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bwf17's picture

Bakewise??? (post #62973)

Has anyone had a chance to look at Bakewise by Shirley O Corriher yet?


I have read mixed reviews about it at Amazon.


Thanks,


Mary

 
Glenys's picture

(post #62973, reply #1 of 21)

I'm going to take a breeze through it tomorrow, although I know most of the info is probably going to relate to the stresses and disasters of cake making, which is of little interest to me. No matter, it's all good reading. Don't think Shirley designed the cover on this one by the looks.

bwf17's picture

(post #62973, reply #2 of 21)

I agree it does not look like her idea for a cover, but I am still interested.  I get really frustrated when I put a lot of time into baking and the result is a flop, so I will be interested in your valued opinion.


Again thanks,


Mary

 
SallyBR1's picture

(post #62973, reply #3 of 21)

Stresses and disasters of cake making... Now we are talking!

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bwf17's picture

(post #62973, reply #4 of 21)

Have you seen it Sally?


Mary

 
SallyBR1's picture

(post #62973, reply #5 of 21)

no....

Two weeks of make-up: $22,000


Two weeks of hairstyling: $12,000


Two months of clothing: $150,000


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bwf17's picture

(post #62973, reply #6 of 21)

What did you think of it, Glenys?


Mary

 
Glenys's picture

(post #62973, reply #7 of 21)

Didn't get a chance to look at it! My apologies. Do you have Cookwise?

bwf17's picture

(post #62973, reply #8 of 21)

Yes I do have Cookwise.

 
Glenys's picture

(post #62973, reply #9 of 21)

The reason I asked is simply that Cookwise is mostly about baking and that information will be repeated in Bakewise. I'd venture that if you haven't found the answers you're looking for in Cookwise, then take the next step. It really depends if baking is your thing, and if you're getting the results you want. Shirley isn't known for the recipes, which appear more for their demonstration of the concept than excitement.

bwf17's picture

(post #62973, reply #10 of 21)

Thanks, you have answered my questions.  I appreciate your time.

 
chiffonade's picture

(post #62973, reply #11 of 21)

I was going to thumb through this while in Atlanta - there's a B&N right near the hotel. 


I idolize bow.gif image by chiffonade SOC but was disappointed to see her pound cake recipe contained shortening.  I've always been an all-butter pound cake purist and recently tried a sour cream version but the inclusion of shortening gave me pause.


I'll probably still peruse the tome - If for no other reason to see how SOC handles other baking challenges.


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Glenys's picture

(post #62973, reply #12 of 21)

Nice to see you around. Did you notice the themes on greater challenges?

chiffonade's picture

(post #62973, reply #13 of 21)

Never made it to B&N today but planning on it tomorrow.  Will thumb away and report back.  Thanks :D

"Sandra Lee is the Culinary Anti-Christ and I am the Anti-Sandra Lee.  The precious moments you may take to measure a level cup of flour are NOT wasted time!"


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*You're a REAL person, eat REAL food."

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avak123's picture

(post #62973, reply #14 of 21)

I am SO not a baker, but have discovered THE BEST pound cake. The recipe was part of a cooking class I helped with at Central Market (in Texas) a few months ago.


Diane Morgan hosted the class and tossed her dessert option in favor of "Elvis Presley's Favorite Pound Cake" as offered by the cooking school. Really stellar if you are a pound cake fan.

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You realize you cannot post something like that without a recipe?  Against the law.



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(post #62973, reply #16 of 21)

I need to find it first!

But yes, I will happily post it. :-)

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You forget that Google is your friend??



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MadMom's picture

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Of course.  I'm doing well to remember my name these days!



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bwf17's picture

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bwf17's picture

(post #62973, reply #20 of 21)

I see FC has reviewed Bakewise in #96.


Edited 10/30/2008 4:06 pm ET by bwf17

 
chiquiNO's picture

(post #62973, reply #21 of 21)

I like mine better....or I should say, my adaptation of my friend Sister's recipe.  She hosted me and my children & Grans for the evacuation of Gustav even though she had a meeting to go to out of town.  She couldn't leave to go to her meeting until she baked us a pound cake.  My family was thrilled!!


Cold Oven Pound Cake


3 sticks unsalted butter, room temp.


1 8oz. Philadelphia cream cheese, room temp.
3 cups granulated sugar
5 large eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons vanilla extract


 


1.     Grease and flour angel foodtube pan or Bundt pan. Cream butter, cream cheese and sugar. Beat it and beat it and beat it ... until it is really creamy and light colored.


2.     Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.


3.     Add flour and salt gradually to mixture. Then add vanilla last. Put in prepared pan and place into cold oven. Turn on oven to 325*F.


4.     Bake about 1 hour and 30 minutes. Test with a toothpick.


5.     let cool only 5 to 10 minutes in the pan, before removing. The brown edge of cake is so good icing isn't needed. Powdered sugar for looks is optional


Makes 12-14 servings.



 




 


Edited 11/1/2008 10:55 am by chiquiNO