Silke, I am not going to vote for the Nov theme. The rest of you can decide and I’ll follow suite. The reason being that Thanksgiving is in Oct in Canada and I’ll definitely vote for the first choice and that wouldn’t be fair to the rest of you.
I’ll vote for the “Mostly Flourless” theme, as that could be construed to include many traditional Thanksgiving items (we can include pies). Our Bake-Off buddies in Canada and the UK don’t do Thanksgiving (at least not in November), and they’re an important part of our group!
I was thinking that theme could include anything from the Mostly Flourless chapter of RHC, or any similar item from Rose’s other books. From the Cake Bible, that would include the Bittersweet Cocoa-Almond Genoise, the Chocolate Cloud and Cocoa Souffle rolls, and the Cheesecakes and Oblivions. In the spirit of the RHC chapter, using cake or crust around a filling would be fine. Pies, too.
I’ll go with the “Mostly Flourless” as well from RHC if you have it, but from any other Rose book if not. I’m also still deciding on an ‘O’ cake but find that that’s half the fun of it. I have to study the books one more time!
I also want to go with the “Mostly Flourless” theme - as Julie has laid out, it seems to include more options. Though if the majority swings the other way I’m fine too. I’m finding it very hard to put the book down - seems like I opened it every day to look at the next things I want to bake or just to “drool” over the pictures. I’ve had TCB for almost a year and RHC for 2 weeks and I’ve opened RHC more often than TCB .
As Julie noted in her original suggestion, the “Mostly Flourless” theme for November includes much that?s traditional for Thanksgiving. Yet without actually naming the holiday for those who don’t celebrate it. Or who celebrate it this coming weekend, as we do in Canada.
The theme includes cheesecakes and flourless tortes (from RHC or any of Rose?s books) but also pies. The “mostly” part is what would permit the pies and any flour component that you might want to use with the cheesecake or torte like a roulade base or whatever. What’s more seasonal for North Americans than pumpkin pie? And it would be easy enough to put a Thanksgiving spin on a cheesecake or torte.
Maybe we already have our topic? And can move on to December? Kidding, kidding….
Naah, not one up. I was just closely involved in the October topic discussion when Julie made her contribution and also suggested the “Mostly Flourless” topic for November. But yeah! Active group we’ve got now, isn’t it? Yay!!
I’m dying to get at some more baking, but the sun shines for at least one more day this week in Victoria. And the fall garden clean-up calls. Plus I was dealing with a bunch of apples from a neighbour. Nice “problems” to have.
Carol - so you’re in Victoria? It’s a beautiful place - very green! I went there oh 14 years ago. Went to Butchard Garden too - it was very beautiful, love the rose garden. I still remember it. They had fireworks at that time - it was the end of the summer.
Fireworks every Saturday night and some special occasions. And yes, gorgeous gardens all year long! Created out of a quarry pit by the wife of the couple who developed the property in the late 1800 and early 1900s, still owned and operated by the family. The quarry is long gone, but they say the Butchart Gardens are visited by over a million people a year.
Just shows what a creative woman can do, when she puts her mind to it! Her name was Jennie, btw