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

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#91 keychris

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 03:16 PM

I made these again. This time I used the pressured cooked bananas from chefsteps (drained, mine didn't hold their shape, taste very good anyway) and added toasted walnuts and chocolate chips

Very different. Banana flavor less pronounced, less like cake more crunch. I prefer them.

 

Franci, they look delicious!



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Posted 22 April 2014 - 12:38 AM

First fraisier of the season.  This one contains rhubarb as well.

 

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Muscat-soaked génoise

Rhubarb cream

Gariguette strawberries

Roasted rhubarb stripes

 

Use very ripe strawberries and you get a fantastic result.  I'll post the recipe later.


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Posted 22 April 2014 - 05:01 AM

Raspberry Mousse Cake

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 03:35 AM

The recipe for the Rhubarb Fraisier is up.  Find it here.


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Posted 23 April 2014 - 07:18 AM

Made this one up:  Roasted Rhubarb tart with Ginger Pastry Cream.  It was delicious!   I roasted a mix of red and green stalks from the garden (per Dorie Greenspan only I used less sugar).  Steeped milk with a lot of fresh chopped ginger, then used in pastry cream. 

 

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#96 Catherine Iino

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 03:41 PM

That fraisier is spectacular!


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#97 Anna N

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 04:04 PM

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Flourless chocolate cake from Elizabeth David. Not sure what possessed me. I don't "do" cakes but there it is and quite tasty too.
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#98 Matthew Kirshner

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 02:48 PM

At work I make these cakes all the time, the first one is a Chocolate mocha cake:

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This cake is our Chocolate ridiculous Cake: Chocolate cake, Rich chocolate pudding filling, Chocolate buttercream, Chocolate Ganache Glaze.

 

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 07:29 PM

That ridiculous cake looks and sounds good.



#100 Anna N

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 10:06 AM

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Unplanned banana bread. I was about to freeze the ripened bananas. I checked the fridge and the sour cream was approaching its best before date. I had not yet put away the butter from another project so it seemed the universe was pushing me to bake banana bread. Sometimes it's wise to obey.
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#101 andiesenji

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 01:00 PM

I'm making scones - the dough is at present "resting" - chilling in the fridge prior to scooping and forming.  

I have resurrected an old recipe that uses no butter - only heavy cream (called "top" cream in the original recipe)

from some time in the late 1920s or early '30s, supposedly copied from "Weldon's favorite cakes and scones" by

a "cook at Merton's, Mousehole, Cornwall, 1938." 


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Posted 29 April 2014 - 10:45 PM

Okay, I've been a bit lax about posting what I'm baking. So here's a few weeks worth...

 

Way back when I made those cookie shot glasses, I also made these chocolate cutout cookies. They turned out great. They really hold their shape well and have a strong chocolate flavour.

 

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Then I made these peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. All your favourite comfort food cookies rolled into one! A perfect combination.

 

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These brown butter white chocolate macadamia nut cookies are insanely good. Fresh from the oven they were just okay, but the next day they were phenomenal. They were so popular I ended up making 2 batches of them.

 

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And then I made these cowboy cookies from Mario Batali. What exactly constitutes a "cowboy cookie"? Is it just a kitchen-sink type cookie? Or are there specific ingredients that must be in there? This one has oatmeal, coconut, and butterscotch chips. Like the brown butter macadamia ones, they were so-so fresh from the oven, but the next day the flavours seemed to intensify. Great cookie!

 

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 10:03 PM

keychris – the orange caramel entremets looks and sounds fabulous.

 

Diana – that fraisier is beautiful and I would have loved that for Easter.

 

Beth – would you please consider sharing the recipe for the candied fig cheesecake.  They are now my 3 favorite words :wub: .

 

jmacnaughtan – another incredibly beautiful fraisier! 

 

emmalish – I love the look of those chocolate cut outs.  How do they differ flavor-wise from the snaps?

 

Coconut cream pie that Mr. Kim’s mom requested for her Easter dinner:

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This turned out very well.  My crust - CI’s vodka crust – was perfectly crisp and flakey.  Though my MIL made it clear that she thought that the vodka was an unnecessary affectation :rolleyes:  . 

 

We had a friend of mine from way back in HS visiting us last weekend.  Dessert included Nick Malgieri’s Heart of Dixie pecan pie

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I had to make a mid-crust panic call to my friend who originally gave me the recipe because my crust was WAY too dry, but a few sprinkles of vodka fixed it right up.

 

Second dessert was a gift to me from Pquinene.  I commented on how lovely her macarons were and she did an amazing and lovely thing – she sent me a whole boxful!  Along with the recipe for a coconut and strawberry cream filling and advice on how to store and how long to let sit after filling and before eating.  Thanks to her kindness, this is what I served:

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Bite:

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I think that I went a little skimpy on the cream.  Mr. Kim had to do the piping for me since my hands won’t handle it (YET, I hope) and I should have paid more attention to the amount.  But they were delicious.  My friend, who spends a lot of time in Paris, loved them. And a few went to Mr. Kim’s office where they were duly swooned over.  Thank you so much, Paula!

