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Re: Baking a birthday cake

Post by jessica_fletcher » Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:36 pm

I’ve never made a pie, but I do own a pie dish!

We’ll stick a pin In this till peach season, ok?

Gives Scrubb time to find me the recipe!
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Post by Scrubb » Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:07 pm

THe one I loved so much was called peaches and cream and I think it had a sort of custardy base, but I don't usually like custard much while this was DELCIOUS. My SIL has her mom's old recipe so I can get it for you!
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Re: Baking a birthday cake

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You tube rotating musical flower candle!

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I am going to have to look for those now. Freaking spectacular!

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Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:55 pm

If I knew you were coming
I would have baked a cake
Baked a cake
Baked a cake
If I knew you were coming
I would have baked a cake
How you do?
How you do?
How you do?

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Re: Baking a birthday cake

Post by Stan In Maryland » Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:02 pm

Ok, I know this is going to remove and food cred I have, but this Peaches and Cream Bisquick Pie is surprisingly tasty.

https://www.tastefullyeclectic.com/peaches-cream-pie/
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Re: Baking a birthday cake

Post by VinnyD » Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:35 pm

Scrubb, I would like that recipe.

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Re: Baking a birthday cake

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Stan In Maryland wrote:
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Ok, I know this is going to remove and food cred I have, but this Peaches and Cream Bisquick Pie is surprisingly tasty.

https://www.tastefullyeclectic.com/peaches-cream-pie/
What’s bisquick?
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Re: Baking a birthday cake

Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:21 pm

I would imagine a cousin of Nesquick

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Re: Baking a birthday cake

Post by jessica_fletcher » Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:34 pm

I love nesquick
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Re: Baking a birthday cake

Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:38 pm

I went through a brief phase before I realised I was morphing into an American child at elementary school.

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Re: Baking a birthday cake

Post by NorthAmerican » Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:58 pm

Stephen_Dedalus wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:55 pm
If I knew you were coming
I would have baked a cake
Baked a cake
Baked a cake
If I knew you were coming
I would have baked a cake
How you do?
How you do?
How you do?
Perfect grammar, but not true to the song. You'll hear "I'd a baked" and "How d'ja do." The song was at the top of the charts in 1950.


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Re: Baking a birthday cake

Post by Stan In Maryland » Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:08 pm

Bisquick is a mix for making biscuits*. Since you don't have biscuits you don't need Bisquick (unless you want to make this recipe). Honestly I don't like biscuits made from Bisquick, but this dessert tasted pretty good as I recall.


*Anyone with any sense whatsoever knows this refers to American style biscuits, not cookies. Learn American!
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Re: Baking a birthday cake

Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:11 pm

Don't go VinnyD on me, NA

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Re: Baking a birthday cake

Post by NorthAmerican » Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:24 pm

Stephen_Dedalus wrote:
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Don't go VinnyD on me, NA
Its the lyrics how I remember it in my head
I was only half serious; you "remembered" lyrics that prove your morphing into an American child wasn't complete. Thank your lucky stars for that!
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Re: Baking a birthday cake

Post by VinnyD » Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:12 am

Bisquick is basically flour with a little sugar and salt and with fat (I imagine vegetable shortening) cut into it. You add milk to amke biscuit dough. Or perhaps it also has powdered milk and you only need to add water.

My mother frowned on it and therefore so do I.

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Re: Baking a birthday cake

Post by Scrubb » Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:56 am

It also has baking powder in it - have to have a leavener. (That's apparently spelled wrong but I don't know what to change.)

My mother scoffs at it because she says that biscuits are so easy to make there's no need for a mix. For me, who hates baking, it's great. I've used it to make cinnamon rolls as well as ordinary biscuits.
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Re: Baking a birthday cake

Post by VinnyD » Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:05 pm

I realized at about four o'clock this morning that I had left out baking powder.

I make cinnamon rolls, when I make them, with an old Joy of Cooking recipe that involves yeast, potatoes, and lard, and overnight refrigeration.

