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Random Topics / Re: Bakegab: The Bellgab Bakeshop
« on: May 20, 2019, 05:09:11 PM »
Look forward to any pics and recipes. Were the Masterclasses done with Paul/Mary doing the baking or, instead, guiding "chosen bakers" just focusing on teaching the audience how to bake each recipe?

I'm definitely into using as little sugar as possible, as everything I buy that uses sugar is waayyy toooooo sweet for me.

Hey VC. The Masterclasses are just Paul and Mary making their own version of the challenges they had put to the contenders so viewers can follow along at home and bake it themselves. You have to do a search for the recipes though because sometimes it's not clear on the show.

If you want to check it out it's on Amazon and Netflix.

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Random Topics / Re: Bakegab: The Bellgab Bakeshop
« on: May 15, 2019, 05:13:28 PM »
If I remember (and we are going back a ways) you had to make sure the temperature was just right for the yeast, and sometimes you didn't get the right reaction.

I found a site that baked three loaves using three different types of brewer's yeast and one with dried bread yeast. Now I'm even more intrigued. Thanks, Sredni. This was one of the conclusions:

"The loaf made with the bread yeast (the Control Loaf), while still tasty, was the least interesting of the four loaves. Sorry, bread yeast.  I can absolutely Quit You".



https://pastrychefonline.com/baking-with-brewers-yeast/


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Random Topics / Re: Bakegab: The Bellgab Bakeshop
« on: May 15, 2019, 04:32:29 PM »
I have never tried that cold rising thing.  Is it worth it, do you think, flavor-wise, for the kind of rich, sweet bread I make?

No, not for sweet bread. Those methods I mentioned impart a very light sourdough flavor. I wouldn't think the flavors would compliment each other. Well...maybe. Next time you make one of your sweet breads, cut off a tiny piece and try the overnight method with it.

Smetana, they call it.  I will never hear the Moldau the same again since I learned that hahaha

I'm listening to it right now for the first time. It's really quite lovely.

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Random Topics / Re: Bakegab: The Bellgab Bakeshop
« on: May 15, 2019, 04:07:03 PM »
I've never heard that complaint about dried yeast before. The longer it takes for your dough to rise the more flavor it will have due to fermentation. You could try using cold water instead of warm to extend the rising time and/or make the dough then put it in the refrigerator to proof/ferment until the next day. The next day, just pull it out and continue on with the recipe.

Unless you're making Irish soda bread then disregard entirely.

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Random Topics / Re: Bakegab: The Bellgab Bakeshop
« on: May 15, 2019, 03:52:33 PM »
I go through bread baking phases every so often. I haven't done it for a few years mainly because you can only get the dried packets of yeast these days. When I was growing up people would use brewer's yeast. It could be fiddly to make it work sometimes but it would taste like proper bread. Even fresh out of the oven I find the dried yeast misses something. I suppose it caters to people with bread makers who want to throw it all in and forget about it. I've never tried anything from a bread maker but I can't believe it's any good.

I've never heard that complaint about dried yeast before. The longer it takes for your dough to rise the more flavor it will have due to fermentation. You could try using cold water instead of warm to extend the rising time and/or make the dough then put it in the refrigerator to proof/ferment until the next day. The next day, just pull it out and continue on with the recipe.

 Also, I've never thought of using brewer's yeast to make bread. I have some around here so I am going to try if it's not too old to see/taste what you're talking about.

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Random Topics / Re: Bakegab: The Bellgab Bakeshop
« on: May 14, 2019, 04:47:21 PM »
I donít do sweet much anymore.  Here is a pork pie I made.  Sorry my kitchen sanitation isnít up to Senda standards.

Look at all that storage space you're wasting. Just keep one burner free for cooking and use the rest of the space for milk crates full of books and plush toys.

You're welcome.

P.S. That hot water crust came out perfectly, no leakage. Something like that is on my list of things to bake. Thanks for the inspiration.


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Random Topics / Re: Bakegab: The Bellgab Bakeshop
« on: May 14, 2019, 04:38:21 PM »
Here are a few. This is from a book of a TV show they made back in the eighties all about Victorian food. It gives you an idea anyway. I'll post some more if these are interesting.

Thank you. I might even try the chocolate cake with coffee filling and the coconut finger biscuits. It might take me a few weeks to source the fingers for that receipt, though.

