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unrisen rise

first rise is fabulous, second rise is splat...any ideas why...I followed the recipe exactly, used their times, checked all temps and a total disaster...very deflating, no pun intended (well, maybe)
thanks for any suggestions.

Apr 06, 2013
fire island in Home Cooking

Chef Academy on Bravo

anyone have the basic bread recipe that no long exists on the website??? much appreciated.

Apr 26, 2010
fire island in Food Media & News

Kenmore Stand Mixer vs Kitchenaid/Cuisinart

thank you....nice to know someone else has replaced their really medicore kitchenaid with a truly terrific machine....everything about the cuisinart is superior....

Apr 23, 2010
fire island in Cookware

Betrayed by Kitchenaid - is it possible that the stand mixer is Not All That?

I too had the professional model - it brokedown in its first year of use....I have grown to truly detest the kitchenaid mixers....the blades don't reach the bottom of the bowls....I now have a cuisinart mixer that is a dream to use - light weight, stronger motor, etc. etc.

Apr 23, 2010
fire island in Cookware

Stand Mixer - Cuisinart or Kitchenaid?

I have owned 4 kitchenaid mixers in my baking history, ranging from the cheapest to the industrial....they have all been given away....the cuisinart wins hands down....it is lighter to lift (the kitchenaid giving you a hernia) - it has a stronger motor, wonderful balloon whisk...and would someone, anyone, please explain to me why you would pay to have a mixer whose blades NEVER reach the bottom of the bowl....ridiculous...
I took a class with Carole Walter and asked her that question, she said she has to detach the blade to make it low enough to do the job...
The answer for me, as to why the kitchenaid is so popular is that it was first - the cooking schools are locked into that brand and cannot switch due to cost and therefore unless you really investigate you go with the most widely used...also the cuisinart is more expensive-but well worth it..

Apr 23, 2010
fire island in Cookware