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

Well, it's June in the UK and parts east now, so what the heck, here we go with the June thread. Have family visiting this weekend and am thinking lemon meringue pah or maybe tart (anyone have a favorite lemon tart?). More baking will ensue...have some biga that better become bread or may walk out of the fridge under its own steam...how about you? What are you baking these days?

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  1. Lemon, yum. (see now, that will get emails from this thread to me!)

    1. No favourite lemon tart bt but as soon as I read your post, I thought of a lemon curd tart with a anise seed short crust.

      1. My favorite lemon tart is from Richard Sax's Classic Home Desserts. He titles it "The World's Best Lemon Tart (Tarte Au Citron Nezard) and attributes it to Nezard, a patisserie on the Left Bank in Paris near Montparnesse.

        1. There's a great French lemon tart in Saveur. Very easy -- put everything in the shell, and bake. Voila!

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          1. re: roxlet

            Ding ding we have a winner, even easier because I have almond tart pastry in ze freezer.

          2. Just tasted freshly made (couldn't wait for it to cool all of the way) brownies from Ad Hoc at Home. Wow. Made with Cocoa Barry and Ghirardelli 60%. Almost like a souffle. Amazing.

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            1. re: sandylc

              These brownies are ridiculously amazing. My husband has declared that no other brownie recipe shall ever be made in our house again. Do you feel that yours are the tiniest bit greasier than they need to be, though? I was thinking of cutting the amount of butter by a half a stick next time, just to see if it affected them negatively. Mine were practically oozing butter (not that that is a bad thing).

              1. re: biondanonima

                It might work. Even the next day these are so soft as to be custardy. I've wondered if they should be in the fridge.

              2. re: sandylc

                yup - hands down my favorite brownies... haven't made them in awhile so maybe I'll make a batch. I baked a quiche last night but some sweets would be a good idea...

                Thanks for reminding me how yummy they are.
                Ladyberd
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