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    My husband (bless him) nearly sends me demented when he says:
    capsicun instead of capsicum
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    prefection instead of perfection

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    Default Spelling and Grammar Vent Thread #4

    I am far from a whiz when it comes to grammar so I thought I would ask here.

    I baked a cake today and while reading the recipe I couldn't decide if I should:

    A) cover the wire rack with a tea towel then put the cake on top

    B) put the cake straight on rack and cover both with a tea towel

    The cake is made and looks amazing but in curious as to what this sentence is asking. I said A but DH thinks B.




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    I can't decide @mummymaybe!

    I think maybe B only because I remember my mum doing that before (I assume that it may be to keep steam in?)

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    @twinklify I decided to cover the rack to protect the delicate sponge.

    But what you say seems valid as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mummymaybe View Post
    @twinklify I decided to cover the rack to protect the delicate sponge.

    But what you say seems valid as well.
    I googled. And some recipes say 'tea towel lined rack'. So must be a!

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    I think the sentence reads as if the wire racks should be covered with a tea towel. If the whole thing should be covered with a tea towel they should have put a full stop after "wire racks" and then written "Cover with a tea towel" as a separate sentence.

    How odd. But on the upside, cake!!!!

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    Assuming the sentence is grammatically correct, you'd be covering the wire racks. Never heard of that being done though!
    Now I want cake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BB77 View Post
    Assuming the sentence is grammatically correct, you'd be covering the wire racks. Never heard of that being done though!
    Now I want cake.
    It's mandatory in the show baking society and for professional cake makers. Rack marks are awful - especially on cakes you don't ice.

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    Thanks ladies, I had heard of lining the rack to prevent lines.

    Thanks for helping, I was pretty sure the lack of full stop or comma meant A was the option.

    The cake was lovely by the way.


 

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