Monday, March 9, 2015

Dulce De Leche Bundt..and this and that~and this and that..









I finally..purchased a Wannabe Heritage Bundt pan..in silicone..and took this Dulce De Leche bundt cake for a test drive in it..
The pan workes great!I am fond of all my silicone..  a charm to use!
However I overbaked my cake as you can see by some of the ends..
Could it be the caramel in it?
Not sure..but the middle wasn't firming up..I kept putting it back in..and out and in..
Anyway flavor is good..But I would have liked it a bit less baked.
Next time convection all the way~:)
I want to make 2 small cakes and some mini fairy cakes apart from cookies for Easter..Painted..and not..
One in my mini heritage..and the other in a new mold..
Not sure which cake to bake..  I have my thinking cap on..
I loved the lamb..from Susan Branch..
The Hen Pie..that one was hens pie:)

I think I will do the mini Heritage in a lemon type..and the new molds..in a coconut type..
Tap tap tap..


We found figs .. from Turkey I think ..in our local grocery store..so I made a few salads that we like with them.. and blueberries ...and that dressing of Chris's we love so much..
Delish!


I have been reading a lot..It has been an unusually cold winter..
Warming up though!
So I have been reading..

I think I am getting difficult w/ time..
I have read books that have gotten rave reviews..and I am looking inside me to actually be able to give a review..I don't dislike it..but I don't love it..and I don't even like it~
So I say nothing..
My mom always told me if you have nothing nice to say..say nothing.

I have loads of books I have loved..
But lately?
Not so sure..
Anyways..
We Were Liars worked for me..it did not work for  some..when I read the Goodreads reviews..but I kept turning the pages late into the night.
I like that.
I crave books that keep me reading..So many do not.
I have started testing new wafer papers..as Fancy Flours ..the shipping to Canada is not even thinkable..
Shipping from the UK ..is doable..
Check EBAY  ..



You can even Waterlogue♥




I ♥ those Cath Kidson lookalike wafer papers for cookies.
Lots of links I know..
But I learn from links:)
If not for something one of you have said..or showed..or shared..
I would have never known.Even Waterlogue!
Merci beaucoup pour tout!


71 comments:

  1. Look amazing!! And I love Dulce de leche! Im sure this is to die for!
    The cookies beautiful!!

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    1. There is a blog..that you can buy things like gorgeous wafer papers ..
      for you and Rosa..

      http://www.postreadiccion.com/

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  2. Me encanta el dulce de leche, así que seguro que lo hago.
    Besos

    lagalletarota.blogspot.com

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  3. I've had the Heritage on my wish list, but haven't added it. It's so elegant! The salad with the figs and strawberries is beautiful and refreshing. I like a salad with berries and figs and citrus.
    Yes, amazing what we learn from each other. I'm hooked on Waterlogue App. I've not tried the wafer papers for cookies. Your cookies are adorable!

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    1. Fancy Flours is doable for you:) US shipping is affordable..
      I think you would enjoy!
      I bought a wannabe..on Amazon..the real one is $$$ here..the silicone one affordable.
      Now I buy my molds thinking shorter term:) Not lifetime..
      40 yrs ago..I had all the time in the world..it seemed.
      Is it just me or is time just flying by?

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  4. Your cake looks so beautiful, especially in your new bundt pan. Awesome!

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  5. My mother said the same thing as your mother :-). I'm in love with Fancy Flours, and just placed an order for wafer paper. Your cookies and cake are beautiful. The heritage pan is my favorite ever. Love Waterlogue :-)

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    1. Our mothers ..are probably enjoying each other's beautiful company now.
      The wafer papers are so darn cute..can't wait to see what you do..

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  6. I love so many things that you have shown in your post!!! Your beautiful DDL cake, wannabe heritage Bundt pan and the Cath Kidson lookalike wafer papers that you used to baked your Easter cookies. They are so pretty!

    Zoe

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    1. Thanks Zoe..I can so see you using cute wafer papers!
      Check EBAY too..Fancy Flours..beautiful..but EBAY and Etsy also..

