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argus 10.11.2009 12:48

Post photos of what you cook and bake in Switzerland
 
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Eating out is expensive. Baked goods are not always affordable, especially if you have a family.

Can't wait to see what you have baked and cooked while living here. To get us started:

pseudo applestrudel, sugar cookies

Panther 10.11.2009 14:52

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My daughter's 1st birthday cake!

argus 10.11.2009 15:44

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Originally Posted by Pather (Post 605604)
My daughter's 1st birthday cake!

That's fantastic, Pather!
Your little girl is very lucky indeed. :D

Here are a few savoury dishes I've made here:

Curry pouches, Berlin potato soup, Chinese roast pork (siu yoke), lacy pancake (roti jala)

Serafina 10.11.2009 17:44

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those curry pouches look lovely! And just seeing the word roti has made me want a roti chanai. Not likely to find one anywhere nearby though! lol :)

little baby monkey breads
http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos...4_366411_n.jpg

argus 10.11.2009 18:34

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Originally Posted by AthenaCarey (Post 605924)
those curry pouches look lovely! And just seeing the word roti has made me want a roti chanai. Not likely to find one anywhere nearby though! lol :)

little baby monkey breads
http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos...4_366411_n.jpg


Just for you, AthenaCarey:
(You can make your own roti canai using this recipe:
http://www.recipezaar.com/Roti-Canai...-Recipe-270723 )

roti canai, roti pisang (banana filled), cinnamon rolls

summerrain 10.11.2009 18:53

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Originally Posted by argus (Post 605709)
Here are a few savoury dishes I've made here:

Curry pouches, Berlin potato soup, Chinese roast pork (siu yoke), lacy pancake (roti jala)

ARGUS! Either you'll give me that siu yoke recipe or I'll have to force it out of you! :D

Please?

HashBrown 10.11.2009 18:58

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Originally Posted by AthenaCarey (Post 605924)
those curry pouches look lovely! And just seeing the word roti has made me want a roti chanai. Not likely to find one anywhere nearby though! lol :)

You can get said roti at any lankan restaurant. I even dared to buy some frozen ones last for the first time and they went very well with my prawn curry.

As for the standard curry sauce that goes with roti canai, no you won't get that other than at a singaporean/malaysian place; but prawn or fish curry sauce is pretty good too.

P.S. The (South Indian) type of roti you mention and pictured above is also called paratha in many parts of India (roti in Lanka, Singapore, Malaysia).

argus 10.11.2009 19:01

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Originally Posted by summerrain (Post 606046)
ARGUS! Either you'll give me that siu yoke recipe or I'll have to force it out of you! :D

Please?

Google is really your friend. :D This person's blog came up:
http://happyhomemaker88.wordpress.co...e-or-siao-bak/

It looked pretty authentic, so I did what she said and it turned out fine 'cept my kitchen smelled incredible for a few hours.:eek:

Now you owe me some 'char siew' (sweet barbequed pork) when you next make some, OK?

summerrain 10.11.2009 19:07

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Originally Posted by argus (Post 606059)
Google is really your friend. :D This person's blog came up:
http://happyhomemaker88.wordpress.co...e-or-siao-bak/

It looked pretty authentic, so I did what she said and it turned out fine 'cept my kitchen smelled incredible for a few hours.:eek:

Now you owe me some 'char siew' (sweet barbequed pork) when you next make some, OK?

Sweeeeeeeeeet! Now I'll have to hunt down some of those ingredients and the appropriate chilli to go with it (was thinking of the Chiu Chow chilli oil). Yum yum yum.

swissotter 10.11.2009 19:10

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summerain, argus, when you two are finished sorting out recipes, pls organise a potluck & invite me :D

summerrain 10.11.2009 19:15

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Originally Posted by swissotter (Post 606075)
summerain, argus, when you two are finished sorting out recipes, pls organise a potluck & invite me :D

Shameless. :p Whats your contribution then huh, huh, huh?

bARRON 10.11.2009 19:17

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Originally Posted by summerrain (Post 606081)
Shameless. :p Whats your contribution then huh, huh, huh?

isn't it obvious?

One more happy stomach and free constructive feedback ;)

summerrain 10.11.2009 19:18

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Originally Posted by bARRON (Post 606086)
isn't it obvious?

One more happy stomach and free constructive feedback ;)

Right, I was thinking of something much more tangible.
Note to self: must be more positive.

Crumbs 10.11.2009 19:34

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A great thread! My avatar shows my latest creations. Fancy cupcakes right now, but either cakes or cookies, whatever's in season.

