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What are you baking these days? August 2014 Edition, Part 2

They keep for at least a week and I'm sure freeze well. They really are very good.

Aug 25, 2014
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Help a pressed for time NY Hound find the Asian food of her dreams?

in addition to our delightful lunch at Angkor Borei, we had lunch at Lers Ros (quail with fried garlic, glass noodle and ground pork salad, and wild boar in red curry -- this last was not quite as good as the others, the meat was tough); dinner at Rangoon Superstars in Berkeley (tea leaf salad, chicken with mint, shrimp with garlic and eggplant, lemongrass tofu); and lunch at Battambang (very spicy beef salad, quail stuffed with pork and noodles, tofu and mixed veg in red curry, and a delicious tender fish amok). Everything was excellent and most things quite different from NY versions, when such exist. Thank you all. Too bad there wasn't more time.

What are you baking these days? August 2014 Edition, Part 2

An old family friend's recipe for a very short and sandy cookie, each of which I topped with a walnut half --
1 c Crisco (I used 1/4 c lard because was running short of Crisco)
1 1/2 c white sugar
Cream together
Add 3 egg yolks, 1 tsp vanilla, beat well
Stir in 2 c unsifted flour, 1 tsp cream of tartar, 1 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp salt
Chill a couple of hours
Roll into small balls (OCD me weighs them, 15 gm each)
Place on parchment-lined half sheet pans (5 rows of 4 -- you will have around 50 cookies total) and top with nut (can also roll in sugar, spiced or not, or chopped nuts)
Bake 20-25 mins at 350, until lightly golden and firm.
I know, I know, Crisco (and lard!). You only live once, and these are not the same made with butter.

Aug 24, 2014
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What are you baking these days? August 2014 Edition, Part 2

Do you cook the inner parts of the grapes to get the seeds out? It hardly seems possible that it's Concord grape season already, this summer has gone very fast.

Aug 24, 2014
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What are you baking these days? August 2014 Edition, Part 2

I am also fond of plain cakes.

Aug 24, 2014
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Your mom's weird cooking ... and other stories? (recipes encouraged)

That lemon cheesecake recipe sounds worth sharing :)

What are you baking these days? August 2014 Edition, Part 2

It was the perfect birthday cake. I was beyond thrilled. So nice of Caitlin to make it! We all loved it, glorious flavors. True perfection.

Help a pressed for time NY Hound find the Asian food of her dreams?

Wonderful food with wonderful guides!

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

I got mine on Amazon.

Aug 19, 2014
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What are you baking these days? August 2014 Edition, Part 1 [old]

Cake release comes in a spray now too. I think the liquid one is a bit better.

Aug 16, 2014
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Help a pressed for time NY Hound find the Asian food of her dreams?

I love Shanghai Heping. Their fish wrapped in tofu skin and fried (fu yi huang yu) is to die for.

Help a pressed for time NY Hound find the Asian food of her dreams?

My credentials are not that august. Amateur not professional.

Help a pressed for time NY Hound find the Asian food of her dreams?

And it's Jai Yun for my birthday dinner this year.

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

Lest you think I've given up on baking, I made a pizza on Saturday night (and forgot the salt in the dough, damnit, it seemed weird in texture and I should have realized something was up) and l'Otto di Merano rye bread (a favorite recipe) from Carol Field's Italian Baker yesterday.

Aug 11, 2014
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Help a pressed for time NY Hound find the Asian food of her dreams?

Thanks everyone, I will take all of this into consideration...and thanks for not posting "read the threads, you lazy thing" which is what a similar request would most likely be met with on the Manhattan board. The Bay Area rules :)

Help a pressed for time NY Hound find the Asian food of her dreams?

Sounds great! Name the day.

Help a pressed for time NY Hound find the Asian food of her dreams?

Any Southeast Asian, all interesting.

Help a pressed for time NY Hound find the Asian food of her dreams?

Hi, will be in SF soon and am on the hunt for some Cambodian (please say there are still Cambodian restaurants there, there are none in NY), Thai and Chinese restaurants that will knock my socks off. Former Berkeleyan, know the City and the East Bay well, willing to travel...thanks for any and all suggestions.

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

Maybe so. Yes I will.

Aug 03, 2014
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What are you baking these days? August 2014 Edition, Part 1 [old]

I think I'll forgo baking this weekend, unfortunately -- I'm on a clear liquid diet and prep for an Unpleasant Medical Procedure, and can't see making bread during it, which was what I was planning. Waah...

Aug 03, 2014
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What are you baking these days? August 2014 Edition, Part 1 [old]

Try some combo of the 2. It's the whites that make things eggy, at least according to Cook's Illustrated.

Aug 03, 2014
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What are you baking these days? August 2014 Edition, Part 1 [old]

That sounds divine. Maybe more egg yolks and less dairy for more intense chocolate flavor?

Aug 02, 2014
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What are you baking these days? August 2014 Edition, Part 1 [old]

Thank you roxlet...I'll be making bread this weekend, and maybe something tomorrow...

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

That Aussie cake, oh my goodness!

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

It's very light.

Jul 20, 2014
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What are you baking these days? July edition, part 2! [old]

Homely? No.

Jul 20, 2014
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What are you baking these days? July 2014 Edition, Part 1! [old]

This is the recipe I use...I use the whole 8 oz package of cream cheese though. They're fluffy, a bit like cake rather than cheesecake.
http://www.food.com/recipe/japanese-c...

Jul 20, 2014
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What are you baking these days? July edition, part 2! [old]

It's still cooling.

Jul 20, 2014
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What are you baking these days? July edition, part 2! [old]

roxlet suggested I make this cake, knowing there's a cherry fanatic in the house. I made a half-recipe and used my sour cherries preserved in vodka as well as their syrup instead of the maraschino cherries (which, bleh). It stuck to the pan a bit (used Wilton's cake release spray, they warned you needed to grease and flour, silly moi) and took about the full time it said to bake. Smells and looks good.
http://www.kingarthurflour.com/blog/2...

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

Gracias!

Jul 19, 2014
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