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  1. Hi all - after a decade and a half of using a barely functional stove/oven from the 1970s, I’ve decided that it’s time to up my game. I’ve got a vintage GE double oven combo situation that consists of an oven, a coiled electric stove top, a smaller oven on top, and an exhaust fan (that’s never worked btw), all wrapped up in one hideous brown piece 😄. If you google it, look for the brown double decker one. For background, I’d thought about doing this 10 years ago and even purchased a freestanding range, but I canceled my order when I realized just how much work would need to go into this project. I know what you’re thinking: what’s so complicated about replacing an old range with a new one? Well... here are my excuses: - the unit is likely not a plug-in but rather is hardwired to the electrical box, so I’d need to hire an electrician - I’d have to buy a new exhaust fan and get it installed - I’d have to put in a new backsplash for the wall that the old unit was covering - Did I mention that the current range is *just* under 30” with no room to spare on either side, and with today’s 30” ranges, the existing tile and cabinetry would likely have to be taken out/replaced Honestly, I’d love to just tear down the whole thing and have a brand-spanking new kitchen to play in, but that’s even more of an ordeal because of cost and because of dealing with contractors and managing that kind of project. (I know to some it doesn’t sound so bad to manage a reno, but it’s not my cup of rum). @lebowits - you recently re-did your kitchen, right? Want to manage a kitchen reno?!!! j/k 😄 ANYHOW... my question is (sorry for the long intro): Can someone recommend a really good electric range and electric oven combo? Here are the specs I’m looking for: 1. A ceramic cooktop would be a nice update from coils, BUT a type of coating that didn’t scratch easily would be great. 2. The heat emitted from this cooktop should be hot enough to puff up a roti (odd request, but necessary). 🙃 3. An AMAZEBALLS convection oven. I do A LOT LOT LOT of baking and an oven that heats up quickly and evenly is of utmost importance. Also, an oven that is “strong like bull” is necessary, so that when I create steam for my artisan breads, neither the light bulb nor the glass door will shatter (the former has happened and it’s not fun to clean and throw out what you’re baking). 4. Finally, and this is a wishlist thing but not a dealbreaker - oven racks that glide in and out would be awesome. I use a lot of heavy baking steels, stones, and cast iron cookware so it’d be nice if they came out to me instead of me having to yank them out from the depths of the kiln. 5. And for price... I’d say something that’s mid-range. I definitely don’t want to go above 2k and would prefer something closer to the 1k mark, especially since the fan and cost of the electrician/contractor will add up in a hurry. (Is that even considered mid-range??!) 😁 I’d love to get something super fancy like a Miele or Bosch, but given that the rest of my kitchen is from the 70s, I don’t want the brown dishwasher to get jealous. Thanks so much for reading and for your opinions.
  2. Here's a link to one of the recipes, but there are many: https://www.cuisineactuelle.fr/recettes/tarte-au-sucre-quebecoise-255638
  3. Found it! It’s called Tarte au Sucre. 👍 Hopefully I have enough butter to make this. 🙃
  4. Well I found a picture and the site calls it “milk brioche”, but I don’t see a lot of similar pics using that name. Does this look familiar to anyone? (from http://mangez-moi.fr/milk-brioche/)
  5. Hmm not sure... I don’t think so but they look deeeelicious!
  6. Thanks Tedwin, but it doesn’t look like croissant dough. It’s more like a brioche.
  7. As I set aside the day’s events and all that’s going on in the world, I go to my happy place which is all things baking and chocolate. I was thinking of a pastry I saw on Instagram once but didn’t get its name. I tried googling it but was unable to find what I was looking for, so I was hoping someone here might know what it was. 🙃 -it’s a yeasted and likely enriched dough -it is shaped into a flat round disc, usually about 6” in diameter -in that disc there are 5 or 6 indentations made, and I *think* that sugar cubes are inserted into the divots that later melt, but it could also be pastry cream Any idea what this is called? If someone identifies it, I’ll google a recipe and then stress eat it. 😛 Stay safe, everyone!
