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Poem: "Half-Baked Ideas"
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tuftears From: tuftears Date: July 8th, 2011 06:51 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm curious, isn't half-baking something usually undercooking? };)
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: July 8th, 2011 07:06 am (UTC) (Link)

Yes...

Half-baked does typically mean undercooked. That particular recipe just happens to be very forgiving, so as the poem says, it doesn't suffer from being either undercooked or overcooked.
tuftears From: tuftears Date: July 8th, 2011 07:32 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yes...

Oh! I read it as meaning the recipe was magical in that it was impossible to undercook or overcook it. Slightly different meaning. };)
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: July 9th, 2011 01:13 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yes...

No, just good for picking up ambient magic from the bards.

*sigh* From the comments, it looks like I didn't unpack enough detail in this poem.
tuftears From: tuftears Date: July 9th, 2011 02:15 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yes...

Occupational hazard of being a poet/writer. ^_^
siege From: siege Date: July 8th, 2011 12:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yes...

I've learned that cinnamon rolls with traditional dough are very hard to bake right. They can easily come out of the oven hard, burnt, or chewy, and bakers who choose to undercook them have to set them aside for a half-day or more to dry out before glazing and selling.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: July 8th, 2011 05:47 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yes...

Those are on the other end of the scale, yes. Some recipes, even if they aren't very fancy, are really really fussy about cooking time or temperature.
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