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What are you baking these days? August 2014 Edition, Part 1 [old]

Funny--I don't like eating potatoes but find they add so much to cakes and breads that that's the only time I use them!

Aug 04, 2014
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Evaporated Milk - how do you use it?

Oh, I forgot tres leches cake: evaporated milk is one of them.

Aug 01, 2014
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What are you baking these days? August 2014 Edition, Part 1 [old]

Was that the Moravian sugar cake with mashed potato in it? I used to love that one, but found it too sweet and rich the last time I made it.

Aug 01, 2014
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Best magazines for home cooking

Me too Sandy!

Jun 16, 2014
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Best magazines for home cooking

Since the sad demise of Gourmet, I don't subscribe to any cooking magazines, but I do buy quite a few issues of Saveur, as well as Delicious (UK) and Donna Hay (Australia). I used to really like the Australian version of Delicious, but can not find it in Canada any longer. I love the Australian magazines--great photography, local food (for them) and lots of recipes with Asian flavours.

Jun 10, 2014
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What are you baking these days? June 2014 edition, part 1! [through June 14, 2014]

That's what I did when I had to transport a wedding cake--I just cut down the box and cut holes for handles and put plastic wrap over the top. It worked really well.

May 2014 COTM - My Bombay Kitchen: Basics/Beginnings/Chutneys, Pickles, and Relishes

I thought of that pachadi too--it's one of my favourites. I just got my copy of the book from the library tonight so I'll make this on the weekend.

May 21, 2014
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Coconut-Sweetened or Not?

I bought myself a table-mounted rotary coconut grinder and now I just get a fresh one and finely grate it right out of the shell. It has made the best cakes and pies when I substitute it for dried (sweetened or unsweetened). I am a coconut fanatic, though.
Generally I tend to use unsweetened as I don't like the sickly sweetness of the other kind. The texture is better on the sweetened stuff, though--moister.

Apr 29, 2014
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What are you baking these days? April 2014 edition! [Through April 30, 2014]

I made the quick cheese and parsley buns from Warm Bread and Honey Cake. I love these little buns with their pastry-like outside and feta and parsley or cilantro filling. Tonight I used my tortilla press instead of rolling out the 12 buns and it worked like a charm. They were perfect with the celery soup I made from The Wednesday Chef--just a few ingredients, but so good.

What are you baking these days? April 2014 edition! [Through April 30, 2014]

It was--thanks!

Apr 28, 2014
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What are you baking these days? April 2014 edition! [Through April 30, 2014]

I made a rhubarb and raspberry pie, with the fruit and sugar cooked to a jam-lie consistency before baking. I was too lazy to make lattice, so it had polka dots instead. Very tart and delicious!

Apr 28, 2014
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Salad Dressing without Vinegar or Mayo??

I don't like vinegar of any sort either, so I always replace it with lemon or lime juice in any recipe. Many of the ones I make have already been mentioned: olive oil, lemon and maybe Dijon mustard and shallots; ranch with lots of fresh herbs (though I love mayonnaise, you could sub sour cream); avocado and lime with fresh green chiles or even better, with roasted tomatillos; miso dressing; tahini and lemon ones, pomegranate molasses and lemon juice/olive oil; sesame oil and soy and lime. Good luck!

Apr 27, 2014
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What are you baking these days? April 2014 edition! [Through April 30, 2014]

My niece and I baked a white cake with some ground almonds and a cream cheese frosting for Easter dinner. We went a bit mad with the piping bag but it was delicious underneath.

Apr 21, 2014
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Nominations for May 2014 Cookbook of the Month (COTM)

Yes! And the cardamon creme caramel? Amazing!

Apr 12, 2014
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Nominations for May 2014 Cookbook of the Month (COTM)

I really like this book! I had it from the library a while ago and I think I made every dessert in it, but I'd love to try some of the savoury recipes too.

Apr 12, 2014
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OK - another fish sauce thread

I keep ending up with Squid brand, because I can never remember what other one to look for when I'm standing in the fish sauce section of my local Thai grocery. I like it just fine.

I liked this taste test from a Thai blogger:
http://shesimmers.com/2012/07/thai-fi...

Apr 09, 2014
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Sides to go with Tourtiere??

