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Adventures in Baking - Jamieson Cobleigh

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Just a catchup post on my recent baking adventures:

In November my church had a men's evening. I baked:

  • Coffee and Milk Chocolate Chip Cake from Baking by Flavor. This was a dense cake with a glaze made from Kahlua, coffee, and sugar. The sugar crystalized on the outside of the cake, giving it a very interesting and enjoyable texture.
  • Lemon Bundt Cake from Cook’s Illustrated magazine. This was a light cake with a wonderful icing made from lemon juice, buttermilk, and confectioners' sugar. The icing really added a tart flavor with a little bit of tang from the buttermilk.

I've also started making cookie dough for my Christmas Baking. Like last year, I'm making the doughs over 2 weekend, freezing them, and baking on the third weekend. So far, I've made:

  • Soft Gingerbread Cookies from Cook's Illustrated
  • Brown Sugar Cookies from Cook's Illustrated
  • Chocolate Cranberry Sugar Cookies from The Baking Sheet
  • Dark & White Chocolate Chunk Cookies from Bon Appetit
  • Peppermint Chocolate Thumbprints from The Baking Sheet
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies (with Whole Wheat Flour) from King Arthur Flour Company

reveilles is currently making Rum Balls (based on a recipe from The Joy of Cooking). I'm also going to make Chocolate Walnut Fudge and Peanut Butter Fudge (from Cook's Illustrated).

Current Mood: tiredtired
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From:bzarcher
Date:December 10th, 2007 01:25 am (UTC)
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Ooo. The coffee and milk chocolate cake sounds really good.
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From:jcobleigh
Date:December 12th, 2007 12:03 am (UTC)
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If you send me an e-mail to the address on my User Info page, I'll send you the recipe.
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From:bzarcher
Date:December 12th, 2007 12:39 am (UTC)
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Sounds good!
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From:kateycp2k
Date:December 10th, 2007 03:28 am (UTC)
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My mom found this fabulous cookie cookbook from Better Homes and Gardens at the Wal-Mart:

http://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Cookie-Better-Homes-Gardens/dp/0696236796
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From:silly_lilly
Date:December 10th, 2007 05:58 am (UTC)
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i want a soft-ish/chewy-ish ginger snap

whole wheat flour chocolate chip cookie?
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From:jcobleigh
Date:December 12th, 2007 12:05 am (UTC)
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Re: whole wheat flour chocolate chip cookie?

Yes. I'm a little unsure, but the picture and description sounded good. We'll see how they turn out.
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From:colorsarenice
Date:December 11th, 2007 07:19 pm (UTC)

I sense a love of chocolate in your cookie list

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I always intend to bake something exotic, then get hungry and do something quick. I like your method of making dough and then baking cookies on another day. Maybe that will help combat my impatience. I made some coconut macaroons last night, and boy, are those easy to make!
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From:jcobleigh
Date:December 12th, 2007 12:09 am (UTC)

Re: I sense a love of chocolate in your cookie list

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Most cookie doughs can be refrigerated for a day or two before baking and will survive in the freezer for a couple of weeks. If you freeze the dough, the trick is to remember to defrost it in the refrigerator a day or two before you need it.
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