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


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More from the backlog (I would love strawberry season to still last).

 

Crepes -

Strawberries with cream and vanilla.

Ricotta with strawberries, mulberries, Amarena cherries.

Lemon sugar.

 

 

 

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Some cakes I've made recently.

 

Tres leches cakes (sponge cake, white chocolate Chantilly, strawberries)

 

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Strawberry cake (vanilla cake, strawberry filling, rosewater buttercream)

 

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Chocolate caramel cake (yellow cake, caramel filling, chocolate buttercream)

 

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Pistachio rosewater cake (vanilla cake, rosewater ganache, pistachio buttercream)

 

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Papa cake with baby cake (chocolate cake, white chocolate cream cheese filling, chocolate buttercream)

 

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And some other pastries too.

 

Strawberry tart (almond-pistachio cream, pastry cream, strawberries)

 

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Passion fruit tart (passion fruit cream, vanilla whipped ganache)

 

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Walnut tart

 

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Choux au craquelin (vanilla pastry cream, vanilla whipped ganache)

 

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Maple eclairs and choux

 

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Assorted sablés diamant (vanilla, lemon, chocolate)

 

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4 minutes ago, Cahoot said:

Some cakes I've made recently.

 

Tres leches cakes (sponge cake, white chocolate Chantilly, strawberries)

 

IMG_20210425_180300.thumb.jpg.100020af5e64e356f6669df2707138f4.jpg

 

Strawberry cake (vanilla cake, strawberry filling, rosewater buttercream)

 

IMG_20210514_182728.thumb.jpg.10101e623db8ab4494aab0f93bdfc342.jpg

IMG_20210514_182740.thumb.jpg.22a18b6482029e8e90e068b50520c9ee.jpg

 

 

Chocolate caramel cake (yellow cake, caramel filling, chocolate buttercream)

 

IMG_20210520_144257.thumb.jpg.6044913233ccd7f957dbbc04059ab6ec.jpg

 

Pistachio rosewater cake (vanilla cake, rosewater ganache, pistachio buttercream)

 

IMG_20210523_210025.thumb.jpg.98c8013dfbc88a61f3390cfee31c57ff.jpg

 

Papa cake with baby cake (chocolate cake, white chocolate cream cheese filling, chocolate buttercream)

 

IMG_20210409_193356.thumb.jpg.39354abdb361e980387ba1df76eef536.jpg

 

And some other pastries too.

 

Strawberry tart (almond-pistachio cream, pastry cream, strawberries)

 

IMG_20210503_191529.thumb.jpg.a7e2e6b8a159d48bc7a081b5c11e4a04.jpg

 

Passion fruit tart (passion fruit cream, vanilla whipped ganache)

 

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Walnut tart

 

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Choux au craquelin (vanilla pastry cream, vanilla whipped ganache)

 

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Maple eclairs and choux

 

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Assorted sablés diamant (vanilla, lemon, chocolate)

 

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Wow, you've been a busy person. Nice cakes. Real professional job.

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4 hours ago, Cahoot said:

Some cakes I've made recently.

 

Tres leches cakes (sponge cake, white chocolate Chantilly, strawberries)

 

IMG_20210425_180300.thumb.jpg.100020af5e64e356f6669df2707138f4.jpg

 

Strawberry cake (vanilla cake, strawberry filling, rosewater buttercream)

 

IMG_20210514_182728.thumb.jpg.10101e623db8ab4494aab0f93bdfc342.jpg

IMG_20210514_182740.thumb.jpg.22a18b6482029e8e90e068b50520c9ee.jpg

 

 

Chocolate caramel cake (yellow cake, caramel filling, chocolate buttercream)

 

IMG_20210520_144257.thumb.jpg.6044913233ccd7f957dbbc04059ab6ec.jpg

 

Pistachio rosewater cake (vanilla cake, rosewater ganache, pistachio buttercream)

 

IMG_20210523_210025.thumb.jpg.98c8013dfbc88a61f3390cfee31c57ff.jpg

 

Papa cake with baby cake (chocolate cake, white chocolate cream cheese filling, chocolate buttercream)

 

IMG_20210409_193356.thumb.jpg.39354abdb361e980387ba1df76eef536.jpg

 

And some other pastries too.

 

Strawberry tart (almond-pistachio cream, pastry cream, strawberries)

 

IMG_20210503_191529.thumb.jpg.a7e2e6b8a159d48bc7a081b5c11e4a04.jpg

 

Passion fruit tart (passion fruit cream, vanilla whipped ganache)

 

726489951_IMG_20210511_2006292.thumb.jpg.b7be144e8a414a9c6f7d7569ccae4b8a.jpg

 

Walnut tart

 

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Choux au craquelin (vanilla pastry cream, vanilla whipped ganache)

 

IMG_20210406_204503.thumb.jpg.e281b47c3b3f9bfc1bd8b34bd3682c83.jpg

 

Maple eclairs and choux

 

IMG_20210327_210127.thumb.jpg.fc016ca03620feaa0738faa4316d89b8.jpg

 

Assorted sablés diamant (vanilla, lemon, chocolate)

 

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Stunned at all of these!  They are gorgeous AND they sound delicious.  I am in awe of your piping skills (especially the St. Honore).  

