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Coming back early after my hunt for demons last night I had some time to make fresh cheese.

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And as I had I one apple left.......
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Your cheese collapsed. Looks like your draining holds are getting plugged up. You can poke them in with a tooth pick every now & then. But you can also drain from the top by pushing lightly down with a spoon and spooning off the whey.
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Re: Post photos of what you cook and bake in Switzerland

There are quite a lot of good pieces to bake...but I do not know how to bake, except to "bake" pizza...
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I finally made a nearly perfect looking loaf of zopf! Although I have no idea what happened to the one on the right, it looks like crap!
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There are quite a lot of good pieces to bake...but I do not know how to bake, except to "bake" pizza...


If you have a real interest in baking, you need to start somewhere. I began with cookies and bars (sliced cookies) and went on to cupcakes, cakes, pies, puffs and bread.
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Hokkien Prawn Noodles - A Singaporean dish comprising of prawn/pork stock, yellow eggs noodles, fishcake and fried shallots. Traditionally, supposed to have beansprouts and Water Convolvulus (kangkong) as well but ran out.
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Old 11.08.2010, 22:29
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If you have a real interest in baking, you need to start somewhere. I began with cookies and bars (sliced cookies) and went on to cupcakes, cakes, pies, puffs and bread.
Dude!(ette) sorry to have missed you today but *so* happy not to have missed the scones (hmm, maybe this is not the right thread, as I do not have a picture) but I will attest to the holiness of your raisin scones, particularly when topped with clotted cream and port wine jelly... holy moly!
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Hokkien Prawn Noodles - A Singaporean dish comprising of prawn/pork stock, yellow eggs noodles, fishcake and fried shallots. Traditionally, supposed to have beansprouts and Water Convolvulus (kangkong) as well but ran out.
Yummy, yummy... i missed it....
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This is now my favorite thread of ANY forum!!
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I'll second the praise of Argus's scones they were lovely. Sorry I couldn't say bye i had to run for my train.
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Old 12.08.2010, 10:36
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Dude!(ette) sorry to have missed you today but *so* happy not to have missed the scones (hmm, maybe this is not the right thread, as I do not have a picture) but I will attest to the holiness of your raisin scones, particularly when topped with clotted cream and raspberry vanilla jelly... holy moly!
There, fixed that for ya. And as I said on the other thread, definitely amazing. Light, buttery, perfect.

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Re: Post photos of what you cook and bake in Switzerland

The recipe is from a Canadian-Swiss chef. Do have a pop at making them, dearies. Easy-peasy, as they say:

Tender Flaky Scones

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold, cut in chunks
1 cup whipping cream
3/4 cup currants or dried cranberries
whipping cream for brushing the top of the scones

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Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (195 degrees C; my oven tends to be too hot, so I don't turn it up to 200*C).
Mix with a whisk in a big bowl the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.
Cut in butter with a butter knife or pastry cutter in each hand until mix looks like coarse crumbs.
Pour in cream and fold in everything until just incorporated (a bit firmer/coarser than putty). Do NOT overmix. If mixture seems a little dry, add a little more cream.
Fold currants or cranberries into batter.
Press the dough in 3 or 4 batches on lightly floured board 1 1/4-inch (3cm) thick. Cut into triangles or rounds. All in all about 8-16 scones, depending on size (enough for 4 hungry mouths).
Place scones on ungreased cookie parchment. Brush tops with a bit of cream.
Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown. Let cool on a rack.
Serve while still warm with clotted cream, whipped cream, mascarpone and/or homemade marmalade - and you'll feel like you're floating on heaven's best cushion.
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Old 12.08.2010, 13:20
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The recipe is from a Canadian-Swiss chef. Do have a pop at making them, dearies. Easy-peasy, as they say:

Tender Flaky Scones
Seeingbee, you writing this down?
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The recipe is from a Canadian-Swiss chef. Do have a pop at making them, dearies. Easy-peasy, as they say:

Tender Flaky Scones

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold, cut in chunks
1 cup whipping cream
3/4 cup currants or dried cranberries
whipping cream for brushing the top of the scones

I used milk in mine yesterday and had to improvise as I ran out of regular flour and so used 1/2 wholemeal spelt flour. An interesting, almost healthy result - not that that's the point . They didn't last long enough to photograph though; with Grumpy's clotted cream they disappeared as soon as they came out the oven.

Will definitely try with the whipping cream next time (this afternoon) - sounds divine.
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I used milk in mine yesterday and had to improvise as I ran out of regular flour and so used 1/2 wholemeal spelt flour. An interesting, almost healthy result - not that that's the point . They didn't last long enough to photograph though; with Grumpy's clotted cream they disappeared as soon as they came out the oven.

Will definitely try with the whipping cream next time (this afternoon) - sounds divine.

Haha, Grumpy's clotted cream is a sure hit, isn't it?
I found that scones came out a tad lighter and more tender if made with Denner's Kuchenmehl (cake flour) compared with Haushaltmehl (all-purpose) and Weissmehl (white flour).
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Blueberry coconut muffins
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Dark and white chocolate chip cookies from scratch (kinda my specialty)... Yes, with real brown sugar that a special someone brought me from abroad.

Brings me a little closer to home for sure.
Inspired by JLF's choc chip cookies, I made some today with my beautiful little girl. (Choc chips bought from britshop.ch)
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Re: Post photos of what you cook and bake in Switzerland

Another classic favourite of mine from Malaysia - Penang Assam Laksa

Fish broth flavoured with tamarind, chillies, lemongrass, prawn paste and other spices; topped with daun kesom, red onions and pineapple. A fiery, potent & pungent combination. Definitely not for the faint-hearted.
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Another classic favourite of mine from Malaysia - Penang Assam Laksa

Fish broth flavoured with tamarind, chillies, lemongrass, prawn paste and other spices; topped with daun kesom, red onions and pineapple. A fiery, potent & pungent combination. Definitely not for the faint-hearted.

Fantastic! Where did you find daun kesom (Vietnamese coriander/mint/hot mint) here?
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Re: Post photos of what you cook and bake in Switzerland

Argus, those scones look and sound fantastic... will be trying them soon. I baked another "meringuierter Johannisbeerkuchen", as the last one was such a big success - and managed to get a picture before it was all gone.
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Fantastic! Where did you find daun kesom (Vietnamese coriander/mint/hot mint) here?
Found it at Lian Hua in Zurich.....they stock quite a good range of South East Asian herbs....
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