Practice, practice, practice

2010.Apr.10 Saturday · 5 comments

in Food & Recipes

One of the things about being back in cooking school and having some time on my hands around everything else I’m doing is that I have time to practice what we’re learning. Here, a bit of budín love – one with chocolate, one with limequat marmalade, and one with dried apricots and pistachios….

Budin practice

Budin practice

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Candice April 10, 2010 at 16:24

Mmmmmm …. I’ll have a slice with chocolate.. although apricot sounds wonderful.. it is prettier than any that I see in the bakeries .

Maria April 10, 2010 at 18:15

They look good, but they need more goodies inside, don’t they?

dan April 10, 2010 at 19:35

For me, no. I don’t like cakes like this packed with too much stuff – I could have put more, but I like it to be a little bit of a bite here and there as I eat a slice. I like the cake!

Donna April 12, 2010 at 18:31

They look divine, I love the one with pistachios and apricots. Could you slice these and slow bake like a biscotti or rusk sort of yummy cookie?

dan April 12, 2010 at 21:50

Probably not with this type of dough – biscotti really need a cookie dough to come out the right texture – this being more like the texture of a fruitcake, it’s likely to end up somewhat unpleasant, like really stale cake, if you dry it out like that. But, the same flavors could go into a cookie dough to make biscotti.

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