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A real halfbakery
Buy fresh bread dough, cookies, cakes, pastries and just pop them in the oven.
This might be baked in other parts of the world. It isn't here.
I love the smell of baking bread - it fills the whole house with
that domestic warm fuzzy feeling. But I can't bake. And I just
don't have the time.
When the mother-in-law comes round, I would LOVE to just
I've just baked some fresh bread/scones. Let me just get
them out the oven. Can I get you some tea?
My suggestion is a bakery that only sells raw dough and other
unfinished stuff so you can just pop it in the oven at home and
bake it. This is the easiest part of cooking, but gives you the
satisfaction of making it yourself and gives that wonderful
warm bread smell.
I googled it and all I can find is frozen bread dough, which you
have to defrost; and you also get those boxes of cake mix - but
you still need to add milk and eggs and butter and mix and
kneed it, so there's a lot of work involved.
I say, you just walk in, pick up a loaf of bread in a disposable
baking tin and an unbaked cake and take them home to your
Perfect for: impressing first dates, busy moms with nagging
kids and impressing mother inlaws.
baked pretty much...
[po, Mar 02 2005]
(?) Half Baked Bread
DANGER! DANGER! [skinflaps, Mar 02 2005]
||Do they sell cookiedough? Do they sell cookiedough? Do they sell cookiedough? Do they sell cookiedough?
||Have you recently been weaning yourself off chocolate or coffee [zeno]?
||Po, I was trying to find that link.You can buy those French stick type breads in vaccum packs which you pop in the oven.MMMMmmm melting butter.
||Baked (meta baked?) by my local Marks and Spencer which sells all kinds of oven-ready bread products.
||Well, not here in South Africa. But then we normally take
a couple of years to catch up with the real world.
||//And there should be "The Real Other Halfbakery" ... //
Historically, bakeries did that, and some still do, so they can charge for use of the oven as well as keeping them hot for the following day's bread (cheaper and quicker than re-lighting them).
||Yes. Just for Zeno ... cookiedough!
||Yeah, that artificially induced domesticity smell is baked all over the 'vorld. Just before showing your house to a potential purchaser, just pop 'em in the oven cause million $ smells sell a house best/don't go down into the rat-infested basement.
||Not when your wife's had her 19th nervous breakdown and you're both bailing instead of more baking.