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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby Uschi » Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:11 am

I made a Meissen-style baked cheesecake yesterday and we shall eat the last of it tomorrow. :gonzo

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby Cheezy_Jazzy » Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:40 am

Last night I made a raspberry jam and Glacé cherry steamed pudding. 8t was delicious and I will make it again but with a few tweaks. It needed more jam, I will use Morello Glacé cherries instead of the normal ones and will chop some into quarters and mix into the rest of the pudding. I will also add a splash of vanilla extract.

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby Earthmaiden » Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:52 am

Trying to imagine this, it sounds delicious. Was the jam at the bottom and turned out as a sauce or put somewhere in the pudding?

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby aero280 » Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:36 am

I would normally try almond extract with cherry, rather than vanilla.

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby Amyw » Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:04 pm

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One of the ladies I support at work had a birthday today and requested chocolate cake so chocolate cake I made !!

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby slimpersoninside » Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:35 pm

Looking good Amy.

FYI my birthday is......... :lol: :lol: .

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby KeenCook2 » Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:43 pm

Amy, you've made me drool again .... :yum :lol:

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby Amyw » Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:46 pm

slimpersoninside wrote:Looking good Amy.

FYI my birthday is......... :lol: :lol: .



Funnily enough when I posted this on my FB , two of my friends were quick to add when their birthdays were . T really liked it and we had a Chinese for tea plus she got to see her mum so a good birthday day was had

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby slimpersoninside » Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:05 am

Glad she had a good birthday. Every little pleasure really matters at the moment!

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby Amyw » Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:36 pm

Totally agree

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby Cheezy_Jazzy » Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:23 pm

Earthmaiden wrote:Trying to imagine this, it sounds delicious. Was the jam at the bottom and turned out as a sauce or put somewhere in the pudding?


The jam and cherries were both at the bottom of the bowl.

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby Cheezy_Jazzy » Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:25 pm

aero280 wrote:I would normally try almond extract with cherry, rather than vanilla.


I didn't think of that. It gives me an excuse for another experiment!

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby Earthmaiden » Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:07 pm

Sounds lovely CJ (I like the almond suggestion too).

Fab cake AmyW! :yum

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby dennispc » Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:48 pm

Marmalade and ginger cake. Disappointed that most of the ginger bits were in the bottom half. Ideas how to spread it throughout would be welcome.

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby Amyw » Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:58 pm

Dust them in a little flour first like you’d do with fruit before adding to the cake mix?

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby jeral » Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:40 pm

I recall a cake where the "bits" (I forget of what) were left until the mix was in the tin and then each bit sat on top, or just slightly poked down, to allow for them sinking.

If using glacé cherries you're supposed to wipe off the sugary syrup coating before flouring them. I wonder if your ginger has such a syrup coating.

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby dennispc » Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:42 pm

Thanks both.

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby Busybee » Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:49 pm

My grannie would call cherry or fruitcakes where the fruit had sunk as being ‘sad’ cakes, not sure where they saying came from, but I loved her sad cakes.

It was an ongoing challenge for her to produce a cherry cake where the fruit didn’t sink. Strange really as she was such a good cook and baker in all other respects.

Anyone else heard of the expression?

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby scullion » Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:36 am

my dad would call soggy, verging on the uncooked or sunken, cakes 'sad' rather than ones where the fruit had sunk but i suppose they would come into the same category.
maybe it's a northern term - my dad's parents were from north lincolnshire.

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby jeral » Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:06 pm

Re grinding almonds, whilst looking at a frangipane recipe, I noticed it said you could grind your almonds into meal and quote:

"Ground almonds, which you can grind yourself in a food processor or blender and use in this recipe (be sure to use frozen, either toasted or untoasted, almonds if you are doing this!)"
[my bold]

It didn't say why frozen. Maybe blades cut through brittle nut better than nuts softening from friction heat of the blades?

Link here if interested: https://www.biggerbolderbaking.com/fran ... -homemade/

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