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Eating and Drinking => Kitchen Natter => Topic started by: New shoot on January 17, 2016, 08:55

Title: Show us your bakes!
Post by: New shoot on January 17, 2016, 08:55
Just like in Extra Slice - the Great British Bake Off review show with Jo Brand, post pictures of your triumphs and tribulations in your baking.

These St Lucia buns are not perfect, but they taste good and I am counting them as a triumph because they are made with my own home grown saffron.

(http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m198/suec_02/IMG_1696_zpsbozjvvtb.jpg) (http://s104.photobucket.com/user/suec_02/media/IMG_1696_zpsbozjvvtb.jpg.html)

What they should look like and the recipe here :

http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/pauls_st_lucia_buns_04825

I'll get the kettle on shall I?  :D
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: mumofstig on January 17, 2016, 10:04
Yup! Save one for me  :D
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: surbie100 on January 17, 2016, 10:18
We really do need a 'like' button!

They look fab, just getting my coat on, see you v shortly!
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: jaydig on January 17, 2016, 14:56
They look perfect to me!  I wish my bakes turned out like that.
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: tosca100 on January 17, 2016, 16:27
They look yummy New Shoot.

Been doing a lot of baking lately to try to use up te egg mountain. And walnuts. So today I went back to my childhood and made coffee and walnut sponge and coconut macaroons (yolks went into carbonara sauce)

(http://i673.photobucket.com/albums/vv100/tosca100-dog/DSC01287_zpsraidppyb.jpg) (http://s673.photobucket.com/user/tosca100-dog/media/DSC01287_zpsraidppyb.jpg.html)


(http://i673.photobucket.com/albums/vv100/tosca100-dog/DSC01290_zpsdzokdaol.jpg) (http://s673.photobucket.com/user/tosca100-dog/media/DSC01290_zpsdzokdaol.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: mumofstig on January 17, 2016, 16:34
As I'm trying to lose a bit of weight, I had better stop reading this thread  ::)

Everything looks soooo yummy  :D
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: Eblana on January 18, 2016, 11:15
As I'm trying to lose a bit of weight, I had better stop reading this thread  ::)

Everything looks soooo yummy  :D

Me too
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: Lardman on January 18, 2016, 13:52
I've spent an hour digging out bindweed roots - I think Im entitled to large noggin of that coffee and walnut cake  :tongue2:

Just picked up the first eggs of the year here too... however can I use them up  :lol:
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: GrannieAnnie on January 18, 2016, 14:40
I just love coffee and walnut cake Tosca!   

Lovely buns too New Shoot!  They look perfect!  ;)
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: tosca100 on January 20, 2016, 15:16
Neighbours coming over for coffee in the morning so it's St Clements drizzle cake with St Clements curd to go in, and because they love mince pies and I made too much mincemeat, a mincemeat slice. As the oven was on, bread made a day early (wild, I am!)  :lol:

(http://i673.photobucket.com/albums/vv100/tosca100-dog/DSC01384_zpse6pjz1dd.jpg) (http://s673.photobucket.com/user/tosca100-dog/media/DSC01384_zpse6pjz1dd.jpg.html)

(http://i673.photobucket.com/albums/vv100/tosca100-dog/efc509b2-5482-4f6e-8df7-eb737f580b7b_zps3ngxvoyq.jpg) (http://s673.photobucket.com/user/tosca100-dog/media/efc509b2-5482-4f6e-8df7-eb737f580b7b_zps3ngxvoyq.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: pigguns on January 21, 2016, 07:11
Oh wow, a food porn thread  :tongue2:.  I'm in! as son as I make something worth photographing that is.....
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: New shoot on January 21, 2016, 08:00
Oh wow, a food porn thread  :tongue2:.  I'm in! as son as I make something worth photographing that is.....

 :lol: 

The more the merrier   ;)

Tosca your neighbours will be beaming when they see that lot.  The bread looks good as well  :)
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: tosca100 on January 21, 2016, 09:51
They've gone home all sugared up for the day, just how they like it. And with a bag full of goodies!

The curd is yum...well. I had to try it to see if it was OK for the cake.  :lol:
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: sunshineband on January 21, 2016, 14:59
It did all look luscious, Tosca!

I shall be breadmaking with Midget Gems at the weekend.

Wonder how it'll turn out? I'll be letting you know ......
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: snowdrops on January 21, 2016, 16:01
It did all look luscious, Tosca!

I shall be breadmaking with Midget Gems at the weekend.

Wonder how it'll turn out? I'll be letting you know ......

My children's friends were always treated to bread making when spending the day, home made pizzas for lunch then a hedgehog or snail to take home plus remains of their pizza, they loved it used to have children almost begging to come
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: GrannieAnnie on January 21, 2016, 23:58
I love this thread!   ;)  Not the best decorator, but I liked these little cakes and step DIL and granddaughter loved them!

Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: tosca100 on January 22, 2016, 07:11
What a great idea for a birthday cake. All looks yummy.  :)
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: GrannieAnnie on January 22, 2016, 15:32
The first Christmas that Brian and I were losing our weight, I made 12 of those tiny cakes.  I think I froze 3, but the others I marzipanned and iced.  My Nici had 3 as her family don't like fruit cake and Brian had I had 3 each over the 2 weeks of Christmas.  Plus the mince pies and sausage rolls were all miniature ones!   

The first Christmas for years that I didn't put on any weight!  ;) ;)
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: compostqueen on January 23, 2016, 12:55
Paul Hollywood recipe Walnut Stilton plait. Made this yesters.  Not the best-looking plait but I am cack-handed so I thought it was fine.  Lush loaf anyway. Way tasty  :tongue2:  I made the bread the star and built our tea around it.  Baked gammon and a ploughman's type tea. Lovely jubbly  :)
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: tosca100 on January 23, 2016, 13:54
Yum. Made some recently with some stilton from last month and it was great. almost worth having on it's own.
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: New shoot on January 23, 2016, 18:00
More amazing looking bread  8)

Note to self.  Do not read this thread when you are hungry.  It really does not help  :lol:
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: pigguns on January 23, 2016, 19:36
I keep forgetting to take photos.. this was what was left of the sticky toffee pudding today though..... :tongue2:
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: GrannieAnnie on January 23, 2016, 22:50
I keep forgetting to take photos.. this was what was left of the sticky toffee pudding today though..... :tongue2:

Must have been yummy though Pigguns, not much left!   ;) ;)
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: compostqueen on January 24, 2016, 13:11
I had a fab sticky t pud recently in a pub and freshly made. Absolutely lush.  I dareN't make one  :D
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: mumofstig on January 24, 2016, 20:08
Tried the small pack of panettone muffin cases out ........

(http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu317/mumofstig/bakes_zpsq8i59n12.jpg)

I'm really pleased with those  :) I'll have to take  some most of them to my daughter's before I eat them all  :nowink:
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: snowdrops on January 24, 2016, 20:36
They look lovely mum, did you have to hang them upside down like the big one? How do they compare to the big one you made?
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: mumofstig on January 24, 2016, 20:56
No, I didn't hang them upside - there's not enough weight to make them drop (only 85g of mix per muffin)

They were a different recipe to the big one, but they're beautifully soft inside - unlike the big one  :blush: and even better in the cases than in the muffin tin. The recipe is a keeper for me  :D
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: compostqueen on January 29, 2016, 10:13
Wow they look absolutely lush  :tongue2:  Giz one!

Here's my latest creation.  Wholemeal knot loaf (Paul Hollywood).  Lovely!  Definitely going to make this again. Simple to make to which is a boon  :)
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: sunshineband on January 29, 2016, 11:15
Wow they look absolutely lush  :tongue2:  Giz one!

Here's my latest creation.  Wholemeal knot loaf (Paul Hollywood).  Lovely!  Definitely going to make this again. Simple to make to which is a boon  :)

Sounds nice -- any photo perhaps?
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: surbie100 on January 29, 2016, 11:25
Tried the small pack of panettone muffin cases out ........

(http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu317/mumofstig/bakes_zpsq8i59n12.jpg)

I'm really pleased with those  :) I'll have to take  some most of them to my daughter's before I eat them all  :nowink:

Oooooooooh Mum , where's mine?!  :lol:
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: mumofstig on January 29, 2016, 11:56
Wow they look absolutely lush  :tongue2:  Giz one!

Here's my latest creation.  Wholemeal knot loaf (Paul Hollywood).  Lovely!  Definitely going to make this again. Simple to make to which is a boon  :)

Sounds nice -- any photo perhaps?

