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Posted on 12/07/2017 4:37:25 PM PST by Jamestown1630
Recently for some reason that I cant even remember now I was looking for information on Germanys Black Forest. Many of the links that came up were for the famous Black Forest Cake an extravagant confection of chocolate sponge cake, kirschwasser and cherries. Definitely a 'celebration' cake, and it looks very nice for Christmas.
Here, from Genius Kitchen, is a from scratch recipe:
and here is one using prepared cake mix (includes a little history on the cake) from What's Cooking America:
I may have been looking up the Black Forest because Ive become entranced by train drivers view videos of trains in Europe. This one on the Bergen line in Norway makes you feel as if you're really there - a nice way to enjoy a snowstorm without being in it. For some reason, I just like having this on the television as I putter about the house. (Warning: it's a 2-hour video; but it doesn't take long to get into the storm ;-)
This week: a fancy cake for Christmas!
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I made the Paula Deen pumpkin pie for work. Best you’ll ever taste.
Never had Black Forest cake, but Black Forest ham sucks!!!
Those look like maraschino cherries for embellishment which I don't believe are used in authentic black forest cakes. My great grandmother came from the Black Forest but I know very little about her or their traditions. She died of heart trouble, possibly caused by diabetes, at age 42. Many did, and they seemed to go in July in the hottest part of the summer with no means to cool, must have been miserable.
I'm making giant pearl cherry tapioca in my crock pot using just one pkg of frozen sour cherries and some slightly diluted tart unsweetened cherry juice which is very popular now.
This was my last box of large pearl tapioca, and I need to find some more, preferably not Amazon, Asian market downtown may have it if I can ever get back there.
Are you eating the ‘real thing’ (?)
Bookmarked the train video so I can share it with my Mom who is a TOTAL Train Nut! Thanks!
Tomorrow I am, ‘baking in earnest’ making four different types of cookies for the, ‘Cookie Day’ cookie exchange at Mom’s on Saturday. There are usually 6-8 of us, and we crank out cookies like there’s no tomorrow...easily baking 60 dozen or more. We share among ourselves, and then the extras go to our churches and our local food pantries. We use Mom’s Pool Table (covered!) to hold them all, and then we package them up for distribution. A lot of work, but a lot of fun!
Beau has really gotten into baking cookies with me these past few years and has become a HUGE help. We will be making/baking:
Pistachio Thumbprint Cookies
Peanut Blossoms (with the Hershey Kiss in the middle)...
Mom does the Sugar Cookies and Sis is excellent at making various chocolate candy ‘bark.’ Yum!
We’ll watch a corny Christmas Video while we bake. Tomorrow’s selection is, ‘The Santa Clause.’
Is it this one?
I always made the one on the Libby’s can for a friend who loved pumpkin *anything*. Since she passed, I haven’t made one; but on your recommendation I may try.
Chocolate cake filled with thick ganache and chopped toffee, Frosted with Caramel Whipped Cream.
Oscar Mayer, so no...I see Boarshead BFham on sale sometimes, but the OM was so gross, I’m probably turned off on it for life...I love ham, and there are many alternatives...
May have to add to my collection and get a bottle of kirsch or is it kirschschwasser? I do like the idea of a chocolate sponge cake although mixes are pretty good to save time. I'm trying to get the recipe page to load right so I can copy and save it.
I picked up a couple sponge cake recipes on youtube, one from Woodland Bakery which has 2 methods for vanilla. Also Bake Like a Pro has an easy vanilla one but it works better in a 10-inch spring form pan which I happened to have. It would be simple enough to add some melted chocolate in the right amount. Bakers German Chocolate might be just right.
There are a lot of fantastic scenic train videos on YouTube.
The Schynige Platte Railway in Switzerland is a beautiful ride:
Austrian Sacher Torte https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/sachertorte-231043
For our family it is Buche De Noel
There are some good documentaries on the Trans-Siberian railway; but I haven’t yet found an extended cab-view video.
Chocolate and Cherries?
You got screwed.
How about a picture of the pool table when it is full for us minimal bakers. Have fun!
I agree, sour cherries.
Boars Head isn’t too bad, as these processed things go.
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