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Are you a keen baker or like having a go? Tried something recently and think others may like it?

Why not share your recipes and ideas below! 

Happy Baking! 

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Topic starter Posted : 05/04/2020 2:36 pm
(@abbotte1)
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I have put on a recipe on the Camping at Home section for a cake.  Toss  in Cake

Just to addto that here some biscuits if anyone wants to try it

Melting Moments

135gm/5oz soft margarine

110gm/4oz castor sugar

200gm/7ozs self raising flour

1 egg yolk

Quarter tsp of vanilla

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Cream fat and sugar until light and fluffy.

Add egg yolk and vanilla and beat until combined

Mix in the flour - should be stiffish dough

You can add into the mixture crushed cornflakes, oats or choc chips

Roll out and cut into rounds.  You should have about 24 round flat biscuits

Place on baking sheet lightly greased and cook 15-20 mins     200  C   or  Gas mk 6

 

For a virtual bake off  ?? and to go towards badges for Beavers/ Cubs please send any photos etc or any other ideas.

Thanks

Elizabeth

 

 

 

 

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Posted : 13/04/2020 9:52 am
(@abbotte1)
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On the home baking this is my latest batch of Melting moments - may be the best so far - they are being tested 

by the family members -  photo attached -  I am having problems finding flour and especially Bread flour and yeast - does anyone know where

I could get them?     If you have any other recipes/ideas on the baking let me know .  Thanks

image

Elizabeth

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Posted : 16/04/2020 3:26 pm
 abbotte1
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@abbotte1

I have just made Chocolate Brownies - my 3rd attempt worked -  with a revised recipe from my daughter Catherine -  there are walnuts mentioned in the recipe but you can omit them -  I have been trying to attach a photo with no luck at present  so will just give you the recipe below, photo to follow if I can work it out......

Chocolate Brownies

You will need
50 g (2ozs ) chocolate - plain or milk

65g (2.5 ozs)butter

50g (2ozs) self raising flour

2 Eggs

175 g (6ozs) soft brown sugar

Heat oven to 180 C/350F,   Gas Mark 4

 

Line a baking tray/ tin with greaseproof paper

Melt butter in small bowl over a pan of bubbling water and then add pieces of chocolate

Break the eggs into the mixing bowl and beat with fork, add the flour, sugar, walnuts , mix with wooden spoon

Pour in the melted chocolate and butter into the mixture and beat until mixture is smooth

Pour the mixture into a baking in and bake for 30 -35 mins.  Leave to cool and then cut into squares.

Depending on oven may be ready in 25 mins

 

 

This post was modified 1 year ago by abbotte1
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Posted : 07/05/2020 7:50 pm
 abbotte1
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Photo added for Brownies

 brownies
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Posted : 09/05/2020 7:39 pm
 abbotte1
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May be a little well done on the top but taste good.

I am still looking for Bread flour - has anyone seen it at any of the supermarkets?  Thanks  Elizabeth

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Posted : 09/05/2020 7:42 pm
(@abbotte1)
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The next receipe is for Chocolate Brownies - my 3rd attempt -( photo attached) came out the best         

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The recipe is      -  Oven 180C,/350F,  Gas Mark 4

50g (2oz) plain chocolate,

65 g (2.5ozs) butter

2 Eggs

65g( 2.5 ozs) self raising flour

 6 ozs soft brown sugar

65g (2.5ozs) walnut pieces (optional)

  Melt butter and chocolate in a small bowl over a pan of bubbling water

Beat eggs, and mix with flour and brown sugar together well in bowl

Add in melted chocolate and butter

Pour the mixture into greased baking tin lined with greaseproof paper

Cook in oven for 30-35mins   

Depending on the oven they may need less than 30mins   

 

I am still looking for bread flour if anyone knows where I can get it.

Thanks

Elizabeth  

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Posted : 10/05/2020 12:51 pm
(@abbotte1)
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I have finally got some bread flour, some wholemeal and some white bread flour so completed two breads today - I have been trying them in my breadmaker which has not been used for some time but the results were not good - so these are baked in the oven.

