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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

No Knead Marbled Brioche - #BreadBakers







I wish you could hear the sounds that I made when I bit into a slice of this lovely loaf. So rich, so buttery, so moist, so delicious. And so so easy too. Let me share the recipe because I'm not sure that I want to part with even a bite of this loaf. I'm making sandwiches in the morning for my nephews to take to school. And while I could make the sandwiches with this, it would break my heart if they wasted even a crumb. One is a picky eater and I just can't risk it. 

Be sure to scroll down to see what the other Bread Bakers are sharing today.


No Knead Marbled Brioche 

Ingredients

110 grams eggs (about 2 eggs)
100 grams butter, melted
70 grams water
50 grams sugar
5 grams salt 
3 grams instant yeast
250 grams all-purpose flour
8 grams cocoa powder (1 tablespoon)
1 egg plus 1 tablespoon of water for egg wash

Directions 

Whisk eggs, butter, water, sugar, and salt for about 30 seconds. Sift in yeast and flour and mix for an additional 30 seconds. The dough will look smooth. Divide the dough into two and add the cocoa powder to one half. Mix in the cocoa powder until it's no longer streaky. Leave both doughs to rest in covered bowls at room temperature for one hour. 

Take the doughs out of the bowl and using a bench scraper, perform two stretch and folds. Fold the top over the bottom, the bottom over the top, the left over the right and the right over the left.  Repeat. You can also do this in the bowls. DO NOT ADD FLOUR. Embrace the sticky dough. 

Move the doughs to the refrigerator for 24 to 48 hours. 

Take the doughs out of the fridge. Flatten both doughs and place one on top of the other. Roll them up together so that the doughs are roughly combined. You don't want perfect swirls so you can give it a couple quick kneads. 

Divide into 4 or 6 balls and place in a greased 8" x 4" loaf pan. 

Brush the dough with some of the egg wash then cover and leave to proof until doubled. This could take up to three hours depending on the room's temperature. 

Preheat the oven to 375F. 

Brush the dough with egg wash again. Bake for 10 minutes then lower the temperature to 320 F. Bake for another 15 minutes. 

Completely cool before slicing and not sharing with anyone. 

Notes
  • You must shape the dough while cold or you'll have a sticky mess to deal with. 
  • Adapted from Weekend Bakery


BreadBakers

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#BreadBakers is a group of bread loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bread with a common ingredient or theme. Follow our Pinterest board right here. Links are also updated each month on this home page.

We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient.




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Thursday, April 21, 2022

Chocolate Overload Bundt - #BundtBakers




I have been without an oven for the last six weeks and to say that it stressed me out, is putting it mildly. I am so glad that I am finally able to bake again and especially in time for this month's Bundt Bakers. This month, our host Rebekah chose the theme Angel or Devil. I didn't think twice about making something with all the chocolate. Today also happens to be my "brainiversary" so something chocolate was definitely needed to celebrate. Before they removed the pesky little brain tumour, I had actually given up chocolate in hopes of reducing the pain from trigeminal neuralgia. It's only right that we pile on the chocolate today. 

Be sure to scroll down to see all the other Bundts the bakers made today. It seems we only have one "angel" in a sea of chocolate devils. 

Chocolate Overload Bundt

Ingredients
Cake
240 grams (2 cups) all purpose flour
400 grams (2 cups) sugar
84 grams (1 cup) cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder 
1 teaspoon salt 
2 eggs, room temperature
1 cup warm coffee
2/3 cup buttermilk 
1/3 cup oil 
1/3 cup yogurt 
2 teaspoons vanilla
Glaze
1/3 cup condensed milk 
1/4 cup chocolate chips
splash of vanilla
Topping
Anything chocolate that you can think of
-Cookies, Candy, Chocolate Bars, Truffles, Chocolate Chips
Directions

Thoroughly grease a 10-12 cup Bundt pan. Preheat the oven to 350 F. 

Whisk flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. 

Whisk the eggs and add to the flour mixture along with the coffee, buttermilk, oil, yogurt, and vanilla. 
Beat for a couple minutes until smooth. This is a thin batter. 

Pour into the prepared Bundt pan. 

Bake 45-50 minutes or until a long skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. 

Cool then turn out. 

When the Bundt, is almost cool, prepare the glaze. In a small saucepan on low heat, stir together the condensed milk and chocolate chips until smooth. You can also do this in a bowl on top of a pan of simmering water. Just ensure that the bowl does not touch the water. 

When all the chocolate has been melted, remove it from the heat and add a splash of vanilla. Allow it to cool slightly and then pour it over the cake. 

Top with all the chocolatey things that can fit on your Bundt. Alas, you don't have a lot of room on top of a Bundt cake so serve with some chocolate on the side. It's chocolate overload! 

Notes
  • Cake recipe slightly adapted from The Stay at Home Chef
  • My glaze was still a bit too runny because I started pouring it early. Be patient. 


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Monday, February 28, 2022

Stuffed Cinnamon Streusel Muffins - #MuffinMonday




It has been so long since I have baked muffins that my poor muffin tins had made their way to the back of my cupboard under things I never use. I had to get a flashlight to find them. It has just been one thing after the next but I was happy to take the tins out of faux-retirement for these delicious muffins. These are absolutely the best muffins that I have ever made. 

I used a recipe from King Arthur Baking and made some slight changes. Nothing major. I loved these so much that I am thinking of making another batch tomorrow. My friend flies out on Wednesday and I think these muffins would make her ten-hour flight sweeter. 

As always, scroll down to see what the other bakers whipped up today. 




Stuffed Cinnamon Streusel Muffins 
Yield: 12 

Ingredients

Filling 
106 grams (1/2 cup) brown sugar 
42 grams (3 tablespoons) melted butter 
4 teaspoons cinnamon
Streusel
71 grams (1/3 cup) brown sugar
60 grams (1/2 cup)  flour 
22 grams (1/4 cup) rolled oats
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 
3 tablespoons softened butter 
Batter
210 grams (1 3/4 cup) all purpose flour 
45 grams (1/2cup) rolled oats
150 grams (3/4 cup) sugar
14 grams (2 tablespoons) cornstarch
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt 
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 
3/4 cup milk 
1/2 cup oil 
2 eggs

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 F. Line a 12 cup capacity muffin pan with liners. 

Mix together the filling ingredients and set aside for at least 15 minutes to thicken. 

Make the streusel by mixing together sugar, flour, oats, and cinnamon. Next mix in the butter until the mixture is crumbly. 

Time to work on the muffin batter!

Whisk flour, oats, sugar, cornstarch, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg. 

In a separate container, whisk together milk, oil, and eggs. 

Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients. Stir gently until just combined and there are no streaks of flour. 

Scoop scant two tablespoons into each muffin well. 

Next, add two teaspoons of the filling then top with the remaining batter. 

Sprinkle on the streusel. Use it all up, it's delicious.

Bake 20 - 25 minutes until the tops are golden. You can do the toothpick test but be careful that you're not sticking sticky filling. 

Cool and enjoy. 

Notes
  • Don't skip the liners for these muffins! Some of the filling could seep to the bottom of the tin and cause them to stick. Ask me how I know. 

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