Bread Baking Begins!

Dinner: Fresh baked bread

A few days ago, I thought the weather was finally cooling, so I decided to bake bread. I made a biga the night before with just some flour, water, and yeast. I let it sit out for an hour or two before chucking the whole thing in the fridge to develop.
Dinner: Open faced sandwiches

The next day, I added more flour, water, and salt and let the dough rise for an hour (until it doubled). Tried to shape it into a loaf, let it rise for another half hour, and stuck it in the oven at 500 degrees for about 25 minutes. We slapped on some leftover dip from our dips party, some slices of tomato and avocado and voila: leftover sandwiches.

Spice Bundt Cake

Bundt Cake

Just practicing baking some bundt cake for the BF’s birthday, since he said he wanted some sort of spice cake. I never had spice cake before he mentioned it, but the first time I made it, it was exactly what I was imagining.

I used this recipe from epicurious with a few changes to make it vegan friendly:

  • 1 package of silken tofu and a teaspoon of lemon juice to replace the sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 1/2 teaspoon egg replacer to replace the 3 eggs

It came out more moist than I expected, but my test subjects all said it was delicious so I guess it was okay (unless they were just being nice). My favorite part is the frosting/glaze in that recipe. It’s so easy but delicious and really cuts down on the richness of the cake.