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  • BereneneBerenene Member Posts: 1,892 @@ - Legendary Achaean

    Sybilla said:
    @Trilliana are those cinnamon swirls?

    Augh, for various reasons I've hardly cooked from scratch in over a month. You lot are all making me jealous. The furthest I got was trying tea-stained eggs, but ended up eating them hard-boiled and forgot about the tea... Very scatty, recently!


    That's alright. for the past 2 weeks and a bit I haven't made anything from scratch either...but that could be because I was overseas...partaking in the delicious food on offer from Japan.
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  • SybillaSybilla LondonMember Posts: 503 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    @Berenene Your pictures look fantastic, now you're almost tempting me to make some kind of sushi or other western-diluted rendition! Shame we can't get "creap" here, eh?
  • BereneneBerenene Member Posts: 1,892 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    I hear it's the Creapiest.
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  • ZaelZael Member Posts: 47
    When I get me some Banana Pudding, I use a big bowl so I can eat it. :D


    I love my mom's Banana Pudding..
  • IllyoseIllyose Member Posts: 68 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    You are amazing @kyriella. Can't wait to be off work.
  • AmunetAmunet Spokane, Washington, USAMember Posts: 752 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    I can't make snickerdoodles. I end up eating the dough, and they never make it into the oven. 

    Lunch today is a whole-wheat pita with hummus, some baby carrots and celery, a banana, and a handful of soy nuts. It is far, far too hot to cook. 
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  • TaniaTania Member Posts: 257 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    It's not too hot to cook, but I'm planning on having Sea Salt Caramel ice cream for dinner anyway. Because I'm an adult, I can eat what I want.

    And if you don't have access to Island Farms ice cream, I feel very sorry for you. They make the best ice cream. Look at all those choices!
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  • TrillianaTrilliana Member Posts: 1,989 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    French toast using homemade french bread >.>
    meh


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  • TaniaTania Member Posts: 257 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    edited May 2013
    I made this: UBC Ponderosa cake. It is a delicious, moist cake, and it's not too sweet, but it's perfectly banana-y.

    And I'll tell you our secret ingredient: butterscotch chips as well as chocolate chips. It's so good! (My coworker and I are having our second bake-off. We tied our brownie bake-off, so now we're doing banana bread/cake.)

    I also made a caramel sauce that tastes like Werther's caramels that was my grandmother's recipe:
    1/2 cup butter
    1 cup sugar
    2 cups whipping cream

    Cook butter and sugar, stirring constantly (I can't stress that enough), until golden and the sugar is completely melted. Once you hit that point, you'll want to immediately add the whipping cream, or else you'll burn the caramel and it will taste bitter. Stand back, because it will bubble and steam like crazy, since sugar melts at such a high temperature. I also added a little bit of salt. Not too much (it shouldn't taste salty), but enough that it turned out amazing. Cook until the sauce is thickened (it will coat the back of a metal spoon), and then refrigerate until cool. Serve on anything. Or just drink it as-is. You will want to.
    TrillianaAinia
  • EldEld Member Posts: 3,946 @@ - Legendary Achaean

    Tania said:
    I made this: UBC Ponderosa cake. It is a delicious, moist cake, and it's not too sweet, but it's perfectly banana-y.

    And I'll tell you our secret ingredient: butterscotch chips as well as chocolate chips. It's so good! (My coworker and I are having our second bake-off. We tied our brownie bake-off, so now we're doing banana bread/cake.)

    I also made a caramel sauce that tastes like Werther's caramels that was my grandmother's recipe:
    1/2 cup butter
    1 cup sugar
    2 cups whipping cream

    Cook butter and sugar, stirring constantly (I can't stress that enough), until golden and the sugar is completely melted. Once you hit that point, you'll want to immediately add the whipping cream, or else you'll burn the caramel and it will taste bitter. Stand back, because it will bubble and steam like crazy, since sugar melts at such a high temperature. I also added a little bit of salt. Not too much (it shouldn't taste salty), but enough that it turned out amazing. Cook until the sauce is thickened (it will coat the back of a metal spoon), and then refrigerate until cool. Serve on anything. Or just drink it as-is. You will want to.
    Roughly how much salt is "a little bit"?
  • BereneneBerenene Member Posts: 1,892 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    I would guess a pinch or two, but less then a punch.
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  • TaniaTania Member Posts: 257 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    edited May 2013
    Damned if I know exactly how much, I used a grinder and tasted it after every couple of grinds until I got the taste right. Only a pinch or two in the end, it would have been. I'd also recommend using a finer salt than usual table salt, if you can get it - our grinder salt dissolves much faster than the table salt does.

