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Oh, learned British friends, answer a question for me. I have been watching the British Baking Show masterclass whereas Mary and Paul do some baking demonstration. They often ask for strong white flour. How does this differ from regular flour? Is it plain or self-rising?

Date: 2016-12-30 05:50 am (UTC)
magnavox_23: (RDA_finger)
From: [personal profile] magnavox_23
This pretty much explains it all:


Date: 2016-12-30 11:02 am (UTC)
discodiva76: (Christmas Lodge Michael)
From: [personal profile] discodiva76
I always took it to be Plain Flour and the kind that can be used for Bread Making as well as baking..

Date: 2016-12-30 12:24 pm (UTC)
jdjunkie: (approach vector)
From: [personal profile] jdjunkie
Wot Deeds said.

I always use strong white when making pizza dough, for example.

Did you catch all the hoo-haa about the Bake Off moving from the BBC to Channel 4? I won't be watching the new incarnation - no Mary, Sue or Mel = no me. I haven't stopped crying yet. :-( Actually, that's not true, but I am very sad. It's an institution. *sadface again*

Date: 2016-12-30 01:08 pm (UTC)
jdjunkie: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jdjunkie
It really won't be the same. The fact that it was on the BBC meant a full, uninterrupted hour of gentle, baking loveliness. Channel 4 is commercial. It will just change the whole tone.

I've loved Mel and Sue since they did a lunchtime show called Light Lunch back in the mists of time. It's probably on You Tube. I also love that they do separate projects - Sue did a great programme about travelling up the Mekong river, and another where she drove the Dalton Highway with, I think, Charley Boorman.

Mel and Sue are great friends. I saw an interview with Mel last week where she said that, when she gets up on Christmas Day, the first person she calls is Sue. :-))

Date: 2016-12-30 01:27 pm (UTC)
discodiva76: (Default)
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I stopped watching this season tbh.....the joy of rewatching the older series has been my pleasure on UK Food....I'm sorry but the "reality tv star" feeling has even crept in on the BBC2 version since Nadya won and this year's winner had "I want to be a star for the sake of it" written all over those ridiculous pouting lips...angered me and I'm actually glad to see it piss off to C4 before it got totally ruined on the Beeb which I think it would have...I won't be watching either.....

Watching the lovely "Howard" and his custard tarts at this very moment....REALLY (a cable tv channel) are showing a marathon of S.4 - remember Frances? the winner?...buck teeth, "style over substance" but beautifully crafted baking? ..yeah she wasn't pretty enough to turn into a "Star" eh Candace? .....

It's pure magic, although "Ruby" REALLY pisses me off in this series....

LOVE Mel and Sue and Mary is a great cook, always has been
Edited Date: 2016-12-30 01:29 pm (UTC)

Date: 2016-12-30 12:52 pm (UTC)
princessofgeeks: (Default)
From: [personal profile] princessofgeeks
We have different labels, I think, in the US -- my recipes recommend bread flour for pizza dough and bread, but there's something called all-purpose flour that we mostly use for pie crust, and can be used for bread but the bread is lighter and not as chewy if you do. I get all-purpose flour for making quick bread, cookies, and dredging meat. I guess I need a conversion chart too!

ETA: Yeah, reading Deed's helpful chart, your strong flour would be our bread flour, I think.
Edited Date: 2016-12-30 12:54 pm (UTC)

Date: 2016-12-30 12:59 pm (UTC)
jdjunkie: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jdjunkie
I remember being lectured by my dear departed grandma about never using self-raising flour - always use plain and add your own raising agent! (Sorry, grandma, I don't always adhere to this; I think she still loves me, I always was her favourite *g*)

Date: 2016-12-30 02:06 pm (UTC)
princessofgeeks: (Default)
From: [personal profile] princessofgeeks
Yeah, I never buy self rising flour.


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