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

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18 hours ago, Margaret Pilgrim said:

Lovely, shain.   This reminds me of another crepe dessert that I love for its simplicity.    Sugar and lemon crepes

Sugar and lemon crepes are the first crepes I ever tasted.  My stepdad, @Ted Fairhead, made them for me when I was about 9.  Being British, he called them "English Pancakes", of course!😄❤️

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Making Moussaka and Spanakopita for guests and suddenly thought...what will I do with the leftover phyllo sheets.  Found this recipe Phyllo Crisps   and whipped them up.  Forgot that there were only the two of us to eat them...apparently they don't keep well...and we both ate too many.  Oh well, this too will pass.

 

However, they were easy to make, quick, no fuss...and delicious.  Did not cut them correctly, but it made no difference as to taste.  This morning they are still crispy...yes, I just tried one.  Now will they last until Sunday night's dinner and the arrival of the guests?  I put up a photo only to fulfil my eG obligations.

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I really am a poor photographer...


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3 hours ago, Darienne said:

Making Moussaka and Spanakopita for guests and suddenly thought...what will I do with the leftover phyllo sheets.  Found this recipe Phyllo Crisps   and whipped them up.  Forgot that there were only the two of us to eat them...apparently they don't keep well...and we both ate too many.  Oh well, this too will pass.

 

However, they were easy to make, quick, no fuss...and delicious.  Did not cut them correctly, but it made no difference as to taste.  This morning they are still crispy...yes, I just tried one.  Now will they last until Sunday night's dinner and the arrival of the guests?  I put up a photo only to fulfil my eG obligations.

 

Thanks for sharing that!  The spiced sugar mixture sounds kinda like toast dope, some form of which I usually have on hand so this would be easy to try even with just a few leftover sheets. 

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My mom wanted koulourakia. It was always my step dad's favorite cookie. He said when his mom would pack his lunch, she would give him keftedes, feta cheese and koulourakia. I think he ate them together 😁

This one is made with vanilla, orange zest and Metaxa. And they HAVE to have sesame seeds. 

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I am working on making caneles.  I made the batter couple of days ago and baked the first ones yesterday.  The results were uneven but they sure tasted great.  I have been posting my progress on this thread:

 

https://forums.egullet.org/topic/8090-please-help-with-cannele-recipe/page/12/

 

I got a couple of suggestions on how I might improve the results from @teonzo @kayb and am taking their suggestions and baking the last four this afternoon.  Hopefully, I'll see an improvement.

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Sour cream, apples and pecan cake. With maple and brown sugar,. A middle layer of chopped pecans, cinnamon, cocoa. Chopped apples in the batter. Maple glaze.

 

 

 

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Oooohhhhh. Would you post the recipe for that, please, @shain?

 


Don't ask. Eat it.

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5 hours ago, kayb said:

Oooohhhhh. Would you post the recipe for that, please, @shain?

 

 

Here you go:

 

 

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 Up until now with my son while he was finishing his tart for this Harry Potter club for tomorrow. He did the pasta frolla, all the decorations, chocolate writing... I only rolled for him the base. He started to fight with the perfect distance among letters, such a perfectionist 🤣

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4 hours ago, Franci said:

 Up until now with my son while he was finishing his tart for this Harry Potter club for tomorrow. He did the pasta frolla, all the decorations, chocolate writing... I only rolled for him the base. He started to fight with the perfect distance among letters, such a perfectionist 🤣

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6 hours ago, Franci said:

Up until now with my son while he was finishing his tart for this Harry Potter club for tomorrow.

Amazing. You have a talented son but then that is not in the least surprising to me!  

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3 hours ago, kayb said:

Oh, @Franci, that is just spectacular!

 

Thank you! He reported the classmates were very surprised and the tart was good. My son was all happy.

 

Now I am baking 12 of my limoncello cakes so he can gift in school to teachers. Oh man, how did I do a business from home for 1 year and half? I wanted to shoot myself yesterday trying to make a mix of my cake of 4kgs of flours 😅 I need to do some baking also for the girl school 🙄

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Made 12 cakes (6 inches),

a tray of biscotti, some sables and used mini whoopie pie molds for some crostatine. Perfect one bite little tarts. I wished I can find so easily down here my beloved prune jam from D’arbo but no... I need to get it from Sahadi in the future, this is Bonne Maman and no comparable. 

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Holiday stump with gingerbread leaves 

 

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(and niece)

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Spiced apple cake with cream cheese filling and salted caramel buttercream. I tried to make darker brown for the outer bark but ended up with ugly purple, that’s what I get for trying to dye something brown instead of just using chocolate? 😂 oh well, family was happy enough, and I used up some odds and ends so I don’t have to count them as inventory so mission accomplished!

