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bake up

To bake something. I decided to bake up a fresh batch of brownies for my daughter's birthday party this afternoon.
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bake up a storm

To bake a large amount of something with great vigor and/or enthusiasm. Sometimes, when I'm really stressed out, I go into the kitchen and bake up a storm to focus my attention on something positive.
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from scratch

Without the aid of something that is already prepared or in existence. She doesn't have time to make cupcakes from scratch, so I'm sure they're from a box. My template got deleted so now I have to craft the whole report from scratch.
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*from scratch

Fig. [making something] by starting from the beginning with the basic ingredients. (*Typically: bake something ~; do something ~; make something ~; Start (something) ~.) We made the cake from scratch, using no prepared ingredients. I didn't have a ladder, so I made one from scratch.
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from scratch

From the very beginning, from the outset; from nothing. For example, I knew we'd have a problem from scratch. Similarly, to start from scratch means "to start from the very beginning," as in After the business failed, they decided to reorganize and start from scratch. This term comes from racing, where a competitor starts from the line scratched into the ground (whereas others may start ahead with a handicap). [Mid-1800s] Also see from the ground up; from the word go.
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from scratch

COMMON If you do something or start something from scratch, you create something completely new, rather than adding to something that already exists. She set up the whole project from scratch. He would rather start again from scratch with new rules, new members, and a new electoral system. The Mlawa factory was one of the first in Poland to be built from scratch by a western investor. Note: In the past, the starting line for races was often a line scratched in the earth.
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from scratch

from the very beginning, especially without utilizing or relying on any previous work for assistance.
In certain sports, the scratch was originally the line or mark drawn to indicate the point from which competitors had to start a race unless they had been awarded an advantage and were able to start ahead of this line. So, a competitor starting from scratch would start from a position without any advantage. The expression up to scratch (see below) also comes from this sense of the noun scratch : a competitor who was up to scratch was of a good enough standard to start a race.
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bake the tube steak

tv. to copulate. Bobby was set to bake the tube steak last night, but he failed to preheat the oven.
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from scratch

From the very beginning.
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You can also bake cupcakes in specialty cupcake-style pans in flower, star and heart shapes.
But shows like Bake Off make baking look fun, so more people are trying it," she said.
Bake in center of a preheated 350-degree oven 15 minutes, or until logs are lightly golden but still soft and springy to touch.
Bake in center of a preheated 400-degree oven 20 minutes, or until muffins have lumpy brown tops and a toothpick inserted in center comes out almost clean.
Bake stollen about 30 to 40 minutes, until it is well risen and deep golden and a toothpick inserted in the thickest part emerges dry.
Bake in a preheated 325-degree oven 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 20 minutes or until risen, set and a toothpick inserted in cake withdraws clean.
Bake in preheated 450-degree oven 15 minutes; reduce oven to 350 degrees and continue baking 35 to 40 minutes or until almost set.
Bake on a rack in the middle of a preheated 350-degree oven until top feels firm and looks dark golden and edges look light brown, about 19 minutes.
Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven about 60 minutes, until cake is firm to touch, but still moist when tested with a toothpick.
Bake cookies in a preheated 375-degree oven 7 to 9 minutes, until set.
Papa Murphy's is the sixth largest pizza chain in the country and the pioneer of Take 'N' Bake pizza, offering specialty pizzas with the freshest toppings that are available for pick-up and baked at home in your own oven.
Bake in preheated 350-degree oven 40 to 50 minutes, until center of salmon is opaque.
Bake in preheated 350-degree oven 12 to 14 minutes or until golden brown and tops crack.
Bake in preheated 400-degree oven 4 to 8 minutes or until crisp.
Bake any one of these cakes in a bundt pan and it will stand tall, look spectacular and get noticed.