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Old 04-11-2008, 07:26 PM   #341
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Just made some bread with spelt flour, and added a mix of toasted sunflower seeds, walnut and toasted oats, (all zapped in the food processor to make them reasonably small pieces). I put them on the top of the bread too.
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Old 04-13-2008, 11:32 AM   #342
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I took the cake scraps I had, put them in my food processor with some powdered sugar, liquor, extract, and rum and came up with (what I think are called) bon bons. I ended up liking the first batch so much I made a couple more cakes and continued.

I then rolled the mixture into balls and dipped them in candy melt. They say it gets better as it ages, so I'm planing on serving them next weekend. I have 80 all packed away in air tight containers.

Coffee and rum
Strawberry
Coconut and banana
Rum


Tomrorrow I'm thinking lemon squares or shortbread. Hmmm. I also need to make more lemon curd because I have too many leftover yolks.
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Old 04-13-2008, 11:35 AM   #343
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Today I am baking Chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting.
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Old 04-13-2008, 11:41 AM   #344
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My daughter is taking German and is therefore obsessed ... she's making a German Streusel concoction and let me just tell you how divine it smells!
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Old 04-13-2008, 12:28 PM   #345
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EPG, I do that alot...finding substitutes for things I am used to using in my cooking, and can't find here. Other expats who live here help with suggestions and ideas, but I was pretty amazed the other night when I was talking with a friend and she said she couldn't make her peanut butter pie because she could not get Cool Whip. Cool Whip! I suggested that she whip some of the wonderful rich, thick cream we have here in abundance. It had never occurred to her....One of my best recent finds is a recipe for making Bisquick - sometimes you just gotta have it. If anyone wants it, I'll post it. Oh, and I have those double decker brownies in the oven. They smell wonderful.
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Old 04-13-2008, 01:07 PM   #346
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I hope you enjoy them Karen!
I think they're even better the second day.
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Old 04-13-2008, 01:17 PM   #347
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Today, I have a brioche in the oven. It smells good. I've haven't tried this recipe, so I'm anxious to see how it turns out.
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Old 04-13-2008, 01:33 PM   #348
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I made a Coconut Pound Cake yesterday. I'm taking it into work next week for a friend's birthday.

I had to put my kitty down on Friday, and it helped me feel a little better to get my hands in the flour and coconut and do something nice for someone else.
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Old 04-13-2008, 02:22 PM   #349
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Yesterday, I made focaccia with rosemary and Parmesan cheese - started it in the bread machine and baked it in the oven. It turned out great. Tonight's dinner will be New Mexico Pork Chop Bake (see the dinner thread).
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So sorry to hear about your kitty, ChefJune. It is so hard to lose a friend. I think we will some day find out that cats are really higher on the evolutionary ladder than we are. I treasure the memory of each kitty I've had in my six and a half decades, and the three cats we currently share our lives with.
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