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What are you baking these days? Happy Spring better get here soon, April 2015 edition! [Old]

Gorgeous!

Apr 12, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Happy Spring better get here soon, April 2015 edition! [Old]

Good idea! I love rhubarb!

What are you baking these days? Happy Spring better get here soon, April 2015 edition! [Old]

I made 2 tourtieres and a pan of lemon squares for a friend with health troubles. I had enough tourtiere filling left to make a small one for myself and a few lemon squares that wouldn't fit in the tin, so I had a very nice lunch today. :)

Apr 08, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Happy Spring better get here soon, April 2015 edition! [Old]

It looks amazing! I might have to try this, as I do love oranges and almonds, but not Campari. Perhaps with Aperol instead. :)

Apr 07, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Happy Spring better get here soon, April 2015 edition! [Old]

Pineapple and cardamom are two of my favourite things, but I don't think I've had them together--must try!

Apr 07, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Happy Spring better get here soon, April 2015 edition! [Old]

Made a pistachio cardamom cake with vanilla mascarpone filling for Easter dinner tonight.

Has anyone made Ina's Lemon Loaf Cake?

I love yogurt cakes, but I made a different Ina lemon cake that I found on the Home Cooking thread. Full of butter! It was this one, and it was extremely lemony and not too sweet.
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/in...

Apr 03, 2015
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy hurry up and be Spring already, April 2015 edition!

I received my copy of Fika today. So far, I love it. Great Swedish coffee-time cakes, cookies and buns with lots of cardamom, almonds and butter. What's not to like? When I ordered, I hadn't noticed that the book is quite small, about 7" by 8". Also, there are no photos, but beautiful illustrations of ingredients, finished products, and some folding techniques. I spend an hour in a coffee shop happily reading it this afternoon. :)

February 2015 COTM "MIGHTY SPICE COOKBOOK" Reporting thread for Chapters 1 & 2

Made this again, and intended to use paneer, but got to that point in the recipe and discovered I had a packet of halloumi in the fridge instead. I soaked it for a few minutes in cold water, but the resulting dish ended up very salty, but also very tasty.

Mar 17, 2015
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February 2015 COTM "MIGHTY SPICE COOKBOOK" Reporting thread for Chapters 1 & 2

I made this tonight and really enjoyed it. I followed the recipe quite closely, but used roasted, salted peanuts and a very thinly sliced onion instead of the spring onions. Tasty, but I will up the chiles next time, or get some fresher dried one.

Mar 17, 2015
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April 2015 COTM: Nomination Thread

I second SAVEUR. I have tried a few things from it, but there is an awful lot more to explore and I am trying to keep my nominations limited to books I already have.

Mar 16, 2015
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April 2015 COTM: Nomination Thread

I have owned this since it was published and love reading it, but have never baked from it! BOURKE STREET BAKERY

Mar 16, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Happy winter's almost over, I hope, March 2015 edition! [old]

My nephew and I made a family favourite: banana chiffon cake with cream cheese frosting. And then we ate it. :)

What are you baking these days? Happy winter's almost over, I hope, March 2015 edition! [old]

A sticky golden syrup cake, the perfect thing to have with tea kept warm under the cosy I knit for my Mum. :)
Here's the recipe link in case this is anyone else's cup of tea: http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandsty...

What are you baking these days? Happy winter's almost over, I hope, March 2015 edition! [old]

I made the French yogurt cake with marmalade glaze from Epicurious on Sunday. It's such a quick one to mix up and I love the texture. I never usually put a glaze on it, but I had some icing sugar and lemon juice thin icing left over from last week's 4 lemon cakes and I poured that atop it. I flavoured it with fiori di sicilia from KAF, as always. It was to be my cake for the week, but it's only Wednesday night and I just finished the last slice with a cup of tea...

