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About goldanddelicious

A twenty something Londoner, leading my friends to an early but delicious grave.
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TAD 20: 3D Origami

So, my original TAD goal this year was to do a month’s worth of baking related posts. Unfortunately meeting a friend to discuss wedding cake involved a rather large amount of red wine, so I shouldn’t be allowed near an

20 3d origami

TAD 20: 3D Origami

So, my original TAD goal this year was to do a month’s worth of baking related posts. Unfortunately meeting a friend to discuss wedding cake involved a rather large amount of red wine, so I shouldn’t be allowed near an

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TAD 19: Mini Cakes

Here are yesterday’s cakes – filled, iced, colour coded, and ready for tasting.

19 mini cakes

TAD 19: Mini Cakes

Here are yesterday’s cakes – filled, iced, colour coded, and ready for tasting.

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TAD 18: Cake

Today I made cake, lots of cake!   These are going to be taster mini cakes, since I’m meeting a friend to talk wedding cake this week. We’ve narrowed down the flavours to a choice between white chocolate and raspberry,

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TAD 18: Cake

Today I made cake, lots of cake!   These are going to be taster mini cakes, since I’m meeting a friend to talk wedding cake this week. We’ve narrowed down the flavours to a choice between white chocolate and raspberry,

Triple choc cookies

TAD 17: Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies

A good indulgent Sunday thing today, cookies! These are full of white, milk & dark chocolate, since I couldn’t decide which I wanted the most. The recipe can be found here at my instructables page.

Triple choc cookies

TAD 17: Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies

A good indulgent Sunday thing today, cookies! These are full of white, milk & dark chocolate, since I couldn’t decide which I wanted the most. The recipe can be found here at my instructables page.

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TAD 16: Doughnuts

Doughnuts. Another use for that lemon curd, filling up these decadent home made doughnuts. I used the dough recipe from joythebaker, rolled them in plain granulated sugar and squeezed them full of lemon curd. Perfect for a late night snack

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TAD 16: Doughnuts

Doughnuts. Another use for that lemon curd, filling up these decadent home made doughnuts. I used the dough recipe from joythebaker, rolled them in plain granulated sugar and squeezed them full of lemon curd. Perfect for a late night snack

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TAD 15: (Cheats) Cupcakes

Day 15 is pretty much a cheat; while I did make these mini cupcakes, I made them at work which I feel doesn’t really count. I knew I was going out for a friends birthday tonight, but I figured I

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TAD 15: (Cheats) Cupcakes

Day 15 is pretty much a cheat; while I did make these mini cupcakes, I made them at work which I feel doesn’t really count. I knew I was going out for a friends birthday tonight, but I figured I

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TAD 14: Lavender & Honey Scones

Day 12’s lemon curd was still in the fridge, and needed some scones to go with it. I decided to match it with lavender and honey to give me the illusion of spring on the horizon. My extremely mini cutter definitely upped

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TAD 14: Lavender & Honey Scones

Day 12’s lemon curd was still in the fridge, and needed some scones to go with it. I decided to match it with lavender and honey to give me the illusion of spring on the horizon. My extremely mini cutter definitely upped

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TAD 13: Meringue

Since I have egg whites left over from the lemon curd, meringues seemed a logical step. The basic meringue can be shaped however you fancy; I piped mine into nests that I think would be pretty good filled with lemon curd

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TAD 13: Meringue

Since I have egg whites left over from the lemon curd, meringues seemed a logical step. The basic meringue can be shaped however you fancy; I piped mine into nests that I think would be pretty good filled with lemon curd

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TAD 12: Lemon Curd

Something simple today, nice and quick so my flatmate can use the kitchen for the important task of making pancakes for Shrove Tuesday. I have always found lemon curd easy to make and never had a problem just dumping everything in a

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TAD 12: Lemon Curd

Something simple today, nice and quick so my flatmate can use the kitchen for the important task of making pancakes for Shrove Tuesday. I have always found lemon curd easy to make and never had a problem just dumping everything in a

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TAD 11: Apple Raspberry Pie

Today’s thing was apple pie, with some raspberries that have been taking up freezer space added in. This was loosely based on a Hairy Bikers recipe, with a few changes and a lot more cinnamon. My adaptation is below: Pastry:

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TAD 11: Apple Raspberry Pie

Today’s thing was apple pie, with some raspberries that have been taking up freezer space added in. This was loosely based on a Hairy Bikers recipe, with a few changes and a lot more cinnamon. My adaptation is below: Pastry:

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TAD 10: Croissants, Step 3

The final croissant step! Today was the final roll and shaping, ready to proof and bake. Rather than attempt to clear a space long enough to roll out 44″ of dough, I cut the slab in half and rolled it out

