Rhubarb Platz (Coffee Cake)

Rhubarb Platz ============= Edited from The Province Newspaper This is a Mennonite coffee cake. 2 cups flour 1 cup sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder pinch of salt 1/2 cup butter 1 cup cream 2 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla 2 to 3 cups of Rhubarb cut into 1/4″ slices. Approximately 3 medium stalks. 1-1/2 cups flour…

First Rhubarb Pie of the Season

I look forward to the first  Rhubarb Pie of the season. I have two rhubarb patches that are doing really well. This one I planted about 11 or 12 years ago and the other one was planted five or six years ago.   This is my favourite pie. And I have used this recipe for  over…

Hot Cross Buns with Cranberries and Chocolate Chips

Cranberry and Chocolate Hot Cross Buns Proofing Ready for the oven.Proofed and brushed with egg washand the crossed piped on. Brushed with brown butterand orange glaze. Cranberry and Chocolate Hot Cross Buns ====================================== 500 g bread flour8 g instant yeast12 g salt80g white sugar140g whole milk warm80 g water50 g  butter melted2 large eggs3g  cinnamon1/4…

Shaping Baguettes – Pictorial

Shaping Baguettes Baguette Recipe Link This dough was made on Tuesday. 750g batch at 75% After the last Stretch and Fold the dough went into the fridge for a 19 hour cold fermentation. Bottom tape is the level of the dough when it went into the container. Second tape is the level it was at…

First Halibut of the Season

Halibut seasoned opened here on the West Coast this week. I promised Moe I would make Fish and Chips. So……….. ………last night’s dinner. Served with twice fried fries and homemade tartar sauce.  I just wing tartar sauces. I don’t like tartar sauce on my fish, but I do like it as a dip for the…

Italian Sausage, Mushroom and Olive Pizza

Spun off a White version of my Rye sour dough starter last week. Fed the white one again yesterday morning and it more than doubled in less than five hours. Rather than toss the discard, I divided it into 1/3rds and just added to  two 750g flour batches and one 600g batch along with yeast. …

Cheese Lasagna

I had promised Matt that I would make him lasagna in my new TeamFar lasagna pan. A gift from a friend. (Thank you Gail). This pan is the perfect size for baking in the CSO. And deep enough for a four layer lasagna.Lasagna weighed 6 3/4 lbs not counting the pan. Matt doesn’t eat meat so…

Light Rye Bread

Light Rye Bread =============== adapted from Bread Illustrated 400 g of bread flour 165 g stone ground rye flour 12 g salt 5 g actived dry yeast 265 g of water, room temperature 40 g honey 14 g of melted butter 1 large egg, lightly beaten with 1 tablespoon water and pinch salt Options: If…

Cranberry Walnut Bread

Cranberry Walnut Bread ====================== Adapted from Bread Illustrated 360 g bread flour 100 g whole-wheat flour 3/4 cup dried cranberries 3/4 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped 6 g instant or rapid-rise yeast 12 g salt 265 g  water, room temperature 40 g of honey (or use brown sugar) 14 g of butter melted 1 large…