Category Archives: Baking

Baking has been a part of my life as long as woodworking, maybe longer.

Hamburger buns

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Hamburger buns home baked

Made some hamburger buns back on the 15th. Turned out pretty good. Its a basic white bread dough recipe; mix into a dough, rest for 1 hour, form into balls onto pan, rest 30 mins, press a little bit flat, rise again until ready to bake.

Apple fritters and sour cream bits


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After a long week of working, time for a treat. We mixed up two batches of deep fried bits; apple fritters and sour cream cake donuts. Both recipes can be easily found online. The sour cream cake donuts are delicious. The apple fritters are, well, different. They are really tasty but … spongy. Yes, I said spongy. Even after they have cooled, the large amount of shredded apple keeps the donut really moist and soft. I kept the lid off of the container all night and today I took them out of that open container and put them back on a cooling rack on the counter. Out in the open and not covered, in hopes that the donut would dry a little bit.  Not so.  I have to say its an odd texture, almost like eating a marshmallow.

Storm Bits

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Storm’s a comin’. Baked bread yesterday (4). Just finished 2 double batch of pita wraps (32). And now, a couple batches of cake donuts, (a.k.a. Jim Bits, Storm Bits). Some people head to the stores for storm chips, its a common thing to do in the Atlantic provinces. Continue reading