Recipe Requests - Community - Allrecipes

the buzz

Welcome to The Buzz

Question Ask a question  |  Learn More

Log in to add a comment to the recipe request. Join now to use this free feature.

Asked by:


Cooking Level: Intermediate

MARYSUNSHINE1 is asking: (1 answer)
Darn! I've been baking today and I totally messed up one of my old faves, Sandies. AKA as Mexican Wedding Cakes, Russian Tea Cakes, etc. They came out flat as a pancake! This has never happened before and I'm stumpted. I have a brand new stove and never bothered to check the oven temp, I just assumed it's right. I didn't make them last year, but did the previous 10 years or so. I did try a new recipe that had me sifting the flour so maybe that was it. Oh, I also used my kitchen aid stand mixer and I usually mix them by hand. Any thoughts?

Share your thoughts

Last updated: Dec. 10, 2012 5:46 am
Posted: Dec. 9, 2012 7:20 pm
Answered by: manella
Dec. 9, 2012 7:26 pm
Don't know what happend to yours,but i used my kitchen aid when i made zucchihi loaves,and i always mixed by hand also,came out flat also.Maybe should not have tried to mess with waht always worked before.What do you think?
Dec. 9, 2012 7:28 pm
Meant *what* can't spell today.
Dec. 9, 2012 7:46 pm
I think you are right manella, we shouldn't have messed with a good thing. I am very careful to never overmix with my stand mixer so I'm thinking it was something else. I will try again with the cookies, mixing by hand and hope that fixes it.
Dec. 9, 2012 9:22 pm
Could be your baking soda. It has such a short shelf life, and you never know how long it's been on the store shelf before it gets to your pantry. Test it by putting 1/4 tsp in a glass and adding 2 tsp vinegar. If it bubbles and fizzes very actively, it's fine.
Dec. 10, 2012 12:34 am
Thanks CC, I will try that. This sounds like a much more reliable test than just checking the date.
Dec. 10, 2012 3:55 am
I always use my KA for both my breads and tea cakes. I'm guessing as CC stated or a mismeasurement somewhere.
Dec. 10, 2012 5:46 am
Too much butter, not enough flour? I too mix these by hand so it could be that as well.
We do our best to make sure that Allrecipes user contributions are appropriate, but if you see anything questionable, please let us know so we can address the issue.
Subscribe Today!

In Season

Chicken On the Grill
Chicken On the Grill

Something about the grill's heat brings out the best flavor in the simplest chicken recipe.

Summer Desserts
Summer Desserts

We have over 700 dessert recipes just for summer fun.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $7.99!

Recently Viewed Recipes

You haven't looked at any recipes lately. Get clicking!
Quick Links: Recipe Box | Shopping List | More »
Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States