2 Great recipes for Autumn.
False
What are you Baking?
2 Great recipes for Autumn.
Share what's in your oven
Autumn is here!  I figured that I would share 2 recipes.  One is a favorite of mine.  My have shared it before but it is well worth another run.  The other is one I just found yes
1
Cat:3473a929-a609-4b85-8818-bf915c7505deForum:91055804-2402-46e2-af36-71fbdbf94984
Cat:3473a929-a609-4b85-8818-bf915c7505deForum:91055804-2402-46e2-af36-71fbdbf94984Discussion:bed19aaf-a12b-4665-a932-804d3078fcde

Forums » Baking Forums » What are you Baking? » 2 Great recipes for Autumn.

You must be logged in to contribute. Log in | Register
 
 First << 1 2 3 >> Last
Forums  »  Baking Forums  »  What are you Baking?  »  2 Great recipes for Autumn.

Re: 2 Great recipes for Autumn.

posted at 9/30/2012 12:09 PM EDT
Posts: 1955
First: 12/5/2010
Last: 4/20/2014
oh dear
i went in to make the cake           but i only had 1 stick plus 3 T butter that was thawed   close, but no cigar           i took another lb out of freezer         but it needs to thaw in fridge overnight first

so i mixed the dry ing in a glad bowl                measured the walnuts             and put the cranberries in a 2 cup measure and covered them w/ oj         the only thing i had     and they're in the fridge too

btw  i have turbinado sugar in the raw      so that's what i'll sprinkle over the cake             and maybe use it in the fruit too

Re: 2 Great recipes for Autumn.

posted at 9/30/2012 2:06 PM EDT
Posts: 1038
First: 10/1/2008
Last: 4/19/2014
Nellie,  you can thaw your butter on the counter for awhile.  I do that all the time.  Sometimes I take out of the carton just the amount I will need for a recipe and leave that out on the counter, after removing it from the freezer.

Nikki, I do not have any of the sugar for the top, so I'm wondering if I could a cinnamon-sugar mixture?  What do you think?

Re: 2 Great recipes for Autumn.

posted at 9/30/2012 2:42 PM EDT
Posts: 1955
First: 12/5/2010
Last: 4/20/2014
barbara
i've always been told that cheese and butter had to be thawed in the fridge
i know that cheese loses some texture otherwise
now, i have to wait anyway            probably the delay will make my dried cranberries better too

Re: 2 Great recipes for Autumn.

posted at 9/30/2012 4:03 PM EDT
Posts: 7304
First: 6/23/2010
Last: 4/20/2014
I (cookie baking freak) always have a pound and a half or two pounds in the fridge ...... (and many pounds in the freezer).  When I need the refrigerated stuff to be soft for baking I nuke a stick for 5 seconds, turn it over, nuke 5 more and, if it needs it, nuke another side for 5 more.   For me it works. Tongue out

Re: 2 Great recipes for Autumn.

posted at 9/30/2012 4:48 PM EDT
Posts: 1038
First: 10/1/2008
Last: 4/19/2014
Nellie, I have never heard that thawing on the counter does anything to frozen butter.  I have no evidence, except for the fact that I've been doing it for years and have never noticed any effects.  Cheese may be something else, I really don't know about that.

Re: 2 Great recipes for Autumn.

posted at 9/30/2012 5:54 PM EDT
Posts: 1955
First: 12/5/2010
Last: 4/20/2014
In Response to Re: 2 Great recipes for Autumn.:
I (cookie baking freak) always have a pound and a half or two pounds in the fridge ...... (and many pounds in the freezer).  When I need the refrigerated stuff to be soft for baking I nuke a stick for 5 seconds, turn it over, nuke 5 more and, if it needs it, nuke another side for 5 more.   For me it works.
Posted by Nancy G


right now i have about 8 lbs in the freezer
 i was on land o' lakes site recently and they said the best way to soften butter

put it between 2 sheets of wax paper and roll it out w/ a rolling pin, turn it over and repeat
sounded good to me because of not having to wash another plate

Re: 2 Great recipes for Autumn.

posted at 9/30/2012 5:59 PM EDT
Posts: 1955
First: 12/5/2010
Last: 4/20/2014
In Response to Re: 2 Great recipes for Autumn.:
Nellie, I have never heard that thawing on the counter does anything to frozen butter.  I have no evidence, except for the fact that I've been doing it for years and have never noticed any effects.  Cheese may be something else, I really don't know about that.
Posted by Barbara B


i've always bought cheese and butter and margarine on sale and freeze it
i know from experience that cheese gets dry and changes texture
and margarine gets weepy and wet

i've actually never tried to thaw butter that way

Re: 2 Great recipes for Autumn.

posted at 9/30/2012 9:40 PM EDT
Posts: 1073
First: 11/14/2008
Last: 4/7/2014

They both sound great, Nikki! Can't wait to try them, thanks for posting!

