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What are you baking these days? February 2012 [old]

Hi all, starting this (the second anniversary edition!) a wee bit early because I have much less access to the internet in the mornings lately...Have been baking a bit less too (after a burst that left us with far more baked goods than two people can get themselves around), but intend to get going again this weekend. So...what are you baking these days?

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  1. I am baking, for the first time, the almond cake that everyone raved about here from the ENYT cookbook. Wish me luck.

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      1. re: buttertart

        How long do you blend in your food processor. I just looked at the original in the NY Times and it said to mix 8minutes in stand mixer.

      2. re: angelsmom

        Sounds like something tasty! I'll have to check out this recipe.

        Is this the one?
        http://events.nytimes.com/recipes/801...

      3. I haven't baked anything since Christmas but I'm trying to decide on something delicious for the Super Bowl (it need not be football or NY/NE themed, just good eats!). Inspire me, Chowhounds!

        1. Right this minute, a Lazy Scone (saves time to do it in a pie pan and cut in wedges). 1 1/4 cups flour, 1 1/4 cups oats, 1 1/2 tsps baking powder, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/3 cup brown sugar all in a big bowl. In a big cup: 1/4 cup oil, 1 egg, 1/2 cup milk, 1-2 tsp maple extract. Mix in with 2 tablespoons soft butter and some golden raisins and chopped walnuts (or dates or whatever you like). Bake in pie pan @ 350 for about 25 minutes. Beloved niece is now on plane en route here. Will have warm scone and coffee ready for her.

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          1. re: Querencia

            Love lazy recipes with little clean-up. Your last sentence made me smile, very sweet. :)

          2. I make the crumb cake recipe from Carole Walters Great Coffeecake recipes, and it was super simple (1 bowl), and super good. It is the perfect breakfast for my son who doesn't like to eat in the morning.

            1. Having to do some vegan baking and experimenting. Not so much enjoying it. Man eggs are useful. That said, I'm mostly pleased with a chocolate cupcake with a cocoa PB frosting, faux-reos, speculaas, and carrot cake. Planning on a Amartetto Blueberry Crumble tomorrow, and hopefully another couple of plated desserts and possibly ice cream, upon which I must and will decide tonight.

              Have a cake contest coming up in March, and got to do a test run of "woodgrain fondant." i was quite pleased with the results.