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Offline Bernadette

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What are you working on?
« on: April 12, 2020, 02:55:32 PM »
I'm tired of sewing, so I've taken up knitting and crocheting again. I'm hoping to make an Aran sweater: I need something challenging. I hope it gives me a sense of accomplishment. The yarn is Lion brand Fisherman's Wool. I've worked with it before and I really like it. It's on sale for super cheap at JoAnn's.
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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2020, 03:41:45 PM »
That sounds like fun.  Mostly been crocheting dishcloths... easy and kinda mindless which I need.
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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2020, 03:49:01 PM »
The only needlework I do these days is sewing on buttons and performing surgery on stuffed animals. I recently reattached a teddy bear's leg, and without leaving a visible scar, though that was due more to the thickness of his fur than to my skill as a surgeon.  :D
 

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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2020, 01:21:09 PM »
I'm making masks.  ::)
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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2020, 04:19:56 PM »
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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2020, 09:59:40 PM »
Sourdough.  I've been trying to find a good sandwich bread recipe for my entire marriage. Almost 17 years in, I finally got it!  I still need to work out how many grams of dough needs to go in my loaf pan, though, to get that traditional shaped sandwich bread slice.  The ones I made this evening were not tall enough
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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2020, 02:06:22 PM »
Sourdough.  I've been trying to find a good sandwich bread recipe for my entire marriage. Almost 17 years in, I finally got it!  I still need to work out how many grams of dough needs to go in my loaf pan, though, to get that traditional shaped sandwich bread slice.  The ones I made this evening were not tall enough

Please give us the specifics (if you wouldn't mind), when you have it all worked out...
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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2020, 03:38:29 PM »
https://www.wildyeastblog.com/soft-sandwich-sourdough/

I used that recipe, with a couple modifications....I left out the milk powder and used 2/3 milk and 1/3 water for the 323 g water.  I found that I had to add more flour to get the right dough consistency. Just as is was way too wet.  I don't know how much I added, though.  I just kept adding a spoonful (I used my roux stirring spoon) until the dough could come together into a smooth ball in my mixer.  It's been unseasonally cool down here, too, so I probably should've let it rise longer than I did, but it should be fine once the temps and humidity are back up.

Her sourdough English muffin recipe is excellent, too.  I follow that one exactly

ETA:. I realize you said "when you have it all worked out", so this is just what I have worked out  so far  :cheeseheadbeer:
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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2020, 05:13:10 PM »
https://www.wildyeastblog.com/soft-sandwich-sourdough/

I used that recipe, with a couple modifications....I left out the milk powder and used 2/3 milk and 1/3 water for the 323 g water.  I found that I had to add more flour to get the right dough consistency. Just as is was way too wet.  I don't know how much I added, though.  I just kept adding a spoonful (I used my roux stirring spoon) until the dough could come together into a smooth ball in my mixer.  It's been unseasonally cool down here, too, so I probably should've let it rise longer than I did, but it should be fine once the temps and humidity are back up.

Her sourdough English muffin recipe is excellent, too.  I follow that one exactly

ETA:. I realize you said "when you have it all worked out", so this is just what I have worked out  so far  :cheeseheadbeer:

Thanks!
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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2020, 07:44:04 PM »
A reliably starting KZ750B. Battery required and coming, also starter clutching on the way.
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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2020, 10:54:27 PM »
Update: I baked 4 loaves (2 batches of the recipe) yesterday, and the weather was warmer and more humid.  That made a huge difference in the rise and dough quality.  It still didn't go over the sides of the pan like you see in photos, but I'm beginning to think that's a myth  :lol:

Still had to add more flour to the original recipe.  I'll measure next time. I need to look and see if the author of try blog states where she is from, because I'd be willing to bet location effects weights of ingredients.
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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2020, 06:32:57 AM »
I'm designing a webserver for processing online transactions.  Yes, I am still at work.
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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2020, 07:46:11 AM »
I'm designing a webserver for processing online transactions.  Yes, I am still at work.

Me too, thank God. Both my husband and I are in IT and so we are able to do our jobs from home.
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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2020, 08:20:21 AM »
I'm designing a webserver for processing online transactions.  Yes, I am still at work.

Me too, thank God. Both my husband and I are in IT and so we are able to do our jobs from home.

Yeah, the quarantine hasn't affected my job, either.  I'm considered an "essential business", so I'm still able to go in to work everyday, as well  ;D
 
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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2020, 09:32:43 AM »
I made a batch of fudge the other day which is not something that I would have expected myself to do.  Under normal circumstances I avoid having sweets in the house, but it seemed useful to boost morale.  It was also a cooking lesson for my two youngest children (who are actually adults), the only ones still at home.  I was able to show them testing for soft ball stage, using a candy thermometer and to explain a bit about the theory of candy making.

We have an ongoing jigsaw puzzle set up.  The daughter who is really good a jigsaw puzzles normally visits regularly and would help us, but we are having to manage without her so it is very slow progress.

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