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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 ... »

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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Dessert Plating Ideas

Plating a dessert, or any meal beautifully has an effect of how we perceive the flavours and taste. The exact same dish taste better when presented nicely. Environmental factors can have the same effect. The heavier the cutlery, the more likely people were to rate the food highly. So you'd best ... »

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New Debunking Viral Baking Videos

  In this video we will examine watermelon coke Baking brownies in a bag in the microwave, baking brownies on a hair straightener, banana milk desserts and so much more. I'm also going to test and improve the toothpick and floss method for cutting cakes. »

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Edible Bob Ross Painting

  3 x my rich chocolate cake recipe baked in four trays 25cm (9.84 inches) x 38cm (14.96 inches). 4 x vanilla buttercream recipe Orange Simple Syrup juice of one orange equal volume of sugar White Chocolate Ganache 420mL (14.2 fluid ounces) cream 1260g (44.45 ounces) white chocolate (look for chocolate that contains cocoa butter not vegetable fat) White Fondant 700g (24.69 ounces) white fonda... »

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Where do my mini eggs come from?

  "Where do you get tiny eggs from?" is the most asked question on my much-loved teeny weeny baking videos. Finally I have got around to making a video to show you just where they come from. We also checked out what a massive ostrich egg tasted like! If you'd like to binge watch some ... »

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Debunking More Viral Cooking Videos

Trustworthy is defined in the dictionary as reliable, dependable, tried and true. Unfortunately a lot of the viral videos tested in this series have been tried and found wanting. Does the publishing of disinformation (deliberate spread of information that you know is false for your own gain) really matter in how-to and cooking videos? ... »

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Easy Date Night Dessert for lockdown

Australia is moving towards easing restrictions, beauticians allowed to reopen, school is returning and groups of 20 can gather again in a weeks time. From the news, conversations with subscribers and patrons I know that some parts of the world are still very much in lock-down with covid-19 numbers out of control. For those ... »

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Princess Cake, Icy Wind & Japanese Jiggly Cheesecake Recipe

  What strange times. In an effort to 'flatten the curve' and not overwhelm hospitals, so we can reduce deaths from covid-19, citizens in every country seem to be in lock-down or isolation. Depending on who you are and what situation you are in isolation seems to be bringing up four main states of mind. ... »

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How To Make Sugar Decorations

  Caramel: 1 1/2 cups sugar 1/4 cup water 1 tablespoon glucose syrup or corn syrup Place the sugar, water and glucose syrup into a pan. Stir over high heat until it is boiling and the sugar has dissolved. Wash down the sides of the pan using a wet pastry brush and leave to boil, unstirred over ... »

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Debunking – fake cooking videos

  I learnt a new word this week, disinformation. I had of course heard of misinformation before but there is an important difference between these two words. While both of them communicate something that is not true, misinformation is not done deliberately. For example someone who does not have all the facts ... »

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