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Rose's Heavenly Cakes

RheaS's picture

(post #65181, reply #69 of 97)

Yes to having plums and cardamom in the pantry. I'm not quite ready to cook with apples because that means summer is officially over.

Adele's picture

(post #65181, reply #70 of 97)

o  m  i  g  o  d.


I opened this book yesterday even before I changed out of my work clothes.  Sat down with shreds of paper to tab what I would like to make.  I would of been better off tabbing what I wasn't going to make.  Almost every recipe looks like a keeper. (The ones I didn't chose were high in alcohol or the gingerbread, which I wanted to do, but it has whole wheat in it)


I cannot wait to try the white frosting.  That will probably be the first.


 


 


But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

bwf17's picture

(post #65181, reply #71 of 97)

Keep me updated......

 

 
helena1's picture

(post #65181, reply #79 of 97)

I have the lemon cake on the menu for next sunday :o)

SallyBR1's picture

(post #65181, reply #16 of 97)

It is so nice not to be even slightly tempted.... :-)

 


 


American Citizen, with a tropical twist...


(May 29th, 2009)

 


 


http://bewitchingkitchen.wordpress.com

bwf17's picture

(post #65181, reply #17 of 97)

Do you not like CAKE????  how could you not?  I know some people don't but I sure do.

 

 
SallyBR1's picture

(post #65181, reply #18 of 97)

I like cake, although I might have one slice per year! :-)

I just don't make them because I tend to avoid certain failure.

 


 


American Citizen, with a tropical twist...


(May 29th, 2009)

 


 


http://bewitchingkitchen.wordpress.com

bwf17's picture

(post #65181, reply #19 of 97)

I could have a slice a day...but don't of course.  I avoid Pies like the plague.

 

 
Marcia's picture

(post #65181, reply #25 of 97)

I've never been a lover of cake. My mother used to have a dreadful time figuring out what to make for my birthday. ;-)

Gary's picture

(post #65181, reply #20 of 97)

"It is so nice not to be even slightly tempted.... :-)"

Well then, how about this?

http://www.amazon.com/Peter-Reinharts-Artisan-Breads-Every/dp/1580089984/

or this?

http://www.amazon.com/Baking-Artisan-Pastries-Breads-Breakfast/dp/159253564X/

or this?

http://www.amazon.com/Baking-James-Peterson/dp/1580089917/

Shall I go on? : )


Edited 8/29/2009 7:10 pm ET by Gary

The people who gave us golf and called it a game are the same people who gave us bag pipes and called it music and haggis and called it food.

KarenP's picture

(post #65181, reply #21 of 97)

 I've preordered the Ciril Hitz book.  He's incredible. 

SallyBR1's picture

(post #65181, reply #22 of 97)

You are shooting with heavy artillery, Gary

I feel a little faint. Did not know about PR's new book.

(sigh)

 


 


American Citizen, with a tropical twist...


(May 29th, 2009)

 


 


http://bewitchingkitchen.wordpress.com

courgette's picture

(post #65181, reply #23 of 97)

That's cruel and unusual, Gary.


Here I am surrounded by over 1000 cookbooks (literally) and realizing I have far too many. resolving to not buy any more and then I keep getting tempted.


The interior roof drain in my sewing/cookbook room backed up and most of the stuff is in the kitchen waiting for repairs. Its not a pretty sight! And my sweet DH has not said a word re quantiities of books and fabrics that are on display, rather than being quite a bit more hidden.


And to top it off we brought home a small UHaul trailer from NS with mostly dishes, books, and fabrics from my Mom who died in 2007. Oh, and the odd sewing machine thrown in too!


Both tables are piled high and we have resorted to eating on the patio and in front of the TV. last night was chilly outside but some candles and a sweater made it cozy and actually romantic.


But, were those books to arrive in the mail, it just might be the last straw, as my Mom used to say!


Mo

SallyBR1's picture

(post #65181, reply #24 of 97)

you put it well. Cruel and unusual.

I feel the same way

 


 


American Citizen, with a tropical twist...


(May 29th, 2009)

 


 


http://bewitchingkitchen.wordpress.com

Gary's picture

(post #65181, reply #26 of 97)

"Cruel and unusual."

