Erev Yom Tov, Baking up a storm…

erev baking 001Here’s what I’ve got done so far.  At 2 am, the challahs tend to be wonky and especially these ones which are made from the no-knead brioche dough (too tired to put in a link!).

At the back right is Smores bars (will insert links later when I’m not so exhausted!).  Here it is before baking:

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And right after it came out of the oven, with the marshmallow fluff all puffed up:

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And then, Blueberry Lemon-Almond Upside-Down Cake, another dessert recommended at the same site, Couldn’t Be Pareve, where a Conservative rabbi and mama blogs her adventures in pareve baking. 

Her family refers to this as the Ugly Cake, and you can certainly see why.  Here it is right out of the oven:

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You’re supposed to cool it for 1 minute, then tip it out onto a large platter (does anyone actually have one of those?  I used a plate).

So here it is, all upside-down.  It looks like a blackened, terrifying mess.  But Ted and I snuck bites by shaving a bit off the edge before all the blueberry stuff ran down, and frankly, it is subtle and delicious in a really sophisticated way.  Hope it stays yummy for Shabbos/Yom Tov!

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