Category Archives: Baking Theory

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The GBBO Challenge- Gluten Free Brownie Bake Off

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James and John (nicknamed the Baking Apostles by me during filming- a great idea for a book surely someone?)  had a bit of a twitter debate recently about brownies and the ‘best’ sort. James was suggesting that gluten free flour … Continue reading

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Have you tried a bit of rough puff yet?

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Ok well that will have brought all sorts of search engine nutters to this blog. My own fault I know, but really in tart week, what can you do but uphold the fine tradition of barely disguised (all right then… … Continue reading

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Bagels- Doughnuts with Rigor Mortis

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Whether you’ve watched the Tuesday, weekend or iPlayer versions of episode 2, you will doubtless be aware of the new additions to the bagel lexicon. If you have made a “flagel” or a “bread roll with a hole in it” … Continue reading

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Fennel, Buttermilk and Spelt Soda Bread…with memories

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My maternal grandmother was Irish, from County Galway, and she was a striking woman. Jet black hair which had grown white by the time I came along, she did indeed look Spanish and a possible throwback to the offspring of … Continue reading

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Scandilicious Baking, Bakers’ Percentages and Tins

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Baking books seem to be written by two sorts of people, those with a serious background in baking often supported by dedicated study and years of experience and those who have good ideas and can translate these into usable recipes. … Continue reading

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Creaming Method

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When you’re making a cake or biscuits, it’s common to mix the sugar and butter by the creaming method. I realised teaching my student that the reasons for doing that are slightly different and it helps to know the best … Continue reading