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Re: What are you cooking today?
« Reply #35250 on: December 30, 2020, 09:24:55 pm »
Havenít had time for a lot of baking, but have made3 lots of Pizzellies.  They are simple and plain and visitors seem to appreciate them after the rich Xmas food. Yesterday I made 2 different savoury versions.  One lot with Chilli oil and one lot with thick SD. Both successful. You really need a Pizzelli press but will experiment with a sandwich press. 

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« Reply #35251 on: December 31, 2020, 11:21:46 am »
Yesterday I made a Trifle cake for DD’s birthday. It is a butter cake with the centre hollowed out and then filled with custard. The top was roasted strawberries turned into a jelly.
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Re: What are you cooking today?
« Reply #35252 on: December 31, 2020, 12:19:54 pm »
Thatís different cookie, happy birthday to DD.
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Re: What are you cooking today?
« Reply #35253 on: December 31, 2020, 07:09:10 pm »
This is easy ... yesterday, leftovers ... the day before, leftovers ... today, (at last) getting rid of or dumping the last of the leftovers and time to get back into the swing of making food again!
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Re: What are you cooking today?
« Reply #35254 on: December 31, 2020, 07:32:38 pm »
Delicious looking Birthday cake for your DD Cookie.
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Re: What are you cooking today?
« Reply #35255 on: December 31, 2020, 10:19:36 pm »
Cookieís DD, a  very Happy Birthday. What a beautiful cake. yummo.
Making a SD Rye loaf with caraway seeds.
Fried rice with prawns and ham.

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Re: What are you cooking today?
« Reply #35256 on: January 01, 2021, 11:38:28 am »
Thank you all.
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« Reply #35257 on: January 03, 2021, 03:37:32 am »
I’m having SD withdrawal symptoms so I have my rye starter fed and growing.
Yesterday I used my biscuit press. I’m very happy with it.
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« Reply #35258 on: January 03, 2021, 04:16:12 am »
 A nice result cookie.
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Re: What are you cooking today?
« Reply #35259 on: January 03, 2021, 07:37:39 am »
Took 48 hours for the rye loaf to do its thing.  Good result.
Made SD wafers in the Pizzelli machine and added. Buckwheat flour. Made pizzas to reheat in AF.

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« Reply #35260 on: January 04, 2021, 03:49:57 am »
I made a new, rye SD yesterday. I tried to be smart and put it in a Banneton, but of course it stuck. I used a rye starter, white, wholemeal and Khorasan flours. The taste was yum. I plan to do another but not use the banneton this time. I don't have much luck with them.
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Re: What are you cooking today?
« Reply #35261 on: January 04, 2021, 11:28:25 am »
That looks good cookie.
I had 2  baby cos lettuces that Iíd bought to do up a platter for our neighbourís get together just prior to Christmas Day (Iíd only used the small inner leaves) so tonight I made a Pea & Lettuce  soup from a combination of recipes.  1 from the UK Fast & Easy Cooking and one of Quirky Joís recipes I found on line.  The UK recipe as easier to follow so I just added a few ingredients Jo had put in hers.  Although I donít have a lot of food in my fridge these days I did have everything I needed for this recipe apart from the cream.  I have yet to taste it and because my taste buds are on a bit of a holiday I wonít really know if itís good or not but I will be able to taste something if it has plenty of flavour which it should have.
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Re: What are you cooking today?
« Reply #35262 on: January 04, 2021, 06:56:25 pm »
That looks Luscious, Judy.  Hope you get some 'feedback'  from it, taste wise!

Cookie, one of our friends was a baker and when we visited him earlier this week DH spoke to him about not having success with 'free form' breads and our friend said when he was baking commercially the way to keep the shape was to have a heat source directly underneath the loaf (possibly a pizza stone or similar?).  I didn't hear the conversation, so that is why there is a question mark after the pizza stone suggestion.  It might be worth giving it a go sometime and see what happens.
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Re: What are you cooking today?
« Reply #35263 on: January 05, 2021, 01:49:52 am »
Thanks for that Marina. I will give it a try. I'm going to make the same loaf again today and put it in a tin.
Judy I have never had soup with lettuce in, although MIL used to make a soup with green slime in which I think was some sort of lettuce. Yours looks lovely and would be delicious cold too. I'm a fan of some soups cold.
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« Reply #35264 on: January 05, 2021, 02:00:45 am »
Your MIL probably just shredded the lettuce and added it at the end cookie.  Thatís what this recipe does but then itís blitzed and the soup is perfectly smooth. Iím pleased to say it was very tasty ladies.  I could definitely taste the peas, itís nice being able to distinguish an ingredient and soup seems to be the best for this for me. I havenít had peas since the op, they were off the list but I figured when blitzed they would be OK. 
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