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Richard in Cincy

Christmas: Joy of Carbs Fest

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Posted to Thread #21311 at 10:39 pm on Dec 29, 2011

I enjoyed my carb holiday and here is a recap:

This years selection of cookies (from top, spekulatius reindeer, German Egg Liqueur Snowflakes, Austrian Raspberry Rings, vanilla springerle [from an old 19th C. Munich recipe], peppermint patties, Viennese vanilla crescents, Elisen Lebkuchen, toll house, and buried out of site are rose jam, date, and walnut pinwheels, mocha chocolate chip, and pfeffernuesse):
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Apple and Peach Pies just out of the oven. I bought a nice mix that gave the apple pie a deep flavor: braeburn, pink lady, fuji, granny, and honeycrisp:
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Pies going into the oven:
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Breads are finished, (l to r) rich butter egg rolls,2 loaves of old-fashioned salt rising, 1 loaf of butter egg bread:
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Salt Rising Bread finished with 2nd rising and ready for baking:
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Salt rising bread shaped and put into baking pans after first raising:
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salt rising first raising complete:
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The frothy warm pool of living Clostridium perfringens bacteria grown overnight to raise the salt rising bread:

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DIY bacteria incubator:
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Joy of Loaf:
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Decadent Butter Egg Rolls for Christmas Dinner:
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