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    Baking has always been a hobby of mine for the past 15 years or so (arguably my only hobby now except TSR) so i d thought i 'd start a blog sharing my recipes and tips, hopefully I can share at least one bake a week if not two.

    Why do I enjoy baking you might ask?
    For me it's something both my grandmothers taught me and so brings back good memories and secondly I find it incredibly therapeutic as its something I get tasty things out of and a sense of satisfaction.
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    So here's my first recipe:
    Coffee cake with a coffee buttercream

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    150g of sugar
    150g of butter or margarine, if you plan on using butter then leave it out at room temp for a good half hour for it to soften.
    3 medium eggs
    150g of self raising flour
    2 tablespoons of coffee (it works with decaf but a think it tastes better with normal coffee)
    1-2 tablespoons of boiling water

    For the buttercream
    225 g icing sugar
    100g of butter or margarine
    2 tablespoons of instant coffee
    1-2 tablespoons of hot water.

    You will also need
    2 Bowls
    Scales
    A knife and a couple of spoons
    2 sandwich tins
    Some foil

    Step 1:
    Pre heat the oven to 160c (I have a fan oven so adjust the temp to around 180 if you dont)
    Step 2:
    Measure out all of your ingredients
    Step 3:
    Mix the butter, flour and sugar together in one of the bowls
    Step 4:
    Add the eggs
    Step 5:
    Mix the coffee and hot water in a mug
    Step 6:
    Add the coffee mixture into the mix
    Step 7:
    Place the foil in the tins
    Step 8:
    Put half of the mixture in each tin
    Step 9:
    Cook the cakes for 30 minutes but then check every 5 mins after the cake has been in for 20 minutes
    Step 10:
    Take the cakes out to cool once they are ready
    Step 11:
    Now its time to make the buttercream:
    Mix the butter with the icing sugar gradually and then add in the coffee with the boiling water.
    Step 12:
    Spread the buttercream onto the cakes and put them in the fridge for half an hour or so until it sets
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    I'm not much of a baker, so I'll keep my eye on this. I do make rough pastries from time to time. Can you make a good red velvet?

    Maybe use spoilers/bold/formatting to make the recipes/blog a little easier to read? Once you have several recipes on a page it makes for a lot of scrolling, especially on a mobile phone! And do include pictures of your finished bakes!! I'd love to see them.

    :excited:
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    (Original post by MountKimbie)
    I'm not much of a baker, so I'll keep my eye on this. I do make rough pastries from time to time. Can you make a good red velvet?

    Maybe use spoilers/bold/formatting to make the recipes/blog a little easier to read? Once you have several on a page it makes for a lot of scrolling, especially on a mobile phone! And do include pictures of your finished bakes!! I'd love to see them.

    :excited:
    A red velvet is one thing I haven't actually ever baked, although I shall certainly add it to the list of bakes I need to try. I shall have a bit of an edit shortly, I m intending on making this particular recipe this morning so shall add a picture in due course
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    Baking has always been a hobby of mine for the past 15 years or so (arguably my only hobby now except TSR) so i d thought i 'd start a blog sharing my recipes and tips, hopefully I can share at least one bake a week if not two.

    Why do I enjoy baking you might ask?
    For me it's something both my grandmothers taught me and so brings back good memories and secondly I find it incredibly therapeutic as its something I get tasty things out of and a sense of satisfaction.
    Nice, baking is an awesome hobby to have, so rewarding.
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    (Original post by cosmicstarbeast)
    Nice, baking is an awesome hobby to have, so rewarding.
    It indeed is awesome
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    It indeed is awesome
    Do you think one day you'll go on the Great British bake off show?
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    (Original post by cosmicstarbeast)
    Do you think one day you'll go on the Great British bake off show?
    Definitely not, i recon i m a good baker but not bake off material:P
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    Definitely not, i recon i m a good baker but not bake off material:P
    Lol, some of the people who go on that show are crazy.

    So do you have your own style or do you remix your favourites bakes?
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    (Original post by cosmicstarbeast)
    Lol, some of the people who go on that show are crazy.

    So do you have your own style or do you remix your favourites bakes?
    I d say remixing more than anything.
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    I d say remixing more than anything.
    Nice, I like remixes, originals are cool but when remixed right, the remixed version can taste miles better than the original.

    Good luck, Claire. I do hope we get some pictures of your cakes soon.
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    (Original post by cosmicstarbeast)
    Nice, I like remixes, originals are cool but when remixed right, the remixed version can taste miles better than the original.

    Good luck, Claire. I do hope we get some pictures of your cakes soon.
    I shall upload a picture of my coffee cake later this morning
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    Baking has always been a hobby of mine for the past 15 years or so (arguably my only hobby now except TSR) so i d thought i 'd start a blog sharing my recipes and tips, hopefully I can share at least one bake a week if not two.

    Why do I enjoy baking you might ask?
    For me it's something both my grandmothers taught me and so brings back good memories and secondly I find it incredibly therapeutic as its something I get tasty things out of and a sense of satisfaction.
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    I have such great respect for bakers!
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    (Original post by Student403)
    I have such great respect for bakers!
    There's nothing stopping you becoming one
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    There's nothing stopping you becoming one
    I hope not I want to start when I go to uni because the kitchen in my current house scares me :afraid: (cockroaches eughhh)
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    Nice, I need to learn how to properly bake stuff so I am in. Good luck
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    i like people who bake things

    especially wosit bakers who bake those cheesy puffs of awesomeness
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    (Original post by Student403)
    I hope not I want to start when I go to uni because the kitchen in my current house scares me :afraid: (cockroaches eughhh)
    None of my flatmates in halls could bake so I think it's a good way to make friends students are easily won over with free cake
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    I really struggle with baking just because I dont have the patience for it! Everything takes ages, I prefer quicker stuff! I love cakes though, maybe when I own my own home and have a nice kitchen I'll bake more because I think the main problem is my kitchen right now is tiny and old and I don't like being in there very long haha.

    What's is your favourite thing to bake?
 
 
 
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