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More Recent Baking Adventures - Chocolate Cakes and Pear Almond
Posted: 10 June 2010 08:30 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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Glad to hear you are back in business, so to speak.  :)

Lovely pear cake!  That was the second cake I baked from RHC, it was delicious.  Did you like it?

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Posted: 10 June 2010 01:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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I think it has the most beautiful crust of any cake I’ve baked. The flavor was very subtle—for some reason, I was expecting it to be more intensely almond, but it was very light.

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Posted: 10 June 2010 02:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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OMG, I am SERIOUSLY going to have to make this cake!  You guys are driving me crazy with these raves!!!

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Posted: 10 June 2010 02:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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Loopy - 07 June 2010 03:00 AM

Couldn’t resist sharing these, too.  I was inspired by Hector’s birthday cake to put whipped cream on the Chocolate Valentine cake, which set off the raspberries beautifully!  This was my first attempt at the Chocolate Raspberry Genoise…it tasted good, but next time I will fold in the chocolate with a bit more care since it lost quite a bit of volume, and take it out of the oven a couple of minutes sooner.  I was sooo afraid of the cake falling that I left it a little longer than necessary.  Thank goodness for the cocoa syrup!  Finally, although the Swedish Pear Almond cake looks plain, I HIGHLY recommend it…you can see from this picture how fine and tender the crumb is.  I absolutely loved it!

OMG! That looks so delicious. Is it lunchtime yet??  cool cheese

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Posted: 10 June 2010 02:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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Matthew - 10 June 2010 07:34 AM

I baked a sourdough bread smile

That is so yummy looking! I can tell I am going to gain weight on this forum wink

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Posted: 10 June 2010 06:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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Gorgeous pictures Matthew (as always)! What brand of oven did you end up buying?

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Posted: 10 June 2010 06:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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Your Pear Cake looks first class, Matthew!  I made it a while ago, you have reminded me of it, I must make it again!  Your pictures are also first class! grin

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Posted: 10 June 2010 08:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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Matthew, it looks lovely, especially in that Kaiser pan.  I was struck too by how light it was!  Agree the almond flavor is subtler than I expected, but that did nothing to dissuade me from polishing it off…

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Posted: 11 June 2010 03:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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Thanks everyone. Had another slice yesterday, and I thought it was even better the next day. I picked up on more of the almond flavor. Nothing fancy on the oven, just a basic Frigidaire.

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Posted: 11 June 2010 04:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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Matthew - 11 June 2010 06:55 PM

Thanks everyone. Had another slice yesterday, and I thought it was even better the next day. I picked up on more of the almond flavor. Nothing fancy on the oven, just a basic Frigidaire.

Every cake I have made has tasted better each subsequent day—evey up to 5 days—stored in the fridge.  I always make cakes 3 days in advance now and keep them in the fridge so they can “root”.  I think of my cakes as meatballs or soup….

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Posted: 11 June 2010 05:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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great pics as usual, Matthew. what kind of oven did you get on such short notice? How did you like the cake?

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Posted: 11 June 2010 05:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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Thanks—just a basic Frigidaire, nothing fancy. Someday I would like something with convection.  The cake reminded me of the apple streusel cake—of course without the streusel—but the cake itself has a similar texture and flavor with the pears.

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