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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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Damara -- Tuesday, May 16, 2017 -- 03:45:04 PM -- 13446 of 13465
Now with fewer non sequiturs!

there, there, jen.

duck -- Tuesday, May 16, 2017 -- 04:28:59 PM -- 13447 of 13465
When you die, if I know about it, Im going to make sure that there is lots of catnip mixed in the soil above you so for a long time cats come and rub your grave site.

Please send all these rejects to my well-known pie disposal service.

kim kay -- Tuesday, May 16, 2017 -- 05:07:47 PM -- 13448 of 13465
I hope to impress the judges with my chicken feet.

I have a pie disposal service too....and it pays you!

Sparky -- Tuesday, May 16, 2017 -- 11:28:07 PM -- 13449 of 13465
Lyte me!

Hahahaha you guys!

jenrenton -- Wednesday, May 17, 2017 -- 05:03:51 AM -- 13450 of 13465
I myself have a quarrelsome and disputatious nature.

Again, I am reminded of the need for a Like button.

CalGal -- Wednesday, May 17, 2017 -- 05:51:03 AM -- 13451 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.

How do you do the braids?

RamblingRose -- Wednesday, May 17, 2017 -- 02:14:27 PM -- 13452 of 13465
"You cannot just accidentally penis someone." Christopher Moore, Sacre Bleu: A Comedy dArt.

Cut three thin dough strips, chill them, slap them onto a cutting board and braid. THE END.

RamblingRose -- Wednesday, May 24, 2017 -- 01:56:18 AM -- 13453 of 13465
"You cannot just accidentally penis someone." Christopher Moore, Sacre Bleu: A Comedy dArt.

Mah pah, Take Deux:

Sparky -- Wednesday, May 24, 2017 -- 03:37:19 AM -- 13454 of 13465
Lyte me!

I'd take it!

That's quite a difference, RR! Lookin good!

duck -- Wednesday, May 24, 2017 -- 04:19:19 AM -- 13455 of 13465
When you die, if I know about it, Im going to make sure that there is lots of catnip mixed in the soil above you so for a long time cats come and rub your grave site.

My pie disposal service also has a pie evaluation division. Please send that pie immediately. It looks like it is perfect, but we'll need to check it out.

jenrenton -- Thursday, May 25, 2017 -- 08:06:31 PM -- 13456 of 13465
I myself have a quarrelsome and disputatious nature.

Gorgeous!

And don't listen to Duck. He offers totally substandards evaluations. Only the Renton Culinary Service can properly evaluate your baked goods.

duck -- Saturday, May 27, 2017 -- 09:27:49 AM -- 13457 of 13465
When you die, if I know about it, Im going to make sure that there is lots of catnip mixed in the soil above you so for a long time cats come and rub your grave site.

That's a canard!

RamblingRose -- Sunday, May 28, 2017 -- 03:40:46 PM -- 13458 of 13465
"You cannot just accidentally penis someone." Christopher Moore, Sacre Bleu: A Comedy dArt.

Do y'all offer secure pie disposal by remotely controlled drones?

jenrenton -- Monday, May 29, 2017 -- 04:01:13 AM -- 13459 of 13465
I myself have a quarrelsome and disputatious nature.

The most secure! We offer covered docking bays for all pie-bearing drones.

Damara -- Monday, June 05, 2017 -- 04:47:02 PM -- 13460 of 13465
Now with fewer non sequiturs!

Duck's duck pun proves him unworthy of pie. Send it to Texas. You will get a proper evaluation here.

Sparky -- Thursday, November 23, 2017 -- 12:19:29 PM -- 13461 of 13465
Lyte me!

Honestly, I don’t do a lot of baking anymore. But it was my birthday a couple days ago, and I decided to bring cupcakes to work. So I found a chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting recipe in a cooking magazine; and used a cake recipe to make cupcakes —but I did follow the directions for making the frosting. Simple stuff, nothing fancy. I didnt have cupcake papers but I figured , so what.

I have no clue where my metal cupcake pans are, so I just poured the very thin batter into a couple of silicon cupcake “pans.” The cupcakes were absolutely flat on top. I’d like that in a cake, but these, not so much. At least they did become cupcakes. I couldnt eat them because they were made with butter.

They didnt remove that easily from the pans even after letting them sit for a while, and I had to trim around the tops where the batter had spread out, so already they werent that pretty. I figured I’d correct with the frosting, which was just confection sugar buttercream. I was too lazy or tired to use a pastry bag and just slathered it on with a knife. They looked kind of non festive. Well, maybe pugnacious is the right word. They looked like they’d been in a fight. I thought about not bringing them; but after going to the trouble of making them....

I carried them to work in a turkey roasting pan and put them on one of the tables in the lunchroom. They needed something, a statement.So I taped a note to the foil covering:

WHEN CUPCAKES REBEL!

We’re not pretty.
We’re not cute.
We don’t have sparkly sprinkles.
Get over it.

All we care about is if we taste good.

And they were all gone when I left work!

palmist -- Monday, November 27, 2017 -- 09:57:25 PM -- 13462 of 13465

I would love a rebel cupcake. The best kind.

Happy Birthday, Sparky!

jenrenton -- Saturday, December 02, 2017 -- 01:31:53 AM -- 13463 of 13465
I myself have a quarrelsome and disputatious nature.

Happy Birthday Sparky!

(Deleted message originally posted by Sparky on Saturday, December 02, 2017 -- 03:59:44 AM.)

Sparky -- Saturday, December 02, 2017 -- 04:01:34 AM -- 13465 of 13465
Lyte me!

Thanks! It was very low key, but the next day I went to visit my daughter, which was all the birthday gift I wanted.

On the train I brought several almond cookies I’d baked on the weekend. I had been planning to share them with my grandkids when I got there, but somehow managed to convince myself that they wouldnt like them/ had too many other things to eat/ had foresworn sugar for the next month.

So I ate them all myself.

You can find the recipe on the King Arthur Flour website.

The recipe is for Almond Cloud cookies. Therd is no flour in them and they are delicious. The way I make them is to leave out the almond oil, forget the citrus oil and the confectioners sugar and roll the cookies in toasted sliced almonds.

Pignolis if you’re feeling rich.

I make my own almond paste from finely ground almond flour and simple syrup. Many recipes call for egg whites, but I don’t include them.

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