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Your Daily Sweets: What Are You Making and Baking? (2017 – )

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3 hours ago, pjm333 said:

Strawberry Eclairs !

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Have mercy! Those are gorgeous.

 

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On 7/1/2018 at 12:24 AM, rarerollingobject said:

I made my friend's 40th birthday cake;  the bottom tier is four layers of vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream, feuilletine crispy toffee flakes, salted caramel and crushed, crunchy hazelnut praline with smoked salt; top tier is four layers of chocolate cake with dark chocolate ganache, chocolate buttercream, and crunchy Callebeaut chocolate pearls.

 

Decorated with fresh and sugar roses, jonquils and Australian gumnut foliage, and we ate it by Sydney Harbour with champagne and lots of laughter. She was pretty happy. ☺️

 

(And I was so happy to see her so happy, but almost as happy again when after I made sure that every kitchen and waitstaff got a slice, the head chef came out to say it was the best cake he'd ever tasted and what was the name of my cake company..haha! 😭)

 

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This is a wonderful thing to do for a friend!  She is a very, very lucky gal to have a friend like you.  Bravo and I hope someone does something incredible for you on your birthday.

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Chocolate chip scones today

 

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On 7/9/2018 at 8:36 PM, kayb said:

Have mercy! Those are gorgeous.

 

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Clafoutis with cherries and sable grapes.

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On 7/9/2018 at 5:44 PM, Okanagancook said:

This is a wonderful thing to do for a friend!  She is a very, very lucky gal to have a friend like you.  Bravo and I hope someone does something incredible for you on your birthday.

The top picture of you is so cute

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Posted (edited)

Made La Bête Noir for a work birthday at Mr. Kim’s office:

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Hoping for good reviews and a slice picture later today.

 

They all loved it and Mr. Kim managed to save me a slice:

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The peaches I picked up last week are fully ripe, the weather has broken so I can use my oven again so made a peach and blueberry cake.  It's out of the oven now and John can taste test it now that he has finished his breakfast.

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Butterscotch panna cotta with candied pecans.

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"Biscuit cake" with sour cream and cheese filling. Dark chocolate and sour cream ganache for topping.

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12 hours ago, shain said:

Biscuit cake" with sour cream and cheese filling. Dark chocolate and sour cream ganache for topping.

Shain, 

Sounds and looks similar to what we call an “icebox cake”. Uncooked? Allowed to meld in the fridge?


Edited by Anna N Fixed typo on icebox (log)
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11 hours ago, Anna N said:

Shain, 

Sounds and looks similar to what we call an “iceboc cake”. Uncooked? Allowed to meld in the fridge?

True :) 

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16 hours ago, Anna N said:

Shain, 

Sounds and looks similar to what we call an “icebox cake”. Uncooked? Allowed to meld in the fridge?

 

It looks like a southern treat we know as a Moon Pie.

 

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7 hours ago, caroled said:

It looks like a southern treat we know as a Moon Pie.

 


I thought Moon Pies were basically two cookies (more like graham cracker) with marshmallow sandwiched between dipped in flavored coating. Chocolate, vanilla and banana are the flavors I remember but I haven't had them in a whole lot of years so I wouldn't be surprised if there are others. There's a similar product in Canada called Wagon Wheels.

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1 hour ago, Tri2Cook said:


I thought Moon Pies were basically two cookies (more like graham cracker) with marshmallow sandwiched between dipped in flavored coating. Chocolate, vanilla and banana are the flavors I remember but I haven't had them in a whole lot of years so I wouldn't be surprised if there are others. There's a similar product in Canada called Wagon Wheels.

Made by Vachon who also make the Flaky! Had a friend when I was a child who's father worked for Vachon - the house was full of products. Wagon Wheels were one of my favorites (fresh ones anyway). Had another friend who's father worked for Lifesavers. Don't think I ever purchased a package as a child.  

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On ‎7‎/‎28‎/‎2018 at 6:52 AM, Tri2Cook said:


I thought Moon Pies were basically two cookies (more like graham cracker) with marshmallow sandwiched between dipped in flavored coating. Chocolate, vanilla and banana are the flavors I remember but I haven't had them in a whole lot of years so I wouldn't be surprised if there are others. There's a similar product in Canada called Wagon Wheels.

 You are correct... that is why I only said they "look" like.    😋  I almost explained a MP, but even though they are a graham cracker like layer, they never tasted like a graham cracker to me,  so I just went for the resemblance as far as the lovely even layers.

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My periodic trailer park trash contribution to this thread 😉:

 

I hit that midafternoon "sinking spell" when it's too late for a bigger lunch and too early for dinner. It was about to come a toad-strangler of a rain, so i didn't want to get out, and i didn't have time to do anything complex. 

 

A few moments of staring into the fridge and the pantry  turned up a can of crescent rolls and a jar of sweetened pie cherries. Ok, I can work with that.

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Made up little packets of cherries wrapped in dough.

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Brushed with melted butter and sprinkled with granulated sugar (must be out of sanding sugar). Baked 22 minutes at 350F.

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Burnt my mouth. But not half bad.

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Just pulled a banana pudding cheesecake out of the oven to cool before finishing.  A nice use of way over-ripe bananas.  Next time I plan on making my own vanilla wafers.  

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On 7/30/2018 at 7:32 PM, joiei said:

Just pulled a banana pudding cheesecake out of the oven to cool before finishing.  A nice use of way over-ripe bananas.  Next time I plan on making my own vanilla wafers.  

If you can get them, Pepperidge Farm Chessmen make a great crust to go with banana anything.

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I've been lurking looking at everyone's amazing foodstuffs... I finally have something I am happy posting though I know there's still room for improvement. 

 

Past couple weeks been trying to teach myself the idiosyncrasies of macarons. It's been interesting P:

 

The green are matcha macarons. The fillings were kaya or white chocolate ganache with a strawberry preserve center. They turned out a little strangely structure wise for me with the feet popping out. The vanilla were paired with different curds and chocolate ganaches. 

 

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Well, after lurking for a while, I thought it only polite to join in. Half the fun is seeing what other people get up to, huh? I'm based in the UK and bake for fun. Here's a few things from the last couple of months. Some of the photography's a bit ropey, so apologies for the ancient iPhone. I usually take a picture of the out- and insides for reference and to look back on wistfully when my faculties inevitably abandon me.

 

Quite by accident, I seem to have bounced around the globe this summer. But let's start with an English classic, Bread & Butter Pudding. Yum.

 

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Pumpkin Espresso Cake...

 

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Galaktoboureko...

 

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Gateau Basque...

 

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Toscakaka...

 

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Cannele...

 

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Tart...

 

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Chocolate Cake...

 

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Sticky Ginger Cake...

 

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Hot Milk Cake with Water Ganache...

 

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You wait ages for new contributors and then two come along at once. Typical. 😉

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@Pete Fred

 

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geeee wizzzz

 

post some more !

 

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should you choose to hare any Rx's

 

feel free !

 

but Id really understand should you want to keep [ some of them ]

 

under your hat !

 

just to review :

 

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Baking mood today.

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Fig upside down cake. The cake recipe is one of my favorites, a ricotta cake called Louisa's Cake (recipe on Food52). I melted a half stick of butter, mixed with 1/4 cup brown sugar, for bottom of pan. Halved and arranged figs. Mixed up cake batter, spooned over (it's thick, like pound cake batter),  smoothed and baked in CSO.

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