Cooking While Cooking, Baking While Baking!

@bluesa (5095)
Johannesburg, South Africa
April 18, 2016 4:20am CST
Hi all! Yeah, I have been baking while baking. Cooking while cooking. Autumn has still not arrived in JHB. It is already 68 Fahrenheit, 20 degrees Celsius at 9:30 in the morning that equals hot. My sister and I baked "koeksisters" not sure if I have mentioned them here before, a "koeksister" is dough that is plaited, deep fried in oil and dipped in melted sugar sauce. I am including a photo I took of them. I am, like I said before, an emotional eater. And I don't like take aways. So when I am upset or going through insomnia, like I did last night again, well I cook or bake, I just wish the weather would cool down a bit, so I don't feel I am also being baked or cooked. Isn't it a pain when someone is getting along with someone you don't like? I don't care how old a person is, when you consider someone fake or self inflated, you wish everyone could see that too. Isn't it a pain when people are not really successful, but believe they can give advice on how to be successful? And that people who are truly successful, never feel the need to give advice? Well, I haven't had much sleep lately, so I might be rambling. Or I might be making perfect sense to some? Either way, from a very hot JHB, I wish you all a happy and blessed week!
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@DianneN (42521)
• United States
19 Apr 16
I'm sorry it's still so hot for you, but I'm sure it will cool off before you know it. People are people, wherever you live, and I have to agree with you on that! Your koeksisters look heavenly! I would love to make them, if I knew how! Lol! I'll look up a recipe.
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@bluesa (5095)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
20 Apr 16
@DianneN :) , all you say is true, and I'm glad you agree. If we could share recipes here, I would, but yes, there should be a recipe for koeksisters on the web somewhere. It would be great if you could also make them, Dianne. :)
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@DianneN (42521)
• United States
20 Apr 16
@bluesa Yours look so professional!
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@bluesa (5095)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
20 Apr 16
@DianneN , thank you. Dianne, my sister and I have been making them for about 7 or so years, our first batch looked awful. :)
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@ridingbet (26275)
• Philippines
19 Apr 16
i feel your sentiments, my friend. and yes, cooking while cooking and baking while baking will a way, remove your emotions from those people you previously mentioned in your discussion. beautiful, and i guess, tasteful bread(are those braided bread) you posted here.
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@bluesa (5095)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
20 Apr 16
@ridingbet , yes, cooking and baking is good to get rid of annoyances caused by others :) . Yes, it is almost a type of plaited bread, but smaller, and it is deep fried in oil and dipped in melted sugar.
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@ridingbet (26275)
• Philippines
21 Apr 16
@bluesa that looks delicious. if those pieces of bread are sole here, than i will just take a small slice, because i am limiting my sugar intake, and i am only allowed to take a piece of loaf bread. no, i am not diabetic at all.
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@jaboUK (47617)
• United Kingdom
18 Apr 16
I agree - all those are pains! Those koeksisters look delicious.
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@bluesa (5095)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
18 Apr 16
Why, thank you, Janet :) , I am glad you agree. @jaboUK , if I had been close by, I would've brought some koeksisters over and we could've had some with tea in your gorgeous garden! Finally rain has started pouring here, we might get autumn temps, yay!
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@jaboUK (47617)
• United Kingdom
18 Apr 16
@bluesa Tea and koeksisters in my garden would be delightful. Glad you are at last getting some rain.
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@BelleStarr (26324)
• Portland, Connecticut
18 Apr 16
I hope you had a good sleep last night and you really are making perfect sense. But different people look for different things in people so may be they are seeing a side that doesn't appeal to you but does to them if that makes sense.
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@bluesa (5095)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
18 Apr 16
@BelleStar , hi there :) . Aw, thank you, but, was Still awake at 3 am this morning, I can only see if natural exhaustion will kick in. And yes, what you are saying makes sense, we all see each other differently, a person that rubs me up the wrong way, could easily be someone else's best friend. Why oh why are there always two sides to everything. :)
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@BelleStarr (26324)
• Portland, Connecticut
18 Apr 16
@bluesa lol I know it makes so hard for us to just see one side!!
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@LadyDuck (91212)
• Switzerland
18 Apr 16
I fully agree with you about people who want to be advice but they are not successful, they are a real pain. I also love to bake or cook to release the stress. The fried dough in your photo looks great.
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@bluesa (5095)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
18 Apr 16
Hi, Anna, yes, people like that are a real pain :) . Cooking and baking really does settle a person. Thank you, if I could, I would send you some, they are lovely with a cup of coffee @LadyDuck . :)
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@LadyDuck (91212)
• Switzerland
18 Apr 16
@bluesa I am sure they are, I just had a slice of lemon and poppy seed bread, it was good.
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@mom210 (5635)
• Atlanta, Georgia
29 Apr 16
Seems like a lot of people are heroes in their own minds. Enjoy your baking, I get in those moods too. Love to bake.
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@bluesa (5095)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
1 May 16
@mom210 , seems so. Thanks :) , enjoy your baking too!
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@PainsOnSlate (17632)
• Canada
20 Apr 16
I hope it calm downs for you. Heat and not being able to sleep drives me batty. Very interesting questions to ponder...
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@bluesa (5095)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
20 Apr 16
@PainsOnSlate , haha, I think we can safely say I'm going slightly batty. Hehe, yes, very deep, interesting questions
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@sol_cee (10466)
• Japan
19 Apr 16
Does baking koeksisters always requires a sister with you?
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@bluesa (5095)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
20 Apr 16
@sol_cee , um, well, it is a lot of work to make, so yeah, you kind of do need a sister, or friend, or brother, or friend, well, someone to help you make them. :D
@acelawrites (8824)
• Philippines
19 Apr 16
You have a nice way of solving your insomnia or boredom problem: cooking/baking which will make your family happy.
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@bluesa (5095)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
20 Apr 16
@acelawrites , yes, the less I sleep, the more my family has to eat. :D
• Canada
19 Apr 16
They look really wonderful, I wish I could cook;/. And yes, those things are understandably frustrating:/
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@bluesa (5095)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
19 Apr 16
@HebrewGreekStudies , I wish I could send you a few dozen. Thank you for agreeing those things are frustrating. ;)
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@marlina (51183)
• Canada
18 Apr 16
I think you need some SLEEP, so you won't think of things that are a waste of time to think about.
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@bluesa (5095)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
18 Apr 16
@marlina , you might just be right about that. Goodness knows I could use a good nights sleep.
@salonga (27266)
• Philippines
25 May 16
I am so tempted with your "koeksister". Maybe those who give advice on how to be successful when they themselves are not should rather just follow their own advice lol! And those who are successful but not generous enough to give advice on how to become one should take a course on how to be not too selfish.