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Your Daily Sweets: What are you making and baking? (2012–2014)

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Well, RWood, you basically made a birthday cake for me--all my favorites: choc chiffon, caramel, cinnamon, pecan, even my favorite flower. Beautiful.

You have very good taste  :biggrin:

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Another birthday making my own cake :).  

Chocolate chiffon with pecan cinnamon dacquoise, caramel butter cream and chocolate ganache.  

I covered it with chocolate fondant and the lace is made with Sugar Dress.  It gave me an opportunity to try out the Sugar Dress.  I haven't had anything to use it on yet.

The peony is made from gum paste, and dusted with several shades of orange petal dust and edged with super gold luster dust.

That is beautiful!!!

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Stressed spelled backwards is DESSERTS!!

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I'm sure they'd bake up fine in a silicone mould, but it might be a bit tricky to press the pieces of dough together in a flexible mould. Worth a shot! 

I know they sell silicone ice trays to make ice shot glasses. I wonder if the silicone trays would be oven safe? It'd be easy to make with cookie dough using these trays, assuming they'd easily release after baking. Just a thought... :wink:


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I know they sell silicone ice trays to make ice shot glasses. I wonder if the silicone trays would be oven safe? It'd be easy to make with cookie dough using these trays, assuming they'd easily release after baking. Just a thought... :wink:

 

I was thinking of those too. But wouldn't it be tricky to stuff the cookie dough down into the mould? Keeping in mind the silicone is flexible? You'd have to start with a much softer cookie dough. Certainly worth checking out if anyone has one of the moulds!


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i actually bought the case from kmart, its not made for macarons but i made them fit and had to custom cut it a bit, i would recommend that box rectangular box its much better.  If you need help making them do not hesitate to ask!

 

Thank you so much for your help! I think I'm going to go with the rectangular box too because it's more convenient :) Thanks again for the recommendation!!

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Two loaves of banana bread--one for each off-spring household situated nearby.

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Two loaves of banana bread--one for each off-spring household situated nearby.

Banana bread is one of my comfort foods. I never turn it down. I baked a loaf of peanut butter banana bread yesterday. I love the p.b. and banana combination so it seemed like a good idea. Didn't turn out as good as I hoped though. Great texture but for some reason the p.b. seems a bit muted and the bananas I had weren't flavorful enough to make a strong showing either. Something to work on I suppose.

 


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Banana bread is one of my comfort foods. I never turn it down. I baked a loaf of peanut butter banana bread yesterday. I love the p.b. and banana combination so it seemed like a good idea. Didn't turn out as good as I hoped though. Great texture but for some reason the p.b. seems a bit muted and the bananas I had weren't flavorful enough to make a strong showing either. Something to work on I suppose.

Not being a baker it's one of the few things I can make and not screw up. I have settled on a Martha Stewart recipe that calls for 1/2 cup of sour cream and I skip the walnuts. If I were to make it for my own consumption those walnuts would be right in there. Somehow can't bring myself to deviate much from plain old banana bread.


Anna Nielsen aka "Anna N"

...I just let people know about something I made for supper that they might enjoy, too. That's all it is. (Nigel Slater)

"Never call a stomach a tummy without good reason.” William Strunk Jr., The Elements of Style

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I finally got around to making macarons and trying a new filling -- coconut, strawberry, and cream cheese. When tasting out of the mixing bowl, the filling was okay. However, once the macs aged in the fridge overnight, omg, it's a wonderful combination!

 

COCONUT, STRAWBERRY N CREAM FILLING

 

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Another birthday making my own cake :).  

Chocolate chiffon with pecan cinnamon dacquoise, caramel butter cream and chocolate ganache.  

I covered it with chocolate fondant and the lace is made with Sugar Dress.  It gave me an opportunity to try out the Sugar Dress.  I haven't had anything to use it on yet.

The peony is made from gum paste, and dusted with several shades of orange petal dust and edged with super gold luster dust.

RWood,

The cake is gorgeous with the chocolate fondant, the Sugar Dress lace is very elegant, but the peony is out of this world.  Nice work.

Carole Grogloth, Hawaii

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Carole Grogloth Molokai Hawaii

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RWood,

The cake is gorgeous with the chocolate fondant, the Sugar Dress lace is very elegant, but the peony is out of this world.  Nice work.

Carole Grogloth, Hawaii

Thank you so much :).  I've worked in pastry for a long time, but have just started getting serious with gum paste flowers.  That's my third peony.  I like the way it came out.  

