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Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Do you like yeast? Because I do…a lot. I know I’ve already talked about it a lot, but it’s really so cool. It’s like magical! I feel like their are little elves inside my bread trying to push their way out. Yeah…I’m odd. But it really is awesome. The way things can double their size just from one ingredient to become fluffy and light and yummy and delicious. Don’t you ever think baking is cool? It’s amazing to me how if you mix an egg white for a certain amount of time it will completely transform, and how if you boil sugar and corn syrup it will turn into a delicious caramel. It’s incredible! Anyways, bread.

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Homemade Everything Bagels

Happy New Years everyone! I know it’s been forever since I posted and I’m so sorry! My best friend Sarah from Canada has been here and I’ve barely had time to bake, nonetheless take pictures and post! It’s been craziness. But last night around 10 P.M. I decided I wanted to make bagels for some odd reason. Boy, am I glad I did. They’re so good, but we’ll talk about that in a bit.

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Homemade Soft Pretzels: 4-Ways

I love using yeast. It makes me feel magical. How can you not like it? It’s so cool! You mix it up with some warm water and flour and voila! You have bread. You have to add flavor and stuff but that’s beside the point. The point is that you mix up a few ingredients and yeast makes them puffy, beautiful, and delicious.

I must admit, for a while I got super nervous around yeast. It was like a boy I liked but had never talked to before. I was so infatuated, but I didn’t know what to do with it! Dilemma!

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