I worked yesterday rather than today due to a colleague’s illness. I had wanted to get some baking done so with this change I had to do it post-call, when I am tired. But I also picked one of the hotter days of the year to do this. So it got warm. I did one recipe at a time so I could concentrate due to the sleep deprivation.
I started with my grandfather’s Malted Toast Bread recipe. You can tell he was an engineer with the decimal points
I had to find some barley malt first. He had suggested a brew store so I went to Northwest Brewing Supply, and they milled some for me.
And here is the bread out of the machine. I will be making french toast with this. My grandfather felt that this was the best french toast ever. We will find out. I have made it before, but I didn’t use the right kind of malt.
Next I made this Chocolate Zucchini Cake. This is an excellent cake from my childhood.
Here is the zucchini I used from the garden. I only used a portion of it. I did use Swerve instead of the sugar. And I used our eggs.
Here is the cake baked still in the bundt pan.
Here is a better view of the pan. I love this one and have had it a long time.
Then I tackled this Boston Ritz-Carlton adapted blueberry muffin recipe. I have made the Jordan Marsh muffins before as part of my participation in A Taste of Old Colony History program. This was in July 2021. I commented that they were really good, but unfortunately I do not remember them very well.
And here are the new muffins. They are gorgeous, but I haven’t tried them yet to comment. I had to buy new muffin tin for larger muffins for this recipe though. They are call Texas sized. I did substitute Swerve for the sugar. And I was able to use 4.5 cups of our fresh blueberries (and our eggs, of course)
The I moved on to Snicker Doodles from my childhood.
I actually bought shortening for this recipe because this is how I remember it. I did use sugar for this recipe too. I had to run out to the barn to find more eggs as I had run out. Fortunately the hens had laid some more since this morning. Here are some of the cookies. They are great, like I remember.
So now I am happy to relax as the temperatures drop and watch the Seahawks game.