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18
Nov
22

RYE APPLE BUNDT CAKE

RIGHT TO THE RECIPE

From the site Breadtopia

Servings

16

Serving Size

1 slice

Prep Time

45 minutes

Cook Time

1 hour, 25 minutes

Wait Time

Ingredients

Dry Ingredients

Wet Ingredients

  • 226g unsalted butter (2 sticks)
  • 600g sugar (3 cups)
  • 200g light brown sugar (1 cup)
  • 6 eggs
  • 220g buttermilk (1 cup)
  • 150g grapeseed or similar light oil (2/3 cup)

Glaze-Soak

  • 240g apple cider, simmered and reduced to approx 120g (1 cup to 1/2 cup)
  • 20g salted butter (1 1/2 Tbsp)
  • 4g vanilla extract (1 tsp)

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 325F and prep the bundt pan by greasing it with butter or oil and then dusting it with flour. You can do these steps just before mixing together the dry and wet ingredients if you prefer.
  • Toast the caraway seeds in a pan for 5-10 minutes, stirring frequently, until they get a little more gold and their aroma is stronger. Be careful not to let them burn and remove immediately from the hot pan.
  • Combine 2/3 the caraway seeds (20g) with the rye berries and mill at the finest setting. If you don’t have a grain mill, you can grind the caraway seeds in a spice grinder and use stone-milled whole grain rye flour.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients, including the whole caraway seeds. Set aside.
  • Melt the butter in a microwave on low power or in a saucepan on the stove. You can use the same pan for the cider reduction later. (See Notes below about melting versus creaming the butter.)
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment or in a large bowl with a stiff spatula, mix together the melted butter and sugar. Next add the eggs one at a time and beat until smooth. Finally, mix in the buttermilk and oil.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until everything is incorporated. Scrape the bottom of your bowl with a spatula at least once if you’re using a stand mixer.
  • Pour the batter into the bundt pan and bake for 1 hour and 25 minutes, or until a toothpick, chopstick, or dinner knife comes out clean (little cake bits are fine; creamy batter is not).
  • Cover the cake with foil for the last 25 minutes of baking if it seems to be darkening excessively. I didn’t find this necessary.
  • Remove the cake from the oven and if you have small, thin spatula, use it to loosen the edges of the cake from the pan. Flip the pan onto a cooling rack, and after about 15 minutes, gently remove the pan from the cake. If the pan doesn’t come loose, turn it upright again and use the spatula to coax the cake away from the edges of the pan before you flip again.
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  • Let the cake cool on the rack while you prepare the glaze-soak.
  • In a saucepan, simmer the apple cider until it’s reduced by half. Melt the butter into the hot thickened cider and add the vanilla extract.
  • Return the cake to the bundt pan and poke some holes throughout the cake with your toothpick.
  • Pour the glaze-soak over the cake, reserving a small amount to brush on the cake. Let the glaze-soak absorb for about 15 minutes. Flip the bundt onto a serving platter or cake stand and brush the remaining glaze-soak on the cake.
  • Stored covered or wrapped at room temperature for several days. You can freeze tightly wrapped slices for longer storage.

Notes

If you don’t have buttermilk, you can add a teaspoon of lemon juice or white vinegar to regular milk or a milk substitute. 

I made this cake with melted butter and again with room-temp butter that I creamed into the sugars and there was no difference in cake volume-texture. You can do whichever approach you prefer.

Toasting the caraway seeds brings out an almost licorice flavor note. Leaving them untoasted results in a more citrus flavor. Feel free to experiment with all toasted, all untoasted, or a combination of both. 

This rye apple bundt cake is a fitting salute to the end of fall and an excellent finale to a Thanksgiving feast. The toasted caraway and rye wheat impart a lovely warmth to the cake, and the apple cider glaze is not too sweet. Best of all, you probably have most of the ingredients in your kitchen.

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I don’t know if the typical person would have the ingredients in he pantry, but bakers would !

I was recently gifted with some rye flour and had, albeit a bit short, the caraway seeds in the cupboard.

Rye flour and caraways seeds in a bundt cake? Lets go !

mis en place, used organic rye flour

the required toasted caraway seed addition, both ground and whole , ground with motor and pestle

standard bundt pan

mmmm…butter!

typical mixing pictures

finally the dry ingredients, although I had the mis en place the dark brown sugar didn’t get creamed into the butter. It was a later addition.

Into the oven the LG 5813 non convection. It;s new so I have to brag for awhile

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Cake is now connected to the cloud, see you later , drop me a notification when I have to do something.

Done ! I did cover it with foil towards the end.

The reveal

The submission to the Boss Lady for critique at afternoon espresso break.

Verdict : It’s a keeper ! but it would not unseat the Boss’s Sour Cream Pound cake recipe currently at #1

After sampling this cake for a few days the flavor grows on you. Think a sweet rye bread. and yes, toasted (broiled) with butter is the morning breakfast. BTW I skipped the glaze but had some boiled apple cider to drizzle on some. If you are looking for a something different cake, here it is.

10
Nov
22

on the bench : led fidgit spinner kit

A Blue Mat Group Member ,Coffee Break Series

Diy Electronic Kit LED Gyro DIY Welding Kit Rotating Lantern Inline Components Diy Electronic Sodering Project(without Battery)….. Ali Express .78 cents

Well maybe not a fidgit spinner per say but a small soldering project to take a break from troubleshooting.

