1. Angie

    Basic Baking Ingredients

    If you've decided to take the plunge and have a go at making some baked goodies, then it's worth having a few essentials in before you start. Here is a list of some of the key ingredients you should have in your cupboard or fridge before baking: Butter/Margarine Caster Sugar/Granulated Sugar...
  2. Ortonesque

    Beetroot cake disaster - help

    I hope someone can help with this. I tried this cake last year as made by the catering company which provides the recipe on its website. I've tried making it at home twice and each time it's a disaster - it tastes too eggy, the beetroot gives a weird taste, and even though a knife comes out...
  3. Angie

    What are flaked ground and blanched almonds?

    Ground almonds are made by grinding ground sweet almonds in a food processor or blender. Once the untoasted almonds have been processed, they will look like a fluffy powdery type ingredient. What are flaked almonds? These are sliced blanched almonds. What are blanched almonds? These are...
  4. C

    Did I forget a Key step???

    Hello, I'm attempting to make peanut butter fudge for a work cookie/candy exchange. The recipe says to melt butter then add brown sugar and milk, bring to a boil for two min then remove from heat and add peanut butter, etc. Well, minor detail - I forgot to add the milk before I had it...
  5. Angie

    Jackie's Fruit Loaf Recipe and guide.

    Photo courtesy of AB - AKA My Dad. Preheat your oven to: 180°C Regular Oven 160°C Fan Assisted Gas Mark 4 320F I came across this lovely recipe the other day when I was, in fact, privy to taste a lovely piece of the cake itself. Jackie, who is a friend of the family, made this cake for my...
  6. Angie

    Quiche Lorraine Help for @AzrielBowles

  7. Angie

    Fruit Tart Help for @AzrielBowles

    Hi Azriel Further to your message on Twitter please find below a list of rough instructions on how to complete your Pastry Pie or what we call a Tart. I do not have your ingredients/recipe so this is just an overview of how to complete the pie. 1. As you stated you know how to prepare the...
  8. Angie

    Millionaire's shortbread.

    Here are your recipe and guide on how to make millionaire's shortbread caramel biscuits. Also, see the full tutorial. BISCUIT BASE 125g/5oz Butter 100g/4oz sugar Cream together the butter and sugar. 250g/10oz Plain Flour Add the flour and mix to a dough. 1. Press the dough into a greased...
  9. Angie

    Tylo Powder

    There are different types of Tylo powder (depending on the make you buy): - Granular Tylo powder is widely used to make edible glue; this is because its granules do not absorb well into icing or fondant. Superfine Tylo powder, although superfine tylo powder is made of the same ingredients as...
  10. V

    Oreo cupcakes rose really high, sank and formed a crust :-s

    I followed the recipe as follows: 1. Creamed together 1 cup butter and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy 2. Sifter 1 cup of self raising flower, removed 1 tablespoon flour and added 1.5 tablespoon corn flour, sifted 2 tablespoons cocoa powder and 1 teaspoon baking powder 3. Add 2 beaten...
  11. Rach93

    Cupcake week...

    Hiya everyone... thank you for such a warm welcome. With it been cupcake week next week... I have decide to make some for my lovely work mates. I want to do cookie monster design on top.... but dont know what flavour to do so the design flows through. Help please Rach xxx
  12. Angie

    For great piping use Block Butter

    If you are piping roses or other piped designs using buttercream then ensure that you use blocks or sticks of butter and icing or confectioners sugar in your mixture as the block of butter will ensure that it holds its shape.
  13. Angie

    The Secret Ingredient to a good bake

    There is only one secret ingredient that I add to any of my cakes or bakes, so whether I'm baking with my daughter or making something for somebody else then I always remember to a sprinkle a little LOVE to the batter mix prior to placing it in the oven. I was surprised at the difference this...
  14. Angie

    How to make Same Sized Cupcakes

    To make the same-sized cupcakes, simply use an ice cream scoop to measure out your batter/mixture into muffin cases before baking; it’s more accurate and less messy. The diameter of my ice cream scoop is approx 5 cm in diameter, which is a medium-sized scoop...
  15. Angie

    Ingredients Baking Tip

    Before you start to bake get all the ingredients out that you require and then place the items on your worktop counter in the order that you are going to use them. Not only does this make it easier when you are mixing your batter, but it also ensures that you add all the required ingredients...
  16. Angie

    Using a Medicine Spoon as a Measuring Spoon

    If you do not have any measuring spoons but you have children then try this neat measuring tip. You will see from the picture that a child’s medicine spoon is 5ml at the large end and 2.5ml at the small end. Therefore for a rough conversion use the following:- 1 Teaspoon = 5ml = 1 large...