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chelley325 said in February 26th, 2008 at 1:59 pm

I’m sorry that these didn’t turn out the way you had hoped; mine were a little lacking in moisture as well but they seem to have rose okay. You’ll have to let us know how your second attempt turns out!

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lemontartlet said in February 26th, 2008 at 1:59 pm

It’s a good sign they were tasty with all the changes! They have a very nice colour, and if it had been me I wouldn’t have done nearly that well with all those problems!

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Mary said in February 26th, 2008 at 2:24 pm

funny post! glad they tasted good and way to prove you are a flexible baker who thinks on her toes!

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slush said in February 26th, 2008 at 3:17 pm

Sometimes you just have to roll with the punches. They look great, and you both liked them, thats success!

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breadchick said in February 26th, 2008 at 3:52 pm

Yup, all my recent kitchen disasters I’ve attributed to no coffee before baking! Sorry you are having a rash of bad luck in the kitchen. Here’s to better times ahead.

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Marie said in February 26th, 2008 at 4:09 pm

Ohhh dear, sounds like you had a bad experience with these. Sorry but you had me giggling. Have you ever noticed that there are some days when you just need to hang up your apron and not bother, that everything you touch turns to blah! It happens to me sometimes as well. I think they turned out pretty good though and it’s good that you both enjoyed them! Great post!

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CB said in February 26th, 2008 at 5:36 pm

so sorry for the complications but reading about it made me giggle! I think they turned out great! I know its better than what would have come out of my oven with your same mishaps. 😉
-Clara

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Madam Chow said in February 26th, 2008 at 5:56 pm

I’m glad that I made so many of you laugh – it really gets funny after a while! Thank you so much for stopping by. It’s encouraging.

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Miss Michelle said in February 26th, 2008 at 6:27 pm

I had the same problem. I kneaded WAY too much bit it wouldn’t come together. It was too dry. Oh well, they were still delicious. =)

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Sweet and Savory Eats said in February 26th, 2008 at 8:33 pm

I’m sorry to admit that I am laughing at your expense. That is a really funny post. Mine turned out very similar to yours, and were still so tasty.

I hope you didn’t throw out your hard brown sugar. You can soften it and use it for something else. I found this on the C&H Website:

* If you need to use hard brown sugar immediately, remove it from the package and heat it in a 250-degree oven. Watch it carefully. As soon as it’s soft, measure the amount you need right away because it will again harden as it cools. Please use caution. Oven heated sugar is very hot!

* To soften brown sugar in a microwave, place it in a microwave-safe container, cover loosely with a wet (but not dripping) white paper towel, set the microwave on high, and check the sugar every 30 seconds. Again, microwave-softened sugar hardens as it cools so microwave only the amount of sugar you need. And it’s very hot. Please use caution.

* Time permitting, place the hardened brown sugar in a rustproof container with a dampened – not dripping wet – white paper towel or napkin placed over a small piece of plastic wrap or foil on top of the sugar. Cover tightly. Remove the paper towel after the sugar absorbs the moisture and softens (about two days) and tightly reseal the container.

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The Frosted Bake Shop said in February 26th, 2008 at 9:10 pm

glad to see your biscuits, they look just like mine :). Biscuit/scone is a good description. Oh yeah – my refridgerator froze my sour cream too.

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Judy said in February 26th, 2008 at 9:17 pm

Oh, I can so relate to “losing your edge.” Must be going around, like the flu. I’m sure they tasted fine, and maybe the frozen ones will bake up better. Maybe.

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Erin said in February 26th, 2008 at 10:39 pm

Sorry to hear about your baking difficulties. You still did a great job and I hope next time everything goes soothly!

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theflouredapron said in February 27th, 2008 at 12:47 am

I’ve had a case of the kitchen bug too (I ruined a cake like nobody’s business yesterday!) but it sort of makes me feel better to know it’s going around. I had too much dry flour as well, so I just left a lot of it at the bottom of the bowl. I also used dark brown sugar in mine, and I thought the flavor was phenomenal!

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Engineer Baker said in February 27th, 2008 at 1:37 am

I’m sorry so much went wrong, but glad that you enjoyed them! Better luck next time, right?

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yvelane said in February 27th, 2008 at 2:44 am

Very funny post. I can definitely relate to losing one’s edge! I like the way you persevered in the face of difficulty though!

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Jaime said in February 27th, 2008 at 3:27 am

well, every baker has her moments! glad you still enjoyed them though 🙂

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Di said in February 27th, 2008 at 3:45 am

Finding frozen things in the fridge is always disturbing. I had that happen to a carton of eggs once. Egg slush is definitely hard to work with. =) I’m glad you persevered in spite of everything, and were willing to share your experience in such a humorous way.

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Beth G. said in February 27th, 2008 at 4:53 am

They still look good!! My husband put these on the repeat list too, he was all about them. Great job making it work!

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eatme_delicious said in February 27th, 2008 at 6:02 am

Aw sorry to hear the troubles you had with these biscuits but at least they still tasted good! I like dense baked goods.

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Rachel said in February 27th, 2008 at 6:31 am

Well, I’m glad they turned out despite all the left turns. Keep us posted on how the second try turns out. 🙂

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Madam Chow said in February 27th, 2008 at 1:12 pm

All you gals are great – it’s nice to know that other folks goof up, and that their refrigerators have a mind of their own! And Sweet and Savory Eats – thank you for the great tips!!!!

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Jhianna said in February 29th, 2008 at 12:09 am

I love it when the mistakes are still tasty! I had a rough time with these as well, but I’m pretty sure I never had an edge or any mojo to begin with.

(They look great!)

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