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Oct 30, 2010 06:18 AM

What are you baking these days? Part X [old]

(Note: There's a newer "What are you baking these days?" thread started. If you have a question or comment about something below, please go ahead and post it. But if you want to add a new thing you're baking to the list, please find the newest thread from this list: -- The Chowhound Team )

Buttertart usually starts these ongoing baking threads, but as she is indisposed she has given me her blessing to start this, tenth, version.

We are interested in anything you are baking, sweet or savory. The weather has gone decidedly colder, so I expect that a lot more baking will be done, and a lot more contributions made to this thread.

Get well soon, Buttertart !!!

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  1. It is raining and I'm making My Ginger Cookies from Alice Medrich's Chewy Gooey Crispy Crunchy. They smell fabulous -- it's all spicy fall warmth in here -- and as they come out of the oven, they are beautiful. This book rocks! I want to make every single recipe. You get Alice Medrich perfection, many cookies that can be mixed by hand, plus instructions on gluten-free where applicable.

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    1. re: maxie

      Sounds wonderful! My copy should be here soon!

      1. re: roxlet

        I am really looking forward to this book! (And I already have about a million and twenty cookie recipes hanging around.)

        1. re: Caitlin McGrath

          Admittedly having baked only the one recipe, I still think this cookbook is destined to become a classic.

    2. This morning I made my own piecrust (rare, for me). It is piccwicc's recipe I got from here last year, quite easy. I made a pumpkin pie for my sister, it's her favorite. We'll have a slice later with a dab of whipped cream.

      1. i have been making the pumpkin chocolate chip bread from the king arthur flour cookbook. it is moist but not too dense and "wet" textured like so many quickbreads. since i'm sure to have pumpkin left over i plan on making the butternut brioche from wild yeast, found here:

        i made this into dinner rolls a few thanksgivings ago and they were beautiful.

        i am also a little bit in love with the brown butter shortbread bars from the smitten kitchen blog, which were originally made with summer peaches but are perfect with beautiful ripe pears. i am dying to try them made with some poached quince.

        i adore fall! what a gorgeous season for baking! *sigh*

        1. I made gingerbread cookies yesterday from a (gasp! for shame!) mix from Stonewall Kitchen. They were/are very good, nice and buttery with a just-spicy-enough gingerbread flavor. I'll be bringing them to a party, maybe sandwiched with some cream cheese frosting...

          1. I made Nana's creole pecan date bars from Eating Well's award winning cookie contest,. Good but seemed underdone even tho I added another 10 -15 minutes of baking time, Or maybe the raisins, dates pecans and choc chips made for a really moist chewey bar, Anyway they are fast disappearing frm the kitchen counter. :)