Cook the Book

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A Christmas gift from #2 son, this is the latest in my collection of Rose’s cookbooks. I love them all, and since this one covers a variety of baked goods, I’ve decided to, a la Julie Powell, cook the book. (Not terribly original, but fun, and I’m not the only one to tackle it)

I started on 12/26, with Kouigns Amann, (that’s the pastry on the cover, and it was fabulous!), as well as the Molasses Sugar Butter Cookies, which I can’t wait to make again! I used the same Kouigns pastry recipe for a savory version on 12/29, with a goat cheese, mushroom & leek filling that was very good. That same day,  I also made the Classic Brioche, which I used for the Sugar Rose Brioche (not a favorite, a bit dry and bland) and the Caramel Buns (minus caramel, just cinnamon roles, but really good ones!). That’s when I decided to  make a recipe each week, until I’ve made them all, and blog about it.

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English Dried Fruit Cake

1/3: made 4 mini-loaves, with enough batter left for 7 muffins, omitted the rum. This is nothing like what you think of when you hear ‘fruit cake’. It is very, very good! I froze three of the small loaves, and the one that we’ve thawed was just as good as the fresh one. It makes a wonderful breakfast bread, and I’d like to try a GF/dairy-free version.

The Ischler

The Ischler

 1/11: What’s not to like? Tender almond shortbread-style cookies, yummy chocolate ganache filling and a great name! If I write my own cookie recipe, it will definitely have ‘The’ in front. The only change I made was accidental. I overcooked the apricot jam when reducing (causing my measuring cup to melt!), so they are missing that. My brother is going to be happy about it, but I think they would have been better as written. Of course they would, it’s Rose. She always knows best…

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5 thoughts on “Cook the Book

  1. How fun! I’ve been baking a lot of Australian recipes here (mainly because my American ones just don’t work), and some of the recipes you’ve done so far remind me of some Aussie ones I’ve tried. I’ve always wanted to try all the recipes in a book, so I’ll be following along to do this vicariously through you!

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