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TAD 10: Croissants, Step 3

The final croissant step! Today was the final roll and shaping, ready to proof and bake. Rather than attempt to clear a space long enough to roll out 44″ of dough, I cut the slab in half and rolled it out

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TAD 9: Croissants, Step 2

The next step in the croissant quest. Today I rolled the butter into the layers of dough. I had a bit of trouble in the second rolling, as my rectangle was getting wider rather than longer, more of a square than

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TAD 9: Croissants, Step 2

The next step in the croissant quest. Today I rolled the butter into the layers of dough. I had a bit of trouble in the second rolling, as my rectangle was getting wider rather than longer, more of a square than

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TAD 8: Croissants, Step 1

Today I am beginning the croissant process, which should occupy my weekend. I’ve been meaning to try to make laminated dough for a while, and using Cannella Vita’s recipe seemed like the least intimidating way, since it stretches the dough making

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TAD 8: Croissants, Step 1

Today I am beginning the croissant process, which should occupy my weekend. I’ve been meaning to try to make laminated dough for a while, and using Cannella Vita’s recipe seemed like the least intimidating way, since it stretches the dough making

Chocolate ginger biscotti

TAD 7: Chocolate Ginger Biscotti

To prevent the pile up of baked goods in my house I decided to make something with a bit of a longer shelf life for day 7: chocolate and ginger biscotti. I keep trying chocolate biscotti recipes (I’m determined to

Chocolate ginger biscotti

TAD 7: Chocolate Ginger Biscotti

To prevent the pile up of baked goods in my house I decided to make something with a bit of a longer shelf life for day 7: chocolate and ginger biscotti. I keep trying chocolate biscotti recipes (I’m determined to

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TAD 6: Focaccia

After the churros last night (and for breakfast this morning) I had a definite need to make something savoury and at least somewhat healthy. This focaccia used the basic recipe from crepesofwrath, though instead of the spice mix I topped

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TAD 6: Focaccia

After the churros last night (and for breakfast this morning) I had a definite need to make something savoury and at least somewhat healthy. This focaccia used the basic recipe from crepesofwrath, though instead of the spice mix I topped

Churros

TAD 5: Churros

Churros! These were originally supposed to be dessert to my flatmate’s dirty rice main dish, but since he failed to cook I just dined out on the fried dough instead. After a few hollow, doughy first attempts once I finally

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TAD 5: Churros

Churros! These were originally supposed to be dessert to my flatmate’s dirty rice main dish, but since he failed to cook I just dined out on the fried dough instead. After a few hollow, doughy first attempts once I finally

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TAD 4: Honey & apple marshmallows

Today’s TAD was a bit of an experiment, an adaptation of smitten kitchen’s marshmallow recipe. I substituted half of the sugar for honey, and the water for apple juice. It seemed to taste pretty good, but I’m always nervous about

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TAD 4: Honey & apple marshmallows

Today’s TAD was a bit of an experiment, an adaptation of smitten kitchen’s marshmallow recipe. I substituted half of the sugar for honey, and the water for apple juice. It seemed to taste pretty good, but I’m always nervous about

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TAD 3: Rosemary Cornmeal Crackers

After all that sugar I’ve been feeling like a good savoury snack, and I’m a sucker for rosemary so have had this cracker recipe up in my tabs for a couple of weeks. Finally got around to it this evening, substituting

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TAD 3: Rosemary Cornmeal Crackers

After all that sugar I’ve been feeling like a good savoury snack, and I’m a sucker for rosemary so have had this cracker recipe up in my tabs for a couple of weeks. Finally got around to it this evening, substituting

Vanilla Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

TAD 2: Vanilla Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

A little bit of a rush job, the original plan was to do some pretty royal icing on these sugar cookies, but the lure of takeaway and bad TV won me over so instead I just sandwiched some easy chocolate

Vanilla Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

TAD 2: Vanilla Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

A little bit of a rush job, the original plan was to do some pretty royal icing on these sugar cookies, but the lure of takeaway and bad TV won me over so instead I just sandwiched some easy chocolate

Marshmallow Brownies

TAD 1: Marshmallow Brownies

So I’m technically late with my first TAD post, not a good start, but since I’m still awake my head thinks it’s the 1st, and that’s about good enough. I’m starting off the month with something simple and sweet: marshmallow brownies.

Marshmallow Brownies

TAD 1: Marshmallow Brownies

So I’m technically late with my first TAD post, not a good start, but since I’m still awake my head thinks it’s the 1st, and that’s about good enough. I’m starting off the month with something simple and sweet: marshmallow brownies.