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3. Summer is around the corner (don't roll your eyes at the clouds and drizzle) and glass noodle salad days are here again.
Ahh went to an awesome Vietnamese resturant the other night..too hott to cook and WOW had the best glass noodle salad. I came home and made it later in the week. How did I ever live this long without them. BTW LOVE this thread!
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For those who want to make their own Glass Noodle n Shrimp Salad:

1. Just soak glass noodles (from Coop or Migros) for 6 minutes in hot water.
2. Buy the julienned carrot and celery root pack (Migros) and green onions, or the 'Singapur Salat' (carrot, celery root, spring onions) from Coop.
3. Mix with lightly cooked prawns, fish sauce, sugar, lemon juice, coriander leaves, finely cut red chilli or chilli flakes, chives (optional). Adjust flavourings to taste, adding sea salt if necessary. Serves 2 or 3 persons (more if just a sidedish).
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For those who want to make their own Glass Noodle n Shrimp Salad:

1. Just soak glass noodles (from Coop or Migros) for 6 minutes in hot water.
2. Buy the julienned carrot and celery root pack (Migros) and green onions, or the 'Singapur Salat' (carrot, celery root, spring onions) from Coop.
3. Mix with lightly cooked prawns, fish sauce, sugar, lemon juice, coriander leaves, finely cut red chilli or chilli flakes, chives (optional). Adjust flavourings to taste, adding sea salt if necessary. Serves 2 or 3 persons (more if just a sidedish).
That looks like it's going to be our supper tonight - thanks for that easy recipe.
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First attempt to make eclaires
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Yeah with a morning coffee it's a good combination
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Yeah with a morning coffee it's a good combination

Thanks for a delicious-looking reminder to make eclairs again after more than a year. Yours rose very nicely indeed - did you have to do the 'prop open the oven door with a ladle handle' thing?

They're so light with whipped cream, chocolate ganache or homemade custard that it's only too easy to eat too many.
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Thanks for a delicious-looking reminder to make eclairs again after more than a year. Yours rose very nicely indeed - did you have to do the 'prop open the oven door with a ladle handle' thing?

They're so light with whipped cream, chocolate ganache or homemade custard that it's only too easy to eat too many.

I did not do the trick . They rose really nicely without it.

Mine are filled with vanilla crème patissiere but to make them lighter indeed whipped cream could have been better (another reason to prepare them again )
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I did not do the trick . They rose really nicely without it.

Mine are filled with vanilla crème patissiere but to make them lighter indeed whipped cream could have been better (another reason to prepare them again )

Just as I suspected - that 'trick' recommended in French baking books doesn't really work better than not doing it, does it? I have the same experience - the puffs rise better without opening the darn oven door. Or is it supposed to make them more tender? Anyone else with a similar or differing experience?

Mmm, vanilla creme patissiere sounds very posh - pastry cream in English, I'm guessing.


P.S. I would like my ashes to be transported in a little 'coffin' like these after I'm done in. *demented laughter*
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Just as I suspected - that 'trick' recommended in French baking books doesn't really work better than not doing it, does it? I have the same experience - the puffs rise better without opening the darn oven door. Or is it supposed to make them more tender? Anyone else with a similar or differing experience?

Mmm, vanilla creme patissiere sounds very posh - pastry cream in English, I'm guessing.
I was told that the trick is to cool down the water/butter/flour mixture totally before adding eggs

And yeah, I have used two recipes, in one it's called creme patissiere and in the other pastry cream
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Something great : Tomates Farcies - Stuffed Tomatoes, here with potatoes, but we usually eat it with rice.

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Oh, I love this thread!

Not got many pictures of what I make, but I really enjoy baking/cooking anything that's made in the oven. Recently I discovered cupcakes and anything else with icing - if I remember I'll take some pics next time.

Here's an apple pie I made, and the other picture is from when I showed my hubby how to colour easter eggs the "old" way (with onion skins).


edit: forgot to mention... here in Switzerland it's quite common to take cakes/Znüni to work with you for special occasions, like birthdays, weddings etc. When we got married, I decided to bake the cakes (or in my case muffins) myself, as it was going to be a whole lot cheaper that way. I ended up spending 2 days in the kitchen, baking 12 different kinds of muffins; 180 in total. Shame I didn't take a picture of that! (and I'm not intending of repeating that again).
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I was left with quite few egg whites after preparing eclairs so I've made white Pavlova
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maybe i am wrong but some of you post no original pictures, right?
those pics show what you made but not how it looks originally, is it?
because some results look like copied out of a book?!
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Just as I suspected - that 'trick' recommended in French baking books doesn't really work better than not doing it, does it? I have the same experience - the puffs rise better without opening the darn oven door. Or is it supposed to make them more tender? Anyone else with a similar or differing experience?

Mmm, vanilla creme patissiere sounds very posh - pastry cream in English, I'm guessing.


P.S. I would like my ashes to be transported in a little 'coffin' like these after I'm done in. *demented laughter*
my fave desert!!!!
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maybe i am wrong but some of you post no original pictures, right?
those pics show what you made but not how it looks originally, is it?
because some results look like copied out of a book?!
Don't be hatin' just cause of their cooking skillz....

Which post(s) did you have in mind? These all look wonderful and delicious and home-made...
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maybe i am wrong but some of you post no original pictures, right?
those pics show what you made but not how it looks originally, is it?
because some results look like copied out of a book?!
All pictures are mine, no plagiarism there

ps. do not know if I should feel offended or flattered
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those pics show what you made but not how it looks originally, is it?
because some results look like copied out of a book?!
The magic of dslr cameras
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maybe i am wrong but some of you post no original pictures, right?
those pics show what you made but not how it looks originally, is it?
because some results look like copied out of a book?!

Thanks but all of mine were made by me and photographed by me (one or two were with a DSLR camera but most are from a little point-n-shoot Nikon on macro setting). Thought they looked obviously homemade.

(A few of the other posters on this thread have day jobs as chefs and bakers, by the way.)

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