Posts Tagged: baking

Kulich Day

Semi-liveblogging: wrote as it happened and posted at the end. I couldn’t go swimming because Spouse had a dentist appointment exactly at the time he’d otherwise open the door for Domestic Goddess who comes on Tuesdays. As I was staying home anyway I thought I’d better take care of the kulich: otherwise I’d have to

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Peanut caramel biscuits

Or cookies. Both are equally delicious. We bought a bag of cheap salted peanuts, and they were so inadequate as a snack that next time we’ll get the more expensive kind again (won’t break the bank, about 20% more expensive). Good enough for baking, though. My experiment came out completely right the first time. They’re

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Hungarian poppy seed roll

Whenever I’m in Germany I want to eat poppy seed pastry. I love it and we don’t seem to have it here. Last time in Berlin I bought a half-pound bag of poppy seed to bake my own, forgot about it, and found it again when I was looking for something else, as those things

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Saturday morning bread

I made the dough on Friday afternoon, starting with a bit of leftover prosphora dough. More flour, water and yeast, also salt, butter and golden syrup. I left it to rise slowly in the fridge, kneaded it through in the morning and started to make rolls when I realised it was a lot and the

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Complexity of cake

A few days ago I asked Secunda and Tertia, it being that time of year, what kind of birthday cake they wanted. Tertia said “something with lots of chocolate and cream” right away, but Secunda perused the baking book and found a hazelnut mocha meringue. “Can you make that?” “I’ve never tried,” I said, “but

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