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Should the fediverse have a bakeoff one day? Like we get a recipe of easy and cheap to come by bits and bake the same thing on the same day and see how we did? Would be fun! I'm terrible at baking but it would be a wholesome shared experience

Food / The Great Fedi Bakeoff 

Ok so I'm gonna make this happen I reckon! What should we bake? Preferably something that's straightforward with easy and affordable to come by ingredients and also works gluten-free or vegan for people that need to bake theirs that way =) Closer the time we'll figure out food shortages too cos the UK is struggling for flour in shops right now for example

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Food / The Great Fedi Bakeoff 

I'm gonna put in brownies, Victoria sponge, or cookies shaped like fediverse stuff as suggestions to get us started. We'll have a series of polls and make them battle it out to decide what we bake once we have a list from yous x

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Food / fediverse idea 

@Shrigglepuss I feel like flour is still incredibly hard to come by here..

Food / fediverse idea 

@maloki ah yeah, that... Maybe as a celebration when our countries are further along and ready for buying flour!

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@Shrigglepuss I actually haven't been in a store in a while, but I've not seen flour since lockdown started.

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@maloki step one: grow your own wheat :oh_no:

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@Shrigglepuss

it would be enjoyable if more stuff like this happened in general.

a baking recipe one time. a craft idea the next time for people who are maybe not into gluten or cooking in general. communal activity stuff that involves people and play to different creative strengths.

it seems like a fun idea with the only real hurdle being the initiative to organize it.

Food / fediverse idea 

@Shrigglepuss I like this idea, it would be fun to do something like a pound cake or a brownie that has a million variations and also doesn't make a huge batch

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@Pixley @Shrigglepuss This is exactly the sort of idea that I love and get enthusiastic about and say I'll do it and then totally flake out when the day comes because of reasons :blobpeek:

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@ItsTheManOnTheMoon @Pixley it's ok I'll be terrible at it! It'll be a laugh! Join in if it happens for the hell of it =D

Food / fediverse idea 

@Shrigglepuss this is a lovely idea. Like a simple chocolate cake or lemon drizzle. Fedi Bake-off 2020!

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@GwenfarsGarden I'm so excited to see what variety will come from our different levels of skill and techniques! And to know we'll be eating the same thing on the same day like a shared dessert gives me the fuzzies

Food / fediverse idea 

@Shrigglepuss I have a great gluten free recipe for Victoria Sponge using potatoes as a key ingredient. I bet people have lots of different versions of the same thing. It would be amazing to see and share

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@GwenfarsGarden whattt??? Victoria sponge is one of my favs I'm intrigued by this potato spin on it

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@Shrigglepuss I'll try and remember tomorrow to take a photo of the recipe for you. It's in a book where every recipe is based on using a vegetable in it. I made the most amazing chocolate cake with pumpkin from it. And courgette & lavender cupcakes.

Food / fediverse idea 

@GwenfarsGarden pumpkin and chocolate sounds delicious never heard of that before either!

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@Shrigglepuss here it is. Let me know if it's not clear enough.

Btw: the woman who writes the book has a tendency towards ditzyness, so ignore her 'introduction'. The recipes themselves are good!

Food / fediverse idea 

@GwenfarsGarden I am *so* dubious of this, I'd have to experience it to believe it

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@Shrigglepuss I get that! But do give it a try and let me know what you think :)

The potato adds moisture to counteract the dryness of the rice flour.

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@GwenfarsGarden does it still taste spongy like a regular sponge cake?

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@Shrigglepuss I think so. I say 'think', because it's years* since I've made it, so don't recall anything other than I liked it.

*I kinda stopped baking a few years ago coz health

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@Shrigglepuss hell yeah, im in. i need a reason for more gluten free baking

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@Shrigglepuss now this sounds lovely and amazing idea

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@Shrigglepuss I think you just volunteered to organize it... 馃嵃

(I am very, very in for eating the same dessert together!)

Food / fediverse idea 

@Shrigglepuss who is The Bakest of Us All

Food / The Great Fedi Bakeoff 

@Shrigglepuss Oh interesting, I am thinking like plain old sugar cake of the pick your flavour type.

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@Shrigglepuss I'm in for brownies! I've got a great vegan recipe that uses black beans, and they come out almost like fudge. 馃構

Food / The Great Fedi Bakeoff 

@bouncinglime @Shrigglepuss Seconded. Brownies/ blondies and their similar relatives is a great jumping off point. A second suggestion is quick breads (zucchini bread, banana bread, etc) which is generally simple stuff.

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@Shrigglepuss Cupcakes might be a good one?

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@GwenfarsGarden yeah!! I'd make butterfly cakes if this wins

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@Shrigglepuss I love this!

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@Galdrakinn I'm well excited!

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@Shrigglepuss I vote Victoria sponge 鉂わ笍 such a classic. When are you thinking of doing it?

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@Galdrakinn gonna wait a day or two to gather suggestions, then run some polls then see if there's any shortages for ingredients anyone might be facing in their country to decide when to do it =) will have at least a week's notice so everyone has plenty of time to shop during their weekly shop for any bits they need x

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@Shrigglepuss I am so up for this

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@Shrigglepuss a straightforward bread recipe could be good. There are tons of ways to make bread, including GF and vegan options. Bread is also a good staple for people to know how to make because it鈥檚 filling and you can eat it with anything or on its own.
Plus you can add veggies, fruits, and nuts to the bread for nutritional value, or flavor it with spices

Food / The Great Fedi Bakeoff 

@assdemon Is there a particular type of bread you think should go on the poll, or just a loaf of bread in general and leave it up to people?

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@Shrigglepuss I think it's great you are making this happen.

Would it be possible to get a couple of weeks notice of the actual date this is to happen? So people can plan for it, get ingredients, save their spoons etc?

Food / The Great Fedi Bakeoff 

@GwenfarsGarden yup! There will be plenty of notice, a week minimum once we know what we're making and found out if any ingredients have shortages because of the pandemic anywhere

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@Shrigglepuss banana bread, cos I was planning to make one anyway?

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@Shrigglepuss I think cookies are a good choice for the first one cos they're super easy and you'll get loads of variety in what people want to put in them

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