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Cakes...cookies...brownies...pies..what else to bake?

posted at 8/25/2011 1:24 PM EDT
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Hi Everyone!
How are you all today?
I hope you are doing fine..
...but i have to ask you a question below:

Re: Cakes...cookies...brownies...pies..what else to bake?

posted at 8/25/2011 2:11 PM EDT
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everyone vote then reply here below

Re: Cakes...cookies...brownies...pies..what else to bake?

posted at 8/25/2011 3:16 PM EDT
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I bake cookies many more times than anything else.  At Christmas, I am known to bake over 50 dozen (and give most of them away!).  I also like to bake cupcakes.  They are neat.....you can switch ingredients around and make a basic recipe "one of a kind".  But when you do that, keep track of what you change and how much of a different product you use.  Someone will ask where you got the recipe, for sure! 
 

Re: Cakes...cookies...brownies...pies..what else to bake?

posted at 8/25/2011 4:30 PM EDT
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Hi Everyone! How are you all today? I hope you are doing fine.. ...but i have to ask you a question below:
Posted by Retaj O


You need to add...All of the above. That's my vote

Re: Cakes...cookies...brownies...pies..what else to bake?

posted at 8/25/2011 4:37 PM EDT
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I really enjoy baking all of the items on your list, but I seem to get the most compliments on my pies.  Part of that is that most people don't bake pies that often and it is more of a novelty.  I also think my basic pie crust gets them every time.  I learned  to make pie crust from my grandmother and mother.

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posted at 8/25/2011 5:36 PM EDT
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I like baking almost anything.  I don't see bread and rolls listed.  How many out there have a favorite bread or roll recipe they'd like to share?  I also enjoy making scones as they are easy to make and taste good.  Dried cranberries or cherries can be added to scones and they are yummy!

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posted at 8/25/2011 6:24 PM EDT
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i will start  a new conversation and add all of your suggestions to a poll ok?

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posted at 8/25/2011 8:27 PM EDT
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I really enjoy baking all of the items on your list, but I seem to get the most compliments on my pies.  Part of that is that most people don't bake pies that often and it is more of a novelty.  I also think my basic pie crust gets them every time.  I learned  to make pie crust from my grandmother and mother.
Posted by Barbara B


Hi Barbara!
That sounds neat!
Can i have the recipe?

Re: Cakes...cookies...brownies...pies..what else to bake?

posted at 8/26/2011 1:49 PM EDT
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Pie crust is a very simple recipe.  For a one crust pie you will need 1 cup flour, 1/3 cup Crisco ( I use the butter flavored). 1/2 tsp salt, and ice cold water.    Mix flour and salt together, cut in Crisco with a pastry cutter or two knives until fat is in pea sized pieces.  With fork mix in ice water 1-2 Tbsps at a time just until dough holds together and is moistened.  Now wrap the dough in plastic wrap and place in refrigerator ( or freezer if you are in a hurry).  Let sit 1/2-1 hours at least. ( you can do the dough a day or so in advance and it will keep in refrigerator for quite a while)  If you are using freezer 15-30 min max.  Roll out dough to fit pie plate, ease it in the pan, and crimp edge. Poke the bottom with a fork multiple times before baking at 425-450 degrees  depending on your oven.  The secret to great pie crust is to keep it cold and do not handle it very much, as handling it brings out the gluten in the flour and that makes it tough.  I use a marble slab to roll out a crust as it is cold and you do not need a lot of flour on the board.
For a two crust pie you can either double the amounts, or use the same proportions  ie  1 1/2 cups flour, 1 tsp salt, 1/2 cup Crisco and ice water.  I do not specify the amount of ice water as much depends on the weather and humidity.  After you have rolled out the bottom crust of a two crust pie ( don't crimp or poke the bottom)  fill with your favorite filling, then roll out the top crust.  Ease it over the filling, moistening the bottom edge of the crust with water so the top will stick to the bottom.  Crimp the edges together and cut a few steam holes in the top crust.  For decoration you can brush the top crust with milk and sprinkle sugar on top.  Baking time should be determined by the filling recipe. 
I know this is a very basic recipe, and there are many other recipes that are made in food processors etc. but it has always worked for me.  My sister, who was a wonderful cook, never had the patience to learn to make good pie crust. To this day I am always assigned to bring the pies when we have a family gathering.  I hope it will inspire you to try and make a delicious pie.

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