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Old 18.08.2019, 21:09
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Baking stuff -- what to get?

Basically neither me nor the wife bake.. I cook lots but not baking other than the occasional cup-cake kit.

Wife had to return to UK, I've got a minder coming to look after the kids for a few days.. She cooks and bakes, kids are totally excited by that.

But I'll need to go get stuff.. Flour? Eggs? baking powder? We have bowls, hand mixer, trays etc. I just dunno what basic ingredients to get.
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Old 18.08.2019, 21:16
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. Flour? Eggs? baking powder?
The above, plus:

Butter,
Cocoa powder,
Vanilla essence
sugar
icing sugar
chocolate chips
Yeast
Double cream
Lining sheets

(Plus leave her the conversion factor for baking powder for different amounts of flour)
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Old 18.08.2019, 21:25
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Re: Baking stuff -- what to get?

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The above, plus:

Butter,
Cocoa powder,
Vanilla essence
sugar
icing sugar
chocolate chips
Yeast
Double cream
Lining sheets

(Plus leave her the conversion factor for baking powder for different amounts of flour)
Magic .. Ta..

And a bag - 1kg .. of flour, that's enough for one cake? Multiple?

I mean they are not making anything specific, it's more just having the basics to keep them occupied ..

I've got everything to make a damn good curry .. But baking.. Jeeeze..

I look forward to seeing what I come home to
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Re: Baking stuff -- what to get?

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Basically neither me nor the wife bake.. I cook lots but not baking other than the occasional cup-cake kit.

Wife had to return to UK, I've got a minder coming to look after the kids for a few days.. She cooks and bakes, kids are totally excited by that.

But I'll need to go get stuff.. Flour? Eggs? baking powder? We have bowls, hand mixer, trays etc. I just dunno what basic ingredients to get.
Cake tins?
Paper cups/inserts if making small individual (fairy cakes), plus corresponding tin.
sieve
Also ensure the flour is the correct one for cakes ... 405 I believe
Small measures(teaspoon, tablespoon, etc)
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Re: Baking stuff -- what to get?

Personally I'd ask the minder if she would be able to shop with the kids so they are involved from start, or just ask her a list and buy the stuff she wants to use.
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Old 18.08.2019, 21:46
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Re: Baking stuff -- what to get?

I'd like to know the best types of flour to use for baking here, back in the UK it's dead easy as you just have to contend with plain or self raising, unless you're making bread. What's with the numbers on flour?

I like to make an eggless fruited tealoaf to an old Marguerite Patten recipe, it's one where you melt the butter and sugar in a pan with 300ml of strong black tea, then add dried fruit and cool. Once cooled you mix in the flour and bake. It's delicious with butter as a breakfast thing, but I've never had one turn out well any time I've made it here. I tends to not bake properly in the middle. I ended up feeding the last attempt to the local ducks!
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Old 18.08.2019, 22:21
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Personally I'd ask the minder if she would be able to shop with the kids so they are involved from start, or just ask her a list and buy the stuff she wants to use.
Yeah I'll do this too .. I had a look and we have a lot of the basics actually .. Tons of milk, eggs butter, yeast, baking powder, coco powder, choco chips, sugar, jams, icing, bowls, mixer, trays.. etc..

So they can go get the missing stuff together when they decide what to make.
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Old 19.08.2019, 13:52
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The above, plus:

Butter,
Cocoa powder,
Vanilla essence
sugar
icing sugar
chocolate chips
Yeast
Double cream
Lining sheets

(Plus leave her the conversion factor for baking powder for different amounts of flour)
I cannot believe you forgot brown sugar. How could you??

Also might want baking soda.
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Old 19.08.2019, 14:07
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I cannot believe you forgot brown sugar. How could you??
I thought the list was for stuff easily available here.
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Old 19.08.2019, 14:14
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I thought the list was for stuff easily available here.
My kids are young, they don't care what colour the sugar is!

Easy available is good!
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Old 19.08.2019, 14:51
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Re: Baking stuff -- what to get?

Bake what, exactly?

Bread, cakes, cookies, Beef Wellington, Baeckeoffe, Älplermagronen?

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Re: Baking stuff -- what to get?

Give her a couple of hundred francs and let her go to town. She will know what she needs. Why complicate things.
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Old 19.08.2019, 15:44
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Give her a couple of hundred francs and let her go to town. She will know what she needs. Why complicate things.
She may go crazy looking for self-raising flour, baking powder and of course, brown sugar.

If she doesn't speak French/German, she may need time to get up to speed (like we all did).
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Old 19.08.2019, 15:59
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Basically neither me nor the wife bake.. I cook lots but not baking other than the occasional cup-cake kit.

Wife had to return to UK, I've got a minder coming to look after the kids for a few days.. She cooks and bakes, kids are totally excited by that.

But I'll need to go get stuff.. Flour? Eggs? baking powder? We have bowls, hand mixer, trays etc. I just dunno what basic ingredients to get.
Google a few recipes "easy bakes with kids", or something like that, and get a feel for the sorts of ingredients and amounts they need.
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Re: Baking stuff -- what to get?

I was assuming the minder is a local but you may be right ...
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Old 19.08.2019, 16:35
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I cannot believe you forgot brown sugar. How could you??

Also might want baking soda.
Is baking soda what we in the U.K. call bicarbonate of soda? As in not the same thing as baking powder?


I agree with what the others have said, let the lady in question decide what they are going to bake and then acquire any necessary ingredients that are missing.
It sounds as though they already have everything they need to make simple cup cakes or biscuits.

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I was assuming the minder is a local but you may be right ...
I was assuming the same.
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Old 19.08.2019, 16:50
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Is baking soda what we in the U.K. call bicarbonate of soda? As in not the same thing as baking powder?
Yes baking soda is bicarbonate of soda (used in U.S. pancakes etc). Called Natron in German

Baking powder is not the same. (Backpulver in German).

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I was assuming the same.
You're probably right. I read the words U.K. and minder together too quickly.
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Yes baking soda is bicarbonate of soda (used in U.S. pancakes etc). Called Natron in German

Baking powder is not the same. (Backpulver in German).
I was pretty sure that’s what 3wishes meant but wanted to double check.

The first is called bicarbonate and the second is levure chimique ( or sometimes just baking powder) in French.

I don’t think there is anything that I bake that requires bicarbonate of soda so I would never have thought of buying that. I only use baking powder in my American pancakes.
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Old 19.08.2019, 17:01
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I don’t think there is anything that I bake that requires bicarbonate of soda so I would never have thought of buying that. I only use baking powder in my American pancakes.
Yes, so do I. Not sure why I wrote baking soda.

The only recipe we use soda for is gingerbread.
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