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Wed 9-Jan-13
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JoannaS
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I use tablespoons 1oz flour is a heaped spoon, 1oz sugar is a rounded spoon and 1oz fat is a flat spoon. I also have measuring cups and an old fashioned balancecheers

Right must get on and finish on here, I have seeds to sortcheers

Wed 9-Jan-13
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wave Rae! Nice to see you and read about what you've been up to. smile

I use balance scales with both sorts of weights, and cups, and guesswork - and when I'm making up recipes I often use all four. big_laugh

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Wed 9-Jan-13
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Just shows the old ways are often the best and we rely too much on technology!  But I do like my electronic scales.....must get a replacement battery (or 3!) this afternoon when in town.

learning to love veg…..except celery :-O

Wed 9-Jan-13
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Been baking today- a 2lb loaf and an attempt at making tiger bread. The loaf looks Ok, tiger bread not so good.

Followed a recipe off the web for the crust coating which uses rice flour, sesame oil, yeast and water to make a thick paste brushed on to the dough in a thick layer- I should have tried to stagger the two breads, but made a bigger batch of dough and split it one third for the tiger bread and two thirds for the loaf.

The tiger bread once coated did not want to rise in the same way as the loaf, and needed extra heat- they both needed different cooking regimes, which meant there was a clash of timing. So there is a tigerish loaf appearance, but not the characteristic aroma from bakery shop bought ones. Both breads are cooling so will see what the taste is like later.

 

Anyone tried to make tiger bread themselves? Would like some advice if you have.

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Wed 9-Jan-13
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Hi Martin - I love making bread, but I haven't ventured into Tiger Bread, mainly because I tend to prefer wholemeal bread, but I found this website and the result does look good, if a little overcooked!

There are two recipes on this page, and the Tiger bread is the second one, after the cheesy rice cakes!

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Wed 9-Jan-13
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I would have hazzarded a guess that tiger bread was some sort of watered down marmite mixture, I'm obviously wrong.

Just made some broccoli & stilton soup for lunch tomorrow...not sure if I said, but I'm doing a bit of office work again at the moment for a friend, done today and am there tomorrow, then back to gardening on Friday and my first fair (small table top sale) of the year on Saturday.

Wed 9-Jan-13
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Jan, you make me feel quite dizzy! big_laugh

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Decided to have a go at the tiger bread again, this time dedicate the time to just one bread- then no timing clashes- it should work if all the online recipes are correct.

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Not done a lot today, just mosied around. Finished off an article for work, did a little reading, and wasted time on the computer. It snowed all day, is that a good enough excuse? smug

Thu 10-Jan-13
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Survived my first proper French lesson and didn't feel like the dumbest in the class. A class of 12, a good number to share the answering up!

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Thu 10-Jan-13
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Rae Mond
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I applied for a new job, well a transfer within the company I work for currently. It's a completley new project, very small team, and a very different line of of business. I'm not 100% sure it'll be a vast improvement on the bits of my current roll that I don't like, but I hear it pays more (a whole extra euro an hour...milky bars are one me!) but I've been getting quite fed up and fancy a change. Also, they're quite desperate for people apparently, so it seems a strong chance they'll at least want to interview me for it.

 

I've made naff all progress on this blasted abomination of essay though. It's being quite stressful, and I have a thumping headache 🙁 I might abandon the hope of submitting tomorrow and aim for getting two done by the 15th of feb instead. Then I can bunk off and have a soak in the bath instead. Maybe even treat myself to a tiny little biertje... though that won't help me lose the unnecessary 150 kilos I'm currently lugging around :le sigh:

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Thu 10-Jan-13
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Rae Mond said:

though that won't help me lose the unnecessary 150 kilos I'm currently lugging around :le sigh:

Don't believe you mean that Rae...eeekeeek  I'd get some new scales....runawayrunaway

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Rae Mond said:

Also, they're quite desperate for people apparently, so it seems a strong chance they'll at least want to interview me for it.

 

They don't need to be desperate, Rae - they need you, and they would be fools not to take you on!

Best of luck with it! cheers to the kleintje .

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Fri 11-Jan-13
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Rae Mond
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ep said:

Rae Mond said:

though that won't help me lose the unnecessary 150 kilos I'm currently lugging around :le sigh:

Don't believe you mean that Rae...eeekeeek  I'd get some new scales....runawayrunaway

dohembarassed Not 150. 150 would be like carying nearly two more of myself around all the time . I'd probably die if I was that fat.big_laugh

 

Just 15.

 

and I was good and didn't have any beer in the bath. And I'm going to the gym this evening. And I just tided my crafting room, which was quite a physical undertaking.

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brightspark said:

Rae Mond said:

Also, they're quite desperate for people apparently, so it seems a strong chance they'll at least want to interview me for it.

 

They don't need to be desperate, Rae - they need you, and they would be fools not to take you on!

Best of luck with it! cheers to the kleintje .

We're behind you here ...... ok

big_hug You're lovely you are.

My team leader has put in many glowing words for me, so that probably bodes well, but I've not heard anything yet. I shall keep y'all posted.

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