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Old 09-15-2015, 10:14 AM   #131
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It's apple season! Can't wait to get out to the apple orchard and pick up fresh, off the tree, apples. I could just stand in the middle of the barn and smell the apples and be happy. There is nothing like it to put a big smile on my face. The sweet, apple scent, is divine!

I love making apple strudel. My grandmother use to make the dough and stretch it paper thin on her kitchen table. Never a rip or tear. She was a master baker and it was such a treat to watch grandma bake. I learned so much from her, but never mastered stretching that dough. So, now I buy it already made (puffed pastry dough). It's pretty good, but not even close to grandma's. Those are days to remember!
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Old 09-15-2015, 10:26 AM   #132
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FF, I love apple strudel but I've never tried to make it.

Have you ever tried using filo dough for the strudel in place of puff pastry?
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Old 09-15-2015, 04:12 PM   #133
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Yes, I have and it's more difficult to work with because you have to keep it from drying out. I kept it covered with the damp towel, but the puffed pastry is easier to use.

Puffed pastry comes out flaky and is more like what Grandma use to make from scratch.
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Old 09-15-2015, 06:18 PM   #134
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Yes, I have and it's more difficult to work with because you have to keep it from drying out. I kept it covered with the damp towel, but the puffed pastry is easier to use.

Puffed pastry comes out flaky and is more like what Grandma use to make from scratch.

OK, thanks. Filo is definitely harder to work with.
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Old 09-26-2015, 01:23 PM   #135
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Just put two layers of chocolate cake into the oven. Freeze one, frost one.
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Old 09-26-2015, 01:31 PM   #136
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I started the biga for focaccia last night. Almost time for the next step.
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Old 10-12-2015, 02:24 PM   #137
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Onion bagels!

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Old 10-12-2015, 02:32 PM   #138
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Chocolate chip cookies.
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Old 10-12-2015, 05:06 PM   #139
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A chocolate pudding pie. I was beginning to think my arm would fall off from stirring. I was thinking the dang stuff would never come to a boil. And now I have to make another one. This one is for my daughter and I know when Spike sees it, he will want one also. Fortunately I had two Oreo cookie crusts on hand. I used the Hershey's Dark Cocoa and it is so chocolaty.
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Old 10-12-2015, 06:08 PM   #140
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I am doing a fruit crisp for our Thanksgiving dinner and instead of buns and cranberry sauce, I have made cranberry apricot muffins! They are in the oven now and as soon as they are out my turkey breast roast and veggies will go in!

EDIT: the crisp and muffins are gluten free! We aren't having stuffing either as I didn't have enough stale gf bread!
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