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What are you baking these days? March, 2012 [old]

Hamantaschen for Purim (even though I'm not Jewish)

Irish soda bread (even though I'm only slightly Irish)

Irish car bomb cupcakes (even though I don't drink)


Mar 04, 2012
DawnMW in Home Cooking

Suggestions for pizza topping combinations, please!

I love the combination of lemon, goat cheese, and zucchini.

Mix the juice of half of a lemon with 4 ounces of room temperature goat cheese, and spread it on your dough.
Arrange zucchini and/or yellow squash slices across the top.
Squeeze the other half of the lemon over the squash.
Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and a little olive oil if you like.

Mar 04, 2012
DawnMW in Home Cooking

Homemade Irish Cream and Curdling

I tried to make homemade Irish cream according to the following recipe, which is found all over the internet and has hundreds of great reviews. However, the mixture I created curdled!

A. What could I have done wrong? How can I avoid this problem in the future?
B. Can I still use the Irish cream I created? Should I just separate the liquid from the curds?

Homemade Irish Cream

1 C heavy cream
14 oz. sweetened condensed milk
1 1/3 C Irish whiskey
2 T chocolate syrup
1 t instant coffee
1 t vanilla extract
1 t almond extract
Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend for 1 minute. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator for up to one month.

Mar 04, 2012
DawnMW in Home Cooking