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Old 05-06-2011, 01:52 PM   #11
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I would probably bake more if I could find all those measuring instruments scattered around my cupboards.
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Old 05-06-2011, 03:46 PM   #12
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I adore cooking, presenting beautiful well arranged plates and platters. Baking ACKKKK I make the worlds worst mess. Bread I can and do well I love the kneading.I get out all my agresions just beating that dough. As I mentioned I adore cooking
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Old 05-06-2011, 08:49 PM   #13
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I can do both and do very well, but my passion is cooking. I just enjoy baking.

how funny, i am just the opposite. love baking, cook because i must eat and enjoy feeding family. i think the precision of baking appeals to the perfectest it me. i have been told i am good at both.

ever thing i know about cooking and baking i taught myself. my mom as not a good cook.
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Old 05-06-2011, 09:31 PM   #14
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I like to cook, but I LOVE to bake, it is my passion.

I have been told that I am a good cook, actually many friends say excellent, but I stick to tried and true recipes for company, I am a bit less creative when cooking.

Baking on the other hand brings me so much joy, and I am so much more creative in that. I work on recipes in my head for days, sometimes weeks. I scour recipes when I am looking to create my own, looking for different ways to do things, or new ways to use ingredients. When I get the method down, then it is on to finishing, and how it will look. I want the cake, pie or whatever to look as outstanding as I can.

I like baking because I am a perfectionist, I like precise measuring. If I am having a bad, out of control day, having control over a recipe calms me.
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Old 05-07-2011, 01:06 AM   #15
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how funny, i am just the opposite. love baking, cook because i must eat and enjoy feeding family. i think the precision of baking appeals to the perfectest it me. i have been told i am good at both.

ever thing i know about cooking and baking i taught myself. my mom as not a good cook.
I'm definitely not a perfectionist...and my mom was not a good cook, but she's learning
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Old 05-07-2011, 02:02 AM   #16
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With my vast experience of women, those who bake were more fun
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Old 05-07-2011, 11:11 AM   #17
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I can cook anything, I can bake many things. However, home kitchens no matter how up scale, lack the heat capacity for truly great wok cooking and bread baking.
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Old 05-08-2011, 07:50 PM   #18
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I enjoy cooking much better than baking. When I cook I can control the creameness, the thickening, the color, & the flavor with seasonings. With baking ingredients have more precise measurement, alot of it based on weight of the final product, then when it goes in the oven, there is no chance of changing anything except for some icing or special garnish.
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Old 05-08-2011, 07:58 PM   #19
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I enjoy cooking much better than baking. When I cook I can control the creameness, the thickening, the color, & the flavor with seasonings...

You can control these things (or their equivalents) in baking as well. You just have to learn different processes to get the job done.
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Old 05-08-2011, 08:31 PM   #20
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i plain dislike baking- too mathmatical, too few allowances for creativity. i'll stick w/ cooking!~

I'd say bacon, maple syrup baklava is creative
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