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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby aero280 » March 17th, 2017, 3:18 pm

Today I made a batch of biscuits and a loaf of bread is about to go in the oven.
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby Hope » March 18th, 2017, 1:54 pm

i made a dozen muffins with mixed dried fruit in. Took ages to make them as the only way I could manage it today was to do a few bits (like get out some ingredients) then have a rest. I also managed to forget to preheat the oven, then put it on the wrong temperature, so cooked them far too low and had to put them back in again on the proper temp after I'd realised! I'm pleased I managed to do something useful, though. And I think this method of really breaking up tasks and taking more frequent breaks is the way ahead!
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby suffolk » March 22nd, 2017, 7:48 am

Yesterday I made a chicken and leek pie for supper, using some of Sundays roast chicken. For a change I made a pie with a bottom crust - I seem to have started a furore in the press - when is a pie not a pie indeed - even on the Today programme. Should I send them a photo do you think?
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby Seatallan » March 22nd, 2017, 10:53 am

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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby suffolk » March 25th, 2017, 12:18 pm

This morning I've made a batch of Cornish-recipe pasties and, as there was some pastry left over I made what in Suffolk is called an Apple Jack
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Apparently in the rest of the country apple jack is an apple-based alcoholic beverage ... not in Suffolk. It's made with the leftover pastry and some sliced apple, cinnamon and sugar :chops: :chef: at least it always was. :D
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Re: what have you baked today?fresh fruit salad

Postby hickybank » April 6th, 2017, 7:42 am

Morning all.
I fancy knocking up a bowl of fresh fruit salad, but one that will keep for a few days to have for breakfast.
Any fruit will do but not Bananas as I cannot stand them
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby dennispc » April 6th, 2017, 9:12 am

Baked fruit salad - interesting. ;)

Mangoes, kiwi fruit, segmented oranges, grapes, melons, pineapple, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries - take your pick. I add a fruit juice such as apple and ginger and avoid syrupy type additions. I think Delia adds rum.

We usually have a bowl of some fruit in the fridge and just add to homemade muesli.
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby hickybank » April 9th, 2017, 10:18 am

Sorry for late getting back but thank you Dennis, despite my age I cannot ever remember making one but suddenly fancied it for breakfast, surprised there have not been more replies, but perhaps it is boring
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby dennispc » April 9th, 2017, 10:37 am

hickybank wrote:Sorry for late getting back but thank you Dennis, despite my age I cannot ever remember making one but suddenly fancied it for breakfast, surprised there have not been more replies, but perhaps it is boring
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Freshly made fruit salad (without apples and pears) is never boring. :D
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby earthmaiden » April 9th, 2017, 10:54 am

I think that as long as you add an acidic juice to prevent apples and pears from browning most fresh fruit salads will keep for 2 or 3 days as long as there is no banana (people who like them can add them fresh on the day of eating). Just add what you like (melon, blueberries, oranges, apples, grapes .......). If I am making one to keep several days I add a tin of pineapple chunks in juice. I love them anyway but the juice helps keep the fruit moist and free from browning. Never boring, always a delight served at any time of day. I wish more people would offer it as a pud instead of sickly chocolate stuff.

As for baking, do you remember those packs of dried fruits which used to be sold to make a winter fruit compote? Always figs, apple slices and prunes with other additions. My family cooked them in the oven in a casserole dish with water and sugar when the oven was on and it was served with custard or top of the milk. I loathed it. I liked it later when I discovered it wasn't bad without the sugar and overly sweet juice, I have always adored dried figs.
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby dennispc » April 10th, 2017, 3:50 pm

We've always got dried fruits (bought separately) in the house, soak overnight in water, cook in the morning – add to muesli, keep rest of bowl in fridge. Like Shredded Wheat, no added salt or sugar, plenty in the fruit anyway. :D

Slice a cooking apple and an eating apple, cook until soft, adding sugar according to taste. Also, goes with roast pork.

OH does a lovely compote when fresh apricots are in season.
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby hickybank » April 10th, 2017, 5:20 pm

So today I bought Grapes, Kiwi, Mango, Blueberries, Water melon & tinned Pineapple in natural juice, so that's breakfast tomorrow sorted
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby aero280 » April 10th, 2017, 9:41 pm

There's a Mary Berry Simnel Cake in the oven at the moment! :)
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Re: what have you baked today?

Postby PatsyMFagan » April 17th, 2017, 10:56 am

As well as the turkey thigh, I am going to do a tarte tatin .. really just to use up 2 wrinkled apples in the fruit bowl ;) The pastry is in the fridge resting and the fruit has been prepped, simmered in a sugar syrup and a good slosh of calvados has gone in. I have also added a chopped up preserved spiced pear from a jar that has been languishing in the larder since I did them some time ago (a couple of years ? :oops: ) I also found a tub of cream in the freezer, so that too has had a slosh of calvados and some icing sugar to sweeten.
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