Modifying Your Recipes, More or Less

Written by Deirdre Jones

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Remember,repparttar size of your baking pans must be reduced also. The pans should measure about halfrepparttar 105390 area of those forrepparttar 105391 whole recipe. Oven temperatures won't change. However, approximate baking time will berepparttar 105392 same or maybe slightly less ifrepparttar 105393 proportions ofrepparttar 105394 pan are different.

Increasing Recipes to double a recipe...

When doubling a recipe, you do just that - double it!

You'll use exactly twicerepparttar 105395 amount of each ingredient. And you'll need to add an extra minute of beating for cakes.

Remember, when doubling recipes, you only addrepparttar 105396 top numbers ofrepparttar 105397 fraction. For example, 2/3 cup plus 2/3 cup equals 4/3 cup. If you're good with numbers, then you can convert this to 1 and 1/3 cup.

However, if you're terrified of fractions like a lot of people, simply use a 1/3 measuring cup and measure out your ingredients until you have filled your 1/3 measuring cup 4 times and added torepparttar 105398 recipe.

You will need to use twice as many pans ofrepparttar 105399 same size indicated forrepparttar 105400 original recipe or a pan double in area. The batter should berepparttar 105401 same depth inrepparttar 105402 pans so thatrepparttar 105403 same baking time and temperature may be used.

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More Mead M'Lord - Ireland's Medieval Banquets

Written by Kriss Hammond

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Listen torepparttar piper, fiddler, bodhran, singers, and watchrepparttar 105389 dancers weaverepparttar 105390 story ofrepparttar 105391 tradition ofrepparttar 105392 Celts. Enjoy home cooked food, excellent wine, and join in with song and dance. The Ceili is twice nightly (subject to demand), at 17:30 and 20:45. If you arrive atrepparttar 105393 Castle in early July you will see costumed knights onrepparttar 105394 grounds, cooking traditional foods, displaying superb swordsmanship, and fighting overrepparttar 105395 local and beautiful wenches.

Bunratty Castle and Folk Park represent a microcosm of Irish history. At one end isrepparttar 105396 Castle, built in 1425 byrepparttar 105397 MacNamara Clan;repparttar 105398 history of this beautiful building stretches over 500 years of turbulence. However, it wasrepparttar 105399 Vikings who first set up a trading post in Bunratty in 950 AD. There have been four castles onrepparttar 105400 site. The Castle was acquired byrepparttar 105401 Anglo-Irish Studdart family in 1720, which lived there untilrepparttar 105402 19th century when they abandonedrepparttar 105403 Castle and built Bunratty House, which stands on a hill onrepparttar 105404 opposite end ofrepparttar 105405 Folk Park.

It was in 1954 that Lord Gort purchasedrepparttar 105406 Castle and restored it to its present and splendid condition. The huge stones under my feet inrepparttar 105407 Great Hall are notrepparttar 105408 original slabs, but imported from a villa in Italy, but fromrepparttar 105409 same era. When Lord Gort purchasedrepparttar 105410 Castle there was no roof and rain had pittedrepparttar 105411 floor. He also installedrepparttar 105412 finest collection of medieval furniture inrepparttar 105413 country, thereby preserving a vital part ofrepparttar 105414 Celt past and heritage of County Clare. This is a living classic castle, withrepparttar 105415 period furniture, tapestries, and works of art on display. The reasons for tapestries were to cut down onrepparttar 105416 cold, winter draughts. In ancient days all merchants and noblemen filled their homes with wine, furniture, and iron from Spain and France, tapestries and bronze dishes fromrepparttar 105417 Netherlands, leather and cloth from Germany and Italy, and spices fromrepparttar 105418 Levant. Irish furniture and furnishings have vanished from castles and homes overrepparttar 105419 centuries. Only three or four Irish pieces dating to pre-1600 still exist, two of which are in Bunratty Castle.

Bunratty Castle stands onrepparttar 105420 former island of Tradaree, a spur ofrepparttar 105421 beautiful Shannon River,repparttar 105422 longest in Europe at 200 miles, still flowing inrepparttar 105423 vale in front ofrepparttar 105424 Castle. During my afternoon visit torepparttar 105425 Castlerepparttar 105426 views ofrepparttar 105427 Shannon fromrepparttar 105428 tower slit windows and battlements are magnificent, with cows grazing peacefully like they did hundreds of years ago in green lushness.

I think how great it would be to live in a castle, until I see one ofrepparttar 105429 dank, smelly bedrooms, and think ofrepparttar 105430 pests, lack of running water, and general unsanitary conditions. Evenrepparttar 105431 Earl of Thomond slept on hay stuffed beds, so hencerepparttar 105432 term, hittingrepparttar 105433 hay!

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