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Posted: 01 January 2014 09:08 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 91 ]
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Morning Flour girl~

Go for it. wink Sounds like a good plan to me esp since that is one of the best cakes. I noticed several cans of pumpkin puree in the cupboard this morning, so I could do that too. But I’m thinking about those apples I bought last week for an apple pie.  Might as well try it again to see if I can get it right. We’ll see though since there is plenty of house work to do first and then back to work on Thurs.

Okay, I won’t worry about bugging anyone and I’m sure you are right about them wanting to help. Everyone is very helpful here and I really enjoy reading on this forum. Speaking of CRenee, she posted a recipe called, Mom’s Chocolate Cake, or something like that about a week ago or so and I will be baking that one of these days.

Let me know how you are getting along with your baking and I will do the same.

Happy New Year!! And thank you for your help and thoughts.

Abbey

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Posted: 02 January 2014 01:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 92 ]
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Hi Abbey, Happy New Year !

Did you spend your day off baking? I’m interested to learn what you decided to bake.

I didn’t bake today at all. We woke late and that put the entire day off balance. I don’t know what I am baking tomorrow yet. I’m going to browse through my books and see what looks good for tomorrow.

Good night.

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Posted: 03 January 2014 10:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 93 ]
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Good New YEar Flour Girl. smile

I haven’t baked a thing so I’m looking forward to it this weekend. Getting back to normal is not easy after these holidays and this cold weather, but I’m seeing a light at the end of the tunnel. It’s Friday, so I can breath a sigh of relief and start thinking about my favorite past-time. 

What did you bake? I’m always interested to know!!! wink

Abbey

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Posted: 04 January 2014 11:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 94 ]
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Thank you!

I know it’s hard. I have been dragging the past few days, myself,  but I feel better today.

I baked the carrot cake in Back In The Day. I baked half the recipe because I prefer single layer cakes. It’s an oil based cake and uses 2 eggs, which is acceptable to me.

It is very light.  I glazed it with a sugar glaze using confectioner’s sugar 140g, 1 tsp vanilla and 2 TB water. IMO, it put it over the top sweet. Next time I’ll omit the glaze. This cake really doesn’t need any help Here are the pics:

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Posted: 06 January 2014 09:08 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 95 ]
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That looks good flourgirl. I could use a bite of that right now. The flu got me sat night and haven’t eaten a thing since. Plus I missed my baking night. Haven’t ordered that CB yet either. But that carrot cake definitely gets my interest. You always inspire me and that’s a good thing. smile

I’m staying home today but doubt ill get anything baked. But I can always hope.

Glad you’re feeling better.

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Posted: 07 January 2014 12:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 96 ]
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abbey - 06 January 2014 09:08 AM

That looks good flourgirl. I could use a bite of that right now. The flu got me sat night and haven’t eaten a thing since. Plus I missed my baking night. Haven’t ordered that CB yet either. But that carrot cake definitely gets my interest. You always inspire me and that’s a good thing. smile

I’m staying home today but doubt ill get anything baked. But I can always hope.

Glad you’re feeling better.

Oh no! I’m sorry you have the flu. I hear a lot of people are suffering with the flu. It’s miserable!

I hope you are on the road to recovery.

Thank you Abbey. That cake is a keeper.

I have the ingredients for a blueberry buckle coming to room temperature right now. The recipe is from King Arhturs Flour Bakers Companion.

Sunday I baked the honey cake from Souther Cakes. It’s fine, not great.

I’ve been looking for a good honey cake to make for my uncle’s 94th birthday.  So far, the winner is the honey cake in Inside The Jewish Bakery. The recipe uses Buckwheat honey and rye flour.

I hope you feel better soon.

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Posted: 07 January 2014 03:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 97 ]
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I want to see that blueberry buckle, please. smile I think King Arthur’s CBs are good? You and Prettycake refer to them often.

I just read about buckwheat honey, oh, the things we can learn in this lifetime. I love it! That honey cake must be rich to include that honey and rye flour?

Congrats to your uncle. That’s pretty neat. You know I’ve been taking care of my Grandma who is 97 and almost every time I’m with her, we get to experience one of those priceless moments. Life is good. 

Speaking of life, I thought I was dying with that dang flu bug. It hit me in a second. One minute I was cooking dinner and the next I was down. I dragged myself to the Dr this morn and was told to go to work cause I was fine. Ha, I don’t feel fine but here I am working and wishing I were snuggled up at home with my dog. Yes everyone has it and it seems to be extra mean this year. 