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Christmas cake for the kids and grandkids...White chocolate cake. Raspberry filling. buttercream icing. decorated with fresh raspberries, pomegranate, and rosemary sprigs.

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My Christmas goodies were made over the month of December – mostly from the middle of the month.  I was very, very late this year – worse than I have ever been.  Most years I have almost everything in the freezer by the beginning of the month.  The Christmas Eve goodie buffet:

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Sugar cookies.  Including Jessica’s shot reindeer and Mr. Kim’s zombie gingerbread man and snowman:

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I have a weird family. 

 

 

PB cookies, ginger cookies (store bought), and chocolate chunk shortbread cookies (a big thank you to @jedovaty for sending me the recipe for these – they were a huge hit):

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Mincemeat tarts (store bought) and Lemon chess tarts:

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Chocolate fudge:

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Reeses cup fudge:

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Iced almonds, peanut brittle, sponge candy, and pretzel turtles:

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Happy Accident Candy:

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This is all of the leftover crumbs and shards from making the sponge candy mixed up with some melted chocolate. 

 

The toffee this year was my greatest success ever.  @Darienne gave me her recipe a few years ago and it is delicious, but I had a large learning curve getting the chocolate to stick – I finally figured it out, but haven’t managed @Darienne's feat of a chocolate coating on both sides.  Thank you from me and from every single person who tasted this, @Darienne!  Unbroken (the moment before disaster or success):

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Success – hardly ANY chocolate loss:

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Look how nice and thick it turned out:

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Toffee (again), happy accident candy and GF cookies:

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That sweet tray that the candy is on is no more☹️.  Mr. Kim was washing it and it just fell apart in his hands and cut him fairly badly.  He waited a couple of days before going to the doctor and they said they would have probably stitched it had he come in immediately. 

 

Not on the goodie bar, but gifts that I made for a few folks – Holiday bread with candied fruit and walnuts:

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All of the loaves were that dark on the bottom and sides – and that was the lightest setting.  I’ve put a new bread machine on my wishlist.  I love using the bread machine and I think mine is almost 30 years old – time it retired.  But the insides were lovely and made good toast:

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I also made classic Ranch spiced oyster crackers:

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Everyone laughs when they see this stuff and remembers it from the 1980’s, but then they grab handfuls and scarf them down!


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@Kim Shook 

 

I can't imagine there is such a thing as a 

 

Cookie and Fudge and etc. Whisperer 

 

why , well they would gobble up everrthing

 

but very quietly

 

so , what ever you are

 

@Kim Shook 

 

no terms yet describe 

 

your fine baking output

 

to your family , your friends and your Church

 

so many Kudos to you

 

from

 

R and MC

 

ps MC is The Cat

 

 

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2 hours ago, Kim Shook said:

 

The toffee this year was my greatest success ever.  @Darienne gave me her recipe a few years ago and it is delicious, but I had a large learning curve getting the chocolate to stick – I finally figured it out, but haven’t managed @Darienne's feat of a chocolate coating on both sides.  Thank you from me and from every single person who tasted this, @Darienne!  Unbroken (the moment before disaster or success):

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Kerry Beal helped me with the chocolate sticking problem years ago.  This is the first year I haven't made it since I found the recipe.   Not a holiday season to look back on with great fondness.  Maybe next year... 

 

I would love the recipe for that fruited bread.  As for a new bread machine.  A second hand store is the place to go.  People get them for a gift and never use them.

 

My condolences to Mr. Kim and your plate.  I fell carrying 4 wine goblets ...only one survived...and one ended up in little bits in my hand.  Then Ed broke one of my favorite Gnome (or Elf?) plates with no pain to him.  

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49 minutes ago, Darienne said:

Kerry Beal helped me with the chocolate sticking problem years ago.  This is the first year I haven't made it since I found the recipe.   Not a holiday season to look back on with great fondness.  Maybe next year... 

 

I would love the recipe for that fruited bread.  As for a new bread machine.  A second hand store is the place to go.  People get them for a gift and never use them.

 

My condolences to Mr. Kim and your plate.  I fell carrying 4 wine goblets ...only one survived...and one ended up in little bits in my hand.  Then Ed broke one of my favorite Gnome (or Elf?) plates with no pain to him.  

The recipe is here.  It is for the 1 lb. loaf.  The source has scaled up amounts for 1 1/2 and 2 lb. loaves.  Not sure if would be ok to post a picture of that page here, so I've sent it to you in a PM.  

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