They Lived on Treacle Wed, 24 Aug 2016 20:00:02 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 http://i1.wp.com/theylivedontreacle.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/avatar-5524635ev1_site_icon.png?fit=32%2C32 They Lived on Treacle 32 32 Hong Kong! /uncategorized/hong-kong/ /uncategorized/hong-kong/#respond Wed, 24 Aug 2016 20:00:02 +0000 /?p=1868 So I’m not going to have much of a chance to bake for a while as I’m off to Hong Kong with the little Dormouse for a month! Instead, I’ll be posting some of our culinary experiences. We’ve made a deal that we will try to taste something we’ve never eaten before every day. We […]

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A New Project – Perfecting Genoise Sponge /cake/new-project-perfecting-genoise-sponge/ /cake/new-project-perfecting-genoise-sponge/#respond Mon, 22 Aug 2016 20:00:11 +0000 /?p=1865 So scones are done and new project looms. This one is a request from a reader, who asked me to look at how to perfect Genoise sponge. I’ll get right on it!  

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Perfecting Scones – The Conclusion /projects/scones/perfecting-scones-conclusion/ /projects/scones/perfecting-scones-conclusion/#respond Sat, 20 Aug 2016 20:00:07 +0000 /?p=1845 It has been an epic journey. I am sick of scones. I am sick of jam. I do not want to eat any more whipped cream. But it has been enlightening. Here are my conclusions and my final recipe. Scones 500g bread flour 125g butter (cold) 75g caster sugar 4.5 tsp baking powder 150ml cold […]

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Perfecting Scones – Tips for Scone Perfection! /projects/scones/perfecting-scones-tips-scone-perfection/ /projects/scones/perfecting-scones-tips-scone-perfection/#respond Thu, 18 Aug 2016 20:00:38 +0000 /?p=1833 The Internet and baking books are awash with tips and tricks about how to make the perfect scone. Some I think are great, some I’ve never bothered with but you might want to try them. Here, I collate all those tips. Ingredients Full-fat milk, not skim – scones are about butter and fat and cream. […]

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Perfecting Scones – Buttermilk? /projects/scones/perfecting-scones-buttermilk/ /projects/scones/perfecting-scones-buttermilk/#respond Tue, 16 Aug 2016 20:00:41 +0000 /?p=1843 OK then, so one more thing to try. I can’t help myself, though I am quite sick of eating scones now and may be ‘scone-blindness’. Buttermilk. I see it mentioned a bit as a way to make super-fluffy scones. This makes sense given that the buttermilk makes the dough a little more acidic and this […]

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