Thank you for the sweet thoughts dear Flour girl and I hope your honey cake turns out perfectly for your uncle’s 94th birthday party. Sweet!!! Tell him I Wish him a Very Happy Birthday. smile 

Talk to you later.

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Posted: 07 January 2014 09:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 98 ]
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abbey - 07 January 2014 03:55 PM

I want to see that blueberry buckle, please. smile I think King Arthur’s CBs are good? You and Prettycake refer to them often.

I just read about buckwheat honey, oh, the things we can learn in this lifetime. I love it! That honey cake must be rich to include that honey and rye flour?

Congrats to your uncle. That’s pretty neat. You know I’ve been taking care of my Grandma who is 97 and almost every time I’m with her, we get to experience one of those priceless moments. Life is good. 

Speaking of life, I thought I was dying with that dang flu bug. It hit me in a second. One minute I was cooking dinner and the next I was down. I dragged myself to the Dr this morn and was told to go to work cause I was fine. Ha, I don’t feel fine but here I am working and wishing I were snuggled up at home with my dog. Yes everyone has it and it seems to be extra mean this year. 

Thank you for the sweet thoughts dear Flour girl and I hope your honey cake turns out perfectly for your uncle’s 94th birthday party. Sweet!!! Tell him I Wish him a Very Happy Birthday. smile 

Talk to you later.

Hi Abbey,

Geesh! You sound like you should be resting in bed.  I hope you are feeling better by now.

I don’t agree with sending people to work when they have a communicable illness. I had to go to work when I was sick. When one of us was sick, we all got sick. I don’t see the point of sending sick people to work.

I like King Arthur’s book but don’t use it as often as I should.  The recipes are good and easy. I think I have too many baking books. I keep making new things and forget about the recipes I once made.  I need to organize my favorites on the computer.

Thank you for the birthday wishes. I will tell my uncle. I don’t think he understands the concept of me having computer friends but I tell him about what I see and do online anyway.

Please send your Grandma my Happy New Year wishes.

Feel well soon Abbey!

The buckle came out deeeelish!! Here is a pic of it:

 

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Posted: 08 January 2014 10:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 99 ]
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Oh Man, I could use one of those right now. In fact, I’m calling First Watch-restaurant-and ordering a big breakfast including a pancake. smile

That looks good. Did you use fresh berries? Once I get on my feet, I’ll make those. I’m on my feet but I’d rather be lounging somewhere else. Hehe. I love my job and you should have seen them-the bosses-grinning when I showed up yesterday. Showing up is all that matters to them, so!!

I won’t expose any germs to my Grandma so I won’t be sitting with her this week. Good for her and for me because I need to rest up for our Christmas party this Saturday night and since they didnt’ give me antibiotics, I might have a glass of wine. There should be some splendid desserts.

You are very welcome and my grandma doesn’t quite understand either but she pretends and I get a real kick out of that. 

Good job on the buckle. A big glass of milk and one of those would be perfect right now. smile

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Posted: 09 January 2014 11:01 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 100 ]
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It sounds like you have your appetite back, always a good sign when you have the flu.

I did use fresh blueberries but froze them.  This is really yummy.

I hope you are back up and baking soon grin

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Posted: 14 January 2014 01:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 101 ]
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Hi Flour girl

I’m back! My appetite is normal and I’m feeling so much better. That was a struggle.

Now, what to bake. Pretty cake’s pineapple pie keeps running through my mind and I know I have a can of pineapple. I just bought frozen blueberries and strawberries so I could whip up a buckle. smile

But, the one thing I really want to do is make an almond gallette. I might have to bug Prettycake but I’ll try my hardest, first.

Hope you are well, flourgill. I’ve missed chatting and baking. 

 

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Posted: 16 January 2014 10:09 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 102 ]
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abbey - 14 January 2014 01:40 PM

Hi Flour girl

I’m back! My appetite is normal and I’m feeling so much better. That was a struggle.

Now, what to bake. Pretty cake’s pineapple pie keeps running through my mind and I know I have a can of pineapple. I just bought frozen blueberries and strawberries so I could whip up a buckle. smile

But, the one thing I really want to do is make an almond gallette. I might have to bug Prettycake but I’ll try my hardest, first.

Hope you are well, flourgill. I’ve missed chatting and baking. 

