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Homemade Coke Recipe

  There are many documents out there claiming to be the secret coca-cola recipe. Coke denies them and when the expensive ingredients have been sourced and the recipes made people inevitably say, "it doesn't taste like coke". Instead of putting all the ingredients together in one batch I decided to keep them all seperate ... »

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Debunking chocolate hands and coke pies

  Depression Pie Recipe unbaked 8" pastry crust 1 1/2 cups water 4 tablespoons flour 1 cup sugar dash vanilla 2 teaspoons water 5 tablespoons butter Pour the water into the pie crust. Mix together the flour and the sugar. Sprinkle this mixture over the top. Slice the butter finely and add to the pie. Cover sides of crust with ... »

Clever or Never?

Clever or Never?

Damper Recipe 375g (13.23 ounces) plain all purpose flour 3 tsp baking powder 1 teaspoons salt 90g (3.17 ounces) butter, melted 125mL (4.23 fluid ounces) milk Mix all the ingredients together and knead until well combined. Double wrap in foil and bake in the fire. Or roll into a snake and wrap around a stick to cook it in the flames. This is fun but ... »

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Cake Rescue

  When a cake falls over in transport or sinks in the middle or breaks apart when you try and tip it out of the tin how can you turn it into a success? Watch this cake rescue video for some ideas. This episode shows how to fix a broken bundt cake. Quick Yoghurt Mousse for ... »

200 year old marshmallows

200 year old marshmallow recipe

  Above: A marshmallow plant 210 year old cough lozenges Excerpt from The Family Receipt-book, or, Universal Repository of Useful Knowledge and Experience in All the Various Branches of Economy 1810 Famous Tablets de Guimauve, or French Lozenges of Marshmallows, being their grand Remedies for all Sorts of Coughs. These Lozenges are considered throughout France, as among the very ... »

Debunking – are these viral videos real or fake?

Debunking – are these viral videos real or fake?

  You have sent me lots of videos to debunk, this week we take a look at chocolate popcorn, microorganisms that are crawling on your face, onion storage, testing honey to see if it is pure and more. Enter for your chance to win one of ten Wiltshire baking prize packs This is a competition for best photo ... »

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Hazelnut Chocolate Dessert Slice

  Chocolate Chantilly Cream Recipe 500g (17.64 ounces) or 2 cups cream 35% fat 180g (6.35 ounces) milk chocolate, chopped Bring the cream to the boil and pour it over the chopped milk chocolate, leave to sit for a couple of minutes and then stir gently until smooth.  Cover and place in the fridge to chill while you prepare the rest of the ... »

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Chocolate Picasso Guitar Sculpture

  Copying other artists works is a great way to study their style and learn new things. Picasso is obviously more well known for his paintings rather than his sculptures. However he was ahead of his time in his choice to make sculptures out of assembled objects rather than chiselling marble. He made this guitar ... »

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Why don’t flakes melt in the microwave?

  In this episode of debunking we look at some potentially dangerous hack videos. Should potentially dangerous videos be overlaid with warnings from the platform that they are published on? I answer the age old question of why don't flakes melt in the microwave and a new one... can coke whiten teeth? Homemade Flake ... »

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Does the minecraft cake recipe work in real life?

  3 buckets of milk Each bucket of milk is ~ 3.5L (0.92 gallons), there are 3 buckets of milk so in total there would be 10.5L (2.77 gallons) of milk. From this amount of milk you can get 1214mL (41.05 fluid ounces) of cream. 2 piles of sugar There are 4 sugar canes on a block, each cane gives between 50 and 150g (5.29 ounces) of sugar depending ... »

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10 year anniversary of How To Cook That & Macarons for beginners

  Macaron filling recipe 300g (10.58 ounces) milk chocolate 100mL (3.38 fluid ounces) cream Heat the cream and then pour over the chocolate. Wait a minute for the chocolate to melt then whisk to combine. Place flat in a ziplock bag in the fridge to cool quickly. Macaron Recipe MACARON PRINTABLE TEMPLATES: 2.5cm (0.98 inches) template or 3cm_macaron_template, note they will bake slightly bigge... »

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Debunking Viral Tik Tok Videos

