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ThunderPoit
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2020-04-09, 20:06

Being stuck in the house seems to have a lot of people in the baking mood, as evidenced by the fact that until recently I have not been able to find flour in the stores and had to order 25 lbs direct from a flour mill



Meet Bob. Bob is my sourdough starter. In this jar is a culture of bacteria and yeast.



I've been baking sourdough since September and I'm finally getting good at it



Look at that open crumb! My most consistent crumb yet, so beautiful!

Best part about sourdough? Baking with discard!

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2020-04-09, 20:43

Wow. Those do look awesome. I've note been doing any new projects really since the whole stay at home thing kicked in. Can't say I'm complaining either. I hope to pick up a new hobby in the coming weeks though. I'll find something to do.

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chinesebear
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2020-04-09, 22:05

Oh my word, those are beautiful!!! I love sourdough. You doing a cup of water in the oven to get that top crust, or something different?
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Ryan
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2020-04-10, 00:06

So far I've made...

A German apple pancake:



Brown butter chocolate chip cookies:



Cheddar cheese beer bread:



And a blueberry lemon tart:



On deck I'll be making a peach upside down cake, banana bread, carrot bread and flour tortillas. The tortillas are for the carnitas I'm making this weekend.

Also I live by myself so I will be fat as all fuck by the end of this.
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ThunderPoit
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2020-04-10, 06:48

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Oh my word, those are beautiful!!! I love sourdough. You doing a cup of water in the oven to get that top crust, or something different?
Lodge combo cooker: https://www.lodgemfg.com/cast-iron-c...ooker?sku=LCC3
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kscherer
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2020-04-10, 11:30

Aaaaaaaaand that's why the world is suddenly out of flour!

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ThunderPoit
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2020-04-10, 11:42

Gonna be honest, that one upset me. Just before everyone went crazy, I gave my 12lb bag of King Arthur AP flour to my younger sister because I could get it at Costco for $6.00. Then suddenly everyone is a baker and buys up all the flour and I've got 1 1/2 cups of AP left. Luckily I still had a few pounds of bread flour, but I was really upset.

What will really make me mad is if anyone who stockpiled that stuff and lets it go to waste
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kscherer
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2020-04-10, 12:26

Flour can be held for quite a while so long as it is in a sealed container, cool, and dry. And there were no weevils in it to start with.

But, if you want to store it really long term, get yourself a wheat grinder and store your wheat as seed.

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Bryson
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2020-04-10, 12:32

I’m on this train too.

Sometimes the bread gets away from me, though.





Last edited by Bryson : 2020-04-10 at 23:58.
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kscherer
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2020-04-10, 13:02

Man, you guys are making me hungry.
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ThunderPoit
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2020-04-10, 13:16

Bryson, I love that bread pan!
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ThunderPoit
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2020-04-10, 13:18

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Flour can be held for quite a while so long as it is in a sealed container, cool, and dry. And there were no weevils in it to start with.

But, if you want to store it really long term, get yourself a wheat grinder and store your wheat as seed.
I've read that flour can be stored for up to a year, maybe two if you freeze it. Less for whole wheat because of the oils.
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kscherer
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2020-04-10, 13:50

The idea for long-term use is to grind 10-15 lbs of wheat berries at a time. Wheat berries will store in a cool, dry, sealed container for 10+ years, while ground whole wheat is good for 6-12 months—typically—which can vary with region/environment.

If memory serves, we ground wheat 2-4 times per year. I do not recall exactly.

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ThunderPoit
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2020-04-10, 14:20

Right, but how many people that bought out the 25lb bags from sam's club are actually going to use that much flour in a year? I just hate to see the waste.
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kscherer
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2020-04-10, 14:24

You and me both.

Unfortunately, when people panic they do all kinds of crazy things.
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Ryan
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2020-04-10, 17:31

I swear I only bought a five pound bag.

