>As is all right and proper. Though I suspect that the apple crumble
>would be a regional/planetary thing. I can only imagine the number of
>New Austin Scouts who get their Hazmat merit badge dealing with their
>Annual Chili Cook-Off/Barbecue.
One would imagine. (Similarly, the Neo-Japanese equivalent of that same badge can be earned by working with fugu and surviving.)
It so happens that Laura's particular culinary bent is pâtisserie, anyway, so apple crumble was a logical choice. She's also quite good at rustic French and Italian breads, cinnamon buns, and -
mmmmm, cinnamon buns
- do excuse me - and the various arcane applications of ganache. The meticulousness involved in baking and candymaking appeals to her inner need for structured reality. Plan the dive and dive the plan, as they used to say in the underwater salvage biz.
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