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  • chocveg 11:01 pm on July 29, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Fab weejend, thanks! 

    Hi everyone, thanks for a great weekend, I really had fun and it was relaxing and just good fun.  Good to meet old friends and new, and have a change to make pan au chocolat to take to the friends I was visiting afterwards!  They and I were impressed!  Lots of fun, and thanks to everyone who did the organising and to us all for going!

    Allison (I might get my photos on here one day!)

  • chocveg 10:00 pm on April 17, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Not much baking going on! 

    Hi, not much baking (ie none!) going on in my house, as my dream kitchen is a black hole with builder man and boiler man sorting out wiring before kitchen works!  Usefully, I have the old sink and old cooker only – not conducive to baking or cooking or even eating!

    So whet my appetite…!

    • Joanna 7:56 pm on April 23, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Take lots of photos as they go along, very useful later, are you going to This year’s baking weekend? X Joanna

      • chocveg 11:09 pm on May 2, 2012 Permalink | Reply

        Hi, yes I am, but I still have to send money, book B&B, arrange time off etc etc! Are you planning to go? yes?????! x

  • frandough 7:54 pm on September 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Mill Loaf Crumb Shot 

    Picture quality could be sharper, another practice run!!

    • Jo 8:20 pm on September 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I suggested Fran practised uploading photos here – she’s thinking about starting a blog – and as this one is here…

  • frandough 7:29 pm on September 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Mill Loaf 



    Hi Zeb aand the rest of the gang,

    Finally at last  a pic , more luck than intelligence!! Just a practice run!

  • bakingben 10:47 am on September 8, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Thank You 

    Just a thank you from me as well to everyone for making it a great weekend. I have tried some new things already such as the “old bread” idea in naturally leavened bread suggested by Zeb which worked well.

    Best wishes, Ben

  • bethesdabakers 6:20 am on September 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply  


    I’ve put my pix on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/53710356@N08/sets/72157624881661330/

    No idea how to link it to the blog.

    Definitely a few caption competitions in there.


    • Joanna @ Zeb Bakes 9:58 am on September 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I’ve moved the flickr link to the top of the sidebar. To see the photos bigger click on any of them and open in a new tab, to see more photos, click on more photos at the bottom of the displayed photos. Edited to say : See Joe’s comment below on how to add photos to the Group 🙂 I’ve got my computer back so will add Brian’s later today.

      • birdandbeard 10:33 am on September 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I have set the group up as public so no need for invites, if you click on the ‘More Photos’ link at the bottem of the photos in the side bar it will take you to the DDD2010 group. At the top of that page there is an option to join the group. Once you have joined you can then add photos to the group pool. The last 10 hotos added to the group pool show on the side bar.


        • stig23 6:51 pm on September 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Thank you – I have joined Flikr at long last (years ago I got so cross with not being able to find a name or password which no-one else had already got, that all my pix are on Snapfish instead). How can I find the lovely pix you posted on the blog of work in progress? Stig

          • Joanna @ Zeb Bakes 9:30 pm on September 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply

            I’ve added some photos. Apologies that the colour is so bad, I’ve tried tweaking them but they are not the best 😦

    • chocveg 10:11 pm on September 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Mick your camera must have a make them look miserable filter!!! need to get some of mine up here!

      • bethesdabakers 3:59 pm on September 6, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        No, I just have that effect on people. But smiley pix can get a bit boring.

        Thanks for lift to Richmond – the journey home was pretty painless except for picking up a £25 taxi fare for the four miles from the station home.


  • philjoy 7:14 pm on September 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    JOE- thanks for book info 

    Hi joe,

    I have just ordered a set of the ‘modern baker,confectioner and caterer’ books from the website you gave me, its a set of 4,cost just under £50 with p&p.

    Can’t wait till they come,

    Phil 🙂

  • philjoy 5:03 pm on September 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Are you Famous?? :) 

    I have uploaded Martins song, if you just search for Social Fretworking. You should find it on top of the list,


    • biggthebaker 8:43 am on September 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Nice one!, and for those who want an easier link: http://youtu.be/r78nyZ5lOFI

      • birdandbeard 9:50 am on September 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Cheers G M and L (and F breifly) for the back-line. Glad I didnt notice at the time, as I doubt I would have been able to finish the song for laughing.

  • bethesdabakers 4:02 pm on September 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply  


    Thanks to everyone for really enjoyable weekend.

    Can’t think of anything to complain about. Oh yeah, disabled  access was rubbish, especially when you’re pissed. In fact I don’t think booze should have been allowed on the premises. I kept imagining there were birds flying around in the bakery and, even more unlikely, there was an oven being towed around by a tractor, and I imagined we went down the pub to get a takeaway for the pigs …  never touched the absinthe …


    • stig23 5:24 pm on September 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      And thank you to everyone from me too. Another grand weekend of shared experience and (generally helpful!) advice. I have a new (bread) year resolution, not to do more baking, but to widen the repertoire – I feel the need to make brioche, and lamb-topped flatbread, and many more delights.

      And extra thanks to Joe, Martin and Caroline for unending and generous hospitality. Special respect having just seen the “before” pix on Flikr. Blimey, what you achieved!

      Stig (wondering whether there will be two versions of this reply – still finding blogging a challenge!)

  • frandough 9:23 am on September 2, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Lovely Week-end 

    Hello All,

    Thank you for a wonderful weekend I enjoyed it so much. It was informative and a great learning curve.  Looking forward to trying the new recipes and methods of proving and baking.

    So good to meet fellow bakers and other participants. Special thanks to Joe and Martin for organising the Dales Do! and of course Caroline. Your  hard work was appreciated by us all.

    Hope to see you at the next annual event.

    Happy Baking


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