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Old 02-19-2011, 08:19 PM   #11
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Frank has done this a few times. He must practice when alone! As for me, I simply stand in the door and scream approval like a teenage fangirl over her idol on muscle beach.

No way I will even try it. He can also toss pizza dough in the air.
I can toss pizza dough in the air, too...catching it cleanly is another matter!
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Old 02-19-2011, 08:22 PM   #12
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I can toss pizza dough in the air, too...catching it cleanly is another matter!
When he throws it, it flies up, spins, and comes down pizza-crust ready for toppings.
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When he throws it, it flies up, spins, and comes down pizza-crust ready for toppings.
Squeeel! Cool!
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Old 02-19-2011, 08:29 PM   #14
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I used to be good at spinning it on my thumb too....
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Old 02-19-2011, 08:31 PM   #15
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I used to be good at spinning it on my thumb too....
Such talent! *swoons*
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I was told to practice flipping a piece of bread. I do it to flip grilled sandwiches, and occasionally my two over easy eggs with moderate success.
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Old 02-19-2011, 08:49 PM   #17
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1st time I saw it years ago I put tea bags in a pan and practiced, then moved to coffee beans. It really is easy.
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Old 02-19-2011, 08:52 PM   #18
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Frank has done this a few times. He must practice when alone! As for me, I simply stand in the door and scream approval like a teenage fangirl over her idol on muscle beach.

No way I will even try it. He can also toss pizza dough in the air.
For screaming teenage fangirls, I would drop my axe and dive offstage, maybe flipping over midair into a snow angel. But, I'm not a rock star, and they'd probably all clear space for me to slam onto the concert floor, ala wile.e.coyote. Likewise, I'm not a top chef, and the pan toss could be a medical disaster.

If these DC forums could truly teach me online to flip pancakes, I might be willing to pay for my membership...
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Old 02-19-2011, 08:57 PM   #19
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Flipping things in a pan is fairly easy. Now properly spinning a pizza crust in the air, well, it goes up just fine, spins, and I even can catch it the first couple of throws. But I always end up tearing the thing before it's thin enough to make good pizza.

Oh, and if you get to know your stove and pans, the first pancakes come out perfect, at least in my house. No throw-away's allowed. Those wild blueberries represent many hours of painful work. Even if a pancake dropped on the floor, it better get eaten. Good thing they don't end up on the floor.

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" if you get to know your stove and pans, the first pancakes come out perfect,"

darn right they do!
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