Today I Made:

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Zohar » Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:02 pm UTC

I didn't know there were kinds. The one I bought at the grocery store? It's similar in consistency to humus or something like that, not as solid as cream cheese, not as soft as jam.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Liri » Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:13 pm UTC

Zohar wrote:I didn't know there were kinds. The one I bought at the grocery store? It's similar in consistency to humus or something like that, not as solid as cream cheese, not as soft as jam.

Yeah, I've used that one before, too - it's also suitable for desserts etc. Similar to cottage cheese but not lumpy.

Ricotta salata is very different - it's hard-ish, dry, and somewhat crumbly. And salty. Try it!

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Moo » Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:21 am UTC

I was hoping against hope I had posted her about the tiramisu cheesecake I made for NYE with a link but alas my last hope of finding that amazing recipe has been dashed. I tried a different recipe on Saturday; it was nice but frankly just tasted like tiramisu. It's not even in my Chrome history which is just... how? I has a giant coffee flavoured sad.

YOU GUYS YOU GUYS YOU GUYS posting here made me remember it was a Dutch recipe that's why none of my searches turned anything up and I found it I found it! Happy day!!! Go, make this (it has gelatine, sorry). It's amazing.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Zohar » Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:04 pm UTC

Made a big pot of (veggie) chili om nom nom. Also mashed potatoes and sauteed green beans to go with it.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Sandry » Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:51 pm UTC

Congrats, freezeblade! :)

This weekend I made mujaddara, shakshuka, a tahini, lemon, garlic yoghurt sauce and massaman curry with tofu. Oh, and I also made a pear ginger quickbread with dark chocolate chips. All of these choices were the correct life choices. NOM.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Zohar » Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:29 pm UTC

I haven't had shakshuka in a while... Or mujaddara...

I've been having this craving to make a good, rich, chocolate babka, but that will probably need to wait until we get back from Israel, since I probably won't have time to bake and finish eating before Friday when we fly.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby plytho » Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:45 pm UTC

Moo wrote:
YOU GUYS YOU GUYS YOU GUYS posting here made me remember it was a Dutch recipe that's why none of my searches turned anything up and I found it I found it! Happy day!!! Go, make this (it has gelatine, sorry). It's amazing.
http://www.simpele-recepten.nl/recept/t ... cheesecake


I'll be making that soon!
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby PAstrychef » Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:48 pm UTC

Got some nice shrimp on sale, so last night I made two kinds of Chinese-ish shrimp dishes. Kung Pao and honey walnut. One spicy, one sweet. Neither was very complicated, and the contrast was nice. Just plain rice to go with, using up leftovers.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby freezeblade » Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:05 pm UTC

Thanks for the well wishes everyone :) went off without a hitch.

Today I'm making: leftover tacos with the pork, starting the dough for a chocolate babka.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Moo » Tue Feb 14, 2017 6:38 am UTC

freezeblade wrote:Thanks for the well wishes everyone :) went off without a hitch.
No pun intended?
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Zohar » Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:55 pm UTC

I made some chocolate chip cookies last night, but I forgot to bring some of them to work! I'll try to remember tomorrow.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby freezeblade » Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:05 pm UTC

Moo wrote:
freezeblade wrote:Thanks for the well wishes everyone :) went off without a hitch.
No pun intended?


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In topic related news: Last night I started the sweet dough base for cranberry/orange swirl breakfast bread.
Tonight I'm making: Sourdough pizza crust for a later dinner. Leftovers on the docket for tonight's dinner.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Nath » Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:15 pm UTC

A couple of days ago, but I just recovered from the food coma: roast beef, Yorkshire pudding, crispy potatoes, gravy, and glazed carrots.

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Moo » Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:16 pm UTC

It's been raining non-stop. Between yesterday and today the kiddo and I have made pancakes, low carb pancakes, fisherman's pie, spicy pumpkin soup, potato and bacon soup and roast tomato soup.

Nom.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby freezeblade » Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:11 pm UTC

Yup, rain rain and more rain!

I made a basic chicken noodle soup yesterday, with home-made stock. Tasty.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby freezeblade » Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:50 pm UTC

Yesterday I made: brownies! I experimented with making a batch of brownies using mexican chocolate bricks instead of the sugar and cocoa content in a brownie recipe (math done using IBARRA brand). And it turned out awesome!

Today I'm making: King Cake! Base is a rich yeasted sweet dough (less rich than brioche), rolled around a quince/cinnamon filling, cream cheese frosting, and the traditional green/gold/purple sprinkles.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Liri » Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:08 pm UTC

A strawberry-ginger-lime sherbet!

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Zohar » Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:52 am UTC

For a family meal at the end of our Israel visit yesterday, I made th cauliflower farro thing (but with wheat instead), and I'm made apple strudel! Making the dough and rolling and thinning it was interesting, but I'm not sure I'll do it again.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Zohar » Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:17 pm UTC

We were still jet lagged and very tired last night, so I bought frozen veggies (can't be bothered to chop) and made a giant veggieful Mac and cheese. I think it might have even been a bit too cheesy, but that's generally a good problem to have.

Also ate about half a jar of Nutella with a spoon. Does that count as cooking?
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Moo » Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:44 pm UTC

Zohar wrote:a bit too cheesy
I don't follow?