CQ's bread photo is here - and it looks delish :)
http://chat.allotment-garden.org/index.php?topic=118154.msg1442795#msg1442795
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: tosca100 on January 29, 2016, 12:53
Very short notice chocolate birthday cake for the neighbours' 20 year old grandson. I know they love their 'English' cakes but they have known about this birthday for 20 years!  :lol: Bless them. Only had icing left over from last season and no icing sugar so it's a good job the lads here are used to being given flowers! A jar of fish stew and a jar of chicken meat in return. Love Bulgaria.

Unfortunately can't get on to photobucket so photo later


Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: Norfolkgrey on January 29, 2016, 19:02
My computer must be on a diet, I can't see most of the pics of peeps bakes  :ohmy:
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: jaydig on January 29, 2016, 19:19
My computer must be on a diet, I can't see most of the pics of peeps bakes  :ohmy:

Same here, what a disappointment!
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: mumofstig on January 29, 2016, 19:24
The photo host site Photobucket is down for maintenance...... try again later  ;)
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: tosca100 on January 30, 2016, 08:01
Very short notice chocolate birthday cake for the neighbours' 20 year old grandson. I know they love their 'English' cakes but they have known about this birthday for 20 years!  :lol: Bless them. Only had icing left over from last season and no icing sugar so it's a good job the lads here are used to being given flowers! A jar of fish stew and a jar of chicken meat in return. Love Bulgaria.

Unfortunately can't get on to photobucket so photo later


Candles and sparklers provided for later
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Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: New shoot on January 30, 2016, 09:16
That is lovely. I bet they were thrilled with that cake  :)

I'm also drooling over the panettoni buns and CQ's bread  :lol:
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: sunshineband on January 30, 2016, 15:40
Lovely looking cake, Tosca. The sparklers sound a good touch too.

Here is my Apple & Pear Cobbler, which is not as beautiful as most of the bakes here, but it is what I made to take to our son's for dinner later
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: compostqueen on January 31, 2016, 19:48
Cor that looks fab!  I could eat a helping of that :tongue2:  cream or custard?  :nowink: 
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: New shoot on February 01, 2016, 10:37
cream or custard?  :nowink: 

I would happily accept a bowlful with either.  Looks yummy  :)
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: sunshineband on February 01, 2016, 17:23
It was cream lol!
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: tosca100 on February 04, 2016, 11:41
Not strictly a bake I suppose. My first attempt at crumpety pikelety things (too thick for pikelets but I have no rings for crumpets) Some things are very hard to get hold of here and I fancied some. They are lovely with cold butter and freshly made raspberry jam. Yum yum!

(http://i673.photobucket.com/albums/vv100/tosca100-dog/DSC01615_zpsweicol6s.jpg) (http://s673.photobucket.com/user/tosca100-dog/media/DSC01615_zpsweicol6s.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: snowdrops on February 04, 2016, 14:00
DD & I had a cooking session & made these, 2 sourdough loaves, banana cakes, I cooked all the lamb bones etc from the half lamb I bought before,then stripped the meat & added some to the tagine sauce I'd taken out from the freezer & then we made cous ous with lots of veg,fruit to go with it. I also completed the aubergine parmigiana 'S that I'd made the sauce for on Sunday.
(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t371/snowdrops3/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-03/79DEFE8D-0FAF-4C7F-9EE3-53060B2C99B3_zpsyqlqdi03.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/snowdrops3/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-03/79DEFE8D-0FAF-4C7F-9EE3-53060B2C99B3_zpsyqlqdi03.jpg.html)
Oh & here's the leftovers of the apple pie from the night before
(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t371/snowdrops3/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-03/FC758222-D4B8-4B3F-A6F9-6075338C8E59_zps4husaajr.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/snowdrops3/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-03/FC758222-D4B8-4B3F-A6F9-6075338C8E59_zps4husaajr.jpg.html)
& here's the aubergine parmgiana before cooking
(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t371/snowdrops3/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-03/69254FD0-5DF9-45CA-9C0A-0DC53A39137B_zpslmriesdx.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/snowdrops3/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-03/69254FD0-5DF9-45CA-9C0A-0DC53A39137B_zpslmriesdx.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: compostqueen on February 05, 2016, 12:53
Very productive !  :tongue2:

I think aub parmigana is my fave food!  Or that could be patatas bravas  :)   The last time I made it my husband ate most of the whole darned dish.  He thought it was mushrooms.  He doesn't like aubergine he said  :nowink:  So it was "mushroom" parmigana  :lol:   
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: snowdrops on February 05, 2016, 18:18
Yes I always forget how delicious it is, what patata  bravas?
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: tosca100 on February 09, 2016, 12:15
Baking day today. Soft rolls, carrot, orange and walnut cake (drizzled) garlic and rosemary breads and a couple of bloomers. Sorted for a week (barring visitors) :D

(http://i673.photobucket.com/albums/vv100/tosca100-dog/DSC01631%202_zpspbavmdpf.jpg) (http://s673.photobucket.com/user/tosca100-dog/media/DSC01631%202_zpspbavmdpf.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: mumofstig on February 09, 2016, 12:21
They look yum  :D
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: tosca100 on February 09, 2016, 12:53
Thanks...what you can't see is that I cut a huge chunk off the dark loaf and have just scoffed it with hard butter and raspberry jam lol. I don't eat a huge amount of bread but that crunchy soft and warm crusty bit is just soooo good! And I do like a bit of colour for added flavour.  :D
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: snowdrops on February 09, 2016, 14:51
Looking yummy, I like the sound of carrot,orange & walnut cake, can you share the recipe please
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: tosca100 on February 09, 2016, 16:52
It was this one as I had yoghurt to use up. left out the vanilla and added orange zest, did lemon/orange and sugar syrup instead of frosting and walnuts cos we have a tree. Nothing's simple. :lol:

http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2013/03/11/super-moist-carrot-cake/
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: snowdrops on February 09, 2016, 21:53
Thank you, I've had a look, will have to make it when I need one to take somewhere as hubby is dairy free so no yogurt, or if I've already made him something else😄
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: tosca100 on February 10, 2016, 05:37
My regular recipe has no yogurt and is very nice, I'll sort it out for you later.  :)As nice as this one.
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: chrissie B on February 11, 2016, 17:58
Gosh everything looks so yummy i will have to get cooking .
chrissie b
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: tosca100 on February 11, 2016, 18:18
My regular recipe has no yogurt and is very nice, I'll sort it out for you later.  :)As nice as this one.

This is my regular recipe, but I reduce the sugar slightly and soak the raisins in orange juice if I use them, but use walnuts sometimes as they're free

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/3229/yummy-scrummy-carrot-cake
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: snowdrops on February 11, 2016, 18:57
Thank you I'll take a look & maybe have a go this weekend
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: tosca100 on February 17, 2016, 11:28
Mmmmm...soft, rich and fruity inside, crisp and sweet outside. Indigestion here we come!
(http://i673.photobucket.com/albums/vv100/tosca100-dog/DSC01709_zpsy8p6nrfi.jpg) (http://s673.photobucket.com/user/tosca100-dog/media/DSC01709_zpsy8p6nrfi.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: Snoop on February 17, 2016, 16:01
Oh, wow, Tosca! They look gorgeous. I was thinking about pinching one off the corner, but I'll have to take a whole row of three and hope you don't notice.  :lol:
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: tosca100 on February 17, 2016, 17:49
 :lol: :lol: :lol: The best I've made yet, usually I over cook them....they still get eaten though or put in bread and butter pudding
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: snowdrops on February 17, 2016, 17:54
Hmm yummy,yummy
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: chrissie B on February 27, 2016, 15:34
Today its all better now
chrissie b
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: surbie100 on March 09, 2016, 18:35
It's not elegant, but oh my it tastes AMAZING! Have had a big warm slab of it with a cuppa.