For the geek type, schematic, RC time constants etc

Just 2 resistors to differentiate and correct polarity on the LEDS All items silk screened on the board .

care of Ali Express

critique solder skills

touched up a few of the welds after this for appearance

I used CR2025 batteries, OK

Apparently a chopper circuit to give you the effect of the individual LEDS vs. a single solid line of light. Camera only picking up 1/2 or less.

A lighted spinner for your fidget

Note to self: order soldering iron tips

30
Oct
22

Home on the range

BLOGGING MORE ON THIS LATER

LIFE’S GOOD !

TECH SHEETS MODEL LSGL5831F

THE OLD RANGE RE BLOGGED

The Old Range

Metro Blog

You take it for granted, A twist of the knob and the flame or heat appears. You can do a lot of cooking outdoors on a grill during good weather, but when it comes to baking, unless you have a fully equipped out door kitchen, and agreeable weather, your kitchen range is indispensable. “They don’t build ’em like they used to” is what I would say about our stove.

20130113-194302.jpgThe Ol’ Magee Range, you may have seen pictures of this range in The Metro Blog in a little less than clean condition, but it’s an actual working appliance used on a daily basis.

Many years ago I happened to work at a location where a part of my employ was to service appliances. Over the years the decision was to eliminate the gas ranges and I was in a position to purchase one of the ranges for a real good…

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30
Oct
22

2022 fall foliage

some local fall foliage

25
Oct
22

ON THE BENCH :KEURIG K35

ANOTHER BLUE MAT GROUP SERIES

CONTINUOUS RUN, INTERMITTENT RUN, INCORRECT CUP SIZE WATER OUTPUT

PUMP PROBLEMS?

SOMETIMES KEURIGS CAN BE FUSSY MACHINES ALWAYS HAVE HAD ONE. CONSIDERING THAT THIS IS THE MR COFFEE MACHINE MODERN REPLACEMENT AND IS USED AT LEAST ON A DAILY BASIS WHEN THEY RUN THEY ARE RELIABLE. SOME HAVE THE FEATURE TO INDICATE DE SCALING PROCEDURES NEEDED WHICH SHOULD BE DONE ON A REGULAR BASIS LIKE ESPRESSO MACHINES AND SOME TYPES OF WATER HEATERS FOR DOMESTIC HOT WATER.

THIS K35 ONE FROM A FAMILY MEMBER. DECIDED TO DO A TEAR DOWN OF THE PUMP JUST TO MAKE SURE IT WASN’T CLOGGED ETC.

ALSO THOSE INTERESTED IN MODS AND UP CYCLE CAN TAKE A LOOK

A YOUTUBE SEARCH REVELED HOW TO REMOVE THE CASINGS, JUST SOME SCREWS AT THE BOTTOM AND THE USUAL CLIPS

THE MAIN CIRCUIT BOARD. NOTICE THE 4 PINS IN THE LOWER RIGHT CORNER FOR ? ACCESSIBLE THROUGH A REMOVABLE COVER ON THE BOTTOM OF THE UNIT. DIDN’T DO AN EXHAUSTIVE SEARCH FOR THIS. NICE ! JST TYPE CONNECTORS ON THE CONNECTIONS

THE PUMP UN CLIPS FROM A MOUNT AND TUBING EASILY REMOVED.

CONNECTOR IS FOR SENSOR INSIDE THE PUMP , RED/ BLACK FOR 12 VDC POWER TO THE MOTOR NO PICTURES OF THE PUMP DIS ASSEMBLED, AN INTERESTING OFFSET DRIVE AND A SERIES OF TRI SPACE DIAPHRAGMS THAT DO THE PUMPING ACTION. I CONNECTED 12 VDC TO PUMP TO INSURE IT WASN’T STALLED OR DEFECTIVE.

DIDN’T APPEAR CLOGGED AND EASILY RE ASSEMBLED. CLIPS HOLD THE PUMP TO THE SEALED MOTOR.

TYPICAL WORK BENCH ENVIRONMENT, NOT A PROBLEM FOR ME.

THE PUMP IN PLACE

RED BLACK 12 VDC POWER

REASSEMBLED AND CUP SIZE WAS STILL OFF , LARGE WAS ALMOST 2 CUPS WATER OUTPUT. RAN THROUGH THE ABOVE PROCEDURE AND NOW THE KEURIG WATER OUTPUT IS WITH IN SPECIFICATIONS WILL CONTINUE TO BREW A FEW CUPS TO TEST.

THANKS FOR VIEWING, HAVE A CUP OF COFFEE.

25
Oct
22

on the bench :VISIO REMOTE

A BLUEMAT GROUP MEMBER SERIES

THE USUAL, BUTTONS NOT WORKING ETC, INTERMITTENT

THE USUAL CHECKS

BATTERY VOLTAGE, OK

DISASSEMBLY AND CLEAN ALL CONTACTS

TEST

DISASSEMBLY
CLEANING
A FEW CHECKS
RETURN TO SERVICE
23
Oct
22

SHOPPING, PRICES

Here are recent groceries delivery shopping prices

22
Oct
22

apple drop biscuits

a typical biscuit recipe with a bit of extra liquid, drop onto cookie sheet and bake @ 450 farenheit.

add to the biscuit mixture diced apples of your choice seasoned with your fall blend of spices with sugar.

glaze

AM walk

09
Oct
22

shopping, prices

08
Oct
22

Ad nauseam ads


We’re Being Bombarded by Ads for Drugs
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/animal-emotions/201910/were-being-bombarded-ads-drugs?

Nice to know that , it seems that seeing all these ads gives me the impression that a large segment of our population has become damaged.




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