    Edit: you don't want it to taste salty, but you'll be able to taste a difference from unsalted and salted, so taste it before you add any salt, and if you're using table salt, ensure it's entirely dissolved before adding more or you'll have salty caramel sauce.
  • EldEld Member Posts: 3,946 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Tania said:
    Damned if I know exactly how much, I used a grinder and tasted it after every couple of grinds until I got the taste right. Only a pinch or two in the end, it would have been. I'd also recommend using a finer salt than usual table salt, if you can get it - our grinder salt dissolves much faster than the table salt does.

    Edit: you don't want it to taste salty, but you'll be able to taste a difference from unsalted and salted, so taste it before you add any salt, and if you're using table salt, ensure it's entirely dissolved before adding more or you'll have salty caramel sauce.
    Fair enough. I wasn't looking for an exact amount or anything, just whether we were talking "a pinch or two" or "half a teaspoon" or what.
  • MelodieMelodie Port Saint Lucie, FloridaMember Posts: 5,092 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Oh wow. That cake and sauce look -amazing-. I think I'll try baking that once I'm feeling better!
  • SybillaSybilla LondonMember Posts: 503 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Well, woke up with a headache and have a full day of reading heavy articles today.

    Just going to go ahead and leave this here. No big deal...
    Trilliana
  • TaniaTania Member Posts: 257 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    The sauce should taste like liquid Werther's candy. I actually poured a little into a cup and ate it with a spoon while my coworker laughed at me. But then she admitted after tasting it that she kind of wanted to drink it, too.

    So basically you should make it.
    Trilliana
  • BereneneBerenene Member Posts: 1,892 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Tania said:
    The sauce should taste like liquid Werther's candy. I actually poured a little into a cup and ate it with a spoon while my coworker laughed at me. But then she admitted after tasting it that she kind of wanted to drink it, too.

    So basically you should make it.
    That is not odd at all.  In fact, there is a chocolate store over here where you can even buy melted chocolate in a small cup just to drink.  Oh god it's amazing.
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  • YueYue Member Posts: 290 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    I just made the beginnings of chicken enchilada, then an organic cilantro-jalepeno hummus, and now I'm eating chicken enchilada/hummus chips. Recipe for both to follow. (You know, when I'm done stuffing my face.)
  • SkyeSkye The Duchess BellatereMember, Seafaring Liason Posts: 3,068 @@ - Legendary Achaean
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    Peanut butter and banana cookies.


    Generally followed the recipe except substituting a couple of tablespoons of peanut butter for nutella and using less sugar. They're nice but I still find them a little too sweet :/


    KyrraTrilliana
  • TrillianaTrilliana Member Posts: 1,989 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    meh


  • AnaidianaAnaidiana Member Posts: 833 @ - Epic Achaean
    nutella and strawberries FTW.


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  • BereneneBerenene Member Posts: 1,892 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Speaking of Nutella, apparently this happened:

    Also, I baked cookies on the weekend.
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    The recipe is appropriatly called "Best Chocolate Chip Cookies"
    Ingredients
    Makes about 4 dozen
     1 cup butter, softened
     1 cup white sugar
     1 cup packed brown sugar
     2 eggs
     2 teaspoons vanilla extract
     3 cups all-purpose flour
     1 teaspoon baking soda
     2 teaspoons hot water
     1/2 teaspoon salt
     2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
     1 cup chopped walnuts

    Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
    2. Cream together the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Dissolve baking soda in hot water. Add to batter along with salt. Stir in flour, chocolate chips, and nuts. Drop by large spoonfuls onto ungreased pans.
    3. Bake for about 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are nicely browned.

    I didn't leave them in for the full 10 mins, because they browned up a little before then.  Also, the only change to the recipe I made was swap out the chocolate chips with half milk and half white chocolate chips.
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  • BereneneBerenene Member Posts: 1,892 @@ - Legendary Achaean
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    French toast with fresh berries and a light drizzling of honey and crispy-but-not-too-crispy bacon.
    And they say Generation Y doesn't know how to cook!
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  • XliXli Member Posts: 354 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Berenene said:
    French toast with fresh berries and a light drizzling of honey and crispy-but-not-too-crispy bacon.
    And they say Generation Y doesn't know how to cook!
    Sweet and savoury together on one plate? Wrongness.
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  • KryptonKrypton shi-KhurenaMember Posts: 2,377 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Xli said:
    Berenene said:
    French toast with fresh berries and a light drizzling of honey and crispy-but-not-too-crispy bacon.
    And they say Generation Y doesn't know how to cook!
    Sweet and savoury together on one plate? Wrongness.
    I hope you choke on some chocolate-covered bacon.
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