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Wed May 16, 2018, 02:11 PM

Why Work When You Can Procrastibake?

'All procrastibakers do not bake alike.

Procrastibaking — the practice of baking something completely unnecessary, with the intention of avoiding “real” work — is a surprisingly common habit that has only recently acquired a name. Medical students, romance writers, freelance web designers: Almost anyone who works at home and has a cookie sheet in the cupboard can try it.

“I started procrastibaking in college as a way to feel productive while also avoiding my schoolwork,” said Wesley Straton, a graduate student in Brooklyn. “Baking feels like a low-stakes artistic outlet.”

Some procrastibakers like to make long, slow recipes that break up the entire day, returning to their spreadsheets or study guides in between steps like proofing, chilling and rising. Those who use baking as a transition into a creative state of mind are more likely to stir up a quick banana bread or pan of brownies.

“My personal favorite time suck is baking macarons,” said the author Jessica Cale. “Not only does it take quite a lot of time and patience to figure out how to get them right, but it can take up to three days to complete the process.”'>>>

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/15/dining/procrastination-baking.html?

Juicy Orange Cake

https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1019287-juicy-orange-cake

Kitchen Sink Cookies

https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1019313-kitchen-sink-cookies

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Wed May 16, 2018, 02:21 PM

1. yah... I would have written a book on this with recipes and stuff

but, well... muffins were calling.

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Wed May 16, 2018, 02:25 PM

2. HA! I get procrastibaked when I smoke up and blow off housework LOL!

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 02:26 PM

3. Crack Pie



https://milkbarstore.com/recipes/crack-pie-recipe/

this recipe makes two pies (two pies are always better than one), but you can always keep the second pie frozen if need be!

1 recipe oat cookie (recipe follows)
15 g (1 tbs tightly packed) light brown sugar
1 g (1/4 tsp) salt
55 g (4 tbs) butter, melted, or as needed
1 recipe crack pie® filling (recipe follows)
confectioners’ sugar, for dusting

1. heat the oven to 350°f.

~snip~

For "Corn Powder" aka powdered freeze-dried sweet corn you can get whole freeze dried sweet corn on Amazon and pulse in processor or coffee grinder & strain with fine mesh. You only need 100 grams but it makes a big difference since there are so few other ingredients. Also up the cookie amount by 20% for easier crust prep.

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Wed May 16, 2018, 04:51 PM

4. i bake/cook simple food. ugly is fine. plating is stupid.

macaroons? meh. fed up. i made my own coconut cookie recipe. i got good cookies each time. but 2nd closest to what i want. easy.
now it is rhubarb season + i am making my lazy ass †arts. ugly but tasty.

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