Hi, I’m a newby! I found this forum in search of an answer to a baking question. Here’s my question, hoping someone has a suggestion…
I make a beautiful loaf of bread. That said, when I make a cinnamon swirl loaf (dough rolled out, smeared with butter, sprinkled with cinnamon and brown sugar) I roll the dough up tightly, no air bubbles and bake as normal. It raises beautifully. When I cut into it, after cooling, there are air pockets between the upper layers. Any ideas??? Thanks, Momof10
Fascinates me sometimes too!! I think - how did I get here?! I know I’m not the only one with a large family, it only seems that way. But you know… we all have 24 hours in a day, the only difference is in how we choose to spend it. For me its always been about family. Hope you enjoy the rest of your 24!! Momof10
Congrats on your 4! I don’t think I spend any more time at mothering than you, I just do things in bulk! Thank goodness we’re out of the diaper stage. Unfortunately, we’re on to the dating and marrying stage… what I wouldn’t give for a poopy diaper. (Come to think of it, I do get those occasionally from our 2, soon to be 3, grandkids. It truely is the best of both worlds!)
Thanks for making me feel welcome, this is a great site. Momof10
Patrincia and Jen,
Loved the replies!! We had 9 of our 10 kids (plus partners and grandkids) over for a game night last night and it was so loud we could barely hear each other as we played Pictionary. It was guys against gals… the gals won, of course! Brains against brawn - now there’s balance! Momof10
Thanks for the warm welcomes! I use the baking as a creative grown-up outlet. Plus, my little ones like to help me bake (for a few minutes at least). Momof10, how old are all of your kiddoes? I’m impressed!!
When my older ones were little, they too ‘helped in the kitchen - it was great fun. I have a cherished picture of our 27 year old daughter when she was about 2, sitting in a sink full of dish water… diaper and all! LOL That same daughter now loves to bake, pies being her favorite. Our oldest is 31, the youngest 13. We have one every odd year in between. 6 girl’s and 4 boys. 2 are married. It was great fun when the youngest was a baby… A couple of times I had the opportunity to go somewhere with just the oldest and youngest (both boys). People thought we were married and the baby was our first!! Kids are great, they keep you young! Have fun with them every day. Momof 10
It takes 24 hours a day no matter if you have two or twenty-two! So, never say ‘only two’ when speaking of your children…
I admire you for sacrificing your time and talents and possibly health to bring two more beautiful spirits into the world. I have friends that have but one beause of health concerns - you just never know. I was fortunate enough to really enjoy being pregnant, never got sick and didn’t have to fight to lose weight! Can you imagine?!
What kind of things do you enjoy baking for your family? What are their favorites? I think my family most enjoys bread and pies with cookies a close runner-up.
Have a great day and enjoy your family! Momof10
Man O man… I agree. Give me the preschoolers any day!! When they grow up, their problems just get bigger. On the other hand, it’s indecribable to see your daughter have children of her own and to share the emotions of motherhood with her. And I do adore my grandkids. And you know, I get a better nights sleep on most nights. So really, I wouldn’t go backwards for anything.
Rozanne, you mentioned cakes - do you make them from scratch? I hate to admit it here, but I usually resort to a mix. (Please don’t ban me from the site!) Have fun with what’s left of your day - Momof10
Amen to living in the kitchen! I have joked about needing to set up a cot in there. My little ones are 7, 5 1/2, and 2 1/2 - the oldest is a girl and the other two are boys. I love being their mom. Most of the time, I enjoy cooking and baking, but at the end of some days, I wonder why I thought it would be fun to “whip up” a batch of cookies. In my head, it takes only ten minutes to throw a batch together, but, of course, with measuring and clean-up, it ends up taking an hour. Then, it’s suddenly time for dinner and baths and bedtime!!
Momof10, I was thinking about you today as I was throwing laundry in the machine. Are you super-organized? My days go so much more smoothly when I keep everyone on task and doing their chores, including me. I wish I remembered to stay that way every day. Some days, I feel like being slack and then end up recognizing that the slackness leads to trouble!
It was fun visiting the site and was overwhelmed with all the nice and friendly staff, and, oh, i can’t forget, members. I knew everyone was chatting but i couldn’t figure for the life of me where it was all coming from. Please, forgive me for being so ignorant. But, i am so happy I found your forum. By the way, I am from the wet and cold Olympia and I have 6 goats to keep me busy.
I am quite new to the baking scene and am very excited at joining this site. I have been reading your posts for a few weeks now. Its all very informative. So expect many questions from me in the future.
Annie i’m not a Gaelic speaker. Unless you count a few phrases i learned while i was a bar maid…lol. I was born in England, Northants and moved here with my partner and kids 5 years ago. But my 7 year old daughter is in Gaelic medium. She loves it and is doing really well.
Was Applecross on the TV a while back. A man who had tried to become self sufficient. It looked lovely there.