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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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You can make and freeze the dough logs (double or triple the recipes, if desired) when you have time, then slice and bake as needed.
I bake sweet potato, pecan, and bread pudding for them," she says.
Richards describes the new Fully Loaded Kettle(TM) brand Bakes Pretzel Chips as akin to the classic "everything" bagel.
Bake in preheated 350-degree oven 38 to 48 minutes or until deep golden brown.
Made with added butter, they bake to golden brown in less than 10 minutes, significantly faster than the versions of frozen soft dinner rolls already available from other brands.
Bake in preheated 350-degree oven until cake moves as one mass when you gently jiggle pan, about 30 minutes.
Bake in preheated 350-degree oven 40 to 45 minutes or until top is golden brown and a thin knife inserted in center of cake comes out clean.
TO BAKE FOCACCIA: Place pan(s) in preheated 500-degree oven and reduce oven temperature to 450 degrees F.
Bake in preheated 350-degree oven 1 hour and 15 minutes, until cake appears to be set and when you touch center, your finger comes away clean.
Bake in preheated 350-degree oven about 25 to 30 minutes or until lightly browned.
Return pan to preheated 375-degree oven and bake 20 to 30 minutes.
Bake in preheated 325-degree oven 65 to 75 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
Bake, uncovered on center rack in preheated 350-degree oven 1 hour or until firm to touch.