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Best advice

You mailed it, mcs. Browning and salt. I especially hate blond baked goods.

about 16 hours ago
sandylc in General Topics
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Best Cinnamon Rolls

Are the Sunstreet ones like morning buns?

http://www.butterbaking.com/2014/03/1...

I make these and wow are they good.

about 19 hours ago
sandylc in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Trying to make flour tortillas

Increasing the fat will make them softer.

about 19 hours ago
sandylc in Home Cooking

Good vs. Bad Pizza: Is there such a huge difference?

Or, he could do it stovetop with a cast iron skillet.

1 day ago
sandylc in General Topics

What are you baking these days? September 2014, part 2! [old]

Thanks - you're very nice. I started a new job recently that I don't like very much, and I am frustrated that I don't have time to bake, so I made a weekend of it!

The morning buns are from the croissant dough, and the sugar buns and caramel rolls were Martha Stewart's from the show that was on on Saturday morning - they looked good so I just went and made them - easy, tender and rich, but not too sweet.

You should visit for the leftovers, please! Hubby and I don't need to eat so much, the freezer is pretty full, and even my son is crying "uncle" because he can't eat any faster!

Sep 29, 2014
sandylc in Home Cooking

The Downside of Sharing Recipes...

Ugh. You try to be generous and helpful, and it just slaps you in the face. So sorry...

Sep 29, 2014
sandylc in Not About Food

What are you baking these days? September 2014, part 2! [old]

Here we go...

Lori Colwin's Nutmeg Cake - recommended by someone here, thank you! Delicious! Would be lovely with whipped cream, but I was too tired to make it.

Some mostly-successful-but-still-need-work croissants. Morning Buns. Caramel Rolls. Sugar Buns. White bread.

Some smoked bagels. Seriously. Some butter leaked into the bottom of the oven from the caramel rolls without my knowledge and when I cranked the heat up for the bagels it caught on fire, but only after the bagels had been in for a few minutes. I had to take them out, cool down and wipe out the oven, and then put them in about an hour and a half later to finish baking. They turned out well and don't even taste smoky!

A very strange weekend, bakewise!

Best Cinnamon Rolls

What kind do you like? Caramel or otherwise? Very sweet or lightly sweet? American pale or European browned?

Sep 29, 2014
sandylc in Minneapolis-St. Paul

What are you baking these days? September 2014, part 2! [old]

Sep 28, 2014
sandylc in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? September 2014, part 2! [old]

That recipe is similar to this one:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/pa...

It is horrendously rich and sweet, but also moist and delicious.

Sep 27, 2014
sandylc in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? September 2014, part 2! [old]

I also cut back on the sugar, sub in some whole wheat, and ALWAYS put in toasted pecans - that takes them over the top for us!

Sep 27, 2014
sandylc in Home Cooking

Applesauce replacing oil in brownies??

I have nothing against baking with applesauce, prune puree, or black beans, but I don't understand the oil part. Brownies are made with butter, not oil.

Sep 27, 2014
sandylc in Home Cooking

Cupcake and Mason Jar In Eagan

We finally stopped by a couple of weeks ago and picked up two cupcakes and a caramel bar.

Well...

The cupcakes were dry. There was no chocolate taste and no vanilla taste and no butter taste. The caramel bar tasted like they took some cheap caramels, unwrapped them and stuck too many of them into an already too heavy and sweet bar.

Such a disappointment.

Cupcake, PLEASE fix things!

Sep 26, 2014
sandylc in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Regional Egg Roll Styles

I've never seen one so large and so flat.

Sep 25, 2014
sandylc in General Topics

Regional Egg Roll Styles

The eggroll in the op's photo is not typical of those in the US, FYI.

Sep 25, 2014
sandylc in General Topics

Need a recommendation...dinner in Savage area.

John, there just isn't much down here in the south metro for anyone discerning. We leave the area if we want to eat out.

Your evening has passed; where did you go?

Sep 23, 2014
sandylc in Minneapolis-St. Paul

QUICK (15 mins) Dessert Recipes?

I like this idea. I would put the frosting in zip-lock sandwich bags and cut off the corners for use.

Sep 23, 2014
sandylc in General Topics

White Corn

Corn update! So, we goofed around and didn't get to the downtown SP farmers' market until a couple of weeks ago, and while we did find and buy our Silver Queen corn, it was past its prime; overgrown and not very good. Mental note: look for it earlier next year while it's young and lovely!

So...Amaize it was, and it is a delight. Light, delicate, and crisp, the way corn should be. Nuked in its husk wrapped in a damp paper towel, with unsalted butter and kosher salt...YUM!

Sep 18, 2014
sandylc in Minneapolis-St. Paul

What is the real cream used in coffee?

I've never seen it in my life.

Sep 18, 2014
sandylc in General Topics

What is the real cream used in coffee?

It's at all natural foods stores and many grocery stores around here. It's our go-to brand for milk, too.

http://www.organicvalley.coop/

EDIT: I plugged in various cities at their website, and it looks pretty available across the US.

Sep 18, 2014
sandylc in General Topics

Waconia! Who knew?

We always enjoyed taking our son out to all sorts of restaurants while he was growing up. He was pleasant company and dining out was an important part of his education.

Sep 18, 2014
sandylc in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Waconia! Who knew?

I am sorry to see no menu on their website (unless I'm missing it).

Also, they "recommend" a babysitter. That's a turnoff for me.

Sep 18, 2014
sandylc in Minneapolis-St. Paul

SURVEY: Glass-ceramic or coil stove?

I'm just too hard on my kitchen.

Sep 18, 2014
sandylc in Cookware

SURVEY: Glass-ceramic or coil stove?

But the pan is going to move some on the surface. I, for one, could not pick the pan straight up without scooting it a little 100% of the time.

Sep 18, 2014
sandylc in Cookware

Am I the only person on the planet that doesn't "get" Trader Joe's?

If a product contains less than a certain amount of a given ingredient per serving, the label can claim "0 (insert unit of measure here) per serving".

Sep 18, 2014
sandylc in Chains
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Jerry's Rainbow

The Wedge co-op has a very good meat counter.

Sep 17, 2014
sandylc in Minneapolis-St. Paul

SURVEY: Glass-ceramic or coil stove?

How is it with cast iron cookware?

Sep 16, 2014
sandylc in Cookware

Pulled pork without a smoker - suggestions?

First of all, I would never use a crockpot. Secondly, what do you mean by "without any spices?"

Sep 15, 2014
sandylc in Home Cooking

Pulled pork without a smoker - suggestions?

I don't know why you equate the inclusion of rich juices and pork fat as "flavorless".

Could it be that you haven't used enough seasoning in the first place?

Sep 14, 2014
sandylc in Home Cooking

"Dirty" recipes that are crowd pleasers

Sun tea can be just as well made in the fridge. No sun necessary.

Sep 14, 2014
sandylc in Home Cooking