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What are you cooking today?
« Reply #35220 on: December 17, 2020, 03:40:43 am »
I made some butter this morning. I've found that if I can buy 600ml of cream for less than $2.55 it is economical to make butter from it. I've also made the Apricot and Almond wreath from the latest issue of the Women's Weekly. Naturally I did it in the thermomix. I had no intention of kneading the dough by hand. It is rising at the moment. I will hopefully make some biscuits soon to use up the rest of the butter. The second photo is of home made Scotch Shortbread. I got the recipe from Bec’s Kitchen.

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« Reply #35221 on: December 17, 2020, 08:39:40 am »
I made a boiled pineapple fruit cake this afternoon.
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« Reply #35222 on: December 18, 2020, 08:12:39 pm »
Your baking looks good Cookie. I like Bec's recipes.  The recent sourdough scrolls I made was one of hers.  :D

I have to admit I haven't made butter for years simply because it didn't impress me enough to keep doing it.  I feel it does need a bit of salt added or there's just no flavour for me, I couldn't seem to get the ratio right though.  :-))

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« Reply #35223 on: December 19, 2020, 07:43:47 am »
Inspired by JulieO I made some brown sugar this afternoon. It looks good and so easy to whip up.
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« Reply #35224 on: December 19, 2020, 10:23:25 am »
Havenít felt like eating for a couple of weeks so Iíll be making a few different soups for the freezer as it seems to be the only thing I enjoy.  Tonight Iíve made my Cauliflower & Cannelloni Bean soup https://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=12566.msg261852#msg261852  as it was the first recipe I found that I had all the ingredients for (mostly in the freezer).  Will let the flavours develop overnight and try it for lunch tomorrow.
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« Reply #35225 on: December 20, 2020, 11:40:41 am »
That’s lovely Judy. Lots of goodness in it too.
I made some nuts and bolts today, another small Christmas cake  and a Classic loaf.
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« Reply #35226 on: December 20, 2020, 06:09:23 pm »
Had a very lazy weekend's cooking this week, just king mushroom barbecue ribs.  Lots faffing around but tasted quite nice.  The receipe needs some adaptation, though, to suit our tastes.  Will be making a roasted sweet potato salad with lime cashew cream and curry cashews later today - another new recipe.
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« Reply #35227 on: December 21, 2020, 02:37:54 am »
Both sound delicious Marina. I have my rye starter growing at the moment. I will then make some mini plum puddings for DD to take to her work lunch tomorrow.
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« Reply #35228 on: December 21, 2020, 09:11:20 pm »
Between hospital visits, I have managed to do some baking.  Iíve made and given away 160 shortbread biscuits, and 2 lots of Pizzelles. A neighbour gave me a Xmas cake made from this recipe. 4 ingredients.
3/4 cup Baileys Irish Cream
1 tin sweetened Condensed Milk
1 K of dried fruit
2 cups self raising flour.
Mix first 3 ingredients and soak overnight.
Add flour next day. Bake 2 hours 160 degrees in 20 cm well lined tin.
( neighbour makes 3 smaller ones)

Iím enjoying reading  what everyone is baking.
Te nurses ere taking about their failures at making SD.  Today m taking  6 sets of instructions nd 6 jars of starter for them to have another go.

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« Reply #35229 on: December 21, 2020, 10:57:03 pm »
Well done Chookie, youíre a wonderful giver.
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« Reply #35230 on: December 22, 2020, 01:50:33 am »
Chookie they will love you to bits. I had quite a bit to do with a diabetic nurse a while ago (I helped with some publicity) and she was the same. I gave her some of my starter, that was originally from yours, and she was successful.
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« Reply #35231 on: December 22, 2020, 03:26:54 am »
Chookie, you are such a generous person.

I made more strawberry jam this morning.  No over flow this time.
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« Reply #35232 on: December 22, 2020, 10:35:08 am »
DD made gingerbread trees stars and tiny teddies also squares .Today she decided to ice the remaining gingerbread . Out of the Festive flavours cookbook ( Cookidoo) . I just add the recipe to her own collection .

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« Reply #35233 on: December 22, 2020, 06:47:19 pm »
I made 3 lots of the light Brioche recipe.  GC demolished  most of one lot.  They came to help me.

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« Reply #35234 on: December 23, 2020, 03:41:23 am »
It's wonderful having the very hungry GC helping in the kitchen Chookie. They are obviously good taste testers.
Today I am making jellies for the trifle, custard, cooking potatoes for the potato and Russian salad, boiling eggs, and making the Icecream cake. Tomorrow I will assemble and cook the meats.
The biscuit barrel is empty so that may get filled too.
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