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Old 11-25-2014, 11:57 AM   #11
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This place has all the answers to any question you could ask.
Welcome silvercbx.

Don't let this impress you. Beware, there isn't anyone here who has all the answers, only some who think they do.
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Old 11-25-2014, 12:21 PM   #12
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Welcome silvercbx.

Don't let this impress you. Beware, there isn't anyone here who has all the answers, only some who think they do.
But a simple question that gets more than five or more responses, will usually cover all aspects of a right answer. Ex. If a person asks "how much salt should I put in the water for boiling potatoes", the responses can run up to three or even more pages. Aside from the correct information given, we often will relate our own experiences of mistakes we have made. A simple question can give cause to many answers. We would not only tell them the right amount, but what constitutes what the wrong amount would be for different amounts of potatoes.
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You missed my point Addie.....we may have every possible answer. It doesn't mean that any answer is correct. Maybe one or more is correct, maybe not.
To make yet another blanket statement that "this place has all the answers" is to imply something akin to divine knowledge.
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Old 12-05-2014, 06:33 AM   #14
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Welcome to DC--I'm a bit late to the party. Have you checked out baker's math (baker's percentage)? The math part is that you have to be able to figure out the percentage of the other ingredients against the flour. The flour is always 100% and the other ingredient weights are calculated based on that. My favourite pancake recipe is the one in the 1953 version of the Better Homes and Gardens cookbook (the red and white plaid one with duct tape on the spine--although the duct tape was added much later). It is the cookbook my mom got as a wedding gift and, when it started to fall apart, my dad bought a "new" one at a used book store and gave me my mom's--complete with all the handwritten notes and checkmarks. I had picked up the same book at an estate sale years ago, so now I have two.


I make the buttermilk version but I also add ground cardamom, zested orange peel, cinnamon, nutmeg. I have to admit, I haven't made pancakes for awhile--I cut refined sugar and white flour out of my diet in June 2012 (except for special occasions).
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