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Your Daily Sweets: What are you making and baking? (2014–)

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#1 Anna N

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 12:25 PM

[Moderator note: The original Your Daily Sweets: What are you making and Baking? topic became too large for our servers to handle efficiently, so we've divided it up; the preceding part of this discussion is here: Your Daily Sweets: What are you making and baking? (2012–2014)]

 

 

 

 

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Yet another command performance. A pan of brownies for my granddaughter's high-school book club meeting. There is nothing at all to recommend these as healthy. They are from the Tartine Bakery book and have 1 lb of high quality Belgium dark chocolate in them. They taste better than the muffins. (I suspect a conspiracy to try to turn me into a baker.)


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Posted 31 March 2014 - 07:02 PM

emmalish – Mr. Kim took some of those chocolate snaps to his office and they evaporated!  Gone almost before he hit send on the notice!

 

Anna – gorgeous crackly crust on those brownies!  Brownies are my favorite dessert.

 

New recipe try out today – Chocolate-Coconut Pound Cake:

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Slice:

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An absolutely beautiful and delicious cake.  The crumb is perfect.  Hard to believe that something this rich has only cocoa in it and no melted chocolate.  We just got home from a dinner of dim sum and dessert at Sweet Frog and I just finished a slice of cake.


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Posted 31 March 2014 - 08:12 PM

emmalish – Mr. Kim took some of those chocolate snaps to his office and they evaporated!  Gone almost before he hit send on the notice!

 

Kim, I'm so glad to hear they were a success! Did you slice them about 1/4" to get them snappy? I'm going to have to try them again one day.

 

As for that chocolate-coconut pound cake – any chance you can share that recipe?  :wub:


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Posted 01 April 2014 - 07:11 AM

These are similar to the Grancereale Italian cookies. I love them, very different then American cookies, not so sweet and crunchy, with rolled oates, corn flour, whole wheat flour, nuts and raisins.

 

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 08:29 AM

New recipe try out today – Chocolate-Coconut Pound Cake:

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An absolutely beautiful and delicious cake.  The crumb is perfect.  Hard to believe that something this rich has only cocoa in it and no melted chocolate. 

 

Where can the recipe for this cake be found?

 

Never mind ... I found it.


Edited by Shel_B, 01 April 2014 - 08:40 AM.

.... Shel


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Posted 01 April 2014 - 08:51 AM

Kim, I'm so glad to hear they were a success! Did you slice them about 1/4" to get them snappy? I'm going to have to try them again one day.

 

As for that chocolate-coconut pound cake – any chance you can share that recipe?  :wub:

I did slice them 1/4" and they were pretty snappy.  I think just a touch under 1/4" would be perfect and since I've decided to make them for that meeting in May, I'll have a chance to test them out.  Also - they froze beautifully!

 

Here's the recipe for the pound cake: http://www.recipecir...Pound_Cake.html


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Posted 01 April 2014 - 09:26 AM

Thanks Kim:wub:


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Posted 04 April 2014 - 09:21 PM

emmalish - snaps for pound cake - good trade for me! :smile:

 

Blueberry Breakfast Cake for Mr. Kim to take to work today:

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Scarfed up in minutes.  He was barely able to save me a piece.  I love cooking for those folks!


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#9 Anna N

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 07:07 AM

Kim, your breakfast cake looks delicious and might suit my "baking for meetings project". Can you share the recipe?


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Honey Almond Squares from David Lebovitz. I used the last of a jar of raw Manitoulin Island honey. OMG these are SO good.
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#10 Anna N

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 11:54 AM

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These are a re-make of these:

http://forums.egulle...2014/?p=1958766

using unflavoured olive oil. Do avoid garlic flavoured olive oil in blueberry muffuns!
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Posted 05 April 2014 - 12:37 PM

"""  unflavoured olive oil  """

 

I assume you mean EVOO, not that 'lite' stuff  

 

:huh:

 

sooooo  no cinnamon ?



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Posted 05 April 2014 - 03:05 PM

"""  unflavoured olive oil  """
 
I assume you mean EVOO, not that 'lite' stuff  
 
:huh:
 
sooooo  no cinnamon ?


Yes, Extra virgin olive oil. Half have cinnamon, half don't. After much thought and analysis we concluded that the olive oil used for the first batch was indeed a garlic-flavoured oil. In my defense the ingredients were supplied and I DID NOT SMELL THE GARLIC.
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Posted 05 April 2014 - 03:11 PM

Kudos Your Way  AnnaN !



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Posted 06 April 2014 - 01:47 AM

I made a coconut cake yesterday.  It was a success, but I need to tweak the presentation.

 

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This is not a "hit you over the head with massive flavours" cake- it's quite delicate.  Perfect at the end of a rich meal.

 

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If anybody wants the recipe, I can post it on RecipeGullet.


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Posted 06 April 2014 - 01:58 AM

Wow yes please! That coconut cake looks amazing!


