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Sweet things to make
Mon 24-Jan-11
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Made some lovely mustard and parmesan cheese straws before christmas, but they were so morish that Mike and ate them all before they were cold. Had to make more for my hampers. God that sounds greedy - well they were puff pastry and they just melted in you rmouth

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I don't stray onto this thread very often - too tempting.  But Janet, I've just seen your rose and violet cupcakes, and I'm smitten./  They look divine.  Where do you get those delightful flowery toppings?

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Tue 25-Jan-11
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made all the flowers meself Heather..over winter when it's wet and cold, I tend to buy the ready made white icing from supermarkets own brand " dirt cheap, I think Asda's is about 60p for a slab, then dye it with drips of food colouring and massage it in till I get the colour I want.

Sit there rolling stamping and modelling, getting better with the roses and might try something more exotic next time, but it's an enjoyable way to pass a few hours of wet rainy afternoon. They keep pretty well if you leave them on a board to dry out before storing them away.

just managed to find some lovely springtime cutters the other day and now making butterflies as well.

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This cake is quite sweet, but somehow it works.
It's called Lumberjack slices. It has dates and apples in the cake, and a topping of brown sugar, butter and coconut. Somehow it has a Caribbean taste about it. It is very nice! i_am_hungry

If anyone has looked on the Lakeland site recently, they will see that there is a sale on. Their own cookbooks are only £2.50, and I have managed to get 4 before they ran out. One of them is called "Cakes".It is in this book that I found this delicious recipe!

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Mon 31-Jan-11
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Terrier said:

Made some lovely mustard and parmesan cheese straws before christmas, but they were so morish that Mike and ate them all before they were cold. Had to make more for my hampers. God that sounds greedy - well they were puff pastry and they just melted in you rmouth


Hi, no not at all greedy, that is the label I've given myself after the 'Baileys Fudge' recipe, that I can vouch for is irresistible, I did enjoy it, thank-you.

I do think that it should come with the warning, "ADDICTIVE... Don't start eating it until you've packed it away, apart from a small taster, as you'll never know when to stop!".

Delicious.......

Look forward to more recipes.  Keeps me busy, hope some of your energy 'rubs off' on to me and stops me pining for a couple of dogs, for a little while.....

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Mon 31-Jan-11
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Heather E said:

I don't stray onto this thread very often - too tempting.  But Janet, I've just seen your rose and violet cupcakes, and I'm smitten./  They look divine.  Where do you get those delightful flowery toppings?


KNOW the feeling only too well, Janet is excellent in all aspects and does everything so quickly, full of energy and all that she makes is ever so good, I never know when to stop.....just sampling them of course!.....ha,ha....

What did I tell you Janet, you are ever so talented.  Thank-fully for me!

Keep them coming please, I'm not complaining, just my waistband is getting tighter, must get more 'work done' to burn off some of the calories, there again, it's added insulation to try keep the cold at bay!

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Mon 31-Jan-11
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brightspark said:

This cake is quite sweet, but somehow it works.

It's called Lumberjack slices. It has dates and apples in the cake, and a topping of brown sugar, butter and coconut. Somehow it has a Caribbean taste about it. It is very nice! i_am_hungry

If anyone has looked on the Lakeland site recently, they will see that there is a sale on. Their own cookbooks are only £2.50, and I have managed to get 4 before they ran out. One of them is called "Cakes".It is in this book that I found this delicious recipe!


Yummy this sounds very nice again, do you think I can 'get away' with it being a healthy option?  ha,ha, well, it has got dates and apples, that's a good enough excuse for me, as if I need one!roll_eyes

Yes, I can see where you get the 'Caribbean' theme from, that does sound better than 'Lumberjack Slice', I can see a baking day beckoning me, too good to miss.  Well done on the 'Lakeland Books', can't go wrong for that price.  Thank-you for sharing this recipe with us, it does sound delicious.....I'd much rather be cooking than ironing, so a baking day it shall be.  I can always do some ironing in between cooking, there, that's me sorted for this morning.

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Yesterday we had a go at making profiteroles:

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The choux pastry recipe came from a home-baking book and wasn't as difficult as I'd been led to believe. When I say we made, I really mean Emma did most of the work and I took the photos afterwards, and helped eat them of course i_am_hungry

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wave They look delicious. chef

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bobquail said:

Yesterday we had a go at making profiteroles:

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The choux pastry recipe came from a home-baking book and wasn't as difficult as I'd been led to believe. When I say we made, I really mean Emma did most of the work and I took the photos afterwards, and helped eat them of course i_am_hungry


Oh they look fantastic, well done, ooh I can taste that choc sauce, cream and crisp pastry, drooling now at the thought.  All I'm baking today is Bread & Soda Bread (my staple food), I love it.......

Great photo...welldonei_am_hungry

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Sun 20-Feb-11
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wave They look delicious. chef


 

And I'll second that......chefchef

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not a big choux pastry fan, but choc & cream are definitely up there. They look fantastic though Mike.

Sun 20-Feb-11
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Nah, can't touch those, I am having a job with my waistline anyway and they look designed to add another very comfortable few inches.

But they do look lovely, well maybe just one then !!

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They can't be that bad for you - there's no sugar in the pastry or the cream filling whistle

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Saw these little beauties just now - aren't they cute?

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