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Stone

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Cookies

01 December 2019 - 09:01 PM

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Chocolate Salted Caramel Praline:  Hazelnut cookie dough, pecan pralinĂ©, chocolate salted caramel, and crushed pecan pralines.

 

Peanut Butter:  Peanut butter cookie, peanut pralinĂ©, dulce de leche and crushed peanut pralines.

 

Double chocolate:  Chocolate cookie with 70% dark chocolate chunks.

 

Lemon-Thyme.  That's it.  Lemon cookie recipe and I added some fresh chopped thyme.  However, I screwed up and added the egg after the flour, instead of before,   I ended up with a soft, sticky batter instead of cookie dough. And it baked to those flat yellow discs, which I could market a muffin tops.  They were like moist cakes.

 

Blueberry-Coconut Frangipane Tart:  Frangipane with toasted coconut in the tart and topped with blueberries.  

 

PralinĂ©s and caramels homemade of course.  


Watchmen (HBO)

21 November 2019 - 08:37 PM

Terrific.  So far, it's as good as the first season of Legion.

(I haven't read the graphic novel.)

 

Regina King is terrific as always.  Tim Blake Nelson and Jeremy Irons really steal the show.  

 


Knife Questions

21 October 2019 - 12:22 AM

How often do you steel your knives?
I have a pretty good Japanese chefs knife. I can get it good sharp so it shaves the hair on my arm. But it loses the good edge quickly. Should I be steeling it more frequently? I only do it know and then. Or if it just a product of the knife.

Bruno Albouze (Not Dead)

07 October 2019 - 07:05 PM

I've been obsessed with the Great British Baking Show for a while.  Whilst googling recipes for a Charlotte Russe, I came across this video for a Frasier Cake:

 

 

Holy canoli.  I was hooked on Bruno.

 

He worked at Place Venome and was the head baker for Alain Ducasse at Plaza Athenee.  For some reason, he moved to San Diego.

Now he's pumping out videos.  Mostly amazing desserts, but a lot of terrific savory entrees.

 

I've tried the Frasier Cake and Plaisir Aux Nois:

 

 

Last night I made the Countryside Apple Pie (haven't tasted it yet):

 

 

I'll be doing the Banana Croustade tomorrow:

 

 

My goal is the Cara Damia:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVWRP4nXZm8

 

Opera Cake:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qx9Gj1X3mAc

 

or the Jaffa Cake:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLqrw3h_o5A

 

Or maybe the Apple Shaped Dessert:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FMlKUHlqd8


Thoughts on Jam Sugar?

04 October 2019 - 07:49 PM

Do you use it? Or just add pectin to regular sugar?