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Is baking like chef-ing?

calikingcaliking Posts: 15,123
Milk breads have been all the rage this past year. This popped up on YT, so figured I’d take a crack at it. 

Wool bread (supposed to look like a bowl full of yarn balls).


Decent for the first try. May try a sourdough version soon. 

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  • Looks great. Link to recipe or video?
  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 19,803
    caliking said:
    Milk breads have been all the rage this past year. This popped up on YT, so figured I’d take a crack at it. 

    Wool bread (supposed to look like a bowl full of yarn balls).


    Decent for the first try. May try a sourdough version soon. 
    I hate you man, lol.
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 15,123
    Looks great. Link to recipe or video?


    I wanted a plain loaf, so didn't fill it with cranberries. But, you could add all sorts of things... nutella, nuts, cream cheese filling, etc.

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    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 15,123
    and that's what it was supposed to look like =)


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  • ColbyLangColbyLang Posts: 1,132
    So, baking to me, is better than chefing. I’m a little biased. Nothing more rewarding than knowing you made 140,000 loaves of bread at the end of the day. @caliking, no way I bake at home, too many work war wounds to do that. Great looking product for your first attempt! I have no doubt you’ll double down on it and impress us even further
  • caliking said:
    and that's what it was supposed to look like =)

    Yours was not far off! The one in the YT screenshot looks very much like it might appeal to @sgh. 🙃
  • blind99blind99 Posts: 4,892
    looking good!  nice pic - did you get a new camera?
    Chicago, IL - Large and Small BGE - Weber Gasser and Kettle
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 15,123
    blind99 said:
    looking good!  nice pic - did you get a new camera?
    Thanks.

    Got a new phone, so camera too, I guess. I think its an iPhone 12 Max? The portrait mode takes some nice food pr0n shots.

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    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 15,123
    ColbyLang said:
    So, baking to me, is better than chefing. I’m a little biased. Nothing more rewarding than knowing you made 140,000 loaves of bread at the end of the day. @caliking, no way I bake at home, too many work war wounds to do that. Great looking product for your first attempt! I have no doubt you’ll double down on it and impress us even further
    Reminds me of that Friends episode...

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  • johnmitchelljohnmitchell Posts: 5,683
    Spectacular to say the least
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  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 19,803
    caliking said:

    I wanted a plain loaf, so didn't fill it with cranberries. But, you could add all sorts of things... nutella, nuts, cream cheese filling, etc.
    I can't believe you didn't mention bacon.  
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  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 14,801
    blind99 said:
    looking good!  nice pic - did you get a new camera?
    Cracked me up. 
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  • paqmanpaqman Posts: 3,572
    😳

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 36,263
    Looks incredible.  If everyone wiped the lens on their phones before taking their food pr0n (and put 1000 ms of thought into composing the shot), this place would look much prettier.
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 15,123
    blind99 said:
    looking good!  nice pic - did you get a new camera?
    Cracked me up. 
    Totally missed it. I’m dense like that. 

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    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 15,123
    caliking said:

    I wanted a plain loaf, so didn't fill it with cranberries. But, you could add all sorts of things... nutella, nuts, cream cheese filling, etc.
    I can't believe you didn't mention bacon.  
    I wasn’t done thinking =) But, yes, bacon. 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • caliking said:
    caliking said:

    I wanted a plain loaf, so didn't fill it with cranberries. But, you could add all sorts of things... nutella, nuts, cream cheese filling, etc.
    I can't believe you didn't mention bacon.  
    I wasn’t done thinking =) But, yes, bacon. 
    Bacon, gruyère and caramelized onions. 

    (Seen and raised.)
  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 10,732
    Some very cool looking bread!
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 15,123
    caliking said:
    caliking said:

    I wanted a plain loaf, so didn't fill it with cranberries. But, you could add all sorts of things... nutella, nuts, cream cheese filling, etc.
    I can't believe you didn't mention bacon.  
    I wasn’t done thinking =) But, yes, bacon. 
    Bacon, gruyère and caramelized onions. 

    (Seen and raised.)
    Oh. Damn. 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • paqmanpaqman Posts: 3,572
    @caliking did you have to adjust the bake time because you used a Staub DO instead of a cake mold?

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  • blind99blind99 Posts: 4,892
    caliking said:
    blind99 said:
    looking good!  nice pic - did you get a new camera?
    Cracked me up. 
    Totally missed it. I’m dense like that. 
    No, these new phone cameras are crazy good. I got the same. I was thinking about a new dslr but splurged on a 12, instead.

    The chef of the house (not me) has been cake baking lately. I am winning!




     
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 15,123
    Beauty. May have to substitute cream with milk if we try this, since we seldom use whipping cream.

    Coincidentally, swmbo tried something remotely similar recently, not as pretty though  :)

    Steamed scallion rolls...

    Those look mighty tasty! Hua juan? I'll try making this. Caliprince would love it. Do you add cornstarch to the dough? I remember doing that for making bao. 

    And, you can probably add butter instead of cream. I think it would still turn out great without the added fat, but the fat will make the crumb more tender.

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    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 15,123
    paqman said:
    @caliking did you have to adjust the bake time because you used a Staub DO instead of a cake mold?
    I think it took about 35ish mins (uncovered) at 350°F.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 15,123
    blind99 said:
    The chef of the house (not me) has been cake baking lately. I am winning!


    WOW! She's got some skilz! 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
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  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 8,112
    caliking said:
    Beauty. May have to substitute cream with milk if we try this, since we seldom use whipping cream.

    Coincidentally, swmbo tried something remotely similar recently, not as pretty though  :)

    Steamed scallion rolls...

    Those look mighty tasty! Hua juan? I'll try making this. Caliprince would love it. Do you add cornstarch to the dough? I remember doing that for making bao. 

    And, you can probably add butter instead of cream. I think it would still turn out great without the added fat, but the fat will make the crumb more tender.
    Yes, I believe it's this one...
    https://soupeduprecipes.com/steamed-scallion-rolls-and-sesame-rolls/

    canuckland
  • PigBeanUsPigBeanUs Posts: 646
    Looks incredible.  If everyone wiped the lens on their phones before taking their food pr0n (and put 1000 ms of thought into composing the shot), this place would look much prettier.
    I can remember when this was a much more prettier place. 
  • dbCooperdbCooper Posts: 782
    edited April 9
    Can anyone be a baker or do you need credentials, like a chef?
    @caliking that is cool looking bread.
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    Great Plains, USA
  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 19,803
    caliking said:
    caliking said:

    I wanted a plain loaf, so didn't fill it with cranberries. But, you could add all sorts of things... nutella, nuts, cream cheese filling, etc.
    I can't believe you didn't mention bacon.  
    I wasn’t done thinking =) But, yes, bacon. 
    Bacon, gruyère and caramelized onions. 

    (Seen and raised.)
    You’ve inspired me.  I plan to make exactly this over the weekend.  Zero chance it will come out anywhere near as pretty as @caliking’s but I bet it will taste great!
    "A generation of the unteachable is hanging upon us like a necklace of corpses." - George Orwell 

    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike

    The other ahole

    Living large in the 919
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