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Old 01-29-2010, 10:18 AM   #1
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Sometimes I need to leave the baking to someone else!


O.K. I love to cook, that's why I joined this wonderful site almost 1 1/2 years ago. Today I proved that just because I love to cook doesn't mean I can bake.
This morning I decided I was going to make a pound cake that BettyR posted about a month ago. I wrote down the recipe and first I failed to write down that the ingredients included 6 eggs, so when the batter looked entirely wrong (DRY) I ran to the computer and brought up the recipe on DC. So I added the eggs and the batter looked fine (a tad thick), but I have never made a cake from scratch so I poured the batter into the pan and popped it into the oven. For some stupid reason I decided to bring up her post again and now I've realized I also forgot to add the 1 cup of milk.
Sometimes I need to leave the baking to someone else!!!

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So, how did the milk-less cake turn out? :)
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Old 01-29-2010, 10:29 AM   #3
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So, how did the milk-less cake turn out? :)
I just took it out of the oven about 10 minutes ago. I'll let you know!
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Oh man have I had days like that! Its still fixable though! Got any instant pudding (any flavour) and whipped cream and fruit?

Chop up the cake and put chunks in the bottom of a pretty bowl (see through if you have it), glop the pudding on top (the cake will suck up some of the liquid and be yummy) then toss in some fruit (I like the frozen fruit mix from Costco) and top with whipped cream. Voila! Amazing dessert from failed baking.

Can you tell I've had my share of baking disasters? LOL!!!
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Old 01-29-2010, 10:33 AM   #5
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Good idea Alix! And it sounds yummy!
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It is yummy, and it looks like you slaved all day. Heh heh heh.
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Well the pound cake was a total loss. I did the toothpick test, but apparently the toothpick wasn't long enough because the bottom half was totally raw cake batter. When I flipped it onto a wire rack to finish cooling of course you can imagine what happened. But now my kitchen floor is clean from me cleaning up the mess I made. Oh how I hate wasting all that flour, sugar, and eggs.
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Well crap. Nothing salvageable? Sit down with a cup of tea/coffee and just say "CRAAAAAP!" You'll feel better. If you're still in baking mode I have a couple of killer easy cake recipes that are guaranteed not to flop. Let me know and I'll point you at 'em.
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Gonna try this one again in the next day or so. Gotta craving for pound cake.
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Old 01-29-2010, 11:28 AM   #10
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What kind was it? I love pound cake. I make vanilla, chocolate, lemon and orange/cornmeal ones regularly. Hmmm...now you've got me thinking I might need to make one myself today. We're just about done the second birthday cake.
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