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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 obviously homemade.

(A few of the other posters on this thread have day jobs as chefs and bakers, by the way.)
And the main day job you forgot- mothers All my cooking photos are mine from a cellphone camera.
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And the main day job you forgot- mothers All my cooking photos are mine from a cellphone camera.
I mentioned those two day jobs to explain to Flow23 why perhaps some of the pictures on this thread look more professional than homemade. Didn't mean to forget full-time moms.
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Re: Post photos of what you cook and bake in Switzerland

I made a "meringuierte Johannisbeertorte" on Saturday (translation: meringue red currant cake). Unfortunately, the BF was too intent on sampling to take a picture. Plus, more unfortunately, it was baked in Germany and not Switzerland. So basically this is all empty boasting...

Thanks again for this thread, Argus - lots of ideas and inspiration here!
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I made a "meringuierte Johannisbeertorte" on Saturday (translation: meringue red currant cake). Unfortunately, the BF was too intent on sampling to take a picture. Plus, more unfortunately, it was baked in Germany and not Switzerland. So basically this is all empty boasting...

Thanks again for this thread, Argus - lots of ideas and inspiration here!

That's OK - a photo next time!
By the way, can one find the recipe online?
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Re: Post photos of what you cook and bake in Switzerland

No, the recipe is from a German friend.

Crust (Muerbeteig):
250 g flour
125 g margarine
60 g sugar
1 egg

Mix and gently knead together, then chill. This produces an extremely crumbly dough - very irritating to roll out, best done with chilled dough, and best done between layers of baking paper. Roll out and fill into buttered springform pan (bottom and side).

I use a springform pan to bake it, as it has less chance to bubble over the side than if using a normal (lower) baking pan. Therefore I have adjusted the filling quantity accordingly - my "adjusted and tested" quantities are noted below, original quantities are in parentheses.

Filling:
5 egg whites (7)
200 g sugar (295 g)
100 g ground almonds (145 g)
660 g red currant berries (1 kg)

Beat the egg whites until stiff. Fold in the sugar, almonds and then the red currants. Fill into springform pan, bake in pre-warmed oven - approx. 180° for approx. an hour. May need a bit of foil over the top after the first 20-30 minutes to avoid the meringue getting too brown. My best results have been with letting it slowly cool and sit for a while, then the crust doesn't crumble to pieces.

NB. My friend puts 1/3 of the beaten egg whites aside, and smooths them over the top before the cake goes into the oven, but I find it better to mix all the egg white into the filling.
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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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all my pics are my own.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/melissa...7610216360234/
yay food!
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all my pics are my own.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/melissa...7610216360234/
yay food!
Great pictures
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Re: Post photos of what you cook and bake in Switzerland

here're some pics of a dumpling gathering at my place over the weekend, we decided to do something slightly different - green dumplings! they were made with Baerlauch sap. although i have to admit, while the pre-cooked version looks OK, the cooked ones looked somewhat snotty



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Old 28.07.2010, 12:36
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all my pics are my own.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/melissa...7610216360234/
yay food!

wow!

well... i have to say that i am very anti-cooking. i hate it!
and this is a result of comparison receipy/pic in book to my result, output.
plus that i had it cooked by friends, copied it at home and it never tasted
nor it looked like that what i see (here). when i eat at friends places,
its nice and tasty but 99% of the stuff never looks so well done like what
i have seen here. because the food is falling apart, layers melt into another,
colors do not look that fresh and yummay...

so thats why i am asking... some of you should open up a restaurant...
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here're some pics of a dumpling gathering at my place over the weekend, we decided to do something slightly different - green dumplings! they were made with Baerlauch sap. although i have to admit, while the pre-cooked version looks OK, the cooked ones looked somewhat snotty



question: when do you cook that?
i mean i come home and i am very hungry. handmade dumplings...i only could do such (if ever) after breakfast that theyre ready to go when i am hungry 3 hrs later at lunchtime... and when do clean the mess up?
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question: when do you cook that?
i mean i come home and i am very hungry. handmade pasta...i only could do such (if ever) after breakfast that theyre ready to go when i am hungry 3 hrs later at lunchtime... and when do clean the mess up?
dumpling making is a bit of a social activity, i could never manage it alone, and need at least 1 expert or 2 non-experts to help out. normally, we calculate 15-20 dumplings per person, and you're right, its often a huge mess! i should put up pics of the aftermath next time!

