Today I Made:

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Zohar » Mon Aug 30, 2010 5:37 am UTC

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Moo » Thu Sep 02, 2010 8:37 am UTC

Yesterday I made: strawberry cupcakes that were supposed to be muffins, iced with chocolate icing that was supposed to be buttercream. Yesterday was made of fail-control.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Zohar » Thu Sep 02, 2010 9:16 am UTC

How can it be fail if you made muffins? Hmm?
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Moo » Thu Sep 02, 2010 9:42 am UTC

Well, only relative to something totally-unfaily :)
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby PAstrychef » Fri Sep 03, 2010 2:45 am UTC

Muffins don't get icing-they get glazes or toppings baked in. It's part of the big "what's a cupcake and what's a muffin?" debate.
So you made tasty cupcakes, whether or not you planned to.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Moo » Fri Sep 03, 2010 12:03 pm UTC

That is ... what I just said. I used a muffin recipe, and when they sucked I added icing, turning them into cupcakes.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby PAstrychef » Fri Sep 03, 2010 4:35 pm UTC

Ah! easily confussled when sleep-deprived.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby PictureSarah » Mon Sep 06, 2010 6:10 pm UTC

Yesterday Bakemaster and I picked two pies worth of blackberries, which he then pied. The pie is quite delicious, if a little sweet for my taste.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Coffee » Wed Sep 08, 2010 8:05 pm UTC

Today I made a 10lb, Texas-style bbq'd brisket with a bark thicker than an oak's.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby ginadagny » Fri Sep 10, 2010 6:52 pm UTC

Yesterday I made a coco-coffee cake with icing sugar & melted chocolate drizzled on top for aesthetic purposes. I'm pleased to say it was a hit at game night last night.

Today I made a veggie-beef soup that is cooking in my crock pot as we speak :)
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby PictureSarah » Sun Sep 19, 2010 3:41 am UTC

Today I made clam chowder for the first time. It went pretty well, I think, though there was something missing. Bakemaster thinks it was the parsley. It just tasted a little sweet to me.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Thesh » Sun Sep 19, 2010 3:56 am UTC

PictureSarah wrote:Today I made clam chowder for the first time. It went pretty well, I think, though there was something missing. Mr. Bakerstein thinks it was the parsley. It just tasted a little sweet to me.


What all did you put in it?

I made clam chowder once, and I had way too much roux... The flavor of butter overpowered everything. I should try it again, as it's my favorite soup.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby jendral_hxr » Sun Sep 19, 2010 4:09 am UTC

I made a simple relaxation oscillator.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby poxic » Sun Sep 19, 2010 4:11 am UTC

*googlegooglegoogle* ah, this. Nifty indeed, but did you eat it?

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby PAstrychef » Sun Sep 19, 2010 4:19 am UTC

Chicken pot pie with cornmeal-cheddar biscuits as the topping. A touch salty but otherwise nice.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Amarantha » Sun Sep 19, 2010 7:24 am UTC

Chinese-style bbq pork, using a slightly-modified Charmaine Solomon recipe.

Spicy chickpea dip (inspired by a Jamie Oliver recipe) with toasted brioche.

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby mandachan » Sun Sep 19, 2010 9:35 pm UTC

curried lamb samosas and a lassi. Except they're the world's ugliest samosas since dealing with phyllo dough sucks, and the ice in the lassi is a bit chunky since I was an idiot and put the yogurt in the blender first. Tastes good, though.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby vector » Sun Sep 19, 2010 11:19 pm UTC

Simple crepes (just milk, egg, a little flour) with cinnamon and sugar :9 Of course, I eat this most days, but they turned out especially nice today.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby PAstrychef » Mon Sep 20, 2010 12:58 am UTC

Loin lamb chops, which were on sale and looked too good to pass up. Marinated with rosemary, parsley garlic and lemon in a bit of olive oil, then grilled.
Served with plain rice and steamed broccoli. Rave reviews, and very few dishes to wash.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Moo » Mon Sep 20, 2010 9:21 am UTC

Today is my last day of work so I made the colleagues one last batch of muffins. 18 honey and carrot, and 18 strawberry jam centred vanilla muffins.

OM NOM NOM.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Coffee » Mon Sep 20, 2010 5:58 pm UTC

More yesterday than today, but I made BBQ spare ribs. With a bark as thick as a tree's for course, and almost more smoke in it than pork now.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby PAstrychef » Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:50 pm UTC

Took the relatively tasteless tomatoes from the garden, peeled and chopped them, and added them to some brisket, a chopped jalapeno, a splash of molasses, a squirt of mustard (spicy brown) and topped with stock in the slow cooker. Now we have lovely spicy barbecued beef in sauce.
Pulled the meat and chilled the liquid, then defatted it and ran it through the blender with the tomato solids, then reduced it by half, until it was thick and clingy.
Looking forward to messy sandwiches.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Bakemaster » Thu Sep 23, 2010 1:58 am UTC

After being gone for a month, I expected more action in this thread - but people have been making some mighty tasty-sounding things, nonetheless!

I have a confession to make. Tonight I purchased mahi-mahi from Thailand even though I know it's a particularly unsustainable fishery, and there were much better options available. But there was nothing else that was appropriate for the Hawaiian honey-teriyaki marinade that I had already set myself on preparing. I was weak, and soon I will be full of tasty fish.

