Peter 'Happy' Thomas (happypete) wrote,
Peter 'Happy' Thomas
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A baking incident...

Poll #255931 Baking

If my cake "batter" looked more like cooked fudge than uncooked batter, I should have:

panicked,
1(5.9%)
called paganmommy,
0(0.0%)
call my mommy,
3(17.6%)
given up and prepared to go buy a cake from the store, or
2(11.8%)
done something else
5(29.4%)

Enter an action, or actions, if you marked "done something else":



I did the first three, and got my mom. She asked me what kind of cake it was, and to read her the ingredients. I thought she had different "fixes" in mind depending on what the ingredients were...

So, I started reading:
  • 2 cups cake flour [after which I explained the whole "didn't have cake flour, so sifted all purpose flour and hoped for the best procedure I'd used],
  • 1 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup cocoa
  • 1 1/4...cup...milk...OH, SHOOT!!!
Yep, you guessed it...

Under the "well, I did it right, so maybe it softens up and spreads out as it bakes" theory [yeah, right!] I had already had it in the oven for five minutes. I was seeing complete disaster, like throw out, start over, give up...

Mom talked me down, and had me: put the batter back in the mixing bowl, add the milk, start it beating, clean and regrease the cake pans...and then voila I POURED the batter in--instead of coaxing and spreading as before...(ahhh! how satisfying!)

The finished product, which miraculously looks like two layers of cake, are now cooling on the island...

Now...to frost...wish me luck!
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