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  • KerriaKerria The Red LionessMember Posts: 1,120 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Swordfish steak and rice

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  • AereidhnaAereidhna DallasMember Posts: 682 ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
    My friend brought me meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans and cake to work. It was amazing and I don't even like meatloaf but damn. I have to go home and make chili now because the heathens I live with are picky and won't eat other people's cooking.
    KerriaTrilliana
  • AereidhnaAereidhna DallasMember Posts: 682 ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
    Buffalo chicken tacos!
    Kerria
  • BlujixapugBlujixapug Member Posts: 1,833 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Baking birthday dacquoise. Realise I have no idea what a dacquoise is meant to look like. Is this too dark? It looks too dark. Why am I making dacquoise? I've never even eaten dacquoise. Why did I think this was a good idea? What am I doing. What is the greater context for my life. It's all spiralling out of control. Absurdism looms. It's after midnight, and anyway I'm really just an atomic speck on a bigger speck orbiting a mote on an arm of a spiral clinging to the skin of a bubble in some cosmic entity's bubble-bath, and how long until that pops? Ditch crap blog recipe, get one from Great British Bake Off lady instead. Second, presumably better dacquoise baking now. Don't let me down, Mary, my fragile world-view won't bear it.
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  • EldEld Member Posts: 3,946 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    I have no idea what dacquoise is. Neither does my spell checker, apparently. I'm imagining a froofy drink, basically a daiquiri rendered a turquoise shade by ... curaçao, perhaps? Which makes me think the question is not so much "Why am I making dacquoise?" as "Why am I baking dacquoise?" That's just silly.
    SenaAereidhnaTrilliana
  • TrillianaTrilliana Member Posts: 1,989 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Eld said:
    I have no idea what dacquoise is. Neither does my spell checker, apparently. I'm imagining a froofy drink, basically a daiquiri rendered a turquoise shade by ... curaçao, perhaps? Which makes me think the question is not so much "Why am I making dacquoise?" as "Why am I baking dacquoise?" That's just silly.
    Via Wikipedia:
    A dacquoise is a dessert cake made with layers of almond and hazelnut meringue and whipped cream or buttercream

    which... sounds delightful, but a pain in the arse.
    meh


    AereidhnaMelodieBerenene
  • BereneneBerenene Member Posts: 1,892 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Sounds like a challenge to me.
    Janeway: Tuvok! *clapclap* Release my hounds!
    Krenim: Hounds? How cliche.
    Janeway: Tuvok! *clapclap* Release my rape gorilla!
    Krenim: ...We'll show ourselves out.
    BlujixapugTrilliana
  • KryptonKrypton shi-KhurenaMember Posts: 2,377 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Sarapis said:

    There's a place called Chili Pies here in San Francisco (two locations actually) that does shakes combined with a slice of whatever of their homemade pies you want. My favorite is a vanilla shake with a chocolate-peanut butter pie slice blended in. Stupidly good. (Though I'd blend it only like 10 seconds personally. I like to have chunks of pie in my shake.)
    @Sarapis Have you done it with the lemon buttermilk pie? There aren't really chunks in the chocolate-peanut butter shake since it has that Oreo crumb crust instead of a pie pastry crust.
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  • MelodieMelodie Port Saint Lucie, FloridaMember Posts: 5,097 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    I would still totally eat that. It looks delicious.

    Bluj and Berenene seriously need to come to my house and just bake things. Please.
    Trilliana
  • TharvisTharvis The Land of Beer and Chocolate!Member Posts: 3,107 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    someone needs to make this : 


    Aurora says, "Tharvis, why are you always breaking things?!"
    Artemis says, "You are so high maintenance, Tharvis, gosh."
    Tecton says, "It's still your fault, Tharvis."

