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Post Your Bakes! (Baking recipes, pictures etc.)

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  1. Spartan 117

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    This thread was initially featured as a discussion in our Monthly Sub-Forum for the month of September 2020, however it is still open for replies.

    Post Your Bakes!

    This month, we'd love for you to share your bakes! Recipes or pictures of cakes, cookies or other sweet treats that you've cooked up!

    If you'd like to upload a picture of your bakes, you can upload a picture to your EC album by clicking Menu/Media/Add Media. Post here to let us know that you’ve updated your album! Alternatively you can upload it to an anonymous hosting website such as https://imgbb.com/ and then click the “picture” button when posting, and copying and pasting the link to your picture. However, if you do this, be aware that these pictures will be public.


    Now without further ado, here is my recipe for Cranberry Brownies:

    It's a good recipe because you only really use one saucepan, handy for the washing up. It also makes the best brownies I've tasted! If you hate cranberries you could swap them for chocolate chips or nuts, though I think cranberries work the best.

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    (Not mine, but for reference :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:)

    You'll need
    100g dried cranberries
    175g unsalted butter
    65g cocoa powder
    340g caster sugar (aka. a small mountain)
    2 medium eggs
    1 tsp vanilla extract
    100g plain flour
    salt

    1. Preheat oven to 180c/350f/gas mark 4. Grease and line the base of a cake tin (roughly 20cm square) with baking paper.
    2. In a large saucepan, gently melt the butter over a low heat, stirring it continuously.
    3. One the butter has melted, transfer the pan to a heatproof surface and sift in the cocoa powder, stirring it into the butter with a wooden spoon until smooth. Stir in the sugar.
    4. In a small jug, beat the eggs with the vanilla until just combined. Gradually stir this into the cocoa mixture.
    5. Sift the flour and a big pinch of salt into the pan, mixing until well combined and there are no streaks of flour. Stir in the dried cranberries.
    6. Pour the mixture evenly into the tin and smooth the top. Bake for 30-32 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out with only a few crumbs on. You don't want it to dry out - take them out sooner rather than later, it's better to be slightly under-cooked than over-baked in my opinion!
    7. Take them out and place on a wire rack to cool down. Loosen the baked brownie by running a knife carefully around the inside of the tin. One they've cooled (you might need to leave it, covered, overnight) you can cut it into 16 brownies!
     
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    Those brownies sound really nice, @Spartan 117. :slight_smile:

    I’ve uploaded a few pictures of my bakes here.
     
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    They all look so good! :yum:
     
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    Yours are brilliant, especially the critters’ picnic!
     
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    Those look so friggin' good!
     
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    As much as I cook, I rarely bake. I'll make a commitment to bake something this month and share it. :grin:
     
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    My red velvet cake/cupcakes have always been people's favorite.

    Cupcake liners
    2 ½ cups All-Purpose Flour
    1 ½ cups Sugar
    1 teaspoon Baking Soda
    1 teaspoon Fine Salt
    1 teaspoon Cocoa Powder
    1 ½ cups Vegetable Oil
    1 cup Buttermilk (at room temperature)
    2 Large Eggs (at room temperature)
    2 tablespoons Red Food Coloring (1 ounce)
    1 teaspoon White Distilled Vinegar
    1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

    Cream Cheese Frosting (recipe follows)

    1 pound Cream Cheese (softened)
    4 cups Confectioners' Sugar (sifted)
    2 sticks Unsalted Butter (1 cup, softened)
    1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

    1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place paper liners into cups of the pan.
    2. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder. In another large bowl, whisk together the oil, buttermilk, eggs, food coloring, vinegar, and vanilla.
    3. Using a standing mixer, mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined and a smooth batter is formed.
    4. Use an ice cream scoop and put one scoop into each paper cup
    5. Frost the cupcakes with a piping bag or spoon.
    Cream Cheese Frosting:
    Yield: enough to frost 18 cupcakes
    1. In a standing mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or with a hand-held electric mixer in a large bowl, mix the cream cheese, sugar, and butter on low speed until incorporated. Increase the speed to high, and mix until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. (Occasionally turn the mixer off, and scrape the down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula.)
    2. Reduce the speed of the mixer to low. Add the vanilla, raise the speed to high and mix briefly until fluffy (scrape down the bowl occasionally). Store in the refrigerator until somewhat stiff, before using. May be stored in the refrigerator for 3 days.