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  7. My Mom said the same thing! Imagine that!
    Beautiful photography....and this figs.....:o)
    Enjoy your week....
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  8. I have been coveting that beautiful cake pan for the longest time, it makes the prettiest cakes! I love having stuff like blueberries and figs in the middle of winter, not all the time but just for something special. You've got me ready to make a jar of that dressing, I'd kind of forgotten about it, thanks for the reminder - and for the link :)

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    1. So funny how we forget about things we make..in your case because there are so many vared terrific recipes..I can see why though Chris;)
      It makes very pretty cakes..:)

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  9. Ooh, I'll start with that beautiful fig and blue cheese salad and then a slice of your gorgeous cake. My mother taught me the same thing and I often find some novels not as good as others do. A friend loaned us a book he said was about Provence. And the part about Provence was great, but the rest of the book, ugh to the point of almost being revolting. Now we have to return the book to him and pray he doesn't ask me how I liked it. Sometimes I'm too honest for my own good. Think I'll channel my mother on this one. Hope you have a great week Monique.
    Sam


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    1. Book tastes are sooo different and unique ..I know..exactly what you are saying..
      My fave Provence books..are still Peter Mayles..they were my first:)
      I'll never forget Jacques wanting to find the town where he lived when we were there..We have the old cassette tapes of him..
      Now I am curious about that book Sam;)

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  10. Oh, to enjoy that beautiful salad followed by a slice of your cake! I've only tried a Longhorn silicone baking pan... Once for a groom's cake and once for my oldest grandson's first birthday. They do work very well. I think I might need one like yours... that design is most attractive. Monique, I've been pondering why I can't seem to find a "good book" as I've gotten older. I read VORACIOUSLY for most of my life (as a child I would check out the maximum from the library each week and would be ready to swap them out our next visit). I may need to try We Are Liars. blessings to you, sweet lady ~ tanna

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    1. Have we become more difficult with time? Or have writing genres become less interesting.
      I am wondering with your nature if you would not love The Art Of Hearing Heartbeats.I think you might Tanna.

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  11. Both the salad and the bundt cake look so tasty. Will have to give Chris's dressing a try. I have only one silicone pan. It is a financier pan and although I love it, my tin molds are so much prettier. I know what you mean about books. I just took an armful load of books back to the library because I could not finish even one. Good books are a treasure.

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    1. I agree!Of course you know that about the books..but the pans..metal..yes..and the older ones even more..I do have a turquoise heart silicone..that is eye candy though;)

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  12. Lovely moments and beautiful cake! Monique please recommend something to read, I just finished all books by Louise Penny, and i am looking for something else.You are thinking about easter all ready, wow, I feel like it is far away-))) Nice to visit you as always!

    Hugs,

    Yelena

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    1. I just read 3 LPenneys too:)
      Thanks to Penny above.... I had forgotten about Gamache and was re aquainted because of her suggestion.
      We were Liars was good.Child 44..did you ever read Sarah's Key? A movie was made..
      My husband just read Mean Streak and was glued to it:)
      If I didn't have the Littles..I don't think I would be that focused on holidays..:)

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  13. Whichever cake you choose, I'm sure it will be a beautiful Easter for your family! I remember your beautiful lamb cake and the hen pie :) I think my boys would love a lamb cake! I have to see if I can find an inexpensive mold - I wonder if it comes in silicone? I'm not sure if it was last year I made the chocolate Rice Krispies treat hen :) They loved it. Easter is coming soon - I'd better put my thinking cap on too! Beautiful salad, beautiful everything :) Would you believe I just read The Secret Garden? I had never read it before and needed a book for our travel time last month. Got it on the Kindle app for my iPad and I loved it!

