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Re: Selling & shipping baklava! =)
« Reply #105 on: December 30, 2009, 01:09:19 AM »

especially since you're a baklava baker.  :)

Seeing as how my first batch of baklava was baked from the recipe in the "Guide to Pern" book I received for Christmas as a teen, I'm not sure I should really be labeled with "baklava baker".

I did experiment with different recipes and mixes of walnuts and pistachios, spices and honey in my 20s, and came up with a couple of pretty decent official combos, which I'd make several times a year - but that was before births of children # 2 & 3.
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« Reply #106 on: December 31, 2009, 12:20:23 AM »

especially since you're a baklava baker.  :)

Seeing as how my first batch of baklava was baked from the recipe in the "Guide to Pern" book I received for Christmas as a teen, I'm not sure I should really be labeled with "baklava baker".

I did experiment with different recipes and mixes of walnuts and pistachios, spices and honey in my 20s, and came up with a couple of pretty decent official combos, which I'd make several times a year - but that was before births of children # 2 & 3.

Okay, if you eat it and Jizz still complains about baklava from the internet I'm throwing him out of second-floor bedroom window. 
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« Reply #107 on: December 31, 2009, 01:01:01 PM »

especially since you're a baklava baker.  :)

Seeing as how my first batch of baklava was baked from the recipe in the "Guide to Pern" book I received for Christmas as a teen, I'm not sure I should really be labeled with "baklava baker".

I did experiment with different recipes and mixes of walnuts and pistachios, spices and honey in my 20s, and came up with a couple of pretty decent official combos, which I'd make several times a year - but that was before births of children # 2 & 3.

Baking definitely takes up a lot of time, especially with kids.  My daughters do much better now that they are 6 then they did a couple years ago.  They usually behave & let me do my thing on the days I have to bake when my wife isn't around.
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« Reply #108 on: January 02, 2010, 12:53:28 PM »

Guess who is coming to Porc Fest?   :D

I talked to a bunch of people in the FTL IRC channel over the past couple days.  My wife even signed my permission slip to head up there this summer.  My plan is to rent a table & bring up 15-20 pans of baklava to sell during the festival.  From what I've heard Porc Fest is seriously lacking in dessert sales.  That will change, assuming you like baklava.  I may make something else, but it will just be me.  I don't want to over complicate things for myself.  My cousin may even come up with me, but he's more interested in the festival itself.  He's been dying to come up to NH to check out the FSP. 

So there you have it.  I know it's not until June, but I'm going to start making my plans now so I'm prepared.
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Re: Selling & shipping baklava! =)
« Reply #109 on: January 02, 2010, 03:26:30 PM »

The Armenian side liked it, and liked the moisture.
Other than scarfing it up like the Turks were coming to take it, they didn't have much to say beyond declaring it 'good'.
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« Reply #110 on: January 02, 2010, 03:59:58 PM »

especially since you're a baklava baker.  :)

Seeing as how my first batch of baklava was baked from the recipe in the "Guide to Pern" book I received for Christmas as a teen, I'm not sure I should really be labeled with "baklava baker".

I did experiment with different recipes and mixes of walnuts and pistachios, spices and honey in my 20s, and came up with a couple of pretty decent official combos, which I'd make several times a year - but that was before births of children # 2 & 3.

Okay, if you eat it and Jizz still complains about baklava from the internet I'm throwing him out of second-floor bedroom window. 

The crumbs in Joy's toaster are probably better than anything I could cook. 
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« Reply #111 on: January 02, 2010, 06:13:28 PM »

The crumbs in Joy's toaster are probably better than anything I could cook. 
:lol:

(The crumbs in my toaster are from homemade bread.)
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« Reply #112 on: January 02, 2010, 07:57:09 PM »

:lol:

(The crumbs in my toaster are from homemade bread.)

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« Reply #113 on: January 07, 2010, 10:15:29 PM »

Just shared a piece of baklava with the Mr...

Delicious!

I love the soaked layers at the bottom of each piece. I'd like the top couple of layers to be a tiny bit drier & flakier, but don't think that's anything you've done. I'd bet that's being flipped over for a good part of the shipping. Because the top layers separate quite nicely when you're picking at layers of phyllo with a fork, trying to make yourself eat it more slowly, because the flavor is fantastic. They wouldn't come apart easily if they'd been completely soaked from the beginning.
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« Reply #114 on: January 07, 2010, 10:29:23 PM »

Glad you enjoyed it!  I actually love peeling each layer off and eating it that way.  It usually is a bit drier at the top, as the syrup naturally settles to the bottom.  You're right, shipping impacts that.

Thanks again for the business.  I appreciate it.  :)
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« Reply #115 on: January 08, 2010, 04:03:13 AM »

Just shared a piece of baklava with the Mr...

Delicious!

I love the soaked layers at the bottom of each piece. I'd like the top couple of layers to be a tiny bit drier & flakier, but don't think that's anything you've done. I'd bet that's being flipped over for a good part of the shipping. Because the top layers separate quite nicely when you're picking at layers of phyllo with a fork, trying to make yourself eat it more slowly, because the flavor is fantastic. They wouldn't come apart easily if they'd been completely soaked from the beginning.

I would expect thats a humidity issue in a sealed environment. 


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« Reply #116 on: January 08, 2010, 12:47:08 PM »


I would expect thats a humidity issue in a sealed environment. 


That's part of it, but it wasn't just dampness, it was sticky honey... and the mailman had left it upside down on front steps, which is what made me think it probably spent a good bit of time like that on 2 days of travel.

Again, super tasty, so I'm quite happy with it. Only reason I won't be ordering as soon as this batch is gone is because I don't want to regain the 35+ pounds I lost several years ago.
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« Reply #117 on: January 08, 2010, 03:10:44 PM »


I would expect thats a humidity issue in a sealed environment. 


That's part of it, but it wasn't just dampness, it was sticky honey... and the mailman had left it upside down on front steps, which is what made me think it probably spent a good bit of time like that on 2 days of travel.

Again, super tasty, so I'm quite happy with it. Only reason I won't be ordering as soon as this batch is gone is because I don't want to regain the 35+ pounds I lost several years ago.

Yeah, I wish I could eat the stuff every day, but I don't need to grow my gut any larger. :D
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« Reply #118 on: January 08, 2010, 08:25:10 PM »

It's good frozen, too. It never freezes, just gets real cold.
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« Reply #119 on: January 10, 2010, 09:50:34 PM »

So my wife got a new SLR camera and I just had to take a picture of my baklava with it:



This is freaking food porn!
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