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Old 10-20-2014, 06:04 PM   #471
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bethzaring - looks good! I am trying to understand the high altitude reference re. the cookbooks. I googled it and it seems to be cooking high up i.e. not on the ground (which is what I thought but could not believe).
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Sorry, no low carb version.

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Old 10-20-2014, 08:30 PM   #473
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bethzaring - looks good! I am trying to understand the high altitude reference re. the cookbooks. I googled it and it seems to be cooking high up i.e. not on the ground (which is what I thought but could not believe).
It has to do with high altitude cooking. The higher you go up the mountains, the more challenging cooking becomes. Water boils at a lower temperature than 212F. Beth lives at a higher altitude in New Mexico than say I do at sea level. So my water boils at 212F. There are special cookbooks for those that live in higher altitudes.
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I'll have our grandson after school today and tomorrow so I baked his favorite chocolate cake with chocolate ganache topping. Not only that, I have a primo dessert for myself tonight.
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I'll have our grandson after school today and tomorrow so I baked his favorite chocolate cake with chocolate ganache topping. Not only that, I have a primo dessert for myself tonight.
I's be happy with just that cake!
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Ooo Andy...that cake had me at ganache!!
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Ooo Andy...that cake had me at ganache!!
Andy loves to bake for his grandson. And he is very good at it!
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Martha Stewarts' recipe for banana bread

A clarification...high altitude baking is much more difficult than high altitude cooking. The baking adjustments change for each 1000 feet change in altitude.
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Just an observation - addie and bethzaring having the same breed of dog? I guess you have both discussed this in the pets section.
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Re: pumpkin cake. I had a recipe for this (using baked pumpkin that was then pureed/blended) and it was quite bland, even the 2nd time with amendments (e.g. orange zest and spices).

Today I had a slice of pumpkin cake (from a famous cafe chain) and found it disappointing also. My tastebuds are not the best but, when I have carrot cake, at least I usually can detect the carrot.

Anyone got a tasty pumpkin cake recipe?
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Just an observation - addie and bethzaring having the same breed of dog? I guess you have both discussed this in the pets section.
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Re: pumpkin cake. I had a recipe for this (using baked pumpkin that was then pureed/blended) and it was quite bland, even the 2nd time with amendments (e.g. orange zest and spices).

Today I had a slice of pumpkin cake (from a famous cafe chain) and found it disappointing also. My tastebuds are not the best but, when I have carrot cake, at least I usually can detect the carrot.

Anyone got a tasty pumpkin cake recipe?
I like this recipe baked in a sheet pan. Frost with cream cheese frosting and sprinkle with chopped walnuts.

Pumpkin bars/cake
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Ingredients
2 cups AP flour
11/2 cups granulated sugar
1/2t salt
2 t baking powder
2 t ground cinnamon
1 t baking soda
1/4t ground cloves
4 eggs beaten
1 16 ounce can of solid pack pumpkin (you may also use two cups of mashed or pureed pumpkin, winter squash, sweet potato or carrots.)
1 cup of canola oil
cup of chopped walnuts
cup of raisins
Combine dry ingredients.
Stir in eggs, pumpkin and oil.
Add nuts and raisins.
Spread batter into ungreased pan and bake.
Test with a toothpick to see if it comes out clean.
For bars bake in a 10x15x1 inch pan for approx... 25 – 30 minutes.
For cake bake in a 9x13 pan for approximately 35 -40 minutes.
For 9 inch layers grease and flour the pans and bake for 35 – 40 minutes.

When cool spank with powdered sugar or frost with cream cheese frosting.
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