Oct 15, 2018384 views

Favorite Unique Baked Goods

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Hey bakers! So excited to see this community launch! Immediately thinking about baked stuff from when I was a kid.....and then started thinking about the unique things my grandmother from eastern Europe regularly made. Led me to want to a) share and b) hear from all of you on unique baked goods you make or have grown up with. For me, my favorite was "rugelach", basically the crossing of a cookie and a danish. Amazing taste and perfect combo of moist inside, with crisp edges. My grandmother tended to use fruit fillings, but I've also had chocolate versions, which are also delicious. Here's a link to a recipe for baking them.....I haven't tried myself, but feel like now is a good time. I'll share photos.... https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1015634-rugelach


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In the meantime, what unique items and recipes/techniques are out there?
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I had fun playing around making stroopwaffles! lots of work to get it right but in the end was happy with how they turned out,
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Chef_Scot
Love it. Curious how you made them. Obviously, assume a waffle iron of some type, but those look thin and kind of perfect! Something I definitely have not been able to achieve. How to do them?
josh.russell
I used an ice cream cone maker:
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then working very fast, cut it with a circle cutter and split it in half with a bread knife. Then about a Tablespoon of the cinnamon caramel and sandwich it back together pressing down till the caramel comes to the edges.
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One of my most requested desserts is a roasted sweet-potato cheesecake. I came across the recipe in a Sunset magazine article many years back. It is time consuming because you have to roast the sweet potatoes first, but it's not difficult. If you've never made a cheesecake, try this one - it's worth the effort. This is the perfect accompaniment to any fall soiree where you need to bring a dish! https://www.sunset.com/recipe/roasted-sweet-potato-cheesecake-with-maple-cream
Love that we finally have a baking corner =D Can't wait to see how it grows, currently ton of overlap with cooking so hoping we can differentiate as time goes on.
Growing up my mom would always make Burma around ramadan. It's not one I see most places, as most arabs don't make it since it's apparently more of a turkish/armenian dessert.
In essence, it's a sheet of phyllo that's brushed with melted butter and oil, then sprinkled with a mixture of sugar, cinnamon, cardamom and finely chopped walnuts. The whole shenangle is rolled up around the shaft of a wooden spoon, scrunched up, slid off the spoon into a greased baking tray. Keep assembling until the trays full, drizzle with more melted butter/oil and bake until lightly browned. Then you pour the standard super saturated sugar solution arabian desserts are famous for over it and enjoy fighting off the neighborhood for 'em. Preferably with heavy weaponry once they realize what you're making and get a taste.
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My grandmother made chocolate pies and the filling was always made in a cast iron skillet.
Shannon.Warren
you have a recipe to share here? sounds amazing.
Kolache which I never see featured on cooking shows but should be!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kolach
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Well, I have my family recipe? Does that count?
thezfunk
It definitely counts.
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A great entry into baking (getting to know your oven's performance, how to get comfortable with a rolling pin, and working with puff pastry) that's also easy:
https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2011/09/palmiers-french-puff-pastry-cookies-recipe.html
Perfect for the Thanksgiving table! https://www.mybakingaddiction.com/butternut-squash-bread/
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