My Life In The Kitchen

June 8, 2010

Honey Wheat Bread Like Outback

Filed under: 52 Weeks of Baking, Baking, Bread, Swap, Swap-Bot, Uncategorized — trinichiqn @ 6:04 am

I have never tasted Outback’s Honey Wheat Bread so I don’t know how close or exact this bread really is.

Outback’s version is apparently tubular shape and a little darker but I went with a loaf. It can also be made as rolls. Baking times will vary.

The recipe also called for the dough to be made in the bread machine and although I do own one I decided to knead the dough myself. I love the feel of bread dough coming together.

What I loved about making this bread is that it is different from any other bread I have made before. I have put alot of things in my bread before; cinnamon, craisins, raisins, almonds, pecans but I have never put coffee and cocoa. I had my doubts. They proved unfounded. This reminds me that I have a recipe for sourdough as soon as I work up the nerve that calls for pudding mix. I love bread.

The taste was great, there was no overpowering or out of place coffee taste which I kind of feared it might have. One thing I am flearning with novelty breads is knowing the right kind of sandwich to make. Over the last year I have made or heard of the weirdest combos that I never though of before. Cheese with jam, apple slices and nut butter. For this bread I went with tuna salad.

This is week 10 of the 52 weeks of Baking.

March 31, 2010

Hey There…

Filed under: Baking, Cooking, Food, Swap, Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — trinichiqn @ 1:22 am

I am a crocheter and I recently got into swaps and was introduced to swap-bot but I didn’t find any crochet swaps that interested me. I did however find a baking swap that didn’t look like to much trouble. I like to bake and I am always complaining to myself that I didn’t do enough. The swap … 52 weeks of baking. It’s a weekly e-mail swap and I don’t have to participate every week if I didn’t want to. This was perfect, I just had to bake, take pictures and then email my assigned partners. I would include pictures of my “masterpiece” and a few details about my baking experience, a link to the recipe and any changes that I made. Perfect ♥♥♥♥♥

Now this blog…. I have always liked to cook (kind of) so why not share my experiences with anyone who was willing to read about it. I have make gnocchi and ravioli from scratch. I make cheesecakes (when I am inclined). I once made a Boston Cream Pie. I take two or three recipes and put them together to make something new. I am hoping this blog keeps me motivated cause I do tend to lapse every once in a while.

Well I guess that’s my introduction, I hope you enjoy my life in the kitchen.

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