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No-one here talks about cake

Postby SecretSam » Fri Feb 08, 2013 13:18 pm

So: is a flapjack a cake????
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Re: No-one here talks about cake

Postby Redmog » Fri Feb 08, 2013 13:34 pm

Right, I thought the test was that cake goes harder as it gets stale and biscuits go softer. Trouble is flapjack never lasts long enough to do the test . . .

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Re: No-one here talks about cake

Postby Capt Slog » Fri Feb 08, 2013 13:39 pm

I was about to yes, but it depends on how it's made.

If you bung all the raw ingredients in a bowl, give them a stir and then bake it, it's cake.

If you prepare it by heating the oats, butter and syrup in a pan and then you bake it, then strictly speaking it's a biscuit. Biscuit comes from french origins meaning "twice cooked".
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Re: No-one here talks about cake

Postby Redmog » Fri Feb 08, 2013 13:52 pm

And another thing, why oh why do some people insist on ruining it with dessicated coconut?

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Re: No-one here talks about cake

Postby team47b » Fri Feb 08, 2013 14:05 pm

neither, it's a job title.

the man that flipped or flapped food was called a flap jack.

Fig roll recipe...

Filling
175 g dried figs, rinsed and coarsely chopped
Pastry
100 g wholemeal flour
100 g plain flour
2 tablespoons light muscovado sugar
75 g margarine or 65 g butter
1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions:
Lightly grease a baking sheet.Pre-heat oven to 175C/350F/Gas Mark 5.
Put the figs in a saucepan with 300 ml water. Simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the figs are tender and the liquid is well reduced. Set aside to cool, then puree in a blender.
Put the remaining ingredients for the pastry in a blender or food processor with 30 ml water and mix to a dough.
Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface, then roll out to an oblong about 40 x 12 cm
Spread the fig puree down the centre of the dough rectangle and carefully fold in the sides so that they overlap over the filling. Roll up.
Trim the ends of the roll and cut into 3 cm wide slices. Turn the rolls over and place on the prepared baking sheet.
Mark the top of each roll with a wet fork and bake for 25-30 minutes, until lightly browned. Cool on a rack.

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Re: No-one here talks about cake

Postby sungod » Fri Feb 08, 2013 14:17 pm

the first rule of cake stop is: you do not talk about cake
the second rule of cake stop is: you do not talk about cake
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Re: No-one here talks about cake

Postby metronome » Fri Feb 08, 2013 14:41 pm

SecretSam wrote:So: is a flapjack a cake????



A Flapjack is a tray bake. Technically speaking that's a cake, right?

I love Flapjack - pretty sure it's one of my desert island foods.
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Re: No-one here talks about cake

Postby ChrisAOnABike » Fri Feb 08, 2013 15:03 pm

Currently I'm channeling the Spirit of Soni, and eating flapjack.

But if I stand up while I'm eating instead of sitting, I'll burn off the extra calories, right?
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Re: No-one here talks about cake

Postby team47b » Fri Feb 08, 2013 16:56 pm

ChrisAOnABike wrote:Currently I'm channeling the Spirit of Soni, and eating flapjack.

But if I stand up while I'm eating instead of sitting, I'll burn off the extra calories, right?


50% more calories burnt if standing up.

even more if you eat the flapjack whilst cycling for the indian takeaway via Mc D's for a banana milkshake to dunk the flapjack in.
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Re: No-one here talks about cake

Postby SecretSam » Fri Feb 08, 2013 17:20 pm

Excellent! A recipe for fig rolls, more please - flapjack recipe (given that most shop bought are made with lard and gravel :shock: )
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Re: No-one here talks about cake

Postby team47b » Fri Feb 08, 2013 18:40 pm

Flapjack and then some...

