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

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Tahini and banana granita with swirl of dates paste and more tahini, a hint of cinnamon. Almonds and more banana.

 

 

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Grandpa Brian sent me some photos of the birthday boy with his cake.  When I dropped it off he had just woken up from a nap, so he wasn't quite sure what to make of it.  I think he wanted to play with it :).

 

 

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@RWood, you have ruined that child for all other cakes and set yourself a very high bar for repeat performances, which I’m sure will be demanded!

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Ha I was wondering where the cut would be. They picked the best spot to preserve the look. Yes his eyes do look a bit half-mast. H will never forget it though!

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5 minutes ago, blue_dolphin said:

@RWood, you have ruined that child for all other cakes and set yourself a very high bar for repeat performances, which I’m sure will be demanded!

 

Yeah, Ginger was already asking me what I thought of a humpback whale.  New obsession I guess.  But, that could change in a year :).  And, the mom is expecting another boy in a few months.  

 

I have a few cakes I'm wanting to make.  An octopus for myself, and a standing Harley for my dad, but I have to get back to Georgia to make it for him.  I have a list that maybe I'll get to one of these days.  Hopefully from paying customers and not just for me ;).

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1 minute ago, heidih said:

Ha I was wondering where the cut would be. They picked the best spot to preserve the look. Yes his eyes do look a bit half-mast. H will never forget it though!

 

 

Yeah, the back is the only place that is cake.  The rest is rice krispies.  They only needed cake for about 10 people, so like I told them, I got over enthusiastic :).  But, for a 3D standing dinosaur, what else would have looked right?

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New neighbours got a welcome package today: more sourdough jimbits (doughnuts), coffee and salted vanilla caramels, fresh-milled, whole rye, chocolate chip cookies, a jar of the jelly we made from the neighbour's crabapples, and some non-edibles: soap, some street and neighbourhood coasters.

 

 

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1 hour ago, jimb0 said:

New neighbours got a welcome package today: more sourdough jimbits (doughnuts), coffee and salted vanilla caramels, fresh-milled, whole rye, chocolate chip cookies, a jar of the jelly we made from the neighbour's crabapples, and some non-edibles: soap, some street and neighbourhood coasters.

 

 

Wow! I hope they are the type of folks who get that thank you is enough

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27 minutes ago, heidih said:

 

Wow! I hope they are the type of folks who get that thank you is enough

 

One hopes!

 

They seem nice and have friendly dogs. Someone dropped off a lovely potted daisy as a thank you for some caramels the other day. 

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Lucky neighbors!

 

(Won't you be MY neighbor?)

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Don't ask. Eat it.

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16 minutes ago, kayb said:

Lucky neighbors!

 

(Won't you be MY neighbor?)

My thought exactly!

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Darienne

 

learn, learn, learn...

 

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I'm definitely becoming known in the neighbourhood for dropping off stuff, especially caramels, so god forbid you want to move to southwestern Ontario, you can get in on the action. Sometimes I worry about my neighbours getting too much stuff - I'm being a little hypocritical here, haha, because I don't want a bunch of food - but everyone seems to be enjoying it so far.

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Lord have mercy. I'm the one who wouldn't move to Council Bluffs, Iowa, because I was afraid I'd freeze to death.

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Don't ask. Eat it.

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Cheesecake with vanilla and lemon zest. Black cherry preserve.

 

 

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Rhubarb tart!

 

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7 hours ago, Rajala said:

Rhubarb tart!

 

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Wow

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9 hours ago, Rajala said:

Rhubarb tart!

 

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Sooooo....thin-sliced lengthwise on a mandoline? I might have to try that.

Did you blanch in syrup or par-roast or anything to make it flexible?


“What is called sound economics is very often what mirrors the needs of the respectably affluent.” - John Kenneth Galbraith

 

"Not knowing the scope of your own ignorance is part of the human condition...The first rule of the Dunning-Kruger club is you don’t know you’re a member of the Dunning-Kruger club.” - psychologist David Dunning

 

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3 minutes ago, chromedome said:

Sooooo....thin-sliced lengthwise on a mandoline? I might have to try that.

Did you blanch in syrup or par-roast or anything to make it flexible?

 

Yes and almost, I guess. :)

 

Lengthwise on a mandoline, and hot syrup poured over the rhubarb strips. I let them rest for a few minutes in the hot syrup, to get them more flexible as you wrote.

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Cool.

Just harvested some yesterday, and this looks like a perfect use-case for the larger stems.


“What is called sound economics is very often what mirrors the needs of the respectably affluent.” - John Kenneth Galbraith

 

"Not knowing the scope of your own ignorance is part of the human condition...The first rule of the Dunning-Kruger club is you don’t know you’re a member of the Dunning-Kruger club.” - psychologist David Dunning

 

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11 hours ago, Rajala said:

Rhubarb tart!

 

I'm most impressed by the pastry - the colour and thickness look outstanding.

 

Chapeau!

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52 minutes ago, jmacnaughtan said:

 

I'm most impressed by the pastry - the colour and thickness look outstanding.

 

Chapeau!

 

Thank you!

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Coconut and banana granita with a swirl of dolce di latte. Coconut flakes and more bananas.

 

 

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On 6/13/2020 at 7:59 AM, weinoo said:

 

'Tis the season - for a strawberry rhubarb crisp. CSO baked.

 

 

That one looks especially delicious. Are you willing to share the recipe for the topping, or at least the ingredients?

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