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Re: Baking a birthday cake

Post by Stan In Maryland » Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:20 pm

Scrubb wrote:
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It also has baking powder in it - have to have a leavener. (That's apparently spelled wrong but I don't know what to change.)

My mother scoffs at it because she says that biscuits are so easy to make there's no need for a mix. For me, who hates baking, it's great. I've used it to make cinnamon rolls as well as ordinary biscuits.
Scrubb, your mother was a wise woman. I am not a baker but even I can do biscuits. Really good buttermilk ones. I do keep the powdered buttermilk in the freezer as I would never have fresh on hand when I wanted to make biscuits or pancakes.
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Re: Baking a birthday cake

Post by Scrubb » Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:29 pm

STan, every recipe for biscuits requires you to "cut the (butter/lard/whatever) into the dry ingredients". Then it tells you what the dough/batter is supposed to look like in descriptive terms.

I am NOT a baker. I don't know how to fold/cut. I can't tell if my stuff looks like it's supposed to - small pea size, or big ones? Bleah.

With the mix I didn't have to deal with any of that. Just add the milk, knead 8 to 10 times, and roll it out. Done.
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Re: Baking a birthday cake

Post by Stan In Maryland » Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:03 pm

Scrubb, I cut in using my hands. Come by the house one day and I'll show you and then we will have biscuits with butter and honey.
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Re: Baking a birthday cake

Post by Scrubb » Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:38 pm

You're on!
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Re: Baking a birthday cake

Post by VinnyD » Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:59 pm

I should say that anymore most chipped beef is no good. It seems to pulverized beef that has been extruded and shaped.

There is an Amish butcher not far from me where I can still get the real thing.

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Re: Baking a birthday cake

Post by leela » Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:38 pm

Scrubb wrote:
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STan, every recipe for biscuits requires you to "cut the (butter/lard/whatever) into the dry ingredients". Then it tells you what the dough/batter is supposed to look like in descriptive terms.

I am NOT a baker. I don't know how to fold/cut. I can't tell if my stuff looks like it's supposed to - small pea size, or big ones? Bleah.

With the mix I didn't have to deal with any of that. Just add the milk, knead 8 to 10 times, and roll it out. Done.
We use the term 'rub in' and that's what I do.

Here is an instructional video for you, scrubb.
https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/videos/tech ... -and-flour
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Re: Baking a birthday cake

Post by veronica_inheels » Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:33 am

Are you talking about peach pie? Or what ? Pie crust doesn't have leavening agents.

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Post by veronica_inheels » Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:34 am

If anyone wants I can show you how to make the best pie crust. With pictures instead of "descriptive terms"
If you tell me how to post pictures.
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Re: Baking a birthday cake

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Stan In Maryland wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:02 pm
Ok, I know this is going to remove and food cred I have, but this Peaches and Cream Bisquick Pie is surprisingly tasty.

https://www.tastefullyeclectic.com/peaches-cream-pie/
I read that recipe. I am officially removing your food cred
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Post by VinnyD » Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:05 am

Oh my god. I can put up with the Bisquick, but vanilla pudding mix?

You should have kept that secret vice to yourself, Stan.

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Re: Baking a birthday cake

Post by Stan In Maryland » Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:19 pm

I know. I am so ashamed, but hey if it tastes good, eat it. I could try use the excuse I haven't had it in about 10 years, so maybe my tastes have become more refined, but that is unlikely.

