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    Cheese Straws?

    Thank you. I just saw this, usually I get an email that said I have a response. The recipes I have seen in the USA are using cheddar cheese. Can you share your recipe to we Americans, you mention Gruyere and mozzarella. Could you share your recipe with us/me? Thanks for your response!!
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    Cheese Straws?

    I had never heard of them until a week or so ago. Seems they are popular in the UK and Southern USA. They sounded intriguing so I sorted through a load recipes online and picked one. Since I have no idea what they should taste like, or be like I found the ones I made tasted more floury than...
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    Part ll Grandma's Easter Polish Sweetbread

    A small update. The summer was too hot here to attempt the bread. So many things this winter, including my new handicap stopped me from trying. For me a beginner the directions are too complicated, too hard, all those different techniques. I hope others can make this bread........one of a kind...
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    Hello from Spokane Washington, USA

    Hi Linda, we are almost neighbors! I am in the Willamette Valley in OR. Welcome and can't wait to hear about your bread baking.
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    How to use pannetone paper mold for grandma's bread?

    I reread what you wrote about them and decided I didn't have to do the bamboo since you didn't feel the need to after all. Thank you for your response. I like the molds though instead of trying to divide the bread into 2 for the glass pans I had. Still a work in progress.
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    How to use pannetone paper mold for grandma's bread?

    Has anyone ever used these before on here? I bought some, and it was mentioned about the moisture in my recipe. I saw that "they/on the web" put the bamboo in before bread braking for Pannetone, and wonder if I should do it before or after the bread is baked. Never used them before and I know...
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    Part ll Grandma's Easter Polish Sweetbread

    Thank you Becky. It probably sounded like a dumb question, but I had to ask.
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    Part ll Grandma's Easter Polish Sweetbread

    Do you think they bake the sugar on, or sprinkle it when it comes out of the oven?
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    Part ll Grandma's Easter Polish Sweetbread

    I went to the new grocery here and was pleased to find C&H brand sells Demerara sugar, that is how they spelled it, so I got some thanks!;)
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    Part ll Grandma's Easter Polish Sweetbread

    Well after searching the internet it looks like the USA carries their version (Florida) and not the real Demerera sugar. They say it is real but if you read more they all have the molasses in it, so to me it is not a true Demerera unless I am wrong in my interpretation.
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    Part ll Grandma's Easter Polish Sweetbread

    I'll have to look for that sugar, never heard of it. Yes I think I will get a different apple as well, the kind I used didn't have a lot of flavor/punch. But it is a lovely, easy cake to do. Thanks for the sugar idea.
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    Part ll Grandma's Easter Polish Sweetbread

    The Apple Cake is very good, though moms recipe had a cream cheese frosting which turned out to sweet/rich for my taste. I looked up Dorset apple Cake and I think I will try it with some apple on top to brown as well and no frosting. I can see how this cake was a hit with you, it is tasty.
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    Babka!

    For what it is worth. I have a recipe for Easter Babka from a Polish Heirloom recipe book I just found in my Aunt's stuff. It is a lot different than what you made. It is a tiny almost roleadex type book, close to home made I think. Copyright is 1953, and revised 1971 by Polish Publications in...
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    Part ll Grandma's Easter Polish Sweetbread

    Actually Becky the last batch is edible! lol, it did have a hint of the flavor I remember but not the air holes, so I am still getting closer but yet still far away. I actually could feel the dough change through some of the kneading techniques, so that is an improvement as well. Forging on. I...
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    Part ll Grandma's Easter Polish Sweetbread

    You will be satisfied to hear I have learned a lot from my "fails", I guess that is a baker life? Today I've learned more, still have another try to put in the oven, but I changed a few things up here, learned a lot from my mistakes, and so far the results are better. Now I don't expect this...
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