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Re: Tried and Tested
« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2009, 11:16 »
It's generally better all round, though try a low-salt substitute and see what you think. The recommended allowance is 6g, most adults consume 9g or more.
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Re: Tried and Tested
« Reply #16 on: November 15, 2009, 11:23 »
Oh, I would think I consume more than the RDA.   :-\
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Re: Tried and Tested
« Reply #17 on: November 15, 2009, 11:24 »
Start changing your habits now and you can avoid being where I am in 20 years time. ;)
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Re: Tried and Tested
« Reply #18 on: November 15, 2009, 11:52 »
I've never even thought of living in Milton Keynes.  ;)
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Re: Tried and Tested
« Reply #19 on: November 15, 2009, 12:07 »
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Re: Tried and Tested
« Reply #20 on: November 15, 2009, 17:06 »
I had no idea that salt was essential for good crusts.  My breadmaker turns out wonderful rustic-type crusts with the small amount of salt I use so I will try further reducing it to see what happens!  The crusts are so much nicer if eaten on the first day after baking!
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Re: Tried and Tested
« Reply #21 on: November 15, 2009, 17:29 »
Agreed, but you can refresh a loaf in the oven on its second day, Clive, and it's almost indistinguishable from fresh baked.
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Re: Tried and Tested
« Reply #22 on: November 15, 2009, 18:33 »
Oh that's a good tip!  Didn't know that before.
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Re: Tried and Tested
« Reply #23 on: November 15, 2009, 18:37 »
Heat the oven to Gas Mark 7, 220C. Put the loaf under a running tap briefly so the outer surfaces are all damp, put in the oven, leave 12-14 minutes. Allow to cool.
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Re: Tried and Tested
« Reply #24 on: November 15, 2009, 19:55 »
Thanks Rik.  I'll give it a go.
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Re: Tried and Tested
« Reply #25 on: November 15, 2009, 20:15 »
I didn't know that either.  I know you can refresh stale slices of bread by microwaving them for 10 seconds.
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Re: Tried and Tested
« Reply #26 on: November 15, 2009, 20:31 »
Good heavens Gill.  That is also new to me!   :)
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Re: Tried and Tested
« Reply #27 on: November 15, 2009, 20:58 »
I didn't know that either.  I know you can refresh stale slices of bread by microwaving them for 10 seconds.

but what about the ducks?
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Re: Tried and Tested
« Reply #28 on: November 15, 2009, 21:08 »
Won't somebody think of the ducks?  :bawl:
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Re: Tried and Tested
« Reply #29 on: November 15, 2009, 21:40 »
 :laugh:
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