On a less alternately depressing/concupiscent note, I am also making my super great egg drop soup recipe, and this time I have all the ingredients so it's going to be at its best. I don't think there's any other recipe I can say this about with confidence: My egg drop soup is about as good as it gets. It even landed me a hot wife! With as many tees as you like! hotttt

Finally, a bit of stir-fry broccoli and slivered almonds as a side. Because we all need to eat more cruciferous vegetables.
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So you'd call it... Char-siu Char-maine? :D
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby semicharmed » Thu Sep 23, 2010 11:09 am UTC

Not today (or yesterday but the day before...) pea soup. The 4+ hours it took for the peas to turn into delicious mush was well worth it, because this stuff is fabulous.

Sausage (basically just rolled up pork something, smoked and peppered), onions, garlic, carrots all cooked in the sausage fat, then a little white wine added to deglaze the stock pot, then the peas. And simmer, simmer, simmer. Could have used more carrots, but otherwise it's fantastic.
I think I might make this once a week for the rest of the summer. It's warm, really filling, and even with the sausage being kind of expensive (75 UAH/kilo) I could have doubled the amount of peas, tripled the carrots and still had a meaty enough base. And if I went with a ham hock instead of the sausage, it would probably be even cheaper.

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Nath » Thu Sep 23, 2010 11:58 am UTC

Chili.

Mmm, chili.

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Zohar » Thu Sep 23, 2010 2:30 pm UTC

Mac and cheese! Om nom nom.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby TheSkyMovesSideways » Sat Sep 25, 2010 3:15 am UTC

Faux-barbecue, faux-American pork ribs. "Faux", because the were chipotle-braised, not barbecued, and were neither cooked in America, cooked by an American, nor cut from the chest of an American. But delicious none the less.

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Chocolate fondant for desert. :D

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby vector » Sat Sep 25, 2010 3:26 am UTC

Wow, that fondant looks delicious. You made that yourself, too? Was it difficult?
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby TheSkyMovesSideways » Sat Sep 25, 2010 3:32 am UTC

Fondant is actually really easy. I used the recipe here (PDF), minus the sauce.

You just melt together butter and chocolate, whisk together eggs and sugar, then fold the eggs into the chocolate while adding flour. I froze mine before baking, then baked for a little longer, to make sure the centre barely cooked at all.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby vector » Sat Sep 25, 2010 3:38 am UTC

Whoa, thanks! Much appreciated. I'm going to have to try it out sometime.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby PAstrychef » Sun Sep 26, 2010 1:15 pm UTC

I always called those a half-baked idea.
We had a party and I would have been running the smoker all morning but instead I had a cold. So I got to lay in bed and then eat tasty meats. Brisket, pulled pork and beer-can chicken. Not bad, considering the way the roommate insists that exterior charring is the same thing as bark. *sigh*
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Zohar » Sun Sep 26, 2010 1:33 pm UTC

Today I made... a call to a local restaurant and ordered myself some Asian food om nom nom.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Bakemaster » Sun Sep 26, 2010 11:39 pm UTC

I'm confused. Isn't fondant the colorful, malleable sugar icing used mainly for decorating? That picture looks like a chocolate lava cake.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby crowey » Mon Sep 27, 2010 12:46 am UTC

fondant icing is the icing (there's two types, rolled and poured), chocolate fondant are cakey puddings like the one posted, it's also used as another term for croquette. It's from the french, meaning "melting".

today I made roast pork leg, with roast potatoes & pumpkin, swede&carrot mash, broccoli, peas, yorkshire puddings and sage&onion stuffing. followed by blackberry and apple crumble with custard.
Nothing particularly unusual about the meal, but the pork came out really well, beautiful moist and falling apart, with super crispy crackling, no idea what made this different from previous times, but it was so much better than usual.

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby ilokoipi » Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:42 pm UTC

Semolina porridge for breakfast. Haven't made that in ages and forgot how annoyingly it always sticks a bit to the bottom of the pan. It was really good though, but I remembered why I don't make it more often while scrubbing the pan clean.

For lunch/dinner I made risotto with tuna and green beans. I've had a sore throat for a while and today was the first day when eating relatively solid food wasn't extremely painful, though the risotto was very mushy (and thus very yummy).

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby broken_escalator » Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:58 pm UTC

Man reading this stuff has me hungry :)

I'm gonna try making trinidad stewed chicken tonight. I was supposed to make it sunday but I left the chicken in my freezer and didn't get to thaw it.

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Fat Zombie » Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:21 pm UTC

Made some timpani. No, not the drum, it's a family recipe, a variant on timpano; a pasta dish with diced pork loin, tomato (puree), herbs, garlic, onion, egg, cheese, and milk, cooked separately, mixed together (with extra cheese on top) then baked.

It's delicious.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby PAstrychef » Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:42 am UTC

Ground beef stroganoff with nice brown mushrooms. Some brown basmati rice underneath and steamed wax beans on the side. Tasty and nutritious!
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Raeluna » Wed Sep 29, 2010 3:09 pm UTC

I made bacon cheeseburger stuffed pizza pie thing for my best friends....it's a nightmare for your arteries to just LOOK at, but it tastes so good (and you serve it in little slices, like a cake ^^).

I also made some chicken Alfredo for lunch. <3
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby semicharmed » Thu Sep 30, 2010 7:38 am UTC

Yesterday I made varenky dough (oh god so much dough) and today I'm going to make the filling and then for the rest of the month, whenever I want an easy dinner all I'll have to do is grab some from the freezer and fry them up with some onions. And salo.

A really tasty, really cheap, really nice accompaniment to my usual salad and kasha and root veggies diet.


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