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Sundae 07-21-2013 05:02 AM

Very glad you got the cakie Dana & Limey.
I have no idea how well it has held up in the heat.
We had a couple of slices when it was fresh and it was pretty good.
After refrigerating the flavour seemed deeper but it was much more dense (I think we have our fridge too cold TBH) and had to be eaten with cream and a fork.

Still, it was worth sending it, if only so you got a lift seeing the box :)

I'm happy because we went to Thame yesterday, to an open branch of the shop I am going to be working in in Aylesbury. Thame is always fun to go to anyway, but a couple of sly passes of the Deli counter were very reassuring. I have been so worried and nervous about this. It took a visit to remind me that in fact I'm not going to be working in an impossibly grandiose environment; it is just a shop. And they had two school-age lasses working the counter at one point - how hard can it be?

Although I did have a panic when I realised I'd be expected to slice pies by hand. OMG. No amount of training in the world can make me slice straight. I can't even carve. I hack. Which is okay when you can gobble up the bits which look like shavings or wedges, not good when the customer wants a nicely presented slice of turkey, ham and apricot pie.

Still, I was heartened by the visit in general.

DanaC 07-21-2013 07:37 AM

Bloody hell, girl, you gots some mad baking skillz.

That cake was lovely!

Lola Bunny 07-22-2013 10:25 AM

Now I want to know how deliously decadent Sundae chocolate taste like. Girl, can you kindly share the recipe? Thank you! :D

DanaC 07-22-2013 03:47 PM

I just did three speedtests and got 0.46 mbps!!!!

Clodfobble 07-22-2013 03:49 PM

I'm in the home stretch. I made it through today, I can make it through 12 more like it.

Just two more insanely hectic weeks with the stepkids, then a week with a big ol' blissful nothing to do--no camps, no drivers ed, no packing lunches, no nothing--and then school starts. Hallelujah.

glatt 07-23-2013 07:37 AM


orthodoc 07-23-2013 11:20 PM

Too funny. That's always been one of my favorite commercials.

Sundae 07-24-2013 04:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lola Bunny (Post 871227)
Now I want to know how deliously decadent Sundae chocolate taste like. Girl, can you kindly share the recipe? Thank you! :D

Original post is here.
Recipe is here - UK measurements, sorry.
I read pretty much all the comments the first time I made it, because it is a financial commitment, as opposed to making a carrot cake or a coffee (flavour) and walnut cake. So I tweaked it according to my needs.

If you make, please post a photo, as I know yours will look far more beautifuller than mine. You have such exquisite attention to detail.

Lola Bunny 07-24-2013 06:40 PM

Thank you for reposting the recipe and thank you for not scolding me for being lazy to look your original post. :)

Clodfobble 07-25-2013 12:33 PM

Oooh!

Today I learned about a canned coconut milk that truly contains no additives, meaning my kids can eat it and I don't have to hack apart my own damn coconuts to get coconut milk for recipes.

It's the little things.

BigV 07-25-2013 12:43 PM

you say coconut milk, and I immediately think "curry"; the very epitome of something with the opposite of minimum ingredients.

Clodfobble 07-25-2013 01:47 PM

Your impression does not necessarily reflect reality, though. :)


Ingredients in a common curry blend:

Quote:

Cumin seeds
Cardamom seeds
Coriander seeds
Turmeric
Dry mustard
Cayenne
Plus meat, rice, coconut milk, and say another 4 for veggies... equals 13.

Ingredients in Mrs. Baird's white bread:

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WHEAT FLOUR
MALTED BARLEY FLOUR
NIACIN
REDUCED IRON
THIAMINE MONONITRATE (VITAMIN B1)
RIBOFLAVIN (VITAMIN B2)
FOLIC ACID
WATER
HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP
YEAST
SALT
SOYBEAN OIL
CALCIUM PROPIONATE (PRESERVATIVE)
MONOGLYCERIDES
DATEM
CALCIUM SULFATE
CITRIC ACID
SOY LECITHIN
POTASSIUM IODATE
SOY FLOUR
Equals 20, not even counting the stuff you were gonna put on the sandwich. In fairness, 5 of those are vitamins required by law, but a curry still comes out with fewer.

Sundae 07-26-2013 02:56 AM

I'm with Big V in that a curry from scratch uses the most ingredients of anything I cook at home.

I don't put all that rubbish in bread when I make it.

orthodoc 08-02-2013 08:41 PM

I'm very happy and proud tonight because my oldest son completed his first century ride today in the Bike to the Beach charity ride for Autism Speaks. My son has Asperger's Syndrome and is an attorney with the USPTO. He's been involved in road biking for a number of years.

My son volunteers with a school that has a large population of disadvantaged immigrant children. He teaches them math and science and provides a male role model for children in 3rd to 5th grade. Two days ago he was one of the staff members on a school trip to Six Flags (!) - and survived to tell the tale. It sounds too patronizing and motherish to say that I'm proud of him. I am just filled with joy and admiration that he has taken time from a new and stressful job situation to do things that have been difficult in the past, and that are so important to others.

DanaC 08-03-2013 03:02 AM

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Originally Posted by orthodoc (Post 872249)
I'm very happy and proud tonight because my oldest son completed his first century ride today in the Bike to the Beach charity ride for Autism Speaks. My son has Asperger's Syndrome and is an attorney with the USPTO. He's been involved in road biking for a number of years.

My son volunteers with a school that has a large population of disadvantaged immigrant children. He teaches them math and science and provides a male role model for children in 3rd to 5th grade. Two days ago he was one of the staff members on a school trip to Six Flags (!) - and survived to tell the tale. It sounds too patronizing and motherish to say that I'm proud of him. I am just filled with joy and admiration that he has taken time from a new and stressful job situation to do things that have been difficult in the past, and that are so important to others.


Awesome. But: not patronising to be proud of your son for anything. And nowt wrong with 'motherish'.


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