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    I have a really good recipe for banana bread:

    3 bananas, mashed
    1 cup granulated sugar
    1 large egg
    0.25 cup butter
    0.5 cup whole wheat flour
    1 tablespoon baking soda
    1 tablespoon salt
    1 tablespoon vanilla extract
    0.5 cup raisins/ cranberries (optional)

    (I know that most of the people on here aren't from the US soooo...)

    3 bananas, mashed
    192g granulated sugar
    1 large egg
    51g butter
    55g whole wheat flour
    13g baking soda
    15g salt
    17g vanilla extract
    76g raisins/ cranberries (optional)

    (I'm sorry for all the mistakes I probably made, I've lived in the US all my life and I suck at converting)

    The steps are pretty simple:
    1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (177°C)
    2. Mix wet and dry ingredients thoroughly in two separate bowls
    3. Combine wet and dry ingredients
    4. Pour mixture into 9x5 loaf pan
    5. Bake for one hour, or until a toothpick inserted into it comes out clean (Makes anywhere between 8 - 12 slices. Wrap in wax paper and put in refrigerator for storage)
     
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    Thank you! Banana bread is my favourite!
     
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    I present to you, Destin's Raspberry Cheesecake cookies of scrumptious delight.

    Ingredients
    • 4 oz cream cheese
    • 1/2 cup butter flavored Crisco shortening
    • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
    • 1 large egg
    • 1/2 tsp vanilla
    • 2 (7oz) boxes Jiffy Raspberry Muffin Mix
    • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1 cup white chocolate chips
    Instructions
    • Cream the cream cheese, Crisco, and brown sugar together. Add the egg and vanilla. Blend. Scrape bowl.
    • Add muffin mix and flour. Mix until just incorporated.
    • Fold in white chocolate chips. Scoop 1½ Tbsp balls of dough onto parchment lined baking sheets.
    • Bake at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 14 minutes
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    I'm not much of a baker, but Destin's cookie recipe reminded me of the Snickerdoodle cookie recipe that I always make.
    • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter (room temperature)
    • 3/4 cup granulated sugar (plus 2 tablespoons)
    • 1 large egg
    • 1 tablespoon milk
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 tablespoon cinnamon

    INSTRUCTIONS
    • In a mixing bowl, cream butter and 3/4 granulated sugar until smooth. Add egg, milk, and vanilla and blend.
    • In a separate bowl, mix flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt. Add to the creamed mixture. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour until dough is firm enough to handle.
    • Heat oven for 375 F
    • On a plate, mix 2 tablespoons of sugar with cinnamon. Scoop and roll the dough into 1 1/2 inch balls; then roll in cinnamon sugar to coat all sides. Arrange sugar-coated balls on ungreased cookie sheets, spacing 2 1/2 inches apart.
    • Bake until edges of cookies are firm to the touch, about 12 minutes. (Do not overbake.) Using a spatula, transfer cookies to a rack and let cool.

    *Makes about 14 cookies
     
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    Quick question: what is a snickerdoodle?
     
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    They’re delicious! :yum:
     
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    Holy shit :astonished: I'm definitely saving this recipe to try later
     
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    I have an old recipe for Finnish coffee braid that I found in my grandma's old encyclopedia of cooking, but I am far to lazy to type it out. here is a fairly similar version I found online.
    this bread is perfect for dipping into cafe du monde chickory coffee

    ingredients:
    • 1
      (1/4 ounce) package active dry yeast (original recipe specifies one package but I use 2)
    • 1⁄2
      cup lukewarm water
    • 2
      cups milk, scalded and cooled to lukewarm
    • 1
      cup sugar
    • 1
      teaspoon salt
    • 8 -12
      cardamom pods, seeded and crushed, depending on how strong a cardamom flavor you like (I use 10-12)
    • 5
      eggs, beaten, divided (1 egg is used for glaze)
    • 8 -10
      cups flour
    • 1⁄2
      cup butter or 1/2 cup margarine, melted
    • 1⁄4
      cup sugar, for glazing braids (or less)

