Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Today's recipe seems real easy. Granted, I did need to watch the video because I wasn't sure about a rolled scone. Seriously, I have never heard of a rolled scone. I thought scones were either dropped or cut into a triangle. See, always learning something here at Tuesdays with Dorie.
I love Scones! There I said it. Whew, that's a relief to finally share this. Wait, it's acceptable to like scones in this day and age? I didn't just come out of the pantry with this bold statement? Fine. Pass me a scone...and don't skimp on the butter!
I made some super awesome scones here, a while back. They were crazy good. I also made nutella scones. (Totally decadent.)
I had thought about making these scones with whole wheat flour. (Because of this pic below: Please note, this graphic scene may be hard for some bakers to see...you've been warned.)
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Sunday, March 02, 2014
Psst. Wanna go for a ride? Where we goin'? We're going back, way back...in the waybac machine.
Yes, I'm going rogue this week. Instead of making Banana in a Blanket, I've decided to make something else. I made a rolled cake here not so long ago. And as much as I enjoy saying 'Banana in a Blanket' (which I do, a lot), I'm still going rogue. Mash up in my head, The Police song, 'Message in a Bottle' with the words, Banana in a Blanket.
'I hope that someone gets my...I hope that someone gets my...Banana in a Blanket'.
You're welcome (and now I won't be the only one with this stuck in my head). Can you believe it, I've got the perfect song for the post, and I'm still going rogue. The devil you say!
Posted by Have Apron....Will Bake at 9:43 AM
Sunday, February 16, 2014
When Angels get Baked
This is my second angel food cake making experience. Surprisingly, both turned out. (Well that's a post spoiler...why even go on from here.)
Why? Well, it's Angel Food Cake and when angels get baked(*), good things happen. Wait, that sounds wrong. This is a Baked Recipe, so I think that sentence is okay. But in my mind, I see angels getting high...smoking the weed...or like the kids say, smoking the ganja. They say that, right?
No, I'm not going to start singing 'Once twice three times a lady'. No! Damn it! It's in my head now. Oh Lionel, why you wanna mess with me? I fear a catalog of Lionel's songs are going to be going through my head now.
Let's just leave the sifted ingredients for now. Sifting seems to be
Posted by Have Apron....Will Bake at 10:49 AM
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Bread and Mummy
Today's recipe is Onion Bialys. Yeah, I had no idea what it was either. Apparently a bialys is like a bagel. The main difference though, is that the bialys is just baked (no boiling involved). Guess I should have made bagels as well, to really see the difference. But that would involve me being brave enough to try to make bagels. (I missed making bagels last year.)
So, this is the beginning.
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Sunday, February 02, 2014
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Before I even thought about starting this recipe, I looked for the PBS video of Julia and contributing baker, Mary Bergin, making this roll. I always like watching the contributing bakers make the recipe, so I can understand the recipe better. Occasionally (which sounds better than 'a lot of times'), I find the recipes in this book a bit hard to understand. Watching the video generally (which sounds better than 'sometimes') clears up any confusion incurred during reading of said recipe. Here is the link for the video.
This really is a beautiful cake. I am a little intimidated with the process of rolling the chiffon cake (without cracking it). But I'll worry about that later. (Just kidding, I will continue to worry until I actually get to the rolling stage.)
|Set your phasers to worry.|
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Sunday, January 19, 2014
Kick (s)Tart My Heart
Okay, let's just cut to the chase with this post. This tart is redonk! Redonkulously good that is! I thought it was good the day I made it...but then I put it in the fridge overnight and 'Bam' this tart got way better. The chocolate filling got way more intense in flavour. The flavour of the crust even went up a notch (the salt becoming more pronounced).
I am shocked at how good this tart was. (Just in case that first paragraph didn't read clear.) And even more shocking, was just how easy this tart was to make. Thank you to my taste testers at work. I was convinced to make it again this weekend for a dinner with friends.
Follow me along this journey to tarty goodness.
The crust is made with shortbread cookies, butter, sugar and salt. And just like a superstitious baseball player, I
I didn't have a 9 inch springform pan, so I used my 9 inch tart pan.
I've assembled the ingredients for the tart filling. Both milk chocolate and bittersweet chocolate are used. And true to the name of the tart, whiskey makes an appearance. Can I get a woot, woot!
The milk and the cream were heated and then the chocolate gets melted into it.
Whisking in progress.
Once completely whisked, the filling...well the filling does what it is named for...it fills...and in this case, it fills the shortbread crust. Then, this tart is baked for 25 minutes.
Our first tasting of this tart, was about an hour or so after it was baked. (So room temperature.) The Baked Note indicates there is a debate about the best way to serve this tart (room temperature or directly from the refrigerator). I thought it was very good at room temperature. And then the next day, I took it to work and had my testers sample it (straight from the refrigerator) and everyone loved it. I did save two little pieces at home (to test on hubbie and I). And I gotta say, straight from the fridge is the winner. The filling became denser. The salt in the crust was more pronounced which brought out more of the chocolate flavour. (Yes, I said all this in the first paragraph...but love makes you do and say things you never thought you'd say once, let alone twice.) Yep, I fell for a tart. Interestingly, that was going to be the title of this post, 'I fell for a tart'. But then hubbie came up with a play on words, for this song title 'Kick Start my Heart'. Clever hubbie...I think I'll keep him!
And finally, a little cocoa powder gets sifted over the top of the whipped cream.
So head over to Baked Sunday Mornings to see how the rest of the gang liked this tart, and to get the recipe.
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