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Baked a strawberry pie yesterday. Actually, it was a no-bake pie. But, I didn't bake the crust long enough. After eating a slice, I thought I'd try reheating the whole pie, but that only "melted" the jello mix. So I wound up with a soggy strawberry soup. Crud. At least the recipe called for only 1/3 cup of sugar which is good for my sugar restriction "diet".
That's great Patricia.
Patricia, I agree with FA. Would love the smell of your bread permeated house.
Maybe all this bread talk will get me to making my own bread again. It's been too long.
Patricia, it sounds like you always have something baking in the oven. I bet your house smells wonderful. :)
I store sliced bread in portions in the freezer, it takes a few minutes but the bread tastes like new baked and the small packets thaw quickly - also important because I have no microwave.
I think it was Felaine that said to freeze bread rather than refrigerate it. Up until then, I had been refrigerating mine after a few days at room temperature, then freezing it after a few day in the refrigerator.
I've started reading about it and from what I've read, refrigerating bread makes it unpalatable much faster than freezing, or even room temperature. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Staling
I've also read that it should be left at room temperature no more than a day or two for best taste, but for store bread, there may be a new preservative that allows a longer storage time.
I would appreciate any new or better information from you guys& gals.
I guess I assumed it was you, Patricia--you're so wise and all! I actually freeze my bread, I eat so little. It's just another processed food that I try to avoid. But a turkey or cheese sandwich sounds good every now and then!
Randy, I thought of something that you probably already know. I don't think I've made soda bread, but making other kinds that are sticky, I've found that wetting my hands with oil helps.
Thanks all. When I washed my hands, I noticed the dough came off rather easily. I'll pre-moisten them next time. I do have dried cranberries, but I didn't add any. Again, next time. Patricia once said "never refrigerate bread". Even soda bread? No preservatives in it.
Rany, I know what you mean about soda bread. The way I do it is run my hands under the warm water faucet and then start the kneading process for three or four times, but no more. Just enough to get the lump of ingredients together.
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