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I’ve reworked a recent recipe, and it is a triumph if I do say so myself. New and improved - Salted Caramel & Pear Brownie. This is beautiful. If you liked my first effort, you will absolutely adore this! #coronacooking
2 eggs
100g caster sugar
1/2tsp vanilla essence
100g dark chocolate
50g salted butter
100g ground almonds
1 pear

Salted caramel
100g caster sugar
45g salted butter
60ml cream
1/2tsp salt
Make the caramel. Put the sugar in a pan over a medium/high heat. Watch it carefully. When it begins to melt, stir until it is totally liquid & turning brown. Cut the butter into 6 pieces & add it a piece at a time, stirring constantly to combine it with the sugar.
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It's Friday! Do you have any plans to bake this weekend? That is - if you can get hold of some flour! If you're #baking with self-raising (self-rising) flour, you might give a nod to its inventor, Bristol baker Henry Jones.

In 1845, Jones applied for a patent for a revolutionary invention that would change baking forever - a process of baking without yeast! The patent is now held @bristolarchives. Jones's patent flour made baking much easier and faster and of course he claimed it tasted better too!
Within a year, Jones's self-raising flour was so popular that he was appointed purveyor of patent flour and biscuits to Queen Victoria! Jones later worked with Florence Nightingale to improve the quality of bread given to soldiers deployed in the Crimea.
Image @ExploreWellcome
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A thread for #Baking twitter.

Back in the UK we make do with 3 types of flour. Plain, Self-Raising and Strong Bread.

Not so in Poland.

I took all the flour out of my pantry:
"But Gabi, is all that flour *really* necessary?"

Well, yes actually. All this flour is used for different stuff, each is milled differently, the protein content is different, the type of protien it contains is differen, the Ash content is different.... Let's take a closer look!
Ok #baking twitter here we go:

First up #Tortowa or "Cake flour".

Milled finely with a low gluten content and low ash content. It's a super fine, super white flour. Ash in flour is basically the fiber (or brown colour), the less Ash the whiter the flour.
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In a break from my usual postings, here’s a surprisingly simple recipe for chocolate chip cookies, as made for the first time by a 41 year old man. #baking 1/9
This recipe works despite a lack of adequate cooking utensils such as measuring spoons, scales, etc. All you need is a big bowl, some spoons, and a dollop of self-assured confidence 2/9
First mix *some* butter, sugar (some white, some sticky brown). 3/9
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OK, friends, in this thread I'm going to walk you through how to bake these #yummy lye pretzel rolls. #quarantineProject #recipe #baking #baker #bakingbread #homemade
Here are the ingredients: 2 cups of lukewarm water, a scant 6 cups of bread flour, a packet of yeast, 1 tablespoon of canola oil, 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt, and 3 teaspoons of sugar.
You'll also need food-grade lye. This scares people but it shouldn't. You need to take care when using it, but it's really not a huge deal. I've made dozens of batches over the years and never had any problem. You can order it online. I ordered mine from
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Fresh Crusty Bread - straight from the oven. Today’s #coronacooking recipe is a ‘no knead’ yeast bread. This takes minutes to put together - a little time to proof, and 45 mins to bake. A fresh, crusty loaf in about two hours. You most try this one. #baking #bread
400g plain flour
7g dried yeast
1tsp sugar
1tsp salt
360ml warm water

I usually use strong white flour to make bread - there’s none of that in the shops here right now - I know the same is true for lots of you. But you can make this with plain flour. #coronacooking
Dissolve the sugar in the warm water in a bowl or jug. Add the yeast and allow it to dissolve and activate. You’ll know it’s ready when it froths up on the top of the water. #coronacooking
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Day #6

Magnets Holding Down Memories
On Refrigerator Doors

One drawer at a time
I reacquaint myself
With my home

Memories come back
Gifts, photos, coins, notes
Birthdays cards
Years old

Time has flown
I think to myself
Presence of people
Waxed and waned 1/3
Like the the phases
Of the moon
The refrigerator door
Remembers more
About my life
Than I do

Holidays merged
Into workdays
Into weekdays
So many
So many lines
And timelines
A life

Slow down
Erase those lines 2/3
Relish, while you can...
Let time merge
Bake that cake
Beat that coffee
Put those feet
Today... ☕ 3/3

#StayHome #lockdown #rethink #reboot #baking #brooding #poetry #lifelessons
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if you've been thinking of #baking your own bread at home during These Difficult Times, and are interested in #sourdough, here's a thread on how to get started, and some tips and tricks i've learned over the last ~decade of wrangling sourdough.
first things first: all you need for sourdough bread is flour and water. almost any flour will do, with varying quality of results. plain bread flour (the kind in big sacks) is fine. whole wheat is fine. rye is fine. spelt is fine. whatevs. you'll get some kind of bread.
Almost any sourdough bread you make yourself will be better than storebought, cheaper than storebought, last longer at room temperature than store bought, and will give you a frisson of apocalypse-surviving domestic badassery. Even if you suck at it.
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We all need a treat now & again, and perhaps now more than ever. Today’s #coronacooking recipe fits the bill perfectly.

Blueberry & Lemon Muffins. These are so good - and really easy to make. Perfect for a breakfast or brunch treat. #baking
225g plain flour
70g sugar
2 ½ tsp baking powder
Some fresh grated nutmeg
1 beaten egg
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
125 ml milk
80g of melted butter
Rind and juice of 1 lemon
250g of fresh blueberries
Heat oven to 195c. Mix the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.

Lightly beat the egg, add the milk, melted butter, vanilla essence, lemon juice and rind and mix well. #coronacooking
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