This is my son's favourite:

http://www.back-art.ch/blog/wp-conte...rio-kuchen.jpg

This is my favourite right now - and delicious it was too:

http://www.back-art.ch/blog/wp-conte...tag-kuchen.jpg

Chaletchef 10.11.2009 19:36

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These are some of my latest
Squash, feta and sage pasta finished with toasted pine nuts and fried sage
Hairy Bikers - Apple tart:msngrin:

Ketan 10.11.2009 19:40

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I am feeling hungry :(

ronagoh 10.11.2009 20:03

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Awwwww....all these pics are making my mouth open...saliva.... drooling...slurp..slurp!!! They all look super yummy!!

Can you all PLEASE also include in a link or recipe?
Pretty pleeeeeasseeee!!

Roti canai? Yumm...Char Siu? Double YUMMM!
How / where?? :D :D

Traubert 10.11.2009 22:36

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Apricot Tarte Tatin
Pizza
Osso Bucco
Oven Dried Toms
Risotto Milanese

Traubert 10.11.2009 22:38

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Steak Tzatziki
Seared Zucchini

Gwendy 10.11.2009 23:00

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Wow, these are impressive to say the least. Is is possible to order cakes off you directly? Do you have a website? Do you teach cake decorating...?? You have a student if you do...


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Originally Posted by Crumbs (Post 606108)
A great thread! My avatar shows my latest creations. Fancy cupcakes right now, but either cakes or cookies, whatever's in season.

This is my son's favourite:

http://www.back-art.ch/blog/wp-conte...rio-kuchen.jpg

This is my favourite right now - and delicious it was too:

http://www.back-art.ch/blog/wp-conte...tag-kuchen.jpg


the.frollein 10.11.2009 23:30

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I second Gwendy's post in reference to Crumb's cakes... absolutely gorgeous! Especially the second one - I would never be able to cut into it and find out how delicious it is, I'd just sit in front of it admiring its beauty. ;)

Phil_MCR 10.11.2009 23:43

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wow. i'm really impressed, not just by the cooking, but some of the food photography! ;)

WorldTraveller 11.11.2009 00:02

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My wife loves lamb so I made this for our 2nd wedding anniversary. We enjoyed it! Here's the recipe:http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Roast-L...ry/Detail.aspx

Crumbs 11.11.2009 00:40

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Originally Posted by Gwendy (Post 606346)
Wow, these are impressive to say the least. Is is possible to order cakes off you directly?

Thanks for the compliments! Sorry, I only make them for family and friends - it's a time issue :o

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Originally Posted by Gwendy (Post 606346)
Do you have a website?

Yes - click on my signature. Then there's the blog (www.back-art.ch/blog) with some recipes and techniques, but it's mostly in German - ask me if you want a translation of any particular recipe.

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Originally Posted by Gwendy (Post 606346)
Do you teach cake decorating...?? You have a student if you do...

Project in planning stage.... (but I won't be teaching myself)

Crumbs 11.11.2009 00:45

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Originally Posted by the.frollein (Post 606375)
I second Gwendy's post in reference to Crumb's cakes... absolutely gorgeous! Especially the second one - I would never be able to cut into it and find out how delicious it is, I'd just sit in front of it admiring its beauty. ;)

Dark, sensuous chocolate cake, with mascarpone/cream and blackberry jam filling - I'm sure you'd be tempted... (I can always make another one ;))

Here's the link to that recipe (in German); I'll put a translation on the blog if requested.

argus 11.11.2009 11:30

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Originally Posted by ronagoh (Post 606136)
Awwwww....all these pics are making my mouth open...saliva.... drooling...slurp..slurp!!! They all look super yummy!!

Can you all PLEASE also include in a link or recipe?
Pretty pleeeeeasseeee!!

Roti canai? Yumm...Char Siu? Double YUMMM!
How / where?? :D :D


The roti canai recipe link is given near the beginning of the thread, Rona.

A Malaysian acquaintance here taught me how to make 'char siu' (Chinese-style sweet barbequed pork):

Marinate overnight a chunk of pork belly or 'some other cut' in salt, soy sauce, sugar, 5-spice powder and a bit of Chinese wine (optional). Then roast in a 185 degrees C oven for 20-30 minutes or BBQ over glowing coals, basting the marinade over it once or twice in between.

