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    • angeltreats
    • By angeltreats 23rd Jan 10, 4:38 PM
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    What have you baked today?
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    • 23rd Jan 10, 4:38 PM
    What have you baked today? 23rd Jan 10 at 4:38 PM
    While I wait for the timer to go off, I'm just wondering who else is baking today and what yummy goodies they are making

    It's Australia Day on Tuesday and I have several Aussie workmates so I've made some Anzac biscuits to bring to work.

    Also while the oven was heated I thought I might as well make a cake so I've thrown a Victoria sponge in there and I'll sandwich it together with lemon curd, for a change.

    Anyone else baked something tasty today?

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    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 29th Sep 16, 8:46 PM
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    OMG I love rice pudding! But it's a no-go since I quit sugar!

    Will have to stick to risotto
    • babyblooz
    • By babyblooz 30th Sep 16, 11:27 PM
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    Suppose you could use sweetener. Home made is a world away from tinned.
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    • Islandmaid
    • By Islandmaid 1st Oct 16, 7:24 AM
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    After reading, I had to make some too, I used half evaporated milk, half semi skimmed and only 20g of sugar as the evaporated milk was sweet enough.

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    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 1st Oct 16, 9:04 AM
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    Suppose you could use sweetener. Home made is a world away from tinned.
    Originally posted by babyblooz
    I just don't want to tempt myself back to a carving sweet taste full stop, Lord knows it was hard enough to quit.

    We had a Macmillan coffee morning yesterday, I didn't look at the cakes too hard but nothing was of interest.
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 1st Oct 16, 9:07 AM
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    After reading, I had to make some too, I used half evaporated milk, half semi skimmed and only 20g of sugar as the evaporated milk was sweet enough.

    Thank you for the reminder
    Originally posted by Islandmaid
    Ladies, you're ruining my life! I suppose if I added a few raisins raisins and finely shredded carrot it would do the trick. It's calcium after all

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    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 2nd Oct 16, 8:21 PM
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    So today was a mixed day, the baking was not good. I made pizza from scratch using this dough recipe, and my family hated it. (The toppings were fine and the house smelled amazing, but we agreed that a base should have much more fat and be less bread-like).

    I also made the rice pudding as intended. I tasted it whilst warm and it was ok but noticably not sweet. It was well chilled by the time we had dessert, and I served it with sachets of sugar on the side so the family could see how much they were adding to make it palatable. Incredibly they didn't use the sugar (although my dad didn't refuse the offer of chopped banana with it ), they said it was lovely. So much so that there was very little left for me! Or perhaps they were just hungry after the pizza fail? So I packaged it up and sent it home, as I know it was appreciated.

    The left over pizza (there was a it of it) was sliced up and frozen. I'm happy to eat it in small doses.
    • freespirit66
    • By freespirit66 9th Oct 16, 9:34 PM
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    Today i made Caramac Fancies
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    • JIL
    • By JIL 10th Oct 16, 12:19 AM
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    I made some buttermilk rolls and a carrot cake and for the very first time ever I made the topping. 50g crème fraiche, 50g Philadelphia cheese and 15g icing sugar, just enough. It was very nice.
    • FrugalinShropshire
    • By FrugalinShropshire 10th Oct 16, 6:41 PM
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    While the oven was on this evening for the chips, I made a coconut cake and a rice pudding.
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    • DWhite
    • By DWhite 10th Oct 16, 9:21 PM
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    Today I tried something new which worked out really well. Cinnamon and cranberry swirl scones. They look a lot like cinnamon whirls/Cinnabon. Not as sickly sweet though.
    It's basic scone mix which I put some dried cranberries in because I had them in the house. Rolled out the dough into a rough rectangle around 1cm thick. Mixed melted butter, brown sugar and cinnamon and spread that on the dough. Rolled it and sliced it using a sharp knife dipped in flour to stop it dragging though the dough and giving the scones the rise. Placed cut side up on the baking tray and baked.
    Once they'd cooled I drizzled some icing over them, though 4 had already been snaffled by DP at that point!
    Last edited by DWhite; 10-10-2016 at 9:25 PM.
    • DWhite
    • By DWhite 10th Oct 16, 9:29 PM
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    So today was a mixed day, the baking was not good. I made pizza from scratch using this dough recipe, and my family hated it. (The toppings were fine and the house smelled amazing, but we agreed that a base should have much more fat and be less bread-like).
    Originally posted by VfM4meplse
    V4M - pizza dough doesn't need much fat as a rule, just olive oil is enough. I usually make a basic dough recipe just using strong flour, yeast, salt, sugar and olive oil. Works fine, it's usually a Jamie Oliver recipe I follow I think.
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 10th Oct 16, 9:38 PM
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    V4M - pizza dough doesn't need much fat as a rule, just olive oil is enough. I usually make a basic dough recipe just using strong flour, yeast, salt, sugar and olive oil. Works fine, it's usually a Jamie Oliver recipe I follow I think.
    Originally posted by DWhite
    Thats exactly what I did, the criticism was not enough fat
    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 10th Oct 16, 10:34 PM
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    Thats exactly what I did, the criticism was not enough fat
    Originally posted by VfM4meplse

