Talking with My Mouth Full: Crab Cakes, Bundt Cakes, and Other Kitchen Stories by Bonny WolfI have no idea where my copy of Talking with My Mouth Full came from—I don’t remember buying or receiving it, but one day I looked at my bookshelf and saw the book sitting there. I needed something on the lighter side to read, and this seemed to fit the bill.
Talking with My Mouth Full is a very charming book. Each chapter is a short (sometimes too short) essay in which Wolf reflects on food, memory, and family, concluding with a few recipes linked to that chapter’s topic. Although she doesn’t go too deeply into food history, Wolf explains how American tastes have changed over the decades, and also how regional tastes and understandings of “authentic” dishes differ. A lot of the recipes included in the book looked intriguing, but more time-consuming and calorie-laden than the food I usually cook.
The chapter topics can feel a little bit random—Jell-o, aprons, state fair food, flambé dishes—but in the end, I think I most enjoyed the most random chapters. I never imagined reading an essay on toast, but that’s probably my favorite one in the book. (And I’ve been on a toast kick every day since!) Wolf’s broader point, I think, is that the foods that make us happiest aren’t necessarily the most sophisticated or fashionable ones. They’re the foods that bring back good memories, that comfort us, that we share with others. Even “cooking disasters” can become fond memories in time.
For a book that I don’t remember specifically choosing to acquire, Talking with My Mouth Full was a fairly satisfying read. The only shortcoming is that some of the chapters felt too much like appetizers when I was hoping for a main course.
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From the Caribbean or wherever life has us at the moment. First of all, there are several types of fluted pans. They each have different qualities and different situations that they should be used. A bundt pan has decorative sides and tops that range from ridges to fruit, or other still life scenes. It is usually used for pound cake and other dense moist cakes such a coffee cakes. Pound cake batter has a lot more moisture than a standard cake batter due to all the butter, milk and eggs.
Jun 7, Photo: Getty Images Bundt pans have fluted sides and are less ideal for a chiffon cake or angel food cake, but are otherwise pretty interchangeable with “ Some people prefer butter,” she says, “but to me, it tends to burn.”.
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Depending on what you're baking, your recipe might call for the use of either a Bundt pan or a tube pan. Although they look quite similar, they actually may not always be interchangeable. Take careful consideration of the ingredients and the baking times specified in the recipe and determine which vessel best fits your needs. A tube pan is a deep, smooth-sided baking pan with a hollow tube in the middle. It's used primarily for baking angel food and sponge cakes. The tube pan can be made as a single-piece pan or as a two-piece pan with a removable flat round bottom to help extricate the cake after baking. A Bundt pan is an ornamental tube pan that's popular for making dense cakes of the pound-cake variety.
Our magazine, Sift, is filled with stunning photography and delicious recipes. But it's also a great educational resource for bakers. From time to time we pick out a reader's question from Sift to feature here in our blog — like this one from our upcoming Fall issue:. What would be the right size Bundt pan, a cup or cup? And how long do I bake it for? What those measurements DON'T mean is that you can bake 10 or 12 cups of cake batter in a or cup Bundt pan.