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#976 StephanieL

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Posted 05 July 2019 - 12:20 AM

For N's birthday, I made a nectarine upside-down cake from the KAF whole grain baking book.  You can use either whole-wheat pastry flour or spelt flour; I went with the former since I still had some from last year that was viable.  Beautiful top, and the cake was moist and slightly nutty.  Using almond extract rather than vanilla (you have the option of either) added an extra something.  Served warm, with vanilla ice cream.  A keeper.


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Posted 11 July 2019 - 01:02 PM

I had a few different fruits that were approaching or at their peak, so:

 

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An apricot, blueberry and fig crisp. One of the simplest desserts, and a great way to use up expiring fruits. 



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Posted 11 July 2019 - 07:03 PM

Invited to a Spain-themed dinner on Saturday. Thinking of this orange/almond cake and a chocolate sorbet. Would have worked anyway given the theme but bonus is two of the guests are gluten free. 


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Posted 11 July 2019 - 08:40 PM

I make a very similar cake, Tarta de Naranja, from Penelope Casas' The Foods & Wines of Spain.

 

I like it with vanilla ice cream or simply whipped cream with a touch of vanilla - almost Creamsicle like. 



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Posted 13 July 2019 - 07:19 AM

I make a very similar cake, Tarta de Naranja, from Penelope Casas' The Foods & Wines of Spain.

 

I like it with vanilla ice cream or simply whipped cream with a touch of vanilla - almost Creamsicle like. 

 

I've made that one too but this is quite different. (No oil, almond meal instead of flour...)


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#981 StephanieL

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 11:28 PM

Yesterday: mixed berry cobbler with a maple glaze. A "Southern-style" cobbler N adapted from an Epicurious recipe; taken to a small dinner party

Today: chocolate-chocolate chip bread pudding with strawberries and raspberries (we needed to use up old stale bread)


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Posted 06 October 2019 - 01:29 PM

made the Luisa Weiss apple marzipan cake again, as I had a bunch of small apples I wanted to use up. The recipe calls for a baking time of 1hr 10 minutes but it needs a bit longer for the middle to be done. Good recipe but I'm still searching for that perfect simple simple simple apple cake. My ideal is something I ate after a hike once in S├╝dtirol. Maybe it was just a mental thing. 

 

Anyway, the recipe calls for 200 grams of marzipan, and my package had 250 grams. The 50 grams left over I made into "marzipan potatoes" -- rolled in Valrhona cocoa which was a major upgrade. May make them myself for Christmas this year -- I usually buy. 


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Posted 07 October 2019 - 02:27 AM

As an Official Old Person, I will tell you that just every Best Thing I've Ever Eaten Or Drunk was after some long hike in some mountains or others, and I'm totally inured to the fact that my love for that food and drink was not dependent on the absolute quality of the food and drink itself.


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Posted 07 October 2019 - 06:02 PM

So true
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Posted 07 October 2019 - 06:03 PM

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 08:07 PM

French Countryside Apple Pie

 

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For break-fast on Wednesday.  Apples, raisins and dark rum, simmered, and in a sweet custard.  



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Posted 08 October 2019 - 02:53 AM

When do you have the time to do this?


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Posted 08 October 2019 - 03:22 PM

After the kid goes to sleep.  This doesn't take long.  Chopping the apples and sauteeing the stuff is about 10 minutes.  Making the pate sucree is about 10 minutes while the apples are cooling.  Mixing the custard about 10.  Then I do laundry and clean the bathroom while it's baking.*

 

*just kidding. I watch British murder mysteries.



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Posted 08 October 2019 - 04:13 PM

boiled cider apple pie

 

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 05:08 PM

We ended up eating the Countryside Apple Pie on Tuesday night.  I made this banana apple croustade for break-fast:

 

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Not a good photo.  I'm not sure if the top crust broke because I rolled it too thin or stuffed it too much.

But damn, this tasted good.  The recipe calls for candied orange peels, which I didn't have, so I put in a tablespoon of apricot jam.  (the only citrus jam I had around.)

 

You like the heart vent hole?  That's cause I put a lot of love into my baking.