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

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Nice.

 

I'm waiting for the Italian-style plums to  hit, where I live. They're usually only available for a couple of weeks, so I always try to bake a couple of plum tarts of some soft while they're around.

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Apricots were plentiful at the market yesterday. They were ok but nothing special, promising more than they delivered (like most fruit these days).

 

I made clafoutis...

 

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Not much of a looker but, with better apricots, it would've been a winner. The 'recipe' was based on one by Guy Savoy. I preferred it next day, cold, when the flavours had married somewhat.

 

I also made Yotam Ottolenghi's Apricot and Almond Cake from Sweet...

 

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This was good. You make a cake batter, lay halved apricots on top and pour over an eggy-cinnamon topping. As the cake rises, the apricots and cinnamon-goo sink - a little too far in this case as the apricots were quite large (heavy). Next time I'll start at a higher heat and finish lower, and see if that sets the cake and captures the fruit better. Plums or peaches apparently work well.

 

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Strawberry Charlotte & Lemon Meringue !

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@pjm333 everything you post is lovely but those lemon meringues are calling my name. 😃

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@pjm333  Stunning, as usual.  You don't live near me, by happy chance, do you?

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Made “Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread” in the CSO:

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It turned out well.  I didn’t have any chocolate chips, so I used peanut butter ones.  Fantastic substitution.  @rotuts suggested it be called The Elvis.  I'm thinking of adding some bacon grease to The Elvis!

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Just now, Kim Shook said:

Made “Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread” in the CSO:

 

It turned out well.  I didn’t have any chocolate chips, so I used peanut butter ones.  Fantastic substitution.  @rotuts suggested it be called The Elvis.  I'm thinking of adding some bacon grease to The Elvis!

 

Or maybe some bacon crumbles?

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5 hours ago, ElsieD said:

@pjm333  Stunning, as usual.  You don't live near me, by happy chance, do you?

 

ElsieD - Only 459 miles away...

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22 minutes ago, pjm333 said:

 

ElsieD - Only 459 miles away...

 

Which way?

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Yotam Ottolenghi's Chocolate and Orange Monkey Bread.

 

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I halved the recipe and made it in a 1.4 L (6 cup) Bundt. I found the dough a little heavy; after kneading it didn't feel particularly "springy and soft". Not sure if that was my error or not, but I'd probably go with a lighter enriched (brioche) dough next time. The chocolate sauce worked well but needed more orangey oomph, so extra zest or a splash of extract might help. Overall, a bit of tweaking necessary for my tastes, but shows promise.

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1 hour ago, ElsieD said:

 

Which way?

each way 

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49 minutes ago, pjm333 said:

each way 


:D :D :D

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7 hours ago, blue_dolphin said:

 

Or maybe some bacon crumbles?

 

Great minds think alike. I was about to type the same.

 

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On 8/7/2018 at 2:28 AM, pjm333 said:

Strawberry Charlotte & Lemon Meringue !

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Omg...😮 Amazing. 

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Was feelin nostalgic and made the cheesecake I used to make once a week at my dads restaurant in bite sized version. I had some issues with sticking and they came out rough looking. (Any suggestions to help with this would be appreciated--I used a mini cupcake pan) They are tasty though 🙂 Next time I would make a more translucent strawberry gel type topping. 

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Made (Ghirardelli) brownies in the CSO for She Who Must Be Fed (my mother, who made it clear that Fig Newtons and graham crackers were not acceptable sweets):

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Too gooey for me:

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@Kim Shook, if I knew that something like those Ghirardelli brownies could be had, I too would turn my nose up at lesser options. Fig Newtons and graham crackers, indeed. Humph.

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9 hours ago, Smithy said:

@Kim Shook, if I knew that something like those Ghirardelli brownies could be had, I too would turn my nose up at lesser options. Fig Newtons and graham crackers, indeed. Humph.

 

I believe Costco sells the mix.

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@Kim Shook

 

what pan did you use for those brownies in the CSO ?

 

time and temp ?

 

many thanks

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1 hour ago, rotuts said:

@Kim Shook

 

what pan did you use for those brownies in the CSO ?

 

time and temp ?

 

many thanks

It was an 8x6 glass dish.  I did them at 350F for probably an hour.  I would have let them go longer to get them like I like them, but the edges were in danger of burning.

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Bite sized cheesecakes take 2... parchment collar makes it way cleaner 😁  Flavors are matcha cheesecake with white chocolate ganache or kaya topping which is a good flavor but needs something else like ginger. The ones in the back are swirled with Nutella and not convinced at all about that flavor combo, maybe if the cheesecake base had cocoa powder. Definately fun for an event but I will stick to my regular size cheesecake. 

 

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I took another run at the monkey bread, this time using a sweet dough enriched with eggs (from a Richard Bertinet recipe) plus additional orangeyness thanks to a bit of extract. Both worked extremely well.

 

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The texture was much lighter. Now it's like a tear-and-share chocolate orange doughnut. Boom!!

 

Below is a side by side of the two doughs... Ottolenghi (left) vs Bertinet (right)

 

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@Pete Fred Keeping with your flavor combo -

Chocolate-orange crinkle cookies.

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i made a Basque Cheesecake for a party.....

 

there is great sadness to this tale.  Let’s just leave the illusion of what was done right here....

 

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