  8. Selling some books on cake decorating as I’m more into chocolate these days. All of the books are in brand new condition (it’s almost as if I took them out of the box, put them on the shelf, and they remained untouched for a few years 😂). Prices are lower than Amazon, but feel free to make an offer. I’d prefer to sell locally (Bay Area) so there’s no shipping, but I can also ship via book post. Message me for details. 1- $28 2- $7 3- $7 4- $10 5- $40 6- $5 7- $18 8- $5 9- $10 10- $6 11- $37 12- $18 13- $25 14- $6 15- $13 16- $30 17- $18 18- $15 19- $16 20- $150 21- $5
  9. Just an update: 1 Puppy lollipop mold SOLD-2 Patterned thin bar mold SOLD-3 Dimpled sphere 4 Turban mold SOLD-5 Circular relief mold SOLD-6 Flat small tasting bar mold SOLD-7 Martellato 3D small sphere magnetic mold (~0.75”), 3 pieces SOLD-8 No name 3D diamond/gem magnetic mold (~1”), 3 pieces SOLD-9 No name 3D sphere magnetic mold (~1.25”), 3 pieces 10 Indented oval mold 11 Indented oval mold 12 3D magnetic Raspberry mold 13 3D magnetic Blackberry mold SOLD-14 Flat wavey mold 15 Envelope/parcel mold 16 Large circular mold with triangle on top SOLD-17 Ruler mold SOLD-18 Gift box mold 19 3-tier pyramid mold with flat top SOLD-20 Log mold with design 21 Square mold with ‘belt’ 22 Large bar mold with dots SOLD-23 Large bar mold with squares 24 Oval mold with line across SOLD-25 Oval mold with cherry design 26 Beach ball hemisphere mold 27 Mushroom or champagne cork mold 28 Star mold SOLD-29 Cute animal mold (thinner plastic but still sturdy) SOLD-30 Cute animal mold (thinner plastic but still sturdy) SOLD-31 Panda mold (thinner plastic) SOLD-32 Emoji mold (thinner plastic) SOLD-33 Large (~3”) poop emoji mold (thinner plastic) 34 Peeps mold (thinner plastic but still sturdy)
  10. Just sent you some pics @pastrygirl 🙂
  11. Ahh I understand. Yes, variety is the name of the game here lol. 😁
  12. Yes one of each for most, except there are two for 10 & 11, and 29 & 30.
  13. Updated list of remaining molds as of 09/20/19: MOLDS FOR SALE: most used only once (some unused). $12 for each polycarbonate mold, $3 for thinner plastic mold, plus shipping. Message me if you need more info/pics. 1 Puppy lollipop mold SOLD-2 Patterned thin bar mold SOLD-3 Dimpled sphere 4 Turban mold SOLD-5 Circular relief mold SOLD-6 Flat small tasting bar mold SOLD-7 Martellato 3D small sphere magnetic mold (~0.75”), 3 pieces SOLD-8 No name 3D diamond/gem magnetic mold (~1”), 3 pieces SOLD-9 No name 3D sphere magnetic mold (~1.25”), 3 pieces 10 Indented oval mold 11 Indented oval mold 12 3D magnetic Raspberry mold 13 3D magnetic Blackberry mold SOLD-14 Flat wavey mold 15 Envelope/parcel mold 16 Large circular mold with triangle on top SOLD-17 Ruler mold SOLD-18 Gift box mold 19 3-tier pyramid mold with flat top SOLD-20 Log mold with design 21 Square mold with ‘belt’ 22 Large bar mold with dots SOLD-23 Large bar mold with squares 24 Oval mold with line across SOLD-25 Oval mold with cherry design 26 Beach ball hemisphere mold 27 Mushroom or champagne cork mold 28 Star mold SOLD-29 Cute animal mold (thinner plastic but still sturdy) SOLD-30 Cute animal mold (thinner plastic but still sturdy) SOLD-31 Panda mold (thinner plastic) SOLD-32 Emoji mold (thinner plastic) SOLD-33 Large (~3”) poop emoji mold (thinner plastic) 34 Peeps mold (thinner plastic but still sturdy)
  14. Thanks for the info. Sounds pretty cool, would love to see a pic of glowing candies. 🙂
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