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Old 05-19-2009, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Kauai, HI
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baking! i always bake stuff and then give it to people i work with.
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Old 05-19-2009, 03:26 PM
 
Location: NH Lakes Region
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Oh, bake, bake bake... I cook because I have to eat dinner and don't like eating out a lot, but I LOVE to bake... cookies, breads, cakes, pastries... I even tortured myself with making the "Death by Chocolate" recipe... it's something you only ever do once, but I got a great chocolate mousse recipe out of it!

I'm not twiggy, but I'm not the size of a house either... I bring my creations into work and they disappear with me just getting a slice or taste or whatever.. although there ARE some items that don't make it into my office entirely...

I had to do some extended travel, and when I got back my office was waiting... they had collectively lost about 50 lbs while I was gone, but they were waiting for me to help them fix that shortfall!!!
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Old 05-19-2009, 03:40 PM
 
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Cook here - I don't have the knack for baking but am more than willing to be a tester for any of you bakers out there
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Old 05-19-2009, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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I like to cook...baking is fun but it's not something I would want to do all the time.

I loved to bake with my mom when I was little. I loved the process and tasting the batter. I never did eat much of the finished product. Not that it wasn't good but I just liked the baking process and how much fun I had with my mom.
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Old 05-19-2009, 08:26 PM
 
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im a cooker i rather be on the line and putting together a creative dish and a sauce. i can bake but sometimes it can be a pain esp with breads and dealing with yeast. too many steps, gotta proof at the right temp, and etc.
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Old 05-19-2009, 11:24 PM
 
Location: Near Devil's Pond, Georgia
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I do both...baking almost every day as well as cooking. I have fresh bread of some sort at least once a day...biscuits, yeast rolls, cornbread, or loaves of bread. Biscuits are about as quick, simple, and basic as you can get and really don't require THAT much effort...you can mix and bake and be ready to eat them in less than a half hour. As far as bread loaves, I make fresh bread of this type (Italian, baguettes, basic daily ready, artisan rye, whole wheat, etc.) every 4 or 5 days...and yes, it takes a good bit more timeto make that type. Baking is basically more science while cooking is more art..and I like both because of the very differences involved.
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Old 05-20-2009, 01:32 AM
 
Location: Moku Nui, Hawaii
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Isn't baking part of cooking? Both just seem to happen around here depending on what's for dinner. Far as I can figure, gardening is part of cooking, too.
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Old 05-20-2009, 01:15 PM
 
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Cooking. I'm not much of a baker. My husband is great at it, but for some reason only if I really **** him off. I have to belittle his baking skills, yell about how he never helps in the kitchen, and then voila! yummy baked goods. We call them his spite cakes.

(we both have a pretty twisted sense of humor.. )
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Old 05-22-2009, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I love to bake. I send the goodies in with my hubby to work so I don't eat it all. But baking does have the drawback of making you gain weight so I have been making things like meringue cookies, which are low fat! Now I can eat several and cheat a little!
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Old 05-22-2009, 05:06 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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I love to bake... I have to cook.
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