Well, perhaps I am somewhat unusual. On the other hand, I thought I was being benevolent by making easier for you to shop for stuff you truly want and need and must have. : )

The best things in life aren't things.

The people who gave us golf and called it a game are the same people who gave us bag pipes and called it music and haggis and called it food.

bwf17's picture

(post #65181, reply #27 of 97)

Maybe Sally would be better off liking cake.....LOL

 

 
SallyBR1's picture

(post #65181, reply #28 of 97)

But, but, but.... Gary.... the best things in life aren't things!

:-) 
 


Edited 8/30/2009 6:31 pm by SallyBR1

Gary's picture

(post #65181, reply #29 of 97)

Sighted petard, hoisted self on same.

The best things in life aren't things.

The people who gave us golf and called it a game are the same people who gave us bag pipes and called it music and haggis and called it food.

SallyBR1's picture

(post #65181, reply #30 of 97)

Thou shall not speak thy moi like that

THERE!

 


 


American Citizen, with a tropical twist...


(May 29th, 2009)

 


 


http://bewitchingkitchen.wordpress.com

Quilter's picture

(post #65181, reply #32 of 97)

Didn't I read in one of your posts that you quilt? I guess that's where all the fabric will eventually go.  As you can no doubt tell by my 'name' so do I.


My stash has taken on a life of its own!  It's in bins and boxes, stacked high in closets...I hope I don't suddenly pass away...my poor DH would be horrified when he had to clean it all out...

courgette's picture

(post #65181, reply #33 of 97)

Yes, I do. Quilt, I mean!


You know that bumber sticker that says" the one who dies with the most fabric wins"?


Well, I'm pretty sure my mother won......I brought home a LOT of fabric that I have no idea where to put...and there is still a LOT left! Never mind what I have given to my SILs.


Mo

Canuck's picture

(post #65181, reply #31 of 97)

I just received mine, although the Amazon listing says Sept 8 (I ordered mine through Chapters.ca). It looks terrific; I'll be going through it tonight.


Edited 8/31/2009 2:31 pm ET by Canuck

bwf17's picture

(post #65181, reply #72 of 97)

My first cake to make from this divine book is the Sicilian Pistachio Cake on page 65.


Does anyone really think it is necessary to mail order unsalted pistachios from her sources or would TJ's or Whole Foods type be adequate?


 
 
TracyK's picture

(post #65181, reply #73 of 97)

I imagine unsalted pistachios from any source would be fine, she probably just lists sources for those who can't find them readily available.


We are all in the same boat, you and me and ex-Gov. Palin and Rep. Joe Wilson, and wealth and social status do not prevail against disease and injury. And now we must reform our health insurance system so that it reflects our common humanity. It is not decent that people avoid seeking help for want of insurance. It is not decent that people go broke trying to get well. You know it and I know it. Time to fix it.

                                                            -- Garrison Keillor

bwf17's picture

(post #65181, reply #74 of 97)

She went quite in depth that she wanted to include this recipe in The Cake Bible, but could not find a source for sicilian or iranian pistachios...so she must have a most discriminating palette.


She recommends Kaluystans, but they are 22.99 per lb....yikes...and the other she recommends is SOS chefs which appears to be a wholesaler....so it is WF or TJ's for me.



 


Edited 9/29/2009 4:00 pm ET by bwf17

 
Adele's picture

(post #65181, reply #75 of 97)

And my first cake was the carrot cake with dreamy white chocolate frosting!


I really liked the ease of the frosting, but it could of been more.  It covered the cake, but barely.  Of course, this might be me putting too much in the center.  :)


But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

Canuck's picture

(post #65181, reply #77 of 97)

My first was the crumb cake. I used blueberries; it was okay but probably my fault rather than hers :) I'm not wild about crumb cake but had blueberries that need to be used.

bwf17's picture

(post #65181, reply #78 of 97)

Is this the sour cream, apple crumb cake?  I was going to make it tomorrow.

 

 
Canuck's picture

(post #65181, reply #80 of 97)

Yes, but I used blueberries. I also realized that this is the first crumb cake I've made and it isn't for me because the kids dropped crumbs all over the place.

courgette's picture

(post #65181, reply #81 of 97)

I can't say I care for crumb cake. I have the book on order from Chapters online. Got it for $20 with a coupon-how could I say no?


Mo