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cocoavalley
Dec 28, 2010

Well son, a funny thing about regret is that it's better to regret something you have done than to regret something you haven't done

Lemon bars sound so good ... I think my leftover yolks are going to become lemon curd

RandomPauI posted:

I don't know how dumb an idea this is, but I figure I can make macaroons using Mexican hot chocolate since it already has a lot of sugar along with vanilla and cinnamon and a nice nutty flavor.

I still want to do something that has orange and another flavor marbled together.

I don't think it's a dumb idea You could probably safely substitute Mexican hot cocoa mix for the sugar that gets mixed with the almonds... Or make a buttercream filling out of it.

For the orange marble cookies, maybe try a pinwheel cookie? If you want them to actually be marbled, you could just knead the rolled-up dough a few times and re-form it into a log.

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legendof
Oct 27, 2014



You want to make orange-and-something macarons, or just some kind of cookies? For cookies I'd make something fairly stiff like a shortbread or sugar cookie, make two kinds of dough, roll each one into a flat sheet, stack 'em, roll up, slice cute little spirals off the end. Orange pairs well with chocolate, almond, cranberry, cardamom, most tropical flavors...

Boywhiz88
Sep 11, 2005

floating 26" off da ground. BURR!

https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/2...hns-lemon-bars/

This has been my go to since 2016. It is my most requested item of anything I bake, and I bake soooo much. My friends had me bake for their wedding, I watched a gentleman come up to the table and be disappointed by the lack of lemon bars (after 2 double batches, 64 squares!). He scraped up all the goo and scraps he could with his hand and shoveled it in his mouth.

Im gonna try some of these others, but this one is reaaaaaal good.

So, I have a 4.5qt KitchenAid stand mixer but its not big or powerful enough for double batches. Im considering the 6qt professional 600 series. Any thoughts? Caveats?

tsc
Jun 18, 2004
hostis humani generis

I celebrated finally getting my kitchen in order post-wedding by making a bundt cake.



Sex Hobbit
Jul 24, 2007

because we are cat




A friend gave me a bag of cherries he wasn't going to eat, so some Almond Cherry Bars were in order! Today I learned that there is definitely such a thing as too much icing. I'll halve that part of the recipe next time.

AnonSpore
Jan 19, 2012

Bear Witness

I made the smitten kitchen blondies recipe except apparently I either chopped the chocolate I was gonna add too finely, had too much of it, or added it in when the mixture was still too hot, because I got brownies instead.

Still good, at least, but not what I was hoping for.

Suspect Bucket
Jan 14, 2012

SHRIMPDOR WAS A MAN
I mean, HE WAS A SHRIMP MAN
er, maybe also A DRAGON
or possibly
A MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL TEAM
BUT HE WAS STILL
SHRIMPDOR


Don't look at this thread on a diet. Learn from my mistakes.

Gonna whip up and easy batch of peanut butter oat bars to correct for this, bring them to work to prevent me from eating them all.

SymmetryrtemmyS
Jul 13, 2013



I have several pounds of peaches that are about to go bad. I want to bake something for my coworkers - I've been bringing something in every week or two, and I've gotten super positive reception. Pie or cobbler, or something else? I also have blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, a few apricots, and tons of rainier cherries to use up in the next week.

Suspect Bucket
Jan 14, 2012

SHRIMPDOR WAS A MAN
I mean, HE WAS A SHRIMP MAN
er, maybe also A DRAGON
or possibly
A MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL TEAM
BUT HE WAS STILL
SHRIMPDOR


SymmetryrtemmyS posted:

I have several pounds of peaches that are about to go bad. I want to bake something for my coworkers - I've been bringing something in every week or two, and I've gotten super positive reception. Pie or cobbler, or something else? I also have blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, a few apricots, and tons of rainier cherries to use up in the next week.

Dump cake.

Face God and walk backwards into hell

Sex Hobbit
Jul 24, 2007

because we are cat


No goodies to post today, I just wanted to announce that I got hired for a side gig baking at a local cafe

SymmetryrtemmyS
Jul 13, 2013



I made muffins today. I have cartoonishly huge tops and the streusel caramelized and fried and it's fantastic.





Blueberry with some orange and lemon zest. About a teaspoon of cinnamon went in the batter, along with a toasted star anise. Flavor is great, and the texture is out of this world. I meant to put almonds in there too, but I couldn't find my slivered almonds. I may have used them already. I didn't feel like blanching almonds, so c'est la vie.

Sex Hobbit
Jul 24, 2007

because we are cat


Gonna need that recipe. I hosed up muffins pretty bad the one time I tried to make them from scratch.

SymmetryrtemmyS
Jul 13, 2013



Sure.

