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Old 01-01-2015, 02:44 PM   #1
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What are you baking today? | 2015

We're still Christmasing here. One of Glenn's daughters couldn't get here for the "real" holiday because Santa or someone else brought the whole family the flu, complete with the entire menu of symptoms. Oh, joy!

At any rate, one of their gifts was to be a tray of homemade baklava. I hadn't planned on making it until just before they arrived last week and, as it turned out, I'm glad I planned it that way.

So, I made it a little while ago because she's supposed to be here later today or tomorrow. Unfortunately her husband won't be able to come because he will be on travel. Hope she saves him a few bites.

Now, all I have to do is to wait for their tray to cool so I wan wrap it up in sparkly tulle and holiday ribbons.

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Old 01-08-2015, 09:26 PM   #2
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Apple pie. When we were back home I bought my first container of lard from Amish country. I made a pumpkin pie while there since it's our kids' favorite. The crust was to die for! I don't know if I worked the dough too much today, or Ohio lard doesn't work in MA, but the crust was a bit tough. Still good though.
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Old 01-10-2015, 09:44 AM   #3
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The young lads are coming out to play in the kitchen today. On today's list is wholewheat pie crust (which they will make into a beet and goat cheese tart), pita bread, and hummus. Once again, they will use baker's percentages to make the pie crust and the pita bread. I dropped by yesterday afternoon--they were so excited. The younger one has been fretting that we'd have a snowstorm today and have to postpone. The weather is clear--looks like a great day to play in the kitchen.
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Old 01-14-2015, 02:21 PM   #4
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The young lads are coming out to play in the kitchen today. On today's list is wholewheat pie crust (which they will make into a beet and goat cheese tart), pita bread, and hummus. Once again, they will use baker's percentages to make the pie crust and the pita bread. I dropped by yesterday afternoon--they were so excited. The younger one has been fretting that we'd have a snowstorm today and have to postpone. The weather is clear--looks like a great day to play in the kitchen.
Here's a picture of the finished tart. The boys took the crust home, blind baked it, and finished it. They have already decided ricotta cheese and cinnamon raisin bagels are the two things they want to do next time. They also asked if we could do this every other week instead of once-a-month.


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Old 01-14-2015, 02:51 PM   #5
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Made a half batch of lemon bars (thanks Alix) for SIL. He has been craving a lemon dessert.
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Old 01-14-2015, 03:14 PM   #6
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Have a loaf of rosemary-olive oil bread just about ready to go into the oven. First time making this but I have confidence it's going to be very good.

Edited to add: Forgot to mention that I also made about 4 dozen almond cake pops. Glenn's been wanting to reduce his dessert intake, so I thought cake pops would be a good start. Something desserty, but not a big full-blown one.
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French bread and gingersnaps to thicken Craig's sauerbraten for a later meal.
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What are you baking today? | 2015

I only ask because my connection is weak...but..
can we start a new tread for 2015?
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Italian bread yesterday, the 15th.
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I made a rustic blackberry pie Monday. Those berries were so good I barely needed any sugar - a plus!
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