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Thank you so much :).  I've worked in pastry for a long time, but have just started getting serious with gum paste flowers.  That's my third peony.  I like the way it came out.  

 

That's only your THIRD?? Wow. It's gorgeous!

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I had some leftover, runny orange/balsamico caramel bonbon filling, begging for a project, so it got married to some dark chocolate and raspberry vinegar to form a ganache of sorts, and 'hey, presto': Raspberry/orange macarons. I've yet to master the slippery little chaps, but the flavour is outstanding - won't last long around here

 

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RWood Happy Birthday!  That cake is gorgeous!  Just exactly what I’d make for myself if I had your skills!

 

Paula – what a beautiful macaron!  And the flavor combination is one of my very favorites.  I’d give a LOT to be able to taste one.

 

I tried out emmalish’s chocolate snaps recipe this week.  I’m making cookies for an Episcopal Church Woman’s board meeting that our church is hosting in May.  I wanted a recipe that made lots of cookies and could be frozen:

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I took them to this week’s ECW meeting.  Everyone loved them.  They are thin and full of chocolate flavor and very ‘snappy’.  I’ve got some in the freezer now to see how they do, but I imagine they will work fine.

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RWood Happy Birthday!  That cake is gorgeous!  Just exactly what I’d make for myself if I had your skills!

 

Paula – what a beautiful macaron!  And the flavor combination is one of my very favorites.  I’d give a LOT to be able to taste one.

 

I tried out emmalish’s chocolate snaps recipe this week.  I’m making cookies for an Episcopal Church Woman’s board meeting that our church is hosting in May.  I wanted a recipe that made lots of cookies and could be frozen:

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I took them to this week’s ECW meeting.  Everyone loved them.  They are thin and full of chocolate flavor and very ‘snappy’.  I’ve got some in the freezer now to see how they do, but I imagine they will work fine.

Thank you Kim :)

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On Guam, there are many bakeries to buy pies from. But when you see this cheese pie at a party, it's a red flag that it's homemade and you better get a slice ASAP! Some folks also make a cherry flavor. I've apparently been on a macaron roll. I made mint chocolate ganache to go with green macarons. I only use French meringue to make macarons and they have turned out perfect every time.

 

BLUEBERRY CHEESE PIE

 

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MINT CHOCOLATE FRENCH MACARONS

 

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These were a command performance (all ingedients supplied). They are gluten-free and everything organic blueberry muffins. For something supposedly all-natural they have a rather nasty chemical aftertaste! Oh well they suited the one who asked for them.


Anna Nielsen aka "Anna N"

...I just let people know about something I made for supper that they might enjoy, too. That's all it is. (Nigel Slater)

"Never call a stomach a tummy without good reason.” William Strunk Jr., The Elements of Style

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My 2004 eG Blog

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Oh well they suited the one who asked for them.

 

You know what they say... the customer is always right ;)

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You know what they say... the customer is always right ;)

Absolutely. The recipe (which was also supplied) called for 1 Tablespoon of cinnamon. Suspect that is the culprit! Without that I think they might be quite edible. Might make them again minus the cinnamon just to satisfy my curiosity.

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...I just let people know about something I made for supper that they might enjoy, too. That's all it is. (Nigel Slater)

"Never call a stomach a tummy without good reason.” William Strunk Jr., The Elements of Style

Our 2012 (Kerry Beal and me) Blog

My 2004 eG Blog

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Absolutely. The recipe (which was also supplied) called for 1 Tablespoon of cinnamon. Suspect that is the culprit! Without that I think they might be quite edible. Might make them again minus the cinnamon just to satisfy my curiosity.

One man's heathy - another man's poison!

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Absolutely. The recipe (which was also supplied) called for 1 Tablespoon of cinnamon. Suspect that is the culprit! Without that I think they might be quite edible. Might make them again minus the cinnamon just to satisfy my curiosity.

 

Is that recipe for a standard dozen muffins? That's a LOT of cinnamon!


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Is that recipe for a standard dozen muffins? That's a LOT of cinnamon!

Yes it is. And yes it is!

 

 

 

 

[Moderator note: This topic continues here, Your Daily Sweets: What are you making and baking (2014–)]


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...I just let people know about something I made for supper that they might enjoy, too. That's all it is. (Nigel Slater)

"Never call a stomach a tummy without good reason.” William Strunk Jr., The Elements of Style

Our 2012 (Kerry Beal and me) Blog

My 2004 eG Blog

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