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10/01/2013 at 17:19

Crumble mix, icing sugar for cake, ordinary sugar doesn't make that much difference really Becks. You may get little specks as sugar is more granular but it will taste the same 

10/01/2013 at 17:24

Becks you can make any cake with ordinary granulated sugar, It's not often I bother with caster sugar, much more expensive, unless I want a light Victoria Sponge.Go for it.

What are you going to see Lottie? we saw Quartet on Tuesday, thought it was good.

Les Mis is the next on the list and I quite fancy seeing Lincoln.

10/01/2013 at 17:29

Can you??? Well bugger me!! I always thought they would sink as the sugar is heavier! Isn't it?? I'm a happy bunny now! Thankies lovelies! x

10/01/2013 at 17:31

It's all down to the beating you give it Becks

10/01/2013 at 17:37

Becks, as Bjay says, might make the consistency a little less smooth, but no difference in taste whatsoever. Just use same amount of granulated in the recipe as you would caster sugar. Have fun baking!

Going to see Quartet this evening. I'd like to see Les Mis but my friend isn't feeling all that perky at the moment and doesn't want to go and see something that might make her cry!   

10/01/2013 at 17:37

I actually fancy making some scones, but never done it before? Are they easy? Only the basic ones.

10/01/2013 at 17:45

Are we talking baking again-oh goody-I'll get me drill

10/01/2013 at 17:48

Yep Very. Hang on amo and I'll find you a foolproof recipe. Back in a tick

10/01/2013 at 17:49

Cant do scones at all Becks, sorry. I was going to say if you've a food processor or similar you can 'zap' granulated sugar into finer grains which is all caster sugar is.

2 big boxes of photos down to 1! After tea may bite the bullet & get a carrier bag down - of my Mum's things that I couldnt do in '96, nor '011 but really should be done. Daughter on hand to pick up the pieces. J.

10/01/2013 at 17:49

That was quuicker than i thought. These are easy, and always delicious, don't forget to sour milk though

10/01/2013 at 17:52

Ah, I haven't got baking powder though. Will try this one..

I can do that jo!

10/01/2013 at 18:11

All this talk of cake ... I mustn't succumb or I'll be a FloFatFairy again

Maybe I'll borrow Geoff's drill and put up a shelf to take my mind off eating


Doesn't mustn't look odd with two t's in? Musn't would look better.


...or maybe not

10/01/2013 at 18:22

Is it safe now to return?-does anybody want to talk about Top Gear-it is back soon-end of the month-that is a programme for the boys-something to look forward to?

Flo-you may have to seek professional help

10/01/2013 at 18:40

Radio Times has a list of programs to look forward to in 2013...

  • Dr Who's 50th.
  • Clare Balding ('who won the nation's hearts during the Olympics') has a new Saturday night show.
  • All That Jazz - debauchery drama by Stephen Poliakoff
  • Presumably Brucie will be returning with a new series of Strictly
10/01/2013 at 18:50

Yo! Dudes! I have been playing out!

 I have stained! (Leave it Geoff!) n one path done! 

 But must admit it as been bloody cold! 







10/01/2013 at 18:56

Ho! n Geoff, Beck's, Gary! Check out the HP Envy x 2! Reviews please guys! 

Can't do a post on this old bag of bones machine! 


10/01/2013 at 18:58

That looks so nice Dean!

10/01/2013 at 19:03

I hate staining fences, boring, hard work so well done to you Dean.

Dinners ready, got to go. - yummy stuff today

10/01/2013 at 19:03

Lookin' good Deano!   You need a nice hot curry to warm you up now

10/01/2013 at 19:13

Dean, had a look at about 4 or 5 sites, and most the reviews pretty much say the same. Lot of money for low performance.


The HP Envy X2 provides Windows 8 touchscreen fun from a sleek and stylish body. Its ability to act as both stand-alone tablet and laptop is undeniably handy.

But it's let down by extremely disappointing performance and a low-resolution screen that are in no way justified by the high price tag. Regardless of what type of Windows 8 machine you're looking for, your money can be better spent elsewhere.

And at £800, I agree, although I must say, I would always go for HP.