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  • Frith
    Frith Posts: 8,202 Forumite
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    Rhubarb cake! Just a sponge with cubes of rhubarb on then a crumble topping.
  • VfM4meplse
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    Frith wrote: »
    Rhubarb cake! Just a sponge with cubes of rhubarb on then a crumble topping.
    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
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    VfM4meplse wrote: »

    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.

    These sound delish but ... a chocolate bar that wouldn't have been eaten otherwise? Nah, can't believe that! :D
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  • Islandmaid
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    Made bread to go with roasted veggie lasagne tonight

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  • VfM4meplse
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    YorksLass wrote: »
    These sound delish but ... a chocolate bar that wouldn't have been eaten otherwise? Nah, can't believe that! :D
    It was this, bought by my brother for its "healthy" properties.

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    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 :D
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

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  • YorksLass
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    VfM4meplse - You could always send it my way ;) I LOVE this chocolate! :D
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  • mandco
    mandco Posts: 1,014 Forumite
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    kboss2010 wrote: »
    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.

    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
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    Today i have baked a Chocolate Sponge Cake with Chocolate Orange Icing
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  • VfM4meplse
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    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
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

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    Hope is not a strategy :D...A child is for life, not just 18 years....Don't get me started on the NHS, because you won't win...I love chaz-ing!
  • freespirit66
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    Today I have made Coconut Fudgy Brownies
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