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The Pseudo Artisan Baker : Sausage Buns

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I took a basic yeasty bread dough which I’ve used several times (successfully) and just twisted it around some chicken sausages. A little egg wash to make it look pretty, throw them into the oven, and we have Sunday brunch. The kids love them!

-hazrock, it’s a wrap

 
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Posted by on December 22, 2013 in The Pseudo Artisan Baker

 

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The Pseudo Artisan Baker : Ciabatta

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There was a lot of contemplation while I was deciding if I should try making a Ciabatta bread. I found a recipe on Foodwishes and it requires no kneading but a lot of WAITING! Fermentation took18 hours to be exact. I gave it close to 24 hours because I was at work.

Look at all the big air pockets on it! Soft interior with a hard crusty exterior. My kind of bread!

-hazrock, waiting is torture

 
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Posted by on December 18, 2013 in The Pseudo Artisan Baker

 

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The Occasional Vegan : Roasted Vegetables

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I’ve always loved various root vegetables. This one is a mixture of potatoes and sweet potatoes. I roasted them together with onions, whole garlic cloves (with skins) and red peppers. Seasoned with salt and pepper, olive oil, a pinch of chilli powder and a scattering of sage leaves. A simple and easy, throw-everything-in-the-pan-and-roast dish.

-hazrock, the root of all good

 
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Posted by on December 15, 2013 in The Occasional Vegan

 

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The Occasional Vegan : Lentil Tomato Soup

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Most of the time, I will use chicken or beef stock cubes when making soups or stews. But since I’m making this vegan, I went with vegetable stock cube instead. I’m not really sure if the stock cube I used is vegan, but it was definitely vegetarian. So I’m ok with that. A touch of ground coriander and cumin gave it a little spice kick.

-hazrock, ninja kick

 
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Posted by on December 5, 2013 in The Occasional Vegan

 

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The Pseudo Artisan Baker : Whole Wheat Honey Oatmeal Bread

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This looks absolutely gorgeous. I love the sprinkling of rolled oats on top. Although I forgot to brush milk or something on the bread for the oats to stick. They flew all over the place when I took the bread out of the loaf pan.

I ate the bread for breakfast the next day, just with some butter and raspberry jam. The bread would make a great sandwich too. With all the whole wheat flour and rolled oat in it, what a hearty meal that would be.

-hazrock, oats here there and everywhere

 
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Posted by on December 5, 2013 in The Pseudo Artisan Baker

 

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The Pseudo Artisan Baker : Kaiser Rolls

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I’m not sure if these can be called Kaiser Rolls. These are not plain hard rolls. I made these with a bread recipe which has butter, egg yolks and milk. So this has a slightly rich and brioche-like texture and flavor. Oh well. I shaped like Kaiser Rolls so I’m going to call them that.

-hazrock, kaiser chief

 
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Posted by on December 1, 2013 in The Pseudo Artisan Baker

 

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The Barista Wannabe : Chai Tea Latte

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Warm spices were infused into this Chai Tea Latte. Ginger slices, whole cloves, whole cardamons, cinnamon sticks. All thrown into a pot of milk and heat them up until it almost boil over. Reduced the flame, and bring it up back again. I probably should have used black tea leaves for a stronger flavor and strained them in a sock-like strainer (or a sock!). But I used 2 tea bags instead because sometimes, I’m lazy like that.

-hazrock, has anyone seen my socks?

 
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Posted by on November 30, 2013 in The Barista Wannabe

 

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