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

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Happy birthday to your daughter @Kim Shook tomorrow is my daughter birthday as well and besides the usual cake that you have seen many times, we decided to make some panda sablès 

 

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Lovely pandas; I like them as a group. Tomorrow, the 10th, is my daughter's birthday as well. I could bake something but since she's in Atlanta she won't be a beneficiary. 

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Nice battenburg, @Matthew.Taylor :)

 

Another attempt with bergamot - as long as I keep finding them, I'm going to keep using them 😃

 

Milk chocolate, bergamot and orange cake

 

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Milk chocolate orange crunch

Orange marmalade

Sour bergamot curd

Milk chocolate and bergamot crémeux

Milk chocolate chantilly

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Milk chocolate and bergamot work well together - try it!  The crémeux is just a curd, in which the butter is replaced by chocolate.

 

I've stumbled upon an excellent milk chocolate chantilly, as well.  1 part milk chocolate, 3 parts cream, 1% gelatin, leave to set overnight before whipping in a stand mixer.  It's like an extremely light buttercream, with much less sweetness.  I'll be using that again :)

 

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18 hours ago, blue_dolphin said:

Made a batch of the well known Orange Creamsicle Cookies but flavored with lime zest instead of orange.  I believe @Anna N dubbed these Lime Bees when she made them. 

I made a few with the addition of some Ruby Cacao Wafers from Trader Joes in addition to the white chocolate chips the recipe calls for.  

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The TJ's website post says they are not recommended for baking but they seem fine.  I'll try them in some chocolate cookies next.  

I'm curious if they mean they aren't good to use in a baked good where they get melted and incorporated into batter. They look quite striking in the cookies!

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An obligation-free Sunday and a hoard of Ruby Cacao wafers from Trader Joe’s got me thinking about peanut butter meltaways - a favorite of just about everyone in my life, so I won’t have any trouble getting these addictive little suckers out of my house. The Ruby makes for a little PB&J vibe that definitely does not suck. And they’re great for dipping (tempered via EZTemper, of course) -  nice and fluid but not too fluid.

 

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43 minutes ago, patris said:

An obligation-free Sunday and a hoard of Ruby Cacao wafers from Trader Joe’s got me thinking about peanut butter meltaways


This is a post I was waiting for without even realizing it. I gave thought to covering meltaways in chocolate a while back mainly in the interest of making them easier to handle without having to coat them in powdered sugar and decided (without actually trying it... I know, shame on me) that it would probably inhibit the melty effect of the meltaways and never did it. Since I already know you wouldn't do it if the result wasn't good, I'm now giving new thought to it. :D

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26 minutes ago, Tri2Cook said:


This is a post I was waiting for without even realizing it. I gave thought to covering meltaways in chocolate a while back mainly in the interest of making them easier to handle without having to coat them in powdered sugar and decided (without actually trying it... I know, shame on me) that it would probably inhibit the melty effect of the meltaways and never did it. Since I already know you wouldn't do it if the result wasn't good, I'm now giving new thought to it. :D

 

I always dip them! Tempering the meltaway with EZTemper silk makes the texture so wonderfully melty that the chocolate is just a temporary barrier, especially with a relatively thin coating. Melts in your mouth, not in your hands, as they say...

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Chocolate raspberry thumbprint cookies decorated with a drizzle of melted TJ's Ruby Cacao wafers

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41 minutes ago, patris said:

 

I always dip them! Tempering the meltaway with EZTemper silk makes the texture so wonderfully melty that the chocolate is just a temporary barrier, especially with a relatively thin coating. Melts in your mouth, not in your hands, as they say...


It's on the short list, I shall give it a try. Thanks!

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On 2/10/2019 at 5:16 PM, blue_dolphin said:

Chocolate raspberry thumbprint cookies decorated with a drizzle of melted TJ's Ruby Cacao wafers

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Very pretty.  Chocolate and raspberry is one of my most favorite combos.  Those look Valentine-y.   I'm gonna stalk TJ's to obtain the Ruby Cacao this week, if it's in this region.


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Another Valentine-y cookie decorated with the TJ's Ruby Cacao: Cherry-Nut Chocolate Pinwheels

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Both this recipe and the Chocolate Raspberry Thumbprints that I posted yesterday are from Dorie's Cookies and made from the same Do-Almost-Everything Chocolate Cookie Dough which can be rolled and cut for simple chocolate cookies or used in one or more of the 4 variations in the book.

The filling in these is chopped dried sour cherries and walnuts, cooked with a bit of sugar and water until the syrup reduces.  

 

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I'm a little obsessed with passion fruit filled macarons. I also made a coconut milk white chocolate ganache  for the centers of some of them.IMG_20190210_165133_409.thumb.jpg.965eb9cd5f6bf0fce3ee4373e9edaab8.jpgIMG_20190210_164816_790.thumb.jpg.0f2dd0a8fd153b99a8882ff2e0501894.jpg

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I want those. Please and thank you.

 

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Decorated Valentine cookies. Raspberry and chocolate doughs. Airbrushed with stencils.

 

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9 hours ago, RWood said:

Decorated Valentine cookies. Raspberry and chocolate doughs. Airbrushed with stencils.

 

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We need a "WOW" button!

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4 hours ago, Kim Shook said:

We need a "WOW" button!

Good heavens.  Exactly what I was going to say!

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Beautiful cookies! Wish I were your Valentine....😀😍😍

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15 hours ago, Kim Shook said:

We need a "WOW" button!

They are so beautiful if I got one I don't think I could eat it.

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I made a batch of brown sugar spice cookies from Finecooking.  They are refrigerator cookies.  The log is brushed with egg white and rolled in chopped walnuts.  Delicious especially because I used fresh ground cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice..except .preground ginger.  No picture..my camera is down.


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Tried my hand at almond macaroons.   I need to work on it a bit.  

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Strawberry cream sponge cake. Homemade strawberry jam and vanilla whipped cream.

 

 

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19 minutes ago, shain said:

Strawberry cream sponge cake. Homemade strawberry jam and vanilla whipped cream.

 

 

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Gorgeous texture on that sponge, @shain!   A delicious plain yellow/vanilla cake is my holy grail!!!

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We had our annual Valentines Chocolate party last night.  

The white chocolate course was white chocolate ganache, raspberry pate de fruit, Callebaut crispearls and raspberries with a clear glaze.

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second course was a milk milk chocolate tropical cake, with a passion fruit & orange filling and a passion fruit mascarpone icing

 

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(we weren’t quick enough for a photo without a piece missing.....sorry)

 

Third course I called Midnight Passion.  A Paul Young brownie, with salted caramel, caramel-peanut mousse, caramelized peanuts and a dash of whipped cream

 

 

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