I will put in both recipes, a little different for each - the white is called Easy Bread - the brown is from my Delia Smith Book -  as we are all at home for more time during this lockdown obviously a bit more time for cooking -  I prepared these as the chicken was roasting for our Sunday dinner - as the oven would be on for some time and I used the top compartment of the oven for warming flour and rising the bread. So here are the photos and recipes

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 Easy Bread    Oven     200C  or  Gas Mk 6

300 g strong white flour  

200mls warm water

20g fat or 20ml olive oil

2 tsp dried yeast

1.5 tsp salt

  • Put flour, yeast and salt in a bowl.  Add fat to the flour and rub together.  Add water ( a little at a time)
  • Knead for five minutes, leave to rise for 10 minutes.
  • Knead for 3 minutes.
  • Cover, leave in warm place for 45 minutes
  • Knead to get the air out of it and mould into loaf tin 
  • Leave to rise for 30 minutes
  • Into oven for 35 mins.   200 Elec,        Gas 6

Hints and tips

This receipe from start to finish requires about 2 and a half hours ( inc final cooking time in the oven) so eg if you are roasting the joint for dinner at 6 you need to start the process by 3.30pm or just before then the bread is using the same power in the oven as when you are cooking something else

- so saving energy as well. 

I will add the brown wholemeal recipe tomorrow  perhaps you will baking over the Bank Holiday.     

 

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Posted : 24/05/2020 6:33 pm
(@abbotte1)
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Quick and Easy Wholemeal bread   -  Oven 200 C, Gas Mk 6   -  makes 1 large or 2 small loaves

1 lb  (450g) wholemeal flour

2 teaspoons salt

300mls (10ozs) approx hand hot water

1 teaspoon brown sugar

2 level teaspoons dried yeast

 

  • Weigh flour and mix salt into it and warm flour slightly in a low oven for 10 mins
  • While flour is warming put  75mls ( 3ozs) of the water in a measuring jug, stir in the sugar and sprinkle in the dried yeast,stir once and leave for 10-15 minutes until a good 1 inch (2.5cm) of froth has formed
  • Make a well in the warm flour , stir the yeast liquid to make sure it is dissolved, and then pour into the well, start to mix with a wooden spoon to form a dough, gradually adding the rest of the water.  Finish off mixing with your hands until you have a smooth dough. 
  • Transfer the dough to a loaf tin by stretching into an oblong anmd folding one edge into the centre and then the other edge over that.  Fit the dough to the tin pressing all round the edges so the surface will be slightly rounded.  
  • Sprinkle with a dusting of flour
  • Cover the tin with a damp tea towel and leave to rise in a warm place for 30-40 mins or at room temperature for about 1 hour.
  • Cook in oven for 35 mins

Hints and tips

If you want to make a lighter texture loaf use 225g (8ozs) of wholewheat/wholemeal flour and 225g (8ozs) of strong white flour

The amount of water needed is variable depending on the flour,  after using the 75mls for the dissolving of yeast I did not need to use as much as 225mls ,  (300 -75) so only add as much as it needs.

Bread tin size required for this recipe is 16 x 9 cms (6.5 x 3.5 ins)

 

                       My next recipe will be scones for your afternoon tea to enjoy outside in the warm weather in the next week or so

 

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Posted : 25/05/2020 9:32 am
(@abbotte1)
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        Plain scones      Oven    220C    Gas Mk 7

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225 g (8ozs) self raising flour

40g (1.5 ozs) butter or margarine at room temperature

1.5 tablespoons caster sugar

50 ml (5 fl ozs) milk

A little extra flour

  • Sift flour into a bowl, rub the butter into it using your fingertips
  • Stir in sugar and salt and then mix in the milk gradually
  • Now flour your hands a little and knead the mixture to a soft dough
  • Roll out to a thickness of not less than 2cms 
  • Cut out into rounds with a pastry cutter.
  • Place scones on to a greased baking sheet, dust each one with a little flour
  • Bake near the top of the oven for 12-15 mins.

 

Hints and tips

Eat scones as fresh as possible

They freeze well but eat within a month

 

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Posted : 26/05/2020 2:33 pm
 abbotte1
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Next baking is a recipe which can be made with gluten free flour if required. 

Sponge slice surprise

You will need

  • 4ozs caster sugar
  • 4ozs margarine
  • 4ozs self raising flour
  • 3 small egg yolks

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  1. 3 ozs desicated coconut

  2. 3 Egg whites

  3. 4 ozs caster sugar
  4. Half tsp vanilla essence

Cream marg, sugar and egg yolks

Fold in flour

Spread into floured tin about 10 x 8 ins

For the topping

Whisk egg yolks until stiff and fold in sugar, coconut and vanilla.

