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Old 08-30-2008, 07:56 AM   #11
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1 - Tortillas - Took 4 batches that turned into Dog Biscuits. Finally got 'em dialed in.
2 - Fried Eggs - Love 'em usually end up hard fried, break when turning or runny.
3 - Biscuits have been a problem lately

Lots of Steak info here. As I recall, pan sear and finish in the oven was the "secret" ticket.

Rice - I just keep sampling asit is cooking till I taste what I am after.

Chef June - That chicken sounds out of this world
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Old 08-30-2008, 08:02 AM   #12
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2 - Fried Eggs - Love 'em usually end up hard fried, break when turning or runny.
Try low heat and setting a pot lid over them. Check often, they will still cook faster than it takes a toaster to make your toast.
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Old 08-30-2008, 09:36 AM   #13
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The one thing that comes to mind is roasted vegetables. There was a long thread here once. I read it all. I tried this and that. I can't make them like my mother did.
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Old 08-30-2008, 11:07 AM   #14
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I can't make homemade bread...can't get it to rise the way it should. I finally just gave up on it and settled for fresh bread from the deli.
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Old 08-30-2008, 11:22 AM   #15
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Biscuits can't make em to save my life. It's so simple but I just don't get it.
Tortillas another one that just escapes me.
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Old 08-30-2008, 11:29 AM   #16
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Rice - I just never manage to get it right especially brown rice
Reducing Pan sauce with wine - usually a disaster sometimes edible never really good
Custard - Always have a hard time gettinig it to set right
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Old 08-30-2008, 12:06 PM   #17
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i cannot bake.

-bread
-cake
-cookies
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Try low heat and setting a pot lid over them. Check often, they will still cook faster than it takes a toaster to make your toast.

or try flipping them. shake your eggs to front of pan, a quick flick of your wrist & a teflon pan.
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Old 08-30-2008, 12:11 PM   #19
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Like JP, I can't make flour tortillas either - and I've spent a lot of time trying.

I have a terrible time with a roast in the oven (uncovered). It always comes out dry with the texture of leather. I can do it in the slow-cooker, but it's not the same flavor.

Fish. I always overcook it.
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Pie crust! I can't make it round without it breaking and giving me horrible edges. Although my pies taste good, they look ugly all the time.
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