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Mad Scientess ([personal profile] nanila) wrote2017-02-15 05:19 pm


Today is Very Important Day. Today is Bloke's Birthday. And hence, there has been BAKING. Behold!

Star cookies (from the dough reserved at the weekend)

That most American of treats, pecan pie (with toasted almonds, because I didn't have enough pecans, ho hum)
Pies, we made PIES!

And choccy biccies. Huzzah!
Choccy biccies
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[personal profile] kotturinn 2017-02-15 07:12 pm (UTC)(link)
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[personal profile] whereisirisnow 2017-02-15 10:07 pm (UTC)(link)
Congratulations! Hope you all had a lovely day :D
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[personal profile] zorkian 2017-02-15 11:04 pm (UTC)(link)
PECAN PIE!!!! These all look wonderful. :)
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[personal profile] alatefeline 2017-02-16 03:47 am (UTC)(link)
What a great way to celebrate!
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[personal profile] rmc28 2017-02-16 10:19 am (UTC)(link)
You are the best spouse :-)
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[personal profile] tree_and_leaf 2017-02-16 11:19 am (UTC)(link)
Belated happy birthday to Bloke!

They all look delicious - I like pecan pie, though I tend to end up baking shoofly pie instead (Lawyer is a PA boy...)
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[personal profile] tree_and_leaf 2017-02-16 03:39 pm (UTC)(link)
I highly recommend it! This is my favourite version of the recipe, though I often add a little bit of cinnamon to the 'crumbs'. Some recipes tell you to pour all the wet ingredients into the pastry first, then dump all the crumble on top, but I find the layering gives better results. (The other thing I do is make a double quantity of the crumble element and freeze the other half to use in a fruit crumble at a later date).

The first time I made it, I was a bit intimidated by the messing about with molasses and boiling water and soda, but it's pretty straightforward. If you have trouble getting molasses, you get an acceptable result with a mix of 2/3 treacle, 1/3 golden syrup, but health food shops and bigger supermarkets usually have it.

Edited 2017-02-16 15:41 (UTC)
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[personal profile] cmcmck 2017-02-16 03:11 pm (UTC)(link)
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[personal profile] omnipotent 2017-02-17 01:10 am (UTC)(link)
Happy belated, Bloke! Hope he and all ya'll enjoyed all the sweets! They look scrumptious.
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[personal profile] pulchritude 2017-02-18 01:56 pm (UTC)(link)
I hope bloke had a good birthday! :p
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[personal profile] lark_ascends 2017-02-19 01:24 am (UTC)(link)
Awesome. Hope he had a great day!