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 Post subject: Recipes / Baking
PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 1:05 pm 
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Quite a while ago somebody posted a really good flapjack recipe, I wrote it out, used it and of course I've lost it and now can't find the thread. Anyway back to lunch boxes on Monday so if anybody can help I will have two very grateful sons.

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 Post subject: Re: Recipes / Baking
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viewtopic.php?f=38&t=10202&hilit=flapjack&start=450#p301668

is this the one?


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 Post subject: Re: Recipes / Baking
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Thankyou, I couldn't find it at all on my phone and I'm in the shop now. Happy boys :D

Any other good ideas ladies and gents?

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 Post subject: Re: Recipes / Baking
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Have you seen that the big sugar company (the one which for some reason has a dead lion covered in bees on its golden syrup tin - when I was younger I used to wonder if there was a way of making honey from rotting flesh) has renamed caster sugar 'baking sugar'? I feel disproportionately aggrieved by this and sense, possibly wrongly, an American influence. So far we are spared 'all-purpose flour' and those dreaded cups, but have sadly lost the fairy cake battle to cup cakes. I may try and start a campaign to save caster sugar.

I was recently looking up a recipe for a Polish dish and was amused to see on the internet various versions of it which had supposedly been handed down from great -grandmother - containing onion powder and garlic powder. What even are those? I am sure great-granny had ready access to them in Poland; not.

And in answer to your question doodles, maybe we could revive the famous samosa thread?


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 Post subject: Re: Recipes / Baking
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I am sure I remember onion powder and powder - sort of spice consistency but strongly flavoured. Presume kept OK when couldn't have fresh onions / garlic..

I must say they are still fairy cakes in this house


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 Post subject: Re: Recipes / Baking
PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 3:27 pm 
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Amber wrote:
Have you seen that the big sugar company (the one which for some reason has a dead lion covered in bees on its golden syrup tin - when I was younger I used to wonder if there was a way of making honey from rotting flesh)

From the corporate website:

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Lyle had strong religious beliefs, which is why the tin’s famous logo depicts strongman Samson’s ‘lion and bees’ from the Bible’s Old Testament, registered as Lyle’s trademark. ‘Out of the strong came forth sweetness’, as the quote goes; where bees produce honey inside the lion’s carcass, rich syrup pours from the well-loved tin… And the logo and design remain unchanged to this day


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 Post subject: Re: Recipes / Baking
PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 3:28 pm 
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I too have a bag of that dratted sugar in my cupboard. What is wrong with caster sugar, I'm right behind you Amber, perhaps an e-petition for parliament to discuss :lol:

I seem to remember my mum using celery salt all the time :?

I also have a baking disaster on my cooling rack. It tastes delicious but it's a bit of a train crash to look at. It's a chocolate and almond marble bundt and even though I greased the tin well it just wouldn't come out and fell apart :cry: First time I've used the tin and not going to try again in a hurry.

Ah, samosas delicious but why do they always have peas in them yuk yuk yuk :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Recipes / Baking
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Don't Even get me started on cups. It's when they then go to 'sticks' of butter as well. What on earth is a stick of butter. (I did actually know and have it written down somewhere). Apparently there's also a big margin of error when measuring, say flour, with cups as well, even if you use the same cups. It's as much as 20% when baking needs more precision than that.


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 Post subject: Re: Recipes / Baking
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A stick of butter :shock: oh, give me a break, I've only just moved over to grams :shock: :oops: :)

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 Post subject: Re: Recipes / Baking
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I'll tell them where they can 'stick' their butter ... :lol:


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