Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Badass ... Not so Much

Remember how I was gonna get all badass on that stack of coupons yesterday? Get 'em clipped and put away? Well, that never happened.  Instead, I wrote a new waffle stick recipe, along with making these rolls.

62.5% strong white and 37.5% spring wheat.  My goal was to add some brown, but retain the softness of the white. 

Happy to say, it worked.

I'd show you a picture of the sticks, but Tim ate them all.  Well, not all, but he did eat MOST of them.  Meanwhile, it's a new day and I need to get my coupons clipped. 

Right after I work on my Pepperoni & Cheese Bites.



45 comments:

  1. You'll get to those coupons eventually!

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  2. Don't worry coupons don't look as tasty as these ;-)

    Ian

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    1. I have my coupon station stacked and ready. Now I just gotta get my butt in there and start clipping.

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  3. mmm cheese bites..... I find that adding mineral water usually makes the brown flour softer in the end

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    1. Interesting, never baked with mineral water.

      I make these 50g rolls in all white for sliders and they are super good. But I wanted to add just a touch of brown.

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    2. a cup of mineral or sparkling water on two cups of flour is the measure. And a few tbsp of butter or oil.

      I mostly use everything only in brown :) Brown rice, brown sugar, brown flour :)

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    3. I use oil to knead but never bake in cups. Only grams. Mine come out pretty soft though. Lots of kneading time and proper fermentation, goes a long way as well.

      Love wholemeal flours, so wonderful. And the taste of them, fantastic. But I will play with strong whites as well.

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    4. And I saw on Cupcake Wars, they used seltzer in their cupcakes for a different texture. Very fun, all these different liquids to play with.

      I don't know what mineral or sparkling water really are, but I'll keep a look out for a coupon and/or sale. Thanks.

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    5. Carbonated water also known as club soda, soda water, sparkling water, seltzer water, or fizzy water. We call it mineral water because it is taken from the springs of water containing lots of minerals and then sold like that bottled or carbonated with little bubbles in it :)
      I'm guessing over in US you don't have a habit of drinking it, but here in Europe it's drunk on a daily basis. Those waters have lots of calcium, magnesium, iron and other minerals in them and are healthy.

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    6. Dezmond: We all ALL of those same waters here, but I've never used them aside from making my own pineapple pop, one time.

      For my bakes, I use local spring water. Before that, I used our own well water, but they closed the well. So I had to go to bottled local spring water.

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    7. I've made my famous whole wheat savoury muffins for dinner today: 2 cups of whole wheat flour, 1 cup of seltzer water, two-three tbsp ketchup, 5 tbsp vegetable oil, 1 small diced red onion, one diced soy hotdog or salami, and tsp salt and you spoon that into 6 medium muffin forms.

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    8. Very nice. I like how you make small batches. That's what I do as well. For one, it's easier to test them and two, I get to make something new again the next day.

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    1. Right when I'm done online, I'm about to have one. Also made Tim mini sandwiches for work.

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  5. And...apparently you ate the rest of the waffle sticks before whipping out your camera, huh? Just as well. I'm still trying to recover from your cinnamon roll picture. It's hard when it's always there. :)

    Enjoy your coupon clipping!

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    1. Who? Me? Wait? What? Who? Noooo ....

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  6. My coupons are still waiting as well...and I don't bake and I only cook if I have to. So what's my excuse? I was trying to find hatching eggs to buy. Mission accomplished :) lol

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    1. Glad you found your hatching eggs. Very fun.

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  7. I would send you my stack of pages and pages of coupons, since I don't save but only the ones that are $1. or more off. Seems to me, that you would have to buy more products just to save a few cents...here, and there! In our supermarkets are the real 'deals' ...every week they have a huge stack of 'buy-one, get-one free' on really great products, Just one day this week I spent like less than $50. and saved $19.98 on those products that I can use a 'free one'...I have so much peanut butter, veg. oils. wine, bread, which I froze...etc. etc.!

    Love these yummy dinner rolls you posted, and would love the breadsticks!

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    1. Sounds like you get some good deals too. I love couponing. Many of my local stores double coupons, which makes, at least for me, 75/1 coupons, valuable.

      Thankfully, I don't buy products that I don't need and I don't buy into the buy more than I use/need to save.

      It's a game. Play it right and it's a profitable and super duper fun game.

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  8. Gosh HW, you kill me (in a great way) with your pics. Being gluten intolerant means I can only dream of your rolls *sigh*

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    1. How about a nice gluten-free mix?

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    2. In SA the Gluten Free market hasn't yet been flooded with fantastic GF products... so I can't make anything wonderful with these sub-standard products. There is a store though, that makes amaing gluten-free cookies.

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    3. I meant make your own products. Those store-bought baked ones look a fright. Scary stuff.

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  9. Quite a few times I have finished eating something amazing and thought: 'Shit! I should have gotten a photo!' Sometimes the food is just too good to properly document!

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    1. I love this comment because I can totally relate. And nothing thrills Tim more than when he has to wait for his plate, so I can grab a picture.

      Lots of fun.

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  10. Well, you may not have been badass with coupons, but you certainly kicked butt in the kitchen. Those buns look great. And pepperoni & cheese bites? Oh my...

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    1. I got your email about the robin cartoon. By all means, use it! It's not mine. I...um...'borrowed' it from Google images... ;)

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    2. I haven't gotten to it yet today either. Put the big stack is sitting on my coupon station, patiently waiting for me.

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    3. I was just writing to you when your second comment came in. Thanks. I love that cartoon and it will fit nicely here for a post.

      Cheers and boogie boogie.

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  11. I come to your blog and always end up hungry!

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    1. I forget if I asked you already.

      Do you bake?

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  12. Mmmmm. Just add butter. Cheers!!

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  13. Pepperoni and cheese bites, huh?

    Ah, to be able to reach through the computer screen and grab a couple!

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    1. Made 16 tonight. Still have some left. You're welcome to them.

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  14. Can I mention for the 1000th time that I love bread. It's really why I have to run to maintain my weight.

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  15. these look amazing dear:)

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    1. Thank you, Gloria. They were fun to make.

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  16. These look like Danish pastries we make.

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    1. I bet the ones you make are KILLER.

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  17. Oh I so know what it's like to have no evidence to photograph after making some yumminess. I am curious though, never heard of such a foodie beast before!

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    1. Foodie beast, that's a great name. I might have to use that for a post title one of these days.

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