    directions:
    • Dissolve yeast in warm water in a large bowl.
    • Stir in milk, sugar, salt, cardamom, 4 eggs, and 2 cups of flour.
    • Stir until dough is smooth.
    • Add 3 cups of flour and stir well.
    • Stir in melted butter or margarine.
    • Stir in 2-3 cups more flour or until you have a stiff dough.
    • Turn dough out onto a floured bread board and cover with inverted bowl.
    • Let rest for 15 minutes.
    • Knead dough until smooth and satiny (8-10 minutes).
    • Place dough in large lightly greased bowl, turning to grease top.
    • Cover with plastic wrap and/or towel.
    • Let dough rise in a warm place until doubled (1-2 hours).
    • Punch dough down.
    • Let dough rise again until almost double (30 minutes- 1 hour).
    • Turn out onto floured board.
    • Divide dough into thirds, working with only one third at a time.
    • Divide (one- third of dough) into three parts.
    • With your hands roll each part into one 18"strand.
    • Braid the three stands together to form one braid, tucking ends under.
    • Place on lightly greased cookie sheet.
    • Let rise 20-30 minutes until puffy.
    • Repeat with other two parts (each one-third of original dough).
    • You will have three braids when finished.
    • Brush braids with beaten egg and sprinkle with sugar.
    • Bake in 400°F oven for 20-30 minutes or until braids are light brown.
    it doesn't have to be braided and is just as good as muffins
     
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    I'm lazy and will link to the recipe, but I really love this "Irish Oaty Apple Crumble" by Donal Skehan. I've made it several times for work parties and always got rave reviews. Simple ingredients and preparation, but very tasty because of all the butter and sugar, lol.
    https://donalskehan.com/recipes/irish-oaty-apple-crumble/
     
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    I have not baked this lately, it is taking me some time to replace all my kitchen appliances but I am planning to bake this in the next month

    Moist Gluten Free Chocolate Cake with Avocado Frosting
    Ingredients
    For The Chocolate Cake:

    1 Cup Coconut Oil melted (236 ml)
    1 3/4 Cups Coconut Sugar (or Brown Sugar) (414 ml)
    2 tsp Vanilla (10 ml)
    3 Flax Eggs or normal eggs if not vegan
    each egg = 15 ml flax/chia and 37 ml water, soak and blend

    1 3/4 Cup Brown Rice Flour or GF Cake Flour (414 ml)
    3/4 Cup Cocoa (177 ml)
    2 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
    1 Cup Almond Breeze (236 ml)
    1/2 Cup Coconut Cream (118ml)

    For The Avocado Frosting:

    3 Small Ripe Avocados
    1 Cup Dark Chocolate Chips melted (236 ml)
    3 Tbsp Coconut Oil melted (44 ml)
    1/2 Cup Coconut Sugar (118 ml)
    1/4 Cup Cocoa sifted (59 ml)
    Hazelnuts for garnishing (optional)

    Instructions
    For The Chocolate Cake:

    Preheat oven to 180ºC/350º F
    Whisk the coconut oil and coconut sugar together on high speed until fluffy (about 5min).
    Add the flax eggs (or normal eggs) and vanilla and continue to whip.
    Meanwhile, sift together the remaining dry ingredients.
    Switch to the paddle attachment, and slowly add in the dry ingredients, alternating with the almond milk and the coconut cream.
    Continue to mix until all ingredients are well incorporated.
    Divide the batter between the two pans.
    Bake for 25-30 min, then remove them and allow to cool on a wire rack.

    For The Avocado Frosting:

    Place all ingredients into a mixing bowl and mix on high speed until all ingredients are combined and the frosting is nice and creamy.
    Place half the frosting in-between the two layers of cake and spread the remaining frosting over the top.


    I did go out today and pick berries which I have made into jam, that is not quite baking though.
     
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    I'll chime in before the month is over aha.

    Fairly easy chocolate chip cookies:

    Ingredients
    * 1/2 cup butter
    * 1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)
    * 1/2 cup white sugar ( This is what the recipe says, but I like to add more brown sugar and less white sugar, but the total amount of sugar is still a cup. I find the more brown sugar, the softer the cookies are)
    * 1 egg
    * 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
    * 1 cup & 2 tablespoons flour
    * 1/2 teaspoon salt
    * 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    *1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

    How to
    *Preheat oven to 375 F
    *Beat butter until no longer solid
    *Gradually add the sugar to the above and mix until creamy
    *Beat in the egg and vanilla
    * Add the flour, salt and baking soda (I like to measure out the flour, then mix the soda/salt into the flour, then mix that into the above)
    *Mix in the chocolate chips
    * Put the cookies in a 3 x 4 arrangement on well greased cookie sheets
    * Cook for 10 min at 375 or until done
     
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    Those sound so good Glenn, Ill have to try that! All the recipes in this thread or mouthwatering >:slight_smile:

    Heres some pics: Goldenrod-Lemon Poundcake , and a dutch baby filled with local raspberries and peaches :slight_smile:
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    I'm not sure why the image links broke but the direct links work and they look delicious!