Pear, hazelnut and chocolate cake. (http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/mar/06/nigel-slater-spiced-quince-cake-and-pearl-chocolate-hazelnut-cake-recipes)
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: New shoot on March 10, 2016, 08:57
Yum  :D

I tried to read the recipe, but I was having trouble getting past that spiced quince cake one at the top of the page  :ohmy:  :lol:   I feel the need to try that one this autumn  ;)
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: Snoop on March 10, 2016, 16:54
Here's another collapsible cake we used to like. I used walnuts instead of pecans.

http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/cuisine/european/english/apricot-apple-and-pecan-loaf.html
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: chrissie B on March 10, 2016, 18:45
Looks yummy i like the knobbly look cos you get the bits that get that extra bit of cooking and they are crunchy.
looks good to me .
chrissie b
Title: rugby cupcake
Post by: chrissie B on March 21, 2016, 10:22
Made these for the victory in the rugby
chrissie b
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: chrissie B on March 29, 2016, 16:27
This is a victoria sponge i made for the freezer at christmas its been reinventer for easter
chrissie b
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: Snoop on March 29, 2016, 18:04
Chrissie, that looks positively yummy.
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: chrissie B on March 29, 2016, 19:18
Snoop it was went down well still got half hubbys not had any yet , we have a veg italian  now , grand dauhter i had to tell her where every thing came from .
chrissie b
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: New shoot on March 30, 2016, 08:28
That cake does look very good, but it was savouries here yesterday.  Sourdough baguettes and loaves made with a spelt starter and white flour.  I got to use my new baguette shaper as well  8)

(http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m198/suec_02/IMG_1747_zpsalkkte8r.jpg) (http://s104.photobucket.com/user/suec_02/media/IMG_1747_zpsalkkte8r.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: chrissie B on March 30, 2016, 22:58
They look good , was it better with the shaper .
chrissie b
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: New shoot on March 31, 2016, 11:52
Yes the shaper made it really easy  :)  Well worth buying that bit of kit  ;)
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: snowdrops on March 31, 2016, 23:09
That cake does look very good, but it was savouries here yesterday.  Sourdough baguettes and loaves made with a spelt starter and white flour.  I got to use my new baguette shaper as well  8)

(http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m198/suec_02/IMG_1747_zpsalkkte8r.jpg) (http://s104.photobucket.com/user/suec_02/media/IMG_1747_zpsalkkte8r.jpg.html)


Where did you get your baguette shaper please, I've been on the lookout for one, I've got a bag of French flour I want to try
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: New shoot on April 01, 2016, 08:07
Mine was mail order from Lakeland Snowdrops  :)
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: sunshineband on April 01, 2016, 09:17
They are good -- I have one too but had forgotten about it until New Shoot shared her success. When I get home I shall rootle in the back of the cupboard!!
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: snowdrops on April 04, 2016, 03:03
Oh right thanks, is it silicone then & not a tin,cos I went there( just down the road for me at Wyevale), I asked & they showed me a silicone one but I thought I was looking for a tin so came away empty handed.
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: chrissie B on April 04, 2016, 07:29
Would a silicone one have the same crispy effect , ive bouht some min silicone for pastry i dont know if they will give a crispy bottom but they were only 1.99 for 4 , im not a big user of silicon .
chrissie b
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: New shoot on April 04, 2016, 08:37
Sorry I should have made it clearer.  It is a silicone sheet, which is very handy as it rolls up and goes neatly into a drawer  :)

You do get a good crispy crust all round the baguette  :)
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: lettice on April 04, 2016, 08:58
I use one from sainsburys, link below and it works very well, was only £5 a few weeks back I noticed, so bought another.
It creates a perfect shape for the baguettes.

http://www.sainsburys.co.uk/shop/gb/groceries/master-class-crusty-bake-39x16x25cm-non-stick-baguette-tray

How they look with the baguette tray;

Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: chrissie B on April 05, 2016, 17:02
They also look good , im going to sainsburys friday will have a look
chrissie b
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: Mrs Bee on April 05, 2016, 19:07
Oh right thanks, is it silicone then & not a tin,cos I went there( just down the road for me at Wyevale), I asked & they showed me a silicone one but I thought I was looking for a tin so came away empty handed.


Mine are tins and I got them from Amazon
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: snowdrops on April 05, 2016, 19:34
Thanks all I'll be out & about again soon so will take another look
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: Mrs Bee on April 06, 2016, 09:54
I use one from sainsburys, link below and it works very well, was only £5 a few weeks back I noticed, so bought another.
It creates a perfect shape for the baguettes.

http://www.sainsburys.co.uk/shop/gb/groceries/master-class-crusty-bake-39x16x25cm-non-stick-baguette-tray

How they look with the baguette tray;

These are the ones I use. I line them with baking parchment which I leave until it disintegrates. The metal gives really good crusty baguettes.
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Post by: chrissie B on April 10, 2016, 23:10
Think i will have a go tomorrow although i dont have the tins yet , weekend hubbys away i will sneak some in he will go ape if i get yet more baking stuff 😊
 Hrissie b
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Post by: New shoot on April 13, 2016, 14:24
Yesterdays efforts  :) 

Cheese and tomato quiche for OH as I was out late at work - one to cut into for his tea and one for the freezer.  Milk buns with sultanas for his packed lunches for work and a (non baked but sneaking into the background) raspberry jelly with raspberries out of the freezer.  The jelly was a bonus for when he opened the fridge to see what was for tea.  He missed it completely  ::)  Not to be beaten, he had a bowlful for breakfast  :lol:

(http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m198/suec_02/IMG_1795_zpsvwsmycqo.jpg) (http://s104.photobucket.com/user/suec_02/media/IMG_1795_zpsvwsmycqo.jpg.html)
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Post by: Casey76 on April 13, 2016, 14:45
I really don't like silicone for baking (though I have plenty of moulds!)

You have to take the cakes out really quickly otherwise they go soggy, and pastry remains awfully flaccid, and doesn't even bake blind correctly.

I came to the conclusion a long time ago that I prefer traditional tins (with the mod cons of non-stick coating) for baking.
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Post by: chrissie B on April 13, 2016, 15:54
Theres some yummy goodness in that pic those quiches  i can smell from here you spoil your OH .
chrissie b
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Post by: New shoot on April 13, 2016, 16:20
He works hard and I work part-time in the business as well now, so he pays some of my wages. 

I find it pays dividends to spoil him a bit Chrissie  ;)  :lol:
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Post by: sunshineband on April 13, 2016, 19:18
I like the sound sof the milk buns in particular New Shoot ... mmmmmmm.

When I find time away from the plot I can get back to baking again!
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Post by: chrissie B on April 24, 2016, 17:37
I dont work and hubby works part time he had a forces pension  bjt isnt ready to stop working so i like to find stuff he likes to eat and make them buying is too easy and i ha e all day to do so like making bread i thought it was time consuming but its not realy its the waiting and you can do other stuff while you wait and he loves the bread .
chrissie b
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Post by: chrissie B on April 30, 2016, 15:33
Stottie buns half and half .
chrissie b
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Post by: snowdrops on April 30, 2016, 19:32
I won't show you my bakes from Thursday, DIL & baby & DD came to visit unexpectedly,lovely though, so since they seemed to be staying for the afternoon I thought we might need cakes. So I looked in the freezer & saw some leftover Christmas unbaked mince pies, & then some unbaked jam tart cases minus the jam. They'll do I thought, so popped half a dozen of each on a tray,added jam to the tarts,popped them in the oven, disappeared to play with grandaughter,returning 15 minutes to see some very sorry looking flat discs of pastry with mincemeat & jam on top.
It hadn't occurred to me I should put them in bun trays😅😅
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Post by: mumofstig on April 30, 2016, 19:43
 :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by: snowdrops on April 30, 2016, 19:45
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Thanks...that's what I did, & DIL said they were jam tart biscuits. Just shows my state of mind at the moment. Every year I freeze mince pies & always pop them back in the bun tray to bake from frozen
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Post by: mumofstig on April 30, 2016, 19:47
It's soo funny cos it's the kind of thing I do  ::)
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Post by: chrissie B on May 03, 2016, 15:44
Todays bread
chrissie b
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Post by: chrissie B on May 14, 2016, 15:58
Did these 2 with my new baggette tin
chrissie b
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Post by: snowdrops on May 15, 2016, 21:35
I use one from sainsburys, link below and it works very well, was only £5 a few weeks back I noticed, so bought another.
It creates a perfect shape for the baguettes.

http://www.sainsburys.co.uk/shop/gb/groceries/master-class-crusty-bake-39x16x25cm-non-stick-baguette-tray

How they look with the baguette tray;

These are the ones I use. I line them with baking parchment which I leave until it disintegrates. The metal gives really good crusty baguettes.

