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Mandos

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« Reply #75 on: January 24, 2008, 12:39:23 PM »
kuri, oh, I didn't realize that someone mentioned it on my blog. :)

I use lots of coriander in fresh form.  Love the stuff.

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« Reply #76 on: January 24, 2008, 02:11:08 PM »
from the blog: "Mandos made a truly stellar and complex brittle."   hehehe, stellar and complex  :D

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« Reply #77 on: January 24, 2008, 03:13:29 PM »
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What a load of malarkey.


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« Reply #78 on: November 13, 2008, 11:10:33 PM »
It's on again this year.  Whew, it only feels like yesterday.  This time no nuts are allowed (anaphylactic judge), so no brittles or family sweets.  I think I'll actually do the butter tarts this time, and the Mexican chocolate cookies.  Need a third.  Any suggestions?

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« Reply #79 on: November 14, 2008, 10:19:49 AM »
Hmm, finding the right packaging for your butter tarts so that they don't arrive all smushed up will also be a challenge.

If you can sacrifice the baking tin to the cause, you could try shipping them to the judges in that.

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« Reply #80 on: November 14, 2008, 10:41:18 AM »
I was going to send the package in a metal tin stuffed with tissue paper for insulation.  Don't think that'll work?  Last year, the package did get partly crushed by another package but that was an exception.

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« Reply #81 on: November 14, 2008, 01:20:34 PM »
If I were sending butter tarts by mail and I wanted them to show up in impeccable shape, I would send them in the same baking tin that produced them.  With a double layer of bubble wrap taped around the whole thing.  The tarts will be trapped in their little cells and thus won't smush into one another.  Just a suggestion.

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« Reply #82 on: November 14, 2008, 02:37:15 PM »
That's good idea.  I was originally planning on using those silicone baking cups.  Problem is, this is all to be done in a toaster oven, and the baking pan has to be small enough to fit.

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« Reply #83 on: November 14, 2008, 04:34:06 PM »
No problem.  Purchase a cheap, small muffin/tart baking tin that has the same size capacity as the tarts you'll bake in the silicon ones.  Just use it for shipping.

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« Reply #84 on: November 14, 2008, 06:08:36 PM »
Oh no, I was talking about those individual cups.  Yes, they sell baking cups in silicone stacks of individual cups.  Allows you to bake more in a smaller space. I don't think they make individual tins.

But I'll look.

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« Reply #85 on: November 14, 2008, 07:48:08 PM »
No, I meant bake them individually but pack them in a regular metal baking tin, holding 6 or 12 muffins/tarts.  Regardless of whether they're made of metal, silicon or plastic (for microwaves), the capacity is standard I think.

 

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