[Sca-cooks] Bread Yeasts
jo_foster81 at hotmail.com
Sat Jan 19 06:08:53 PST 2008
Kimberly Vallance wrote " I just fail at pastry crusts ..."
Me too. (insert heavy sigh with deep emotion). Never could get the hang of a decent flaky shortcrust. Just not in my abilities list, and I have been trying for 35 years. Cookies : sure, Cakes : no problem, complicated directions written in some foreign language : difficult but not insurmountable, Convert from sugar to Splenda for my diabetic friends : can do, "Well, just add a spoon of flour and a half-spoon of sugar and cook it till it's done: I can manage. Never been able to produce a pastry crust that was edible by modern standards. Mother on the other hand, says "... well ... just do THIS ... " and hers turns out beautifully.
Finally, in abject desperation, I started using Pillsbury. not the same .. not as good ... but better than any I have ever been able to turn.
Jo (Georgia L.) Foster
Never knock on Death's door.
Ring the doorbell and run ... he hates that
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