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    1. It's a classic.I had bought the Cassttte..yes..of the reake..it came w/ a little necklace..:) A locket..I gave it to clients of mine who had 4 kids..it came in handy during the building inspection..that was before the Littles..Alphabet boys.
      I must sound so repetitive to you;)
      KIds..=Easter. Christmas.. etc..
      I found my mold on Etsy ..LOL you must be sick of hearing that too.
      .Vintage..If you lived next door you could borrow mine..
      I am sure Easter will be special at your house too nana.

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  14. Your cake looks lovely. Only you would know it is over cooked. Silicone is such a remarkable material. I love how easy it us to use and bake in. Gotta love those pretty cookies. I might have to try those wafer papers. Gorgeous photos as always.

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    1. Thanks Linda:)
      I think you would love playing w/ wafer papers..toys for us.

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  15. Sensational!
    And that sesame dressing. Can't wait to try it.

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    1. Delicioso ..and it keeps in the fridge..so good..

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  16. ooh, dulce de leche bundt cake, i love anything dulce de leche.
    I have not been able to find anything good to read either, nothing that keeps my attention, i am trying to put together a list of ones that i have seen suggested on various blogs. Glad to hear that it's getting a bit warmer for you, maybe spring is really on its way :)

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  17. The cake is beautiful and must be delicious. It could be the caramel. I love Fancy Flours. They should be encouraged to ship to Canada.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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    1. They do ship:) Thank you but minimum shipping cost is $40.00 last time I checked..even if you spend $10.00
      It must be warming up where you are too Bonnie? Oliver must be happy:)

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  18. Your photos are amazingly beautiful. The bundt cake sounds fantastic - and I need that pan! Figs - I adore figs and now I need a beautiful salad!

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    1. That Guinness cake? That would be a hit in my family..

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  19. I know that I should go for the pretty salad but I'm reaching for a slice of bundt :-)
    Amalia
    xo

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  20. I seriously need to get a bundt pan!! This looks so good!

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  21. I have never had great success with bundts. I am thinking I need a new pan. But then I am thinking that I really shouldn't be baking. I should be painting and reading. Saves me calories!

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    1. You made me smile..
      I am a bit lucky..I love to bake.. but don't like many cakes..etc..a cookie yes.. etc..and I taste test..
      I have always had a sweet eater ..in my life..
      But our appetites are waning..his especially..so now a dessert lasts at least one week..
      I make minis now..:)
      I love to craft..too..
      Soon garden season will be here..and I have so much to rejuvenate..I will be baking less..and pruning more.
      The old Bundt pans..1970..not amazing..IMHO..

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  22. Monique,
    Your bundt cake and salad look amazing!! I'm in love with Fancy Flours too, I have to check out their Cath Kidson wafer papers.
    Love your waterlogue!
    Hugs,
    Jody

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    1. The Cath idson lookalikes are fromEBAY..UK...

      :)

      Not FF..shipping is too dear here..especially with the value of our poor Cdn dollar..

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  23. I have had that problem too with cake pans. I bought many from Martha Stewart's catalog years ago and always the same happened. Burnt thinner parts and not done in the middle. I am like you. Books are hard to recommend as like perfumes. What one loves another does not. Looks like you're figuring out how to use the new pad and waterlogue.

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    1. So funny..I thought I had done Waterlogue w/ that pic..and it's the photo program that came with the Asus laptop:~ I had never noticed..
      Oh yes..books are like perfumes..plus you have to allocate for allergies..

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  24. My epitaph it may say, "She damned them with faint praise" - I know what you mean about not wanting to say something bad!! I am reading "The Boys in the Boat" by Daniel James Brown and it is excellent. History with a flourish. I say I am going to read a chapter before bed and up reading 2 or 3. P.S. I loved the disney photos, it looks like they had a wonderful trip.

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    1. I will Google that book!
      It was Spring like today..
      I bet The Hamptons are even more gorgeous now.

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  25. I love your Fancy Flour papers! Yes, I love Waterlogue too! I haven't printed one out yet but I think it would be fun to print and frame.

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    1. They are EBAY:)I know you like Ebay too!

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  26. I love your bundt pan, its the most beautiful shape.
    Those cookies and salad are so well photographed I could eat them right now!

