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by Bakemaster
Thu Mar 26, 2015 4:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Mar 25th - Actual Important Announcement - Mod Madness 2015
Replies: 582
Views: 159243

Re: Mar 25th - Actual Important Announcement - Mod Madness 2

NotGrouchy wrote:I just know that this time around we'll all be super-friends (trade mark !) and the day will end with us all slurping a cocktail through a straw from the same hollowed-out pineapple !

*giggles and gushes* to one and all !

-NG>

I threw up in my mouth a little
by Bakemaster
Thu Mar 19, 2015 4:20 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4781
Views: 940079

Re: Today I Made:

That would work just fine. Was it fairly thick when you pulled it off the stove? If you thicken it with cornstarch it really needs to have come to a "boil", with large bubbles. I liken them to fumaroles, myself. Seemed thick enough to me, but the closest thing I've made before is zabaglio...
by Bakemaster
Mon Mar 16, 2015 4:41 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4781
Views: 940079

Re: Today I Made:

I made four of the seven pies we had last night for pi(e) day. Unless you count mini-pies each as pies, in which case I made eleven pies. I failed at one of these four/eleven pies because my pastry cream never set up. Not sure what to do with it now. Sarah thinks maybe use it as the custard base for...
by Bakemaster
Thu Mar 12, 2015 4:08 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Cooking disasters
Replies: 98
Views: 40052

Re: Cooking disasters

Sounds good to me. Only time I encounter soft pretzels is at a concession stand or in the mall. Sometimes a hot dog cart has them. Never had one with a beer.
by Bakemaster
Wed Mar 11, 2015 4:00 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4781
Views: 940079

Re: Today I Made:

Yesterday was chicken curry, palak paneer and urad daal, completely recipe-free. I kind of screwed up by not realizing how low I was on coriander seed, but recovered nicely. Today is more dumples (momos) with the leftover filling we didn't wrap last time.
by Bakemaster
Sat Feb 28, 2015 4:40 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4781
Views: 940079

Re: Today I Made:

My roaster is a heavy Wagnerware that seems to seal pretty good to the smooth stone, because when I take it off to finish the loaf it looks pretty moist. I do spray the inside first, though, otherwise I don't get that nice bubbly texture. My most recent loaf was the sourest yet. I made it in the mor...
by Bakemaster
Thu Feb 26, 2015 5:38 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The CGNU Dumples Thread
Replies: 63
Views: 36489

Re: The CGNU Dumples Thread

You see, she quotes me because I prepared a batch of momo filling tonight.
by Bakemaster
Wed Feb 25, 2015 1:53 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1101
Views: 231540

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Are we talking a raw salmon and vegetable sandwich? Because that sounds impractical to say the least. Or are we talking cooked, cold salmon? Cured salmon (lox)? Smoked salmon?
by Bakemaster
Tue Feb 24, 2015 5:15 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4781
Views: 940079

Re: Today I Made:

Nyuom Kroit T'long, aka Khmer pomelo salad with pork, coconut, shallots, fiiiiiiish saaaaauce... I wish I had made some rice to go with it, but it was still tasty. Haven't got it quite right yet, I don't think, something seems missing. Also, some soup made out of leftover cabbage roll filling. Kind ...
by Bakemaster
Mon Feb 16, 2015 4:54 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Who likes BREAD?
Replies: 172
Views: 90154

Re: Who likes BREAD?

[*]Long resting time: for wet doughs, a long (24 hour) rest has a similar effect to kneading (no-knead bread recipes). [*]Short resting time: many pizza, tortilla and chapati recipes have you rest the dough after kneading 'to let the gluten relax', making the dough easier to shape or roll out. Sour...
by Bakemaster
Sun Feb 15, 2015 1:20 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4781
Views: 940079

Re: Today I Made:

American barleywines are very, very different from your barleywines across the pond.

Ours should really be called "hopwines" to be accurate.
by Bakemaster
Sat Feb 14, 2015 4:35 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4781
Views: 940079

Re: Today I Made:

Not a big cumin fan, but what barleywine? Victory Old Horizontal. Smells great, tastes like a butthole stuffed with hops and left to sweat in the desert sun for a week. Worked great for the recipe though, you need presence when you're cooking with beer for the flavor (as opposed to, e.g., "bee...
by Bakemaster
Fri Feb 13, 2015 3:19 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4781
Views: 940079

Re: Today I Made:

