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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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I watch Bake Off and Saturday Kitchen and shows with Nigel Slater where he makes things out of whatever's in the fridge.
And through my work, I'll encourage patients to bake.
Bake sales have always been a popular way for organizations to earn a little extra money.
Bake the biscotti another 15 minutes, or until they are golden and firm.
Fill any unused muffin cups in the pan halfway up with water prior to baking to help nearby muffins bake evenly, keep them from drying out and protect metal pans from warping in the high oven heat.
Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven about 12 minutes, until a skewer inserted into center of brownie comes out clean.
NOTE: To bake cake in a 9-inch springform or round layer cake pan (lined with nonstick foil), make 1/2 of above recipe.
Bake crust in preheated 350-degree oven 14 to 16 minutes.
Bake in preheated 375-degree oven about 45 minutes, until top is slightly crusted.
Bake any one of these cakes in a bundt pan and it will stand tall, look spectacular and get noticed.
Bake in preheated 350-degree oven 13 to 14 minutes or until cookies are puffed and set in center.
Make all cookies on a baking sheet uniform in size and thickness so they'll bake in the same amount of time.