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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby herbidacious » Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:06 pm

They look very nice indeed, KC2!

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby Suffs » Tue Jan 18, 2022 3:13 pm

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Six 'Cornish-style' pasties made with beef skirt, onion, swede, potato, salt and lots of white pepper ... that's tonight's supper and some for the freezer ... and I've not had any lunch yet ....... can I resist .........

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby scullion » Tue Jan 18, 2022 3:32 pm

you make 'cock' pastys rather than hen!

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby Suffs » Tue Jan 18, 2022 3:40 pm

I do lots of things 'left-handed' .... I really worried a midwife because I always carried my babies in my right arm rather than my left ... I feel really awkward carrying a baby in my left arm like most people ... I do large drawings with both hands ... right hand on the right side of the paper and left hand for the left side ... I sometimes sew left-handed ... I know ... I'm odd :lol:

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby scullion » Tue Jan 18, 2022 3:47 pm

not odd at all - unless i am, too. i do the same and swap hands for many things when one becomes tired.
i'm a cock pasty maker, too.

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby Suffs » Tue Jan 18, 2022 3:54 pm

It's enough folk being a bit odd that keep the world going round Scully ... if everyone was normal it'd probably slow down and stop ... :lol:

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby KeenCook2 » Tue Jan 18, 2022 4:06 pm

Wow, Suffs, they look FAB :yum :yum :yum

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby scullion » Tue Jan 18, 2022 11:57 pm

actually, it's just occurred to me that a left handed person can be a 'cock or hen maker' depending whether they pull the flap towards or away for crimping.

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby aero280 » Tue Jan 25, 2022 12:35 am

It's her actual birthday today, although we had the family party on Saturday.

So while she was out singing this evening, I made some Portuguese custard tarts. and a few meringues with the whites left over. Just the bread to finish off tonight, and I can go to sleep.

OH is in sitting front of the computer with a meringue and a custard tart... :)
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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby Uschi » Tue Jan 25, 2022 2:14 am

Oooh, I am late, but happy Birthday Christine!!!!!

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I did not get to bake the Silesian poppyseed streuselcake today, as we have no poppyseeds, so I baked a lemon-sourcream cake instead.

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby aero280 » Tue Jan 25, 2022 10:11 am

Thank you, Uschi. :)

She loves the card!

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby Earthmaiden » Tue Jan 25, 2022 11:50 am

Sounds a wonderful birthday treat, aero!

I am interested in lemon sourcream cake. It sounds rather nice.

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby KeenCook2 » Sat Feb 05, 2022 6:07 pm

I'm thinking of making this today: https://www.theguardian.com/food/2022/f ... ina-ebuehi

I will be halving the recipe, do you think one large egg would be ok?

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby Suelle » Sat Feb 05, 2022 6:32 pm

KeenCook2 wrote:I'm thinking of making this today: https://www.theguardian.com/food/2022/f ... ina-ebuehi

I will be halving the recipe, do you think one large egg would be ok?


I would think so - better than wasting half an egg. If the batter seems very stiff you can add a little more yogurt.

I've saved the recipe to try, when I'm allowing myself cake again. :)
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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby KeenCook2 » Sat Feb 05, 2022 7:03 pm

Thanks, Suelle, it's in the oven. As it's in a 1 lb tin rather than a 2 lb one I have set the timer to check it at 40 mins ... will report back :)

ETA, the tahini was quite liquid and I also added a bit of kefir - I wasn't sure if the egg was needed for it to "rise" - in which case maybe one wouldn't have been enough. We'll see!
It's not exactly a light sponge sort of recipe anyway!
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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby Earthmaiden » Sat Feb 05, 2022 7:12 pm

Saw that recipe yesterday and thought it looked good. Will be interested to hear what its like. Cake is a rare treat these days :(.

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby KeenCook2 » Sat Feb 05, 2022 7:18 pm

Earthmaiden wrote:Cake is a rare treat these days .

well, I did halve the quantities so we wouldn't be obliged to eat a large one :lol:

Here it is ....
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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby KeenCook2 » Sat Feb 05, 2022 10:27 pm

It is extremely delicious, thoroughly recommend the recipe.

Please could someone tell me if this is cooked or not? It tastes fine and my tester came out clean but it looks kind of "wet" .... maybe that's because of the yogurt and extra kefir, or the tahini, the one in the Guardian picture is more evenly "holey" ...

I gave it 45 mins as it was only a lb tin rather than a 2lb tin ...

Thx!
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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby Amyw » Sat Feb 05, 2022 10:36 pm

To me it does look underbaked , but if it tastes fine and you’re happy with it , then it’s all good . Maybe cook at a slightly lower temperature for a little longer next time

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby Suelle » Sat Feb 05, 2022 11:02 pm

Your cake may just be a bit denser than expected because of the reduced egg - if it tastes edible it isn't far off being cooked enough.

Halving the recipe doesn't always reduce the cooking time at all. Depending on the proportions of the baking tin you use, it may still take just as long for the centre of the cake to reach the cooked point (generally about 90-100C).

I have a cake tester which turns red on the end when the internal temperature is high enough - https://www.lakeland.co.uk/32494/Nordicware-Cake-Tester
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