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What are you baking today?
Fri 30-Aug-13
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I used to use the same size pan as Sue does for my Brownies and also Pineapple and Cherry upside down cake.  That was always beautifully moist.  Sometimes I added dessicated coconut too.  To be iced if you want to.

I'll try that again!

Fri 30-Aug-13
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Vanilla sponge tray bake with butter icing and chocolate drops on top. Just waiting for butter to soften!

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Fri 30-Aug-13
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Two lemon & vanilla baked cheesecakes.  One destined for the allotment society annual bbq tomorrow, the other for us to enjoy...

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Not made my mind up yet, but either a Seed cake, or a Lemon Traybake, must have something for the weekend, some Biscuits, maybe.

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I should think you could freeze any Cake Val. I  am deffo making a Sponge of some sort, as have nothing for my visitors tomorrow.

Mon 2-Sep-13
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summer berry clafoutis with raspberries and blueberries, never made clafoutis so this is a first

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Never made that either, would like to know how it turns out. Ihave made a Lemon Drizzle Cake.

Mon 2-Sep-13
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Ambersparkle said:

Never made that either, would like to know how it turns out. Ihave made a Lemon Drizzle Cake.

Lemon drizzle cake (and other citrus variations) are some of my favourites. I'm planning to try a grapefruit drizzle cake later this week. This morning I did a fruit loaf. I had saved the `dust' from the last few boxes of shredded wheats and malted wheats and added that to some sourdough starter then threw in a few handfuls of mixed dried fruit. I didn't measure anything, adding flour, milk, oil and egg to give either a very thick batter or a wet sticky dough (depending on whether I want to think of it as a cake or a bread chef).

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Tue 3-Sep-13
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Got to make Jam Tarts, because took the Pastry out of the Freezer yesterday, and the quickest thing to make with people coming, may make Soda Bread, as am short of Bread.

Tue 3-Sep-13
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Might be a bit dangerous, Tina, making soda bread - as you love it so much!  whistle

Good idea though for when time is of the essence!  ok

Bread pudding, I think, today, using up some solid French bread!

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I did make Soda Bread, and Sandra had the end off before it was hardly out of the Oven, just had a bit with Butter and homemade Strawberry Jam, it was delish! I guess my liking comes from my Mother, who was Irish, and often made it, still does not taste as good as hers though, think she may have stirred it with her big Toe!

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This evening I made the grapefruit drizzle cake, inspired by the recipe from the British Bake-off but based on the recipe in the River Cottage book. I couldn't get much zest from the grapefruit (it seemed to slide off the grater) so I put a tablespoon of lime curd in the batter to increase the zestiness.

We tried a slice after it had cooled down a bit. It was very soft and pudding-like and we liked it.

 

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Tina, glad it went well - stirred with her big toe, ay, that obviously made the difference ! big_laugh   big_laugh

 

Well, I made the bread pudding, and it ended up battalion-style - it is in my biggest meat tin!!

Wonder if I can freeze some of it - it certainly looks good enough to eat while still warm ....

I used Pam's recipe from CSH.

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Pam's recipe here.

It's a winning recipe.

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Mike, I reckon it was the lime curd that made the difference - I have started to leave out the grapefruit from my multi-fruit marmalade, and it does taste better now. The lovely citrus-y smell and flavour from lemons, limes, and oranges seem quite superior to grapefruit. (Despite that, I do enjoy the fruit part of a grapefruit.)

Glad it turned out okay, though. ok

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