Mrs T's homemade energy bars
Apricots, dried, chopped 80g
Cranberries, dried 50g
Sultanas 80g
Dates, chopped 70g
Honey 3 tablespoons
low fat butter with salt 80g
Nuts, almonds, chopped 60g
Nuts, coconut, desiccated 40g
Nuts, walnuts, chopped 50g
Oats 45g
Figs, dried, chopped (or prunes, chopped) 80g
Seeds, flaxseed 75g
Seeds, pumpkin 70g
Seeds, sesame seeds 70g
Seeds, sunflower seed 65g
Spices, cinnamon 1 tsp 
Wheat flour, whole-grain 70g
Wheat germ 55g
Gram Flour 75g

PREPARATION
place all dry ingredients in a bowl and mix. Melt butter together with the honey and add. Mix really well, using your hands to really squidge the mixture together. Press into a baking dish lined with greaseproof paper and press down with the back of a spoon. Bake at 200C for 15-20 minutes. Divide into 18 pieces while still warm but leave in baking tray for 10 minutes. Remove and leave to cool on a cooling rack, although this is very difficult as they're so yummy you'll want to try one straight away!

Per serving
Size 53g

Calories 227
Total fat 14g
Cholesterol 5mg
Sodium 10mg
Total carbohydrate 23g
Protein 6g

Suitable for diabetics, tested on me!

No animals were killed in the making of the energy bars, although some bees were aggravated a bit, and some cows were a bit put out.
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Re: No-one here talks about cake

Postby team47b » Fri Feb 08, 2013 20:03 pm

Really simple malt loaf

Ingredients
75 ml cold tea
150 g raisins
125 g self-raising flour
85 g malt extract
1 tbsp treacle
1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda


Method
Line a 500g (1lb) loaf tin with baking parchment. Pre heat the oven to 170 C/150 fan/gas 4.

Pour the cold tea over the raisins and mix well. Weigh the self-raising flour, then weigh the malt extract on top. Add the treacle then stir it all into the tea and raisins with the bicarbonate of soda.

Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 35 mins until risen and it feels firm to the touch. Remove from the oven and cool for 15 mins before removing from the tin to cool completely. It may sink a little in the centre, but should be cooked and nicely chewy.
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Re: No-one here talks about cake

Postby Danlikesbikes » Fri Feb 08, 2013 23:09 pm

What about Nigella's Ice Cream cake, its worth looking up on Youtube if not for the recipe then the cook only problem is it doesn't even contain any cake.
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Re: No-one here talks about cake

Postby team47b » Sat Feb 09, 2013 13:03 pm

Spicy teacake, here's one I made earlier :D

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Re: No-one here talks about cake

Postby merkin » Sat Feb 09, 2013 20:09 pm

Team47b, will you be my wife? I promise to be frigid, we can consume our relationship with cake.

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Re: No-one here talks about cake

Postby Geordiemc » Sat Feb 09, 2013 20:46 pm

I love flap jack. Anyone else got there own recipes for it?
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Re: No-one here talks about cake

Postby team47b » Sat Feb 09, 2013 20:58 pm

Really simple flapjack...

Ingredients
Serves: 4 (yeah right!)
110g butter
40g sugar
2 tablespoons golden syrup
175g porridge oats
50g sultanas or raisins

Takes about 20 mins + Cooking time 15 mins

Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a tin with a little butter.
Put the butter, sugar and golden syrup in to a saucepan and put it on low heat and mix till it has melted and the sugar has dissolved.
Take it off the heat and add the porridge and the fruit . Mix well till the oats are coated (if not coated add a little bit more golden syrup).
Pour the mixture in to a tin or tray. Flatten down with a the back of a spoon.
Place the flapjack in to the oven for 10 to 20 minutes until golden brown on the top.
turn out on to a rack and allow to cool, if you can wait.

You can add any other fruit and seeds depending on your taste or what's in the cupboard.
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Re: No-one here talks about cake

Postby team47b » Sat Feb 09, 2013 21:00 pm

merkin wrote:Team47b, will you be my wife? I promise to be frigid, we can consume our relationship with cake.


photo's? :wink:

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Re: No-one here talks about cake

Postby SecretSam » Sun Feb 17, 2013 18:43 pm

When I can be bothered I'll put a recipe on here for nananannananananananana cake.
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Re: No-one here talks about cake

Postby rodgers73 » Sun Feb 17, 2013 20:07 pm

Victoria sponge trumps everything mentioned so far!


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