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Postby FranW » 12 Aug 2010, 15:44

Because, wottheheck, we talk about it often enough. Let's have a thread for food, recipes, etc, eh?

To start off: you'd think that if you put two tablespoons of instant coffee granules in a cake, it'd taste like coffee, eh? Nope. Of course, I can't discount the possibility that our instant coffee is tasteles craptastic stuff, but still -- the flavour of the cake was okay for sweetness, mildly chocolately, but otherwise quite bland. However, I was pleased with the texture of the cake -- kind of light and fluffy.

(Recipe in brief: Separate 7 eggs. In a saucepan over hot water, melt 100 g dark chocolate with 1/4 cup brandy, 1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup oil. Stir chocolate mixture into egg yolks. In another bowl, sift 1 and 1/2 cups sugar, 2 cups flour, 1 t baking powder, pinch salt. Beat egg whites till fairly stiff. Pour chocolate/yolk mixture into flour mixture and stir well. Fold in egg whites till just mixed. Put into large ungreased tube/bundt pan and bake at 160 C for 75 minutes.)
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Re: Food

Postby Sacchi » 13 Aug 2010, 02:11

Never mind the coffee, could you taste the brandy?
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Re: Food

Postby Baker » 13 Aug 2010, 07:42

lol Straight to the heart of the matter, Sacch. Actually, I could taste it a little when I licked out the mixing bowl. I can't say what the final product tasted like, because I don't eat cake. ;)
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Re: Food

Postby Lt Sue » 13 Aug 2010, 07:46

FranW wrote:
To start off: you'd think that if you put two tablespoons of instant coffee granules in a cake, it'd taste like coffee, eh? Nope. Of course, I can't discount the possibility that our instant coffee is tasteles craptastic stuff, but still -- the flavour of the cake was okay for sweetness, mildly chocolately, but otherwise quite bland.


Did you dissolve the instant coffee in hot water first?
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Re: Food

Postby FranW » 13 Aug 2010, 11:16

Yes, Sue -- it got dissolved in the water/brandy/chocolate mixture.
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Re: Food

Postby Lt Sue » 13 Aug 2010, 17:00

FranW wrote:Yes, Sue -- it got dissolved in the water/brandy/chocolate mixture.


Rubbbish coffee then... :-)
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Re: Food

Postby Proofrdr » 14 Aug 2010, 00:08

Next time, try using instant espresso. That flavor should come through.
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Re: Food

Postby Proofrdr » 20 Nov 2010, 14:26

I made these loaves of bread today for a potluck dinner. They turned out really well and were very tasty. The filling is dried tomatoes, basil, a little garlic powder, and a mix of Italian cheeses. The first picture is how it looked just before going into the oven.
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And this is how they looked just out of the oven.
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Postby FranW » 20 Nov 2010, 16:00

Wow! Proof, that's a work of art! I'm dead envious. How do you make that pattern?

Today I made ravioli. We'll find out in about an hour how they taste. I am in love with my pasta machine.
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Re: Food

Postby PaulaO » 20 Nov 2010, 17:19

Today I made a peanut butter and jelly sammich. I drank it with chocolate milk. Want the recipes or do y'all think you can figure it out? rofl
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