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Happy Birthday, JLNobody, June 27

 
 
Reply Wed 26 Jun, 2013 10:47 am
Happy Birthday tomorrow, Kiddo -

Sending you and Luchi a cool Zuccotto cake (after the dome in Florence):


http://www.mybestdaysever.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/IMG_91982.jpg
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vonny
 
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Reply Wed 26 Jun, 2013 02:08 pm
Here's hoping that your birthday tomorrow is a very special one, JL. Have a very happy birthday!

http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/staticfiles/NGS/Shared/StaticFiles/Photography/Images/POD/e/eiffel-tower-fireworks-450237-sw.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 26 Jun, 2013 02:59 pm
http://i43.tinypic.com/drf5hw.jpg

Happy birthday, JL!

http://i40.tinypic.com/359cvw1.jpg
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Wed 26 Jun, 2013 03:10 pm
Happy birthday from BBB and Butrflynet!
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Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 26 Jun, 2013 03:13 pm
Haapy Birthday, Boss . . .

http://www.gnaana.com/visuals/november11/India_Theme_Cake_3.jpg
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 26 Jun, 2013 03:13 pm
I intended to hold out until tomorrow, but what the hell. Happy Birthday, jl. Best wishes.
igm
 
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Reply Wed 26 Jun, 2013 04:02 pm
http://www.holybooks.com/wp-content/uploads/Introduction-to-Chan-Zen-Buddhism-free-PDF-ebook-247x300.jpg
Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Wed 26 Jun, 2013 04:06 pm
HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JL.
Ya ain't gettin' older...yer just aging properly.
JLNobody
 
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Reply Wed 26 Jun, 2013 04:25 pm
@edgarblythe,
Edgar, I'm going to wait til tomorrow to permit myself the joy of your birthday wishes. Very Happy
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JLNobody
 
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Reply Wed 26 Jun, 2013 04:27 pm
@ossobuco,
J. Can you PLEASE describe the ingredients in my Zuccotto cake? It looks SO good.
And thanks.
J.
JLNobody
 
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Reply Wed 26 Jun, 2013 04:30 pm
@igm,
IGM, that's a real zen card. Thanks.
JLN
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JLNobody
 
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Reply Wed 26 Jun, 2013 04:32 pm
@Frank Apisa,
Thanks, Frank. I agree. You too.
JL
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Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Wed 26 Jun, 2013 04:40 pm
@ossobuco,
Happy birthday, JL!

Damn! I'll never catch up to you. But I'm trying.
JLNobody
 
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Reply Wed 26 Jun, 2013 04:48 pm
@Setanta,
Thanks, Boss, an unusually pleasant surprise.
J
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 26 Jun, 2013 08:18 pm
@JLNobody,
The internet pooped out on me just after I read your request, JL. Not your fault but something with the phone company and its penchants for dsl outages.

I've got two lists -
a link for the zuccotto in the photo, which I grabbed from google images.

And then a description of the one and only zuccotto I ever made, which turned out fabulously, but now I need just the right new bowl to make another one.
That recipe hasn't been online whenever I've looked, but I've got it from a magazine and could mail a copy to anyone with any interest.

The two zuccotti are quite different, but both "Toscano". The one I made was surprisingly simple to do; the one in the photo looks like something I'd mess up.


http://www.mybestdaysever.com/il-duomo-zuccotto/
(that has the recipe)
Ingredients are:

Cake
1 1/2 cups of plain (all purpose) flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
a pinch of salt
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
1/4 cup of milk
125 grams unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup castor sugar
3 eggs

Lemon Syrup
1/4 cup water
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup limoncello or grappa

Filling
200 grams bittersweet couverture chocolate
1 cup cream
125 grams icing sugar
1 cup marscapone
100 grams drained ricotta
100 grams of blanched almonds, roughly chopped
100 grams toasted hazelnuts, skins rubbed off and roughly chopped
100 grams candied citron, grapefruit or lemon peel, chopped



The one I made is a chocolate affair of the heart - Zuccotto Toscano, Food and Wine magazine, December 1990.

For the Pan di Spagna Sponge Cake -
4 eggs, separated
3/4 cup granulated sugar
pinch of salt
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup cornstarch

For the Fillings and Garnish -
1/2 cup hazelnuts
10 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
2 cups of heavy cream (some will be cooked with chocolate, some will be whipped)
1/4 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons light rum, plus more for brushing
2 teaspoons confectioners sugar
1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
JLNobody
 
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Reply Wed 26 Jun, 2013 10:17 pm
@ossobuco,
Oh, I'm weak in the knees, either from the recipe, my age, or the idea of limoncello.
This is going into my archive...one day.
Thanks dear.
j.
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JLNobody
 
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Reply Wed 26 Jun, 2013 10:19 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
Lustful, you'll catch up some day, especially since this was the last time I'll admit to my age. Thanks.
farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 26 Jun, 2013 10:58 pm
Have a Painterly birthday

        http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSf1vfd7v2qra25-IJ3WNvH7YtOPu2W7k9HEwi2kihwQ9uQCKq9
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Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Thu 27 Jun, 2013 03:59 am
@JLNobody,
JLNobody wrote:

Lustful, you'll catch up some day, especially since this was the last time I'll admit to my age. Thanks.


Yeah, but some people will be able to figure out your age anyway...by adding the years that pass from to day to the date when they are doing the calculations.

Not everybody...but some.
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jespah
 
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Reply Thu 27 Jun, 2013 04:51 am
Birthday felicitations!
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