Thanks all,was in John Lewis last week & got a tin for £10, there was a mason & cash terracotta one for, wait for it

£35, thankyou but no thankyou
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Post by: chrissie B on May 16, 2016, 19:17
Got mine in dunelm for 7.99 its a good heavy one and long
Did my first ones the other day well impressed with the result see pic above.
Chrissie b
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Post by: chrissie B on May 18, 2016, 16:10
2x white loafs
2x brown baggettes
1x asparagus  quiche
chrissie b
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Post by: snowdrops on May 18, 2016, 19:15
That all looks yummy,never thought to look in Dunelm for a tin
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Post by: chrissie B on May 18, 2016, 20:10
Im not a tin expert but its a nice weighty onŤ and you get the little bobbles on the bottom well pleased with it , i find with dunelm its best to check stock on line first then reserve it you can pick up in store after 3 hours .
chrissie b
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Post by: snowdrops on May 25, 2016, 22:29
(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t371/snowdrops3/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-03/FFDEF5B6-6B82-4142-8B2D-86548D6E996E_zpsgc6tufwq.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/snowdrops3/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-03/FFDEF5B6-6B82-4142-8B2D-86548D6E996E_zpsgc6tufwq.jpg.html)

Used a Paul Hollywood recipe but with a bag of French flour I got from Aldi earlier in the year. Had a great flavour & texture. Only got a bit though as gave son & partner 1, then took the partially tested one over to daughter s I went for tea, but she'd got wraps for tea. Didn't like to say can we have the bread!
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Post by: chrissie B on May 26, 2016, 13:38
That looks very nice , rustic and crunchy yum.
chrissie b
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Post by: snowdrops on May 26, 2016, 22:18
Thank you , what I got of it was yummy, so much so that hubby had a go today whilst I finished off my sour dough, instead of 2 loaves I made 1 loaf & 8 cobs. He made 2 French sticks( not as good as mine,he just won't listen to instructions) but we ate 1 for lunch before I took the photo😄
(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t371/snowdrops3/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-03/60967FC9-204C-461B-B192-7E25F192917E_zpsqz4nh2ta.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/snowdrops3/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-03/60967FC9-204C-461B-B192-7E25F192917E_zpsqz4nh2ta.jpg.html)
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Post by: lettice on May 27, 2016, 08:34
Nice lot of bread there.
Like the shape of that loaf, what kind of tin is that done in?
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Post by: snowdrops on May 27, 2016, 17:14
Which the big rectangular one ? Just a loaf tin but it's big it's supposed to be a 2lb loaf tin but it seems bigger, it's from sainsburys. I get 2 loaves from 900g of flour for the sourdough mix
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Post by: chrissie B on May 28, 2016, 08:49
Very tasty they all look fab , im not bothered what things look like as long as they taste good , is your loaf a standard size it is a nice shape , i find when i do the french stick and slash it they stay when baked but seem to dissappear  on my loaf .
chrissie b
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Post by: lettice on May 28, 2016, 12:48
Which the big rectangular one ? Just a loaf tin but it's big it's supposed to be a 2lb loaf tin but it seems bigger, it's from sainsburys. I get 2 loaves from 900g of flour for the sourdough mix

Ok cheers, ill have a look next time in there, always liked sainsburys cookware range
A few of my tins are losing their non stickiness, having to put some greaseproof paper in them, which is not right for bread.
That one looks a great shape, mine are all the traditional ones not so wide but taller.
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Post by: snowdrops on May 28, 2016, 20:09
It's the black heavy tin range from sainsburys, they're fine for bread but a bit big for cakes. You have to wash & dry them well,I pop the tin back in the hot oven to dry because the top edge is rolled & traps water. I've got the full set of tins & some of the others have gone rusty.
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Post by: mumofstig on May 28, 2016, 20:37
Would that be the Cook's Collection one? or the cheaper Heavy Gauge one?

They give measurements for 1 and not the other, so can't tell which is which  :(
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Post by: snowdrops on May 28, 2016, 21:53
I think it was the cooks collection, in the purple cardboard wrapper. I got them all on the 'half price ' sales they have, the baking sheet still warps though,but they are very heavy
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Post by: snowdrops on May 28, 2016, 21:56
Yep cooks collection
http://www.sainsburys.co.uk/shop/gb/groceries/all-bakeware/cooks-collection-2lb-loaf-tin
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Post by: chrissie B on May 30, 2016, 09:00
They have a good range in sainsburys , dumelm as well they have a ģood selection to choose from i got a nice swiss roll tin from sainsburys my old one was too thin and twisted when hot .
chrissie b
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Post by: mumofstig on June 23, 2016, 12:43
Apparently, at my grandaughter's school it is Cupcake Friday tomorrow  ::) (where do they get these ideas?  :wacko: )

So I was volunteered to make some for her to take in  :D

(http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu317/mumofstig/june%202016%20004_zpsmbfsytvu.jpg)
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Post by: GrannieAnnie on June 23, 2016, 16:25
Oooohhh lots of loverly bread and rolls!  I treated myself the other year to a silicon baguette tray from Lakeland.  It holds 3 baguettes. 

I also got a french loaf mix from Aldi, mixed as instructed, but it came out very dense and hard.  Froze 2 of them, and they made lovely garlic bread!   ;)
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Post by: snowdrops on June 23, 2016, 21:37
Very nice Mum
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Post by: chrissie B on June 23, 2016, 22:29
Lovley mum did you make the decorations as well , ive got some i made ages ago just kept in a tupper ware pot they are still good , how many do you think will make it to school .
chrissie b
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Post by: mumofstig on June 24, 2016, 09:49
They were home made decorations.
I made 12 so they can eat one each, the rest for school  :D
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Post by: New shoot on June 24, 2016, 11:17
Not 13 so there was 1 for you   ???  That was very restrained as they look absolutely gorgeous  :D 

Perfick for little girls - she will be the envy of everyone  :)

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Post by: mumofstig on June 24, 2016, 13:03
I got to lick the bowl and beaters  :lol:
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Post by: chrissie B on June 25, 2016, 08:52
Best bit .they really  look good .
chrissie b
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Post by: chrissie B on August 06, 2016, 16:05
Todays effort with revised teacakes
chrissie b
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Post by: snowdrops on August 06, 2016, 20:40
Forgot to take a photo but today I made Tosca's chocolate & courgette muffins, & very good they were too. From the recipes on here, they were light & moist.
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Post by: chrissie B on August 26, 2016, 14:27
Just baked some brownies with grandson his choice , just out the oven its a long wait for all that chocolaty goodness .
chrissie b
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Post by: chrissie B on August 27, 2016, 10:08
This is date , walnut and honey cake made for hubbys birthday today its got honey sauce and walnuts on top .
chrissie b
and it looks like the picture.
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Post by: GrannieAnnie on August 27, 2016, 12:37
That looks yummy Chrissie! xxx
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Post by: chrissie B on August 27, 2016, 16:06
It is nice but the ripe bananas seem a bit strong, but it looks like the pic and hubby liked it as well i think its one that developes more flavour .
chrissie b
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Post by: mumofstig on October 02, 2016, 13:50
Grand daughter requested one of these for her birthday  :ohmy: wasn't sure it would work - but it did  :D

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Post by: New shoot on October 02, 2016, 13:58
That's really good   8)   Clever you  :D
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Post by: mumofstig on October 02, 2016, 15:00
Believe me, they only LOOK difficult  ;)
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Post by: Aunt Sally on October 02, 2016, 18:31
That looks great, Mum  :ohmy: 

I'm sure your family can't manage to eat it all so I will PM you my address  :nowink:
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Post by: chrissie B on October 04, 2016, 08:46
Smashing seen different types drinks,sweetie bags they are a great idea.got to make my daughters cake for thursday got a heart shaped tin ive never used .
chrissie b
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Post by: mumofstig on October 04, 2016, 09:31
That looks great, Mum  :ohmy: 

I'm sure your family can't manage to eat it all so I will PM you my address  :nowink:

 :lol: :lol:
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Post by: chrissie B on October 04, 2016, 16:04
Today
cheese baggette
plain baggette
2 large which will split into 4 small loafes
and some paul holliwood cheese scones made with bread flour , yet to try.
chrissie b
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Post by: snowdrops on October 09, 2016, 19:38
Sausage lattices today with bought puff pastry & 1lb of last years sausage eat found lurking in the freezer
(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t371/snowdrops3/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-03/5E1D1E8F-DE8C-4FDD-AB11-3C663D3B7BE2_zpsxyf6gq5g.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/snowdrops3/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-03/5E1D1E8F-DE8C-4FDD-AB11-3C663D3B7BE2_zpsxyf6gq5g.jpg.html)
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Post by: mumofstig on October 09, 2016, 20:06
Is it cheating if you bought the pastry? - certainly wouldn't count on GBBO  :lol: :lol:

It's a lot easier to use it though and they do look tempting......
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Post by: snowdrops on October 09, 2016, 20:14
Yes it is, but I always use it, hubby & daughter are dairy free, so no butter to make it with, not sure if you can use margarine. Goodness knows what's in the bought, grr, I'll be checking that next 😄. I mix some pickle with the sausage meat. I normally only make them for the festivities. We bought a cutter for ravioli a month or two ago so I used that, much easier.
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Post by: Aunt Sally on October 09, 2016, 20:28
Mary Berry says that life us too short to make puff pastry at home  :D
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Post by: mumofstig on October 09, 2016, 21:30
If it's Jusrol then it's
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Vegetable Oil (Palm, Rapeseed in varying proportions
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Post by: wighty on October 10, 2016, 07:40
On Good Food programme Michel Roux said that most chefs use ready made puff pastry.  I do as I can't be bothered with all that rolling and folding and when I have made it 'properly' I end up usually in a right mess!
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Post by: snowdrops on October 10, 2016, 20:07
If it's Jusrol then it's
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Vegetable Oil (Palm, Rapeseed in varying proportions

