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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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VanPear -- Friday, March 04, 2005 -- 11:03:24 PM -- 4892 of 13465

The Pear got a cookbook called 101 Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies for his birthday. The plan was to work through them all in order, but recipe #3 was so good that he's made it four times in a row instead of going on to #4. I should post it...it's just so perfect--crisp on the outside, soft on the inside and ideal dough flavor.

Julia M. -- Friday, March 04, 2005 -- 11:17:56 PM -- 4893 of 13465
Domo arigato Rob Halford!

Barbie looked like a drunk sorority sister with her skirt falling to midthighs.

Ha! I love this. You could surround her with jello shots.

VP, post the recipe!

dohdee -- Saturday, March 05, 2005 -- 05:41:37 PM -- 4894 of 13465

Lorelei, I just posted the M&M recipe.

rms -- Sunday, March 06, 2005 -- 03:08:41 AM -- 4895 of 13465

Both the chocolate chip bundt cake and the honey almond crunch were very popular last night -- thanks for the recipes!

Lorelei -- Monday, March 07, 2005 -- 02:40:01 AM -- 4896 of 13465
Trust the force and never keep receipts. -Kate D.

Thanks, dohdee! I'm going to need to come up with an occasion to bake a ton of cookies for, since I want to try your recipe as well as my tweaked one. I'm interested to see the effect of using shortening instead of butter.

Agnes Day -- Monday, March 07, 2005 -- 04:15:16 AM -- 4897 of 13465
I'm in with the In Crowd, baby. I go where the In Crowd goes.

Shortening will give you softer, chewier cookies that don't go stale as quickly.

rms -- Monday, March 07, 2005 -- 05:15:28 AM -- 4898 of 13465

Cookies go stale? Clearly you have more impulse control than anyone at my house.

dohdee -- Monday, March 07, 2005 -- 11:46:52 AM -- 4899 of 13465

Yeah - it does make a ton of cookies. I always bake those for bake sales and whatnot. You can half the recipe.

Laura Palmer -- Monday, March 07, 2005 -- 03:38:22 PM -- 4900 of 13465
gone.

yoink!

Kaye -- Tuesday, March 08, 2005 -- 11:50:01 PM -- 4901 of 13465
coasting

I need to do baking for the funeral of a close family member (cousin).

Any suggestions? I'm a cake person. My cookies extend to once a year Christmas baking, chocolate jumbles and chocolate chip cookies. Not exactly funeral fare.

Any suggestions?

Patience -- Wednesday, March 09, 2005 -- 12:23:27 AM -- 4902 of 13465
Mastodons, mastodons, mastodons. O mastodons.

Are you looking for a big, feed-40-guests kind of cake? Or something more delicate?

Nigella Lawson has a section on cooking for funerals in her latest book, Feast. There's a large fruit cake and a lovely rosemary (for rememberance) cake. I can post recipes if that's what you're looking for.

Sorry to hear about your cousin -- my condolences.

Marya -- Wednesday, March 09, 2005 -- 12:31:18 AM -- 4903 of 13465
You are the Proust of TPW, and we all prefer J.K. Rowling. -j. ross

I'm sorry, too, Kaye. Do you think cookies will be the thing? Or do you want savory stuff too?

Scarface Claw -- Wednesday, March 09, 2005 -- 06:04:56 AM -- 4904 of 13465
Loads of class and all of it third.

I'm going to try Anzac biscuits this arvo and have two recipes - kalika's and one in a book. Kalika's uses plain flour which I'm nearly out of and the book one uses self raising flour which I do have but castor sugar which I can't find. Does it matter if I use sr flour in k's recipe or sugar instead of castor sugar for the other? I'm not exprienced enough at baking to know what things I can easily substitute.

I know this belongs in the cooknig thread, but it's anzac biscuits after all.

Kaye -- Wednesday, March 09, 2005 -- 08:19:11 AM -- 4905 of 13465
coasting

Thanks Marya and Patience.

There will be savoury things, and dinner. I'm just responsible for bringing some of the sweet things. My mother wants cookies and squares so that they don't have deal with hauling out more plates and forks after dinner.

Scarface Claw, I just googled Anzac biscuits (interesting), and I think you are fine using regular sugar instead of castor sugar. If Kalika's recipe puts in baking soda I'd take it out because self rising flour already includes it. Otherwise you should be fine . . .

Scarface Claw -- Wednesday, March 09, 2005 -- 10:53:51 AM -- 4906 of 13465
Loads of class and all of it third.

Thanks, Kaye. I should have done that myself. Funny, cos both recipes have baking soda in them.

Marya -- Wednesday, March 09, 2005 -- 03:01:50 PM -- 4907 of 13465
You are the Proust of TPW, and we all prefer J.K. Rowling. -j. ross

You know there's a whole cookie recipe thread, right, Kaye? It's called Only Cookie Recipes, I think. There are some more cookie recipes in the regular recipe thread, too.

It's not really my thing, either; I wish I had more useful information. Maybe Brigit would have good ideas? I would make a highlight, too.

Crispy Girl -- Wednesday, March 09, 2005 -- 03:01:58 PM -- 4908 of 13465

Kaye, I would think chocolate chip cookies would be a just-right comfort thing to have around after a funeral. I don't make any bar cookies, but I have my mom's recipe for these ultra-rich butterscotch bars that she usually makes at Christmas if tomorrow's soon enough for you.

Kaye -- Wednesday, March 09, 2005 -- 04:19:14 PM -- 4909 of 13465
coasting

I'd forgotten about the cookie thread! That's a good idea. My mom also thought that chocolate jumbles would be fine. Crispy Girl, thanks but I'd like to get as much done tonight as I can so that I can run around tomorrow etc.

Alizarin -- Wednesday, March 09, 2005 -- 05:04:26 PM -- 4910 of 13465
Singles rule the world, feeding on fresh blood

If there's anyone who'll be really broken up by the funeral, maybe go for something good but not anyone's favorite. You don't want to end up with "I loved chocolate chip oatmeal bars forever, but can't eat them since I had them at my ----'s funeral."

debby -- Wednesday, March 09, 2005 -- 05:18:36 PM -- 4911 of 13465
lighten up

Bar cookies or brownies are a lot faster to make than regular cookies, no futzing around with all the individual cookies and sheets and multiple batches.

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