 

Our last dessert was my friend’s contribution – his grandmother’s sour cream poundcake:

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Rich and dense, this was delicately scented with orange peel and was one of the best poundcakes I’ve ever tasted.  I’ve been promised the recipe.


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Posted 03 May 2014 - 03:00 AM

HOUSTON WE HAVE A PROBLEM

 

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:laugh: still tasted pretty darned good ;)


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Posted 03 May 2014 - 03:15 PM

Beth – would you please consider sharing the recipe for the candied fig cheesecake.  They are now my 3 favorite words :wub: .

 

But of course!  I'm a lazy bum and don't candy my own figs, but I seem to recall that you do.  This is a dead-easy dessert provided you've got enough time to let it cool before you top it, and overnight for the topping to set up.

 

The Cake (make a graham-cracker bottom crust for it)

 

500g soft cream cheese

500g pressed ricotta

1 C sugar

3-4 eggs (the number depends on the size of your eggs and how creamy vs lumpy your cheese mix is.  The lumpier, the more eggs)

1 tsp vanilla

5-6 candied figs, chopped coarsely

 

In the mixer, blend the cheeses and sugar until the mixture is looking fairly homogenous.  Add the vanilla and eggs, and beat until smooth.  Fold in the figs.  Pour into a greased and floured springform with a graham-cracker base crust, then bake at 325 F for 1 hour.

 

If you want this to be even figgier, you can add some of the fig syrup to the batter as well.  I've found that it's not strictly necessary, though - the figs themselves will bleed into the cheese and suffuse it with figgy goodness.

 

The Topping

 

7-8 candied figs, chopped coarsely

About 125 mL of the syrup in which the figs were candied

A bit of water

2 sachets (2 tbsp) silver strength gelatine

 

Blend all that together until you've got a fairly thick paste.  Heat over very low heat until it smooths out, then pour over the cheesecake.  Allow at least 2 hours to set, preferably overnight.


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#106 Anna N

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 03:26 PM

HOUSTON WE HAVE A PROBLEM
 
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:laugh: still tasted pretty darned good ;)


I do hope Houston is more awake than me. I stared at this for ages suspecting you of being one of those obnoxious perfectionists who point out a fault as bait for a compliment. Damn. Don't ya hate it when things spring a leak!
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Posted 04 May 2014 - 01:16 AM

emmalish – I love the look of those chocolate cut outs.  How do they differ flavor-wise from the snaps?

 

Gosh Kim, I'm not sure. They both had good chocolate flavour, but I made them weeks apart from each other so I can't really compare. I guess you'll just have to try them  :raz:

 

That pecan pie looks delicious! I love that you use vodka in your crusts – I've never heard of that before. Why vodka? (I don't do pies often, so I'm not very experienced with crusts)


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Posted 04 May 2014 - 04:01 AM

not to steal Kim's crust, but something vague was buzzing in my mind about this:

 

http://www.thekitchn...pie-crust-68851

 

sure enough, Id seen it at the Test Kitchen

 

have not make it, but buzz buzz buzz as Alton Brown used to say ....

 

and w Pecans !


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#109 Kim Shook

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 12:09 PM

Anna – I think that these muffins (below) would be good for your project!  Here’s the link to the recipe, if you’d like to try them: http://www.recipecir..._Pie_Crust.html

 

Beth – bless you, my dear!  Our friends who have all of the fig trees were here for lunch yesterday and said they would call us to come down when they were loaded.  I’ll be making one for us and one for them as soon as I candy the figs!

 

emmalish – thanks – I saved the recipe for the cut outs and will try them once my 300 cooky baking project is done (I really need to start that soon since the event is the 22nd of this month :wacko: ).  Rotuts is right about the vodka and that article explained it better than I could!  It really is a wonderful crust.  I used it again yesterday to make a savory pie and just omitted the sugar.  It came out wonderfully.

 

We had friends over for lunch yesterday.  Dessert was a new recipe from BH&G for Cocoa Banana Muffins:

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These were really good.  Just a cocoa muffin with a slice of banana stuck in the middle.  With just a third of a cup of brown sugar and a little drizzle of honey they weren’t overly sweet, but just enough.  



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Posted 04 May 2014 - 12:27 PM

This was my favourite cookie growing up.

The pastry is not sweet, the same dough we use for taralli, so: flour, extra virgin olive oil and white wine (black pepper is sometimes used) and some salt. The filling is usually grape jam and walnuts (very thick and a little sour) or quince jam. Since I didn't have the grape jam I made a compote with raisins, it is a good enough substitute but still the jam would have been better.

 

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 01:47 PM

with out going into details

 

Franci's cookies are the Best Ever  ( Italian )

 

along with pretty much everything she cooks 

 

just saying.

 

:biggrin:


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Posted 04 May 2014 - 03:52 PM

not to steal Kim's crust, but something vague was buzzing in my mind about this:

 

http://www.thekitchn...pie-crust-68851

 

rotus, thank you so much for that!  :wub:

 

If I ever get around to making a pie, I'll give that a shot. Forwarding it to a friend of mine who's a big pie guy.