Thank you yes it was, I have read the ingredients in the past due to the intolerances, & frequently do recheck.
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Post by: chrissie B on October 17, 2016, 21:02
Tasty
chrissie b
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Post by: chrissie B on November 02, 2016, 22:21
Waiting in anticipation for all the seasonal bakes to come .
chrissie b
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Post by: mumofstig on November 06, 2016, 14:08
My GS's birthday today

(http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu317/mumofstig/Oct%202016_zps1nt15vdn.jpg)
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Post by: snowdrops on November 06, 2016, 15:19
Looks wonderful, I bet he'll be thrilled with that😊🎂
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Post by: New shoot on November 07, 2016, 15:04
That's a brilliant cake for a young football fan.  I bet he was beaming from ear to ear  :D
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Post by: mumofstig on November 07, 2016, 15:13
He was, but for me, that was one sickly chocolate cake  ::) courtesy of a GBBO recipe  :D
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Post by: chrissie B on November 10, 2016, 13:36
Thats a lovley cake love the bright green .
chrissie b
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Post by: New shoot on December 26, 2016, 18:59
Rolls today made with the oatmeal bread recipe from on here.  They were for tea, but a couple didn't survive beyond lunchtime.   This recipe makes lovely rolls - I'll be making these again  :D

(http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m198/suec_02/IMG_2244_zpsxelhqupj.jpg) (http://s104.photobucket.com/user/suec_02/media/IMG_2244_zpsxelhqupj.jpg.html)
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Post by: chrissie B on December 28, 2016, 19:12
They look fab they look crunchy , cheese chutney and crumbs every where lovley.
chrissie b
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Post by: chrissie B on December 28, 2016, 19:21
Been looking for the recipe new shoot can you point me in the right direction please.
chrissie b
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Post by: New shoot on December 28, 2016, 20:23
Here you go Chrissie. 


Oatmeal Bread
400ml. Strong white flour
100g. oatmeal (Ordinary porridge oats will do)
30g. Unsalted Butter
1 1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. Dried yeast
3 tsp. Honey
300ml. water

1. Place flour, oats, salt, and yeast in a bowl, and mix.
2.Add honey and butter, softened.
3.Knead for 10 mins. ( I use mixer with dough hook for 5 mins.)
4. Leave to rise until doubled in size.
5. Knock back, and knead for a few minutes.
6. Shape loaf, and place in 2lb. loaf tin.
7. Prove for 1 - 2 hrs.
8. bake for 30mins. @ 200 deg. c.
9. remove from tin, and bake for a further 5mins.
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Post by: jaydig on December 29, 2016, 10:18
Thanks for that.  I'd been trying to find the recipe too, but didn't have any luck.  They looked so good that I really wanted to try them.
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Post by: chrissie B on January 02, 2017, 20:42
You did the buns will the temp be lower and a shorter time anc were they crun hy on the outside , i got my stottiebuns out for some ham sandwiched today just love then great for burgers.
thanks for the re ipe
chrissie b
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Post by: New shoot on February 11, 2017, 19:02
Oat cookies I baked earlier  :)

(http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m198/suec_02/IMG_2253_zps9mp9dnfk.jpg) (http://s104.photobucket.com/user/suec_02/media/IMG_2253_zps9mp9dnfk.jpg.html)

I don't make many sweet bakes, but I had okara to experiment with.  This is the soy bean grounds left after making soy milk and you can use it fresh, dehydrate it or dry it in the oven.  I did the oven as it was on for other stuff and subbed half the oats with okara.

Yum - and I'm claiming them as health food as they have soy meal in them.  Perhaps this is a stretch if I scoff the lot  :lol:
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Post by: snowdrops on February 11, 2017, 19:37
They look scrummy & very moreish
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Post by: mumofstig on February 11, 2017, 19:40
Oh no! I shouldn't have looked, now I fancy something sweet to eat  :blush:
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Post by: New shoot on February 11, 2017, 20:55
Help yourself girls  :D  They are very moreish and I need saving from myself  :blush:  :lol:
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Post by: mumofstig on February 12, 2017, 17:15
I've finally managed to get this pic downloaded from photbucket  ::) Cupcakes made for Stig's OH's birthday

(http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu317/mumofstig/Jan%202017_zpsl8ywhhjb.jpg)
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Post by: snowdrops on February 12, 2017, 17:25
They're lovely Mum, she's very lucky to have a mil like you
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Post by: New shoot on February 12, 2017, 19:41
Very pretty indeed  :)  The rose ones are just lovely  :D
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Post by: mumofstig on February 12, 2017, 19:48
Very pretty indeed  :)  The rose ones are just lovely  :D

The big rose ones are the easiest cos it's just piping buttercream  :lol:
All the others are fondant tops of differing colours, each with a different shape embossed in them, with different moulded flowers, and that all takes ages to do. Love doing it though!

I think I should have been baking & icing cakes for a living, rather than spending all my working life in an office   :nowink:
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Post by: New shoot on February 12, 2017, 19:52
The big rose ones are the easiest cos it's just piping buttercream  :lol:

Shows what I know  :lol:  I'd have been over the moon with all of them.  They look very professional  :D
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Post by: snowdrops on February 12, 2017, 20:02
I saw a lovely way to present the rose ones the other day on Facebook.  They'd filled a ceramic pot with oasis, then stuck in cocktail sticks then impaled the cakes on them, pre iced, then I filled with green tissue paper, I think I'd stick the cocktail sticks in the cakes first, there seemed to be 2 sticks to each cake
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Post by: chrissie B on February 24, 2017, 12:32
They all look lovley bet they didnt last long , i made loads of mini cupcaked last motheres day with vrandson for his mum he dissapeared  when the washing up time came around.
Chrissie b
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Post by: mumofstig on February 24, 2017, 13:35
Lovely Chrissie
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Post by: chrissie B on March 13, 2017, 16:36
Did some rock buns and coconut buns for hubby home coming .
chrissie b
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Post by: snowdrops on March 13, 2017, 16:39
They look nice
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Post by: mumofstig on March 13, 2017, 17:10
Could do with one of those with this cuppa  :D
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Post by: chrissie B on March 13, 2017, 19:04
Thank you i havent made them for ages some times the old recipes are the best .
chrissie b
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Post by: gobs on April 15, 2017, 13:01
I made braided sweet bread for Easter. I haven't photoed it, does that count?
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Post by: compostqueen on April 15, 2017, 14:36
Cor, they look lovely 😋

I made a batch of soft white dinner rolls last night. Had two post run today, buttered with good ham. I normally like wholemeal bread but fancied trying something dead simple in my new food processor. The machine brought all the ingredients together in just one revolution on slowest speed. I let the machine knead for five minutes on slow. Pleased with how they turned out 🙂
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Post by: compostqueen on April 16, 2017, 18:04
I made a wholemeal version of these today. Not tried one yet.  Had one of the white ones for brekky with egg and bacon  :tongue2: :

Made this traybake today. Black treacle. All in one job, made with my dying mixer 🙄🙂, Mary Berry recipe
It's lovely but very sweet.  Mary got 21 but I was skinnier than her and got 24 portions

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Post by: New shoot on April 16, 2017, 19:57
That looks lovely, rich and moreish ....  and I want some  :lol:
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Post by: chrissie B on April 19, 2017, 17:59
That does look moorish , custard any one .
i do my bread on wedensdays and i singed the tops oops .
chrissie b
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Post by: sunshineband on April 19, 2017, 19:27
Made a batch of Cheese and Wild Garlic Scones, which were very very popular!!
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Post by: New shoot on April 19, 2017, 21:29
which were very very popular!!

I bet they were  :lol:  They look lovely  :D
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Post by: sunshineband on April 19, 2017, 22:13
which were very very popular!!