Zohar wrote:Also ate about half a jar of Nutella with a spoon. Does that count as cooking?
You mean you made a low-effort chocolate hazelnut mousse?
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Zohar » Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:45 pm UTC

Hahaha, can't wait for that "you won't believe this 1 ingredient mousse recipe!" buzzfeed article! :-P
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Liri » Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:44 am UTC

As an adolescent, there were empty nutella jars scattered around my bed. Started by putting it on toast, moved to a spoon, soon was just shoving my greedy little finger in there.

The only real consequence was getting a zit or two, which I knowingly accepted before each foray into that chocolatey morass.

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby PAstrychef » Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:18 am UTC

Braised some pork buttin the instant pot in apple cider and beer, with cumin and fennel seeds. Made spaetzle, which were a bit lumpy, and some sautéed cabbage and apples. Overall, I'd say a B+ dinner.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Moo » Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:23 am UTC

Today is Hubby's birthday; last night I made banana choc chip cupcakes with buttercream, chocolate truffles and tiramisu cheesecake (for which I had to sub one tub marscapone for creme fraiche; here's hoping).

In other exciting news, I found the pressure regulator thingy for my pressure cooker so I can use that again. Just as well, as my slow cooker's pot cracked :(((((
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Nath » Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:40 pm UTC

Shrimp Creole on Tuesday. Used the leftover chopped vegetables to make Louisiana red beans and rice last night.

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby pogrmman » Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:38 am UTC

Nath wrote:Louisiana red beans and rice


Shudder

I love red beans and rice, only I don't think I'll be able to eat it any time soon.

Last time I went backpacking (7 day trip last summer), I didn't have time to dehydrate my own food, so I bought some. A taste test at home suggested that I should bring the red beans and rice. WRONG!

It tastes OK, but the portions are enormous. Like to the point where you feel sick. Also, it tastes worse with each bite, of which there are an endless number. It never rehydrated properly no matter what I did -- some bits were always mushy and others still crunchy. To make matters worse, it was heavier than the other meals, and the rinse water tastes worse than anything else.

Even worse was the fact that I thought I liked it, so I brought a bunch...

EDIT: I know this post is super off topic, but the dish was called "Louisiana red beans and rice", so reading that brought back memories of sitting on a rock in the mountains, struggling mightily to force myself to shove it down my throat when I wasn't super hungry...

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Liri » Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:48 pm UTC

That's how I feel about cappellini. Endlessly refilling.

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby plytho » Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:01 pm UTC

Today I made a chocolate mousse meringue cake and a raspberry mirror cake. Tomorrow I'm trying that tiramisu-cheesecake.

Edit: one of the shelves in my fridge fell on the meringue cake it's still edible but looks matter :(
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby PAstrychef » Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:37 am UTC

Cider braised chicken, sautéed Brussels sprouts and boiled red potatoes for dinner.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Moo » Sun Mar 05, 2017 6:52 pm UTC

If you haven't made the tiramisu cheesecake yet, I've been experimenting with the base. Last time I made it, I pulsed a packet of ladyfingers with instant coffee granules and then mixed with butter for a biscuit base. It was ok, but the granules ended up a bit too scattered and bitter. However I liked the idea of the biscuit base.

Next time I want to try and dissolve the coffee granules in the melted butter before mixing with the fine biscuits.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Liri » Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:38 am UTC

I grew up knowing "lady finger" as a sort of rolled-up baklava they have at the Mediterranean restaurant I grew up going to. Tiramisu sounded way more decadent.

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Moo » Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:46 am UTC

LOL

Here in South Africa the most easily obtained brand calls them Boudoir biscuits for reasons that are as unclear as the origin of is uncomfortable to speculate about.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby plytho » Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:05 am UTC

Moo wrote:Here in South Africa the most easily obtained brand calls them Boudoir biscuits for reasons that are as unclear as the origin of is uncomfortable to speculate about.
They're called boudoirs in Belgium too.

I've already made it and followed the recipe so didn't really have a base, just a layer of soaked boudoirs on the bottom. I liked how they were in the middle on the picture so I added a second layer. As a result too much of the cake was boudoirs so it was more tiramisu than cheesecake. I loved it, my guests loved it. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Moo » Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:26 am UTC

plytho wrote:I loved it, my guests loved it. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
Yay!
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Postby Zohar » Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:00 pm UTC

plytho wrote:They're called boudoirs in Belgium too.

I wonder if it's a Dutch/Flemish/Afrikaans sort of thing.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby plytho » Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:18 pm UTC

Zohar wrote:
plytho wrote:They're called boudoirs in Belgium too.

I wonder if it's a Dutch/Flemish/Afrikaans sort of thing.

I assume it's a french loanword, like many words food-related.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby bessie » Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:57 pm UTC

Moo, my slow cooker's pot is cracked also, and I've been using liners (which I learned about here in the crockpot thread!). They're a little pricey for a plastic bag, but cheaper than replacing the pot, and cleanup is fast. I can leave the house and I don't need to worry about liquid seeping through the crack.

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Postby Moo » Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:16 pm UTC

bessie wrote:Moo, my slow cooker's pot is cracked also, and I've been using liners (which I learned about here in the crockpot thread!). They're a little pricey for a plastic bag, but cheaper than replacing the pot, and cleanup is fast. I can leave the house and I don't need to worry about liquid seeping through the crack.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Zohar » Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:55 pm UTC

Made some fudgey brownies last night. SO FUDGEY.
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Postby Moo » Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:28 pm UTC

Mmmmmm fudgey
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