What are you baking these days? Happy winter's almost over, I hope, March 2015 edition! [old]

Agreed! I freeze a lot of rhubarb from the garden in season and then cook about a pound a week all winter long. I get very antsy when it starts running out, but usually by that time more nice fruit is in season to get me through to rhubarb time. :)

What are you baking these days? Happy winter's almost over, I hope, March 2015 edition! [old]

Rhubarb and raspberry--two of my favourites and excellent together or separately. :)

Mar 03, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Happy winter's almost over, I hope, March 2015 edition! [old]

I have a batch of buffalo popcorn in the oven. It's mostly made on the stovetop, but is supposed to dry out a bit in the oven. The caramel sauce is pretty tasty--sugar, butter and Frank's Red Hot tossed with popcorn. Right now it's still very sticky, but I am hoping the sauce hardens up as it cools down. Have burnt my mouth twice already, impatiently tasting...

March 2015 COTM Announcement: Growing Up in a Korean Kitchen

I have had this book for years, and used to cook out of it quite often right after my then boyfriend moved back to Korea and I missed Korean food a lot. It's been on the shelf for a long time, but I pulled it off to have a look and might try to participate this month. I haven't cooked Korean food in a long time, but it might be just right for the extended cold weather we've been having.

February 2015 Cookbook of the Month Companion Thread: "MIGHTY SPICE EXPRESS COOKBOOK" by John Gregory-Smith

Yes, thank you. I have just read through this post and wondered if I needed MSE. My library hasn't got it, so I can't even have a look at it. Instead of buying it, I think I'll find a dumpling filling recipe and make my own cabbage-wrapped dumplings, using Caitlin McGrath's great instructions above. :)

Feb 27, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Happy Valentine's Day February 2015 edition! [OLD]

I made this tonight for dessert (and probably breakfast tomorrow). I used pears with a drop of almond extract and less sugar than called for. It baked in 30 minutes and is delicious--I love custardy, eggy, fruity deserts so right up my alley. It is not that different from the puffy oven pancakes I frequently make with fruit, except they have no baking powder and the sugar is sprinkled atop them after baking. These squares are more dessert-like.

Feb 24, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Happy Valentine's Day February 2015 edition! [OLD]

It was a big hit with all who got one. I ended up giving all 4 loaves away.

Feb 24, 2015
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February 2015 COTM "MIGHTY SPICE COOKBOOK" Reporting thread for Chapters 1 & 2

I think it's my favourite too! Made it the other week and thought that I must put in regular rotation.

Feb 22, 2015
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February 2015 COTM "MIGHTY SPICE COOKBOOK" Reporting thread for Chapters 1 & 2

I made this tonight and we enjoyed it for dinner. I did use the chicken, though I think I like it with paneer better. I didn't use any of the cooking water and I used canned tomatoes so didn't add any liquid to the tomato puree either and it turned out thick and saucy. I added extra chiles, ginger and garam masala, along with a mystery homemade spice mix I found in my spice drawer. I look forward to it on my lunch tomorrow.

Feb 22, 2015
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February 2015 COTM "MIGHTY SPICE COOKBOOK" Reporting thread for Chapters 1 & 2

I have made this a few times now and really enjoy it. I use much more tamarind than called for, along with extra lemongrass and fresh Thai chiles. I find it tart and tasty and a quick dinner. I really like the chicken recipes in this book.

Feb 22, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Happy Valentine's Day February 2015 edition! [OLD]

I am baking a double batch of the Ina Garten lemon cake I read about on here somewhere. 3 loaves for the 3 EAs in my classroom and one for me. Win-win. :)

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy Valentine's Day 2015 edition! [OLD]

Yes, it is. I made a cardamom sweet bread with a cinnamon swirl recently from it (published in Saveur) and it was very tasty. I am hoping for more cardamom-y delights. :)

Feb 21, 2015
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy Valentine's Day 2015 edition! [OLD]

I ordered a few books yesterday: Fika, Mighty Spice and Sugar and Spice (the one by the author of Warm Bread and Honey Cake). They won't arrive until Fika is released in early April, by which time I'll have completely forgotten that I ordered them. :)

What are you baking these days? Happy Valentine's Day February 2015 edition! [OLD]

I love that book and have made at least a dozen recipes, if not more. :)

Feb 13, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Happy Valentine's Day February 2015 edition! [OLD]

You put a metal flower nail upside-down in the middle of the pan to conduct some more heat to the centre of a chiffon cake when baking it in a round pan rather than a tube pan. I have tried this technique with one of RLB's cake and it worked well.

Feb 02, 2015
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