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    Posted on 16:35:07 - 25/12/21 (1 year ago)
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    Merry Christmas




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    Posted on 17:27:28 - 25/12/21 (1 year ago)
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    Once again Kitty Hermes and I baked together because our medical issue make it impossible otherwise.



    Mincemeat Pie:



    Spice Cookies:




    Cookies (left to right) Benne Wafers, Pinwheels, Spritz cookies in 3 different colors, and Miss Mina's Chocolate Drops:



    Proof we really baked:





    And most important, a huge thank you to Emstry for washing the dishes!

    Recipes can be found here
    Last edited by AlianaH on 05:09:08 - 26/12/21
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    Posted on 19:28:17 - 25/12/21 (1 year ago)
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    Posted on 20:38:24 - 26/12/21 (1 year ago)
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    A sweet saffron bread filled with pistachios, white chocolate, and honey. Followed this recipe, except adding the saffron to the dough, and adding my own choice of filling instead of the chocolate.


    Plus a picture of it along with some Smoking Bishop:


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    Another submission:



    For these, there's an interesting (and totally true, of course) backstory. It begins a few days before Christmas, with a message I got from Duke, everyone's favourite loan shark. Apparently he'd gotten some emails from some lady who really wanted to go out with Torn's most handsome money lender, but she just needed a little bit of money to buy a plane ticket to Torn City.

    Once she'd arrived to Torn, she just needed a little bit more cash to buy date night clothes, since apparently her luggage got lost on the flight.

    Then, at the first date, being a honorable lady, she offered to pay Duke back ahead of time. In fact, she'd even do him a favour and put it in his safe herself. She'd just need the combination to his safe to make sure the money was safely locked up.

    Shockingly enough, when he came to the office the day after their date, Duke found his safe empty, and he never heard from his date again! So, after some time, and some good advice, the Duke got one of his people to figure out where the lady was hiding, and he sent me, his trusted muscle, to make sure the money was returned, and she remained disappeared forever.

    So, I present to you my mincemeat pies, filled with chopped up dates and even some chopped up ginger. Three of them have motives -- two are the bars of a jail cell, and the last is a lockpick, because something tells me I'll be needing one of those after this.

    [The recipe is this, except instead of the raisins, currants, and peel in the recipe I went for a mixture of all sorts of dried fruits. There's not just dates (the fruit, not romantic encounters) and candied ginger (the rhizome, not redheads) in there, but also raisins, figs, and apricots. Mince pies aren't a thing in Sweden, so I had to make them from scratch -- definitely a good cultural import from the UK imo.]
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    Posted on 23:08:41 - 26/12/21 (1 year ago)
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    Posted on 23:46:23 - 26/12/21 (1 year ago)
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    Fancy decorated family turkey :D




    also I made a cheese board but forgot to take a pic with my name so rip
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    Posted on 06:03:28 - 28/12/21 (1 year ago)
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    A Christmas colored salad for starters:




    Mediterranean style platter as a main:


    And finally, pavlova dessert with strawberries and blackberries!

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    Posted on 09:44:19 - 28/12/21 (1 year ago)
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    Chocolate-dipped Viennese Swirls

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    Posted on 13:03:19 - 28/12/21 (1 year ago)
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    After a horrible couple years of not seeing no family, I finally managed to see my 4 year old nephew for the first time in a long long time, with this time together we made our own gingerbread house with marzipan family which was great fun, unfortunately the dog was eaten before the photo was taken, hope you enjoy our little project ;)
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    Posted on 20:26:56 - 28/12/21 (1 year ago)
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    Turkey white chili with Irish soda bread. 
    But really I'm showing off the gift Epsilonson made. Gorgeous, well made name plate so I'll never forget to include my id in my photos again!

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    Posted on 01:59:39 - 29/12/21 (1 year ago)
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    A classic Christmas cake with a layer of marzipan and then a layer of royal icing and finally decorated with wooden decorations that have been used in my family for decades.


