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Old 11-15-2012, 12:43 PM   #1
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Patience for baking

I love to cook but I don't do much baking.
An occasional cake, pie, I don't mind making breads so much.
Baking takes a patience that I sometimes find hard to muster-up.
It can be frustrating for me.
I can truly appreciate someone with the kn0w-h0w and patience for baking.

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Old 11-15-2012, 02:14 PM   #2
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There are many like us CM. I seldom bake anything but the simplest recipe because I'm so bad at it. I also lack the patience it takes, not to mention I'm not good at being precise with ingredients, oven temps, and/or technique. I suppose I could become a decent baker if I really wanted to do that, but the motivation just isn't there.

I love to cook, but not bake.
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:49 PM   #3
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Don't feel bad. I'm crazy about cooking but can't stand baking lol! When I'm done baking my whole kitchen is covered in flour and batter, the mess drives me mad.
I can bake though but I prefer doing it in someone elses kitchen and if possible in a bathing suite so I don't get my clothes covered in gunk :p
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:11 PM   #4
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I like to bake sometimes...I enjoy it somewhat, but sometimes can get frustrated...overall I do like baking the odd tart
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:58 PM   #5
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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 11-15-2012, 07:18 PM   #6
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Baking is something I don't mind doing--the problem is, I don't like sweets, so need to have others available to eat what I bake. I'm actually pretty good at baking...at the farm, the oven controller was funky for awhile--watching the temp and trying to adjust it so things didn't burn on the bottom was more challenging than mixing the ingredients! I'm not great at decorating, but am working on that.
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:19 PM   #7
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I CAN bake, I just don't LIKE baking. It annoys me. All those precise measurements, instructions, etc. Yuck. Much prefer cooking.
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:26 PM   #8
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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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Old 11-15-2012, 08:32 PM   #9
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You may bake for me anytime, Bakechef!
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:47 PM   #10
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You may bake for me anytime, Bakechef!
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.
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