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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

Entirely without the aid of something that is already prepared or in existence. Refers to making something, usually food, from the raw or base ingredients or components, rather than those that have been preassembled or already partially completed. 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. If you want some real from scratch cooking, try Jesse's Café—it's as close to homemade as it gets.
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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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9WHO v MORE than 14 million viewers watched the Bake Off final last year and Waitrose say the TV competition has led to a reported 19% increase in the number of people baking.
8 JOHN WHAITE was the winner of the third series of Bake Off and after his victory he studied for a diploma in patisserie at Le Cordon Bleu in London.
Henry, 20, a student, from Durham He became interested in all things culinary and baking at the age of 12, as he was intrigued by the Bake Off tent that was pitched up in his local park.
Inspired by her northern roots, she believes that freshly farmed produce is essential for a satisfying bake.
That way, the bigger sufuria will provide regulated warmth that will be conducted by the smaller sufuria that contains the mixture you wish to bake.
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Cookie dough portions can be frozen for up to 3 months; defrost overnight in the refrigerator or bake directly from frozen, adding baking time as needed
Hours later, I received a message telling me that Bake was opening in Manila in just a matter of days-a delicious coincidence.
THE Great British Bake Off has returned to our screens and like millions of others, I will be tuning in each week to watch the contestants' culinary fortunes unfold.
A 71-year-old woman from Huyton is set to become the oldest-ever Bake Off contestant when the show re-launches on Channel 4.
JUNIOR BAKE OFF (CBBC, Monday, 5.30pm) NADIYA Hussain, below, is back in the kitchen and helping to judge the bakes of budding young bakers.