  In this episode I am debunking viral videos from Tik Tok, facebook and youtube. There continues to be a meteoric rise in the amount of 'fake' content surrounding the topic of food. Perhaps because food is easily accessible and relatively low cost for most content producers. It is important to educate young ... »

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Cake Rescue : Shaped Cake Tins, Tsunami Cake & Island Cake

  After a year of working on it I am finally ready to announce my cookbook, it goes to the printers this week and will be available very soon. There is a list of bookstores that you can preorder from here Shaped Cake Tins Shaped cake tins can be deceptively tricky to use. If your character ... »

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3 Easy Home Made Gifts

Home made gifts are special and perfect for that person who has everything. Here's a few for you to try.   Recipes for home made gifts in this video: Meringues Recipe (maes 17 large meringues) 6 egg whites 300g (10.58 ounces) sugar pinch cream of tar tar or a squeeze of lemon juice Place all the ingredients on a bowl and whip on ... »

Fluffy Japanese Pancakes

Fluffy Japanese Pancakes

I feared that these are the macaron of 2021, a recipe that is totally reliant and egg white beating and folding skills. But with the right recipe they are actually quite achievable.   After many experiments here is a recipe that can be made reliably at home: My Fluffy Japanese Pancake Recipe 2 egg yolks 3 tsp milk 7 ... »

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Can you make ice in a microwave?

  Can you make ice in a microwave if you reverse the polarity of electricity flowing to it? Can you make skittle lollipops in a waffle machine? What happens if you put m&m's in a waffle machine? Can you make ice cream frosting from icing sugar and ice cream? All these questions and more are answered in this weeks episode. »

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600 year old medieval recipes

  The Forme de Cury is a medieval scroll containing 196 recipes from the chefs of King Richard II. These are believed to be the first recipes ever recorded in English. It is written in scripted calligraphy in olde English so can be quite hard to read. As well as that there ... »

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Cherry Chocolate Dessert

  Happy New Year Everyone! Let's hope 2021 sees covid come under control in all countries. No more second and third and fourth waves, I think we've all had enough of lock-downs to last a life time. Below is a lovely simple cherry chocolate dessert for you using fresh cherries. ... »

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Easy Gingerbread House Tutorial

  If you've never made a gingerbread house before then this is a good one to start with. There are lots of more complex gingerbread house templates on this site that you can challenge yourself with later. There are a few tips for making gingerbread houses that you should know: 1. If the walls or ... »

Debunking Fake Viral Banana Videos

Debunking Fake Viral Banana Videos

In this episode we are going bananas! I read and researched so much about bananas and watched so many bananas hacks (that were all very similar to each other) that when I closed my eyes all I could see was bananas. I have collated just the most interesting of facts and conducted lots ... »

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Billionaires Soft Serve Ice Cream Recipe

  Is this soft serve worth £99? Does it really take four hours to make one? The Billionaires Soft Serve, sold at Selfridges in London has a price tag that is surely set to attract news stories from journalists getting a freebie rather than customers. But if you don't want to part-take ... »

Debunking & Is Google Getting Greedy?

Debunking & Is Google Getting Greedy?

    In this episode we are looking at more recipes and viral videos that have been sent in to me to see if they would actually work. Also in discussion is the 'news media bargaining code', or the fight between google, facebook and the news media in Australia. »

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Cake Rescue Fixing Cake Fails

  Let's face it most of us have had a cake fail at some time in our baking history. Here are three easy ways to turn a cake fail into an impressive birthday cake. For all of these fixes I have tried to only use equipment and items that you can get at a grocery store. ... »

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200 Year Old Apple Tart & Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe

  Strawberry Ice Cream TO a pound of preserved fruit, which may be of what kind you choose, add a quart of good cream, the juice of two lemons squeezed into it, and some sugar to your palate. let the whole be rubbed through a fine hair sieve, and if raspberry, strawberry, or any red ... »

11 shocking types of click bait that have fooled you before

11 shocking types of click bait that have fooled you before

  Why do we as humans continue to tap on click-bait? You'd think we would have learned by now. But instead we search for one thing and get distracted and drawn into a spiral of information we never intended to see. That is exactly what youtube and facebook aim for, keeping you on ... »

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