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alison
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 12 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Did you think it needed it. I find they alway rise well without.

jamanda
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 12 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

alison wrote:
Did you think it needed it. I find they alway rise well without.


Dunno - I'd have to make one without to know

alison
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 12 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Jamanda wrote:
alison wrote:
Did you think it needed it. I find they alway rise well without.


Dunno - I'd have to make one without to know


Any excuse to make chocolate cake!

Blue Peter



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 12 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

alison wrote:
Never use baking powder.

If you open my doc, above there are some recipies for Herman there.


Cheers.

Though, if I'm pernickety, in the spreadsheet, cell C11, it does have 1tsp of baking powder. Do you not add that?


Peter.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 12 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Part of this morning`s Woman`s Hour was about the spread of Herman.
Apparently, there is lots of Herman stuff on Mum`s net.

alison
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 12 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Blue Peter wrote:
alison wrote:
Never use baking powder.

If you open my doc, above there are some recipies for Herman there.


Cheers.

Though, if I'm pernickety, in the spreadsheet, cell C11, it does have 1tsp of baking powder. Do you not add that?


Peter.


Does it?

I only make the fruit cake, and I pretty much chuck stuff in, and make it up. I copied the rest a couple of years ago from a friend!

jamanda
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 12 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I have a Herman in the oven with a whole jar of stem ginger, syrup and all, whizzed up and put in the mix. Will report back.

chez



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 12 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I've killed mine. I feel like I should report myself to the RSPCA

jamanda
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 12 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Chez wrote:
I've killed mine. I feel like I should report myself to the RSPCA


I only gave it you last week! What did you do to it?

jamanda
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 12 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Jamanda wrote:
I have a Herman in the oven with a whole jar of stem ginger, syrup and all, whizzed up and put in the mix. Will report back.


That works - be even better with some lemon zest in I reckon.

chez



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 12 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Jamanda wrote:
Chez wrote:
I've killed mine. I feel like I should report myself to the RSPCA


I only gave it you last week! What did you do to it?


I forgot about it. When I opened the casket yesterday it smelled very unpleasant indeed.

Frazzled_Barbie



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 12 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

*casket*


Cathryn



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 12 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I've split mine and started to reduce the sugar in one of them. I will also start adding wholegrain or similar flour and see if I can switch it to something not too sweet for bread. I'm not sure what's in a sourdough bread mix but it's worth trying this way.

The cakes have such a nice flavour when baked that I have run out of all dried fruit or any other suitable ingredient. I am forced to go shopping.

wildfoodie



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 12 7:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Chez wrote:

I've killed mine. I feel like I should report myself to the RSPCA

Herman murderer!

jamanda
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 12 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Going to try a date and walnut one today.

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