Recent content by Matthew21

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    Naming Desserts - need help!

    Bononfires sound good. It'll already be hard enough to separate such a dessert from it's origin, so I suggest not going to far. I've found it's hard to come up with good names for some things, but keep trying.
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    Showcase your work!

    OK, another Saturday's work done, another cake for my portfolio.
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    Showcase your work!

    OK, my niece's fifth birthday is today, and I made the most elaborate cake I've made yet for it. A few months ago at her brother's second birthday, she requested a Unicorn cake, and her mother (my sister) made a more detailed request of me. I'm really happy about this cake, and hope that maybe...
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    Ideas for Paw Paw Fruit.

    As far as I know there is no canned form of this fruit. The only way I even know how to get any is by knowing someone who knows where they grow. The trees only grow fruit during their season, and the trees are fickle, some years they’ll grow tons, some years only a few. I have been told to...
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    Ideas for Paw Paw Fruit.

    Can’t really tell you. At the moment i’m Just sort of fascinated with them. Which means I haven’t been able to actually taste one yet. They’re only available really around the fall/ late summer season and I keep missing them.
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    I want Fruitcake cookies

    These might be up your alley. TEXAS LIZZIES Ingredients 1. 1 Cup of Unsalted Butter. 2. 2 Cups Light Brown sugar 3. 4 Large eggs, beaten together 4. 1 Cup Bourbon 5. 2 Teaspoons sweet milk 6. 3 and ½ cups all-purpose flour 7. 3 teaspoons Baking Soda...
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    Ideas for Paw Paw Fruit.

    OK, it's past the season for this fruit, and sadly, I didn't get any this year, but I've been fascinated with it for quite awhile now. Anyone no any good ideas for it? If you haven't heard of it, look here...
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    Blueberry recipes that AREN'T muffins?

    I found this in a book called "Southern Cakes" once. it's pretty good. Shenandoah Valley Blueberry cake. 1 2/3 cups All-purpose flour. 1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder. 1/4 teaspoon salt. 1/3 cup Butter, softened. 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar 1 egg. 1/3 cup Milk 1 cup fresh or frozen...
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    The decline of decent baking channels

    I understand where she's coming from, but I feel that stuff like So Yummy has it's place, at least as a form of potential inspiration for people to try things, design wise at least.
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    Just tried to some sugar work but....

    OK, I tried to make some sugarwork last night. Added sugar, water, and Glucose in a pot and melted it, skimmed out impurities, and heated it to 320 degrees. I poured it into the molds, but they came out yellow! Some closer to Orange! Did I let the sugar cook too long? It was one their for a few...
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    Key Lime Roll Cake

    Hhmm...Lime curd folded into stabilized whipped cream maybe a great way of avoiding too much "heavyness" in the cake. I always see citrus flavors as rather light, really, especially in a roll cake. I also might try to do some of those "pictures" on the outside, like you see on some roll cakes, I...
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    Key Lime Roll Cake

    Thanks alot for the help. I've looked up another roulade recipe, this one not chocolate that will hopefully work. I like putting the zest in the cake, and I like the idea of using the juice with a simple syrup. For filling, I would probably use either a whipped cream, or light vanilla...
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    Key Lime Roll Cake

    OK, i'm trying to put together something that I will probably make next summer, Key Lime Roll Cake. I'm looking into Roll cakes right now, in preparation for a potential Buche De Noel around Christmas. I have a recipe for Chocolate Roulade that should probably work, both for Christmas, and to...
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    Glucose Syrup = Corn syrup?

    Hey guys, I've been reading up on sugar art and sugar glass, as part of my endless quest to improve my baking decorations. I got this book recently...