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    (Original post by twinlensreflex)
    My god...you can make croissants?! *drools*
    It's the result of too much time to spare.

    But I do find it really therapeutic and fun to make my own croissants. There may be some good quality frozen croissants in the better supermarkets but knowing you've made your own somehow makes them just that more pleasant to eat. Plus I can adjust the salt and sugar content to suit my personal taste.

    My breakfast croissants are indeed proofing away beside my radiator atm.
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    (Original post by Revd. Mike)
    I am also one of those people who loves to bake but rarely eats that much of my baked goods. I usually just bake for other people. I don't really have much of a sweet tooth these days.





    I make a pretty good carrot cake, if I do say so myself. Jamaican style, wonderfully moist (helped by liberal application of spiced rum), with a pineapple cream cheese icing.

    Chocolate cake is waaaay too sickly, it's horrible. I only ever make two chocolate cakes, my secret recipe 'Chocolate cherry kirsch sponge with cherry brandy buttercream', or this vegan raspberry blackout cake. They're not that chocolatey, but I've received many compliments over them. I think my crowning glory was the sangria bundt cake though. So much fruit. So much wine. So moist!
    Wow another baker in this thread! You seem to have an inclination for booze filled cakes. Sangria bundt sounds really nice though, it's one of my favourite drinks after all.
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    (Original post by Liam_G)
    It totally should :hand: The fruits and vegetables provide a façade of healthiness, allowing you to trick yourself into believing that you're somehow contributing to your 5-a-day. Moar slices, less guilt.

    Carrot cake gets so much hate and it makes me sad ;__;

    Chocolate cake is the worst of all cake. Discuss.
    Here's me making you feel better. I love carrot cakes. Honest. It's one of my mum's favourites too!

    I actually like the idea of adding fruits and veg to cakes, it somehow adds a touch of freshness to an otherwise heavy and dense cake. And I agree on the five a day illusion.

    I really should learn how to use the multi-quote function more or the system's gonna think I'm a spammer!
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    I do occasionally bake (although it's mostly cakes and biscuits, and I only bake for occasions)

    Going to attempt to make mixed berry sorbet, wish me luck :eek:


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    I hopeless at baking I'm pretty good at actual cooking though.
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    Someone kill me I am on 3 night shifts in a row They're 12 and a half hours long each I'd like the time to bake! :P
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    trying so hard not to fall asleep... my sleep patterns messed up enough without falling asleep at 2pm :rolleyes: how is everyone?
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    (Original post by Da CorrupteD KiD)
    Wow another baker in this thread! You seem to have an inclination for booze filled cakes. Sangria bundt sounds really nice though, it's one of my favourite drinks after all.
    That is my speciality. Booze in general to be honest, but it kind of carries over into my baking. I think the weirdest thing I ever devised was Red Bull sponge with Jägermeister frosting It was a lot nicer than it might sound The most recent thing I made (not really baking) was a Bailey's cheesecake, topped with a thin layer of coffee jelly. Needs a little tweaking, but was well received

    (Original post by Da CorrupteD KiD)
    I really should learn how to use the multi-quote function more or the system's gonna think I'm a spammer!
    Of the three quote buttons, use the middle one on each post you want to reply to. Then at the bottom of the page you'll find all the quotes in place in the Quick Reply box. If you want to carry over onto the next page, you can copy/paste them and carry on.
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    (Original post by Da CorrupteD KiD)
    It's the result of too much time to spare.

    But I do find it really therapeutic and fun to make my own croissants. There may be some good quality frozen croissants in the better supermarkets but knowing you've made your own somehow makes them just that more pleasant to eat. Plus I can adjust the salt and sugar content to suit my personal taste.

