Category Archives: Baking

Thanksgiving 2014 – Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie Filling 1 sugar pumpkin 1/2 cup brown sugar cut in half scoop out seeds and slime add 1/4 cup brown sugar to each half wrap in foil bake at 350 degrees until soft (about two hours) 1/2 cup … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2014 – Apple Pie

Apple Pie Filling: 2 pounds Granny Smith apples (4 medium) 2 pounds Newton Pippen apples (4 medium) 5 medium 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1 tablespoon granulated sugar to finish 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 teaspoon lemon zest, from 1 medium … Continue reading

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Orange Cake

Orange Cake INGREDIENTS 1 whole orange (seedless) 3 eggs 1 1/2 sticks butter –  melted 1 cup white sugar 1 t salt 1 t vanilla 1½ plain all purpose flour 1½ teaspoons baking powder METHOD Preheat your oven to 350 … Continue reading

Posted in 2012, Baking, July 2012 | 1 Comment

SUCCESS with Sourdough

I gave up for a while on the Sourdough in the Bread Machine idea and tried instead to use the “Bread in 5-minutes a Day” method.  I started out with the basic recipe substituting starter for 1/2 cup flour and … Continue reading

Posted in 2012, April 2012, Baking, Recipes | Leave a comment

End of March – Storms and Bread Making

Today I decided to try two new recipes with my sourdough starter. The first is Sourdough in Five Minutes a Day – –  Combine 1 1/2 cup starter 2 14 cup water  In the bucket, combine 1 1/2 T yeast … Continue reading

Posted in 2012, Baking, March 2012 | Leave a comment

The Breadmaker Sourdough Experiment – Day 3

Today I’m going to try the sourdough recipe with no additional yeast. 1 1/2 cup starter 1 1/3 cup warm water 2 t salt 5 cups all purpose flour I’ve gotta say – – – I didn’t love it.  The … Continue reading

Posted in 2012, Baking, February 2012 | Leave a comment

The Breadmaker Sourdough Experiment – Day 2

The sourdough starter is starting to finally come around.  It took a number of 12 hours feedings to get it going.  It still does not look as lively as some I have seen, but my jar has a pretty wide … Continue reading

Posted in 2012, Baking, January 2012 | Leave a comment

The Breadmaker Sourdough Experiment – Day 1

Today I tried the Goldrush Sourdough Breadmaker recipe for a 2 pound loaf: Bread machine size: 2 pound 1 1/2 Cup Sourdough Starter 1 1/3 Cup warm water 2 tsp Salt 5 Cups All-Purpose Flour 1 tsp dry yeast 1. … Continue reading

Posted in 2012, Baking, January 2012 | Leave a comment

Zucchini Bread

Modified from The Martha Stewart Cookbook, 1995 Combine 3 1/2 Cups granulated sugar 6 whole eggs 4 t vanilla extract 1 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1/4 cup kefir milk In a separate bowl combine 6 cups flour 2 t baking … Continue reading

Posted in 2011, August 2011, Baking | 1 Comment

Homesteading Skills

August 24 – Another humid one today.  I’m staying in the house because I hate humidity.  Those of you on the east coast are saints when it come to humidity, I turn into a grouchy, horrible, nasty person. So since … Continue reading

Posted in 2011, August 2011, Baking, Putting up | Leave a comment