Bread Baking 101 – Types of flour and how to accurately measure flour

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  *Note to myself, never promise something unless I’m really good at predicting the future. So today, I’m running a little late, because Comcast thought would be a good idea to leave us in the dark for a couple of hours, you know, who actually needs internet at 6 am? So here I’m, after one… 

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Bread Baking 101 – Ingredients

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As promised, I’m back with another post, part 2 of my Bread Baking 101 series. Today I’m going to talk about the commonly used ingredients. Since I don’t want to turn this into a mile long post I’m going to divide it in three parts : liquid, salt, sugar and fat today, all about flour… 

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Cheese pizza with homemade pizza dough

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Made-from-scratch flavorful cheese pizza dough topped with more cheese and grape tomatoes. Friday night pizza just got a whole lot better!  We are your typical American family. Friday night it’s pizza night. More than I should admit we order from a local Italian restaurant but most of the time I make my own. I don’t eat… 

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Baking Bread 101 – Equipment

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Before I begin this 4 posts series I want to say I’m not compensated by any of the companies I’m going to refer to, not was I given free products. I’ve never taken bread baking classes or any baking classes. Everything it’s from my own experience. p.s. If you live in Florida, Texas, Tennessee, Georgia and Illinois you may wanna check these… 

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Chocolate coconut cookies

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These chocolate coconut cookies have a cake-like texture with a perfect balance between the nutty flavor and the shredded dark chocolate It’s that time of the month, time for another chocolate party. After baking with apples, pumpkin, cranberries and peppermint this month we picked coconut. I’m nuts for coconut and I was so happy when my friend… 

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Bake your own bread

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Bake your own bread is a monthly event started in 2009 by Sandy of At the Baker’s Bench. The bread basket has passed from Sandy to Cathy of Bread Experience and to Heather of Girlichef . I’m happy, this year, the bread basket was passed to me. The idea behind Bake your own bread is… 

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25 recipes to Christmas round-up and Santa’s coming to town

It’s been a fun month.  I can’t believe the #25recipestoXmas it’s over. There have been cookies, cakes, tart, cupcakes, loaves of bread. I’m getting hungry just looking at them.   I would like to thank to my wonderful bakers who helped me bringing you all these treats. Kristina of Spabettie Liz of That Skinny Chick… 

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Gingerbread roll cake #25recipestoXmas

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Moist gingerbread roll cake filled with spiced creamy filling. A delicious twist on the traditional Christmas gingerbread cake I remember watching mom rolling up, using a damp tea towel, the pan-sheet cake she just took out of the oven. We were too small and could not understand where she had hidden the filling since we… 

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Christmas peppermint candy ricotta cheesecake

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Velvety ricotta cheesecake mixed with crushed peppermint candy and topped with a layer of white chocolate ganache, Christmas candy and sprinkles. Years ago, before I had Tiffany you’d find me in the local bookstore with a book, a coffee and a sweet treat. It was a nice way to enjoy an afternoon, get out of… 

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Stollen #25recipestoXmas

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A sweet German yeast bread, stollen is packed with rum soaked fruit and marzipan and dusted with powder sugar for a winter look. Yes, another yeast Christmas bread. This time we’re talking a trip to Germany to enjoy a slice of Stollen also known as Weihnachtsstollen or Christstollen. Stollen, in a quick definition, is the yeast version of the American… 

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Chocolate bites with @pier1 Tasting Party™ Collection #25recipestoXmas

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Christmas is just few days away and the closer it gets the more party invitations we receive in the mail. Most of them are for Christmas Eve, only a few for Christmas day. Unfortunately we won’t be able to attend any. We’ve already made Christmas commitments and since those involve a lot of traveling we’ve decide to celebrate Christmas a little… 

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Romanian dried fruit swirl bread #25recipestoXmas

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A brioche like bread, rich from the butter and eggs with a soft crumb this dried fruit swirl bread baked around the holidays Today’s post is hard to write. I’ve had a couple of attempts but after few short sentences the teary eyes forced me to think of something else. I’m a very emotional person… 

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Cream cheese dried fruit bread #25recipestoXmas

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Sweet, soft and fluffy yeast dried fruit bread made with cream cheese and dusted with powder sugar for Christmas breakfast or brunch When I first had the #25recipestoXmas idea I thought I’d share a week filled with holiday loaves of bread. Nothing wrong with it, right? As the time was approaching I got to a conclusion,… 

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