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Help needed with baking cock up

Postby hickybank » July 12th, 2017, 10:21 am

Just baking cakes etc ahead of a family get together.

Dropped a clanger by mixing 150g Butter with 125g Self raising flour, :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
I now have a ball of dough wrapped in cling film, while I try to think what I can do with it.
It has tha consistency of shortcrust but obviously made with SR flour not Plain.
Any ideas what I can add or change or turn it into to save throwing it away :kneel: :kneel: :kneel:
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Re: Help needed with baking cock up

Postby suffolk » July 12th, 2017, 10:28 am

My late MIL frequently made pastry for meat pies using SR flour ... just a thicker less crisp but very satisfying pastry.
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Re: Help needed with baking cock up

Postby scullion » July 12th, 2017, 10:37 am

viennese whirls?
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Re: Help needed with baking cock up

Postby suffolk » July 12th, 2017, 10:48 am

Several recipes for short crust using SR flour online ... here's just one https://organisedcastle.wordpress.com/2 ... and-tarts/
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Re: Help needed with baking cock up

Postby earthmaiden » July 12th, 2017, 11:13 am

My MIL used to make pastry with SR too .... :sprout: . Better than wasting it though.

I wonder if you just up the flour and add sugar and eggs in a food processor whether you could still turn it into a cake? A bit expensive to find out.

I like the Viennese Whirl idea .. there are various biscuits too. http://allrecipes.com.au/recipe/13489/e ... cuits.aspx
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Re: Help needed with baking cock up

Postby TeresaFoodie » July 12th, 2017, 11:19 am

Could you blitz into a crumble with sugar or use it as a crumble on top of a cake?
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Re: Help needed with baking cock up

Postby hickybank » July 12th, 2017, 11:20 am

Thanks for your reply's, The Viennese whirls sound good & flour butter ratio is about right, just SR not plain so might give them a go.
Also they would be nice as a nibble during the BBQ, (just made my own Jam :drool:
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Re: Help needed with baking cock up

Postby Suelle » July 12th, 2017, 11:59 am

Even Dan Lepard occasionally adds baking powder to pastry - I find SR flour makes a softer pastry, but it keeps fresher for longer.

As there's no sugar in the dough yet, you could work in grated cheese and some seasoning/flavourings and make cheese straw type snacks.
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Re: Help needed with baking cock up

Postby hickybank » July 12th, 2017, 12:42 pm

Thanks again, I went with The Viennese slices, pastry was too dense to pipe so rolled & cut out the a pastry cutter, 15 mins on oven while I made filling, while not true Viennese slices they are something resembling one.
Ann meets up every Wednesday with a few woman in our Close so they have gone round there
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