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


Chris Hennes
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Not posted in a while as haven't had anything much to share. That's what happens when you are on a diet and avoiding sugar / carbs etc !

Anyway - started playing around with a few ideas for Halloween. This is one of them... cake layered with buttercream and jam (to look like a meat pie), covered in fondant and chocolate fingers.

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Ann – those Danish look delectable!

Baselerd – I love the look of your strawberry/sorbet concoction and I adore the idea of freeze dried strawberry powder!

Pquinene – your rocky road ice cream looks so scrumptious.

Elise – lovely looking and sounding poundcake!

Last night’s dessert was lemon chess pie w/ CI’s vodka pie pastry:

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What is not so evident in this picture is that while I cooked it in a deep dish pie pan, the pie filling makes a fairly shallow pie:

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It looked decidedly odd when sliced and I made a note to cook it in a regular pie pan from now on :laugh: .

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Everyone's desserts look amazing! The baking bug hit me this weekend - blueberry hand pies (recipe from King Arthur) and banana chocolate chip cake - wonderful recipe from Baking with Dorie Goldspan - delicious (I added the chocolate chips). Thanks for looking!

(Sorry if the pictures come out too large!)

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Thank you,

I made it in a small tin I found in a kitchenware store. First pre-poached apples in caramel/butter/apple juice, sliced them in 4 pieces, put the pieces in the tin on top of some butter and sugar. Finally added some rolled out puff pastry on top.

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Inspired by a recent trip to San Francisco where I devoured delicious fruit tartlets at Frog Hollow Farm bakery, last weekend I made a couple of rustic tarts that I brought to picnics. Peach, and my favorite one (photo) which was nectarine-apricot.

Not using a tart pan is liberating. It makes the whole process so much faster.

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Thank you,

I made it in a small tin I found in a kitchenware store. First pre-poached apples in caramel/butter/apple juice, sliced them in 4 pieces, put the pieces in the tin on top of some butter and sugar. Finally added some rolled out puff pastry on top.

Thanks. Might work well with flan rings, too.

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Not a totally appropriate place to post this - as I didn't make or bake it - however they were made by eG's Alleguede at Ma Maison in Etobicoke.

It was my pleasure to visit Rodney and Jess at their home the other night - and I came away with these two wonderful cakes -

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Chocolate and hazelnut - I got a small taste before hubby tucked away the rest for his enjoyment.

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Coconut and red fruit that I believe included strawberry - I enjoyed the lions share of this one - although I did take a couple of nice slices over to my father today - who at 94 has given in completely to his sweet tooth.

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maple bacon cupcakes my wife made this past saturday for a bbq party.. We only learned after the fact that Saturday , also happened to be

International Bacon Day.. Recipe is from southern living mag although she changed up a bit and maple syrup candied the bacon.

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"Why is the rum always gone?"

Captain Jack Sparrow

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Yes sorry i gave you the cakes without defining :

- white one : yogurt mousse, wild strawberry cremeux, coconut sponge

- brown one : hazelnut praline mousse, Ghana milk chocolate ganache, roasted hazelnut dacquoise

Both cakes gluten free.

I hope they were good?

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Kerry, those cakes are stunners!

Oatmeal chocolate chip are my favourite cookies, so I gave Deb's recipe from Smitten Kitchen a go and it was pretty darn good. I appreciate that she uses twice as many oats as flour. Mind the poor ribbon job haha. I was trying to make it cute for a lady friend :)

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