Archive for September, 2012

I DIDN’T BAKE THIS WEEK

Posted in Uncategorized on September 26, 2012 by uglydudefood

Shut up.

I rode a 150-mile bike ride over the weekend for the national MS Society and now I’m not particularly up to baking. So here I am, phoning it in.

Here is me being a goof for my wife prior to my bike ride.

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I wish I had a picture of me in the shorts that make it look like I actually have an ass. You’d never believe it.

There were rest stops every 10-12 miles (which, I believe, is exactly the same as the Tour de France). Those stops always had fresh cool beverage and tables full of food – always fresh fruit, but frequently granola bars, sandwiches, candy, baked goods, etc. Some of them had meat skewers. If you weren’t gorged by the time you got to the finish line, there was also a barbecue and a bunch of other free food. Here’s an example of the food from one of the pit stops.

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It’s not exactly the Tour de France (they have cheese plates and fresh bread at all of their rest stops) but not too shabby.

Anyway, vaguely food-related, right? Anyway, go away. I’m tired.

Key. Lime. Cheese. Cake.

Posted in Uncategorized on September 19, 2012 by uglydudefood

Key.

Lime.

Cheese.

Cake.

Why? Because I was told to do it, that’s why! I made this for a groom shower at work – I was told that the groom-to-be liked key lime pie and cheesecake, and I was asked if I would make…a

Key.

Lime.

Cheese.

Cake.

SO I did it. I made a

Key.

Lime.

Cheese.

Cake.

Here’s a picture.

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Here’s the recipe I used.

As you can see, the crust was a bit damp. The recipe does not call for parbaking the crust (unlike Dorie’s wonderful recipe, which I’ve made before). As such, the crust was damp and a bit dense. I also don’t think the crust was very flavorful – it needed a few tablespoons of sugar, and a pinch of salt. The filling was great – as advertised. But I’m a bit of a critic. WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT

KEY?

LIME?

CHEESE?

CAKE?

This is my longest ever post for some reason. I am so proud.

Chocolate Cakes, Miscellaneous Frostings, and Candy Boobies

Posted in Uncategorized on September 13, 2012 by uglydudefood

Hello. I had a double birthday at work last week (a boss and a secretary, in different offices), so I made two cakes. The base cake is Dorie’s devil’s food cake. The frostings were peanut butter

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and chocolate, from googled recipes.

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I can’t decorate with icing worth a h*ck, so I just threw a bunch of candy. As an added bonus, this is what boobies look like (if they are ready to be transported and eaten!)

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Dorie Reduxes – that same boring classic berry tart, and chocolate chunkers

Posted in Uncategorized on September 5, 2012 by uglydudefood

I’ve become the go-to guy for birthdays in my wife’s office and my office. This was for one of my wife’s better friends’ birthdays. She asked for a “red fruit tart” and a cookie. These two recipes are tested, great, and fairly quick, so they were a no-brainer.

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I don’t have anything smartassed to say about them. Maybe for the next round of birthdays, next week.