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Old 10-11-2021, 08:06 PM   #21
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This reminds me of when I insisted my grandmother wrote down her recipe for me. Ingredients were:
- chunk of butter of walnut size.
- some thumb-pinches of salt.
- scant cup of flour
- hen's egg size chunk of chocolate. grate this up some.

She never understood why I could not make the dish....
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Old 10-13-2021, 01:59 PM   #22
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The bread tastes good. The texture is rather loose and crumbly. I might have let it rise too long.

A recipe, for me, is a starting point. Living at 8000 ft./2400 meters, I find that the cooking time for almost anything, especially whole chickens, roasts, and similar dense things, is increased because the boiling point is much lower. Can't cook dry beans at all without a pressure cooker. Bread and baked goods in general seem particularly affected by altitude.

So I'm constantly tweaking recipes. Sometimes I make a written note, and othe times, I try to remember.
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