    Kerria
  • KerriaKerria The Red LionessMember Posts: 1,120 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    I'm not that skilled at basketcon weaving. 
    BlujixapugTrillianaAereidhna
  • AereidhnaAereidhna DallasMember Posts: 682 ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean


    Real halua/halva. Visiting Zanzibaar always gives me cravings.
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  • EldEld Member Posts: 3,946 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Aereidhna said:


    Real halua/halva. Visiting Zanzibaar always gives me cravings.
    You might be the only person who's ever mentioned Zanzibaar inducing cravings for something other than rum. Good choice.
    AereidhnaYae
  • AereidhnaAereidhna DallasMember Posts: 682 ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
    edited May 2015
    Eld said:
    Aereidhna said:


    Real halua/halva. Visiting Zanzibaar always gives me cravings.
    You might be the only person who's ever mentioned Zanzibaar inducing cravings for something other than rum. Good choice.
    Hehehe. In real life I pretty much exclusively drink Long Island iced teas if I'm drinking. I am not a fan of rum (unless it's masked by a whole lot of tequila, vodka, and triple sec), although my character is. I do love the hell out of middle eastern food though and my partner is Lebanese so I cook it a lot. I love that zanzi has halva.
    Blujixapug
  • RuthRuth SingaporeMember Posts: 2,700 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Those are some lovely dough flowers!
    "Mummy, I'm hungry, but there's no one to eat! :C"

     

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  • MannimarMannimar Member Posts: 973
    edited July 2015
    Got bored today, so decided to try my hand at making jam for the first time. This one is Mariage Frères Marco Polo tea that I made into a jam. it came out deliciously.

    I just wish I had a decent muffin to eat it with!
    BlujixapugAereidhnaKerria
  • MannimarMannimar Member Posts: 973
    Dinner today was tea themed after a lecture and tasting I went to today...

    It started off fairly simple with a basic salad dressing from a bold black tea, that I then decided decided to use in a chicken marinade. While the chicken was marinating I decided to make those muffins that I wanted last week, so I made Earl Grey flavoured english muffins, and paired it with my Marco Polo jelly (it wasn't a jam, I forgot the difference for a while there). So dinner was tea marinated chicken, tea dressing salad, basic asparagus. followed by tea muffins and jam for dessert

    The kicker? I didn't have tea with dinner, but I'm wired as hell!

    Sadly, no pictures, but approximate recipes, yes!

    the dressing is super simple:

    2 parts of a strongly brewed black tea (I used a nice local dealer's ice tea blend)
    1 part olive oil
    1 part canola oil
    1 lemon zest and juice per part olive oil
    salt and pepper to taste
    and a pinch of cayenne for every part olive oil (optional)

    blend it up!

    For the marinade I used half of my dressing, as I doubled the recipe:

    added a quarter of a red onion, finely chopped
    four cloves of garlic, smashed
    cayenne to taste
    and Worcestershire to taste

    let marinate for at least 30 minutes

    Cook chicken how you want!


    The english muffins were a first for me, I rarely work with dough so I was worried I over worked it, but they came out good!

    The only change I made to a basic english muffin recipe was that I added a tablespoon of loose leaf earl grey (~ three tea bags) to each cup of milk while it heated up. The beauty of steeping tea in dairy is that it's impossible to over brew! So steep until you get the flavour you want. The stronger the tea is, the better. The flavour will really mellow out when the muffins are done.


    Blujixapug
  • BereneneBerenene Member Posts: 1,892 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    I found a recipe for a gingerbread and chocolate mousse cake. I decided to try out the mousse, switching out the dark chocolate with milk, and make it a special treat for my special someone who is coming home on Friday. Hopefully he likes it. 

    Here is the recipe for the entire cake. Like I said, I used just the mousse section
    http://everydaygourmet.tv/recipe/chocolate-gingerbread-and-berry-cake/
    Janeway: Tuvok! *clapclap* Release my hounds!
    Krenim: Hounds? How cliche.
    Janeway: Tuvok! *clapclap* Release my rape gorilla!
    Krenim: ...We'll show ourselves out.
    BlujixapugAereidhnaKerria
  • MannimarMannimar Member Posts: 973
    Making lady grey truffles! Started out as just earl grey truffles until halfway through when I decided I wanted to add orange.


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    Fairly simple assortment of ingredients, and this was my first attempt at truffles.


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    cream may have been to cool to melt all of the chocolate, but it did a near perfect job.


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    I didn't get too complicated with my treats, I didn't have the ingredients to get fancy with the coating, so it's just cocoa powder, and dear god the ganache is messy to roll into balls.
    BlujixapugBereneneKerria
  • ArchaeonArchaeon Ur mums house lolMember Posts: 475 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Extreme necro. 


    I made chicken drumsticks last night with a nice glaze made with mad dog 357 and now I'm really regretting it. Best part is that the fumes got into the bbq drumsticks and gave it a very pleasant spice which my wife and children were very.... thankful for. 
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