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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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    • JIL
    • By JIL 8th Apr 17, 11:30 PM
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    Today I made lemon curd cake and a banana bread. Cooked them, sliced them and kept a couple of sliced but wrapped and froze the rest.
    I now have a carrier bag in the freezer with a selection of individual slices of cake.
    • Frith
    • By Frith 9th Apr 17, 1:26 PM
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    Rhubarb cake! Just a sponge with cubes of rhubarb on then a crumble topping.
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    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 9th Apr 17, 9:19 PM
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    Rhubarb cake! Just a sponge with cubes of rhubarb on then a crumble topping.
    Originally posted by Frith
    The topping must have been a good sweet / sharp contrast.

    I made chocolate and orange flapjacks the other day. I melted a bar of very dark chocolate into the butter / golden syrup mixture, added microplaned orange peel, almonds, raisins and a huge amount of oats. The dry ingredients were still well covered with the chocolate syrup, and have kept them stored in the fridge.

    They are not very buttery, nor very syrupy, but they are very crunchy! In fact they are much more like an oaty rocky road than flapjacks. Delicious and very more-ish, and a great way of using up a chocolate bar that wouldn't have been eaten otherwise.
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    • YorksLass
    • By YorksLass 10th Apr 17, 4:00 PM
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    I made chocolate and orange flapjacks the other day. I melted a bar of very dark chocolate into the butter / golden syrup mixture, added microplaned orange peel, almonds, raisins and a huge amount of oats. The dry ingredients were still well covered with the chocolate syrup, and have kept them stored in the fridge.

    They are not very buttery, nor very syrupy, but they are very crunchy! In fact they are much more like an oaty rocky road than flapjacks. Delicious and very more-ish, and a great way of using up a chocolate bar that wouldn't have been eaten otherwise.
    Originally posted by VfM4meplse
    These sound delish but ... a chocolate bar that wouldn't have been eaten otherwise? Nah, can't believe that!
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    • Islandmaid
    • By Islandmaid 10th Apr 17, 4:25 PM
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    Made bread to go with roasted veggie lasagne tonight

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    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 10th Apr 17, 8:11 PM
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    These sound delish but ... a chocolate bar that wouldn't have been eaten otherwise? Nah, can't believe that!
    Originally posted by YorksLass
    It was this, bought by my brother for its "healthy" properties.



    I warned him it would be disgusting and it was, so he kindly donated it to my baking stash. It badly needed butter and sugar to bring it to life
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    • YorksLass
    • By YorksLass 11th Apr 17, 5:23 PM
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    VfM4meplse - You could always send it my way I LOVE this chocolate!
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    • mandco
    • By mandco 12th Apr 17, 10:28 PM
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    I'm on a bit of a scone mission lately. I have cupboards of baking supplies and I buy a scone at work every Friday. They do really unusual sweet & savoury scones but, as I'm trying to seriously curb ALL frivolous spending to save for a new kitchen, every little helps.

    That's an extra £30 a year I'd be spending on scones when I can make them. Sounds petty I know but that's a tap or a cupboard door or a few boxes of tiles. And I'm really bad at just saying "Oh, it's only X small sum" so I figure if I start getting really strict, I'll develop a new habit that will make me stop & think every time I buy a coffee instead of making one or buy a sandwich because I can't be bothered making lunch.

    So I'm trying out making them using leftovers & use up my jam stashes because I rarely have toast for breakfast and don't eat jam with anything else - grated cheese, raisins, Apple, coconut, spiced, bacon bits & maple syrup... I'm trying to be innovative and less wasteful.

    Sunday's scones were Christmas mixed sweet spice & raisin with cherry jam.

    I think Thursday I'll make some cheese ones for my OH and some apple, coconut & raisin ones to use up my slightly past best apples. Then Sunday make banana & maple syrup to use up some bananas that I think will be slightly brown by then.
    Originally posted by kboss2010
    sound lovely
    what recipe do you use? ds loves scones but I've never quite mastered the homemade version

    Baked some basic fairy cakes today for the kids to decorate.
    Not sure it really counts as baking but made some unicorn/fairy bark with them too.
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    • freespirit66
    • By freespirit66 13th Apr 17, 5:32 PM
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    Today i have baked a Chocolate Sponge Cake with Chocolate Orange Icing
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    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 15th Apr 17, 6:40 PM
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    Advice please
    This isn't technically a baking question, but I'm sure the knowledge lurks within regular posters to this thread!

    I'm going to make a large chocolate Easter egg using a pair of moulds I bought RTC from Sainsbury's. I am used to making chocolate and getting a good result with silicone moulds, the issue is these moulds are metal. What's the best way of ensuring the chocolate doesn't stick to the mould? Experience tells me the faintest wipe of oil will do the job, but I am very wary of ending up with an oily-tasting finished product. I don't use the anti-sticking stuff for cake pans as it's based on a fish product, I am a strict vegetarian. What's the answer? TIA
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    • freespirit66
    • By freespirit66 25th Apr 17, 1:02 PM
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    Today I have made Coconut Fudgy Brownies
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    • By bargainhunterss 8th May 17, 1:57 PM
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    I made chocolate and orange flapjacks the other day. I melted a bar of very dark chocolate into the butter / golden syrup mixture, added microplaned orange peel, almonds, raisins and a huge amount of oats. The dry ingredients were still well covered with the chocolate syrup, and have kept them stored in the fridge.

    They are not very buttery, nor very syrupy, but they are very crunchy! In fact they are much more like an oaty rocky road than flapjacks. Delicious and very more-ish, and a great way of using up a chocolate bar that wouldn't have been eaten otherwise.
    Originally posted by VfM4meplse
    VfM4meplse that flapjack recipe sounds delicious! I'll be trying that I think!
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    • freespirit66
    • By freespirit66 31st Aug 17, 9:31 PM
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    Today I have baked some Brownies with White Chocolate Chunks
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    • freespirit66
    • By freespirit66 12th Sep 17, 2:48 PM
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    Today I have baked some Bread Pudding to eat while watching GBBO tonight
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    • freespirit66
    • By freespirit66 14th Sep 17, 3:43 PM
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    Today I have baked some Flapjack
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