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Old 11-28-2016, 01:09 AM   #21
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Maybe it was supposed to be chewy. It might not be because you did anything wrong with the recipe, it might just be the recipe is something you ended up not liking because of the texture.

When I make something I don't like, I just tell myself I don't like that particular recipe. It's so much easier on the ego.
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Old 11-28-2016, 10:45 AM   #22
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You have to take Ina Garten's recipies with a grain of salt, or in her case a tablespoon of salt. She will take scrambled eggs, add milk, flour and baking powder, pour it into a pan, bake it in the oven, and call it a fritatta!
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Old 11-28-2016, 10:53 AM   #23
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Maybe it was supposed to be chewy. It might not be because you did anything wrong with the recipe, it might just be the recipe is something you ended up not liking because of the texture.

When I make something I don't like, I just tell myself I don't like that particular recipe. It's so much easier on the ego.
A cake is not supposed to be chewy.
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Old 11-28-2016, 12:01 PM   #24
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You have to take Ina Garten's recipies with a grain of salt, or in her case a tablespoon of salt. She will take scrambled eggs, add milk, flour and baking powder, pour it into a pan, bake it in the oven, and call it a fritatta!
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I agree about Ina's recipes. Her savory is good, but I have tried a few of her sweet recipes, all without much success. And I'm a baker!

I read the recipe you linked, Kay. It's more like a pie or as some said, a clafouti, than a cake.
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You have to take Ina Garten's recipies with a grain of salt, or in her case a tablespoon of salt. She will take scrambled eggs, add milk, flour and baking powder, pour it into a pan, bake it in the oven, and call it a fritatta!
You forgot the booze.
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Old 11-28-2016, 01:59 PM   #26
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I can't stand Ina.
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Wow!
Yeah, so, yeah not so .... yeah
K, Ina's recipe are not so great for the sweets category, I'd look more towards, like, oh I don't know, Martha? I've had great success with her recipes ... and remember that baking is more science than the savory side of the house believe it or not, I WEIGH all of my ingredients when I bake.............
I try DESPERATELY NOT to bake, only because, honestly, we REALLY don't need it!!! Humans are not meant to eat sugar....
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Wow!
Yeah, so, yeah not so .... yeah
K, Ina's recipe are not so great for the sweets category, I'd look more towards, like, oh I don't know, Martha? I've had great success with her recipes ... and remember that baking is more science than the savory side of the house believe it or not, I WEIGH all of my ingredients when I bake.............
I try DESPERATELY NOT to bake, only because, honestly, we REALLY don't need it!!! Humans are not meant to eat sugar....
Yeah... So... It's not the end of the world if people make a dessert for a special occasion...

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You have to take Ina Garten's recipies with a grain of salt, or in her case a tablespoon of salt. She will take scrambled eggs, add milk, flour and baking powder, pour it into a pan, bake it in the oven, and call it a fritatta!

I think there is a resounding agreement that Ina Garten has some suspect recipes.
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Old 11-29-2016, 07:48 AM   #30
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Her savory recipes I've tried are pretty good, and I would never have thought to make my own crackers if it weren't for her. But maybe baking is not her strongest suit. Or maybe this recipe was simply misnamed.
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