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Home Bakers (or Chefs) on The Nexus

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Nathanial.Dread

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Are there any baking aficionados here on The Nexus? My parter and I have been a little obsessed with the Great British Bake Off recently and it's inspired us to try out some recipes. We've made a few good tarts and today made our first stab at laminated flaky pastry.

One day, I'd love to incorporate cannabis into some bakes (maybe in a oil as the base of a chiffon...mmm), but right now I'm just getting the techniques down.

Anyone else like baking (or cooking for that matter)?

Blessings
~ND
 
Cooking is the art of life. Or as the Russians say, time taken out of food is time taken out of life.

Prime-time melodramatic baking shows, OTOH — when most people can no longer even make a soup without a recipe, and record numbers of people are using food-banks — are pretty odious, IMO. And that's before we even consider the "obesity epidemic", or the fact that cake-decoration sections in the supermarkets have gone from dusty backwaters to endless racks of glitzy shit targeted at the gullible. [Cue later tears/breakdown when said item doesn't end up looking anything like the airbrushed fantasy on the packaging]

Who really thought it was a great idea to dig up Marie-Antoinette?

I'll stick to the odd pancake ;-))

And my failsafe fudge recipe :twisted:
 
Chan, brilliant post :thumb_up:

I'm a trained chef so I cook everyday. I've shied away from the baking (desserts at least) for the last few years since I cut out all refined sugar and focused on my health a bit more.

I used to bake cheesecakes weekly and can still make a sinfully delicious devil's food cake from scratch :D I still dabble with some vegan baking recipes but I've only tried a few that were pretty tasty. I was always a desert guy but perhaps that's changed somewhat with age. Nothing wrong with a good quiche or tart though :thumb_up:
 
I've dabbled on and off for probably close to 10 or so years, mainly grilling out, vegetable based soups, a little bit of smoking meats/fish, pan-fried recipes, not a whole lot of baking though. I've recently got into different stew recipes for venison over the last couple years; I have a freezer partially full of it, so.

Also, I eat alot of raw vegetables and fruit, so that's factored in, and kinda cuts back on the whole of my cooking.
 
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