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Focaccia by Birg

Posted by Bake Club on Friday, November 19, 2010, In : bread 

Another treat Birg brought into the office to share.

2 tsp dry yeast (specifically for handmade breads, not bread machines)
1 tsp sugar 
and dissolve in 1/3 cup of lukewarm water for 15 minutes til frothy

mix in 2 cups of white bread flour, i also use 2 tblsp of a gluten mix from healtheries (not sure what its called)
and 1/3 cup olive oil, 1/3 cup cold water to get a doughy consistency (just add a little of each as you go, you may need more).

then knead for 5 minutes til soft and smooth and put ba...

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Birg's hummingly good hummingbird cake

Posted by Bake Club on Friday, September 17, 2010, In : big cakes 

This cake was so popular at work, by the time I got to photograph it most of it was gone! Birg also makes a gluten-free version with riceflour and almond meal. Most excellent.

3 eggs
1 cup caster sugar
1/2 cup rice bran or grape seed oil
440g can crushed pineapple, drained of juice (Birg used pineapple chunks, very nice)
2 mashed bananas
1/2 cup desiccated coconut
1 1/3 cups self-raising flour
Pinch of salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon

Cream cheese icing
250g cream cheese, at room temperature
1/2 cu...


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Frances Chan is a freelance editor/proofreader who has written a couple of children's books and writes for Weekend Notes. She also loves to bake. She shares some of her adventures, culinary or otherwise, on Instagram.


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