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Old 11-15-2012, 08:55 PM   #11
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Oh and I mixed up a batch of potato rolls too tonight. My partner's work luncheon is tomorrow!

Sunday is the pumpkin bread marathon...

I'll bake for you guys any day, just come on over!
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:09 PM   #12
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As many of you know, I'm exactly the opposite! I love the precision, I love learning new techniques and tricks. I bake for fun. When I've had a very stressful day, baking relaxes me. When my day has been spinning out of control this is something that I can micromanage, control.

When I was losing my dad, this is the one thing that kept me going.

I like multi-component recipes. Saturday we went to see a friend's new farm, she invited a bunch of people for a cookout. I decided that I'd surprise her with a cake, it all started thursday evening when I made a picture of a chicken out of buttercream and put it in the freezer. Friday I baked the sheet cake, and made the raspberry mousse (along with apple pies, brownies, and chocolate chip cookies for a bake sale, after working 8 hours and going to the gym). Saturday I made Swiss meringue buttercream, and assembled the cake. Everything from scratch.

Yeah, now that I've written it down it looks a bit nutty to enjoy all of this. What's that sound? Oh it's the oven timer, time to take the cheesecake out of the oven....
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Me too please, Bake Chef!

I can and do bake, but I don't get as much pleasure from it as I do from cooking. I don't eat a lot of sweets, so like CWS. I have to have folks around who do. DH would be willing, but he needs to watch his cholesterol and he was recently diagnosed with "pre-diabetes" I don't want to jeopardize his health.
Oh BakeChef & Somebunny. I admire you both for your patience. I wish I could be like that but "it just ain't in me". Gotta love ya!!!
I'm looking forward to Thanksgiving at friends house. LOTS & TOO MUCH OF EVERYTHING. YIPPEEEeeeeeeee...............
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:08 AM   #13
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I love to bake, but have never gotten into eating sweets that much. I used to do marathon cookie baking, making 2-4 dozen of 7-10 types of cookies at a time and then give them all away.

Now I don't have the room to bake, so it ruins the fun of it.
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:32 AM   #14
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When my kids were small, I always had the oven on. Even in the summer. What was I thinking. Those were pre AC days. There was always cookies or cake for them after school. A lot of times I would do my baking after supper. My boys loved to help me. So as long as their homework was done, they came into the kitchen and help with the measurments. Their two favorites were peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies. They would roll the dough into balls and then press them down with the fork. For the CC, I would leave out the chips and they would flatten the dough with the bottom of a glass dipped in sugar. Then they would make faces and other shapes with the chips.

I still do a lot of baking. But it is still for the kids. My daughter's husband has a sweet tooth that will give any dentist the horrors. Spike can sit and eat a large choclate anything in one sitting. Tomorrow I will be making him a chocolate cream pie with a whipped cream topping.

I love to make bread. Kneading can be very relaxing and conducive to some deep thinking. For a short while I thought I wanted a bread machine. Then I realized I would miss the kneading. So that idea went right out the window.
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:52 AM   #15
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I'm afraid baking is not for me these days. I did at one time bake quite a bit but as I have been putting on the weight I decided to stop it.

I do like to make my own breads every so often as I find the kneading etc very relaxing.

I do love the main meal cooking though.
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:43 AM   #16
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Me and flour and... gravy... or dredging something...
Me and flour and baking...
The stuff just takes on a different form and gets everywhere. I have no patience for making a mess that doesn't easily wipe up
That's what Betty Crocker is for
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:44 AM   #17
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You may bake for me anytime, Bakechef!
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:36 AM   #18
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Me and flour and... gravy... or dredging something...
Me and flour and baking...
The stuff just takes on a different form and gets everywhere. I have no patience for making a mess that doesn't easily wipe up
That's what Betty Crocker is for
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:59 AM   #19
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I, too, am a cook, not a baker. I make a pie (tourtiere) once a year, and I use Pillsbury. Every few years I bake an apple-spice cake. But, the fact is, I'm not good at math and science. Mom didn't bake either. I don't have kids. So any baking I might have done simply would add to our girth. Neither of us have much of a sweet tooth, either. I just never developed the talent for the "feel" of baking. I mean, I can hear when something is getting too hot on top of the stove (or not hot enough) but I can't feel when a dough needs a little more liquid or flour; just not experienced enough. So I stick to my local bakeries.
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:01 AM   #20
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Oh and I mixed up a batch of potato rolls too tonight. My partner's work luncheon is tomorrow!

Sunday is the pumpkin bread marathon...

I'll bake for you guys any day, just come on over!
North Carolina's only a 16-hour drive from my house in Ontario...you and your partner are welcome anytime! I'll bake if you decorate and wear your "kindle-cult" shoes!
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