I've also been cooking. I made some chicken in the slow cooker that turned out pretty good considering it was just breasts, barleywine, cheap green salsa and cumin seed. I made a loaf of sourdough in a different shape than usual, using 1 cup whole wheat and 2 cups bread flour, that looks really nice...
by Bakemaster
Wed Feb 11, 2015 4:49 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1265
Views: 279967

Re: The Liquor Thread

Another interpretation there might have been how dark is it. Strong as in molasses.
by Bakemaster
Sat Feb 07, 2015 4:56 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1265
Views: 279967

Re: The Liquor Thread

I haven't tried it yet myself, so I couldn't say, but two out of two agree it's good.
by Bakemaster
Sat Feb 07, 2015 3:31 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4781
Views: 940079

Re: Today I Made:

Loaf of sourdough and pot of clam chowder. I find it tough to time my sourdough during the week when I'm away at work all day. I made the dough last night, gave it a first rise overnight, punched it down around 7 AM and by the time I got back at 5 PM it seemed to have gone a bit too far. But it's no...
by Bakemaster
Fri Feb 06, 2015 2:25 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1265
Views: 279967

Re: The Liquor Thread

Sad to say I'm kind of bored by the Doublewood already. It was a great "back in the saddle again" malt but now that I've calmed down, I want to try something else. By the way, Azrael, I got a friend a bottle of Zacapa for his birthday recently. He was nonchalant at the time, probably becau...
by Bakemaster
Tue Feb 03, 2015 4:08 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4781
Views: 940079

Re: Today I Made:

I got some schmaltzoh ball soup on for another 13 minutes or so. First point in favor, easier to shape them without my hands getting all sticky, compared to using vegetable oil. Didn't skim and reserve the fat from this batch of stock. I probably should have. Then I could do more schmaltz-perimentin...
by Bakemaster
Mon Feb 02, 2015 4:14 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Student fury over 'impossible' economics exam
Replies: 4
Views: 9202

Re: Student fury over 'impossible' economics exam

We can't possibly assess how well an exam question fits a course with absolutely no knowledge of the assignments, lectures, etc. of that course. That said, the question shown is a conceptual question, not a math problem. I can well imagine why undergraduate students would object to challenging conce...
by Bakemaster
Thu Jan 29, 2015 4:57 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Why was the axiomatic method never taught to me?
Replies: 12
Views: 13334

Re: Why was the axiomatic method never taught to me?

Damn, son. You got game.
by Bakemaster
Fri Jan 23, 2015 4:54 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Deviled Pickled Eggs
Replies: 7
Views: 9295

Re: Deviled Pickled Eggs

Big fan of pickled vegetables in the Indian and Japanese style. Mmmmm, pickled daikon... Pickled onions, so many varieties, so tasty with pulled pork or carnitas, so easy to make. I'm not sure what else you can "devil" but you can candy or fry just about anything (and if you can think it u...
by Bakemaster
Fri Jan 16, 2015 9:27 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4781
Views: 940079

Re: Today I Made:

It's all schmaltz, doesn't matter which bird. I've never had a use for it. I don't like jelly donuts either and I find most latkes unexciting (Sarah makes really good curried sweet potato latkes that are a whole different story). I make up for these Jewficiencies with my fanatical love of matzo ball...
by Bakemaster
Fri Jan 16, 2015 5:28 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4781
Views: 940079

Re: Today I Made:

Soup! Soup, soupitty soup. Chicken noodle, creeping ever closer to a standard recipe that I can then call "my chicken noodle soup recipe" for ever and ever. I like soup. Gotta skim a lot of fat when you make stock with leg quarters. Sheeeeit.
by Bakemaster
Tue Jan 13, 2015 4:24 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1265
Views: 279967

Re: The Liquor Thread

We purchased The Balvenie Doublewood 12 Year. The name refers to its being aged partly in bourbon casks and partly in sherry casks. Now, it's been a good while since I purchased a single malt scotch, so my calibration may be off but good lord, this is delicious . It's very sweet for a Scotch. The fi...
by Bakemaster
Mon Jan 12, 2015 5:52 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4781
Views: 940079

Re: Today I Made:

I made a loaf of sourdough and some really nice clam chowder. You know, I don't really think bacon is right for clam chowder. I tried it and now I'm satisfied that I don't have to try it a second time. It also throws off my seasoning groove to garnish with something so salty. I wonder where I can ge...
by Bakemaster
Sat Jan 10, 2015 2:19 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1265
Views: 279967

Re: The Liquor Thread

dubsola wrote:It's about $90AUD, Google tells me that's just over $70USD. So we are paying double.