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I made a walnut caramel tart some years ago. Very rich, very good...a little went a long, long way. @David Ross, your photo makes me think I should try that again. 

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Walnuts in pastry is what I grew up with. I do not dislike them but not my favorite nut. The year my single but shops like for a family of 5 friend overbought various nuts at Costco and brought them over - my baklava was so so good. I think it was pecans and hazelnuts + walnuts.

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15 hours ago, heidih said:

Walnuts in pastry is what I grew up with. I do not dislike them but not my favorite nut. The year my single but shops like for a family of 5 friend overbought various nuts at Costco and brought them over - my baklava was so so good. I think it was pecans and hazelnuts + walnuts.

 

I too grew up with walnuts. They were all around us! I now find them to carry a bitter element that I don't remember from my childhood years. I suspect it's my taste buds rather than the crop. Toasting them seems to help develop the sweetness that I remember. Pecans and almonds have that sweetness without any help. 

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18 hours ago, MokaPot said:

I like walnuts. An underrated nut & not crazy expensive! Even made a good "pesto" out of it.

I make a delicious walnut pesto, I'm glad you mentioned it.

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18 hours ago, MokaPot said:

I like walnuts. An underrated nut & not crazy expensive! Even made a good "pesto" out of it.

 

I have frequently found the best use for walnuts to be in muffins, preferably with dates. Or in banana bread. For cookies and salads, I prefer pecans.

 

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Posted (edited)

personally

 

which  is a bit OT for this thread :

 

If its good w Walnuts

 

its going to be better w Pecans.

 

a bigger issue is :

 

Are your Wal's and Pec's

 

fresh 

 

they oxidize quickly 

 

and many have not tasted

 

fresh , from the current season.

 

how do I know ?

 

my sister used to live in Central TX

 

an hour N of Austin.  all the small towns used

 

pecan trees as shade in the centra areas

 

people would come by in the Pecan season and pick them off

 

the ground.

 

she had a friend that cultivated Pecans

 

there are several varieties 

 

she used to send me in the fall

 

a lot from this grower.

 

Night became Day.

 

still in the shell

 

TJ's

 

for me , has much fresher nuts than any 

 

other place locally 

 

and Pecan prices went up years ago

 

I know this from the grower via my sister

 

as the Market in China

 

'' developed a taste "

 

good for the grower !

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I have a huge backlog of pictures to share, so I'll start with one from the winter months -  germknödel.

This is enriched yeast dough filled with plum preserves lightly flavored with cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg.

The buns are boiled, or as I did, steamed, then topped with vanilla flavored creme anglaise and poppy seeds toasted in butter.

Served with brandy. This was a great cold weather dessert.

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3 minutes ago, weinoo said:

 

Not a berry I see much - do you get them fresh?

 

We have a couple of trees in our yard. In peak season we can get up to 2kg a day.

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1 minute ago, weinoo said:

Whoa!!! That is a lotta berries.

 

It is. We give them to family and friends, neighboring kids, eat quiet a lot, and still end up with freezer full of them. They make very good smoothies and quite decent crumbles.

 

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French toast with vanilla, cinnamon, a bit of anise, some rum, brown sugar. Dulce de leche with a bit of salt, toasted coconut flakes, rum soaked raisins.

 

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5 minutes ago, shain said:

French toast with vanilla, cinnamon, a bit of anise, some rum, brown sugar. Dulce de leche with a bit of salt, toasted coconut flakes, rum soaked raisins.

 

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Almost enough to make me want to eat French toast.  It looks and sounds delicious.

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4 minutes ago, ElsieD said:

 

Almost enough to make me want to eat French toast.  It looks and sounds delicious.

If you didn't tell it was French Toast, I would think it was some fancy pastry.

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27 minutes ago, ElsieD said:

 

Almost enough to make me want to eat French toast.  It looks and sounds delicious.

 

Thanks!

If you are not a french toast lover, it will also work well on pancakes.

I need no excuse to want to eat french toast - custards are among my favorite desserts and french toast being one of my favorites. And while I enjoy variations, like this one, my favorite will always be the classic with vanilla, maple and a hint of cinnamon.

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More french toast, same batch but different flavor. 

Cardamom, garam masala honey, rose water, cinnamon. Yogurt, nuts and raisins.

 

 

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