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    Don Martinich Guest

    Default pastry bag alternative?

    I made a batch of guougeres the other day, and, since I don't own a
    pastry bag, things got kind of messy. The dough is just too sticky. The
    best I could do was to spoon it onto the baking pan. Does anyone have
    good alternative to squeezing it out of a bag?
    TIA

    D.M.

  2. #2
    Christine Dabney Guest

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    On Wed, 26 May 2010 17:34:35 -0700, Don Martinich <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >I made a batch of guougeres the other day, and, since I don't own a
    >pastry bag, things got kind of messy. The dough is just too sticky. The
    >best I could do was to spoon it onto the baking pan. Does anyone have
    >good alternative to squeezing it out of a bag?
    >TIA
    >
    >D.M.


    Use a ziplock baggie with a corner cut off. Spoon your dough into
    that (before you cut off the tip), and then squeeze it out. Works a
    treat.

    Christine

  3. #3
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: pastry bag alternative?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Christine Dabney <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Wed, 26 May 2010 17:34:35 -0700, Don Martinich <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >I made a batch of guougeres the other day, and, since I don't own a
    > >pastry bag, things got kind of messy. The dough is just too sticky. The
    > >best I could do was to spoon it onto the baking pan. Does anyone have
    > >good alternative to squeezing it out of a bag?
    > >TIA
    > >
    > >D.M.

    >
    > Use a ziplock baggie with a corner cut off. Spoon your dough into
    > that (before you cut off the tip), and then squeeze it out. Works a
    > treat.
    >
    > Christine


    Agreed. And you can toss the bag. :-)
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    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: pastry bag alternative?

    On Wed, 26 May 2010 17:34:35 -0700, Don Martinich wrote:

    > I made a batch of guougeres the other day, and, since I don't own a
    > pastry bag, things got kind of messy. The dough is just too sticky. The
    > best I could do was to spoon it onto the baking pan. Does anyone have
    > good alternative to squeezing it out of a bag?
    > TIA


    I cut a corner off of a ziplock bag and regular pastry tips fit in there
    just fine.

    You can also use parchment paper rolled into a cone.

    -sw

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    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: pastry bag alternative?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Sqwertz <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Wed, 26 May 2010 17:34:35 -0700, Don Martinich wrote:
    >
    > > I made a batch of guougeres the other day, and, since I don't own a
    > > pastry bag, things got kind of messy. The dough is just too sticky. The
    > > best I could do was to spoon it onto the baking pan. Does anyone have
    > > good alternative to squeezing it out of a bag?
    > > TIA

    >
    > I cut a corner off of a ziplock bag and regular pastry tips fit in there
    > just fine.
    >
    > You can also use parchment paper rolled into a cone.
    >
    > -sw


    I recommend the parchment cone hands down over the Ziploc bag. My
    experience with tubes in plastic bags is pretty miserable -- and that's
    with deviled egg filling. If you do use a plastic bag, Don, use a
    freezer bag and use two, one inside the other, then cut the corner for
    your pastry tip -- or without a pastry tip. JMO.


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    Don Martinich Guest

    Default Re: pastry bag alternative?

    In article
    <[email protected]met.ac
    ..uk>,
    Don Martinich <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I made a batch of guougeres the other day, and, since I don't own a
    > pastry bag, things got kind of messy. The dough is just too sticky. The
    > best I could do was to spoon it onto the baking pan. Does anyone have
    > good alternative to squeezing it out of a bag?
    > TIA
    >
    > D.M.


    Thanks for all your answers. It's nice to see RFC at it's best.

    D.M.

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    Christine Dabney Guest

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    On Thu, 27 May 2010 17:29:58 -0700, Don Martinich <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    ..
    >Thanks for all your answers. It's nice to see RFC at it's best.
    >
    >D.M.


    I agree on seeing rfc at it's best. Nice to see some food talk.

    Which method will you try?

    Koko was the one who showed me about the ziplock baggie trick. I
    didn't use a pastry tip then, but I have done so since. And actually,
    the time I used a pastry tip, is for the exact same purpose you were
    asking about....the piping of gougeres. They turned out well, using
    that. I will try to find my pictures that I took, of the gougeres...

    Christine

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    Christine Dabney Guest

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    On Thu, 27 May 2010 18:36:09 -0600, Christine Dabney
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I will try to find my pictures that I took, of the gougeres...
    >
    >Christine


    Okay, found my pictures.
    This one is after I piped them out, with the ziplock baggie.
    http://i50.tinypic.com/34i06t2.jpg

    This one, after they came out of the oven.
    http://i47.tinypic.com/n35g8z.jpg

    Christine

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    piedmont Guest

    Default Re: pastry bag alternative?

    On Wed, 26 May 2010 17:34:35 -0700, Don Martinich wrote:

    > I made a batch of guougeres the other day, and, since I don't own a
    > pastry bag, things got kind of messy. The dough is just too sticky. The
    > best I could do was to spoon it onto the baking pan. Does anyone have
    > good alternative to squeezing it out of a bag? TIA
    >
    > D.M.


    Hello,
    I use heavy freezer ziplock bags, fill 'em up, snip off the corner to
    desired size and squeeze away, been doing it for years for filling
    deviled eggs!



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    Don Martinich Guest

    Default Re: pastry bag alternative?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Christine Dabney <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Thu, 27 May 2010 18:36:09 -0600, Christine Dabney
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >I will try to find my pictures that I took, of the gougeres...
    > >
    > >Christine

    >
    > Okay, found my pictures.
    > This one is after I piped them out, with the ziplock baggie.
    > http://i50.tinypic.com/34i06t2.jpg
    >
    > This one, after they came out of the oven.
    > http://i47.tinypic.com/n35g8z.jpg
    >
    > Christine


    Thanks for the pix. They look very tasty. Is there any egg wash or
    cheese on top?

    BTW, if you make the dough with water instead of milk and use parmigiano
    cheese in the dough and lots of butter, they make great gnocchi.

    D.M.

  11. #11
    Christine Dabney Guest

    Default Re: pastry bag alternative?

    On Fri, 28 May 2010 17:13:03 -0700, Don Martinich <[email protected]>
    wrote:


    >Thanks for the pix. They look very tasty. Is there any egg wash or
    >cheese on top?


    Ya know, I don't even remember now. I did those a few years ago, and
    I probably did do an egg wash, but still..not sure. I do know that I
    used an Anne Willan recipe...
    >
    >BTW, if you make the dough with water instead of milk and use parmigiano
    >cheese in the dough and lots of butter, they make great gnocchi.
    >
    >D.M.


    Yes, I have heard that. Haven't tried it yet though..

    Christine

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