:(

To be fair, it comes from a continent we are pretty attached to.
by Bakemaster
Sat Jan 03, 2015 5:22 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 363325

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy

Had some of Dogfish Head's Red & White on NYE with some friends. Not a miss and not really unpleasant in any particular way but not my favorite. The wine grape flavor is very present which makes it taste a bit confused, at least on my tongue. It made me want a glass of wine more than anything el...
by Bakemaster
Wed Dec 31, 2014 6:03 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Getting a second bachelor's online? (In CS)
Replies: 3
Views: 9462

Re: Getting a second bachelor's online? (In CS)

Sorry for not responding more promptly. I do have an answer for you: Forget about the second Bachelor's degree. Instead, focus on training and certification programs for professionals and postgraduates. Computer Science is what it says on the tin: Science. Programming is not computer science; progra...
by Bakemaster
Tue Dec 23, 2014 4:03 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1265
Views: 279967

Re: The Liquor Thread

a 7 rum year which is great Sounds like you might have had some. :P Yeah, the Gran Reserva 7 year was also on the shelf, but I figured since rum was a side question and not the primary mission I'd go with the inexpensive one to start and work my way up if we hit it off. That way I could justify bei...
by Bakemaster
Tue Dec 23, 2014 3:56 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4781
Views: 940079

Re: Today I Made:

That sounds amazing. And I happen to have some pomegranates right here...
by Bakemaster
Tue Dec 23, 2014 3:54 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 363325

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy

What porter is that? I'm interested.

I brought home a 6-pack of Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale yesterday. Haven't had this in around 6 years; it's as good as I remember. Possibly my favorite of theirs.
by Bakemaster
Mon Dec 22, 2014 1:51 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1265
Views: 279967

Re: The Liquor Thread

Went out and bought some liquor for the first time in quite a while today. (Hooray, bigger paychecks!) I picked up fifths of Flor de Cana 4 year gold rum and Four Roses single barrel bourbon. I looked for Azrael's favorite Zacapa 23 but it was out of stock at the first store I visited, and by the ti...
by Bakemaster
Fri Dec 19, 2014 4:03 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Pineapple Cheesecake
Replies: 7
Views: 9291

Re: Pineapple Cheesecake

mathmannix wrote:like probably most Americans I use the terms Whipped Cream and Cool Whip interchangeably

I will pray for you, mathmannix. You must live in an awful part of the country to believe such an evil thing.

Oh, D.C. So I was right.
by Bakemaster
Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:34 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Who likes BREAD?
Replies: 172
Views: 90154

Re: Who likes BREAD?

I haven't had a scale in some time. I never found it to be critical to the recipes I most enjoyed making. And on the other hand, I like trial by failure - there's a lot of things that you can measure quite well by experience and touch. Mostly though I could never afford a nice scale. Had a birthday ...
by Bakemaster
Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:20 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4781
Views: 940079

Re: Today I Made:

If you don't cook your chili on the range with a horse as your sous chef and a harmonica as your stirring spoon, something something something
by Bakemaster
Sat Dec 06, 2014 9:06 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Bay Area Meetups
Replies: 92
Views: 100185

Re: Bay Area Meetups

I'll be at work. Giving a presentation for which I am woefully unprepared. Alas.
by Bakemaster
Fri Nov 21, 2014 3:38 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 363325

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy

Yes, that's an anniversary release, either the most recent or the second-most. I have XXIV in the fridge, which is the only one I've had on tap.
by Bakemaster
Sun Nov 16, 2014 4:05 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: So I just toured the MIT campus...
Replies: 6
Views: 10470

Re: So I just toured the MIT campus...

An observation: Nobody outside the furry fandom understands the furry fandom. This works with or without sarcasm and can be applied to other fandoms than furry.
by Bakemaster
Sun Nov 16, 2014 3:21 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Who likes BREAD?
Replies: 172
Views: 90154

Re: Who likes BREAD?

So let's talk about sourdough starter here instead of in the other thread. Crumpets, crumpets. Some controversy on Facebook about how similar they are or aren't to muffins; not important. All the recipes I find online for sourdough crumpets are essentially starter, sugar, salt, baking soda – bam. Co...
by Bakemaster
Sat Nov 15, 2014 3:48 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4781
Views: 940079

Re: Today I Made:

To 1 part sponge, I add 1 part water and scant 2 parts flour by volume (50/50 AP and WW). Roughly. I go for a firm consistency where the flour is fully incorporated but the starter is not shiny-wet looking and will form a mound in the bottom of the crock, that spreads to an even surface over the cou...

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