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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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Alice, 28, a geography teacher, from London Alice started baking at the age of 15 when a back operation for scoliosis left her unable to do sport.
Bio: Born to a Caribbean father and a half-British/half-Polish mother, Amelia has been baking for 19 years after watching her mother and grandmother creating beautiful cake decorations as a child.
A wedding present of a stand mixer seven years ago only boosted her passion even more, and she is known to toil for hours into the night baking bread and also for delivering bags of tasty treats to friends and family.
In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients ndash flour, baking powder and salt.
When did you start baking? At eight or nine my mam started training me to be a housewife (she failed) so taught me the basics - how to fold in flour and to keep pastry tender.
Women in large number has been engaging themselves in different home based business like baking to support their families and becoming financially self-sufficient a businesswoman, Saima khan said.
Bake (upper and lower racks for multiple baking sheets; reposition for middle rack when baking one sheet at a time) for 10 to 11 minutes, or until the cookies are golden brown around the bottom edges, rotating the baking sheets from top to bottom and front to back halfway through.
For example, most desserts include baking soda or baking powder.
There are lots of reasons why baking can boost wellbeing.
Baking's help give a Building more pleasurable and skilful activities such as baking into your daily routine can help increase confidence and self-esteem, instil pride and lift your mood.
Baking for others can further help to strengthen social connections, which is really important for protecting our mental health.
She will be the oldest amateur baker to appear on the show after her son encouraged her to take up baking as a hobby following the death of her husband two years ago.
I just received a press release on the joys of baking. And I couldn't agree more with the people of Maya, the homegrown brand of hotcake and cake mixes made by Liberty Commodities Corporation.
Regardless of these realities, some processes, like baking, have become entrenched--a permanent fixture that may waste precious time, energy and money.
The Bake House currently employs 20 local artisans, all of whom have been personally trained by Ballenden, to perfect the art of gluten free baking. The Bake House also employs a full-time food safety officer to ensure that all requirements are consistently being met.