    Shel x

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    1. I bet you can get that pan where you live :)Thank you Shel.

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  27. Anything with dulce de leche must taste wonderful...I do love caramel. Much more than chocolate. If you try another cake in that pan, be sure to let us know.
    Reading,....Book group just finished All the Light We Cannot See....loved it. Cannot say that about all their choices. Just finished The Escape by David Baldacci....love him, couldn't put the book down, was sad when I finished it. Baldacci not exactly for the faint of heart.

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    1. I read All The Light You Cannot See..I liked it also..I will keep that one by Baldacci in mind..I like his writing.
      Thanks Brabara..I love suggestions.

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  28. So pretty Monique! I'll have to check the market for figs. The cake looks divine as well. I'm with you on the books. I've read a few that I like this winter, but also some that just are not worth the price. Sometimes I wonder how they even get published! Love the photos of your sweet boys too!

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  29. Your bundt pan is one of my favorites, Monique. One of these days I'll going to give in and get it. I have tried my hand at hand painted cookies and I have a long way to go before they will be presentable...but they are such fun to make. I'm so looking forward to fresh fruits this summer...you were so lucky to find fresh figs.

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    1. I thought we were lucky too:)
      Spring is in the air..your markets will be bursting at the seams..I love your market posts.

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  30. Me voilà pour un petit moment chez toi. Plein de choses agréables à dire, alors je les dirai ! ;o))) Que ton gâteau est magnifique, en l'occurrence ... et que les petits sablés façon Cath Kidston sont adorables eux aussi ... Tu as un talent fou ! ;o) Bon, je continue ma balade. Comme d'habitude, j'ai un retard certain à rattraper. Mais avec tellement de plaisir !

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  31. You are not going to believe this (I barely can), but I have joined the Bundt Bakers!! I'm going to learn how to bake if it kills me. I also joined the Creative Cookie Exchange! I know! I'm just as shocked as you. I'll probably be emailing you with questions!

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    1. Wow! Who are they?
      I don't even know:)
      I can believe you can do anything.
      I have witnessed your stellar photography .how professional and gifted you are!

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  32. Love that cake, so pretty, and I've been "eyeing" those pans. My mom taught me that also, but sometimes now the older I get, I just have to say it like it is. :-) I have read my way through a ton of books this winter. I just deleted one I couldn't get into from my Kindle and have moved on to Kent Haruf's books. Love them! Fresh figs are awesome!

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    1. I think the silicone mold may cause uneven browning..the real Nordic ware pan seems to brown uniformly..my tips are still darker than the rest~
      I am older..:) Maybe it will start soon.;)

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  33. Bonsoir ma chère Nana,

    Tes douceurs me tentent tant !!... Mais ta salade avec les figues fraîches... hummm... Je me mettrais à genoux pour la déguster !
    Je te fais de gros bisous...

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    1. Je préfère les salades aux sucreries..:)

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  34. Thanks for stopping by today! I just realized how much I miss blogging when I saw all your lovely posts!!! That darn Pinterest, I get so hooked that I forget to blog! Your cakes look great and the salad, wonderful with the figs.... gorgeous photo!!!
    Hugs
    Mags
    xx

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    1. I love Pinterest too..my best filing cabinet..it better not go away..I would be bluer than blue..

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  35. Your cake looks perfect to me Monique. I love the looks of that salad also. Have not had a fresh fig in a while. Like you, I love Pinterest. You know that I know. Love all that you share. I wish I had the art of posting beautiful posts down to be able to only do a few a week instead of every day. It is a challenge to do one each day but I fear did I not, nobody would read. Your posts are so beautiful. People gobble them up. Your photos, your sweet and gentle spirit. You always leave me wanting more. That is a skill not everyone has. You do. Love and hugs. xoxoxo

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    1. Oh Marie..going to email you..

      I read all your posts every day and am always inspired.I PIN so many recipes of yours and make them..Plus the dolls etc..

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