Tag: baking

In the Kitchen

Baking Bread at the Cabin

I spent time at the family cabin over the Easter weekend and I took advantage of my time there to try making a couple loaves of bread. The first one was a French-style, quick rise bread with yeast and no sourdough. I mixed together the ingredients: water, brown sugar, yeast, and unbleached white flour. I […]

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In the Kitchen

Baking Bread at the Cabin

This weekend, the first weekend of spring break was a perfect opportunity to get out of town with my kids and do a little cabin cooking. More specifically – I was baking bread. The first loaf of bread in the video posted above is a full-on, quick rise, no muss yeast bread. In my mixing […]

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Food and Drink

Honey Doughnuts; Take II

I was back to North Vancouver’s Deep Cove so of course I had to stop and get six doughnuts from Honey Doughnuts – the most incredible doughnuts EVER. Today I picked up four chocolate glazed and two maple with bacon. The chocolate are excellent but my new favourite is the maple bacon. It hits the […]

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Making Sourdough Bread

I’m going way out to the wilderness of baking bread. I’ve created my own sourdough starter! I’ll tell more about the sourdough starter later but for now, here’s my first attempt at making bread with my starter. I used a half cup of my starter, 3 cups of unbleached flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt […]

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5 Dads Go Wild; the Food We Ate

Disclosure – this blog post is about the 5DadsGoWild camping trip to Manning Park that I took with four other dad bloggers. Our trip was supported with products from a group of brands including House of Knives and Casus Grills Canada. As always, editorial control of everything I share on my blog remains with me […]

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My Attempt at Making French Bread

This past weekend I was doing some more of my cabin-cooking and I started reading a couple classic books about baking that got me into experimenting with making bread. I set aside my cast iron dutch oven and opted to use a plain old cookie sheet to try make a long loaf of French bread. […]

In the Kitchen

Cast Iron Cooking; Making Bread

Those who follow me on Instagram or my Facebook page know that I’ve been working on my baking skills. I’m still working on my biscuit making technique and I’ve returned to bread making. Typically I do my bread making while at the cabin. However, this spring break I decided to do some bread baking at […]

In the Kitchen

Making Biscuits

I’ve been working on making biscuits for quite some time now and today I had my best results yet. It was like I heard a voice from my past this morning, “Don’t work them so hard! Just gently introduce the ingredients!” So today, I quickly stirred the dry ingredients together in my mixing bowl and […]

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Bread Making Round 3

My interest in baking bread continues! Yesterday my daughters and I made another batch of dough.  This time we used 3 cups of whole wheat flour, 1 1/2 cups of Twin Sails Pilsner beer, 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt and a half teaspoon of yeast.  A few hours after mixing the dough in the bowl […]

In the Kitchen

Cabin Cooking; Bread Making

On my most recent trip to my cabin, on what turned out to be the hottest day of the year so far, I decided to bake bread. I have been reading and learning about making bread and decided to put my learning into action – on the hottest day of the year. The bread that […]