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

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!

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!

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

Fun to make with kids, too, I bet.

Jul 05, 2014
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What are you baking these days? July 2014 Edition, Part 1! [old]

I made a set of different chocolate olive oil cakes, mostly in loaf pans. I didn't love any of them, and someone on this board suggested I slice thinly & bake again. They turned into kind of awesome dipping cookie things... who knew.

Jul 02, 2014
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Super simple recipes/ideas to involve kids in cooking

What about those pancakes that puff up in the oven?

Jul 02, 2014
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Super simple recipes/ideas to involve kids in cooking

I haven't done this yet, but I assume it works: http://food52.com/recipes/22873-magic...

Jul 02, 2014
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What are you baking these days? July 2014 Edition, Part 1! [old]

If there's one thing I've learned from reading this board, it's that way more "fails" can be repurposed than I initially thought. Crumbs make fine toppings / crusts; some failed cakes can be turned into biscotti, or trifle. Fillings that don't firm up might be the best fruit sauce you've ever had. I still throw things out occasionally, but less than I used to.

Jul 02, 2014
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Cottage menu requires help!

If you get tired of grilling, you could make Spaghetti Alla Foriana - blindingly fast, good hot or at room temperature, good as leftovers. I make something close to this: http://recipecircus.com/recipes/Judim...

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

At least now I know. Sometimes I've just got to do it wrong to get really clear on how to do it right...

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

I set out to make a tart using Paule Caillat's Brown Butter Tart Crust: http://food52.com/blog/2237-paule-cai.... I have made this crust at least a dozen times - it's wonderfully easy - but every time I make it, the butter takes longer to brown than indicated, it's a little hard to see what it's doing in the oven, and I wonder why I'm not just browning it on the stove. So today I browned it on the stove. And I can report that it was a bad idea. I controlled the browning better, but it took less flour than I expected (indicating I'd lost too much liquid, I guess) and then the shell cooked in half the time. When I went to spread a mascarpone in it, it just disintegrated. I scooped it out of the pan and layered it (as crumbs) into cups with the cheese and berries on top. Lesson learned. :)

Jul 01, 2014
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What are you baking these days? June 2014 edition, part 2! [OLD]

Date Tea Cake from Querencia: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8005... Blend everything in Cuisinart, pour in pan, bake. The rind of one lemon makes it. Mine was slightly undercooked in the center even at 30 minutes, but that may have been the oven I was using.

Jun 26, 2014
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Salting melon to increase sweetness

My (89 year old) father won't eat a cantaloupe without a generous shake of salt, a squeeze of lemon & a sprig of mint. But he salts at the table & eats immediately. I've never heard of salting overnight. Do you wipe off the salt in the morning?

Jun 26, 2014
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Substitution for flour in cream sauce?

Huh. Smart.

Jun 26, 2014
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Substitution for flour in cream sauce?

It's an old recipe of my father's, and I have only what I quoted - no amounts. A cornstarch slurry may be the way to go. I am a little nervous about detecting it, but I guess if I go light...

Jun 25, 2014
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Substitution for flour in cream sauce?

I'd like to make a gluten-free version of a fish casserole recipe. The recipe calls for making "4 1/2 cups of thin cream sauce, made with heavy cream, fish water, flour & butter" which is placed in a casserole with seafood and boiled rice, covered with a little grated cheese, and baked. Is there anything I could successfully substitute for the flour? If not, is there another way to go about it entirely? Thanks for your help.

Jun 25, 2014
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What are you baking these days? June 2014 edition, part 2! [OLD]

I'm baking, but it's all old recipes, and all ones I've posted here before. Here's to pushing through to something new this month...

Jun 18, 2014
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What are you baking these days? June 2014 edition, part 1! [through June 14, 2014]

I love those kinds of successes. Congratulations!

Jun 13, 2014
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What are you baking these days? June 2014 edition, part 1! [through June 14, 2014]

Yeah, I've got to say, I like the cake from my old cake mix / pudding mix recipe more than most of the ones I've made from scratch. Tons of chocolate flavor, very moist. Very easy. What's not to like?

Jun 13, 2014
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What are you baking these days? June 2014 edition, part 1! [through June 14, 2014]

Not Quite Salty Oat Cookies with Pecans & Chocolate: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/4068... I make them about 1.75 ounces, with Felchlin 68% chocolate. If you grind up some of the oats, you can get a little closer to Kayak's consistency, but these have served me very well in their own right; they are one of my most requested cookies.

Jun 12, 2014
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What are you baking these days? May, 2014 edition, part two! [Through May 31, 2014]

Thanks Caitlin. It's flowerless - that's interesting. Super easy, too.

May 30, 2014
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What are you baking these days? May, 2014 edition, part two! [Through May 31, 2014]

Thanks Caitlin. That would be great!

May 29, 2014
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What are you baking these days? May, 2014 edition, part two! [Through May 31, 2014]

Dreaming of walnut-brandy cake. Is this a cookbook I need to own?

May 29, 2014
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What are you baking these days? May, 2014 edition, part two! [Through May 31, 2014]

Chocolate almond Torte for a dinner party tomorrow. http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...
An easy standby.

May 28, 2014
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What are you baking these days? May, 2014 edition, part two! [Through May 31, 2014]

So handsome!

May 28, 2014
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What are you baking these days? May, 2014 edition, part two! [Through May 31, 2014]

This comes from For Love of the Table. The description (on that blog) of making Short Crust Pastry has improved how I make all crusts - not just this one. http://www.forloveofthetable.com/2011...

May 24, 2014
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What are you baking these days? May, 2014 edition, part two! [Through May 31, 2014]

French apple tart.

May 23, 2014
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What are you baking these days? May, 2014 edition, part two! [Through May 31, 2014]

Trader Joe's sells an aluminum free baking powder under their label. I like it a lot.

May 22, 2014
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