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  1. -Daniel-

    How do I stop email notifications?

    They're annoying... I still want to see alerts on the site though
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    Sausage Roll questions?

    So I often make sausage rolls but I'd like to improve my recipe, anyone got ideas on these? Should I cook the mince pork in any way before cooking? (I ask because sometimes the pastry will cook faster than the meat) How can I make the mixture softer? (sometimes it's a bit hard, should I add...
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    Forgot to put butter in lemon curd!

    So I'm making lemon curd to put in between layers on a cake I'm making... and well I "finished" but realised I didn't put any butter into the mixture Do you guys think what I've made will be OK? It tastes great! I've just set it in the fridge to set a bit, but it "covered the back of a spoon"...
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    Flap Jacks

    So I'm making flap jacks and they've just come out of the oven.. well, it is basically just a gooey mixture. Very similar to what went in the oven. When they come out should they be firm or hard? or do they need to cool first? So confused, the recipe doesn't mention this and online I can't find...
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    Colour fade and rainbow cake

    At the weekend I made a cake with coloured sponges on the inside and a faded colour icing on the outside. It's my first time trying to do icing of this style, so I'm really proud with how it turned out. I need to get round to buying a turntable so I can do the icing perfectly, but I think the...
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    Chocolate Cake

    I finally got the courage to make a chocolate cake here in Mexico, I hadn't done one before because the chocolate here is so much different from the choc at home and I wasn't sure if it would be nice. It's for a friend's birthday, so I still haven't tasted it yet, but I'm very proud with how...
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    Substituting instant yeast...

    Today I want to make doughnuts / donuts, and the recipe I like best calls for instant yeast (that in the UK and Ireland, typically comes in sachets of 7g). Is it possible to substitute this with regular yeast? I presume the recipe will be the same, except I'll have to dissolve the yeast in...
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    SUPER easy sticky toffee pudding

    I tried this recipe yesterday and it was so easy - came out perfectly! The mixture only took about 15 minutes to get everything together (probably would've been faster if I'd got everything mise en place) and the sauce is scrumptious...
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    Substitutions for choux pastry

    Hi all! I'm looking for suggestions about choux pastry, and so far I'm considering two recipes. I haven't decided on fillings or flavourings yet either Recipe 1 Eggs, whole: 225g water (or milk): 225g shortening, all purpose: 85g Salt: 3g Bread flour: 125g - Can I replace the shortening with...
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    Macaron Disaster!

    Hi Guys, I've tried Macarons three times this week. The first and third time, they were a disaster. Spread all over the sheet like the photo shows. The second time, they maintained their shape but remained sticky underneath and in the middle (despite burning on top when I put them back in the...
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    Gingerbread help

    Hi! So last night I made some gingerbread biscuits. It's my first time doing gingerbread, and I'm happy with the final product (although I made about 50 biscuits so I iced them quickly and it's a bit messy on some). In December I'd like to attempt a gingerbread house or similra structure, but...
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    I need a new oven...

    I need a new oven, the one I have is too small (so standard trays won't even fit) and every time I bake a cake, it sinks. I only have space for a small, standalone oven (like this, not sure what this type of oven is called). Would someone be able to give me tips of what I should look for in...
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    "Pink" Velvet Cake

    So I made a Red Velvet cake (Ana Olsen recipe) and the sponge tastes delicious, it's extremely light and crumbly which made it a bit difficult to decorate. I had to rush the final touches, but found some pink glittery sugar in a shop so decided I would use it to decorate. I stencilled out the...
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    I made "Millie's Cookies" last night. Gift bags?

    Apparently "Millie's" is a bakery chain in the UK, I'm not familiar with them but wanted to make cookies and this recipe came with lots of 5 star reviews on the BBC Good Food website. Here's the link: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1580654/millies-cookies-recipe I of course changed the...
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    Cream cheese frosting alternatives / lighter flavour?

    So I want to make a red velvet cake this weekend, but I do not like cream cheese frosting (especially when made with Philadelphia) as I find the cheese taste too strong for me. I don't like cheeses and only really tolerate it as part of a pizza or cheesecake. Has anyone made red velvet or...
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    Cake & Bake Masters, Mexico

    This weekend I attended a baking conference here in Mexico City, called Cake & Bake Masters. They had some fab presentations and demos by world renowned bakers, some competitions, and of course a fair with various suppliers. The highlight was a talk by Buddy Valastro from the show Cake Boss, a...
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    BANANA Icing

    I really want to make some peanut butter and banana cupcakes - with a smooth peanut butter filling, a buttercream frosting with banana flavour and some caramel on top. (a bit like banoffee in a cupcake). Does anyone have experience making banana flavoured icing? Or similar icings I could maybe...
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