I bet they were  :lol:  They look lovely  :D

Took 20 min start to finish! Not to eat, to make I mean lol
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Post by: snowdrops on April 19, 2017, 22:23
All the recent bakes are looking lovely
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Post by: chrissie B on April 26, 2017, 22:17
What cheese did you use , they look realy tasty.
chrissie b
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Post by: compostqueen on April 27, 2017, 13:47
Need to check amongst the weeds for any signs of my wild garlic cos they look right up my street!  :tongue2:

Today's offering. Paul Hollywood,wholemeal - some white jobs  :)

Made them using the new food pro, with the dough hook this time. Forgot last time, not that it seemed to matter
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Post by: snowdrops on May 07, 2017, 21:05
Here's what I made on a French bread baking day that I went on today at the loaf, Crich, Derbyshire. Well worth the money, I bought it for hubby's birthday last November & bought it for me to accompany him. We learnt lots of  new things. The baguettes are to die for!😊😊
(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t371/snowdrops3/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-03/5AF46434-4BE0-40EE-B88A-BEF0C0C32156_zpsocuiclpo.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/snowdrops3/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-03/5AF46434-4BE0-40EE-B88A-BEF0C0C32156_zpsocuiclpo.jpg.html)
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Post by: New shoot on May 07, 2017, 21:31
What a spread  8)  Well done Snowdrops and Mr S  :D
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Post by: snowdrops on May 07, 2017, 21:40
Thanks NS, quite replete now to say the least
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Post by: chrissie B on May 10, 2017, 15:14
Today was teacake  and bread day.
chrissie b
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Post by: chrissie B on May 14, 2017, 18:37
Made mince and dumplings for dinner today yum and old school favourite which was sponge covered in jam and coconut served with custard but we had some icecream and stewed apple it was yum sorry no pics .
chrissie b
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Post by: gobs on May 15, 2017, 02:16
A very simple and easy, however, a dangerously yummy blueberry and chocolate chip muffin:

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Post by: gobs on May 15, 2017, 02:18
Here's what I made on a French bread baking day that I went on today at the loaf, Crich, Derbyshire. Well worth the money, I bought it for hubby's birthday last November & bought it for me to accompany him. We learnt lots of  new things. The baguettes are to die for!😊😊
(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t371/snowdrops3/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-03/5AF46434-4BE0-40EE-B88A-BEF0C0C32156_zpsocuiclpo.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/snowdrops3/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-03/5AF46434-4BE0-40EE-B88A-BEF0C0C32156_zpsocuiclpo.jpg.html)

That does look heaven! Well done.

(I am round the corner and I do not even know about this :blush:)
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Post by: snowdrops on May 15, 2017, 08:23
Thanks gobs, well worth saving up for a course. They do a basic bread & a sour dough one too. I'm sure there are others but a couple of the chaps with us had already done those, bought as gifts.
I would be interested in the basic bread one even though I bake bread as Andrews style of tuition was great & I feel I would come away with a lot more knowledge & understanding. They're on face book too & twitter
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Post by: jaydig on May 15, 2017, 09:19
Gobs, please do tell - is there a secret to those fantastic French sticks?  They look wonderfully crispy and delicious.
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Post by: compostqueen on May 15, 2017, 09:24
They look fab Snowy  :D

They do market stalls!  They come to ours and have loads of choice.  I bought my first loaf from them from their Matlock shop
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Post by: snowdrops on May 15, 2017, 13:50
Gobs, please do tell - is there a secret to those fantastic French sticks?  They look wonderfully crispy and delicious.

Jaydig they were mine not gobs, from a French bread baking course we went on last Sunday. The secret was in the 'poolish' we included, a prefermented dough made the day before, that & how it was folded not kneaded & very importantly how the slash was made on the tops prior to going in the oven...not before
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Post by: jaydig on May 15, 2017, 18:52
Gobs, please do tell - is there a secret to those fantastic French sticks?  They look wonderfully crispy and delicious.

Jaydig they were mine not gobs, from a French bread baking course we went on last Sunday. The secret was in the 'poolish' we included, a prefermented dough made the day before, that & how it was folded not kneaded & very importantly how the slash was made on the tops prior to going in the oven...not before

Sorry Snowdrops,

I didn't mean to credit your lovely bakes to someone else, just put it down to my age!  On a good day I do, in fact, know my own name.

Thanks for the information, though.  I've tried to make baguettes before, but they've never come out looking as good as yours.
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Post by: gobs on May 16, 2017, 00:09
Thanks gobs, well worth saving up for a course. They do a basic bread & a sour dough one too. I'm sure there are others but a couple of the chaps with us had already done those, bought as gifts.
I would be interested in the basic bread one even though I bake bread as Andrews style of tuition was great & I feel I would come away with a lot more knowledge & understanding. They're on face book too & twitter

Thank you Snowy, I've never heard about them.
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Post by: chrissie B on September 11, 2017, 10:53
At the weekend i made a banana,  yougurt, and choc chip loaf it was tasty made with veg oil .
sorry no picture .
chrissie b
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Post by: chrissie B on September 11, 2017, 10:58
Sorry im not getting any picture just a blck clock.
chrissie b
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Post by: New shoot on September 11, 2017, 11:26
Photobucket are blocking 3rd party hosting of pictures Chrissie, so the black clock is their doing. 

If you click Attachments and other options, which is under the main text box when you are writing a post, it lets you attach a picture from your pc.  Just save the picture into your photo folder on there rather than upload to Photobucket  :)
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Post by: 8doubles on September 11, 2017, 11:46
Not my bake but donated by a local for the pub charity onion competition .
Nice one Tracey !
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Post by: chrissie B on September 13, 2017, 08:12
It was new shoots pic of french bread i carnt see .
that cake looks fab, very clever .
chrissie b
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Post by: New shoot on September 13, 2017, 11:17
Odd - I can still see it, but here it is again just in case.

The Photobucket black clock is plaguing anyone who ever used that as a hosting site for pictures, so the advice to upload from your own pc still holds.  I just dragged my picture out onto the desktop and then reloaded from there.
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Post by: chrissie B on September 28, 2017, 19:04
Very nice , i did a couple baggettes  yesterday one plain and the other has stripes of marmite running through it just for him cos hes worth it.
chrissie b
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Post by: compostqueen on October 17, 2017, 22:02
Oooh Marmite! That sounds lovely. I'll try that  :tongue2:
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Post by: sunshineband on November 15, 2017, 19:13
These are not really "bakes" although someone has told me you can cook them in the oven: Old-fashioned Potato Cakes like my Mum used to make
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Post by: mumofstig on November 15, 2017, 19:24
My mum made potato latkes and tattie scones, as well  :D
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Post by: sunshineband on November 16, 2017, 10:07
My mum made potato latkes and tattie scones, as well  :D

Are latkes made with grated potato?
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Post by: mumofstig on November 16, 2017, 12:03
Yes, a recipe mum got from Jewish friends  ;)
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Post by: sunshineband on November 16, 2017, 14:28
I must look them up... they sound like they could be very tasty  :D
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Post by: chrissie B on November 23, 2017, 21:51
Certainly  look tasty
chrissie b
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Post by: sunshineband on February 28, 2018, 10:20
Snowy weather equals comfort eating in our house, so made some Rock Cakes yesterday. Haven't made these since the children were little.

These ones are pear and walnut... they had plain currant ones back then  :nowink:
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Post by: New shoot on February 28, 2018, 12:12
Mmmmmmm!  Someone put the kettle on  :D
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Post by: jaydig on February 28, 2018, 15:06
Mmmmmmm!  Someone put the kettle on  :D

Yes, I'll be there soon. Mine's a black coffee without sugar please.  We'll all bring something then it won't matter if we get snowed in for the night. I can offer fresh cream meringues and a bottle of blackcurrant gin if you like.
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Post by: mumofstig on February 28, 2018, 15:37
I can offer fresh cream meringues and a bottle of blackcurrant gin if you like.
I won't be long - I've just made an oaten loaf and a batch of wonky  ::) coffee/walnut cupcakes  ;)
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Post by: snowdrops on February 28, 2018, 17:08
Bit late but Iíll set off now, Iíll bring Apple brandy, thatíll keep out the cold & ive florentine slice just cooling, itíll be ready to cut by the time I get there lol
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Post by: sunshineband on February 28, 2018, 17:15
Sounds like a vertitable feast!!  :D :D :D
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Post by: sunshineband on March 07, 2018, 15:25
Made a very successful bread yesterday: Spinach & Poppyseed with garlic. Beautifully light with a good crust. Sometimes it is worth th extra time to make bread the old fashioned way with two provings  :D
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Post by: chrissie B on March 26, 2018, 21:29
That looks good , nice looking crust.
chrissie b
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Post by: sunshineband on April 01, 2018, 10:05
Next to the table here is our version of Hot Cross Bun bread-and-butter pudding. Made yesterday to reheat as we are eating our main course this lunchtime
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Post by: sunshineband on April 28, 2018, 11:30
Forgot to share this... Rhubarb and Ginger Soda Bread
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Post by: compostqueen on September 05, 2018, 12:20
Lovely jubbly 😋

