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what have you baked today?

Postby Hope » August 18th, 2012, 5:48 pm

Similar to the "what have you eaten today" thread, and because I'm nosy, what have you been baking today?

I had a big baking session this afternoon (not so good considering the temperature today!) and made:

pear and almond tart, based on this recipe http://www.waitrose.com/home/recipes/re ... _tart.html
tomato, onion and basil quiche
cheese straws (with pastry off-cuts)
and a tray of FCQ's granola

Other than a quick nibble of the granola (mmm) I've not eaten any of it yet, but it certainly looks nice!

Oh and there's a loaf of bread in my new (mum's old) bread machine!

over to you.....
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby Suelle » August 18th, 2012, 6:19 pm

Nothing today, but I made Toblerone brownies yesterday:

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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby frenchcheesequeen » August 18th, 2012, 9:18 pm

Two commissioned fruit cakes for an 80th birthday. There is one party on Sunday afternoon for about sixty people who will be travelling some distance and another on the day itself the following Wednesday for the Court residents who number about eighty but probably only around sixty will turn up for the tea party. Tomorrow I marzipan and then will put them away until 2nd September when I shall ice.

I swore I had finished making celebration cakes but was asked so nicely that I could not refuse. The dried fruit soaked in a bottle of sherry and a bottle of brandy for over two weeks so these cakes should be rather special.
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby EmWilk » August 19th, 2012, 7:13 pm

Nothing today but the other day i made banana, fudge and white chocolate muffins which are yum.

Today, my sister gave me a bunch of over ripe bananas to do something with. I want to make a blondie/brownie sanwich type thing today with banana peanut butter blondies on the bottom and my usual white choc chip brownies on top with a sprinkling of salty sweet crushed nuts in betweeen. I just don't know how it'll turn out... :? should i bake the lot together? Will the batters mix? I need to do more research!

I like the idea of this thread!
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby MrsWWoof » August 19th, 2012, 8:09 pm

Nothing baked by me this weekend but my new man baked two rather tasty and stunning looking french sticks yesterday - one of which we had to mop up the juices of the Moules Marinere that I made us for dinner last night :tu: The other has gone into the freezer for now.
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby Suelle » August 19th, 2012, 9:19 pm

Today I made a Sour Cream Apple Pie with Streusel Topping. The apple filling is cooked in a custard of sour cream and egg, and sets solid when cold, making it ideal for picnic, as there are no fruit juices to leak out.
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby suffolk » August 20th, 2012, 5:11 am

MrsWWoof wrote:Nothing baked by me this weekend but my new man baked two rather tasty and stunning looking french sticks yesterday - one of which we had to mop up the juices of the Moules Marinere that I made us for dinner last night :tu: The other 'one has gone into the freezer for now.


He sounds eminently suitable :D
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby Hope » August 20th, 2012, 5:41 am

Loving hearing about all your baking!

Em - sounds like an experiment worth trying! Even if it doesn't turn out quite right, I'm sure it'll be edible and you've got an excuse to have another go!
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby Mamta » August 20th, 2012, 5:56 am

Baked some bread rolls yesterday, going on a picnic with a few of my ex work colleagues, all retired.
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby fizl » August 20th, 2012, 11:36 am

Poppy seed loaf 80% white, 20% wholemeal
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby Zosherooney » August 20th, 2012, 12:06 pm

I decided to light my oven and cooked a raspberry and polenta cake, a hugh tray of halved tommys which I then squeezed the skins off as they are a bit tough. A casserole of chicken carcass, veg peelings and bay leaves. 4 baked tatos for other meals coming up. Simmered parsnips for up coming meals - either to roast or mash. I cannot bear to put the oven on for just one thing ! Blue Meanie !!!
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby MollyPolly » August 20th, 2012, 7:23 pm

Crisp, lacy almond tuiles and buttery shortbread biscuits. A bit hot for baking though! 8-)
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby Suzanne » August 21st, 2012, 7:15 am

Last night I made Banana Bread and a Mushroom and Feta Quiche for tonights dinnner and cheese straws with the pastry trimmings.
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby MrsWWoof » August 21st, 2012, 5:56 pm

suffolk wrote:He sounds eminently suitable :D


Why thank you - he can cook other things too

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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby ianinfrance » August 21st, 2012, 9:37 pm

Jacquie made some almond lace rolls to go with an apricot chantilly

I kept well clear of the oven. Too damn hot.
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby Sealeablue » August 21st, 2012, 9:51 pm

Hi there - I have just joined - what a find!! I recognise quite a few names from the Beeb boards .... went there today after a loooong time away - and found that it was closed!! Couldnt believe it! Anyway - found this one and I know I going to love it just as much - almost!! Anyway - I have got a loaf of bread in the oven as i write - (smells good ....) I was delayed and so was the bread - but it looks good and is rising well. I have Paulthe Bread to thank for my interest in bread - a couple of years ago! Thank you Paul. This loaf was made with an overnight starter - I really think that a lot of flavour is added this way.
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby frenchcheesequeen » August 21st, 2012, 9:58 pm