    My plate of food with gammon, roast potatos, sweet potato wedges, pork pie, and red cabbage and beetroot salad.


    The full meal that i prepared for my family, the main event is the gammon which took over 4 hours to complete (full process here). The other parts are sweet potato wedges, roast potatoes which were super crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. A fennel and orange salad, a purple cabbage and beetroot salad, a huge pork pie, cranberry sauce, horseradish paste, and Mediterranean marinated carrots. Of course matched with beer, my favourite has to be the brewdog "velvet cake" stout.
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    Posted on 17:59:29 - 29/12/21 (1 year ago)
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    Merry Christmas Town,

    And these are guaranteed to make you merry as they are partly rum. Here are two sorts of my balls: the only difference is that one was rolled in crushed pecans before the bitter chocolate coating was applied. And here's the recipe (these take some time but they are totally worth it) so you can make and try them yourself!

    Casper_Gillus Foetidus - a real fun guy!

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    Posted on 02:35:09 - 30/12/21 (1 year ago)
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    I am not a baker by any means but I decided to give this a bash and instead of starting at the basics, go all in, borrow a bunch of baking supplies to make the most impossible cake I could dream up. Inspired by Christmas Town and the best thing about Christmas, the dinner, I wanted to make a Christmas Dinner Snow Globe Cake



    Overall, the project took almost 24 hours to make (not all at once). Tons of failed attempts at things, multiple trips to a supermarket, and easily over 15 Youtube videos on how to do certain things. Was a good experience and I will likely never bake again.




    After planning out what I was going to do I decided the first thing I needed to do was make all the different 'parts' of the cake that I needed. This involved making more sponge than I have ever personally seen in one place. Once I had baked the sponge and let it all cool. I cut the smaller one (right) into half and then cut two 'long bits' off that in order to make the full base of the cake into a big square.



    I then marked out a circle around a big silver bowl that I'd create the 'dome' with and cut that out, placing the 'turkey' in place to see how it would look. During the cutting out of the circle, I tried to angle it a bit to make it look 'cool'. I then googled "Cooked Turkey" far too many times to cut out the Turkey Crown and the Potatoes with the excess sponge. All of the extra cuttings were placed into a bowl for later use.



    I then made way more buttercream than I needed, lathered both the 'Turkey Crown' and the 'Base' in Buttercream before layering the icing over both.



    Using the leftover sponge I created 'cake pops' which is basically leftover sponge ground down and mixed with buttercream to create a tasty dough. Using the cake pops material I made the Turkey Legs, Sprouts and Potatos. I then painted everything and placed it in the correct positions, joining the legs to the turkey using plastic dowels that also give support to the 'legs'. No picture of that because, save it for the end.

    This is where shit hit the fan.

    So I followed multiple recipes to make the dome. The dome consisted of Sugar, Water and Glucose. Mixed together and boiled until it makes a kinda "gloopy" material. When it cools it goes rock solid and clear. The plan was, pour it over the big silver bowl, let it cool and set, then somehow lift it off.

    The first effort on the left didn't have enough of the mixture to cover the full bowl. Even then, didn't work and broke coming off.

    The second effort on the right, I covered in cling film beforehand and made double the mixture. I covered it all perfectly, but alas, after cutting my fingers and burning my hands a billion times, I still couldn't get it off the bowl in one piece. As a result, my cake doesn't have a dome as planned. Big sad.

    Efforts 3 and 4 aren't even worth talking about and took more cleaning time than anything else.




    So with everything painted and put in its place, and four versions of the dome in 1,306,831 pieces in the bin, the cake colouring had dried, and here is the finished product.

    The rawest turkey you've ever seen in your life, with sprouts and roast potatoes.



    And cutting into it...



    Overall the taste of the cake is pretty good. I really wish the dome had worked out but either way the cake is still pretty cool to look at. And seeing the contrast between the sponge inside compared to the 'outside painted bit' turned out pretty awesome.

