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rwn

Member since Jul 2011 • Last active Oct 2014

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    I'm gonna try with a clocherole next time I bake. Do you think it will work putting it upside down on my baking stone?

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    Indeed - the frequency is a fair bit too slow for sex noises so I suspect they'd be at a loss.

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    Make sure you don't have anything on the worktop that might topple over or gradually bounce off the surface and smash on your floor... (Cleaning up a mixture of honey and shards of glass is not fun)

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    French style kneading can help:
    youtube.com/watch?v=PvdtUR-X­TG0


    Gives you a work out (I do 10 mins rather than the 20 he suggests but I leave it 5 mins after mixing the flour and water together to give the gluten a head start)

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    How much rye is in it? Rye has much less gluten which helps the bread hold its shape.

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    We called the other half's Mum last night, a fervent Yes voter who was 'heartbroken' (her own word) by the No result. But she has thought about it a lot and conceded that the referendum was the No side's to lose and the Yes side's to win, and although it was a stellar campaign by the Yes side (45% was an amazing achievement) she has realised that they spent too much time preaching to the converted and that the strident, almost evangelical tone of the Yes campaign probably put some people off, and that they didn't spend enough time worrying about those who hadn't expressed any preference.

    I can agree with this. I wasn't convinced to vote yes by the main campaign, but the more reasonable fringes (they were probably the majority of the actual voters, but not the vocal ones) that acknowledged the downsides and risks but presented reasoned arguments that they were outweighed by the benefits and removal of the risks of staying in the UK.

    Also, can everyone stop with wilfully misreading each other and being stroppy? This thread has been generally quite interesting but the last page or two... not so much.

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    Good idea about soaking them in water. I just use the small dish of hot water and plastic spray bottle.

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    We looked at some terracotta tiles in B&Q too, but they were either too small or too big. The stepping stone was goldilocks for our oven.

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    I bought a baking stone today. Technically it is a limestone stepping stone, but it was only £6.18 in B&Q. Made some good sourdough. Nom.

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