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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby Gillthepainter » Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:36 am

Savoury "sort of" baking for me this week.
I made aloo parathas, flour and water, stuffed with potato, green chilli & garam masala. Tasty on their own, but super with a sauce spiced meal.

250g flour makes 6 x parathas. Dry fried, turning several times in the pan as they puff up and "bake":

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Not a great shot, but inside is the potato layer:

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby Amyw » Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:26 pm

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Chocolate banana cheesecake from Ottolenghi’s Sweet tonight . Hugely rich and v small portions required but it was a bit of a more refined special cheesecake than your average one . Baked too where I normally make the non baked ones

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby Pampy » Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:18 am

Gill and Amy - both of your pictures look so enticing! Gill - care to share your recipe?

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby ZeroCook » Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:35 am

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Great pic sequence, Gill and really impressive bit of breadmaking - do you find it hard to keep the filling from leaking out when rolling?

Amy - what a dessert star!

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby Earthmaiden » Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:21 am

Agree that both parathas and cheesecake look good. Not sure I would choose those flavours for cheesecake but know most people would!

The parathas do look very professional and un-leaky!

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby Gillthepainter » Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:07 am

Yip! The cheesecake looks fantastic, Amy.

The parathas don't leak at all. When you encase them in the pastry, they remain as filling.
The only time I could see potato, was if the tongs penetrated the dough mix when turning - just once or twice. I could have used a spatula.

The filling is cooked potato, teaspoon of garam masala, and a dry sauteed green chilli.
The dough is 250g chapatti flour, 150g water, a little oil keep it supple.
Shape both the filling and the dough into 6 rounds each.

I'm sure parathas are coiled, and rolled, but this recipe came from a very old Indian book that I no longer have.

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby Pampy » Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:06 am

:thumbsup Thanks, Gill.

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby KeenCook2 » Thu Oct 08, 2020 1:22 pm

Stunning, Gill and Amy :clap :clap

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby Sakkarin » Thu Oct 08, 2020 1:50 pm

Gillthepainter wrote:I'm sure parathas are coiled, and rolled


Isn't that roti?

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby Sakkarin » Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:03 pm

Today's bake, unbelievably crunchy rolls! Plus a pizza made from the dough for the 5th roll - I usually make them in batches of five.

Made some banana bread last night, ate the whole lot in one sitting.

www.sakkarin.co.uk/foodforumpix/pizza-rolls.jpg

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby Amyw » Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:08 pm

Thanks everyone ... the Parathas look lovely , would make a good veggie lunch I imagine with some salad .

I’m not overly keen on chocolate and banana in cheesecake myself but I had a slice , then a large chunk to the ladies at work , wedge to my boyfriend and then some left at home for my housemates

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby Gillthepainter » Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:35 am

That pizza looks picture perfect, Sakkers.

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby Amyw » Sun Oct 11, 2020 3:08 pm

https://www.redonline.co.uk/food/recipe ... e-pudding/

First time I made sticky toffee pudding and followed this recipe from Mary Berry . It turned out perfectly so would definitely recommend for anyone wanting to make one

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby Stokey Sue » Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:44 pm

Sakkarin wrote:
Gillthepainter wrote:I'm sure parathas are coiled, and rolled


Isn't that roti?

That’s how I was taught to make West Indian roti

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby jeral » Tue Oct 13, 2020 5:37 pm

I bought some parathas from an East Med shop which looked and acted as if they were a continuous drizzle swirl, like a flattened Mr Whippy ice cream. They tasted good but I couldn't seem to fry them properly.

The Indian parathas I make are yeast risen, flat rolled (with or without stuffing) then dry fried but with an oil brushing either side before flipping a couple of times. The recipe says 50:50 wholemeal:plain flour, which tastes good to me :)

Pizza tomorrow, with herby tom sauce, pre-cooked butternut squash, mushroom and red onion, plus spinach. Maybe a spot of cheese.

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby slimpersoninside » Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:09 pm

Sausage pies.

Hoping to get out for a bit tomorrow. These will be lunch, home or away!
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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby Earthmaiden » Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:33 pm

Please may I come with you? :yum

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby Amyw » Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:27 pm

Impressive looking pies , I always think the freestanding ones look good . What’s the filling apart er... sausages

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby KeenCook2 » Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:35 pm

:yum :yum :thumbsup :thumbsup Slimpersoninside! They look awfully professional too!

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby jeral » Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:52 pm

Mmm Pies... Bet there won't be many left by lunch tomorrow ;)
Is the glaze "Egg, wait, egg again"?

My intended pizza turned into a quicker marinated defrosted tuna steak with various sauteed veg and spud, then whacked together (big wok-like pan) with extra deglaze things for gravy. No baking, except for the halogen countertop oven keeping the cooked tuna warm at 100C while fiddling with the rest. Pizza tomorrow.

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