Sally McKenney - Sally's Baking Addiction posted:

STREUSEL TOPPING
1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar
1/3 cup (40g) all-purpose flour
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 cup (60g) butter, cold

MUFFINS
3 cups (375g) all-purpose flour
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
2 eggs, at room temperature (see Sally Says, right)
3/4 cup (150g) granulated sugar
1/4 cup (50g) light brown sugar
1 cup (240ml) milk, at room temperature
1/2 cup (120ml) vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/4 cup (215g) fresh or frozen blueberries (do not thaw)

1 Preheat the oven to 425F. Spray a 6-count jumbo muffin pan* with non-stick spray or line the cups with muffin liners. Set aside.
2 MAKE THE STREUSEL TOPPING: Combine the granulated sugar, flour, and cinnamon in a small bowl. Cut in the cold butter and mix around with a pastry blender or your hands until coarse crumbs form. Set aside.
3 MAKE THE MUFFINS: In a large bowl, gentlsy toss together the flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.
4 In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs, granulated sugar, and brown sugar together until combined. Mix in milk, oil, and vanilla. The mixture will be pale and yellow. Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix everything together gently by hand. Avoid over-mixing, though no big pockets of flour should be remaining. The batter will be extremely thick and somewhat lumpy. Fold in the blueberries.
5 Pour the batter into prepared muffin tins, filling all the way to the top. Top each with streusel. Bake at 425F for 5 minutes and then, keeping the muffins in the oven, reduce the temperature to 375F and continue to bake for 2526 minutes until the tops are lightly golden. A toothpick inserted in the center should come out clean. Allow to cool for 10 minutes. The muffins taste best eaten the same day, though you can store them at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

There was way too much streusel, but as you can see the results were delicious anyways. Removing them felt precarious, but there was no danger at all of tearing - the tops are just so disproportionate that it feels like there isn't much underneath.

Sex Hobbit
Jul 24, 2007

because we are cat


SymmetryrtemmyS posted:

Sure.


There was way too much streusel, but as you can see the results were delicious anyways. Removing them felt precarious, but there was no danger at all of tearing - the tops are just so disproportionate that it feels like there isn't much underneath.

Thanks!

listrada
Jan 2, 2017


SymmetryrtemmyS posted:

There was way too much streusel, but as you can see the results were delicious anyways. Removing them felt precarious, but there was no danger at all of tearing - the tops are just so disproportionate that it feels like there isn't much underneath.

Thanks for this! Blueberries were on sale yesterday so I made a batch of these last night. These are easily the best blueberry muffins I have ever made! The texture and flavor were on point, the blueberries didn't all sink to the bottom, and the height was really impressive!

And not that "too much streusel" is a real problem, but I thought it made just enough streusel for 16 regular sized muffins.

Boywhiz88
Sep 11, 2005

floating 26" off da ground. BURR!

I love Sally so Ill try it out.

How does using a fridge/freezer for a few minute affect things? Stuff in my 13x9 pan takes hours to cool if I just let em sit but yesterday and Monday, I threw my lemon bars and brownies in the freezer and fridge respectively and was happy w the results. I let them cool normally for 40+ minutes and then stuck em in the cooler for like 3 min. Just want to make sure Im not screwing anything up.

Rotten Cookies
Nov 11, 2008

gosh! i like both the islanders and the rangers!!! :^)


Made lemon bars last night. Went with the smitten kitchen recipe (no offense to the other recommendations, next one I try will most likely be the one FGR posted).

Through some miscommunication, half the lemons we got for this were used by my sister who was visiting. Ms Cookies suggests hey, we have limes, instead of calling this a loss, why don't we try to make half of them lime bars? Because of the lemon mishap, I ended up folding a bunch of tinfoil and sticking it in the pyrex to make a little dam to keep the lemon and lime fillings from mixing. It worked out pretty well. Hooray for emergency creativity. Well they smell drat delicious, but I had to go to bed before they were completely done cooling. I'm so drat excited to slice them up and eat some when I get home.

Ms Cookies and I made cookies as Christmas gifts for all our friends, and it went over well enough that we're probably doing the same this year.

Last year there were
-Pfefferneusse
-Spumoni (cherry/chocolate/pistachio)
-Pistachio
-Cardamom-cinnamon sugar cookies
-Nutballs
-Struffoli

I think we're getting rid of the spumoni since people only liked them for the pistachio part, which is redundant anyway. They look pretty and add some color but ehh. Not well received. I think adding some lemon bars in there might be different enough. We also have a bunch of raspberry preserves from the garden this year, might make some thumbprint cookies.

Tentatively this year is
-Pfefferneusse
-Pistachio
-Cardamom-cinnamon
-Nutballs
-Struffoli
-Lemon Bars
-Raspberry thumbprints

Rotten Cookies fucked around with this message at Aug 17, 2018 around 17:34

Rotten Cookies
Nov 11, 2008

gosh! i like both the islanders and the rangers!!! :^)




Lemon on the left, lime on the right. Ended up with twice as many as pictured.


They might not be lookers but they taste pretty dang good.

TheCog
Jul 30, 2012

I AM ZEPA AND I CLAIM THESE LANDS BY RIGHT OF CONQUEST




I made a skillet cookie. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out, although I had to bake it a fair bit longer than the instructions said to get it to not be complete mush.

The Glumslinger
Sep 24, 2008

Status: Single canine
Income: Kibble
Henry Offenses:
1. Eats own feces
2. Is actually named Henry
3. Illiterate


Bleak Gremlin

Rotten Cookies posted:



Lemon on the left, lime on the right. Ended up with twice as many as pictured.


They might not be lookers but they taste pretty dang good.

I've been wanting to try out lime bars, how did they turn out?

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Rotten Cookies
Nov 11, 2008

gosh! i like both the islanders and the rangers!!! :^)


The Glumslinger posted:

I've been wanting to try out lime bars, how did they turn out?

You know, pretty good, actually. All in all they were very good.

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