Saturday, 2 May 2015

In My Kitchen - May 2015 (the baking edition)

Welcome food bloggers, and foodies one and all. I cannot believe another month has rolled around and its time again for an 'In My Kitchen' post. I look forward to reading yours, if you participate in this series, which is hosted by the lovely Celia of Fig Jam and Lime Cordial blog fame. If you aren't a participant, please consider doing a post! It is a lot of fun. 

In my kitchen... now lives proof that it is indeed "my" kitchen, as this lovely fridge magnet proclaims...



I have named this IMK post the 'baking edition' as I have added to my bakeware stash with a couple of sinfully delightful Nordic Ware goodies, like this elegant bundt tin...




...and this mini scone tin...



Other baking goodies this month come from Aldi in the form of these cute little tart tins...



...and a lovely plum coloured platter.



My outdoor kitchen is still producing lovely edibles, including the first of the spring onions...



A recent acquisition of tomatoes prompted a slow roasting affair, with the tomatoes sprinkled with a mix of crushed Himalayan salt and smoked garlic. Slow roast in a 150 oven for 1.5 hours and you have the most delicious, soft, flavour-filled tomato pieces...



For more delicious IMK posts, pop over to Celia's blog to peruse posts from all over the globe.

So... what's happening in your kitchen today? 

Thanks for dropping by, Kirsty xx 

33 comments:

  1. I love your swirly pan! The one I tried had been scratched and messed up by the person before me but I'd love to have one of my own. I want to drizzle ganache down the windy bits.

    One of those magnets would look nice in my kitchen if it said Maureen's Kitchen instead. :)

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    1. Maureen, I have yet to make a ganache or a lemony drizzle, or something that will slide down those lovely edges. Trust me, when I do it will be captured by the camera, from about a gazillion angles! cheers

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  2. I'm loving your pans. The bundt one in particular, that cake looks delicious.

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    1. Thanks Vicki, the cake was really nice, but was only a box mix (German chocolate/vanilla marble mix from Aldi) that I wanted to use up in the pantry. Exciting times ahead trying out different variations of flavours of cake for my bundt tin.

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    1. Thanks Josephine, I really do need to stop acquiring... or buy more storage space!!

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  4. That plum plate is to die for. Is it newly made or 2nd hand. It has the look of the early 70’s. I love it. I too have a Nordic Bundt pan but nowhere near as exotic as yours! xx

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    1. Hi Fiona, the plum platter is brand new, from Aldi!!! they had these platters, and a separate matching large bowls (like a pasta bowl) on sale a few weeks ago. Four different colours. See if an Aldi near you still has clearance stock, or let me know if they don't and I'll have a scout around Canberra. Cheers, Kirsty

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  5. Love your plum colored platter and your baking trays and pans! Always like fun things with one's name on it in the kitchen and thanks for this month's IMK view also!

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    1. My absolute pleasure Joanne, I love looking into others IMK posts too, so much to take in! Have a great month.

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  6. Oooh that plum platter is seriously gorgeous! And I have that bundt pan too - love how it makes sharp sculptured cakes, but they're a bugger to slice! :) And snap - I have some of that roasted garlic too, Bizzy Lizzy gave me some. It's delicious! Have a great month Kirsty! :)

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    1. Oh snap on the bundt tin! I am taken with how sturdy it is. That roasted garlic is quite something, there are two other flavours too (garlic and chili, and one with rosemary). So easy to use. Thanks Celia, K xx

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  7. That bundt pan has turned out a beautiful cake. Not sure why, I just can't take to Aldi, but I might have to have a closer look if they have lovely plum platters! Smoked garlic? Might need to source some of that! Cheers.

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    1. Aldi surprise me sometimes with some lovely things. And you can't beat the prices.

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  8. Just love your baking goodies....that bundt pan is sensational!!!! xxx

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    1. Thanks Jan! I was so happy to have finally bought that bundt tin... I've been eyeing it for months.

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  9. Love your bundt tin, they turn out such beautiful looking cakes. Enjoy using it. Your pretty purple coloured dish is gorgeous too. Thanks for sharing your kitchen :)

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    1. Thank you Moya, I certainly will enjoy making all sorts of delicious, and decorated bundt cakes!

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  10. Absolutely adores your scone tin and plum platter.
    Have a super day.
    :-) Mandy xo

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    1. Thank you Mandy! I actually used the scone tin on the weekend and OMG it was soooo good! the scones just popped out, and it was so easy to use. Its a keeper for sure! can't wait to try all sorts of scone flavour combos now

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  11. Kirsty, yay for your kitchen being YOUR kitchen! (I know how that feels...) Your plum-colored platter is lovely, as are your "slow roasting affair" tomatoes. (Smoked garlic? Thanks for the tip!) Good things are happenin' in your kitchen.

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    1. Thank you Kim, I hope good things are happening in your kitchen, and you are finding your feet again. All the very best, Kirsty

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  12. That plum coloured dish is so pretty!

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    1. Thank you Kavey, it was a great find from Aldi.

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  13. Kirsty, I just love that Bundt tin - where did you get it? I'm not a big baker but have been looking for one of those for ages! I would probably become a baker if I had one ;) Your fridge magnet is so cute, where can I get one!

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    1. Howdy Nicole! I would have loved to have bought this tin in Australia, trust me, I looked and looked, and contacted a few homeware places, but they just didn't carry this tin (they did carry other Nordic Ware lovelies) So... alas I turned to Amazon. Surprisingly a good price, even including postage. My little indulgence, and I am so careful using it, and washing it up! I can't believe how well the cake turned out. I must now plan for my next attractive one from this tin.. something involving sliding icing... Thanks too about the magnet, I found this at my local newsagent, and they have been selling like hot cakes! Cheers, Kirsty xx

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  14. Love the bundt pan! I am a sucker for bundt cakes, so easy to make and portable. Roasted tomatoes are the best, I am finishing the last of my stash from last year's garden bounty in the freezer. Won't be long before I'm overrun with tomatoes again!

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    1. Gretchen, you and me both. There are some awesome bundt tin designs out there, Hope you enjoy your tomatoes, thank goodness for the freezer eh? I too will go crazy this spring with more tomato plants.. might even try some heirloom ones. Here's to us being overrun!

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  15. i love the pans and the purple platter. gorgeous. i have some smoked garlic in my pantry too at the moment; i love it!

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    1. Hi Sherry, I now have smoked salt to add with my smoked garlic! thanks for stopping by :)

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  16. Oooh new baking pans and platters... I love finding unexpected treasures at Aldi. It's how they get you isn't it, just enough good stuff to keep coming back (and the dates, I love the medjool dates there).

    Your outdoor kitchen is producing some lovely goodies! How marvellous.

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    1. Too true Lisa. Most of my Aldi shops are to get non-food items found in their 'special buys'. That and the pasta sauce in a jar with the blue lid... mmmm that's pretty good. Yep, medjool dates are just the best. Have you tried them cut in half and stuffed with a smidge of Laughing Cow cheese? Now I want a sticky date pudding... cheers Kirsty

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