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The Perfect World >> Domestic Sphere >> Baking

Baking

CalGal -- Thursday, July 04, 2002 -- 07:35:57 PM

How-tos, tips, recipes.

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Alizarin -- Saturday, November 20, 2004 -- 04:10:28 PM -- 3532 of 13465
Singles rule the world, feeding on fresh blood

Sounds good.

Is there any reason you don't cream the butter first, Julia? (I'm genuinely curious, not trying to be snarky.)

Julia M. -- Saturday, November 20, 2004 -- 04:34:50 PM -- 3533 of 13465
Domo arigato Rob Halford!

No reason. It works perfectly fine without doing so, so it's never occurred to me to add another step or monkey around with the recipe.

(Also not being snarky.)

Alizarin -- Saturday, November 20, 2004 -- 05:17:10 PM -- 3534 of 13465
Singles rule the world, feeding on fresh blood

Cool. Thanks.

Elizabeth K -- Saturday, November 20, 2004 -- 08:13:45 PM -- 3535 of 13465
I love Jesus, but I drink a little

I have a cheesecake squares recipe that calls for using a 9 inch pan. I'm assuming they mean 9 inch square, which I could not find at Target. So my options are to use an 8 inch square or a 9x13. Which should I use?

Ellie Mayhem -- Saturday, November 20, 2004 -- 08:51:03 PM -- 3536 of 13465

8" square, bake a little longer at a little lower heat. Of course I'm a big fan of baking cheesecake really slowly.

Julia M. -- Saturday, November 20, 2004 -- 10:05:34 PM -- 3537 of 13465
Domo arigato Rob Halford!

EK, you can also rig up a dam type of thing for your 9x13 pan with a piece of cardboard covered with aluminum foil.

Elizabeth K -- Saturday, November 20, 2004 -- 11:52:03 PM -- 3538 of 13465
I love Jesus, but I drink a little

Hmmm, that thought never even occured to me!

This recipe is from Cooking Light, so it really is barely considered cheesecake.

Julia M. -- Sunday, November 21, 2004 -- 12:31:36 AM -- 3539 of 13465
Domo arigato Rob Halford!

I forgot to say earlier that you can hold the damn dam in place by filling the unused side with dry beans.

Ellie Mayhem -- Sunday, November 21, 2004 -- 12:38:18 AM -- 3540 of 13465

Julia's right, use beans. Using your teeth is a bad idea. First of all, foil hurts to chew, secondly, dental dams are a mess.

JayKay -- Monday, November 22, 2004 -- 07:38:45 PM -- 3541 of 13465

Thanks, Julia, for the gingerbread recipe!

Mogget -- Monday, November 22, 2004 -- 08:35:02 PM -- 3542 of 13465

Found this & it looks most intriguing: Chez Panisse Gingersnaps. Gingerbread with milk chocolate chunks sounds tasty as well.

Andrea -- Wednesday, November 24, 2004 -- 03:06:24 AM -- 3543 of 13465
Potato Beatrix

The lemon bars (crust, anyway) are in the oven. I just peeked and the surface is riddled with little cracks. Eep!

Elizabeth K -- Wednesday, November 24, 2004 -- 03:17:26 AM -- 3544 of 13465
I love Jesus, but I drink a little

I ended up purchasing a 9x8 pan at Crate & Barrel. It's far superior to my crummy 8x8. The cheesecake squares were delish, but a bit runny in the middle. I think it may have been under cooked.

Also, I was a bit ill this morning and I blame licking the batter spoon. Raw eggs and all that.

CalGal -- Wednesday, November 24, 2004 -- 03:18:46 AM -- 3545 of 13465
I remember a time, back in the late 90s, when I thought nonsense like this mattered somewhat more than I do now. Now I see well-educated people yammering about the birth control choices of their daughters, or gay marriage, and I think they are morons.

Oh please. Your health record is appalling, and you want to blame the eggs?

Elizabeth K -- Wednesday, November 24, 2004 -- 03:22:22 AM -- 3546 of 13465
I love Jesus, but I drink a little

Hehe, I know. I was joking.

Crispy Girl -- Wednesday, November 24, 2004 -- 02:19:34 PM -- 3547 of 13465

I made my pie crusts last night, assmebly-line fashion. Let me sing the praises of my baking scale yet again!

LC -- Wednesday, November 24, 2004 -- 02:49:54 PM -- 3548 of 13465
"Poor LC, with her chakras all kerflooey." -Binny

I made Julia's gingerbread cake over the weekend and it was excellent. One of my other gingerbread recipes suggested a couple of grinds of black pepper for some extra zing, so I threw that in. I didn't think it was so much, but when my dad affably offered a crumb to the rabbit, his entire lip sneered up like David Bowie and he ran into another room. So maybe less pepper next time.

A. Juli Brissin -- Wednesday, November 24, 2004 -- 03:41:43 PM -- 3549 of 13465

Coconut cream pie: Top with freshly whipped cream, or do a meringue?

I've always used whipped cream, and I do not know how to make a meringue, but I'm willing to try.

Please answer soon! I have taken the day off work to bake pies, and I need to make a decision right away!

Crispy Girl -- Wednesday, November 24, 2004 -- 03:43:07 PM -- 3550 of 13465

I thought cream pies were topped with whipped cream. I'm against coconut in general, but my vote is for the cream.

MsIt -- Wednesday, November 24, 2004 -- 03:43:09 PM -- 3551 of 13465

Whipped cream.

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