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

How-tos, tips, recipes.

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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.

A. Juli Brissin -- Wednesday, November 24, 2004 -- 03:57:39 PM -- 3552 of 13465

I'm leaning toward the whipped cream (with some baked coconut sprinkled on top!) because I know I can't screw that up. I'll bake the pie now, refrigerate it, and then top it with whipped cream tomorrow.

I wondered about the meringue because my mother always topped her cream pies with meringue, even though they are CREAM pies.

And anyone who doesn't like coconut cream pie makes Baby Jesus weep.

Ellie Mayhem -- Wednesday, November 24, 2004 -- 04:01:12 PM -- 3553 of 13465

well, if you top them with whipped cream it's a cream pie. If you top that same pie with meringue it's a meringue pie. I haven't had coconut cream pie in ages.

I'd like to tell you I'm not supressing a snicker after typing "cream pie" so many times, but lying makes Baby Jesus weep, too.

A. Juli Brissin -- Wednesday, November 24, 2004 -- 04:01:49 PM -- 3554 of 13465

You said "cream pie".

Crispy Girl -- Wednesday, November 24, 2004 -- 04:06:57 PM -- 3555 of 13465

Since we share a birthday, I am the Baby Jesus. And I don't cry over coconut cream pie.

MsIt -- Wednesday, November 24, 2004 -- 04:09:00 PM -- 3556 of 13465

Actually, I prefer coconut custard pie, sans topping, to coconut cream pie, but anything with coconut has my deep appreciation.

A. Juli Brissin -- Wednesday, November 24, 2004 -- 04:21:32 PM -- 3557 of 13465

Speaking of coconut, my best friend is coming to visit for the weekend, and we are going to do all of our holiday treat-making together, and freeze them for Christmas. I think I'll put macaroons on the list. Mmmmm!

My list so far includes sugar cookies, buckeyes, snickerdoodles, Russian tea cakes, and spritzes.

Elizabeth K -- Wednesday, November 24, 2004 -- 04:28:58 PM -- 3558 of 13465
I love Jesus, but I drink a little

Mmmmm, the cooks at my uncle's restaurant make the BEST coconut cream pie and you can get it with either cream or meringue topping.

Andrea -- Wednesday, November 24, 2004 -- 05:23:37 PM -- 3559 of 13465
Potato Beatrix

The Cook's Illustrated lemon bars are gooood! Whatever the cracking in the crust was about, it was no problem. The curd is still a little soft this morning, so I'll give it a couple more minutes of cooking time next batch, but they are lemony and rich and tender and yum.

Now I want to try Rose's but there's also the "don't mess with success" approach...

Crispy Girl -- Wednesday, November 24, 2004 -- 05:30:05 PM -- 3560 of 13465

Hooray! I wish I had a lemon bar right about now.

Andrea -- Wednesday, November 24, 2004 -- 05:33:05 PM -- 3561 of 13465
Potato Beatrix

I always cut them very small- a full-sized lemon bar is an awfully big commitment- and I won't pretend I didn't eat one for breakfast.

Crispy Girl -- Wednesday, November 24, 2004 -- 05:34:09 PM -- 3562 of 13465

Right now I'm so hungry and so crabby I could definitely commit to a whole lemon bar.

Andrea -- Wednesday, November 24, 2004 -- 05:35:24 PM -- 3563 of 13465
Potato Beatrix

I'll stop talking about them, since I can't teleport them.

Krista -- Wednesday, November 24, 2004 -- 05:43:57 PM -- 3564 of 13465
And time yet for a hundred indecisions,/And for a hundred visions and revisions,/Before the taking of a toast and tea.

I can always commit to a whole lemon bar. Possibly half a pan of lemon bars. I ADORE lemon bars.

Crispy Girl -- Wednesday, November 24, 2004 -- 05:44:50 PM -- 3565 of 13465

Sometimes I think I'd choose a lemon bar over a chocolate chip cookie if I could only have one. I truly do adore them.

Anna Trueblood -- Wednesday, November 24, 2004 -- 05:45:47 PM -- 3566 of 13465

Sounds like Sophie's Choice to me.

CalGal -- Wednesday, November 24, 2004 -- 05:49:00 PM -- 3567 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.

Juli, I made chocolate cream and banana cream pie with meringue in my recent pie extravaganza because it was easier, but I think they taste best with whipped cream.

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