don’t even know why I bought it, just saw it on the supermarket shelf one day and picked it up. I had never seen bread mix before, picked it up to look at and next thing I knew it was in my basket.

It has sat in my “pantry” for a few months because I had no either what to do with it so it just sat until now.

Just had to add egg, butter, water and well cheese cause it is cheese bread. A little flour for kneading and rolling out.

A little cheese to the dough and very little cause I didn’t have much cheese to begin with but once I got the idea into my head, I couldn’t get it out.

Quick, simple and delicious.

There is no recipe because I used a box mix but any bread recipe dough can be used.

My contribution to 52 weeks of baking week 21.

August 19, 2010

Cranberry Almond Crumb Muffin

Filed under: 52 Weeks of Baking, Baking, Swap, Swap-Bot — trinichiqn @ 6:40 am

It’s been a while since I completely followed a recipe except for bread.

But I was afraid to make this recipe. I have made cupcakes before but they ain’t muffins. Not even close.

I made the batter the night before although the recipe did not call for it. I saw The Barefoot Contessa do it on an episode where she said it made up a better muffins (this is not her recipe). I wanted a better muffin.

I loved the streussel top. It added a nice crunch to the soft and chewy muffin. My fear were unrealized, i.e the muffins did not stick to the tins. The muffins were not heavy and hard.

These beautiful creations were my contribution to the 52 weeks of baking week 20.

August 11, 2010

Olive Bread

Filed under: 52 Weeks of Baking, Baking, Bread, Swap, Swap-Bot — trinichiqn @ 10:30 pm

Finally the bread from the novel.

I had originally done Olive Oil Bread and then I did a different Olive Oil Bread.

This is a French Bread and was surprisingly easy to do. I guess I was expecting it to be more involved or something. The only thing was not punching down and not kneading the dough to shape. I had to be gently formed.

The bread was not salty despite calling for 2 teaspoons of salt and olives.

I would highly recommend this bread. I had it with chicken salad but it would be great for bushcetta. I will definitely be making this bread again, in fact I have the olives already on standby. Although I am also on the look out for another Olive Bread recipe.

My submission for 52 weeks of baking week 19.

August 4, 2010

Baked Maple Custard

Filed under: 52 Weeks of Baking, Baking, Food, Swap, Swap-Bot — trinichiqn @ 6:38 pm

Easy and simple. I didn’t even have to go out and buy anything.

Another great plus, it cooks and eats in the same dish.

A nice hot water bath.

I added a little maple syrup to the custard itself for just a little added maple taste.

So simple a caveman could do it.

Served hot, warm or chilled.

Make sure to get plastic wrap right on the custard to chill.

I had mine chilled. Tasted great. Licked my bowl.

Baked Maple Custard my submission for 52 weeks of baking, week 18.

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