My New Mixer

One reason I’ve not done too much baking is that you really need a mixer. I have had a hand mixer but that’s no the best for big jobs. I’ve been wanting a proper mixer for ages but they are so expensive, $300 for a good base model. I was talking about them with Rae on Saturday and a few minutes later a message popped up – she’d found one on Ebay. One we’d been looking at that cost  $299 and here it was – $150 bid or $180 buy it now with only four hours to go. I placed the bid and immediately wished I’d bought it now. What followed was

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Margaret Fulton’s Caramel Pecan Slice

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When Rae was flicking through the recipes in Margaret’s book she saw the caramel pecan slice and her eyes rolled back in her head. 12 years and and I had no idea she loved Pecans so as she is currently immobile and feeling a little down I thought I’d give it a shot. I had to buy a square slice tin and we’d run out of golden syrup so I had to a second Coles run but the results were worth it. When I first looked at the recipe I saw you had to rub the butter in and grumbled under my breath but then I read the note –

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Hi. My name’s Tony (you can see my blog at anthonymalloy.com) and I’m a recent convert to baking. I have no idea where this came from but just recently I discovered I love baking, making something sweet and satisfying that in turn makes the family smile. I’m a beginner, a real newbie, so there’s going to be a few failures along the way. I’ve decided to write this blog because my wife recently bought me Margaret Fulton Baking – an amazing book that has me even more interested. At the moment I’m looking at biscuits and thinking I can manage them, some of the cakes, wow, they are going to

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