What are you baking these days? October 2012, part 1 [OLD]
- buttertart Sep 30, 2012 05:34 PM
We'be been busy little bees in the baking department these days, so here we go for a new thread in the new month. I have bread rising from the sponge I made last week, and made the pistachio cake again (I'm safe from it because it was served to a number of people at a party). Really prefer Rose's buttercream to the chocolate glaze I made at the behest of the birthday girls...
I will be making three cakes for my gran's birthday, plus green tomato cakes, likely bread, and definitely baked doughnuts with my new pan!
Just made 60 cupcakes for the bf's birthday, using Betty Crocker mix and a frosting made from veg crisco and wilton butter flavouring. Quite revolting. I shall stick to Italian meringue buttercream next time I want pure white.
On the menu soon are pumpkin swirl brownies, and probably a pumpkin pie and an apple pie - a good way to use up the crisco and to embrace my new North American habitat!
Yesterday I made three batches of "infinitely adaptable blondies" - one with chocolate chips, one with white chocolate and macadamia nuts, and one with reduced coffee and cappucino chips. They all turned out delicious, except the coffee ones kind of burned, and I needed to remove a layer from the sides and bottom.
Tonight I need to make a peach crisp, with the last of the fall peaches, and lots of oats and nuts.
Tomorrow I will make more blondies or chocolate chip cookies, plus a giant plum tart, with the last of the plums and pluots.
(Due to Jewish holidays, early fall is my busiest baking season!)
Are those the ones from Smitten Kitchen (originally Mark Bittman?) That's my favourite quick square; since you melt the butter they are very quick with no planning involved. I have made them with white chocolate and dried cranberries, milk chocolate and dried cherries, and dark chocolate/cappuccino chips..