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Tue 13-Apr-10
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Now and again, I come across a website that it just amazing.

Yesterday, while looking for a recipe, I came across this one:

http://www.bakingobsession.com

This lady is just so clever with her cake decorating, but also with delicious-sounding ideas.

If you value your figure, then don't look - but for ideas - fantastic.

Thoroughly recommended.

WellDone  Star Star Star Star Star

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Tue 13-Apr-10
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Great site BS, thanks for that.  How about this one, there is a free Allinson's booklet at the bottom of the page.

http://bakingmad.com/

What a great way to spend an afternoon, looking at scrumptious baking.

I'll try that again!

Tue 13-Apr-10
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Can I confess TA - I am already a member of this site, and receive regular updates.

About 30 years ago, I went on a course for yeast cookery - there is something special about bread making and baking. The therapy and sense of achievement is a great boost.

We were taught by a man who, at that time, was 72 years old, and had been working with yeast since he was 14 years old. He knew a thing or two!

Also, in between provings in the class, he would give tips on other forms of cookery.

We all have made fairy cakes in our time, I'm sure, but this guy would make the mixture with his bare hands (warm hands speed up the creaming process, he said), but then, he would take a handful of the mix and 'aim' an amount into the fairy cake case - his cakes were all identical Eeek . We were all gobsmacked!

A passionate baker who knew his craft. Great guy.

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Tue 13-Apr-10
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That sounds like a fascinating course, it's amazing what skilled artisans can do.  Have you ever checked out

http://thedaringkitchen.com/ ?  It used to be called The Daring Bakers.

I'll try that again!

Tue 13-Apr-10
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Not just for cakes but all sorts of things, how about this...

http://foodblogsearch.com/

Tue 13-Apr-10
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Nooo, don't start me off on more blogs!  I've recently been reading embroidery blogs, a particular favourite is

 http://karenruane.blogspot.com/

Her work fascinates me.

I'll try that again!

Tue 13-Apr-10
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Embroidery, huh?

I was looking at an embroidery site -

http://www.embroidables.com/

I found a cartoon, embroidered, with a woman standing next to a plate of cakes, holding a chocolate drink, and with a placard saying

"I'm on a 30 day diet ....... and so far I have lost 15 days"

I sent this to Danuta, and she said it made her laugh, too.

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Toffeeapple said:



Nooo, don't start me off on more blogs!  I've recently been reading embroidery blogs, a particular favourite is

  http://karenruane.blogspot.com/

Her work fascinates me.


That is wonderful stuff - will look at it later in more detail Cheers

There was a site I used to use for recipes and can I find it - no Steam and the realisation has just hit me that the supermarket that funded it went bust Steam

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brightspark said:

"I'm on a 30 day diet ....... and so far I have lost 15 days"


Made me giggle too!Smile

I'll try that again!

Wed 28-Apr-10
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I like the Abel and Cole site.  Loads of lovely ideas for fruit and veg.  Chef

Wed 28-Apr-10
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brightspark said:

About 30 years ago, I went on a course for yeast cookery - there is something special about bread making and baking. The therapy and sense of achievement is a great boost.

We were taught by a man who, at that time, was 72 years old, and had been working with yeast since he was 14 years old. He knew a thing or two!!

A passionate baker who knew his craft. Great guy.


Although I adore cooking main course meals, plus trimminhgs and starters, I have never been attracted to baking. My loss, probably.

Aprons just do not suit me! Thumbs_Down

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Tue 4-May-10
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There is just no answer to that !!!!!! ( or is there? )

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Don't tempt me Danuta. Devil

Kateuk makes things at http://www.etsy.com/shop/finkstuff and sometimes she does this too http://www54paintings.blogspot.com/ and also this http://finkstuff.weebly.com/

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Danny said:

Although I adore cooking main course meals, plus trimminhgs and starters, I have never been attracted to baking. My loss, probably.

Aprons just do not suit me! Thumbs_Down


I don't think the bread would suffer if you weren't wearing an apron  Roll_Eyes .........

A loaf of home-made ciabatta, hot from the oven, and ready to dunk into your lovely home-made passata - yes, I think it is your loss. BUT, it isn't too late ..... and once you try it, you'll probably be hooked! Ok

Mmmm - maths 13 again!

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