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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

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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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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It appears to be The Great British Bake Off effect and has also led to a rise in the sale of kitchen gadgets like food processors and mixers, according to a report by analysts Mintel.
You can bake several kinds of bars and cut them in different shapes so they don't all look the same.
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.
With Baked Tostitos, we've discovered a breakthrough process for tortilla chips that bakes in flavor, not fat.
In keeping with the company's deep roots in the natural food industry, Kettle(TM) brand Bakes are made with all-natural seasonings carefully blended to complement the rich taste of the sliced Russet potato.
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.
Although Bergin bakes pastries all day long, she often goes home and whips up desserts, sweets and dinner for her 17-year-old son and 15-year- old daughter.
Unlike some of the popular casseroles that use store-bought frozen blintzes, Green's version bakes a layer of cheese filling between two layers of a special blintz-type batter.
A Florentine mixture bakes on top of a butter crust to complete these colorful treats.
Rolled in powdered sugar, the cookie cracks a little as it bakes, producing a decorative ``pillow'' look.