 

 

emmalish – thanks – I saved the recipe for the cut outs and will try them once my 300 cooky baking project is done (I really need to start that soon since the event is the 22nd of this month :wacko: ).  Rotuts is right about the vodka and that article explained it better than I could!  It really is a wonderful crust.  I used it again yesterday to make a savory pie and just omitted the sugar.  It came out wonderfully.

 

300 cookie project? What's this?


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Posted 04 May 2014 - 05:14 PM

 

Franci's cookies are the Best Ever  ( Italian )

 

along with pretty much everything she cooks 

 

just saying.

 

:biggrin:

 

Rotuts, you are really kind, you made my day :wink:



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Posted 04 May 2014 - 05:35 PM

with out going into details

 

Franci's cookies are the Best Ever  ( Italian )

 

along with pretty much everything she cooks 

 

just saying.

 

:biggrin:

I second that!



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Posted 07 May 2014 - 03:56 AM

keychris – the orange caramel entremets looks and sounds fabulous.

 

Diana – that fraisier is beautiful and I would have loved that for Easter.

 

Beth – would you please consider sharing the recipe for the candied fig cheesecake.  They are now my 3 favorite words :wub: .

 

jmacnaughtan – another incredibly beautiful fraisier! 

 

emmalish – I love the look of those chocolate cut outs.  How do they differ flavor-wise from the snaps?

 

Coconut cream pie that Mr. Kim’s mom requested for her Easter dinner:

med_gallery_3331_119_98190.jpg

 

med_gallery_3331_119_117949.jpg

This turned out very well.  My crust - CI’s vodka crust – was perfectly crisp and flakey.  Though my MIL made it clear that she thought that the vodka was an unnecessary affectation :rolleyes:  . 

 

We had a friend of mine from way back in HS visiting us last weekend.  Dessert included Nick Malgieri’s Heart of Dixie pecan pie

med_gallery_3331_119_31456.jpg

 

med_gallery_3331_119_157753.jpg

I had to make a mid-crust panic call to my friend who originally gave me the recipe because my crust was WAY too dry, but a few sprinkles of vodka fixed it right up.

 

Second dessert was a gift to me from Pquinene.  I commented on how lovely her macarons were and she did an amazing and lovely thing – she sent me a whole boxful!  Along with the recipe for a coconut and strawberry cream filling and advice on how to store and how long to let sit after filling and before eating.  Thanks to her kindness, this is what I served:

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Bite:

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I think that I went a little skimpy on the cream.  Mr. Kim had to do the piping for me since my hands won’t handle it (YET, I hope) and I should have paid more attention to the amount.  But they were delicious.  My friend, who spends a lot of time in Paris, loved them. And a few went to Mr. Kim’s office where they were duly swooned over.  Thank you so much, Paula!

 

Our last dessert was my friend’s contribution – his grandmother’s sour cream poundcake:

med_gallery_3331_119_103975.jpg

Rich and dense, this was delicately scented with orange peel and was one of the best poundcakes I’ve ever tasted.  I’ve been promised the recipe.

Kim, I'm so glad you all enjoyed the macarons! OMG, I was wondering why I was not getting egullet notifications...and realized I had to "follow" again for the new "chapter." Your pies look amazing too!



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Posted 07 May 2014 - 08:24 AM

rotus, thank you so much for that!  :wub:

 

If I ever get around to making a pie, I'll give that a shot. Forwarding it to a friend of mine who's a big pie guy.

 

 

 

300 cookie project? What's this?

Our church is hosting a board meeting of our diocese's Episcopal Church Women.  We are serving breakfast, box lunch and sending them home with cooky bags.  I'm in charge of the food and am baking the cookies.  Maybe 100 ladies, so I'm thinking 300 cookies!  Yikes.  Getting started as soon as I get done with Mother's day.  I'm making your chocolate snaps and the stamped German shortbread cookies that I posted awhile back.


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#117 rotuts

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 08:55 AM

3 / lady ?  those cookies wont make it out of the parking lot.

 

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 08:59 AM

These are very mundane compared to the fancy cakes and cookies y'all are producing.

 

I had some dough left over from making bread several days ago. It has been "resting" in the fridge.
This morning I awakened it, allow it to warm up a bit, rolled it out and applied a mixture of cinnamon and sugar and chopped pecans, rolled it up, cut into segments and into a baking pan on a thin layer of brown sugar. Allowed rise until doubled in size then into the oven.
Very nice with coffee. Tea would work too...

 

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 09:07 AM

Our church is hosting a board meeting of our diocese's Episcopal Church Women.  We are serving breakfast, box lunch and sending them home with cooky bags.  I'm in charge of the food and am baking the cookies.  Maybe 100 ladies, so I'm thinking 300 cookies!  Yikes.  Getting started as soon as I get done with Mother's day.  I'm making your chocolate snaps and the stamped German shortbread cookies that I posted awhile back.

 

Kim, you bake so much that just sounds like a normal week for you!  :raz:


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#120 merstar

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 04:48 PM

I did two of my favorite quick breads - Cinnamon Swirl and Dark Chocolate.


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