December 10th, 2020

Cookies and bread

Last night was cookies and today is bread AND cookies.  

The cookies are at the recommendation of wildcelticrose2, browned butter chocolate chip.  They are every bit as wonderful as they sound.  I overcooked them a bit so they are crispy instead of chewy but I'm working another batch today to send up with Dana who is visiting her son and they will probably be chewy.  If not, I'll have to practice more.

And I'm sending up some bread too.  One of my standbys.  A Bulgar cereal, wheat, and white bread.  Molasses and honey.  Again, as tasty as it sounds.  BUT I accidentally added an additional cup of water.  I'd already put nearly everything in and I didn't want to waste it all.  I added an additional 3/4 of a cup of wheat flour and enough white to get the consistency I'm used to. I've probably baked this bread 50 times so I know what it should feel like when it goes in the bread pan.  But the yeast, molasses and the rest are not proportionate so it might be crap.  Dana says my crappy bread is always wonderful and this if for son's family so I might be OK.  I'm thinking it will be too cake like but I've watched a lot of GBBO so my standards have gone up.

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So not bad.  It tastes wonderful, as usual.  Not quite salty enough but that makes sense with the proportions being off.


And I over proffed it a bit which, in combination with the proportions, is why it is not really domed or nicely split open where I sliced it before putting it in the oven.