Still haven't been able to find yeast though and I don't think I have the patience to make my own sourdough starter.
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709
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2020-04-10, 18:44

There was an article over at the Verge a bit ago about making your own starter. I've been thinking about trying it myself.
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2020-04-10, 19:25

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Right, but how many people that bought out the 25lb bags from sam's club are actually going to use that much flour in a year? I just hate to see the waste.
I know a few people who panicked and got those locally, so I'm hoping I can get their leftovers when all of this is done, because my house goes through a 25lb bag every 2 months or so.

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Bryson
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2020-04-10, 19:50

I apologize for how enormous those pictures came out....

That loaf pan is from my wife's grandmother's place, so I'd guess it's from the 60s or 70s. I love it too!
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ThunderPoit
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2020-04-10, 23:03

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I apologize for how enormous those pictures came out....
For Imgur, put an h after the filename. So instead of imgur.com/xyz123.jpg, you would put imgur.com/xyz123h.jpg
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Bryson
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2020-04-10, 23:59

Got it! I think that worked?
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drewprops
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2020-04-11, 12:06

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These are amazing!!

And Bryson, that's the tallest loaf of bread I've ever seen.

This week I finally managed to get my hands on some cornmeal, as I've been craving some hot cornbread with butter on top.

In fact, I've been craving everything.

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Ryan
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2020-04-11, 13:59

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HO
LY
CR
AP

These are amazing!!

And Bryson, that's the tallest loaf of bread I've ever seen.

This week I finally managed to get my hands on some cornmeal, as I've been craving some hot cornbread with butter on top.

In fact, I've been craving everything.

Pudge Factor Five Hundred.

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Just remembered I have a box of cornbread mix lying around! Now to make a big batch of chili to go with it.
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kscherer
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2020-04-11, 16:11

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This week I finally managed to get my hands on some cornmeal, as I've been craving some hot cornbread with butter on top.
1) Buy a flour grinder and some dried corn seed, and then grind your own. It's the bomb!

2) And butter and maple syrup on fresh, warm cornbread is the other bomb!

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2020-04-11, 17:34

I would be stress baking if I could find some goddamn AP flour in the grocery store. Past few times I've checked, always in the morning, it's been cleared out. Or, there's one solitary bag of some borderline useless gluten-free/keto approved flour.

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He's lookin' down kinda puzzled pokin' that dog with a stick
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ThunderPoit
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2020-04-12, 00:07

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I would be stress baking if I could find some goddamn AP flour in the grocery store. Past few times I've checked, always in the morning, it's been cleared out. Or, there's one solitary bag of some borderline useless gluten-free/keto approved flour.
Look up a local mill and see if you can order some. I’m in Minnesota and was able to get 25lbs from ndmill.com for just under $20 after shipping.
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Ryan
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2020-04-25, 22:04

Peach upside down cake. Nailed flipping it out of the skillet.



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709
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2020-04-27, 18:37

That looks scrumptious.
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Ryan
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2020-04-29, 22:58

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That looks scrumptious.
It was pretty great.

Since I 1000% do NOT need to eat all these baked goods myself I've started packaging them up and biking around down to drop them off on friends' doorsteps. Nice way to share, plus I get some exercise. And I don't stuff my own face with an entire cake.

Monday night I made a big batch of chili and a loaf of cornbread to go with it. Mixed some hatch chilies into the cornbread.

Tonight I'm making a batch of flour tortillas. Our CTO gave everyone the day off tomorrow so I'm planning a very lazy, very taco-filled day. Chorizo and egg breakfast tacos in the morning, carnitas tacos for lunch, margaritas pretty much all day long. Should be in the mid 80s and I just got a hammock stand set up.
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drewprops
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2020-04-30, 01:21

I am SO GLAD you don't live near me with those delicious gifts!

Cornbread should only be sweet if you're drunk and can't tell the difference. The thing you REALLY want in cornbread is cracklin'.

The *only* legitimate version of cracklins is derived from fatback. Do not use fried porkskins, it IS NOT THE SAME.

Come back here after you have prepared this dish.

https://www.cornbreadmillionaire.com...klin-cornbread

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