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May 2015 COTM: EAT, Chapters 1-4, pp. 1-171

I fondly remember Wordsworth Books!

May 22, 2015
emily in Home Cooking
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What are you baking these days? April showers...bring May flours ;-) May 2015 edition!

They'd definitely be better crispy.

May 21, 2015
emily in Home Cooking

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy Spring has finally sprung, May 2015 edition!

"Maangchi's Real Korean Cooking: Authentic Dishes for the Home Cook" arrived yesterday. Looks good so far!

May 20, 2015
emily in Home Cooking
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What are you baking these days? April showers...bring May flours ;-) May 2015 edition!

Good to know.

May 20, 2015
emily in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? April showers...bring May flours ;-) May 2015 edition!

Chocolate Slice Cookies (Martas skurna chokladkakor) from "Fika". I inadvertently doubled the cocoa and would do it again. A lovely, chocolately cookie. The middles of mine were a bit soft, though - anyone know if they are supposed to be crisp all the way through?

What are you baking these days? April showers...bring May flours ;-) May 2015 edition!

I love Fika, although I've only made one recipe. It's such an appealing little book.

The PB cookies are only fragile when they come out of the oven - instructions say to cool on the cookie sheet and you really need to do that or they'll fall apart. I used Skippy - not sure if a natural PB would make a difference in fragility. The internet tells me you could try a 1:1 sub of white sugar but your cookies may be crisper. You could also add 2 T. molasses for every cup of white sugar.

May 17, 2015
emily in Home Cooking
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June 2015 COTM: Nomination Thread

VERDURA

What are you baking these days? April showers...bring May flours ;-) May 2015 edition!

King Arthur Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies. In my humble opinion, much better than regular PB cookies:
http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipe...

From "Fika": Blackberry Almond Cake (mandelkaka med björnbär), made with boysenberries. Surprisingly good. Tasted a bit like poundcake to me. I added the optional cinnamon sugar sprinkle on top.
http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/20...

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy Spring has finally sprung, May 2015 edition!

Ordered "Sesame & Spice: Baking from the East End to the Middle East"

What are you baking these days? April showers...bring May flours ;-) May 2015 edition!

"Hijacked Biscoff Cookies" from Milk Bar - the texture on these is great - sandy and crumbly. Ratio is 1 stick of butter to 1 cup of flour, so they are not dry. Moreish enough that I haven't given them up to the office kitchen yet. Spicing is good, but not as good as the speculaas I made a few weeks ago.

May 15, 2015
emily in Home Cooking
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - May 2015

Yes, I'd suggest Harmless Harvest.

May 13, 2015
emily in Chains

Cookbook of the Month March 2013 EVERY GRAIN OF RICE: Beans and vegetables of all kinds

I can't seem to get a flavorful kabocha squash to make this dish successfully. Every one is bland, bland, bland. Is there an art to buying good ones?

May 13, 2015
emily in Home Cooking

Thomas Keller's Coconut Cake - which one?

I second this - very delicious cake.

May 10, 2015
emily in Home Cooking
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What are you baking these days? April showers...bring May flours ;-) May 2015 edition!

I started doing this not too long ago - I use parchment running both ways and, if I'm lucky, I don't need to even wash the pan afterwards.

May 10, 2015
emily in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? April showers...2nd part, April 2015 edition! [OLD]

I think they're Pepperidge Farm chessman cookies.

May 02, 2015
emily in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? April showers...2nd part, April 2015 edition! [OLD]

Do you usually make your own? I think recipes that pour the pudding while hot (rather than cold) over the banana slices have a LOT more flavor.

May 02, 2015
emily in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? April showers...2nd part, April 2015 edition! [OLD]

I always take mine to work (or I wouldn't be able to bake).

May 01, 2015
emily in Home Cooking
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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! [OLD]

A few fall releases on my radar:

Nikkei Cuisine: Japanese Food the South American Way

Mamushka: Food from Ukraine and Beyond

East: Culinary Adventures in Southeast Asia

Sweet Middle East: Classic Recipes, From Baklava to Fig Ice Cream

Donabe: Traditional and Modern Japanese Clay Pot Cooking

7" Apron on a Farmhouse Sink to Fit Into Stock Cabinet? Arghhh!!!!

I added a farmhouse sink to existing builder cabinets and had the existing doors removed and replaced with shorter doors that the contractor was able to source from the cabinet manufacturer.

Apr 29, 2015
emily in Cookware
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What are you baking these days? April showers...2nd part, April 2015 edition! [OLD]

Chocolate Chip Cookies from "Milk Bar Life" - good, but won't replace my regular recipe. I was mostly interested in this recipe due to the addition of milk powder, but couldn't tell that it added any extra chewiness to the cookies.

Apr 29, 2015
emily in Home Cooking
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Naks, Menlo Park

Today is Nak's last day in business.

Apr 27, 2015
emily in San Francisco Bay Area

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

"Fika" - I held off on this since I already have several Scandinavian baking books, but I'm so glad I got it. Lots of background info and recipes I haven't seen before. Definitely want to try the meringue cake with chocolate chips and hazelnuts. Tipsy Baker just posted a review.

Do pregnant Japanese women eat sushi?

I'm not Japanese, but had a baby last year and ate plenty of sushi. I ate at my regular places and stayed away from the high mercury fish, like tuna.

Apr 21, 2015
emily in General Topics

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

I meant the chocolate chip cookie recipe, which is here:
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/article...

Apr 19, 2015
emily in Home Cooking

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

I think the CCC recipe has milk powder in it, which sounded interesting to me.

Apr 17, 2015
emily in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? April showers...2nd part, April 2015 edition! [OLD]

It looked good at first glance but I probably won't keep it because many of the (very unique and delicious-sounding) recipes include too many sub-recipes.

Apr 17, 2015
emily in Home Cooking
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Three Cup Chicken recipe

I was curious about this dish, as well. I just read about in the new cookbook "The Food of Taiwan."

Apr 16, 2015
emily in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? April showers...2nd part, April 2015 edition! [OLD]

Well, these were delicious! Definitely up there with my favorite recipe.

Apr 16, 2015
emily in Home Cooking
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April 2015 COTM: POLPO - Chapters 1 & 2, Cichèti & Breads

I just ordered one of these! I haven't made pizza in 7 years - since we moved. I never put the baking stone back in the oven. Also acquired one of these, but haven't been bothered to go buy a gas tank to set it up:
http://www.surlatable.com/product/PRO...

Apr 16, 2015
emily in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? April showers...2nd part, April 2015 edition! [OLD]

Chocolate Chip Cookies from the new book "Cookie Love." I have a favorite CCC recipe, but can't help trying new ones. This one has baking soda and baking powder. I did change the ratio of sugar:dark brown sugar so there's much more dark brown sugar, which is in line with my usual recipe.

Apr 15, 2015
emily in Home Cooking
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