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    So not meat then...one of them whitish balls has yet to pass my lips in all the decades i have been in contact with them. Like Hal and offal it just ain't happening. Now if they was real beef meatballs i'd be on it like AO on my post count.

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    Not the Thai white pork balls that are all flour, this was homemade boiled beef balls.

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    Khao Pad Spam.....not bad. The spicy vinegar is pretty good.

    Lunch ... the second course-20200411_124042-jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang View Post
    Thai style beef balls
    I've always beef suspicious of such culinary items.

    If a food is better for playing table tennis with than eating, I generally pass.

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    For lunch today jazzed up the last two leftover beef ribs in the toaster oven. Some raw veggies alongside.



    The wife made us some homemade cinnamon sweet rolls for lunch dessert.



    Had two of those...

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    Not really lunch but definitely not dinner... more of a lunch/afternoon tea.

    The daughter was upset today after the latest two puppies we'd rescued went off to their new home, so I said, 'what would you like to do to make it better?' Words I've often come to regret...

    Make a cake! I don't really know how this has become yet another of my responsibilities, along with a myriad of other things, but if I don't do it, it won't happen... and then it's me daughter who loses out. I even taught her to sew on a button last week... I could go on, but what's the bladdy point.

    Rant over.

    We used my mum's 'Never Fail Sponge' recipe, which i think has been seriously mis-named.



    There... get some of that down ya...



    And in the oven for 20 minutes... and voila!



    Two sponge cakes that I'm sure even Bogon would agree are perfectly golden brown... but as flat as two bladdy pancakes.

    But no problem... an old trick I know. Cut the uppy bit off one cake to get an even flatter surface...



    Welly a load of jam over it...



    And stick 'em together! It doesn't matter if yer cakes don't rise, just stack them up!



    The perfect lunch/afternoon high tea!



    And look who came round to join us!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    Two sponge cakes that I'm sure even Bogon would agree are perfectly golden brown
    Wow, I think The Stranglers would have named a song with that magnificent colour you guys created! Straight off the Dulux chart that.

    What interested me the most is how kids can go from being crushed like this...



    ...to being like a phoenix from the flames with a bit of jam, icing sugar and sprinkles saving the day



    Top marks
    Black diamonds? I shit 'em.

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    ^ Looks like a huge Krispy Kreme donut. Good work.

    ^^ Nice

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    hahaha. nice one. I suspect salt, baking powder/baking soda was missing ...

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    ^ Maybe the cardinal sin of having a quick peek whilst cooking was to blame.

    When making a sponge, once the oven door opens, then the air gets in and deflates all your hopes and dreams (as well as the cake).

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    I was thinking it was not so much deflated, but never risen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    ^ Looks like a huge Krispy Kreme donut. Good work.

    ^^ Nice
    Thanks... it was very nice and didn't taste 'flat'. There were little bubbles in the cake, just like in the ones from shops.



    I have a few theories.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW View Post
    hahaha. nice one. I suspect salt, baking powder/baking soda was missing ...
    If you look at the first pic, a tub Baking Soda is clearly visible and a teaspoon went in the mix, plus a bit extra for luck. However, I was using multi-purpose flour which I was hoping would cover the self-raising flour category, but maybe not. No salt went in... it wasn't in the recipe. Would that help?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogon View Post
    ^ Maybe the cardinal sin of having a quick peek whilst cooking was to blame.

    When making a sponge, once the oven door opens, then the air gets in and deflates all your hopes and dreams (as well as the cake).
    I've been reprimanded for opening the oven midway through cooking a cake before and was very mindful of this yesterday. I cooked the cake in a glass convection oven so we could watch it all the time. The only time the oven was opened was at the end, to take it out.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW View Post
    I was thinking it was not so much deflated, but never risen.
    Yeah, that's my feeling. It just didn't go up. Maybe I didn't use enough mix for the cake tin? The sponge cake actually tasted quite light and fluffy.

    Anyway, today it's mango upside down cake, a whole different ball game and a few steps up from my starter sponge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    Anyway, today it's mango upside down cake
    Nice. Been thinking of doing one with some Aussie nectarines

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    No salt went in... it wasn't in the recipe. Would that help?


    Yes, the baking powder is useless without.
    "salt is used to activate the leavening agent in the product-like baking powder or baking soda. This means that if you omit salt all together your product won't rise as much or at all."

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    We did an orange mirror glaze cake for some very helpful staff over the weekend.





    We received a nice thank you note yesterday, which was nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW View Post


    Yes, the baking powder is useless without.
    "salt is used to activate the leavening agent in the product-like baking powder or baking soda. This means that if you omit salt all together your product won't rise as much or at all."
    KW... I do believe you've solved the case. Thank you very much!

    A small pinch of salt went into my mango upside down cake mix today... and it rose like a dream!



    Turned the bugger over without mishap, and it's all ready for dinner with a scoop of ice cream.


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    Yeah! good job.

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    ^^+^^^ two cracking efforts

    Some fucker ate the last of my chocolate cake, so had to make do with...



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    ^Some fucker whose name starts with D and ends in r?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW View Post
    Yeah! good job.
    Yes, Mendip - it looks brilliant

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoganInParasite View Post
    Not bad but I would have added slivers of Parmesen and a ceasar dressing.
    What? No Capers? You Phillistine. (or bogan)

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    The baking on this page does look good, well done to all.

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    Lunch ... the second course-e4ac0fa1-5c71-466f-8e39-06d2301dcc98-jpg

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    ^ Cheese burger fries!

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    A slow afternoon so I asked the wife if she would like some caramel dumplings as a dessert to lunch. (We don't eat dinner here.) She was keen so dusted off the recipe and served it with vanilla ice cream. I added cinnamon, ground nutmeg and allspice to the dumpling batter and the flavours came through nicely.

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