Any Home Bakers Here?

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by N F C, Aug 30, 2014.

  1. wyoDreamer

    wyoDreamer Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree about the Cool Whip!
    In a pinch, I have used Dream Whip ... but still not comparable to real whipped cream.

    As a special treat on a hot summer day, I like frozen blueberries with a little cream poured over them. The cream freezes onto the blue berry and they are so yummy. Just make a small amount at a time because as they thaw - they are not as good. I love fresh, sliced strawberries or raspberries with a slightly sweetened cream poured over them. But the blueberries are best when they are frozen and it is hot out.
     
  2. Alice28

    Alice28 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's really really good! I was so happy with it and I'm pretty picky. I use to work at a bakery that made really good coconut cream pies. I hope you enjoy it.
     
  3. Alice28

    Alice28 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yum! Blueberries and cream. Yummy!
     
  4. ceancharles

    ceancharles Out Of The Brooder

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    I can't wait to go out to the woods and get huckleberries. I'm gonna be a baking FOOL!!! This week has been really productive with my sourdough experiments, taste is amazing and DD loves it in her lunch. [​IMG] I also got DD in the kitchen and let her make coconut macaroons. Got the recipe out of a 1947 cook book I just got at a recycling place in town[​IMG]
     
  5. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member Project Manager

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    @ceancharles , your bread looks so good!

    Does your DD like to putter around in the kitchen? It's nice for kids to learn how to cook/bake, that's a skill that will come in handy for her on down the road. Love coconut macaroons!
     
  6. wyoDreamer

    wyoDreamer Overrun With Chickens

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    I had my first Macaroon about 3 years ago, a friend had a fresh coconut and made them. They were SO good!
    I have tried 2 different recipes for Macaroons, and made Macaroons three times. One turned out really good, one was just OK and the third one was not so good. I have determined that the quality of the coconut really makes a huge difference. Don't use the cheap shredded coconut from the store to make your Macaroons!
    How did they turnout ? if they were good, will you share the recipe?
     
  7. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    The bread and macaroons look wonderful [​IMG]
     
  8. ceancharles

    ceancharles Out Of The Brooder

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    She loves to thank God. Got her sewing too! DW came from the era of the out to dinner every single night and if something breaks or whatever buy a new one. I grew up in South Texas with nothing. So I'm glad to pass the skills to her. She can turn a mean wrench too ;)
    The recipe came from 1947 Better Homes and Gardens (referred to on BYC for cooking heritage birds before there were "crosses" etc.,)

    2 Cups moist shredded coconut
    1/2c sweetened condensed milk
    1tsp vanilla extract

    Combine coconut and milk, add vanilla. Drop from teaspoon 1 inch apart onto greased cookie sheet. Bake in moderate oven (350) 10min or until delicately browned. Remove from sheet at once. Makes 2 dozen.

    We got the coconut from the market, really tasty stuff. Not the blue bag stuff on the store shelf for 9 months!
     
  9. ceancharles

    ceancharles Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG]

    She made brown sugar cookies tonight. I just coached from the side.
     
  10. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member Project Manager

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    Good for your DD! With those cracks on top, those look a lot like a sugar cookie recipe I have only mine just uses white sugar. Bet the brown sugar adds a nice dimension to the taste.
     

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