Re: 2 Great recipes for Autumn.

posted at 10/1/2012 9:46 AM EDT
Posts: 3406
First: 10/6/2010
Last: 4/15/2014
In Response to Re: 2 Great recipes for Autumn.:
Nellie,  you can thaw your butter on the counter for awhile.  I do that all the time.  Sometimes I take out of the carton just the amount I will need for a recipe and leave that out on the counter, after removing it from the freezer. Nikki, I do not have any of the sugar for the top, so I'm wondering if I could a cinnamon-sugar mixture?  What do you think?
Posted by Barbara B


I used regular sugar for the top sprinkled on during the last 15 minutes and it was fine.
Cinnamon sugar would taste good as well, I love cinnamon with cranberries.

Re: 2 Great recipes for Autumn.

posted at 10/1/2012 9:48 AM EDT
Posts: 3406
First: 10/6/2010
Last: 4/15/2014
In Response to Re: 2 Great recipes for Autumn.:
oh dear i went in to make the cake           but i only had 1 stick plus 3 T butter that was thawed   close, but no cigar           i took another lb out of freezer         but it needs to thaw in fridge overnight first so i mixed the dry ing in a glad bowl                measured the walnuts             and put the cranberries in a 2 cup measure and covered them w/ oj         the only thing i had     and they're in the fridge too btw  i have turbinado sugar in the raw      so that's what i'll sprinkle over the cake             and maybe use it in the fruit too
Posted by nellie v


I had frozen butter as well, I hacked off a chunk and thawed/melted it in the microwave since I had to use melted butter anyway.
The sugar in the raw would be perfect for this.

Re: 2 Great recipes for Autumn.

posted at 10/1/2012 9:53 AM EDT
Posts: 3406
First: 10/6/2010
Last: 4/15/2014
In Response to Re: 2 Great recipes for Autumn.:
In Response to Re: 2 Great recipes for Autumn. : i've always bought cheese and butter and margarine on sale and freeze it i know from experience that cheese gets dry and changes texture and margarine gets weepy and wet i've actually never tried to thaw butter that way
Posted by nellie v


The texture of cheese can change but butter does not change.
Cheese can become a bit more crumbly but I find it seems to be alright when added to white sauce for Mac-n-Cheese or sprinkled on top of casseroles. I think the harder the cheese the more crumbly it becomes.
I always buy mozzarella in the large bags or blocks at Sam's or Costco and freeze it in 1 pound bags. the mozzarella seems to be fine when I add it to lasagna or to top a pizza. 

Re: 2 Great recipes for Autumn.

posted at 10/1/2012 12:54 PM EDT
Posts: 1955
First: 12/5/2010
Last: 4/20/2014
i was referring to the method of thawing on the cheese
we used to have access to a warehouse here that had land o' lakes cheese

and learned if we thaw it in the fridge    it soesn't dry out like that
unfortunately the warehouse was torn down to build another county jail            harris county  only has about 7 now

Re: 2 Great recipes for Autumn.

posted at 10/1/2012 2:13 PM EDT
Posts: 1955
First: 12/5/2010
Last: 4/20/2014
ok nikki,
i just had a piece of the cranberry cake

and my mind was screaming              "chocolate" "Chocolate"

the cranberries were just wrong for me          but i think that since i used the dried ones   even tho reconstituted with oj and re-measured   there were just too many

and my mind was screaming that this needs chocolate and more walnuts with this marvelous buttery crust and no fruit at all           

Re: 2 Great recipes for Autumn.

posted at 10/1/2012 2:21 PM EDT
Posts: 888
First: 10/15/2010
Last: 3/2/2014
In Response to Re: 2 Great recipes for Autumn.:
First, the Nantucket Cranberry Cake is great.  I love the tartness of the cranberries.  Not overly sweet and just a nice crunch from the sprinkle of sugar on top. Went very well with the pork I made for dinner.  The cranberries cut through the fatty richness of the pork. The cake is much like a recipe I found on All Recipes for a Cranberry Streusel Pie.  Very simple pie with a streusel topping.  I almost think I like the cake better, no pie crust and I loved the crunchy cake top to this. Now the Ginger Squares has been a favorite of mine for years.  Just the right bite from the ginger.  The reason I add more ginger is the first time I made the recipe I made a mistake and doubled the amount of crystallized ginger.  The second time I made it I followed the directions and found I liked the first better with more ginger so I have continued to make it that way.  Bakery1 G, if you like ginger I am sure you will like these. If you look on the King Arthur Flour site and look at the picture of these they always do not come out the way they are in the picture.  Sometimes the darker base comes to the top and the struesel sinks a bit.  Either way they taste great.  I always have crystallized ginger in the house as I love a slice of it in my tea or just one or two slices in hot water as a kind of ginger tea.
Posted by nikki p

