What's up, cupcake?

May 9, 2019

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The all-American cupcake, the butterfly cake's larger and showier cousin, has been a trend in the UK for several years with all sorts of varieties and lots of bright colours filling our supermarket and bakery shelves. Love them or hate them, cupcakes are here to stay.

So, if we can't bea ...

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Sourdough September part 2: It's alive!

September 18, 2017

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So you'll remember two weeks ago I tried to bring my old sourdough starter back to life after more than six months fermenting in the fridge. We were looking at a starter in a sorry, forlorn state, covered in a layer of 'hooch'. I was a bit worried it was beyond hope. Well, it went better than exp ...

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Sourdough September: Time for a revival

September 4, 2017

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Despite having a sourdough starter in my fridge that is some three years old, I've only made sourdough bread three times.

A sourdough starter is used to cultivate wild yeast in a form that can be used for baking. The best way to kick it off is to combine flour and water and leave it to ...

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