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An Alton Brown must-see episode!

mothrpoet Oct 10, 2007 05:58 PM

Tonight, FN is airing Alton's "Three Chips for Sister Marsha" episode. The show details the chemistry involved in creating three different types of chocolate chip cookies from the same basic dough. You change the fat, the temp, etc. in order to create the cookie texture you desire: soft, chewy, crisp, etc. Very informative, and I have cooked for decades and decades!

  1. Keithel Oct 12, 2007 07:55 PM

    I'll note that you can find this episode using a certain well known video sharing service that I think everyone is familiar with, just search for the title.

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      Buckethead Oct 11, 2007 02:13 PM

      Love that episode, particularly the hand puppet who explains the effects of various things on the texture of the final cookie..

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        Bunson Oct 11, 2007 12:12 PM

        The chewy cookie recipe is divine!

        1. Sarah Oct 10, 2007 06:21 PM

          I agree it's informative, but alas, Marsha is soooo annoying it ruins the show!

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          1. re: Sarah
            ccbweb Oct 10, 2007 06:42 PM

            Yep...although it's worth watching it once to hear the explanations for what the variations do for the cookies. Then just get the recipes off of the website and never watch the episode again in life.

            Wow is it annoying.

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