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With the second half of my batch of danish dough, I made a strawberry and cream cheese braid. I finished it with a hot apricot and sugar syrup, and a fondant icing.

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 I was the lucky recipient of the major part of a CSA box and among the goodies were a number of small apples.  This is one of my favourite things to do with apples. It is based on a Jamie Oliver recipe called Summer Crumble. When I have them I add the blackberries he calls for but I find it almost as good without them. 

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""   a number of small apples ""

 

very interesting.  any idea where the CSA got them from ?  perhaps  local cold storage ?

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51 minutes ago, rotuts said:

""   a number of small apples ""

 

very interesting.  any idea where the CSA got them from ?  perhaps  local cold storage ?

You know  I looked at those apples and thought I really should photograph them before I use them! Damn.   They were extremely crisp and fresh but I am not knowledgable about the cold storage of apples.  Certainly there were items in this CSA that were not local.  I am perhaps mis-calling it a CSA box.  I think it must be supplemented during the winter months when not a darn thing grows in Ontario except the piles of snow.

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not going to find Spring Apples pretty much anywhere in the Northern America's

 

there is a way to tell at the 'Supermarket' if the apple is the 'current season' or 'last' or from the S.America's  :

 

look at the stem where it connected to the tree :   if its all shriveled up , its the previous seasons somewhere else

 

and there is a good chance the apple was coated with some Very light wax.

 

'fresh picked' does not have that type of stem.

 

apples do keep for quite a while if stored properly and are still tasty.

 

even in California where I grew up, ( bat area ) apples only had one crop a year.

 

oranges, lemons etc  had two.


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20 minutes ago, rotuts said:

not going to find Spring Apples pretty much anywhere in the Northern America's

 

there is a way to tell at the 'Supermarket' if the apple is the 'current season' or 'last' or from the S.America's  :

 

look at the stem where it connected to the tree :   if its all shriveled up , its the previous seasons somewhere else

 

and there is a good chance the apple was coated with some Very light wax.

 

'fresh picked' does not have that type of stem.

 

apples do keep for quite a while if stored properly and are still tasty.

 

even in California where I grew up, ( bat area ) apples only had one crop a year.

 

oranges, lemons etc  had two.

Thanks for that information. 


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I had a large bag of M&M's left over from Christmas.  I picked all of the green ones out and made M&M Cheesecake Cookie bars.  Cookie on the bottom, cheesecake in the middle, bits of cookie on top.  Very sweet and rich.  Going to send some with my husband to eat on a trip.  Got rid of the green M&M's, though....now what to do with the red ones lol.

 

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""  M&M Cheesecake Cookie bars ""

 

would you share the Rx ?

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7 hours ago, Shelby said:

I had a large bag of M&M's left over from Christmas.  I picked all of the green ones out and made M&M Cheesecake Cookie bars.  Cookie on the bottom, cheesecake in the middle, bits of cookie on top.  Very sweet and rich.  Going to send some with my husband to eat on a trip.  Got rid of the green M&M's, though....now what to do with the red ones lol.

 

 

I am afraid I know exactly what I would do with the red ones and it wouldn't take very long. (You know the red ones taste the best, don't you?) :P

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Thanks to Shel_B, I made my first Jerusalem Kugel tonight.  Unusual dessert.  DH wanted less crust and more sweetness.  We put Salted Caramel Sauce on it and then DH liked it better.  I'll have to do more work on this one if we are going to have it again.  Make it thicker.  Add sliced almonds.  Look at other recipes.

 

Visitors are expected for dinner tomorrow night and I think we'll try it with homemade vanilla ice cream.   The front edge is ragged because we already started sampling the Kugel. P1010001_83.thumb.JPG.62814457fce49a75eb

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Nutella brioche flower, glazed with hot apricot syrup.

 

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6 hours ago, Patrick S said:

Nutella brioche flower, glazed with hot apricot syrup.

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I would love to know how that's formed, if it's just slashing or if there's some folding/flipping involved.  It's gorgeous.

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It is gorgeous.  Absolutely breath-taking.

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7 hours ago, Patrick S said:

Nutella brioche flower, glazed with hot apricot syrup.

 

 

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This defines "food porn". I wanted to lick the screen. :x

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7 hours ago, Panaderia Canadiense said:

 

I would love to know how that's formed, if it's just slashing or if there's some folding/flipping involved.  It's gorgeous.

 

Thank you! Brioche dough is divided into 4 portions, and rolled into thin discs about 12" in diameter. The discs are layered with warmed Nutella. Cuts are made radially, dividing the disc into 16 slivers. Taking the ends of two adjacent slivers, rotate each 360 degrees in opposite directions. Repeat for all the slivers. Then, take each pair of slivers, rotate an additional 90 degrees so the long edges fave each other, and pinch these edges together. Some versions skip the last rotation and pinching. Link to recipe with photos


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15 hours ago, Patrick S said:

Nutella brioche flower, glazed with hot apricot syrup.

 

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Perfect...!!!

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Medieval theme book wedding cake. 

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12 minutes ago, Shelby said:

*faint*  LadyHawke...my all-time favorite movie.  No one, I mean NO ONE ever knows that movie!  I love this cake!

I know! Our wedding coordinator had never heard of it either. So, I took her my DVD :). I loved this list of titles the bride sent for this cake.

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1 minute ago, RWood said:

I know! Our wedding coordinator had never heard of it either. So, I took her my DVD :). I loved this list of titles the bride sent for this cake.

I'm still just amazed.  Rutger Hauer ....my first movie star crush.....sigh....

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29 minutes ago, Shelby said:

*faint*  LadyHawke...my all-time favorite movie.  No one, I mean NO ONE ever knows that movie!  I love this cake!

 

Wait, what?  I thought everyone secretly loved Rutger Hauer based on LadyHawke!  People don't know this movie?  Inconceivable!

 

(then again, very few people have actually read The Princess Bride, so….)

 

Seriously, @RWood, that's gorgeous.

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On 3/20/2016 at 10:43 PM, Patrick S said:

Nutella brioche flower, glazed with hot apricot syrup.

 

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Patrick S,

Your Nutella Brioche Flower looks far better than the one shown in the original recipe you linked to. I am sure the glaze helps with that but yours looks like it rose more and ended up more golden. Good job! :)

How did it taste?

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On 3/20/2016 at 10:43 PM, Patrick S said:

Nutella brioche flower, glazed with hot apricot syrup.

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What a talented individual you are.


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