Cooking with MyLot

@Fleura (15452)
United Kingdom
June 11, 2021 6:10am CST
How many of you have tried out a recipe or meal suggestion that you read about on here? Or even been inspired to cook a certain thing because someone else reported that they were preparing it? I have definitely done that a few times. This time I made a cake suggested by @LadyDuck when I was talking about how many squash we harvested last autumn https://www.mylot.com/post/3423525/i-think-i-will-be-turning-orange She kindly wrote out her recipe for an Italian cake - I don’t know what the proper name is - made with this particular variety of squash ‘Marina di Chioggia’. It took me a while to get around to making it, partly because I felt like a break from eating squash all the time, and partly because I was trying to use up other produce from the freezer before this year’s fruit started to arrive! But I did finally try it out the other day. It was easy to make and turned out very light and moist. It’s also gluten-free, which can be useful. I don’t know what I expected really but it tasted pretty much exactly like the squash itself, but with a cake texture. Anyway it went down very well with myself and my partner, as well as a couple of visitors one of whom was very keen to make it herself. So I think that counts as a success - Thanks Anna! All rights reserved. © Text and image copyright Fleur 2021.
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@LadyDuck (340163)
• Switzerland
11 Jun
Thank you for mentioning me. You are welcome and I am so glad that you liked the cake, we simply call it "Torta di zucca" (pumpkin pie). It looks very good, your squash was surely good.
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@Fleura (15452)
• United Kingdom
11 Jun
It certainly came out a bright colour! I was going to ask you if that is the way it should turn out - did I do it right?
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@Fleura (15452)
• United Kingdom
11 Jun
And do you normally make it with this particular variety of squash, or with any type?
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@LadyDuck (340163)
• Switzerland
11 Jun
@Fleura Yes, this is the way it should turn out, you did an excellent job!
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@arunima25 (59487)
• Bangalore, India
11 Jun
That looks yummy. And you are right. I too get the cravings seeing some good food here and then I make them I even learnt one bittergourd egg recipe here. Someone suggested me that in a response to my post. And now it's on my family's favourite list
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@Fleura (15452)
• United Kingdom
11 Jun
Oh that was a bonus!
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@arunima25 (59487)
• Bangalore, India
11 Jun
@Fleura Agree
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@111Cankovic (4695)
• Serbia
12 Jun
I really don't cook anymore, I left it to my wife. As a young man, I cooked and I can say that I know how to cook all kinds of dishes and cakes. It's nice to hear that you're trying to do something that came here as a recommendation from our members. And that you did it successfully. My congratulations.
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@Fleura (15452)
• United Kingdom
12 Jun
Thank you, yes it worked out well. I may try other things next!
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• Serbia
12 Jun
@Fleura Why not. One should try to do everything new. In the kitchen you are a creator.
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@ladyhero (3216)
• Indonesia
12 Jun
glad to know that you have successfully made a cake from the recipe that anna shared, congrats, it looks really good
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@Fleura (15452)
• United Kingdom
12 Jun
Thank you, it was good!
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@ladyhero (3216)
• Indonesia
12 Jun
@Fleura your welcome
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• Japan
12 Jun
I can always use gluten-free recipes!
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@Fleura (15452)
• United Kingdom
12 Jun
This is the recipe @LadyDuck wrote for me, if you want to try it: 1 kg squash 2 glasses of milk 300 g white sugar 8 tablespoon yellow corneal (fine) 3 eggs 1 sachet vanilla sugar (I used 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract) 1 sachet baking powder (Anna siad this would be 15 g; I used 1 tablespoon which is about right) 1 tablespoon rum (optional) Cook the squash (I boiled it until soft) and let it sit in a colander to remove the excess water. Puree the squash, add the milk, the eggs, mix, then add the cornmeal, sugar and the other ingredients. Transfer the mix into a baking pan, cook in the oven at 175/180º C for 40 minutes. Let it cool, dust with powdered sugar.
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@Tampa_girl7 (45646)
• United States
13 Jun
@Fleura thanks for sharing. I’m going to try it.
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@CarolDM (136726)
• United States
11 Jun
I have read many tips on here. Anna has to be an excellent cook. The cake sounds wonderful.
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@Fleura (15452)
• United Kingdom
12 Jun
It is interesting to try things from around the world.
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@CarolDM (136726)
• United States
12 Jun
@Fleura I agree with you.
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@allknowing (92278)
• India
12 Jun
That is an on going thing I suppose = some give credit as you have done but some quetly get tips from others and follow them.
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@Fleura (15452)
• United Kingdom
12 Jun
I guess, it's human nature to adapt ideas of all sorts from others all the time.
@Tampa_girl7 (45646)
• United States
12 Jun
I bet that I’d enjoy it I love squash.
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@Fleura (15452)
• United Kingdom
12 Jun
I've copied the recipe in the response above, if you want to try it!
@Nevena83 (63737)
• Serbia
11 Jun
It looks very tasty. Are you satisfied with the taste?
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@Fleura (15452)
• United Kingdom
12 Jun
Yes it was very nice.
@prinzcy (26993)
• Malaysia
11 Jun
Yes, some food made by MyLotters here are very tempting. And your cake also looks tempting.
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@Fleura (15452)
• United Kingdom
12 Jun
Thank you!
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@Starkinds (32663)
• India
11 Jun
You have no idea how much my mouth is watering now
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@Fleura (15452)
• United Kingdom
11 Jun
Have you tried a cake like this?
@prashu228 (26654)
• India
11 Jun
Oh wow that's awesome, glad that it turned out very well, I never tried any recipe like this.
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@Fleura (15452)
• United Kingdom
11 Jun
I like to try new recipes - and when we have a lot of garden produce I try all kinds of ways of preparing things!
@ZedSmart (18604)
• Philippines
11 Jun
Looks yummy.
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@Fleura (15452)
• United Kingdom
11 Jun
Thank you!
@allen0187 (49219)
• Philippines
11 Jun
Looks good. Haven't tried any recipes posted here in the site.
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@Daelii (5694)
• United States
11 Jun
Quite a few times... I now am in the mood for some grilled avocado after reading someone's post about it that got me thinking about that treat!
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@Rashnag (14384)
• Thane, India
11 Jun
Looks yummy. Thanks for sharing. I haven't tried anything from here
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