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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby KeenCook2 » Wed May 12, 2021 6:58 pm

OOOOh that looks gorgeous EM :yum :yum :yum :yum

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby Amyw » Wed May 12, 2021 6:59 pm

Seconded looks v naughty!!

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby ZeroCook » Wed May 12, 2021 7:26 pm

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That looks fantastic EM! You must be pleased! And thanks for posting baking notes - really good to know how recipes work out. I looked at that recipe a couple of days ago. Its one of my best friends' favourite cakes and it caught my eye. I'd wondered sbout a couple of things including the oil and bp.

Those spinach tarts look really good, Rainbow. I've had in mind to do a spinach and cheese pastry of some sort - it's that time of year.

Reminded me of a New Zealand open version along those lines only using zucchini/courgettes and made with puff pastry - from an old article about New Zealand cooking in Saveur mag which sadly has really demised of late and is on the brink. I made it yonks ago - the recipe is still online but no pic which is important imo. It did appear on the cover of the issue - found an old pic on ebay. It's also a very attractive single crust version and good with a thin layer of spanakopita filling under the zucchini and switching the basil in the recipe with mint and/or flat parsley.

https://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/ ... with-Feta/
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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby KeenCook2 » Sat May 15, 2021 6:46 pm

I made some ginger biscuits this afternoon, I think I didn't give them quite long enough as they're still a drop pale, but at least they won't break our teeth :lol:
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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby aero280 » Mon May 17, 2021 1:12 pm

Just embarked on another attempt to bake some "burnt bread". It's for our friend who likes to break off the burnt bits of crust. She is 90 today and there is going to be a socially distanced garden party. Hopefully there will be enough gazebos to contain the 30 people invited.

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby aero280 » Sat May 22, 2021 8:11 pm

Just removed an apple strudel from the oven, it leaked a bit and there's some "Bonfire toffee" to harvest around the edge. :)

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby Amyw » Sat May 22, 2021 8:42 pm

I love anything appley and that looks like it’s crying out for some clotted cream

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby aero280 » Sat May 22, 2021 8:45 pm

The clotted cream was waiting in the fridge!! :D

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby karadekoolaid » Sat May 22, 2021 8:59 pm

Looks good, Aero!!

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby aero280 » Sat May 22, 2021 9:48 pm

Tastes good too! :)

Maybe because the sultanas I had were a touch dry, so I soaked them in Calvados...

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby slimpersoninside » Sat May 22, 2021 10:09 pm

Looks lovely Aero. Can you chuck a slice this way please I have the last of a pot of double cream waiting ;) :thumbsup .

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby aero280 » Sat May 22, 2021 10:25 pm

I tried chucking a bit, but I think a seagull intercepted it! :)

The strudel is nice, but I have a mini disaster. That baking dish is perforated and I only found out that the "toffee" had leaked through when I turned the oven on again to put the bread in. It has to cool and be washed before the bread goes in, so maybe a late night! :(

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby slimpersoninside » Sat May 22, 2021 10:39 pm

aero280 wrote:I tried chucking a bit, but I think a seagull intercepted it! :)

The strudel is nice, but I have a mini disaster. That baking dish is perforated and I only found out that the "toffee" had leaked through when I turned the oven on again to put the bread in. It has to cool and be washed before the bread goes in, so maybe a late night! :(


Blast that seagull.

Oops Aero :oops: !

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby scullion » Sun May 23, 2021 1:54 pm

aero280 wrote: It has to cool and be washed before the bread goes in, so maybe a late night! :(

leave a wet sponge on top for a few hours.

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby aero280 » Sun May 23, 2021 4:05 pm

I did! :) And it's mostly off now. Just a few thin patches. When it burnt, it had boiled into a thick foam which went hard, so the wet cloths I put over it had limited effect to start with.

It's useful to have a set of heavy duty plastic scrapers for taking trim off cars!! :D


... but the strudel is still nice today and we had another slice for lunch!

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Re: What are you baking this week?

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby KeenCook2 » Mon May 24, 2021 12:32 pm

I was a bit disappointed with the cake recipes, PP - I guess there are only so many! And I'm not sure that "easy" applies to a lot of them!

I've got another of their best cake supplements from ages ago that I think is better.

That said, of the ones in this one, I think I might try Ms Dunk's German apple cake although I didn't immediately work out what she wants you to do with the apples.

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby scullion » Mon May 24, 2021 12:51 pm

i have saved the tahini cake - until i treat myself to the book(s).

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby Earthmaiden » Mon May 24, 2021 1:02 pm

I thought a couple looked interesting - the Diana Henry espresso loaf cake with burnt butter and coffee icing and the Ottolenghi hazlenut, peach and raspberry especially. Will look forward to your report on the tahini cake too, scully. I'm not eating cake at the moment so have to rely on you all for reports!

Nice strudel aero .. :yum.

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby KeenCook2 » Mon May 24, 2021 2:43 pm

Btw, is "sheet" cake the new traybake? :lol:

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