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Oh my! Two wonderful pieces from JustinThyme...and welcome to eGullet...and PanaCan.

Wonderful about left-over chocolate and similar goodies.


Darienne

 

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Life in the Meadows and Rivers

Cheers & Chocolates

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Thanks Darienne.

jeener, It is classical recipe (http://vivalafocacci...evito-naturale/), but instead of fruit I used sugar cubes rubbed in orange in lemon, when melted it formed pockets of intense

flavour. Sourdough introduced very subtle acid note which went very well with already lemon/orange flavour of the dough. Also, texture was firmer than with a yeast.

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Kerry – that Lemony Cream Butter Cake looks and sounds fantastic – I just printed out the recipe! Actually everything you are doing looks amazing. I KNOW how busy your life must be and still you are putting out these incredible things. You are my idol, ma’am!

Mette – your cordials and jellies look like jewels in the sun!

jmacnaughtan – welcome and I am STUNNED by that cake! Inside and out.

Darienne – love the cake balls. I’ve not tried them from scratch yet and want to. I loved the looks of the ones that I made last year, but NOT the taste.

Some cookies that I made to take to our Pittsburgh meet-up with friends:

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From the top: Ginger Chewie w/ Sugar Babies, my oatmeal Raisinette cookies, PB cookies – one dipped in Demerara sugar, one sprinkled with sea salt and Dream cookies (a very rich butter cooky) in the middle.

Yesterday I tried out a new cooky recipe from David Lebovitz – Tahini and Almond Cookies:

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They were recommended by Darienne and they were remarkable. I made one slight change – I used smoked almonds instead of regular and added some roughly chopped along with the ground . Fantastic! I’m freezing them to serve at Mr. Kim’s birthday celebration on the 18th. Thanks so much, Darienne!!

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Good one Kim. The DL cookies.

Do try the cake balls with 'real' ingredients. Of course, they taste amazing. I have a big batch ready for the Dog folks (who will begin to arrive in just under one hour.)


Darienne

 

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Cheers & Chocolates

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Oh Kim I MUST have the recipe for the sugar baby cookies! I ADORE Sugar Babies. Is it on your recipe site?

Here you go, my dear:

http://www.recipecir...er_Chewies.html - I think you'll like them! It's getting harder and harder to find Sugar Babies. I'm thinking of ordering a few cases and putting them in the freezer just in case!

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Thanks Darienne.

jeener, It is classical recipe (http://vivalafocacci...evito-naturale/), but instead of fruit I used sugar cubes rubbed in orange in lemon, when melted it formed pockets of intense

flavour. Sourdough introduced very subtle acid note which went very well with already lemon/orange flavour of the dough. Also, texture was firmer than with a yeast.

Here is pic

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Thank you for the link; the videos are great (even though my Italian is very tourist-quality). Love the idea of the sugar cubes/intense lemon/orange. The texture looks great--still panettone-y. Love the stuff.

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Dog Weekend is upon us and tonight's pie is such a winner: Margarita Pie, a combination of two recipes plus my own intervention. With Tequila, Grand Marnier, whipped cream, lime juice, crushed pretzels, etc, how can you lose?

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Oh Kim I MUST have the recipe for the sugar baby cookies! I ADORE Sugar Babies. Is it on your recipe site?

Here you go, my dear:

http://www.recipecir...er_Chewies.html - I think you'll like them! It's getting harder and harder to find Sugar Babies. I'm thinking of ordering a few cases and putting them in the freezer just in case!

Thank you thank you thank you!!!!

I didn't know SB's were scarce....I better see if Amazon has some.

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Ah, thank you. I don't think I have ever seen them in Canada. Sound good, though.

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Tiered apple-walnut-raisin moist spice cakes with manjar de leche IMBC and gumpaste flowers. For a christening (hence the little angel figurine).

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This cake is breathtaking! Absolutely gorgeous!

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Thanks, flourgirl! It was quite a blast to make it as well (although I'm not going to tell you how many of those gumpaste orchids I broke before getting the six I used.....)

Is it wrong that although I know IMBC is the correct acronym for that icing, I still want to write it as ICBM (intercontinental ballistic meringue)?


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Dog Weekend is upon us and tonight's pie is such a winner: Margarita Pie, a combination of two recipes plus my own intervention. With Tequila, Grand Marnier, whipped cream, lime juice, crushed pretzels, etc, how can you lose?

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Ooooh, recipe PLEASE ! My eaters would go nuts! :rolleyes:


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Dog Weekend is upon us and tonight's pie is such a winner: Margarita Pie, a combination of two recipes plus my own intervention. With Tequila, Grand Marnier, whipped cream, lime juice, crushed pretzels, etc, how can you lose?

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I'm going to second the recipe request... pretty please?

Oh Kim I MUST have the recipe for the sugar baby cookies! I ADORE Sugar Babies. Is it on your recipe site?

Here you go, my dear:

http://www.recipecir...er_Chewies.html - I think you'll like them! It's getting harder and harder to find Sugar Babies. I'm thinking of ordering a few cases and putting them in the freezer just in case!

Kim, if you need a local source, I just saw them today at the Five Below store in Short Pump next to Trader Joe's. The boxes looked like the bigger ones you see in movie theaters.

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Darienne - I'll go ahead and third the request for the pie recipe - it sounds fabulous and perfect for a last blast of summer dessert. Hope dog weekend went well!

Tikidoc - thank you! I'll go get some boxes soon - I'l usually in Short Pump 2 or 3 times a week. I will also respond to your email soon - need to look at our calendars!

Saturday night we had friends and family over to celebrate Mr. Kim’s birthday. He chose La Bete Noire (The Black Beast) – an astoundingly rich flourless chocolate cake:

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Served with vanilla bean ice cream. I also had the Smoked Almond and Tahini cookies that I made a few days ago:

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And Chai Crunch:

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A chai spiced version of Chex Mix. Addicting stuff.

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Torta de Aceite. First attempt to copy the Seville Orange Ines Rosales Sweet Olive Oil Tortas.

Not quite the texture I'm after. Glad I didn't waste the expensive oil on the first batch. Anybody have a recipe that gives that flaky laminated texture of the originals?

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Oooh, those orange Ines Rosales are some of my favorite cookies, Kerry. I also like the Matiz brand plain sugared ones. The savory ones not so much. There are a few recipes on line that I discovered when I thought my source for these dried up, but I never made them after finding a reliable source. (That would be The Spanish Table stores: Berkeley, Mill Valley, Santa Fe, Seattle.) If anyone has a tried and true recipe I would be interested too.

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After rediscovering how delicious s'mores can be earlier in the summer, I made the s'more pie from Gourmet. Amazing. The bitterness from broiling the marshmallow nicely offsets the sweetness, and the graham crust and chocolate ganache (or whatever you call a ganache set with an egg) were both tender and delicious.

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Second try at the Torta de Aceiti. This batch used some already risen pizza dough, to which I added some sesame, aniseed and oil. A sprinkling of sugar and a short time under the broiler to caramelize some of it to finish them off.

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A much more satisfactory crumb than the first batch. Both the first and second batches were very tasty - but this was more the texture I was hoping for.

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