Good Eats

Baking By caked4life Updated 29 Oct 2010 , 3:15pm by mbasic

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caked4life Posted 28 Oct 2010 , 4:48pm
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For anyone who watched the butter cream episode, did I see correctly that Alton only used butter, eggs, and syrup...no powder sugar???

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karateka Posted 28 Oct 2010 , 5:09pm
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You saw correctly.

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bridge72 Posted 28 Oct 2010 , 5:10pm
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Must have missed that episode but if he did, it sounds to me like he was either making Swiss Meringue or Italian Meringue buttercream.

Italian being my personal favorite! (doesn't crust though) HTH

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JaeRodriguez Posted 29 Oct 2010 , 3:23am
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AH! I missed this episode and now I am dying to see it. I wonder if I can find it online do you know the title?

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sweetpea223 Posted 29 Oct 2010 , 3:47am
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Originally Posted by caked4life

For anyone who watched the butter cream episode, did I see correctly that Alton only used butter, eggs, and syrup...no powder sugar???




That would be IMBC that he's making... thumbs_up.gif

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shearpamela Posted 29 Oct 2010 , 2:30pm
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I just watched it on YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pugRSCjMe0s&feature=related

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Bridge72 why do you prefer Italian over the Swiss? I haven't made it yet so wonder what the differences are. Swiss was yummy! icon_smile.gif

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bridge72 Posted 29 Oct 2010 , 2:37pm
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It tastes more like whipped topping to me..especially when I add marshmallow flavoring to it. Yummy! And ppl who I've made cakes for have asked me if their is any left to package it up in a bowl so they can eat it with a spoon.[/quote]

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sweetpea223 Posted 29 Oct 2010 , 2:37pm
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Originally Posted by shearpamela

I just watched it on YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pugRSCjMe0s&feature=related

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Bridge72 why do you prefer Italian over the Swiss? I haven't made it yet so wonder what the differences are. Swiss was yummy! icon_smile.gif




@Shearpamela: They're almost the same...it's just the way you make them that makes it different. IMBC, you have to make the syrup and pour it once you have your meringue ready... and SMBC, you heat eggwhites and sugar together then beat them. They both taste great.

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shearpamela Posted 29 Oct 2010 , 2:52pm
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Thanks! I will try IMBC soon so I can see what it tastes like icon_smile.gif
Marshmallow flavoring sounds good too - never thought of that.

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mbasic Posted 29 Oct 2010 , 3:15pm
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OMG -- Package it up to take it home and eat with a spoon? Too funny!

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