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  • DrKZ commented on John_Malecki's instructable How to Make a 13ft Tall Bookcase2 years ago
    How to Make a 13ft Tall Bookcase

    Thanks, this is a big help! Shelving, here we come!

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  • DrKZ commented on John_Malecki's instructable How to Make a 13ft Tall Bookcase2 years ago
    How to Make a 13ft Tall Bookcase

    Just wondering what the width of each shelving unit is, i.e. how many shelf-feet of books does this baby accommodate? You see, we DO have 13+-foot walls and need bookshelves. Also would like to know more about the ladder. Specifics, please, so we can make this, thanks!

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  • DrKZ commented on mikeasaurus's instructable Smoked Almonds2 years ago
    Smoked Almonds

    If these are anywhere near as good as your smokey BBQ beans, they must be amazing!

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  • DrKZ commented on Beekeeper's instructable Spicy English Tea Bread2 years ago
    Spicy English Tea Bread

    I do indeed have plenty of malt, and would love to have another recipe! Yes, I have read about that wheat-paste recipe for the crosses and may try yours when I "resurrect" my bread from the freezer for a Maundy Thursday dinner. It also may be that they used to be offered to quite another deity and were sanctified for holier uses! All three of those buns in the little tin have mysteriously vanished, incidentally, without needing honey or anything else. Thanks again!

    Perfectly understandable, thanks! Kate

    Thanks so much for the additional malt-bread recipe, and indeed I did buy the darker malt, not being sure (once I was at the beer-making shop) which sort to get. It may be too late to incorporate the nice white crosses into this year's batch of Hot Cross Buns, but there is always next year. All the best!

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  • DrKZ made the instructable Spicy English Tea Bread2 years ago
    Spicy English Tea Bread

    Today I made this lovely bread, which seemed just perfect to turn into Hot Cross Buns (didn't have marzipan for the crosses, so I just sprinkled with pearl sugar instead), and indeed it was! Using a 9 x 12, 8 x 8 and little 5 in diameter patty pan, I made 30 buns of a wonderfully springy texture and light brown color: both the product of the dark amber malt, according to the owner of the beer-making shop where I bought it. I have made bread for years but had never tried the overnight-sponge method. It is quite true that -- other than when I kneaded in the extra cup of flour at the end of making the dough and when I kneaded each of the 30 buns into shape -- I did no kneading at all, and they still rose beautifully. My ONLY SUGGESTION concerns greasing: you have clearly greased your p...

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    Today I made this lovely bread, which seemed just perfect to turn into Hot Cross Buns (didn't have marzipan for the crosses, so I just sprinkled with pearl sugar instead), and indeed it was! Using a 9 x 12, 8 x 8 and little 5 in diameter patty pan, I made 30 buns of a wonderfully springy texture and light brown color: both the product of the dark amber malt, according to the owner of the beer-making shop where I bought it. I have made bread for years but had never tried the overnight-sponge method. It is quite true that -- other than when I kneaded in the extra cup of flour at the end of making the dough and when I kneaded each of the 30 buns into shape -- I did no kneading at all, and they still rose beautifully. My ONLY SUGGESTION concerns greasing: you have clearly greased your pans but made no mention of this in your recipe, and it is also necessary either to flour or grease the bowl that the dough rises in the first time, so that it does not tear upon being turned out on the counter for shaping. I will DEFINITELY make this again, and use my malt in other recipes. Thanks!!

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