Spread this topping over the cake mixture

Bake at 180 C , Gas Mk 4 for 25-30 mins

Cut into squares

Hints and tips

You can add something else if you don't like coconut.

I put in chocolate chips, or you could do oatmeal if you want a biscuity taste.

Photo should follow this.

Next I have some banana bread to try

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Posted : 02/06/2020 7:59 pm
 abbotte1
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Photo 

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Posted : 02/06/2020 10:37 pm
(@abbotte1)
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I have added yesterday's recipe again as there were one or two printing errors and I had problems with the photo - also my laptop

cut out again in the middle of me trying to do a video of how to make this.  I am being shown by my grandaughter how to do a 

U tube channel - as Phil has done with the knots - so I thought I would have a go.    So far no video clips as my laptop's battery became exhausted 

and stopped as it did on Zoom.   I will try again when I have it up and running with a new power connector on order - though it has revived itself for

me to get back on to the forum.    - so look out for the next episode

Next baking is a recipe which can be made with gluten free flour if required. 

Sponge slice surprise

You will need

Cake
  • 4ozs caster sugar
  • 4ozs margarine
  • 4ozs self raising flour 
  • 3 small egg yolks

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  • 3oz dessicated coconut
  • 3 Egg whites
  • 4ozs caster sugar
  • Half tsp vanilla essence

Cream marg, sugar and egg yolks

Fold in flour

Spread into floured tin about 10 x 8 ins

For the topping

Whisk egg yolks until stiff and fold in sugar, coconut and vanilla.

Spread this topping over the cake mixture

Bake at 180 C , Gas Mk 4 for 25-30 mins

Cut into squares

Hints and tips

You can add something else if you don't like coconut.

I put in white chocolate chips, or you could do oatmeal if you want a biscuity taste.

Next I have some banana cake to try

 
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Posted : 03/06/2020 7:25 pm
(@abbotte1)
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Next recipe -  I have done some Ginger biscuits  -  Banana Cake is the next 

Gingernuts

4ozs (110g) self raising flour

1 rounded teaspoon ground ginger

1 teasp bicarbonate of soda

1.5 ozs (40g)  granulated sugar

2ozs (50g) margarine

2 tablespoons golden syrup

One large or two small baking sheets lightly greased

Gingernuts
  • Sift flour, ginger and bicarbonate of soda into a mixing bowl
  • Add sugar
  • Lightly rub in the margarine until crumbly
  • Add the syrup and mix everything together to a stiff consistency (like pastry)
  • Divide into 16 pieces and roll each piece into a ball
  • Place on baking tray leaving plenty of room between them as they will spread out when coojking
  • Flatten each ball slightly with the back of a spoon
  • Bake just above the centre of the oven for 10-15 mins
  • Cool on baking sheet for 10mins and then transfer to cooling rack

 

Hints and tips

Depending on the oven they may only need 10 mins to cook

If you want to get a more rounded clear shape try using a small pastry ring cutter rather than flatten with a spoon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted : 07/06/2020 2:47 pm
(@abbotte1)
Eminent Member

The next one is the Banana Cake

Banana cake

4ozs (110g) butter

4ozs (110g) castor sugar

1 Egg

3 Bananas (mashed)

 1 tsp salt

1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

2 tbsp milk

8ozs (225g)  self raising flour

 

  • Cream fat and sugar
  • Add beaten egg, mashed bananas and salt
  • Beat mixture to a cream and stir in bicarbonate of soda with milk
  • Fold in sieved flour.
  • Spoon into cake or brownie tin
  • Bake 180 C Gas   Mk4  for 30 mins.

  Hints and tips

  It is best for using up bananas which are going soft.   Otherwise easy to do and cooks nicely in the oven.  May only need

  25 mins depending on your oven.  

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    This completes the cakes and biscuits - are there any favourites ?  -   the Ginger biscuits I added as an extra and have turned out

    better on my 2nd baking after I had put on the recipe.

    I will do a second series - may be put on some savoury snacks -  I might try a video now the laptop is back to normal.

    There may be some chocolatey recipes in the next one,

    

 

   

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