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    Posted on 04:36:37 - 30/12/21 (1 year ago)
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    So this was a first at making pasties, and it was worth it. My wife and daughter got to choose if they wanted the xanax, vicoden, Mansquatch, or my ID# to eat. I am so glad they have a sense of humor and let me geek out to this game. I made these vegan with the exception of 1 which I put steak inside of it. I used this recipe here:



    Vegan Cornish Pastie





    The beer is a Bramble Weisen that I brewed in October for the holiday season. The only variation to the recipe that is below is that I added in 5 lbs of cherries to the secondary ferment and let it do its thing.



    Lastly, the cookie recipe that I loosely followed.
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    • Skein [2531848]
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    Posted on 06:00:43 - 30/12/21 (1 year ago)
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    Recipe adapted from https://tutti-dolci.com/citrus-champagne-bundt-cake/

    This rose-shaped bundt cake features gold-plated moscato d'asti and blood tangerines. I wanted champagne to maximize the Torn-ness, but the market inexplicably had none (unlike Bits & Bobs). Surrounding the cake are chocolate truffles, chocolate kisses, and lollipops. The cake has three fuses for extra destructive potential.

    Happy Holidays!





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    Posted on 19:39:04 - 30/12/21 (1 year ago)
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    Alright, here's my contribution.  Gingerbread craftfully home-made, with little cut-off bits for trees, chimney, etc.

    If you take a peek through the windows, you can see that all is not all is right with this house. Looking inside, a Christmas tree conspicuously hides whatever that splatter is. Let's go with cranberry sauce.

    Next time you make a gingerbread house, leave the top detachable. Magic like this could happen!

    Bonus "cannon" made from leftover cuts didn't fit the theme, but I haven't eaten it yet so it's included.







    EDIT: hides, not hires
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    Posted on 08:17:35 - 31/12/21 (1 year ago)
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    Peppermint Crisp Tart:

    Peppermint Chocolate / Aero Mint (grated)
    Caramel Condense Milk
    Fresh Cream (whisked)
    Tennis Biscuits / any coconut biscuits


    Start layering all the ingredients starting with the biscuits...
    • Biscuits - Add a layer of biscuits in a suitable dish (preferably square or rectangular)
    • Spread a thin layer of Caramel on top of the biscuits
    • Add a layer of Cream on top of the caramel
    • Sprinkle some chocolate on top of the cream
    • Repeat x 2/3 and end with cream and sprinkle of chocolate

    Best made the day or even two days before.
    Keep in the fridge

    NS: You can add as many layers as you want, and you can make the layers as thick or thin as you want.

    Nice and refreshing for a summer Christmas.




    NS Inspired... (no, it is not a reindeer)





    Leg of Lamb:

    • Leg of lamb (any size)
    • Olive Oil
    • Bottle of salad dressing (Garlic & Feta) or any other if you cannot find that flavour - preferably a creamy dressing
    • Lamb rub / spice



    Ideally the lamb should be in the oven overnight or for at least 4 - 6 hours.

    • Line a oven proof dish with tinfoil
    • Rub the leg of lamb with olive oil on both sides
    • Rub the leg of lamb with the spices on both sides
    • Cover the leg of lamb in the salad dressing on both sides
    • Cover the dish with foil
    • Set oven to 100 C
    • Leave overnight

    My first time ever attempting a leg of lamb. It was super tasty, moist and literally fell of the bone.
    Best eaten with some mash and a fresh salad


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    Posted on 11:17:19 - 31/12/21 (1 year ago)
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    This was part of our baking this year! My 4 year old and I made these. Although a rug was destroyed and the rest of the white chocolate on the ground we had fun. You can see the Oreo train in the background.












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    Posted on 11:41:26 - 31/12/21 (1 year ago)
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    Last edited by Hencia on 11:53:01 - 31/12/21

     

     

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    Posted on 16:29:31 - 31/12/21 (1 year ago)
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    Puff pastry + Nutella = Snowflake (an attempt at least)



    Cream pie!

    a bit late but well! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

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