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Tuesday, January 31, 2006



You remind me of me in such a big way! I have a million and ten things to do at the moment and am working on a go to bed at midnight and up again at 5 to fit everything in. I have a new MagKnits issue going live tomorrow which needs the coding finishing adn then checking and double checking but I just decided that I was going to cook a "proper" roast dinner and bake a pie for dessert. Why do we do it? I love Pete's comment, I thought I was the queen of eating my way through a crisis but you may just be my equal! Is there a support group for overachievers that we could join!?

Rosemary C

I make shortbread all the time and my favorite pans are the glazed ceramic shortbread pans that have raised designs on the bottom. Just spray with Pam and press the dough into the pan and prick all over with a fork. Bake at 325 degrees for about 30 minutes. Flip out of pan and cut along the lines. They look impressive. Your 3 stick butter recipe would make 3 pans. The pans are made by: BROWN BAG COOKIE ART. They come in round and square pans and have different designs: hearts, thistles, bunnies etc. etc. Aren't we knitters an eclectic bunch? I am always amazed by the number of people who say to me: "You knit, and read, and cook and play golf?" Yeah!!!


I don't own an 8x12 pan, in fact, I've never heard of a recipe calling for one until now! I used to bake cookies at 2 or 3am in the dorm kitchens. Because that was the only spare time I'd have, so I'd bake cookies for an hour, then sleep for 3, then get up for another day. I don't know why I thought that cookies were more important than a 4th hour of sleep though!


Of *course* you're going through a crisis if you don't have a spare eight ounces of dark chocolate.


Those look yummy. I think you've convinced me I'm going to have to go out and buy that cookbook!


Well if you're going to overachieve, at least it involves chocolate! That can never lead to bad things.


Ok, I am just going to have to buy this baking book!


At 8oz of chocolate AND 3 sticks of butter, heck yeah I'd term that a bit of stress baking.

But the crucial part- were they super yum?


The chocolate scones came out great. I'm making the shortbread tonight! A word of warning - the mocha roulade was a disaster. It tasted wonderful but totally fell apart. And this weekend I'm making the apple pie - yummy!

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