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Old 11-21-2010, 06:09 PM   #61
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I usually fire up my breamaker and make small loaves of fresh baked bread
As opposed to making small loaves of week old bread?

Awwww...... sorry...... I know what ya meant. Just couldn't help myself! My mom used to like to bake for friends and relatives at the holidays and I got the job of delivering so that they received the gifts while they were still indeed "fresh baked."
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I went away for the weekend to come back to this thread only to find it wasn't locked up. What the? Not only that..... it's on it's 3rd page.

Oh well, since everyone was nice enough to reply I might as well read them all.
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As opposed to making small loaves of week old bread?
Doesn't that depend on how long in advance of gifting the baking takes place?
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At least Amazon lets you trade it for something that is to your liking - without notifying the gift giver you returned it! (did this with my Kindle - but told Mom I swapped it!)
Oh my. That's what I'm getting my wife for Christmas. I have a bad track record finding things she will use, since I like gadgets much more than she does. But I have real hopes she'll like the Kindle, since she reads paperbacks outside a lot.

I have a hard time getting things, since family and friends don't know what I like. However, I found a tentative solution: local wines. This is something I can't shop for myself on the web, since there is a tangle of protective legislation making it very difficult for small wineries to import into a wine-producing state like Hawaii. Unfortunately, it's not easy or legal to ship wines for private persons, so that's a disadvantage.
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Doesn't that depend on how long in advance of gifting the baking takes place?
Well, not really. You always bake "fresh baked" bread. There's no way to bake old bread. It's a contradiction in terms. Old bread involves letting the bread sit around for a while, a step beyond baking. To gift "fresh baked" bread, you need to get your butt in gear and get it over to the lucky giftee pronto. When my mom used to bake for gifting, delivery was my job and the goods were generally still warm from the oven.

Hey..... I was just kiddin' around. It started with a conversation with DW. She said she was going to bake some fresh baked bread like my mom used to. I suggested she bake some day old bread. Then the fight started.........

Later I saw this thread......

I wish I could get my hands on one of freebird5825's loaves while it's still fresh baked, but after my well intentioned (but probably came across as a wise-ass) remarks, I'll just hope I don't get a letter bomb instead!
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I suppose you're gonna tell us the same rules apply to gifting "fresh slaughtered bacon"?
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I suppose you're gonna tell us the same rules apply to gifting "fresh slaughtered bacon"?
Wouldn't that be marketed as "aged on the hoof"?

I like the turn this thread has 'taken to bacon.'
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youbet, I get it--my dad used to correct me all the time for saying hot water heater. Same thing.
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youbet, I get it--my dad used to correct me all the time for saying hot water heater. Same thing.
And I bet these "corrections" are as much fun now as they were then.

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And I bet these "corrections" are as much fun now as they were then.
Spoken like a man who may only pretend to like bacon...
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And I bet these "corrections" are as much fun now as they were then.

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You betcha.... especially since the corectee can't reach my throat or hit me with the bread pan like DW can.

Somehow I feel like retribution will take place however....
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You betcha.... especially since the corectee can't reach my throat or hit me with the bread pan like DW can.

Somehow I feel like retribution will take place however....
There was a chain that had big signs "Our Pies are Baked Fresh Daily!". I always told people,"that's nice - how long after they bake them do they serve them?". And the pies were shipped in, not baked on-site. Most people didn't even groan, I don't think they 'got' that everything is baked 'fresh'.

Same thing (already mentioned) when DW talks about getting 'fresh' bacon, or 'fresh' pickles (those are called 'cucumbers'). And when a restaurant brags about their "home made" this-or-that, I always want to ask whose home they baked them in, and how do they get them here hot (no, I don't bother the wait staff with these questions)? And I can never pass up the 'hot water heater' comment either.

It's an endearing quality, I know.

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There was a chain that had big signs "Our Pies are Baked Fresh Daily!". I always told people,"that's nice - how long after they bake them do they serve them?". And the pies were shipped in, not baked on-site. Most people didn't even groan, I don't think they 'got' that everything is baked 'fresh'.

Same thing (already mentioned) when DW talks about getting 'fresh' bacon, or 'fresh' pickles (those are called 'cucumbers'). And when a restaurant brags about their "home made" this-or-that, I always want to ask whose home they baked them in, and how do they get them here hot (no, I don't bother the wait staff with these questions)? And I can never pass up the 'hot water heater' comment either.

It's an endearing quality, I know.

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How does the waitress respond when you order a tuna fish sandwich?
She askes if I want the sandwich made on white or whole wheat. I ask, is it "fresh baked?" And, oh yeah, don't forget to add bacon and toast it under the broiler to melt the cheese.
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... that everything is baked 'fresh'.
I don't know about that. I don't bake pies fresh -- I buy frozen ones at the grocery and bake those. However, I buy my fruit fresh rather than buying it canned. When you "bake something Adjective" or "buy something Adjective", that makes sense if the stuff comes "Adjective" (e.g., "fresh", "frozen", "canned") as opposed to coming some other way.
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How about frozen peaches, Greg?--I find they are as economical and tasty (in my smoothies, anyway) as fresh ones. Same with blueberries.
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