    My breakfast croissants are indeed proofing away beside my radiator atm.
    I love making hot cross buns, or cinnamon rolls. I don't think i have the patience for pastry things though I'm just gonna come sit by your radiator then
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    (Original post by Revd. Mike)
    That is my speciality. Booze in general to be honest, but it kind of carries over into my baking. I think the weirdest thing I ever devised was Red Bull sponge with Jägermeister frosting It was a lot nicer than it might sound The most recent thing I made (not really baking) was a Bailey's cheesecake, topped with a thin layer of coffee jelly. Needs a little tweaking, but was well received



    Of the three quote buttons, use the middle one on each post you want to reply to. Then at the bottom of the page you'll find all the quotes in place in the Quick Reply box. If you want to carry over onto the next page, you can copy/paste them and carry on.
    Cheers for teaching me how to use multi-quote! I always have a tendency to just reply to individual posts and only realising I've just taken up 1/4 of the page in a row after. :eek:
    (Original post by twinlensreflex)
    I love making hot cross buns, or cinnamon rolls. I don't think i have the patience for pastry things though I'm just gonna come sit by your radiator then
    Indeed patience is the key to a good pastry, both in the sense of repeated experimentation to get the right technique and during the pastry making process itself. I myself would love to sit by my proofing croissants too. The yeast produces this lovely smell that one can only get through bread making!
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    (Original post by fretter778)
    I hopeless at baking I'm pretty good at actual cooking though.
    Same :yep:

    'Cooking is superior to baking.' Discuss.
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    I'm actually quite good at cooking, not so much at baking though because I just follow the recipe when I bake. I do bake mean chocolate chip cookies and brownies though.

    (Original post by loulou111)
    trying so hard not to fall asleep... my sleep patterns messed up enough without falling asleep at 2pm :rolleyes: how is everyone?
    I was doing the exact same thing! But I failed, fell asleep at 4pm and woke up at 9pm. So of course I'm now wide awake. So annoying.
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    (Original post by thurin)
    Same :yep:

    'Cooking is superior to baking.' Discuss.
    I'm fairly kick-ass at both, so I'm indifferent on this issue
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    (Original post by thurin)
    'Cooking is superior to baking.' Discuss.
    I cook so I have food to eat, I bake because I enjoy it. So cooking is superior in the context of staying alive
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    (Original post by Revd. Mike)
    I'm fairly kick-ass at both, so I'm indifferent on this issue

    (Original post by twinlensreflex)
    I cook so I have food to eat, I bake because I enjoy it. So cooking is superior in the context of staying alive
    Both excellent answers, therefore I will not be setting homework for this week.

    In other news, exam tomorrow and my last the day after - aaaaaaaaaaaah.
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    Gays. Went to Newcastle today. There were lots of people camped outside HMV because Cheryl Cole was doing a book signing. Also, Debenhams have a sale I snapped up 2 pairs of trousers, full price £56, Crisps price £16
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    Reason number a million why I can't wait to move out and get my own place: everytime a family member is ill, I feel like a walking time bomb waiting to come down with it too. :s

    I have a fairly sturdy immune system, but right now my father's complaining of a temperature and I feel like I'm living in a plague pit.
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    (Original post by Terpsikhore)
    Reason number a million why I can't wait to move out and get my own place: everytime a family member is ill, I feel like a walking time bomb waiting to come down with it too. :s

    I have a fairly sturdy immune system, but right now my father's complaining of a temperature and I feel like I'm living in a plague pit.
    I feel your pain :console: Unfortunately my immune system is crappy two ways; I seem to get every infection going so it can't be that effective, although it does a fairly super job on my joints ¬_¬
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    (Original post by Crisps)
    Gays. Went to Newcastle today. There were lots of people camped outside HMV because Cheryl Cole was doing a book signing.
    I weep for humanity

    Also, Debenhams have a sale I snapped up 2 pairs of trousers, full price £56, Crisps price £16
    All hail humanity :woo:


    In other news I'm back home now. Want to be back in Manchester already.
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    (Original post by Revd. Mike)
    I feel your pain :console: Unfortunately my immune system is crappy two ways; I seem to get every infection going so it can't be that effective, although it does a fairly super job on my joints ¬_¬
    Aww, that sucks. :hugs: Worst of both worlds. My immune system is very efficient. So much so that yesterday I felt like crying because hayfever made me feel so wretched (oh god my eyes the pain!), but then I realise I can't remember the last time I caught a bug or a sniffle and I ought to stop moaning!
 
 
 
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