Cooking 101 for the single Male.

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Re: Cooking 101 for the single Male.

Postby alanjh595 » Nov 30th, 2017, 8:16 am

just popping in wrote:You must have bought the hibernating yeast instead of fast acting.


YEAH....thanks for that. That gave me nightmares last night. I had to get up outta bed and go and check the garbage can under the sink. I was dreaming that it had woke up and filled my cupboard with something that looked like it was right out of "Ghostbusters" and it was wearing an old onion skin for a hat.
I have been awake since 2AM.
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Re: Cooking 101 for the single Male.

Postby alanjh595 » Nov 30th, 2017, 11:29 am

Well I think I know where I went wrong yesterday.
#1. 1 of those squares of margarine is 1/2 cup, the recipe calls for 1/4 cup.
#2. That 10 minute rest period, the dough is not supposed to rise. The poof stage comes after you add the filling and they get cut up. I wonder if I can rescue that ball of dough from the garbage?
#3. Yeast does not hibernate! The cashiers at IGA can thank you for giving them a really good laugh, at my expence, to start their day. The one girl laughed so hard, I think she peed herself, because she had to run to the back of the store.

Anyways......I have started a new batch this morning and it is in the poof stage......by the way, my oven even has a button for that. I'll get back to you in 30 minutes.
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Re: Cooking 101 for the single Male.

Postby alanjh595 » Nov 30th, 2017, 11:41 am

I was just reviewing in my mind the process and then and reviewed the youtube. I couldn't figure out how come I only got 8 buns instead of 12 and couldn't fill the 9x13 pan.
I should have rolled them up the LONG way, the 13" way, I rolled them the short way 9" way. I think I am going to have to go back to IGA for more raisins, maybe I should also get more flour and yeast (the fast kind).
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Re: Cooking 101 for the single Male.

Postby alanjh595 » Nov 30th, 2017, 11:47 am

Well, it's been 30 minutes. I checked and nothing has happened.
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Re: Cooking 101 for the single Male.

Postby alanjh595 » Nov 30th, 2017, 1:10 pm

Over 90 minutes now, the filling is starting to melt and there looks like there is some action happening. They are getting softer anyways.
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Re: Cooking 101 for the single Male.

Postby alanjh595 » Nov 30th, 2017, 2:03 pm

Okay, there is some action happening now. 10 more minutes in the poof stage and then on to baking. So much for hot buns for breakfast.
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Re: Cooking 101 for the single Male.

Postby alanjh595 » Nov 30th, 2017, 2:14 pm

Success! YEA HAW!!!!! They have poofed. Now just preheating the oven and onto baking stage. 1/2 hour - 45 minutes to taste test.
Next time....fast acting yeast.
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Re: Cooking 101 for the single Male.

Postby alanjh595 » Nov 30th, 2017, 2:23 pm

While I was waiting for the oven to pre-heat, the buns poofed up a bunch more. Those 8 buns that should have been 12, have now filled the entire 9x13 baking dish.
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Re: Cooking 101 for the single Male.

Postby alanjh595 » Nov 30th, 2017, 4:08 pm

The buns are great! BUT wholy hot! hot sugar sticks to mouth and tongue in a really bad way. I got 8 5 buns here for sale, $40 each.....I am just trying to subsidize my mixer cost.
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Re: Cooking 101 for the single Male.

Postby just popping in » Nov 30th, 2017, 4:10 pm

You okay?
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Re: Cooking 101 for the single Male.

Postby alanjh595 » Nov 30th, 2017, 5:08 pm

just popping in wrote:You okay?


I had a nap. Why? What did I miss?
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Re: Cooking 101 for the single Male.

Postby dirtybiker » Nov 30th, 2017, 5:23 pm

alanjh595 wrote:The buns are great! I got 5 buns here for sale, $40 each.....


You sure won't stay in business long selling at a deficit !! [icon_lol2.gif]

I tried my hand at making meat loaf...it was fairly greasy and gross..

I still ate it all.

What a gut bomb

My apple pies are pure perfection though.
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Re: Cooking 101 for the single Male.

Postby Queen K » Nov 30th, 2017, 5:33 pm

Dirty, you're supposed to place your meat loaf in a pan that has a supporting metal rack to allow drippings to fall into the bottom and away from your meatloaf. Do us girls hafta rescue all of you poor bachelors?
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Re: Cooking 101 for the single Male.

Postby dirtybiker » Nov 30th, 2017, 5:45 pm

Queen K wrote: Do us girls hafta rescue all of you poor bachelors?


Yes please. as a group or individually.... :D
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Re: Cooking 101 for the single Male.

Postby Queen K » Nov 30th, 2017, 6:01 pm

Seems Alan's cooking thread here might be of benefit to more than one or two. I wonder how many other poor suffering men are trying their hand at cooking? To be fair, I'm turning into a better sous chef than actual cook as I've all but turned that dept over.

Might have to keep checking in here tho.

Alan, did you sell all the buns out? Or are you eating them for the next week?
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