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Random Topics / Re: Dynamo Hum & damon
« on: May 14, 2019, 03:11:28 PM »
I have the honor to report, sir, that I have managed to annoy the enemy...

Well, that's a start.

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A multi-year, under cover Troll operation - enduring untold hours of tedium via emails, voice messages and what not.  Culminating
in actual, physical penetration of Casa Senda?

Please let it be true.  Please, Please, Please let it be true................

Heh. I bet the worst part was getting a job as a grocery bagger and waiting for Senda to shop there so they can meet.

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Random Topics / Re: Bakegab: The Bellgab Bakeshop
« on: May 13, 2019, 04:37:32 PM »
Perhaps I mixed it up with Victoria sponge, it seems it was invented in the early 1900s. But close enough, really, the old girl died in 1901.

I have a book of Victorian recipes and I'll post some of the cake recipes if anyone is interested. Although they would call them 'receipts', 'recipes' being a French word (yeuch!).

I would like to see them.

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A multi-year, under cover Troll operation - enduring untold hours of tedium via emails, voice messages and what not.  Culminating
in actual, physical penetration of Casa Senda?

Hmmm. Sometimes I don't feel so bad about my life choices.

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Good to see Abrahm, OLG, Area51 Drone, Happier Times or whoever again!

Is Abram really a troll? It would make more sense than a young adult hanging out with a 66 year old Senda for company but Falkie looked happier than a pig in shit after play-bludgeoning-Abram-with-a-liquor-bottle and said he liked having him more than having Kathy there.

So, good trolling...I guess.

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The Zed has gone to your head Jeeves.  Calm down.  We have a bigger issue here. 

There is an impostor Crow.



Didn't he get knocked on the head? People with brain injuries sometime start speaking with an accent. It's called Foreign Accent Syndrome:



I just wish he would have went with Mancunian. It would be much more entertaining.


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Random Topics / Re: Dynamo Hum & damon
« on: May 12, 2019, 12:36:34 PM »
Here you go, a prologue in common meter and a sonnet alla Petrarca, which reads kind of lumpy to our ears accustomed to Shakespearean ABAB... with a neat couplet, but it is an older form and I always wanted to try one:

A gallant privateer beset
By frigates of the Crown,
Her sails aflame, her decks are wet,
And broadsides thunder down.
Eighteen-pound roundshot fills the sky
(That's what the frigate throws)
And our poor guns have no reply
To classically trained prose.
Our Yankee crew seems strangely spent,
Though raked from stem to stern;
"More! More!" they cry, and seem content
To watch their dear ship burn.
With cocksure confidence he shreds
Our institutions grand
And vaunts his learning o'er the heads
Of those who try to stand.
The godless progress he'll extoll,
(in that new Euro style)
Would feed the man but starve the soul --
Of that they're in denial.
With revolutionary zeal
And manner supercilious,
Our culture's destined for his steel.
Observing, I grow bilious.
The damn thing is, he makes me laugh
Though I try hard to frown;
I'd nail my colors to the staff
And, chuckling, gladly drown.
For months I watch this fucker's game,
While bodies heap in stacks;
At last I pick a username
And grab my boarding-axe:

"Avast, dread foe!" my burnished baritone
Rings out across the waves and smoky night,
"You'll find that we have not begun to fight,
And for impieties you will atone!"
With words of sharpened steel we cut to bone,
And, rallied, brave companions lend their might.
(Though in our faith's defence, by dawn's first light,
This boy stood on the burning deck alone.)
But stay!  By what strange magic does my blade
Grow sharper with each stroke, the more I hew,
And, where I wound, does not the gore distill
To that same shade of crimson mine betrayed?
I know not what transpires, that is true,
But I know this:  that what it is, is brill.

Damn! Shit just got real!



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I still think he should get a green screen so he can start doing weather reports and go mainstream. Whitecrow, since you're so eager to spend other people's money, why don't you buy him one?


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Radio and Podcasts / Re: The GabCast (A podcast about BellGab)
« on: May 07, 2019, 01:48:27 AM »
My wife's cuisine has been corrupted by unhealthy Western influences.  I'd put the inclusion of cheese at the top of that list.