Thanks Nikki for the info.  I do like ginger and I'm going to try some in my tea at your suggestion.  Don't you just love this board where we get so many good ideas!

Re: 2 Great recipes for Autumn.

posted at 10/1/2012 3:43 PM EDT
Posts: 3406
First: 10/6/2010
Last: 4/15/2014
In Response to Re: 2 Great recipes for Autumn.:
ok nikki, i just had a piece of the cranberry cake and my mind was screaming              "chocolate" "Chocolate" the cranberries were just wrong for me          but i think that since i used the dried ones   even tho reconstituted with oj and re-measured   there were just too many and my mind was screaming that this needs chocolate and more walnuts with this marvelous buttery crust and no fruit at all           
Posted by nellie v


Nellie, there is a recipe that I found on the King Arthur site that will solve the problem for you it is a Chocolate Pie with a cranberry topping.  Double the pleasure!  I will post it under the Chocoholic section so look for it there.

Re: 2 Great recipes for Autumn.

posted at 10/1/2012 3:50 PM EDT
Posts: 3406
First: 10/6/2010
Last: 4/15/2014
In Response to Re: 2 Great recipes for Autumn.:
In Response to Re: 2 Great recipes for Autumn. : Thanks Nikki for the info.  I do like ginger and I'm going to try some in my tea at your suggestion.  Don't you just love this board where we get so many good ideas!
Posted by Bakery1 G


Yes I love this site.  So many great ideas and wonderful cooks willing to share experiences.  We have at our fingertips thousands of years of experience and so many people willing to share the knowledge.

What is  funny I will sometimes read a post and do one of the head smacks and say "Why didn't I think of that!"

As to the ginger in the tea I use the crystallized ginger not just for the taste but it adds a bit of sweetness to the tea as well as a little treat to eat after the tea is gone. 

Re: 2 Great recipes for Autumn.

posted at 10/2/2012 8:55 AM EDT
Posts: 1955
First: 12/5/2010
Last: 4/20/2014
well my cleaning lady loved the cranberry cake and took it home and her d.i.l. loved it too

just more of my drug induced taste changes, i guess            maybe the oj caused it

Re: 2 Great recipes for Autumn.

posted at 10/2/2012 3:25 PM EDT
Posts: 1038
First: 10/1/2008
Last: 4/19/2014
I made the cranberry cake for my meeting this morning.  In fact I took it warm!!  WOW!  I got 2 thumbs up from everyone!!!  They really enjoyed it.  I made it in a 9 inch square pan and cut it into 16 squares.  I used the mixture of cinnamon and sugar on the top.  ( i sprinkled it on after about 20 min in the oven)   The whole thing was a big hit.  Thanks Nikki for the recipe!!!

Re: 2 Great recipes for Autumn.

posted at 10/2/2012 4:49 PM EDT
Posts: 3406
First: 10/6/2010
Last: 4/15/2014
In Response to Re: 2 Great recipes for Autumn.:
I made the cranberry cake for my meeting this morning.  In fact I took it warm!!  WOW!  I got 2 thumbs up from everyone!!!  They really enjoyed it.  I made it in a 9 inch square pan and cut it into 16 squares.  I used the mixture of cinnamon and sugar on the top.  ( i sprinkled it on after about 20 min in the oven)   The whole thing was a big hit.  Thanks Nikki for the recipe!!!
Posted by Barbara B


I am glad it was a hit. 
Sometimes I get worried sharing  recipes like these.  Some of the flavors are so strong.
Now you have to try the Cranberry Fudge Pie that I posted. That one with the chocolate and cranberries is one that takes a bit of trust to try as well as a willing friends to try it with you.

Re: 2 Great recipes for Autumn.

posted at 10/3/2012 9:19 AM EDT
Posts: 1856
First: 10/8/2010
Last: 2/12/2014
Like Nancy and Nikki, I just nuke my frozen butter. Works fine.
 First << 1 2 3 >> Last

Forums » Baking Forums » What are you Baking? » 2 Great recipes for Autumn.