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Old 22nd Apr 2019, 05:37
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Working with electric oven,, set temp as per instructions and cooked for minimum time, still burnt bottom of sponge cake. Why?
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Old 22nd Apr 2019, 06:07
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"Most oven problems can be traced to calibration. If this is off your oven won't work at the right temperature; a difference of as little as 25 degrees can make or break a fragile recipe such as custard.
If you think the temperature gauge is inaccurate, test it against a little oven thermometer; these handy items are available at many supermarkets and most cooking supply stores. If your oven is off, you can often fix this yourself; many ovens can easily be recalibrated, but check the owner's manual to be sure. Otherwise, call a service professional."
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Old 22nd Apr 2019, 06:25
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Originally Posted by meadowrun View Post
"Most oven problems can be traced to calibration. If this is off your oven won't work at the right temperature; a difference of as little as 25 degrees can make or break a fragile recipe such as custard.
If you think the temperature gauge is inaccurate, test it against a little oven thermometer; these handy items are available at many supermarkets and most cooking supply stores. If your oven is off, you can often fix this yourself; many ovens can easily be recalibrated, but check the owner's manual to be sure. Otherwise, call a service professional."
Thanks mate, that makes great sense. Must be the fentanyl messing with my brain. Will get a thermometer tomorrow.
Cheers and beers 🍻
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Old 22nd Apr 2019, 10:19
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The April edition of the Stronsay Limpet is now available online
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Old 22nd Apr 2019, 10:50
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The April edition of the Stronsay Limpet is now available online
Thanks - a good read.
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Old 22nd Apr 2019, 11:02
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A cornice is a profiled moulding used to conceal the joint between a wall and a ceiling ...
Thanks G-CPTN.
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Old 22nd Apr 2019, 20:43
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Have spent far to much of this cracking (weather) Easter Bank holiday at my desk !!

Anyway some spicy pork belly in the oven now and I think I can locate a bottle of cold Chablis !!

Then its an early start again tomorrow

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Old 23rd Apr 2019, 08:13
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Formation flying.......

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Old 24th Apr 2019, 19:39
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National Trust membership

Other than travelling far and wide to visit as many places as possible, does anyone have any tips on getting the most from a National Trust membership? Anything in its calendar to look out for that a new member might overlook? Also, any great hidden gems or quiet corners among the more popular sites we might overlook? Thank you all.

(Based in the Berkshire/Oxfordshire/Hampshire region.)

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Old 24th Apr 2019, 20:25
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Apologies for aviation content. I got to 10,000 hours yesterday.
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Old 24th Apr 2019, 21:14
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Redsnail, was that 10,000 hrs of hand-held flying, like in a helicopter, or was it 500 hrs hand-held and the rest watching the autopilot?

Nonetheless, at 120kt, it takes 4000hrs to get to the moon and back, so you are sitting on the moon on your third visit - well done!!
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Old 24th Apr 2019, 21:14
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Originally Posted by MadJackMcMad View Post
Other than travelling far and wide to visit as many places as possible, does anyone have any tips on getting the most from a National Trust membership? Anything in its calendar to look out for that a new member might overlook? Also, any great hidden gems or quiet corners among the more popular sites we might overlook? Thank you all.
If your desire is not to travel far and wide, then a clue as to your location might result in you getting more practical advice ...
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Old 24th Apr 2019, 22:14
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Reddo,

Hearty congrats on the 1.14155251 years milestone.
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Does "Far and wide" exist in Britain?
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Old 24th Apr 2019, 22:25
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK View Post
If your desire is not to travel far and wide, then a clue as to your location might result in you getting more practical advice ...

Good spot Sir - based in the Berkshire/Oxfordshire/Hampshire region.
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Old 25th Apr 2019, 01:13
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Well done reddo! What a long way you've come since your Islander days! Congratulations.
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Old 25th Apr 2019, 03:10
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Anzac Day. Lest we forget.



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Old 25th Apr 2019, 04:16
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^ Dawn Service and a civic remembrance ceremony later in the morning were very well-attended in my part of the world.

We will remember them.
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Old 25th Apr 2019, 07:40
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Bluey: Bloody good post!
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Old 25th Apr 2019, 08:46
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Microsoft threatening to remove 'paint' again ..... why ?

I gather there are a few devotees who use it for its original (a gazillion years ago) purpose of a graphic design tool, but 'techies' everywhere use it endlessly for grabbing screenshots, cropping and annotating for use in problem reporting and responses and manuals - for which it is the perfect tool;
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Old 25th Apr 2019, 08:59
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From today, it is illegal to shoot a crow in the UK. I hope the crows are listening to the BBC!
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