BakingCalGal -- Thursday, July 04, 2002 -- 07:35:57 PM
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Please send all these rejects to my well-known pie disposal service.
How do you do the braids?
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.
And don't listen to Duck. He offers totally substandards evaluations. Only the Renton Culinary Service can properly evaluate your baked goods.
Honestly, I donâ€™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 â€”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 â€śpans.â€ť The cupcakes were absolutely flat on top. Iâ€™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 Iâ€™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 theyâ€™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!
Weâ€™re not pretty.
Weâ€™re not cute.
We donâ€™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!
(Deleted message originally posted by Sparky on Saturday, December 02, 2017 -- 03:59:44 AM.)
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 Iâ€™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 youâ€™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 donâ€™t include them.