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The Baking Thread by yme1(f): 4:08pm On Feb 27, 2012
For those who enjoy baking here is a thread for you to learn new and easy step to step direction for baking
I think it's nice to have a place for people to show off their baking skills and for others to learn
so feel free to post and ask questions related to baking smiley kiss

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Re: The Baking Thread by yme1(f): 4:16pm On Feb 27, 2012
First cake on the menu is the Mary Berry's iced fairy cakes[color=#990000][/color]

These cute little fairy cakes are perfect for kids' parties and they only need 15 minutes in the oven - easy peasy!
•Makes: 12
•Prep time: 15 mins
•Cooking time: 15 mins (may need an extra 5 mins)
•Total time: 30 mins (plus decorating time)

INGREDIENTS
•100 g (4 oz) softened butter
•100 g (4 oz) caster sugar
•2 large eggs
•100 g (4 oz) self-raising flour
•1 level tsp baking powder

FOR ICING
225 g (8 oz) sifted icing sugar
2–3tbsp warm water
Sweets, to decorate

METHOD
1) Pre-heat the oven to 200°C fan/180°C/gas mark 6. Place fairy cake cases into a 12-hole bun tin, to keep a good even shape as they bake.

2) Measure all the ingredients into a large bowl and beat for 2-3 mins until the mixture is well blended and smooth. Fill each paper case with the mixture.

3) Bake in the pre-heated oven for about 15–20 minutes until the cakes are well-risen and golden brown. Lift the paper cases out of the bun tin and cool the cakes on a wire rack.

4) Put the icing sugar in a bowl and gradually blend in the warm water until you have a fairly stiff icing. Spoon over the top of the cakes and decorate with sweets.

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Re: The Baking Thread by yme1(f): 4:28pm On Feb 27, 2012
Simple carrot cake

Do you love a bit of carrot cake? Make your own with this simple recipe. Top with a delicious homemade cream cheese frosting for a luxurious taste

INGREDIENTS
325g plain flour
225g granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
225g dark brown sugar
4 medium eggs, at room temperature
300ml vegetable oil, such as safflower
450g carrots, rinsed, trimmed, peeled and grated in the food processor or on the largest holes of a box grater
85g walnut or pecan pieces, coarsely chopped
Two 23 x 5cm round cake tins, buttered and the bases lined with discs of buttered baking paper

Cream cheese frosting
340g cream cheese, slightly softened
85g unsalted butter, slightly softened
340g icing sugar, sifted
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

METHOD
1) Set a rack in the Centre of the oven and preheat to 190˚C/gas mark 5.

2) Combine the flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, salt, and cinnamon in a medium bowl and whisk to mix; set aside.

3) Place the brown sugar in a mixing bowl and use a large rubber spatula to work in the eggs, one at a time. Whisk in the oil.

4) Whisk in the dry ingredients about one third at a time. Use a large rubber spatula to fold in the carrots and nuts.

5) Divide the batter between the prepared tins. Bake until risen and firm, 40–45 minutes.

6) Let the cakes stand for 5 minutes in the tins, then unmold to racks, turn right side up and cool completely,  Wrap and freeze the layers for up to one month if you do not intend to use them immediately.

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Re: The Baking Thread by Latty88(f): 10:48pm On Feb 27, 2012
Pls I really want to kn what cinnamon means
Re: The Baking Thread by MissyB3(f): 10:58pm On Feb 27, 2012
Good one, Y me. . . Keep the recipes coming.  smiley

Latty88:

Pls I really want to kn what cinnamon means
''It's a common culinary spice of dried rolled strips of this bark, often made into a powder''



Ground cinnamon- [img]http://www.mccormick.com/~/media/Images/Products/Product%20Details/Herbs%20and%20Spices/Spices%20A%20to%20Z/ground%20cinnamon%201oz.ashx?w=225[/img]
Re: The Baking Thread by yme1(f): 2:14pm On Feb 28, 2012
Baked Cheesecake

INGREDIENTS
650 grams full fat cream cheese
175 grams Digestive biscuits
75 grams Butter Melted
175 grams Golden Caster Sugar
100 ml Double Cream
3 Happy Eggs Large sized, beaten
1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract Blend (Nielsen-Massey)
2 tsp Orange Zest Finely grated

Additional Ingredients
300 grams Raspberries
3 tbsp Golden Granulated Sugar

METHOD
1. Remove the soft cheese from the fridge 30 minutes before cooking to allow it to get to room temperature.

