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Eat dessert first... Life is uncertain

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COOKING LEVEL: Expert
GENDER: Male
CAREER TYPE: Entrepreneur
PERSONALITY TYPE: Thinker
FAVORITE CUISINE: Mexican
HOW OFTEN DO YOU COOK?: everyday
# I'M COOKING FOR: Just 1
IF I HAD TO CHOOSE ONE: Oven
MEMBER SINCE: 02/11/2008
STAR SIGN: Taurus
LAST LOGIN: 06/04/2008 23:20:33
MY RATING: 9.99


06/04/2008 23:35:09


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I've always been the creative type and consider myself artistic.

I never considered the possibility of integrating my love of art with my love of food, until one day...

It all started out by having a job in a restaurant. Truth of the matter was, I really didn’t care so much as long as I had a paycheck coming in.

One day I was playing with a co-worker, throwing potatoes and carrots back and forth in the kitchen (yea, real responsible.. I know), this was right after taking a pan of cheesecake out of the oven.

One of the pieces of potato landed on my cooling cheesecake and broke the top. Yikes! So I took the potato off, my responsibility and all, and I noticed this cheesecake didn’t look quite done. “I should put this back in the oven for another 5 minutes…” I thought to myself.

To make a long story short, I never put the cake back in the oven.

When I was done goofing off, I noticed the cheesecake had already cooled. It was too late to go back in the oven now.

So I did what I thought most people would do at the time, I put the cooled dessert on a rack in the refrigerator.

The next day, when it was time to serve dessert… I remember slicing that cake. It was creamier than anything I had baked at the time.

We served it to our guests, when our customers and other employees ate it… the compliments poured in.

My baking skills really paid off… Hehe

I discovered something that day… since cheesecake is more of a custard type dessert, it’s best to pull it out of the oven when the center is “almost set”. This simply means, if you tap the side of the pan and your cheesecake barely jiggles in the center, it’s perfect. If it doesn’t jiggle at all, it’s completely set.

That’s how I learned this technique. Sure.. I could’ve read some books on baking, or paid attention to those who were teaching me… but I had a lot going on already with the carrots and potatoes.

Soon after, I decided I was on to something. Every day since then, I’ve expanded my knowledge about baking by experimenting… and yes, I’ve even took up reading on the subject.

Now, you can have the benefit of my baking skills without throwing a single vegetable at another person!

tacos

Serrano's... A Mexican food restaurant in central Texas, they have some unbelievable queso there

reading, baking, cooking, writing

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From: GaPeach
07/28/2008 22:25:29
Hey Baker, Looks like you're the one with a way with cheesecake. Want to try all your recipes. Cheesecake is to die for but, I'd probably end up in a diabetic comma but, atleast it would be o.d. from cheesecake.Yummy!


From: GaPeach
05/16/2008 13:34:20
That's a great way to tell if your cheesecake is done. I use to tell my new employees the same thing about when bread was ready to bake. If it wiggles like jello its ready. Worked everytime.


From: Kimmyqt
02/26/2008 22:42:37
hehe.....I have a house in SL and a store. My house in on [PRIDE] and my store in on [ENVY]................or I love Phat Cat's Jazz lounge, Bogart's or my good friend owns Caribbean Breeze's...............

You can find me there as Katrin Bracken 


From: Kimmyqt
02/26/2008 13:15:22
LOL, I've been playing SL now for nearly one year............haven't been in-world now for over a week though.  I just got back from holiday's in Bora Bora.......are you in-world too?


From: TerrieHope
02/24/2008 05:50:04
Well, I'm glad to hear it. I have the problem of burning the water, etc.,

No, only joking. Just got into the habit of burning the meal, you know, too many things to do. Anyway, things will hopefully calm down soon, then I will hopefully stop giving my family burnt offerings, .


From: TerrieHope
02/23/2008 22:05:25
So are mistakes a regular thing? And are you learning from them?


From: TerrieHope
02/23/2008 19:34:41
So, in this case, goofing around got you the perfect cheesecake. Can't go wrong on that one can you?


From: TerrieHope
02/21/2008 22:25:20
Having read your "AboutMe" section, I now see where your blog comes in.  So I suppose we could say, "It sometimes pays to goof around in the kitchen"


02/15/2008 18:44:54
Love your tag, Mad...eat dessert first...words to live by! 


From: jill22
02/12/2008 22:04:09
Your Very WELCOME Pleased to meet you too





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