in the oven tasty morsels to enjoy Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:07:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 All-Purpose vs Bread Flour Wed, 11 Jan 2017 19:04:32 +0000 Read more...]]> Last month I wanted to bake cookies on Christmas Eve with one of my siblings when I realized I had two different bags of flour. I had a little bit of of bread flour in one bag and a fresh bag of All-Purpose in another. I’ve made cookies (and bread) for years but I don’t think I’ve ever really paid attention to which I was using. Well, okay I have always used “bread flour” when making bread but not for cookies.

I can recall how I have had different looking cookies. Some fluffy like pancakes and others that spread like bakery-style cookies. I always thought it was because of using melted butter vs room temperature soft butter. So.. I decided to finally google the answer.

Bread flour has more protein content than all-purpose, which helps with gluten development. Some recipes call for it when an especially chewy and elastic crumb is desired.


Oh and self-rising flour? It’s a “soft” all-purpose flour that has had baking powder and salt added to it already so you can eliminate it from your recipe.

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My recent foray into baking bread Sat, 31 Dec 2016 01:15:59 +0000 Read more...]]> I have realized that baking bread is so much fun.

This is partly due to the fact that I have a bread machine (I’m pretty certain it’s 20 years old!) which makes it easier than sin since I don’t have a Kitchenaid mixer at my disposal. But who doesn’t love the smell of bread baking?! Or the crunch of the crust on a hot French Baguette?

But what I can tell you is that it’s certainly a lot harder to make French Baguettes then it would seem. I watched countless videos but my favorite hands down was one of Julien Picamil from Saveurs of Dartmouth.

I plan to keep trying to make the best looking baguette because I think I already got the taste down ;).

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Welcome to In the Oven! Thu, 29 Dec 2016 07:49:18 +0000 Woohoo, here’s to the first post of a hopefully successful foodblog type thing here. Now to just get a bunch of recipes added in!

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