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Free - sweetened frog eggs
Making tapioca pudding is the biggest bitch that ever bitched; the previous is especially true when you realize while you're beating the egg whites (by hand) that you misread the instructions and needed to separate four eggs, not two. This leads to swearing, frantic setting up pf the stand mixer, putting cooked starch eggs back on the heat, separating two more eggs, swearing, picking egg shells out of the whites, emphatic swearing, and mixing the egg yolks and sugar into the re-cooked tapioca puke.

Oy. At least the extra two egg whites made the volume large enough to be effectively whipped by the stand mixer. Fluffing whites by hand takes faaarrrrr tooooo looooong (swearing).

However, I have successfully made a metric fuck tonne of tapioca pudding. I don't know if I'm going to be able to eat it all. If you want tapioca, you should call me. I have so many frog eggs to give.

ALSO! I cleaned the kitchen (twice) including the wonderful sugar spill the happened during pie baking (well, stage one of the cleaning. I have to regroup and attack from a different angle to get to the rest. It killed the steel wool...), cleaned the bedroom, did laundry, cleaned the bathroom (minus the Tub of DoomTM), napped, read, and listened to.... 6ish hours of NPR. Does the time I napped with NPR on count?

Me = productive. :)
I &hearts Spring.

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graydancer From: graydancer Date: May 21st, 2006 10:29 pm (UTC) (Link)

I like frog eggs

If you want to bring some over when you come get the storage tubs, I'd be grateful...
abmann From: abmann Date: May 22nd, 2006 02:21 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: I like frog eggs

I'll bring it by tomorrow when I get the bins. :)
fencert From: fencert Date: May 21st, 2006 10:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
I must learn more cooking so as to lure members of the opposite sex into my bachelor-like existance. You have this knowledge, so I must stalk you until you divulge its secrets.
abmann From: abmann Date: May 22nd, 2006 02:20 am (UTC) (Link)
If I know anything about cookinh it's that you don't attract them with it; you get them to stay with it. However, I'm at your disposal for questions. :)
fencert From: fencert Date: May 22nd, 2006 02:31 am (UTC) (Link)
I see- so you mean to say that you drug your foodstuffs with heavy sedatives. Interesting. I'm learning things already!
evilevi From: evilevi Date: May 22nd, 2006 01:25 am (UTC) (Link)
Mmm.... tapioca. You taunt me with your dairy-based deliciousness.
abmann From: abmann Date: May 22nd, 2006 02:16 am (UTC) (Link)
There's actually less milk in it than there should be due to misreading the package. :) Yet, it's still less thick than I'd have thought.
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: May 22nd, 2006 04:12 am (UTC) (Link)

Three fun facts about egg whites

1) Make sure you whip them in a cold, metal bowl.
2) copper works best for firm, standing peaks.
3) Cream of Tartar can be used to short cut if you need fast and furious whites. But beware about the effects on taste and/or baking.

There's science behind all of that which I can go on at lengths about if you're interested.
abmann From: abmann Date: May 22nd, 2006 12:23 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Three fun facts about egg whites

I'm actually quite familiar with the science. It's not just copper bowls, silver and iron work well too. The eggs pick up an amount of the metal in the mixing. Harold McGee is my hero. I just like whipping egg whites by hand. Good forearm exercise.

And I doubt that cream of tartar would be beneficial in topioca pudding....
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: May 22nd, 2006 02:26 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Three fun facts about egg whites

I've got nothing against whipping things by hand. I don't own a mixing machine and the only one we use at work is an industrial mixer (one of those 4' jobs used for mixing massive batches of stuff) so I do everything by hand. Builds a good work ethic I say. We should whip all our kids by hand.

Rock out with your topioca out.
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: May 22nd, 2006 02:27 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Three fun facts about egg whites

PS - You're quite right about metal, however, I've never actually seen an iron bowl (though I know they exist) and while a silver bowl would be super sweet, it up there with the unicorn and dragon on the list of things conceivable but never existed.
abmann From: abmann Date: May 22nd, 2006 02:28 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Three fun facts about egg whites

The tapioca was pretty good, especialy with a little chocolate on it.

Yes. Childen should get the switch and bring it here so's I can whips 'em.
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