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Old 17.09.2010, 14:09
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Should the toffee sauce be baked after being poured over the cake?
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When served, should the toffee part of the cake be liquid or slightly firm?
Liquid.

Pour some of the liquid toffee sauce over the pudding, then serve immediately with optional extra toffee sauce on the side (served like custard - either self service or poured when plating up).

I will post my mother's sticky toffee recipe when I get it.
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Old 17.09.2010, 14:28
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Re: Post photos of what you cook and bake in Switzerland

This recipe works well, argus.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/n...ipe/index.html
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Old 17.09.2010, 16:26
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It looks rather scary, especially the part about pouring so much boiling water over the cake batter and baking it till it's thick and syrupy. Some of the reviewers wrote that they couldn't make it right.

The related recipe at the bottom, Sticky Toffee Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce, sounds a tad easier/safer, but both require baking after adding the sauce ingredients or pre-cooked sauce.


P.S. Haha, Nigella's dessert does look like crap, too. Actually a bit worse than mine.
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Old 17.09.2010, 16:50
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Where did you get that pie?
From the Local Shop, for Local people
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Old 17.09.2010, 16:57
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Re: Post photos of what you cook and bake in Switzerland

Here you go Argus:

340g sugar
650ml water
4 eggs
340g chopped dates (normally use the ones in blocks)
125g butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
320g self raising flour
2 tsp bicarb of soda


sauce:
300g brown sugar (but...where???)
100ml single or whipping cream
175g butter


method in photo (margerine means butter) Good Luck!
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Re: Post photos of what you cook and bake in Switzerland

bretzel!



they taste pretty clost to the real thing! *pats self on back*
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Re: Post photos of what you cook and bake in Switzerland

Perhaps it's just me but when making sticky date pudding (something I first discovered in Australia) I dislike when the sauce is basically cooked brown sugar and butter. Perhaps this is the "classic" or "easy housewife's" (interpret that how you will) way of doing it but for me, I prefer a properly made caramel sauce.
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Old 17.09.2010, 19:10
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Perhaps it's just me but when making sticky date pudding (something I first discovered in Australia) I dislike when the sauce is basically cooked brown sugar and butter. Perhaps this is the "classic" or "easy housewife's" (interpret that how you will) way of doing it but for me, I prefer a properly made caramel sauce.
Toffee = sugar and butter, heated together
Caramel = sugar, melted/heated

Anything else might be tastier but certainly isn't "proper". This is a classic sticky toffee pudding.
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Perhaps it's just me but when making sticky date pudding (something I first discovered in Australia) I dislike when the sauce is basically cooked brown sugar and butter. Perhaps this is the "classic" or "easy housewife's" (interpret that how you will) way of doing it but for me, I prefer a properly made caramel sauce.

When you say "properly made caramel sauce", do you mean one made from caramelizing sugar and then adding cream and butter, and using a thermometer to get it to the right temperature and consistency?
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When you say "properly made caramel sauce", do you mean one made from caramelizing sugar and then adding cream and butter, and using a thermometer to get it to the right temperature and consistency?
Yes. Its definitely trickier to get right but the flavor is a lot better than simply brown sugar and butter. I find the latter to be too 'greasy' for my taste.
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Re: Post photos of what you cook and bake in Switzerland

I've made Nigella's pud a few times and it's yummy!!!

There is also a lemon pudding and a chocolate one (not from Nigella, though) but both are made with boiling water and work wonderfully.

You have the traditional sugar and butter mix here too, and it caramelises just as well - you just don't have to make it in another pan.
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Toffee = sugar and butter, heated together
Caramel = sugar, melted/heated

Anything else might be tastier but certainly isn't "proper". This is a classic sticky toffee pudding.
I'll defer to your knowledge on the matter and try cutting back on the butter in the sauce instead.
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Re: Post photos of what you cook and bake in Switzerland

Chocolate Hot Cross Buns!!!!
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Old 17.09.2010, 20:19
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I'll defer to your knowledge on the matter and try cutting back on the butter in the sauce instead.
Well, I'm trying your idea out next time and dragging out the single cream and sugar thermometer. I'm just unsure how much the pudding will absorb, seems it'd be pour of a side-sauce...
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Old 19.09.2010, 14:13
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A bit lazy on this Sunday.....
Kind of spaghetti with my homemade *bolognese* sauce




and, of course, the dessert : peaches from the garden with cream....




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Old 19.09.2010, 14:22
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Made semolina cake from the recipe given by Little Polka on this thread (minus the biscuit base and topping). I really like it, thanks. Third pic is with chocolate ganache (comfort food if ever there was any!).
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Old 19.09.2010, 17:07
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I didn't have my camera, but we bought a monster pumpkin today... I think it might be a delice.. I'll post a picture of it when I move the pic to the computer.

Anyway, I roasted the pumpkin (in pieces) in my steam oven, and then I fried up a little panang curry paste, tossed in some mashed pumpkin and coconut milk. A little salt and it made a tasty, spicy pumpkin soup. I probably need to thin it out a bit more the next time.
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Oh this thread is soooo not good when dieting.. but looks amazingly delicious
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One for the Canucks...

Butter Tarts:
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... and Apple Fritters:
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