Do Yorkshire puddings count? If so - then for reasons I will not bore you with which involve a fastidious cat and her owner Onslow - we are getting through a couple of chickens a week - I have to find new and interesting was to eat them and today was a roast chicken dinner with the Yp's!
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby ianinfrance » August 22nd, 2012, 10:52 am

Sealeablue wrote:Hi there - I have just joined - what a find!! I recognise quite a few names from the Beeb boards


Welcome!! You'll find there are more ex beebers than you might expect, some of us changed our nicks from Beeb days. You might like to know that apart from here, the excellent Sakkarin has created the BBC Rescue Board where you'll find more refugees.
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby Suelle » August 22nd, 2012, 12:36 pm

I baked Cherry Ripe Bars this morning - I need a fair amount of time to let the top layer of chocolate set before I cut and photograph them for my blog write-up later today.

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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby frenchcheesequeen » August 22nd, 2012, 12:38 pm

There is a highly esteemed Australian food writer called Cherry Ripe who attends the Oxford Symposium. I wonder if she invented them?
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby Suelle » August 22nd, 2012, 3:00 pm

frenchcheesequeen wrote:There is a highly esteemed Australian food writer called Cherry Ripe who attends the Oxford Symposium. I wonder if she invented them?


They are based on a famous Australian chocolate bar containing coconut and cherries - I think it's more likely that your Cherry Ripe took her nom de plume from the chocolate! :lol:
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby Hope » August 25th, 2012, 5:49 pm

Today in my lovely new combi oven :luv: I made a victoria sandwich (but cherry jam filling), 2 pizzas (one wheat, one spelt) and 4 spelt rolls. All cooked much better than in my old oven. I'm in love! It even managed to cook 2 pizzas at once (one on each shelf) and they both cooked in the same time!) My old oven would only cook things on one shelf - the bottom shelf wouldn't cook!
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby EmWilk » August 25th, 2012, 11:46 pm

Tonight I've had my nephew/godson round and we've baked pizzas and cakes. I've also made a rosemary focaccia and 4 mini tin loaves with leftover dough.
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby EmWilk » August 25th, 2012, 11:47 pm

Tonight I've had my nephew/godson round and we've baked pizzas and cakes. I've also made a rosemary focaccia and 4 mini tin loaves with leftover dough.
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby slimpersoninside » August 26th, 2012, 12:34 pm

Today I've baked some eccles cakes as they are one of hubby's favourites and he was very disappointed with some he bought earlier in the week. Can't take full credit as I used ready-made all butter puff pastry. They're very nice though :D .
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby spotteddick » August 26th, 2012, 2:01 pm

Well my blackberry and apple plate pie is cooling so I am going out to get some diabetic ice and am going to have it for Tea.
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby frenchcheesequeen » August 27th, 2012, 7:08 am

So far croissants for breakfast.
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby suffolk » August 27th, 2012, 7:28 am

Yesterday I baked three quiches, salmon & broccoli, bacon tomato & cheese and courgette with sage - that's a few lunches for the two of us taken care of :D

And I must remember to buy some more eggs ....
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby Suelle » August 27th, 2012, 8:29 am

I made two carrot cakes yesterday, so won't need to bake today.
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby Hope » August 27th, 2012, 1:24 pm

suffolk wrote:courgette with sage


that sounds good Suffs. I hope you don't mind if i copy! baby loves quiche! I might do a spinach and tomato one too as they need using up.

must get an orange too and make a carrot cake as we've got lots of carrots.
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby suffolk » August 27th, 2012, 1:58 pm

Be my guest! :D

I needed to use up some pastry and some courgettes, so I softened some slices in olive oil and looked around at what I'd got that would give it a little extra something - a little softened onion didn't quite do enough, then I looked at the herb garden and decided that sage would be right with courgettes, so picked a few leaves and cut them into little strips, put them all into a bowl together and stirred them around and left the flavours to mingle for about 30 mins while the pastry case was baking blind.

Must say it smells lovely - haven't tasted it yet ;)
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby Hope » August 27th, 2012, 2:15 pm

sounds lovely! i accidentally caught my sage with the mower yesterday. it reminded me of how much i love it!
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Postby elaine » August 27th, 2012, 6:01 pm

I made another Pan Rustico today - the bread seems to taste better each time I make it and I now leave it to prove by eye rather than time. :bounce:
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby suffolk » August 27th, 2012, 6:08 pm

Nothing today - I was going to bake Mary Berry's Lemon Drizzle Traybake, but try as I would I couldn't find a baking tin to suit the recipe, or one that would adapt - I ended up on Lakeland's website ordering one, and some other bits and pieces :oops:
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby ianinfrance » August 27th, 2012, 9:12 pm

We made FoodMary's excellent chicken, bacon and vegetable pie tonight to the general acclaim of our french guests.
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby Hope » August 28th, 2012, 5:48 am

yesterday's baking session was called off when i realised i didn't have enough butter. going shopping this morning and, hopefully baby permitting, #1 son and I will bake something this afternoon. Need to as my parents are visiting tomorrow.

