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    Mixing Cake Batter

    Thanks Everyone Just about every cake recipe I've seen says add the wet ingredients to the dry. That's why I posted here to find out if it really made any difference. I'm guessing it's because the dry ingredients would fly out of the bowl easier thus making a big mess. Going to be careful...
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    Mixing Cake Batter

    Hello Does it make a difference if a cake recipe calls for mixing the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients but instead I mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients? I'm a single guy who has no bowls other then the one for my KitchenAid mixer. I really don't see what difference it...
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    Fruitcakes

    Hello Are you trying to say the alcohol dissolves the aluminum? I've never heard of that before. I made them years ago but don't recall any issues with the aluminum. Thanks for letting me know. I'lll watch out for it.
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    Fruitcakes

    Thanks so much. You've been a big help.
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    Fruitcakes

    Thanks for the reply. You sound like an expert to me��. My fruitcakes are about 2 pounds each.. 8.5" x 4.5" x 2.5". Here's what I don't understand. I wrapped them all in cheesecloth per instructions then poured to Bourbon over each cake..about 2 tablespoons each. Where would the...
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    Fruitcakes

    Hello I'm baking some fruitcake to give to family and friends. The recipe I'm using calls for bourbon to be brushed onto the fruitcakes every week until using. What happens to the alcohol and how much alcohol is too much? I'm afraid of using to much. Hoping we have some fruitcake experts...
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    New To Pretzel Making

    For true pretzels you must use lye instead of sodium bicarbonate. There's a world of a difference. With sodium bicarbonate you basically have a breadstick. With lye you have a pretzel. I know some of you are leery of using lye due to safety concerns but if you take proper precautions, it can be...
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    Butter

    Hello I've had many different brands of butter over time but I've never understood why the pats of butter you get in a restaurant taste so much better then the butter you get in stores. I've tried to find the sweet butter in stores to no avail. Can someone help explain why.
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    Almond Paste Recipe

    Thanks. Is their any reason I can't use unblanched almonds?
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    Almond Paste Recipe

    Hello It's almost Christmas time again..Going to make cookies using almond paste. I need 8 ounces. Can someone please give me some idea on how to make 8 ounces using almonds? I have a large bag and want to try making my own rather than buying at the store. Thanks
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    Springerle Molds for Cookies

    Hi Everyone- Anyone here use those fancy molds for making springerle cookies? I do not really like using the traditional recipe with anise since they come out as hard as a brick. Just wondering if someone can recommend other recipes that can be used with these molds. I don't like...
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