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About prhscience

A Science Educator and her students.

Coffee and Walnut Cake

This recipe is by Richard Burr from The Great British Bake Off.  I modified the recipe to just one cake instead of 18 mini-cakes. For the sponge: unsalted butter, for greasing 75g/2½oz walnut pieces 225g/8oz caster sugar 225g/8oz unsalted butter 175g/6oz plain flour … Continue reading

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Cornmeal pate brisee

From the Bojon Gourmet 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup cornflour (finely ground cornmeal) or cornmeal 1/2 teaspoon salt 4 ounces (1 stick) unsalted butter, cold, cut into 1/2″ chunks 1/4 cup ice water I use a food processor because … Continue reading

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Earl Grey Tea Cake

3 tbsp Earl Grey tea 120g (4½ oz) unsalted butter 8 free-range eggs 250g (9oz) caster sugar 250g (9oz) plain flour Buttercream frosting Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease and flour a 8-in springform cake tin. Melt the butter in … Continue reading

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Baked Haddock

1 lb. haddock, rinsed and patted dry (or other mild-tasting white fish, such as catfish, flounder, pollock, or cod) 2/3 cup Ritz crackers, crumbled 6 tablespoons butter, melted salt and pepper, to taste lemon wedges/slices, for serving (optional) Preheat oven … Continue reading

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Katharine Hepburn’s Brownie Recipe

KATHARINE HEPBURN’S BROWNIE RECIPE … translated from her memo above: Two 1-ounce squares bittersweet chocolate 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter (plus more for the pan) 1 cup granulated sugar 2 large eggs (unbeaten) 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup chopped walnuts 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1/4 cup flour Set your oven at 325 degrees … Continue reading

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Pistachio Cardamom Semolina Cake

The original recipe was Pistachio Rosewater Semolina Cake, from the NYTimes. I took the rosewater out of the cake, did not make the candied rose petals (but include the directions for below), did not make a rose syrup or rose … Continue reading

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Victoria Sandwich

200g caster sugar 200g softened butter 4 eggs, beaten 200g self-raising flour 1 tsp baking powder 2 tbsp milk Strawberry or raspberry jam Butter cream filling Heat oven to 350F. Butter two 20cm sandwich tins and line with parchment paper. … Continue reading

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