I was feeling nostalgic tíother day so made raspberry buns  :). Took me back to school cookery lessons  Happy days
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Post by: sunshineband on November 10, 2018, 15:16
French Apple Tart today... pleased with how it has turned out  :D
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Post by: snowdrops on November 10, 2018, 19:13
I helped out a friendís cream tea this afternoon to raise funds for the slum in Kenya, Kibera-Hope Grows In Messy Places in association with Feed the Hungry. I made a coffe & Walnut cake, hereís a pic of it then 1 of the cake stands ready & waiting.
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Post by: snowdrops on December 03, 2018, 07:30
Made these for Saturdayís sewing club Christmas party, so decided to make the ones for Christmas too, they went in the freezer raw
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Post by: mumofstig on December 03, 2018, 09:25
Lovely snowdrops shame I missed out on the coffee and walnut cake, as well - cos I really like them  :blush:
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Post by: snowdrops on December 03, 2018, 09:56
Lovely snowdrops shame I missed out on the coffee and walnut cake, as well - cos I really like them  :blush:

Iíll let you know when I bake another & you can pop round😉 it was a Mary Berry recipe,really light & lovely topping with mascopone
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Post by: snowdrops on December 28, 2018, 22:48
Made this for todayís visitors, naturally gluten free, triple chocolate mousse cake with chocolate mirror glaze
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Post by: sunshineband on December 29, 2018, 09:36
Forgot to post these this week: Old Fashioned Macaroons (because I had 2 egg whites left from the cheesecake) and Baked Tangerine Cheesecake
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Post by: snowdrops on December 29, 2018, 11:37
Both of those looks yummy, I love the update of the diamonds on the macaroons 😊 my grandma used to make them & mould  them in an egg cup
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Post by: sunshineband on December 29, 2018, 18:04
Both of those looks yummy, I love the update of the diamonds on the macaroons 😊 my grandma used to make them & mould  them in an egg cup

I didn't have any glace cherries... I like the idea of moulding them. Mine were more in the style of "dollop"   :lol: :lol:

And the cheesecake was a winner on all fronts  :D :D
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Post by: snowdrops on February 03, 2019, 18:29
Mr S made this today as a surprise, when grandad said it was like a sunflower our little  granddaughter said like on grannies allotment (remembered from September 😊)
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Post by: mumofstig on February 03, 2019, 19:39
Wow that looks lovely, can you post the recipe?
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Post by: snowdrops on February 03, 2019, 20:43
Wow that looks lovely, can you post the recipe?

It was on YouTube, Iíll ask him to send me the link 😊

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwvYmBo_bN4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwvYmBo_bN4)
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Post by: snowdrops on February 03, 2019, 20:51
Sorry I donít know how to  fix the link maybe you can Mum, it shows properly when I copy & paste it until I post the reply

Nutella braided tear & share bread , blumenbrot
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Post by: mumofstig on February 03, 2019, 22:01
It just needed the www brackets around the link (2nd icon from the right, bottom row) above the posting box.
Youtube links aren't automatically bracketed by the system any more because that was causing problems.
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Post by: snowdrops on February 03, 2019, 22:03
Thank you, have you got the recipe from it mum?
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Post by: mumofstig on February 03, 2019, 22:03
Anyway, thanks for that, I've seen them fiddle with pastry and Nutella, but the bread is new one to me :)
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Post by: New shoot on September 16, 2019, 11:59
Banana cake from this recipe on the main site. 

https://www.allotment-garden.org/recipe/14/vals-recipe-for-overripe-banana-and-sultana-cake/

OH went off for a weekend camping leaving 6 bananas in the fruit bowl and I am not a fan of them.  Anyway he is delighted with his cake and it seems to be going down very well  :D
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Post by: mumofstig on September 16, 2019, 13:03
Next time you could also make Banana & Choc chip muffins
https://chat.allotment-garden.org/index.php?topic=77578.msg874847#msg874847

You can freeze ripe bananas, in a polybag, in their skins. To use simply thaw and peel - they look unappetizing but are perfect for baking :)
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Post by: mumofstig on September 28, 2019, 14:11
Birthday cake for my Gdaughter  :)
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Post by: snowdrops on September 28, 2019, 20:33
Beautiful, sheís a lucky girl
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Post by: New shoot on February 27, 2020, 19:21
I found a couple of those posh proving baskets for bread in the sales, so I treated myself to them. Today was the first time I have used them with a white flour sour dough mix.

They turned out beautifully, like loaves bought from some expensive artisan bakery  :D
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Post by: snowdrops on February 27, 2020, 19:30
They look good enough to eat  :D
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Post by: MrsPea on February 29, 2020, 13:10
New shoots do you have a recipe for that bread ??
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Post by: MrsPea on February 29, 2020, 13:11
Also made these this morning
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Post by: New shoot on February 29, 2020, 14:35
New shoots do you have a recipe for that bread ??

Yes and it is very simple.  Add different flours in if you want.  The original recipe is 50/50 rye and white in the sponge.  That makes a slightly heavier, but tasty loaf.

Mix 500g flour, 600ml water and 1 cup or a big ladle of sour dough starter in a bowl, cover and leave it overnight - this is called the sponge and is a fairly wet mix.
Next morning, add 25g salt and 600g flour into it and make a dough.  You may need more or less water so don't add it all at once.  It starts as a fairly sticky dough and gradually gets drier as you work it.
Knead for 10 minutes.
Shape and leave to prove all day.
Bake that evening - slash the top just before it goes in the oven set really high for 10 minutes.  Then turn the heat down to about 170 degrees C until baked through.  You  want the loaves browning, but not too fast, so the bread cooks through and the crust develops well.
The ones in the picture got about 35-40 minutes at the lower heat.  They sat in the baskets all day then got carefully tipped out onto baking sheets.

Your bakes look lovely.  I was drinking coffee as I typed this and I wanted those cookies  :D

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Post by: MrsPea on February 29, 2020, 15:36
Thank you New shoot, I'll try it one day, first one was a Bake well Tart my husbands favorite the cookies were from here Jenny's oat and cherry cookies the others were ginger biscuits  :)
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Post by: MrsPea on May 09, 2020, 15:16
I had a baking day yesterday, Fish Pie, Carrot cake and a bowl of stewed mixed fruit
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Post by: polo71 on May 16, 2020, 13:36
Love to say I made them but Mrs Polo did this morning, Still waiting for the chocolate flapjack to set ! Most of it is for the grandkids.
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Post by: MrsPea on May 16, 2020, 18:13
They look good Polo71, i thought i'd done well yesterday i did a lot as well, Bake well tart for husband Soda loaf tonight's dinner Sweet and Sour Chicken then i did a plat full of Rock cakes.
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Post by: MrsPea on May 16, 2020, 18:31
Also made these had to re do picture.
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Post by: Blackpool rocket on May 17, 2020, 11:00
I must stop making sausage rolls, they're not good for our waistlines!
These are half wholemeal which was different and perhaps not entirely suitable for a sausage roll. Worth a try for that extra bit of crunch though.
The picture is very pale, not sure why that was, no flash. They were much darker in the flesh.

Hmmm.........where's the picture, I'll try again!

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Post by: DanielCoffey on May 18, 2020, 07:19
I made a Lemon Drizzle Cake (or Lemon Tea Bread) today since I had a couple of orphaned lemons. The recipe came from a long-defunct cookbook that is no longer in print so I am glad we got a copy when it was available.

The recipe uses a standard 2Lb loaf tin but can easily be halved to fit in a small 1Lb tin instead.

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Lemon Drizzle Cake

Preheat oven to 200C conventional. Heavily butter and flour a 2Lb loaf tin.

Ingredients :

2 large eggs
zest of 1 lemon
juice of 1 lemon
small pinch salt
175g castor or light muscovado sugar
75ml creme fraiche or natural yogurt
160g plain flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
55g melted butter

Frosting :

100g icing sugar, sifted
juice of 1 lemon

Method :

Whisk in a large bowl the eggs, lemon zest and juice, salt and sugar until well combined. Add the creme fraiche or natural yogurt. Working quickly add the flour and baking powder and combine. Add the melted butter and combine. Quickly transfer to prepared loaf tin.

Bake for 8 minutes at 200C then lower temperature to 170C and bake for a further 25-30 minutes. Test with skewer. Rest in the tin for 5 minutes while you prepare the drizzle frosting.

In a medium bowl combine the sifted icing sugar and juice of 1 lemon with a small whisk.

Turn the cake out onto a wire rack. If the cake is domed in the middle, turn it out right way up. If it is flat or dished down in the center, turn it out upside down. While the cake is still hot, spoon the frosting over the top and, if possible, sides of the cake. Since some will drip off, place either a baking tray or piece of cling film underneath. Allow to cool completely before serving. Keeps well in the fridge for 2-3 days.
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Post by: MrsPea on May 18, 2020, 08:22
That looks good, i've never made it with yogurt or creme fresh, does it stay moist ?? :)
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Post by: Blackpool rocket on May 18, 2020, 10:18
That does look good.
We have a surfeit of oranges, I have made 2 cakes in my entire life so no experience! could I substitute the lemon with orange?
The second cake was indeed an orange cake and used vegetable oil as the liquid, as well as eggs and juice. It came out well enough but not really orangy enough (3 oranges + juice)
Another problem is I don't have an electric "balloon whisk", just the standard hand held type attachment (electric) and even using it for over 10 mins the mix didn't really go very fluffy and I got bored!