 

Hi Abbey,

Yay!! I’m so glad to hear you are feeling better now! And back! I missed you too!

It sounds like you are ready to bake. 

I’m looking forward to hearing about your next baking adventure.

I’ve been working on Honey Cakes.  I’ve pinned it down to Marcy Goldman’s Majestic And Moist New Year’s Eve Honey Cake. In fact, I am baking another today. Thsi one gets better with age. When I made it the first time, I did not put baking sheets under my pans. My loaves did over-brown but they were not hard or burnt at all. Marcy said this will be avoided by using 2 baking sheets under the loaves. 

Have a gr8 day!!

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Posted: 16 January 2014 05:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 103 ]
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Thanks Flourgirl. I’m so happy to be back in the human race!!

How did your experiment go? Did the baking sheets help? I’m curious about that recipe or really any recipe that uses honey. One can use honey instead of corn syrup!

I just printed out the Almond Galette recipe and plan on making the pastry Sat. night and baking it Sun. morning. Yummm. I will love it, I’m sure, plus it is so pretty. See if I can make it look as pretty as Prettycake did.

Hope your Honey Cake was perfect. What is the story about the Honey Cake?

Hope you have a good evening, dear flourgirl! 

 

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Posted: 17 January 2014 08:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 104 ]
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abbey - 16 January 2014 05:53 PM

Thanks Flourgirl. I’m so happy to be back in the human race!!

How did your experiment go? Did the baking sheets help? I’m curious about that recipe or really any recipe that uses honey. One can use honey instead of corn syrup!

I just printed out the Almond Galette recipe and plan on making the pastry Sat. night and baking it Sun. morning. Yummm. I will love it, I’m sure, plus it is so pretty. See if I can make it look as pretty as Prettycake did.

Hope your Honey Cake was perfect. What is the story about the Honey Cake?

Hope you have a good evening, dear flourgirl! 

Hi Abbey,

I can’t wait to see your Almond Galette. I’m sure you will make it beautiful. Are you planning on bringing it to work?

How is your grandma doing?

I substitute Lyle’s syrup for corn syrup. It has always worked beautifully. both myself and my husband’s bosses wife made the same recipe, a bread pudding, one gathering. She used corn syrup. I used Lyle’s golden Syrup. Yep, you guessed it. Everyone openly told me they preferred my bread pudding.


The story with the Honey Cake is: My uncle grew up eating Honey Cake. He is about to turn 94 and lives in a nursing home. We speak twice/week. Every time I tell him about my baking, he tells me how he wishes he could have some. He feels it is miserable in this facility and he hates the food.  I just want to send him a cake with which he is familiar. One which will bring back memories of days long gone.

The Honey Cake did come out perfect. This cake tastes better with each passing day.

I didn’t follow the mixing directions of the author, Marcy Goldman. She uses what seems like the batter technique. Instead, I used Rose’s mixing method applied to the Many Splendid Quick Bread in RHC. As Rose mentions, the batter does get foamy in the Honey Cake batter too. It’s really the best way to mix this cake for me because mixing by hand doesn’t work for my injury.

I baked the Sour Cream Cinnamon Crumb Cake from Baked 1 today. We have a memorial service tomorrow. I’ll be brining it. It is a 9 x 13 cake.

Have a good night Abbey. Enjoy making your Almond Galette!

 

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Posted: 19 January 2014 10:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 105 ]
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Hi Flourgirl,

With so much going on this weekend, it was a miracle that I accomplished this baking feat. I really enjoyed it but wished for more time to make it prettier. I watched youtube and learned some techniques that really made it fun. I learned how to fold the dough together instead of just forking it around the edges. Next time I’ll use more egg wash so it browns up more and make sure to put more of the egg wash around the designs. The heart could have used more of an outline. smile

I think your cake looks delicious. Was it good? Haven’t heard of Baked 1. 

I understand all too well how your uncle feels. My grandma wanted out of that facility and I didn’t blame her. I haven’t seen her for almost two weeks now and I really miss her. I’ll start helping here again soon but we wanted to make sure I was completely well first.

I’ll look for Lyle’s syrup-never heard of that either. Sounds very interesting. wink

Well, I haven’t tried that galette yet and I do plan to take it to work tomorrow but I think I need to treat myself to just a small slice tonight and hope it helps me get my laundry done.

I hope you had a nice day.

Abbey

 

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