2. Preheat the oven to 150C, fan 140C, gas 2.

3. Crush the biscuits to fine crumbs either by whizzing in a food processor or put them into a polythene bag and bashing them with a rolling pin.

4. Transfer to a bowl and stir in the melted butter. Spoon this mixture into the base of a 20cm (8in) spring form tin, pressing the biscuit well into the base.

5. Spoon the soft cheese into a large bowl and beat well to soften it. Add the Billington’s golden caster sugar, double cream, eggs, vanilla extract and orange zest.

6. Mix well until all the ingredients are evenly combined. Pour this mixture over the top of the biscuit base.

7. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes then turn off the heat and allow to finish cooking in the heat of the oven. (The cheesecake will still be quite wobbly at this stage).

8. Carefully remove from the oven and chill overnight or at least 4 hours.

9. To make the raspberry sauce, tip the frozen berries straight into a saucepan and sprinkle over the golden granulated sugar.

10. Stir well over a high heat until the fruit has softened and the juices are beginning to bubble. Remove from the heat then push through a sieve to remove the seeds catching the juice in a bowl.

11. Allow to cool then have a taste, as you may need to add more sugar. The sauce should be tangy but not over sweet or too sour.

12. To serve, cut the cheesecake into wedges and drizzle over a little of the sauce.

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Re: The Baking Thread by Dreamsinbc(f): 3:55pm On Feb 28, 2012
For the perfect carrot cake, add 1/4 tsp of ground cloves and about 1/2 tbsp grated nutmeg. Everyone will love it!

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Re: The Baking Thread by yme1(f): 12:11pm On Mar 02, 2012
BANANA CAKE RECIPE

INGREDIENTS
500g (17.5 ounces) Ripe Banana (Smash it)
400g (one and a half cups) Sugar
4 Eggs
200g (7 ounces) Evaporated Milk
400g (one and a half cups) Self raising Flour
15g (3 teaspoons) Baking Powder
13g (1 tablespoon) Baking Soda
250g (8.75 ounces) Olive Oil

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Re: The Baking Thread by yme1(f): 12:12pm On Mar 02, 2012
STEP 1

In a mixing bowl, put in the sugar and eggs.

Re: The Baking Thread by yme1(f): 12:12pm On Mar 02, 2012
STEP 2

Mix the sugar and eggs for 5 minutes.

Re: The Baking Thread by yme1(f): 12:13pm On Mar 02, 2012
STEP 3

Prepare the banana, smash it using a fork.

Re: The Baking Thread by yme1(f): 12:14pm On Mar 02, 2012
STEP 4

The sugar and eggs mix should look like this when it mix well

Re: The Baking Thread by yme1(f): 12:14pm On Mar 02, 2012
STEP 5

Add milk in it.

Re: The Baking Thread by yme1(f): 12:16pm On Mar 02, 2012
STEP 6

Followed by the olive oil.

Re: The Baking Thread by yme1(f): 12:17pm On Mar 02, 2012
STEP 7

Then add in the banana smash.

Re: The Baking Thread by yme1(f): 12:18pm On Mar 02, 2012
STEP 8

Finally, slowly sieve in the self rising flour, the baking powder and the baking soda. Mix for 3 minutes.

Re: The Baking Thread by yme1(f): 12:18pm On Mar 02, 2012
STEP 9

Turn off the mixing machine when all the ingredients have been mixed throughly.

Re: The Baking Thread by yme1(f): 12:19pm On Mar 02, 2012
STEP 10

Spoon the batter into 4 oblong shape 190x110x40mm foil trays. Preheat the oven and bake it for 40 minutes in 180 degree Celsius (355 Fahrenheit).

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Re: The Baking Thread by Nobody: 3:59pm On Mar 02, 2012
My EX lovesssss Carrot Cake, Wish i had made her 1 though sad
Re: The Baking Thread by Nobody: 4:04pm On Mar 02, 2012
Nice thread. I've learnt a lot today and must try these recipes out this weekend. Thanks!!!
Re: The Baking Thread by PeeBee: 4:21pm On Mar 02, 2012
Thanks Op, would try them out when i can.
Re: The Baking Thread by babaowo: 4:24pm On Mar 02, 2012
@Y ME, pls teach how to make coconut cake? I bought it at tantilizer and its taste nice.

