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

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Blueberry lemon muffins.  Tossed the fresh blueberries with 3 Tbsp of Johnnybird's toast dope.  Not sweet at all which is how we like it around here: 1/2 cup of sugar to 2 cups of flour.

 

Next up is a recipe for lemon, blueberry and olive oil cake and a key lime pie NOT made with evaporated milk so John can eat it.

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emmalish   

Blueberry lemon muffins.  Tossed the fresh blueberries with 3 Tbsp of Johnnybird's toast dope.  Not sweet at all which is how we like it around here: 1/2 cup of sugar to 2 cups of flour.

 

I just had to google "Johnnybird's toast dope". And now I feel like I've been missing out! This is what happens when you spend all your time in the baking forums...

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CatPoet   

I so want   rot month to be over so  I can start baking  treats again! I have a list of what to make when it gets  colder   YumYums,  Whirls,  Custard fairycakes,  Quark cake, crumpets  and Easy peanuts biscuits. 

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I just had to google "Johnnybird's toast dope". And now I feel like I've been missing out! This is what happens when you spend all your time in the baking forums...

Indeed - the stuff is gold!

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Ashen   

CatPoet.. I had never heard of Rot month before,  had to google it.  I find it fascinating the beliefs different cultures have about food.   Do most people in Sweden still observe rot month  even with refrigeration these days? 

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Some do, does who eat organic most often do. Rot month isnt a set time, but it comes most often around august , it is when the heat and humidity peaks and we end up with algae  blooms, everything seams to mold faster then you can say Bob, veggies goes bad and it is the peak season  of food poising.

Most often it is over in 14   to 20 days , not fun.  Even with fridges  veggies  goes bad  during this time, it seams that they over grow or something.  I talked to one of the growers and even she said nothing can be stored at the moment . It is different all over Sweden  when it hits and how hard it hits. 

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emmalish – blush, blush!  I’m honored!  And you must try Toast Dope!  I always have a jar in the fridge.  I haven’t made regular old cinnamon toast for 7 years!

 

pjm – gorgeous biscotti!  I was especially drawn to the chocolate ones.  Any chance you’d share the recipe?

 

On Friday my sister and niece took off driving to Washington State.   I made some treats for the cross country trip – Dream cookies:

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And my oatmeal cookies:

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Also some granola clusters:

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For Mr. Kim’s office picnic on Saturday, I made a brown sugar pound cake:

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Then on Sunday I made a chocolate chip coffee cake for coffee hour at church:

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Both were very popular.  

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emmalish   

Kim, seriously, I don't know why you'd want to live next to me for cookies. Look at you! I swear you're the most prolific baker here! And always such a great variety.  :wub:

 

Now what, pray tell, are dream cookies??

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Kim.  The dream cookies, arent inspired of Swedish recipe?  Just wonder   because when I google they come up as Swedish.

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emmalish – you are so kind.  Here is the recipe for Dream Cookies:http://http://www.recipecircus.com/recipes/Kimberlyn/COOKIES/Dream_Cookies.html

They are similar to shortbread – very buttery and crisp and I’ve been making them since I was a little girl – about 45 years.  They are our family’s favorite cookies.

 

CatPoet – see my response to emmalish regarding the cookies.  I looked at some recipes and descriptions of Swedish dream cookies and I don’t think they are the same.  The Swedish ones are light and airy and mine are dense and crisp like shortbread.  I really don’t know where the name for mine came from.  The recipe was in a book from a series of books that my mom got from a grocery store. 

 

alienor – what a lovely tart!

 

Dessert last night was Eton mess with blackberries, toasted coconut meringues and lime curd (meringues and curd were purchased):

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The blackberries and lime was a very, very good combination!

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CatPoet   

KimShook: well if you use baking ammonia  the cookies becomes  light and airy and if you dont it become dense.

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emmalish – you are so kind.  Here is the recipe for Dream Cookies:http://http://www.recipecircus.com/recipes/Kimberlyn/COOKIES/Dream_Cookies.html

They are similar to shortbread – very buttery and crisp and I’ve been making them since I was a little girl – about 45 years.  They are our family’s favorite cookies.

 

Thanks Kim! I've pinned it and will be trying soon! By the way, cinnamon chips? I've never seen those before but I'll bet they'd be fantastic. 

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CatPoet   

The recipe is the same as the old time  Dream cookies but not with baking ammonia.

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Wow, I'm new and I just scrolled through a bunch of this forum and you guys are really, really, talented. Here are a few pics of some stuff I've worked on.

 

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I'm pretty proud of the Gears of War cake since it was my first attempt at using fondant. My rosette cake ended up melting by the time I got to my destination, guess it was to warm. The Chololate cupcakes had stout beer in the batter, Jack Daniels in the filling, and irish liquor in the frosting.

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I've been having fun with gum paste, myself.  The full herd of sheep is 21 (the second ram was commissioned as an anniversary present.) but Kaamilah was turning 3 - this ensured everyone in her class could have one.  

 

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I've also been breaking in my new piping tips….  I sure do love IMBC!

 

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I would like an entire flock of those sheep please, they are adorable.  Imagine pre-dyed wool!  And the lacy cake is stunning.  You are a true artist.

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OMG, Elizabeth! Those are the cutest things ever!! I second IowaDee – I would like an entire flock of those.  :wub:  Are those pretzel stick legs?

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Anna N   

Elizabeth,

Those sheep are the bees knees! Such talent you have.

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rotuts   

PC:  so much talent there !

 

should a child see this at the right age

 

they will remember it forever !

 

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Smithy   

I have a friend who won't tell her age, but we know she's in her mid-90's. I think if she could have a cake like that with 1 sheep per year, she'd be willing to be specific. Those sheep are adorable!

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