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

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I've been gifted a large slab of Alivenci - a Romanian cake made of cornmeal, farmers cheese, sour cream, butter and vanilla. 

Served warm with mulberries and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

 

 

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6 hours ago, shain said:

I've been gifted a large slab of Alivenci - a Romanian cake made of cornmeal, farmers cheese, sour cream, butter and vanilla. 

Served warm with mulberries and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

 

Always on the lookout for gluten free recipes. I looked online and most recipes seem to be in, well, Romanian, and reading Romanian is not in my skill set. Did said wedge of cake come with a recipe?

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1 hour ago, kayb said:

 

Always on the lookout for gluten free recipes. I looked online and most recipes seem to be in, well, Romanian, and reading Romanian is not in my skill set. Did said wedge of cake come with a recipe?

 

I've been promised the recipe. I'll be sure to post it.


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Thanks!

 


Don't ask. Eat it.

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On 5/9/2020 at 9:30 PM, kayb said:

 

Always on the lookout for gluten free recipes. I looked online and most recipes seem to be in, well, Romanian, and reading Romanian is not in my skill set. Did said wedge of cake come with a recipe?

 

Alivenci

Disclaimer - I have yet to try and make this recipe.

 

- 500 ml whole milk

- 100g cornmeal (fine cornmeal is prefered)

- 80 g butter

- 150g sugar (can be adjusted to taste, it can even be made savory, with some additional salt, and adjustments to flavorings)

- 1/2 tsp salt (my suggested addition)

- 1/8 tsp baking soda (my suggested addition, to slightly reduce the acidity. Skip this if your farmer cheese is not acidic)

- 6 eggs

- 500g farmers cheese - aka quark, kash, tvorog - a very dry and acidic cheese, apx 5% fat

- 150g lean sour cream (15% fat) (you can substitute yogurt or full fat sour cream)

- 2 tsp vanilla extract

- 1/2 tsp cinnamon (I would have added more)

 

- Bring milk to a boil and add cornmeal, butter, sugar, salt and baking soda.

- Cook while mixing until thickened.

- Cool a little then mix in farmers cheese, sour cream, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon.

- Taste and adjust.

- Pour into a well greased baking pan.

- Bake in medium heat (180d C, I believe) for 40-50 minutes, until the top is well browned.

- Serve while slightly warm. With sour cream, whipped cream, fruits or preserves.

- Can be stored in the fridge and reheated.

 


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Ok, everyone.  Might want to sit down for this one.  I made pie crust from scratch and for the first time ever it didn't suck.  Will I be able to make that magic happen ever again?  Prolly not. 🤣

 

Strawberry rhubarb pi (rhubarb from my Mom--she picks it for me and brings frozen when she visits :) )

 

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@shain, thanks. Duly copied and saved, and will give it a try.

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@Shelby  That crust looks really good.  I quit trying to make pie dough years ago.  It was a always tough.

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1 hour ago, Kim Shook said:

@Shelby - Brava!!!!!  That looks absolutely perfect!  👏  (those are supposed to be clapping hands.  Kind of strange looking, huh?)  What method/recipe did you use? 

It's going to sound strange....the recipe called it strawberry rhubarb cobbler, but the picture looked just like pie crust to me.  And ...it's just like pie crust only it's the weirdest recipe I've ever seen for that.

 

Ingredients:

 

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

2/3 cup canola oil

1/3 cup warm water

 

I put the dry ingredients in the bowl first, stirred, and then poured the wet in and stirred.  It's a soft dough.  I put it between 2 pieces of parchment and rolled it out.  Felt just like good pie crust to me.  Turned the parchment over on top of my pie plate (I didn't do a bottom crust because I think with rhubarb it gets too mushy) and baked for 40 mins at 425 on convection setting in CSO.

 

I ALWAYS struggle with the kind of recipes that tell you to cut the butter into the flour.  

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10 minutes ago, Shelby said:

It's going to sound strange....the recipe called it strawberry rhubarb cobbler, but the picture looked just like pie crust to me.  And ...it's just like pie crust only it's the weirdest recipe I've ever seen for that.

 

Ingredients:

 

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

2/3 cup canola oil

1/3 cup warm water

 

I put the dry ingredients in the bowl first, stirred, and then poured the wet in and stirred.  It's a soft dough.  I put it between 2 pieces of parchment and rolled it out.  Felt just like good pie crust to me.  Turned the parchment over on top of my pie plate (I didn't do a bottom crust because I think with rhubarb it gets too mushy) and baked for 40 mins at 425 on convection setting in CSO.

 

I ALWAYS struggle with the kind of recipes that tell you to cut the butter into the flour.  

It does sound strange.  But your crust is proof!  It made enough for a complete top crust?  I want to try this!

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6 minutes ago, Kim Shook said:

It does sound strange.  But your crust is proof!  It made enough for a complete top crust?  I want to try this!

Yes---I had enough left over to make a cinnamon/sugar dough thing that my grammy used to make with leftover pie crust.  I made a smaller pie--didn't have a lot of strawberries or rhubarb.  If I was doing a normal size I'd double the recipe.  Might be some left over..... or maybe 1 and half times the recipe.

 

Also, I didn't have canola oil so I used veg. oil. 

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I've been watching a few of the King Arthur Flour videos that they have been posting recently and one of them included this cake... It was tasty but tastes a lot more like a regular box mix chocolate cake than a rich dark chocolate cake. Great videos, I really enjoy watching Jeffrey Hamelman. He makes so many difficult things look so easy (watching a master at work). And yes, a corner is missing... I had to check if the cake would be fine on its own or if I wanted to make the frosting recipe... then I had to check if the frosting worked well with the cake.  When I made the frosting, I added some chocolate chunks when mixing & melting. :wink: 

 

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link to the video

 

links to the recipes used

- https://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/king-arthurs-original-cake-pan-cake-recipe

- https://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/fudge-frosting-recipe

 

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CI’s Thin & Crispy Oatmeal Cookies:

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Very good.  To me, they could have used a little cinnamon.  Prettified:

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😁

 

My BIL came east for a few days and brought some seasonings that he made with his citrus in AZ:

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The one on the left is citrus, cinnamon, ginger, coconut, and sugar.  If I’d had them before I made the cookies, that one would have gone in them. (I'm still mad at him for making an unnecessary trip, but the seasonings are delicious).

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5 hours ago, Kim Shook said:

CI’s Thin & Crispy Oatmeal Cookies:

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Very good.  To me, they could have used a little cinnamon.  Prettified:

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😁

 

My BIL came east for a few days and brought some seasonings that he made with his citrus in AZ:

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The one on the left is citrus, cinnamon, ginger, coconut, and sugar.  If I’d had them before I made the cookies, that one would have gone in them. (I'm still mad at him for making an unnecessary trip, but the seasonings are delicious).

 

Can you / he be more specific about that citrus basil mix? It sounds like an interesting combination.


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Spiced banana bread / cake. With walnuts and raisins. (I love raisins when cooked / soaked, I don't get why all the hate :( )

 

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Classic kentucky apple stack cake. 
 

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Cinnamon rolls, part I: 

 

 

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Sourdough doughnuts, pre-glaze:

 

 

 

 

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I can be there in about 6 hours.

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2 hours ago, ElsieD said:

I can be there in about 6 hours.


Yes, please. I’ve eaten a disgusting amount. 
 

Finished with hibiscus glaze:

 

 

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And the last bit of cooking for today: salted brown sugar cream caramels. Now to assemble some quarantine snack packs for the neighbours. 
 

 

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Mango Cheesecake!

 

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