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Old 09-08-2013, 10:59 AM   #31
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Can you post the name and author of this book? Also, what are the magic words I would use in google to find more books like this? or better yet, free recipes on line for 40 or more people.
https://www.google.com/search?q=cooking+for+crowds
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Old 09-11-2013, 01:28 PM   #32
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Usually when I bake cakes I add more milk than water. Most people think this shouldn't be done but actually it makes for a much lighter, fluffier and softer cake. I always get praises when I make my lemon cupcakes. My sister in law bakes too and she says hers never turn out as fluffy as mine. She asked me how I get mine so soft and I told her I use milk instead of water. Maybe use should try this. I also rarely get cracks in my cakes either.
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It will be fluffier, you are right. On the short run, so if you are going to serve the cake right away and if it gets eaten right away, you have a winner, but if it seats for a day or two or three, that cake is going to lose the fluffiness and become hard.
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Thanks! I just made my original choco cake recipe -doubled - but added 2 teaspoons of white vinegar to it...very moist and airy...delicious! Thank you so much!
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Problems doubling a recipe I have a cake pan that requires me to double the recipe for a chocolate cake that I often make (recipe requires 3 cups flour, 2 cups sugar, 1 cup oil, 2 cups water and 2 tsp baking soda, to give you an idea. In the past I had trouble with the cake cracking very early in the baking time. This last time I added quite a bit more water to the batter - more than 5 cups instead of the required 4 - and the batter thinned out and produced a cake with almost no crack and no crown - pretty flat on top. These are good things but it was also a bit heavier, not the light airy cake that the recipe usually makes. Should I add a little more baking soda to the recipe? Cook at a lower/higher temperature? 3 stars 1 reviews
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