fresh made dumplings can be frozen, but should be done immediately, so the moist filling has no chance to make the skin soggy. for the same reason, they're also cooked right away. cooked dumplings can be kept for a couple of days, and are normally pan fried instead of reheated in the micro. to be honest, i prefer the fried-crispy version
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Re: Post photos of what you cook and bake in Switzerland

@ Flow23: Speed and preparation. Most things take longer to prepare than to cook, so if you have all the ingredients ready it takes 20 mins to cook max, unless of course you are roasting or baking something.

Prepare the ingredients you can the day before after you have eaten your meal. Then the next day, quick cook, slow eat (), and after prepare for the next day.

Once you get into the habit it is very quick and easy.

Also, you don't have to do complicated recipes to make nice meals. Practice makes perfect, and if you give it a go, you'll be making nice simple meals quickly and efficiently.


Here's a starter for 10:
  • Boiled egg quartered*
  • Cherry tomatoes, halved or whole if you are feeling lazy*
  • Fresh salad leaves (washed)
  • Vinaigrette*: 2 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar, fresh herbs to taste, ground pepper to taste (note this is enough for two people). The vinaigrette should be quite heavy IMO for this recipe and you need to mix it really well, so whisk with a fork or use a smallish jam jar and put the lid on (very tight!) and shake.
  • Toast bread* (or your own) toasted and cut in quarters
  • Cut camembert in chunky strips to match the size of the the toast quarters*
  • Place under a hot grill (note make sure you put foil under the toast as the camembert will run if you leave it too long)
  • Meanwhile arrange bed of salad leaves, eggs and tomatoes around edge, drizzle with Vinaigrette (to taste)
  • Place toasted camembert (should be soft and molten but not too runny - 90% of it should still be on the toast) on salad and serve with a lovely wine
That takes all of 5 minutes to prepare on the day if you do things in the right order and prepare the stared (*) items the day before, and maybe 10-15 min if you do it on the day itself.

Edit: also, the photos you see in recipe books are often fake or set ups, so don't expect real food to always look like that!
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all my pics are my own.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/melissa...7610216360234/
yay food!

But did you make those macarons or Luxemburgeli? And those baguettes?

(Flow23's question was whether we made the stuff in the pictures we took and posted.)
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But did you make those macarons or Luxemburgeli? And those baguettes?

(Flow23's question was whether we made the stuff in the pictures we took and posted.)
In this forum I've only posted pictures of things that I have made personally.
In my Flickr stream, it's everything.
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Individual servings of toad in the hole.

A simple classic.



hmmm... Served with veg and an onion gravy...
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A simple tricolore salad with assorted tomato species and buffala mozzarella.
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ooo that browner pasty centre-right is my one!
my niece said that too. tasted ok, but it was a little too dark for my liking.

I gotta go out and stop looking at this damned thread, it just makes me hungry!!

my asian gf put rice with the full english breakfast! an interesting addition.
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my niece said that too. tasted ok, but it was a little too dark for my liking.

I gotta go out and stop looking at this damned thread, it just makes me hungry!!

my asian gf put rice with the full english breakfast! an interesting addition.
My peruvian gf also puts rice with her fried egg and baked beans...
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Re: Post photos of what you cook and bake in Switzerland

On a slightly, off thread note, is this the longest ever thread on the forum, notwithstanding Mark's sad loss?

It's nice to see a thread with lots of colour, praise for the efforts of the contributors, and without some of the snide remarks on other threads.

Keep the cooking, and the pics going everyone. I find it inspires me to try new things, and post the pics. I just wish I'd done one of the cottage pie I did last night. But what was intended to be dinner for 4 yesterday, and probably supper for 2 tonight, was demolished by a Swiss lady, German & Dutch guys and an Englishman in 15 minutes. To get some idea of the size of the container, I used it for 15lb Turkeys before!

En guete
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On a slightly, off thread note, is this the longest ever thread on the forum, notwithstanding Mark's sad loss?
lol not within a hundred miles I'm afraid. Any and all threads on bank stability, religion, the middle east, sexuality or any other hot button issues run longer, faster.
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