If I tell you I am cooking a dinner for 200 people this weekend with smoked salmon/chicken breast, saffron rice and parm haricot verts (yeah, I know they are just skinny green beans).
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Post by veronica_inheels » Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:50 pm

heheh

my mom makes some cakes like that . with pudding mixes, vanilla yogurts etc... to be honest i dont like them. ill have half a piece.
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Post by veronica_inheels » Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:52 pm

my cousin made a cheesecake with greek vanilla yogyrts, powdered pudding and other weird ingredients. she was OMG about it.

i tried. no fucking way. i brought it to the staff room the next day. teachers will eat anything.
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Post by jessica_fletcher » Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:08 pm

True that


What cake should I make next? I love lemon cakes, does anyone have a good recipe? Or idea?
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Post by DianaHaddad » Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:25 am

I've never heard of cutting butter in with the hands, doesn't that warm it up too much? I only use a fork of pastry cutter.
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Post by leela » Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:06 am

DianaHaddad wrote:I've never heard of cutting butter in with the hands, doesn't that warm it up too much? I only use a fork of pastry cutter.
For pastry it's probably not ideal. But for cakes/scones/crumbles, any warmth isn't an issue. And it doesn't really get warm, even in my hot little hands. It's a pretty quick process and touch is light.
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Post by VinnyD » Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:47 pm

English kitchens are probably colder in general than US kitchens.

Having said that, I have cut in butter with my hands with no problem.

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Post by Stan In Maryland » Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:54 pm

When I have done it for biscuits I have not noticed any difference other than the fact that I get it better incorporated faster then if I used a pastry cutter. I never could get the hang of doing with wit two forks.
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Post by veronica_inheels » Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:28 pm

Two knifes people. *eyeroll*
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Post by veronica_inheels » Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:37 pm

Do it like this: cut cold butter and lard into 1 cm cubes, put in fridge for half an hour.
Then cut into flour with knifes or pastry blender in a bowl.
Add ice water, stir. Then gather into a ball, kneed few times to make a ball. Flatten into a disk, wrap in plastic. Rest in fridge for couple of hours- up to two days , or freeze for later.

I make my pie crust like that:

1.5 cup flour
60 ml butter
60 ml lard
2.5 ml salt
5 ml sugar

This makes 4 small rustic pies or two bigger, filling: mix 2 cups of frozen blueberries with 40 ml of sugar and 40 ml of corn starch, fill frozen fruit into pastry and fold over the edges. Brush with egg wash. Into the preheated oven 425F. For 25-30 minutes
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Post by VinnyD » Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:11 pm

Butter and lard is indeed what to use for shortening.

Just lard for savory pies.

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Post by veronica_inheels » Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:16 pm

Best to combine for flavour and flakiness. I don't make nor eat savoury pies so I don't know
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Post by Stan In Maryland » Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:10 pm

Vron, sorry, two knives. I am just not that coordinated. I have used a pastry blender and it certainly works. Then I saw someone doing it by hand and thought I would give it a try. Worked for me and was much faster and more thorough. Although, as always, I am only saying what works for me, I ma not saying what is "best" or that anyone else should do what I do.
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Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:55 pm

VinnyD wrote:
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English kitchens are probably colder in general than US kitchens.
:?

You don't half post some unsubstantiated wild shit

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Post by VinnyD » Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:07 pm

What is the average daily termperature range in July where you live, Stephen? Here is it is 73-89 F, 23 to 31 C. In Phoenix it is 81 to 106 F, 27 to 41 C.

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Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:08 pm

I thought you had air conditioning

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Post by VinnyD » Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:15 pm

I can't find national statistics. Only 44% of the homes in the Northeast have central air conditioning. Pretty much nobody has a window air conditioner in the kitchen. Then the question would be whether people with air conditioning make their homes chillier than an English home would be without.

I have spent some time in the UK. In my experience indoor spaces are colder than in the US, except for theaters and museums in the summer, which are not sufficiently air conditioned in the summer by US standards.

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Re: Baking a birthday cake

Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:17 pm

So, you admit you're talking bollocks

Again

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Post by VinnyD » Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:28 pm

I said probably, and I stand by that. Fuel is more expensive in the UK than in the US, so I would guess that in the winter you keep your houses colder. Temperatures are warmer in the summer in the US than in the UK, so again I would guess that English kitchens are colder.

What makes you think they are not?

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Re: Baking a birthday cake

Post by Nines » Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:05 am

I wanted to pour a glass of milk just looking at your cake, Jessica. Nice job, looks delicious.

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