Anyway I'm going off point now, I'll give it a try anyway with oranges.
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Post by: DanielCoffey on May 18, 2020, 10:51
Yes you could use oranges. Use the zest of between 2/3 and a whole orange if small but maybe reduce the amount of juice a little to avoid it getting too wet. Think about how much juice you got and compare it to what you might get form a lemon.

Also, when I said whisk, I really just meant combine well with a spoon or small hand balloon whisk. If you have an electric paddle whisk, just use it to mix the zest, juice, eggs, sugar and yogurt/creme fraiche until well combined but not till it is fluffy. Then you can switch to a spoon for combining the flour.
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Post by: Blackpool rocket on May 18, 2020, 11:04
Excellent, thanks. I'll give it a go. We've even got yogurt in the fridge!
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Post by: MrsPea on May 22, 2020, 08:33
Yesterdays bake ready for weekend ha ha, Victoria sandwich, and Shortbread biscuits
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Post by: Blackpool rocket on May 22, 2020, 09:23
Quote from: MrsPea
Yesterdays bake ready for weekend ha ha, Victoria sandwich, and Shortbread biscuits
Haha indeed! that wouldn't last the day in this house!
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Post by: MrsPea on May 24, 2020, 18:46
This mornings bake, Seeded White Loaf, we had some with our dinner tonight so much better than shop bread
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Post by: Blackpool rocket on May 24, 2020, 20:20
Tonights rolls were a little over proved!

Wholemeal flat breads anyone?!

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Post by: New shoot on May 24, 2020, 20:59
Wholemeal flat breads anyone?!

It is still homemade bread, so yes please  :)  Pretend you meant them to be that way and look enigmatic when anyone questions them  ;)
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Post by: MrsPea on June 04, 2020, 18:30
My bakes over the last week or two
I made a Lemon Drizzle cake for a very dear friend for her birthday she was over the moon, Rock cakes for us which didn't last long then last night i threw this together Fruit loaf  :D
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Post by: snowdrops on July 07, 2020, 14:02
Batch of scones made to give to our neighbours with a pot of jam & some clotted cream( it was her mums funeral today & Close family were coming back for a sandwich & a cup of tea afterwards.
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Post by: New shoot on October 23, 2020, 12:06
Nothing special, just my usual sourdough loaves. They rose all night and I baked them off this morning before work.  I then had to go out pdq as they smelt glorious and I was in danger of scoffing way too much  :lol:
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Post by: mumofstig on October 23, 2020, 12:37
My granddaughter's birthday cake

Sorry, they don't usually get turned around  :wacko:
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Post by: New shoot on October 23, 2020, 13:37
Your cakes are always lovely  :D  That marble effect icing is so pretty  8)
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Post by: mumofstig on October 23, 2020, 14:07
Aw Thanks *blush*
Wish I'd tried marble icing earlier - it looks a bit different and is really really easy tbh  :D
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Post by: snowdrops on October 23, 2020, 17:45
Thatís lovely, but my sister would cringe, she doesnít like buttons, makes her toes curl lol
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Post by: mumofstig on October 23, 2020, 17:54
Doesn't like buttons? That's a weird one  :nowink:
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Post by: snowdrops on October 23, 2020, 19:09
Lol yes, doesnít like the word either. I donít like dead fur makes me cringe & shudder lol, nowt so weird as folk tha knows
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Post by: mumofstig on December 21, 2020, 14:11
I iced the Christmas cake for my SIL, Dove's gluten-free flour for him, with ground almonds to help it stay moist. Fingers crossed because with this year's distancing, I won't get to taste it :(
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Post by: snowdrops on December 22, 2020, 07:06
Thatís lovely mum
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Post by: mumofstig on December 24, 2020, 19:59
I'm soo happy - this year's Panettone is the best I've ever made  :)
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Post by: mumofstig on December 24, 2020, 20:01
The cupcakes I made for my grandchildren, sickly chocolate but their favs  ;)
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Post by: snowdrops on December 24, 2020, 20:40
Another 2 corkers there mum.
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Post by: snowdrops on December 24, 2020, 20:45
I did loads of baking yesterday but forgot to take a photo before I packaged it up & it went in the hampers,2 of which have been given out with various chutneys & jams. There was mincemeat slice, coconut ice, Christmas tiffin, spicy sugared nuts, petit four biscuits & chocolate truffles with Grand Marnier. I hope they like them.
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Post by: mumofstig on December 24, 2020, 20:47
II hope they like them.
Well I would  :)
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Post by: lettice on April 11, 2021, 12:03
I've made Eccles cakes a few times in the last year and made these ones last week.

I make my own puff pastry using the frozen grated method. I use olive spread frozen and grated.
You can of course cheat and use the ready made stuff, but of course it will not be as good.

Roll out the pastry to about 1/8 inch thickness and cut to create twelve 3 1/2 inch square rectangles.
 
For the filling;
8 oz Currants, sultanas or fruit of your choice
2 oz butter
2 oz sugar

Mix all filling ingredients together in a bowl until fruit is fully covered.
Put about two tablespoons of the filling in the centre of each puff pastry square.
Fold each corner to the middle and pinch them all together.
Turn over and flatten with a rolling pin or your hand.
Cut about four lines into each.
Place on a grease proofed baking tray and rest for an hour.
Wash with water or egg whites and sprinkle sugar over each one.
Bake at 180c for around 20 mins until golden brown.
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: snowdrops on April 11, 2021, 19:34
Mmm they look yummy, but Iíve only ever seen round ones before  :lol:
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: jaydig on April 12, 2021, 14:01
Ohh!!!!! Saved by the bell!  I was just browsing through the posts and saw this - thank goodness.  It reminded me that I have a fruit cake in the oven downstairs.  Must go and rescue it before it becomes burnt offerings.
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: lettice on April 12, 2021, 15:52
Mmm they look yummy, but Iíve only ever seen round ones before  :lol:

Haha, so much easier to make them rectangular like I do.
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: snowdrops on April 12, 2021, 19:32
Mmm they look yummy, but Iíve only ever seen round ones before  :lol:

Haha, so much easier to make them rectangular like I do.

Yes when I saw them I thought ĎI bet theyíre easier to make than the traditional round onesí! I actually think yours look nicer too 😊
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: MrsPea on April 13, 2021, 14:01
I darn't show my husband or else he would say they should be made by now, i might do some at the weekend.
 :)
Title: Re: Show us your bakes!
Post by: lettice on April 18, 2021, 09:54
Picked a load of Fresh rhubarb last week.
Already made loads of Rhubarb crumble, had some Friday and rest is now in freezer.

Thought I'd add Rhubarb to my muffins, that I usually later in the year normally use with picked raspberries.
They came out well, and tasted so lovely of Rhubarb...

Ignore the loaf that sneaked in the photo, it is just my regular Sesame oil, breadmaker dough loaf I make every weekend.

This is my defacto muffin recipe;

150g plain flour
150g brown sugar (you can use a mix of brown/white sugar or just white sugar, but the colour of the muffin will be paler)
125 ml milk and 125 ml yoghurt (or you can use 250 ml of buttermilk).
75g wheat bran, that is weetabix or bran flakes crushed.
100g of fruit mix of your choice including about 50g of currants/sultanas
75 ml vegetable oil
1 egg
1Ĺ tsp baking powder
Ĺ tsp baking soda
Ĺ tsp vanilla flavouring
Pinch of salt

Instructions:
Mix the milk and yoghurt in a bowl. Add the crushed bran, mix, and allow to stand for 10 minutes.
Put the sugar, oil, vanilla flavouring and egg in another bowl. Beat well.
Add the wheat bran mixture and mix well.
Sieve in the flour, baking soda and baking powder. Add a pinch of salt and mix well. Mix in the fruit.
Divide the batter equally into a lightly-greased muffin tray or use muffin cases cups if you prefer.
Bake at 190įC for about 15-20 minutes.
Leave to cool in the tray for 10-15 minutes before turning out onto a cooling rack if not in muffin cases.

To make your own Buttermilk:
1 cup milk
1 tbsp white vinegar or lemon juice
Combine the milk and white vinegar or lemon juice.
Let the mixture stand for 5-10 minutes, so the milk has a chance to thicken and curdle.

I use Waitrose Cook Ingredients muffin cases that are 1.5 inch high and put a large heaped tablespoon of mixture in each one and any left share amongst the cases, normally works out about a teaspoon more per case.