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the cake bible – neoclassic buttercream

the cake bible – neoclassic buttercream
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Neoclassic Buttercream made from The Cake Bible, uncolored and flavored with 1/2 a vanilla bean and a few teaspoons of vanilla extract. Not sure if I screwed up the sugar syrup part of the recipe but I did not like this very much. It was too soft, too buttery (slimy?). The gentle sweetness was nice, however. Next: Silk Meringue Buttercream.

Note: a 2.25 diameter, 4 tablespoon (1/4 cup) capacity half sphere ice cream scoop is a good size for filling cupcake papers. I exchanged scoops so many times at Sur La Table they told me I could come back and exchange it again, but they weren’t required to smile next time.

· comments [0] · 08-2-2005 · categories:food ·

Something we learned earlier this summer — you cannot use chemical starter soaked charcoal, like say Matchlight, in a chimney starter. If you do this because your girlfriend didn’t specify and you are, you know, not really thinking very hard*, you’ll get flames shooting eight feet straight up, perilously close to the edge of the roof. This is especially panic inducing if you are set up on your upper story all wood deck. And if your grill is the itty bitty tabletop sized kind, the only thing between the wooden deck and eight feet of blue hot flames. So now you know.

* To his defense I don’t know much about grilling and didn’t know charcoal could come presoaked in extremely flammable liquids.

· comments [0] · 08-1-2005 · categories:links ·