In my family we usually have mashed potatoes and some sort of roasted veg, usually brussels sprouts. I don't put potato in mine, and I don't eat the mashed potatoes either, but I always serve it with coleslaw and there is always a jar of pickled beets and bread and butter pickles on the table. We usually only have it at Christmas, but with the fresh snow, it's a great idea!

Mar 24, 2014
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What are you baking these days? March 2014 edition! [through March 31, 2014]

I made a coconut roulade for my brother's birthday. I usually make him the coconut cake with cream cheese frosting from Epicurious, but could not find Coco Lopez in his small town. So, I made a sponge with coconut milk and filled it with the cream cheese frosting with some added coconut milk and shredded coconut. The coconut milk made the frosting too runny, so had to add lots more icing sugar and then with the sweetened shredded coconut it was quite sweet, but that's how he likes things.

Mar 16, 2014
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Rice-Cooker Rice Without the Crunch

But the crust is the best part! I actually didn't realize you could get one using a rice cooker, which is why I haven't got one. I cook my rice on the stove, and use my sense of smell to tell when it's the perfect golden brown. :)

Mar 08, 2014
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What are you baking these days? February 2014 edition! [Through February 28, 2014]

Making my favourite lemon bars today from Cooking A-Z. They have the typical shortbread base and there is no flour in the topping, just eggs, sugar, lemon juice and zest (which I always use extra of). For work tomorrow.

What are you baking these days? February 2014 edition! [Through February 28, 2014]

I made the Midnight Crackles from Dorie Greenspan's Baking from my home to yours. They certainly weren't the best crackle cookies I've ever had. They were a bit dry and crumbly, despite undertaking slightly. I used cardamom instead of cinnamon and cloves, which was nice, and they were very chocolaty.

Feb 24, 2014
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What are you baking these days? February 2014 edition! [Through February 28, 2014]

I'm intrigued by the imperial cookies--I've never heard of them or seen them in Ontario either!

Feb 17, 2014
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What are you baking these days? February 2014 edition! [Through February 28, 2014]

I made another banana chiffon cake and took it to work. It went down very well. I don't even pretend I'm going to eat the bananas I buy these days.

Feb 02, 2014
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January 2014 Cookbook of the Month, GRAN COCINA LATINA: THE FOOD OF LATIN AMERICA: Little Latin Dishes; Empanadas; The Tamal Family

I am quite sure I have seen it at Little Latin America, on Somerset near Empress. La Tienda on Merivale just south of Carling should also have it--the attached restaurant serves pupusas.

Jan 26, 2014
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What are you baking these days? January 2014 edition![Through January 31, 2014]

It's good--damp and dense and squidgy. Very chocolaty but not too much so. It's just a tiny bit 'flat' tasting. I added some salt, but maybe a pinch more, or cut back on the sugar a bit. That said, it'll get eaten...

Jan 26, 2014
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What are you baking these days? January 2014 edition![Through January 31, 2014]

After reading the 'Why does it always have to be chocolate?' thread and posting there, as I'm not a chocolate lover, I made Nigella's Dense Chocolate Cake. Not sure why, but it's cold and windy and every once in a while a slice of chocolate cake is just the thing.

What are you baking these days? January 2014 edition![Through January 31, 2014]

That sounds so good that I went and looked it up right away. I have made the clementine almond one from Nigella and loved it, so I'll have to try this one next--thanks!
http://pastrystudio.blogspot.ca/2008/...

Jan 25, 2014
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"Why does it always have to be chocolate?"

I intended to make that for my sister-in-law's birthday over the holidays but didn't get around to it. We had a carrot cake instead which we all loved, but it was too bad for her, as she's the only chocolate fanatic in the family. What frosting do you use instead of the ganache? The rest of us might enjoy it more if it weren't chocolate on chocolate.

Jan 24, 2014
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"Why does it always have to be chocolate?"

sandylc:
Where online do you get that cocoa? I used to buy it locally, but the store doesn't carry it any longer. I looked on Amazon (.ca) after looking everywhere else and they have it but the shipping is ridiculous. Thanks!

Jan 23, 2014
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What are you baking these days? January 2014 edition![Through January 31, 2014]

You crack me up! No comment!

Jan 20, 2014
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