BAKING TIPS MONDAY FROM AFTERNOON TEA4TWO…

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Baking Tips Monday is a new post I am going to write every Monday with lots of tips for baking so make sure you subscribe to an email.

Avoid over mixing as it can cause a heavy texture, and this will cause the cake to crack, (see image below).

Bake your cake immediately once mixed as the baking process begins to act as soon as it is combined with liquid.

When mixing butter cream in a freestanding machine, cover the whole machine with a damp tea towel. This stops clouds of icing sugar dust going over the kitchen.

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BREW MONDAY SAMARITANS AWARENESS DAY 18th JANUARY…

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Samaritans Brew Monday will kick off on 18 January, the third Monday in January, which is usually known as ‘Blue Monday’. They will be turning this day on its head and into something positive by encouraging people to get together over a warming virtual cuppa.

Reach out to a friend, family member or colleague for a virtual cuppa and a chat. It doesn’t have to be a Monday or a cup of tea, just taking time to really listen to another person could help them work through what’s on their mind. ​

Because now more than ever, sharing a cuppa is more than a drink – it’s about reaching out, checking in and staying connected.

Have a Brew Monday, any Monday,or a day that’s good for you.

Here are a few ways you can connect virtually:

  • Group audio/video calling is available on Zoom, Skype, Microsoft Teams, WhatsApp (up to…

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7 WAYS TO HELP YOU WITH VEGANUARY…

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Are you struggling with ideas for Veganuary? I think most of us are struggling with everything at the moment so here are some tips to help you win with Veganuary. In Dr. Vegan’s article, plant-based nutritionist Riya Lakhani (ANutr), has put together some easy hacks to help you get the most out of plant-based eating.

When putting together your shopping list, plan your meals in advance to help you keep your meal choices varied and nutritionally sound. Your grocery list should contain the following:

  • Fresh fruits and vegetables. No rules here but try butternut squash, pomegranates and sweet potatoes
  • Carbohydrate sources including oats, rice, quinoa, whole-wheat pasta and noodles
  • Protein sources such as kidney beans, white beans, black-eyed peas and lentils
  • Healthy fat sources including nuts and chia seeds, avocados and nut butters
  • Refrigerated foods including tofu, tempeh, seitan, plant-based milks
  • Sauces and condiments including tomato sauce, vinegar, soy sauce…

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