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« Reply #35160 on: November 30, 2020, 08:40:13 am »



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« Reply #35161 on: November 30, 2020, 07:50:11 pm »
Your cake looks good, Chookie. 

I made a fruit cake at the weekend ... and picked out all the maraschino cherries as I hate them!  The stupid thing was that I didn't even have any myself, I had always intended to make it to give it away to various traders on our street who look after our needs during the year and I am sure they probably liked cherries.
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« Reply #35162 on: November 30, 2020, 10:56:43 pm »
Marina, I add extra cherries.  Mostly for the look. What recipe did you use? 

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« Reply #35163 on: December 01, 2020, 03:13:50 am »
Your cake looks nice Chookie.

The last of the Apricot Jam today.
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« Reply #35164 on: December 01, 2020, 05:31:07 am »
That cake looks beyond delicious Chookie and the jam just perfect Mab. I don't use the glace cherries in my cooking as DD refuses to eat it. I love them. I use cranberries or sour cherries instead.
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Re: What are you cooking today?
« Reply #35165 on: December 01, 2020, 06:24:47 am »
Mab, lovely looking jam.  Fresh or dried Apricots?
Cookie, love the dried cherries but they are so expensive. I put them in everything.  ;D ;D ;D

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« Reply #35166 on: December 01, 2020, 07:12:34 am »
Marina, I add extra cherries.  Mostly for the look. What recipe did you use?
It's this one, Chookie, nice and easy - I added more cranberries as I love them and the red colour makes up for the lack of the cherries. it's from KimmyH  http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=16491.0
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« Reply #35167 on: December 01, 2020, 07:17:42 am »
Mab, lovely looking jam.  Fresh or dried Apricots?
Cookie, love the dried cherries but they are so expensive. I put them in everything.  ;D ;D ;D

I've found that I can get dry sour cherries from Costco. They aren't as expensive as the others I see in specialty shops. I also prefer their cranberries too as they are more puffed up than the ones from the shops. It's the same brand.
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Re: What are you cooking today?
« Reply #35168 on: December 02, 2020, 04:56:13 am »
Woks of life pull a part bread. Doubled recipe and made 3.   Also grain bread.


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« Reply #35169 on: December 02, 2020, 05:12:24 am »
I bet they all taste wonderful Chookie.  Love your fruit cake too, looks great. :D

Mab, apricot jam is my favourite.  :D

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« Reply #35170 on: December 02, 2020, 07:01:45 am »
It looks lovely Chookie. I'm wondering how the bread would go with a bit of fruit mince in each section? I havent made the fruit mince yet though.
I've spent the last couple of hours trying to make these. https://thewoksoflife.com/chocolate-nutella-rolls/
I hope they taste good. It wasn't a troublesome recipe, just took a while. I ran out of Nutella o the last two have peanut butter in them.

These are delicious. I succumbed and had one.
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« Reply #35171 on: December 02, 2020, 08:51:12 am »
Cookie, I cut the sugar to 1/4 so I think the full amount would be ok for fruit pull a part. The dough is good to work with. I found it easier to cut the squares first and then sprinkle the cheese, bacon and onion on. I gave one away and froze the other 2.
Love the the look of the cutting and folding of the ones you are making.

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« Reply #35172 on: December 02, 2020, 11:35:10 pm »
Chookie, your breads look good and so does your nutella rolls Cookie.

Yesterday I made Shortbread and Speculaars to put into some Christmas hampers for friends. 
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« Reply #35173 on: December 03, 2020, 05:30:36 am »
Bits & Pieces today  ;D

My grandson is coming down tomorrow for the weekend so this morning I made Tenina's vanilla ice cream so I could chill the custard for a few hours until cold then churned it.  It's now in the freezer.

I then made Tenina's Ice Magic and checked that it worked on a scoop of the soft serve ice cream.  It worked  ;D

I also made up some brown sugar as I had less than a cup left of my last batch.  I made 2kg in Nov 2019 in my KA mixer but today I tried doing it in the TM using the cookidoo method.  You only make 250g at a time which takes less than a minute so you can then do as many lots as you wish (only doing 1 portion at a time though to get the molasses right through the sugar).  I made 4 or 5 lots not sure now but I will do it this way from now on, so easy.  It's also cheaper than buying ready made. 

I love making stuff like this especially when it works and I find it costs less.  I make my own baking powder now too and keep it in the little container that you buy the store bought stuff in.   :D


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« Reply #35174 on: December 03, 2020, 07:27:57 am »
I've never thought of making my own brown sugar. I will definitely try it now. Thanks JulieO

I made some Macadamia Christmas biscuits today.

I also made a cheats recipe of Salted Caramel Tartlets. Butter Snap cookies, squeeze Dulce de Leche and melted chocolate. DD will be taking them to work.
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