I've made a list of things I need to bake in the next few days as things need using up:
spinach, tomato and feta quiche
mini plum pies (for #1 son's lunchboxes)
blackberry and apple pies (ditto)
carrot cake (to eat tomorrow)
courgette and sage quiche
mushroom and blue cheese pasties (done Paul's way with bread instead of pastry)
something to use up the lemons before they turn...

busy few days ahead! :D
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Postby suffolk » August 28th, 2012, 8:18 pm

I haven't baked anything today as I've been at work - but I've eaten some quiche :chops:
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Postby Breadandwine » August 28th, 2012, 11:22 pm

Sealeablue wrote: I was delayed and so was the bread - but it looks good and is rising well. I have Paulthe Bread to thank for my interest in bread - a couple of years ago! Thank you Paul. This loaf was made with an overnight starter - I really think that a lot of flavour is added this way.
Why, thank you, Sealeablue! Glad to be of help.

Just come across this thread - have a dozen wholemeal rolls in the oven, ATM, begun yesterday. Overnight, no-knead bread, begun under a roasting dish for the first ten minutes to give it a better rise.
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby Hope » August 29th, 2012, 5:54 am

yesterday - spinach, tom and feta quiche, courgette and sage quiche (little bit came off when i cut it up for the freezer - tasted lovely!) and mini quiche with a bit of everything that was left over (other than the sage). #1 son made the pastry with me!

I've got some overnight no-knead dough proving at the mo. doesn't quite look big enough yet (it's only the first prove) but I need it done by lunchtime. Got to make the carrot cake still.
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby Hope » August 29th, 2012, 8:01 am

carrot cake now in the oven. I made it while my boys had their (hour-long) breakfast!
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Postby Breadandwine » August 29th, 2012, 10:34 am

Here's a pic of the rolls I made last night:
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Postby Suelle » August 29th, 2012, 6:16 pm

Today it was chocolate chip, fudge and ginger cookies - unfortunately I didn't get to taste them as they were a gift for my son who recently left home - I'm now into the business of food parcels! :lol:
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Postby ianinfrance » August 30th, 2012, 5:01 pm

We made a batch of Merrilees Parker's wonderful Butternut Squash, gruyere and Serrano ham pasties, but subbing our own raw ham and Comté cheese. Smelling wonderful.
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Postby Breadandwine » August 30th, 2012, 11:52 pm

This morning we made:
Cheese and tomato sizzlers;
Petit pain au chocolat;
Mincemeat slices;
Curried snake loaf.

And tonight - presently in the oven - I have a dozen bread rolls, using 500g Doves Malthouse flour and 200g Sonnenblumen-Kernbrot (which I think means sunflower and sourdough flour) from Lidl. I've also included 80g ground flaxseeds. These are for my daughter, who's been staying with us for a few days while our grandchildren are here, to take home with her tomorrow.

I haven't put any details on my blog yet, since I'm currently a week behind. But I will!

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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby Hope » August 31st, 2012, 8:53 am

Ian - those pasties sound fabulous (other than the ham!)

Paul - curried snack loaf? I'm intrigued! (I assume it doesn't contain any reptiles!!)

loving this thread - there's so much i want to bake now!
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby Suelle » August 31st, 2012, 10:47 am

I've baked Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's Fumble dessert topping since I last posted. It's a crumble topping baked separately. Store in an airtight container then use as required on top of fruit and cream/custard, or low fat yogurt, or as he does, a fruit fool. It enables you to build your own crumble, with dieters taking fewer crumble clusters, and using low-fat dairy products.

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Postby MagicMarmite » September 3rd, 2012, 6:42 am

I baked this caramel layer cake at the weekend
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby slimpersoninside » September 3rd, 2012, 11:13 am

I baked some Millie's style chocolate chip cookies yesterday for my daughter. They, according to her, are the best cookies I've ever made. I didn't actually make the dough yesterday, that had been frozen last time I made them (daughter is pretty much the only one that eats them and a whole recipe makes FAR too many so I had a go at freezing the dough as cookie sized balls), I defrosted the dough balls and then cooked as usual, as far as I know they were exacty the same.
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby Hope » September 4th, 2012, 12:42 pm

a half victoria sandwich - ie - one 8-in sponge cake cut in half and sandwiched with homegrown raspberries stewed with a little arrowroot.

I'm keeping it simple as i'm still getting to know my new oven.
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Postby irishcountry-cousin » September 4th, 2012, 3:19 pm

Today I baked queen cakes which I iced and gave away as presents to the two young neighbouring children who started school this week, for their lunch boxes. Old fashioned, but still they loved them as I put a little sweet on top of each cake. Can't see them lasting too long in either house!

They both asked if they could come and help next time! :scared: Not sure what I have started here. :lol:
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