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Re: The Baking Thread by Yorisb: 4:48pm On Mar 02, 2012
Ijogz K:

My EX lovesssss Carrot Cake,  Wish i had made her 1 though  sad

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Re: The Baking Thread by yme1(f): 5:31pm On Mar 02, 2012
babaowo:

@Y ME, pls teach how to make coconut cake? I bought it at tantilizer and its taste nice.
RECIPE FOR COCONUT CAKE

INGREDIENTS



1-1/2 cups Unsweetened Desiccated Coconut
1 cup Unsalted Butter, softened
2 cups All-Purpose Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Vanilla Essence
1-1/3 cups Sugar
1 cup Whole Milk
1/2 tsp Salt
3 Eggs

METHOD
• Preheat the oven to 175 degrees C.

• Now grease a 10 by 2 inch round cake pan and line bottom with a round of wax paper or parchment.

• Grease paper and dust pan with flour.

• Combine flour, baking powder and salt, mix well.

• Beat butter with mixer till creamy.

• Gradually beat in sugar on medium speed till pale and smooth.

• Add vanilla essence to it, keep stirring.

• Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, mixture may look curdled at this time.

• Alternately beat in flour mixture and milk in 3 batches over low speed.

• Raise the speed to medium and beat batter 1-1/2 minutes till soft, now fold in coconut.

• Spoon batter into the cake pan and spread uniformly.

• Bake cake in the middle of the oven till golden brown for about 45 to 50 minutes at the temp of 175 C.

• Cool cake in the pan on a rack for about 1 hour, then invert onto the rack.

• Remove paper and invert again onto another rack to cool completely.

• Coconut Cake is ready to serve.

Re: The Baking Thread by yme1(f): 5:34pm On Mar 02, 2012
Rust2000:

Nice thread. I've learnt a lot today and must try these recipes out this weekend. Thanks!!!
And please do share how it went wink

Rust2000:

Nice thread. I've learnt a lot today and must try these recipes out this weekend. Thanks!!!
smiley kiss

Ijogz K:

My EX lovesssss Carrot Cake, Wish i had made her 1 though sad
Awwww!! oh well you can make me one if you don't mind grin kiss
Re: The Baking Thread by yme1(f): 5:34pm On Mar 02, 2012
Yorisb:

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Wicked !! cheesy cheesy
Re: The Baking Thread by lepasharon(f): 6:09pm On Mar 02, 2012
y me:

BANANA CAKE RECIPE

INGREDIENTS
500g (17.5 ounces) Ripe Banana (Smash it)
400g (one and a half cups) Sugar
4 Eggs
200g (7 ounces) Evaporated Milk
400g (one and a half cups) Self raising Flour
15g (3 teaspoons) Baking Powder
13g (1 tablespoon) Baking Soda
250g (8.75 ounces) Olive Oil


i made banana cake once,it was just too sweet.
if ur telling us to add that much sugar,shouldnt the banana be less? Cos the banana alone can sweeten it.
It will be too sweet now

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Re: The Baking Thread by yme1(f): 6:18pm On Mar 02, 2012
lepasharon:

i made banana cake once,it was just too sweet.
if ur telling us to add that much sugar,shouldnt the banana be less? Cos the banana alone can sweeten it.
It will be too sweet now
Depends on how you want it to taste
some want it sweeter and some moderate just like you said
All you need to do is minimize the amount of sugar/banana to get the taste you want
When I prepared mine the amount of sugar used was 250-300g and the taste was perfect
Re: The Baking Thread by melek: 6:27pm On Mar 02, 2012
cheesy

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Re: The Baking Thread by NnamdiN: 8:57pm On Mar 02, 2012
Ehm for d non aje's. Could u pls tell us if there's a manual method of doing these? I mean without the machines coz I don't have any and I'd really love to bake my own cake someday.
Re: The Baking Thread by oladamx(f): 10:40pm On Mar 02, 2012
I love dis thread, But can u teach me how to make chocolate brownies or cookies, Really want to learn more about chocolate
Re: The Baking Thread by Freesia(f): 11:03pm On Mar 02, 2012
Wow liking the thread It's being a while since I baked. . . .
Will do it soon just need to get some Häagen-Dazs to make the perfect pair
Yummy

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