Breakfast choices?

Lucylemonpip

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everydayupsanddowns

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I have deleted my almond biscuit recipe. Did not realise about the bees.
Sorry Lucy :(

It was kind of you to share your recipe. And sorry you have been made to feel uncomfortable.

Hope you continue to enjoy your biscuits. There simply isn’t anything any of us can do to have completely no environmental impact these days, and we all need to find a balance between attempting to live as ethically and sustainably as we can, but also making pragmatic choices for our own health, enjoyment of life and mental wellbeing.

(((Hugs)))
 

Sally W

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I made biscuits yesterday- melting moments from an old bero book! I replaced 400 gm of the flour with fibreflour, 100gm of plain flour- delicious
 

Lucylemonpip

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Sorry Lucy :(

It was kind of you to share your recipe. And sorry you have been made to feel uncomfortable.

Hope you continue to enjoy your biscuits. There simply isn’t anything any of us can do to have completely no environmental impact these days, and we all need to find a balance between attempting to live as ethically and sustainably as we can, but also making pragmatic choices for our own health, enjoyment of life and mental wellbeing.

(((Hugs)))
Many thanks Mike, much appreciated.:) x
 

Lucylemonpip

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I made biscuits yesterday- melting moments from an old bero book! I replaced 400 gm of the flour with fibreflour, 100gm of plain flour- delicious
Hi Sally, what does the fibre flour taste like, please. Thanks.
 

Davesooty

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Just want to thank everyone who helped with advice following my first ever post when I was struggling with really low energy.
I have followed advice and gone low carb which has seen my energy levels go up and I’m really happy and energised.
I came across Tim noakes whilst researching and he just inspires and confirms how important low carb diet really is.
It is a challenge researching all the foods but I’m also testing regular now also which tells me if I slip up.
thanks again everyone who helped
Dave
I hope this gets to everyone not sure I’m doing it right.
 

Pine Marten

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Bero flour! - blimey - that IS going back …..
Well, I've never heard of bero flour or fibre flour so I had to google! I see bero flour is available from some supermarkets, so is it or fibre flour any good?
 

rebrascora

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Bero flour used to be one of the only flour brands you could get along with Homepride when I was a child (there were no supermarkets or supermarket own brands in those days and their Bero recipe books were an intrinsic part of cookery/baking in the 1950s, 60s and 70s here in the UK.... They brought a new addition out each year.
It is however just ordinary wheat flour so no better for us diabetics than any other.
I haven't heard of Fibre flour but guessing it will be a mixture of psyllium and coconut and maybe something else.
 

Contused

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I think Bero was more a northern product, it just normal flour.
Indeed, it was a staple with our families up on Tyneside. The story goes: "Thomas Bell founded a wholesale grocery firm near the Tyne quays and railway station in Newcastle in the 1880s. Among his top-selling brands were 'Bells Royal' baking powder and a self raising flour. Following the death of Edward VII, it became illegal to use the Royal name. As a result, Bell decided to take the first couple of letters from the each of the two words of the brand name and turn them into the more catchy sounding 'Be-Ro'."
 

rebrascora

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Indeed, it was a staple with our families up on Tyneside. The story goes: "Thomas Bell founded a wholesale grocery firm near the Tyne quays and railway station in Newcastle in the 1880s. Among his top-selling brands were 'Bells Royal' baking powder and a self raising flour. Following the death of Edward VII, it became illegal to use the Royal name. As a result, Bell decided to take the first couple of letters from the each of the two words of the brand name and turn them into the more catchy sounding 'Be-Ro'."
Many thanks for the history lesson. Very interesting. I had no idea that Be-ro was local to the North East. It was one of the main brand names of my childhood, like Heinz and Fray Bentos, so I just assumed it was national if not international.
 

Drummer

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When I left home my mother got me the latest Be-Ro recipe book, and wrote out her recipe for Yorkshire puddings, My aunty Elsie, my godmother bought me a book on household management. I was not offended - I'm still not at all offended - they knew I needed them.
 

trophywench

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It was ever McDougalls in the Midlands, though you'd see Bero sometimes in shops and my mama had that very recipe book. You very often got coupons in womens magazines to send with eg 3d in postage stamps to the company offering the whatever - eg mom got me a Bournvita mug with winking eye and nightcap when I was still at Junior school - possibly had to collect labels or something, dunno.

Various 'provisions' companies used to do such things in the 50s so presumably they did before then too - certainly mom's Bero recipe book predated moi!
 

Drummer

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I passed my copy of 'the OXO book of meat cookery' on to an aspiring chef some time ago now. She was well impressed, and so were her tutors when she carved a roast turkey (her mum told me) taking the bone out of the legs and holding the meat with the back of the knife and all the right cuts.
 

grovesy

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Many thanks for the history lesson. Very interesting. I had no idea that Be-ro was local to the North East. It was one of the main brand names of my childhood, like Heinz and Fray Bentos, so I just assumed it was national if not international.
I presumed it was a Northern thing as when I moved down south in the late 70's, did not see.
 

HenryBennett

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Yes indeed. In the late 70’s and 80’s I worked for Rank Hovis McDougall in the grocery division. Bero was a historic northern brand. The same flour as McDougall’s. Bero used the recipe book for marketing purposes and McDougall’s favourite promotion was flour jars.

Other brands owned by RHM at the time were Bisto, Saxa salt, Cerebos salt, Paxo, Atora suet, One-Cal drinks, pasta (can’t remember the brand name), Sharwood’s Green Label chutney, Sharwood’s curry powders. And more but I can’t remember them all.
 

Sally W

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Hi Sally, what does the fibre flour taste like, please. Thanks. It tastes just the same in cooking to me. I usually add a little flour in (Bero was the old fashioned recipe book not the type of flour). So in my biscuits I added 80% fibreflour & 20% plain flour. This makes it a bit easier to work with. If you don’t do Keto, (although I know several people on this forum do) then this should be fine as after all cake or biscuit for me now is a treat rather than a daily staple. You can buy from Amazon or longevity foods website. There are 2 types & I use ultra fine for cakes/biscuits. The regular one is for bread, pizzas etc.
 
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