Other stuff I've made (if you want a recipe, just ask):
mashed banana fritters (panfried kuih kodok), olive bread, cantucci (biscotti), chicken curry puffs

Nickers 11.11.2009 11:39

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Argus I am going to kidnap you!!

argus 11.11.2009 11:48

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Originally Posted by Nicky (Post 606755)
Argus I am going to kidnap you!!

Why ah? My poor other half won't pay any ransom.

:o

Nickers 11.11.2009 11:50

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Originally Posted by argus (Post 606776)
Why ah? My poor other half won't pay any ransom.

:o

you should do a food blog or something with recipes (if you've not already??) then it means i wouldn't have to kidnap you ;)

phdoofus 11.11.2009 11:57

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I love cooking but even I don't take pictures of the food I make. :confused:

argus 11.11.2009 12:47

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Originally Posted by phdoofus (Post 606793)
I love cooking but even I don't take pictures of the food I make. :confused:


Awww, c'mon. Don't be such a wet blanket. There's no fire.

WorldTraveller 11.11.2009 14:48

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Here's another recipe for "char siu" and I've tried it out and it's yummy even without all the ingredients. The recipe says secret ingredient being maltose (sugar from malt?) Check it out: http://rasamalaysia.com/bbq-pork-recipe-char-siu/

The above blog is really good for other Chinese/Malaysian/Asian recipes too.

Quote:

Originally Posted by argus (Post 606735)
The roti canai recipe link is given near the beginning of the thread, Rona.

A Malaysian acquaintance here taught me how to make 'char siu' (Chinese-style sweet barbequed pork):

Marinate overnight a chunk of pork belly or 'some other cut' in salt, soy sauce, sugar, 5-spice powder and a bit of Chinese wine (optional). Then roast in a 185 degrees C oven for 20-30 minutes or BBQ over glowing coals, basting the marinade over it once or twice in between.

Other stuff I've made (if you want a recipe, just ask):
mashed banana fritters (panfried kuih kodok), olive bread, cantucci (biscotti), chicken curry puffs


11.11.2009 16:02

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Originally Posted by Pather (Post 605604)
My daughter's 1st birthday cake!


This cake looks so fantastic.

Would you share the recipe?

Thanks.

:)

argus 13.11.2009 11:22

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A big thanks to all who joined in the game and posted the food they made in CH.

Here are caramel cupcakes, cream puff, pancake with Johannisbeeren, lavash crackers with herb leaves.

ronagoh 13.11.2009 15:22

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Originally Posted by WorldTraveller (Post 607146)
Here's another recipe for "char siu" and I've tried it out and it's yummy even without all the ingredients. The recipe says secret ingredient being maltose (sugar from malt?) Check it out: http://rasamalaysia.com/bbq-pork-recipe-char-siu/

The above blog is really good for other Chinese/Malaysian/Asian recipes too.


Thanks, Argus/WorldTraveller.

I have no idea how to 'thank' that I see so many do under the next line of the post -can't find the link/click or whatever it's called.

Just looking at food makes me happy **grins like an idiot** even if I can't taste it or try it yet (due to lack of ingredients at the moment).

Keep them coming!!! :D:D:D:D:D

yeevee 13.11.2009 18:05

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Judging from the cooking expertise here, I think one of you happens to by my classmate back in 1993, in Singapore hmmmm;). Then in that case, if you read this, can you please invite me over for dinner. ;);)

smoky 13.11.2009 18:22

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An interesting idea I saw the other day, for individual little home made breads ..... baked in small clay flower pots (new ones obviously, not them kakky old ones in the garden shed..hahaha)...... and set beside each dinner plate .....

I gonna try that - baked in the wood Kacheloffen - then I photo them for here ... maybe.... if my bread behaves itself.....

I`m SO impressed with you guys baking and cooking!!!!!

smackerjack 13.11.2009 18:48

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What fantastic pics - Argus, your cakes are amazing, I like the look of your cinammon buns and the banana ones, they look sooooooo good:msntongue:

miquel 15.11.2009 15:10

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It's imposible to apreciate its taste in the photo, but it was superb. It's my firt swiss style Kürbis suppe. In the paste I used to bake the pumpkin and then to grind it with a bit of cream (It tastes very good too), but today I've tried to prepare it with potatoes, onions and mago in a pot with vegetables stock and then add the cream and some spcies (I found the recipe on the Internet) and a ginger cookie. Simply delicious:

Guest 15.11.2009 15:24

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My pics are not nearly so elegant and I am rather a sloppy baker. However, I have made a fig almond frangipanne and a fig clafoutis with quark.


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