Christmas Baking!
Posted: 23 November 2011 10:33 AM   [ Ignore ]
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For Christmas this year, I’m making mini-breads (baked in 2 cup pans).  This year, I’ve made the following:

1.  Perfect Pound Cake (the double-vanilla version) - a 3x batch for 6 cakes

2.  Chocolate Bread - a 3x batch for 6 cakes.  I used 31 g. cocoa powder—and a corresponding reduciton in flour—per batch rather than as written, becuase I like the “normal” chocolate-to-flour proportion that Rose uses

3.  Chestnut Sand Cakes - this is my fave of all Rose’s cakes.  I only had enough chestnut flour left to make a 1.25x batch for 4-1/2 cakes.  The only thing I didn’t increase was the baking powder, so they got nice domes without having to sit on the counter.  I filled the pans 2/3 of the way.

It looke like a recipe of 450 g. flour (or flour + cocoa powder) makes six 2-cup cakes.

I was going to make White Whisper breads also, but I didn’t have as many leftover whites as I expected (from small yolks), and I think 17 breads will be enough, as I’m also going to make caramels (or something).

They are happily in the freezer waiting for Christmas, but I will not even get to TASTE them!  I can’t believe it!  I’ve never made a cake that I haven’t even tasted before.  *sigh*

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Posted: 23 November 2011 10:50 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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They all look delicious!

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Posted: 23 November 2011 11:35 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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The flavours sound delicious and those domes….all of them look perfect. Lucky recipients!

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Posted: 23 November 2011 11:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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They look great!!  What an excellent idea! Have you never tasted the Vanilla Pound Cake?  I wondering how it tastes.  Someone told me they would like an old fashioned buttery poundcake.

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Posted: 23 November 2011 12:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Can I get on your Christmas list please? These all look so good! By the way, I love your backsplash!

Renee, I made the double-vanilla this last weekend along with the white spice. The double vanilla is really good, though I have to say my son and I preferred the white spice. It’s addictive! I think the double-vanilla fits the bill as a moist, buttery old-fashioned pound cake. I know I’ll be making it again.

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Posted: 23 November 2011 12:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Thank you, Georgie, I am doing so much baking between now and dinner tomorrow that I may just throw this in.

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Posted: 23 November 2011 12:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Thank you everyone for the compliments!!!! 

@Renee - I have made all 3 of these before.  The double-vanilla pound cake is incredible—definitely my fave pound cake.  It tastes like ice cream.  I love it!
@Georgie - I’ve never tried the white spice! I may have to do so!

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Posted: 23 November 2011 04:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Anne! Those look SINFUL! Anyway a few could pass my way? wink

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Posted: 24 November 2011 01:21 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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yuuuummmm!

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Posted: 25 November 2011 08:03 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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They look wonderful!  I’d like to join the others clamoring to get on your list smile

I’m impressed that you’ve already started on holiday baking- I’m still thinking of Thanksgiving, haven’t quite wrapped my head around holiday baking yet.

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Posted: 18 December 2011 11:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Georgie - 23 November 2011 04:14 PM

Can I get on your Christmas list please? These all look so good! By the way, I love your backsplash!

I was thinking the same thing. Love Rose’s Chocolate Bread. :D

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Posted: 20 December 2011 02:25 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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What a great idea! Your breads look fantastic.

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Posted: 20 December 2011 05:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Very nice display! They all look yummy-licious Anne.

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Posted: 20 December 2011 10:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Thank you so much, everyone!  I gave them to my bosses on Friday (my last day at work before Christmas), and my family should get theirs tomorrow!

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