Pro tip: Use avocado instead of cheese.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: The GabCast (A podcast about BellGab)
« on: May 07, 2019, 01:46:07 AM »
That's because all of that soy has made their men subservient to oppressive government power.  They have no spirit.  You can build quite the economic powerhouse when 700 million men all shut the fuck up and do what they're told.

So you think if they ate meat they would rise up against their government? Does their government eat meat?

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: The GabCast (A podcast about BellGab)
« on: May 07, 2019, 01:24:53 AM »
I believe I'm becoming lactose intolerant as I age.  Can someone tell me if this is normal?

I'm fine with lactose. Don't you eat a Moroccan diet? I imagine that would be pretty healthy. I think they are big on garbanzo beans and spices.

Do I have my countries wrong?

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My 20,000th post.  Yay, me.

/confetti

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I remember this thread now. This banana person claimed he wanted to off himself and he blamed Eddie Coyle and bateman for his death. Eddie was all, yeah do it, please post the video of it and bateman was wondering why he was dragged into it all.

Good times.

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Politics / Hillbilly Jim
« on: May 07, 2019, 12:24:43 AM »
While we are on the subject, if your wife ends up sick I would think that Hillbilly Jim would be the perfect +1 for your party.  8)

Also while we are on the subject, Whats up with hillbilly Jim? Is he charming or something?

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Deep inside, I knew it was true all along.   :(

At least the sludge can get flowing again.

heh, I was joking. BTW. I'm digging your Red Heat story. You're a good writer.

I bet Hillbilly Jim makes Red Heat's skin crawl.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: The GabCast (A podcast about BellGab)
« on: May 06, 2019, 10:43:54 PM »
No it was a couple years ago.  I go for the Freia Kong Haakon assortment -- the rum-raisin ones that look like seashells and the punsj ones are all mine.



Can I just say...those empty boxes are expensive. I have wanted to make chocolates and give them away, the boxes are pretty pricey. I really should get into selling chocolates...or boxes...one of the two.

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Whoa! The celebration is a little premature... What Liberace said was that your laughing uncontrollably did not make you a bad person. He did NOT say that you were not a bad person, just that it was not because of your moment of laughter.

In order to celebrate your vindication, you should probably rephrase the question. If you want help with phrasing that guarantees a positive outcome, K-Dub may be available.  ;)

I'll just do it. K_dubb is probably busy penning a poem right now. Walks, you're a bad person.

There, now we can move forward.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: The GabCast (A podcast about BellGab)
« on: May 06, 2019, 09:27:05 PM »
When I saw "gluten free" on the bottle, I was sold.

Just get the cheap two week amount. If it doesn't work than you didn't waste that much money but if you feel better then...You Are Welcome for making you feel better!


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Also, if any Ellgabbers want to talk shit about this site they can fuck off.

I called this cunt up and talked him out of killing himself.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: The GabCast (A podcast about BellGab)
« on: May 06, 2019, 09:07:43 PM »
No "High Fructose Corn Syrup" in Mr.Clean!  ;) Though I did notice that the pretzels Southwest serves in lieu of peanuts now has a warning label about "manufactured ina facility that handles nuts and peanuts." So SWA gets rid of peanuts due to pressure from the allergy lobby but still serves something that, possibly, could cause a reaction in those with peanut allergies.  :o   I bring my own peanuts and eat them as a silent protest.

You're a rebel. Do you pop them into your mouth like popcorn while watching someone dieing from a peanut allergy?

Those people should have died off long ago. Them and the lactose intolerant.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: The GabCast (A podcast about BellGab)
« on: May 06, 2019, 08:51:52 PM »
When I saw "gluten free" on the bottle, I was sold.

They put gluten-free on floor cleaners these days

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: The GabCast (A podcast about BellGab)
« on: May 06, 2019, 08:44:36 PM »
These are the mushrooms I was talking about on the gabcast. They are really fucking expensive but they keep me from feeling like shit and I haven't gotten a cold or flu since I started taking them a little more than a year ago so it's worth it to me.

https://hostdefense.com/products/stamets-7-capsules

It's really expensive on Stamet's website but cheaper on Amazon.

Now that I know I'll be taking it for the rest of my life I'll buy it in quantity (4 bottles at a time) from his website for about  $50 a bottle.

If you try it and don't feel better after one week it probably won't help you so if you are considering it you'll know with one bottle.

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