    The Jamie Oliver one I'm pretty sure uses more oil

    I used to use a Gordon Ramsey one which was 4 or 5 tablespoons of oil. That was the one I posted the pic of that you admired ( sure it was you )

    Also kneading it with oil instead of flour makes for a tasty crisp base. Just don't use the extra virgin - a tad too over powering
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 11th Oct 16, 2:04 PM
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    The Jamie Oliver one I'm pretty sure uses more oil

    I used to use a Gordon Ramsey one which was 4 or 5 tablespoons of oil. That was the one I posted the pic of that you admired ( sure it was you )

    Also kneading it with oil instead of flour makes for a tasty crisp base. Just don't use the extra virgin - a tad too over powering
    Originally posted by suki1964
    Thanks, I'll give it a go and make garlic bread out of it. Can't bear to waste good vegetables on it if its only going to end up in the bin
    • freespirit66
    • By freespirit66 29th Nov 16, 1:08 PM
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    Today i have made Pumpkin Pie
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    • freespirit66
    • By freespirit66 21st Dec 16, 3:45 PM
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    Today i have made Christmas Rocky Road a Nigella recipe
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    • By f0xh0les 21st Dec 16, 4:46 PM
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    Today I have made peanut butter cookies which are simply odd and the mixture did not behave at all. I am blaming the flour. The kids say they taste fine.

    Baked another fruit cake, which is lovely, and I had a bit of mixture left over so I put it into 6 bun tins and they are rather magnificent, if I say so myself, with a cup of tea. The kids seem to like Christmas cake one year and not the next, so I have stopped making a big one weeks in advance as sometimes it just turns out it is only me eating it, and just make a souped up fruitcake with boozy fruit once a week for December. They are eating it this year.
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    • Floss
    • By Floss 21st Dec 16, 8:35 PM
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    Biscotti x 3 varieties... Chocolate & candied ginger, cranberry & pistachio and gluten-free date & walnut. All for gifting.

    Have to say next time I bake GF biscotti, I would add xanthan gum as it spread a little too much, but DH reckons it tastes great!
    Last edited by Floss; 21-12-2016 at 8:38 PM.
    • bargainhunterss
    • By bargainhunterss 22nd Dec 16, 4:52 PM
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    Today i have made Christmas Rocky Road a Nigella recipe
    Originally posted by freespirit66
    That sounds delish freespirit66! Do you have a link to the recipe?
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    • freespirit66
    • By freespirit66 22nd Dec 16, 4:55 PM
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    That sounds delish freespirit66! Do you have a link to the recipe?
    Originally posted by bargainhunterss
    https://www.nigella.com/recipes/christmas-rocky-road
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