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Posted 06 April 2014 - 09:48 AM

I made a coconut cake yesterday.  It was a success, but I need to tweak the presentation.
 
If anybody wants the recipe, I can post it on RecipeGullet.


Yes, please post! Not having your skill, I doubt I'll be able to replicate the look of your cake, but at least I would like to try.

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 10:36 AM

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Kim,
I was inspired by your coconut chocolate pound cake so made these four minis. Dividing up the batter was obviously challenging as one is much more mini than the others.
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Posted 06 April 2014 - 10:46 AM



I made a coconut cake yesterday.  It was a success, but I need to tweak the presentation.

 

attachicon.gifCoconut cake.jpg

 

This is not a "hit you over the head with massive flavours" cake- it's quite delicate.  Perfect at the end of a rich meal.

 

attachicon.gifCoconut cake interior.jpg

 

If anybody wants the recipe, I can post it on RecipeGullet.

I quite like the look of it now - but I'm going to attach a link to the way a coconut (with other stuff) cake was decorated in Belgium at a class - maybe you can steal some ideas from it for your presentation.

 

Here.



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Posted 06 April 2014 - 10:52 AM

I quite like the look of it now - but I'm going to attach a link to the way a coconut (with other stuff) cake was decorated in Belgium at a class - maybe you can steal some ideas from it for your presentation.

 

Here.

That's a nice looking entremet.  I might have to steal that chocolate half-coconut, the effect is really nice.


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Posted 06 April 2014 - 11:43 AM

not to be a pest, AnnaN, but do you have a digital scale ?

 

works 'good' for those Apps.

 

tare the total batter, do some long division, and take out 1/4.  ....

 

just saying ....

 

clicking finger imporving ...



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Posted 06 April 2014 - 12:05 PM

Just put the recipe for the Coconut Cake on RecipeGullet.  I'd be interested to hear if anybody tries making it.


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Posted 06 April 2014 - 12:06 PM

not to be a pest, AnnaN, but do you have a digital scale ?
 
works 'good' for those Apps.
 
tare the total batter, do some long division, and take out 1/4.  ....
 
just saying ....
 
clicking finger imporving ...


Couldn't live without my scale! Converted all the volume measurements before I even started baking! However, I did not weigh the batter which would have required that I also knew the empty weight of the bowl. There is only so far I'm willing to go.
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Posted 06 April 2014 - 12:21 PM

there is a button on most scales that 'tare'  meaning you put the bowl on and then push a button that that weight is taken into account

 

and you are back at Zero.  you then go from there. 

 

is your scale and 'Antique'  ?

 

:wink:



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Posted 06 April 2014 - 12:33 PM

there is a button on most scales that 'tare'  meaning you put the bowl on and then push a button that that weight is taken into account
 
and you are back at Zero.  you then go from there. 
 
is your scale and 'Antique'  ?
 
:wink:


It's me that meets that definition! As I said....perfection must never get in the way of production!
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Posted 06 April 2014 - 12:38 PM

soooooooo  no 'tare'

 

Update.

 

go  back and think on those 4 loafs.

 

Update.

 

Tare.



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Posted 06 April 2014 - 09:39 PM

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Kim,
I was inspired by your coconut chocolate pound cake so made these four minis. Dividing up the batter was obviously challenging as one is much more mini than the others.

Those look great, Anna.  I thought that I'd responded to your request for the Blueberry Breakfast cake, but I can see that I didn't.  Here the link for you, and rotuts and Darienne: http://www.recipecir...9fast_Cake.html



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Posted 07 April 2014 - 03:47 AM

Those look great, Anna.  I thought that I'd responded to your request for the Blueberry Breakfast cake, but I can see that I didn't.  Here the link for you, and rotuts and Darienne: http://www.recipecir...9fast_Cake.html


Thank you, Kim. Have added the recipe to my list.
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Posted 07 April 2014 - 08:11 AM

Nut bars for snacks, very loosely based on this recipe: http://powerhungry.c...made-kind-bars/

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 09:59 AM

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Cheese muffins.

Discussed this week's meeting snacks with son-in-law and cheese muffins it will be. Wanted to do a test run before Wednesday (well that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it). These have 2 ozs each of cheddar and gruyere and 1 oz of parmesan, a good pinch of cayenne. I will freeze them as they will be a perfect accompaniment to soup or salad.
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Posted 07 April 2014 - 10:03 AM

Cheese muffins.

Discussed this week's meeting snacks with son-in-law and cheese muffins it will be. Wanted to do a test run before Wednesday (well that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it). These have 2 ozs each of cheddar and gruyere and 1 oz of parmesan, a good pinch of cayenne. I will freeze them as they will be a perfect accompaniment to soup or salad.

 

YUM. How are these texture-wise? I have a recipe for apple cheddar muffins that taste fantastic, but every time I make them the texture is tough and bready. It doesn't matter how careful I am not to over mix. I keep meaning to experiment to get that flavour combination in a better muffin. Maybe I could modify these...?


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