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What are you baking these days? September edition, part 1! (2014) [old]

I've now had the dough in my refrigerator for five days, and I LOVE that I can go from dough to completed pita (or base for mayo & fresh tomato) in under 10 minutes. Brilliant.

1 day ago
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Salvage for failed rhubarb "butter"?

I've never heard of a tami - thanks!

Sep 11, 2014
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What are you baking these days? September edition, part 1! (2014) [old]

I used to make (& love) the Rustic Potato Loaves from Baking with Julia. You wouldn't be able to compare, by any chance? I should branch out...

Sep 11, 2014
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What are you baking these days? September edition, part 1! (2014) [old]

I just made this Greek pita, and I wouldn't say it's the best I've ever had, but it is fast, fast, fast & very satisfying: http://www.halfbakedharvest.com/tradi...

Sep 11, 2014
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What are you baking these days? September edition, part 1! (2014) [old]

Thanks Sandy. I'll try the James Beard recipe next. Every once in a while I have a pita or pita-like flatbread that seems to have some extra personality. Symposium Greek Restaurant in NY serves one. I'd love to be able to make such a thing.

Sep 01, 2014
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What are you baking these days? September edition, part 1! (2014) [old]

My first effort at pita bread: http://www.farmgirlfare.com/2005/09/p... I'm not super crazy about them - I guess I want even more flavor. Anyone making a pita or similar bread that they are wild about?

Sep 01, 2014
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Salvage for failed rhubarb "butter"?

Bingo. Maria, thanks for two reminders: a blender sometimes works when the food processor doesn't, and if you add more liquid, you can reduce later. In the end I added about two tablespoons of the simple syrup back to the mush that I had left, ran it through the blender, and didn't have to do anything more. It has very nice flavor - great on toast or swirled into yogurt. I'm feeling victorious for having made something fairly elegant out of leftover pulp.

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

Those might be the cutest cookies I've ever seen.

Aug 28, 2014
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What are you baking these days? August 2014 Edition, Part 2

Riffing on this: http://www.gourmet.com/recipes/2000s/... to try to use a slightly fibrous rhubarb paste (the leftover from rhubarb simple syrup.) It's really a riff: I cut the sugar dramatically because the rhubarb was sweetened, and used lemon instead of vanilla / all spices except ginger (which I used.) I ended up with a batter that was a little too stiff, I think, but it's in the oven now...

Aug 28, 2014
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Salvage for failed rhubarb "butter"?

Biondanonima, talk to me about a chinois. It seems like nothing goes through that thing - I feel like I could put this applesauce-consistancy mush in there and then work for the next two weeks on getting some tiny part of it through... Is there something I don't understand about these things?

Aug 28, 2014
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Salvage for failed rhubarb "butter"?

Good call. I don't bake with applesauce that much, but this should behave the same way.

Aug 27, 2014
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Salvage for failed rhubarb "butter"?

Thanks Babette. It tastes fine but it's fibrous. Would additional cooking address that?

Aug 27, 2014
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Salvage for failed rhubarb "butter"?

We had an extra 12 cups of rhubarb, so I made simple syrup out of it. The recipe I used noted that the solids made a nice insta-jam, and were good on toast. They were, in fact, quite nice, but I thought perhaps I could make them into a "butter" by running them through my food processor. What I got is unappealingly fibrous, but now probably broken down too much to use a food mill, which I guess I should have used in the first place. It's the consistency of thick applesauce. Any thoughts on a use or salvage? Thanks.

Aug 27, 2014
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leftover beef tenderloin, nicely cooked

Perfect, perfect, perfect. Thank you!

Aug 20, 2014
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leftover beef tenderloin, nicely cooked

Thanks. I hadn't thought of a rice bowl; that might work. Sometimes I just look at something and draw a blank.

Aug 20, 2014
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Trying to hack toum...

chow hound Fouad has a recipe I've used & liked. I don't have time to do a search now - maybe someone else can post a link.

Aug 19, 2014
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leftover beef tenderloin, nicely cooked

Other than many yummy sandwiches, what can I do with it that might appeal to my 89-year-old father?

Aug 19, 2014
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What are you baking these days? August 2014 Edition, Part 2

Amaretti based on Ottolenghi's: http://alpineberry.blogspot.com/2010_... I did not add the fruit & I wished I had cooked them a little longer and / or used a darker cookie sheet. I thought the flavor was great. Gluten-free, too. Souschef, I want to try yours next.

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

I'm no authority on substitutions, but I don't see why not. I might go a little light on the buttermilk because it's more liquid than yogurt & expect that the whole thing might bake a little longer. Wiser chow hounds - am I right?

Aug 06, 2014
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Green salad using canned tomatoes?

Canned Tomato and Fresh Spinach Salad

6 Tbsp. olive oil
2 Tbsp. white wine vinegar
2 tsp dijon mustard
1/4 tsp oregano
1/4 to 1/2 tsp salt
10 ounces spinach leaves, cleaned
3-4 canned tomatoes, coarsely chopped & drained

Dressing: Mix oil, vinegar, mustard, oregano and salt. Let sit for flavors to meld.

Place the spinach in a bowl, with the drained tomatoes on top. Dress.

Aug 05, 2014
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Green salad using canned tomatoes?

Anyone ever heard of one?

Aug 05, 2014
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Things to do with cucumbers?

There's a Chinese noodle house at 38-12 Prince Street in Flushing, NY that makes a cold cucumber salad I could eat until I burst. Every time I'm in there I try to figure out what makes it so great - to no avail. It's got to be super simple.

Aug 04, 2014
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Things to do with cucumbers?

My father slices them thin, adds yellow onions thinly sliced, and dumps them in whatever cider vinegar vinaigrette he has going, ideally for an hour or so. Then he uses them to make cucumber sandwiches, usually on Pepperidge Farm extra-thin white. He always puts Helman's mayonnaise on the bread, and he always salts & peppers liberally. I know they don't sound very, very good, but they are.

Aug 04, 2014
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What are you baking these days? August 2014 Edition, Part 1 [old]

This went to a party & disappeared almost immediately, without my getting a piece. I understand it had very good lemon / berry flavor balance; several people asked for the recipe. My sweetheart has requested another for next weekend.

Aug 04, 2014
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What are you baking these days? August 2014 Edition, Part 1 [old]

Blueberry Buttermilk Tart: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...
Made more filling than I needed. Set up fine. Haven't tried it yet.

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

I can recommend the flourless chocolate almond torte from Bon Appetit may 2002. http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

Jul 17, 2014
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What are you baking these days? July edition, part 2! [old]

http://www.davidlebovitz.com/2010/06/... I used what must be an earlier version of this recipe. The ingredients are the same, but he's changed the process slightly. I'm sure this makes an equally good cake.

Jul 17, 2014
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What can I make with NATURAL Peanut Butter?

I'm in love with David Lebovitz's peanut sauce in this recipe: http://www.davidlebovitz.com/2011/01/... I've made it using 300 grams of natural peanut butter in place of the peanuts & it was great.

Jul 16, 2014
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What are you baking these days? July edition, part 2! [old]

Chocolate Almond Torte, Lebovitz Almond Cake, Chocolate Pecan Oat Cookies. Feels like I've baked more than that recently, but I can't think what.

Jul 16, 2014
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What are you baking these days? July 2014 Edition, Part 1! [old]

Thanks for posting photos. I was having a hard time envisioning it from the recipe.

Jul 08, 2014
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