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Offline Sunflower

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Re: Recipe thread/tried and tested favourites
« Reply #750 on: December 26, 2014, 11:02:47 AM »
I always make the puds when we go to our friends' house. I was a bit worried about doing this chocolate and salted caramel tart as I had never made it before but it went down a storm! :hungry it was even described as being a "life changing moment!" :desire :laugh

This is the recipe:

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/2053652/chocolate-hazelnut-and-salted-caramel-tart

I omitted the nuts and just made my own usual pastry recipe.
It is a bit time consuming to make, and I was worried about the caramel crystalising but it turned out fine :thumbsup Well worth all the effort. Will def make again! Got Daughter to make a snowflake doiley to use as a stencil and sprinkled icing sugar over for a festive decoration.




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Re: Recipe thread/tried and tested favourites
« Reply #751 on: January 03, 2015, 01:30:42 PM »
I made Nigella's chilli jam tonight. Took me forever :irked as I had to chop all the chillis by hand as I don't have a food processor. It looks nice though, a nice red clear jelly with bits floating in it rather than a jam, and the little bit I tried tasted good! It's supposed to go well with cold meats and cheese :thumbsup

http://www.nigella.com/recipes/view/chilli-jam-2692

Its best eaten asap, it looses flavour with time. Mrs P makes in 4 time a year.  :thumbsup


I've been enjoying the chilli jam every day with my brie and oatcakes :hungry

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Re: Recipe thread/tried and tested favourites
« Reply #752 on: November 19, 2015, 10:50:04 AM »
Finally got here as promised, just had an Ocado delivery.

Now, the recipe for a boiled cake, may be a Mary Berry from 40 years ago. Sorry, I don't have metric weights:

Brown Fruit Cake

1 Breakfast cup cold tea
4ozs Block margarine or butter - must use a block not soft marg.
4ozs Demerara sugar
3ozs dried mixed fruit (I usually use a handful more)
8ozs Self-Raising flour
1teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

Put fruit, tea and margarine in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Simmer for 3-4 minutes then leave it to cool.

Mix flour, sugar and bicarb in a bowl and pour the contents of the sugar. Mix thoroughly together.

Pour into a greased and lined large loaf tin (I've also used a 7" round cake tin)

Bake for 1 and a half hours at 175degC. - not sure of the gas equivalent.
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Re: Recipe thread/tried and tested favourites
« Reply #753 on: November 19, 2015, 10:55:30 AM »
I am actually fairly sure I've done this, I remember the pan with the tea and the fruit.  I've just never called it a boiled cake.  I only made it once and it was a long time ago.

How much flour do you put in? 

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Re: Recipe thread/tried and tested favourites
« Reply #754 on: November 19, 2015, 11:02:16 AM »
 :blush Sorry I missed the flour, 8ozs Self-raising.

I'll amend the recipe.
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Re: Recipe thread/tried and tested favourites
« Reply #755 on: November 19, 2015, 11:34:41 AM »
Ah merci beaucoup!

It's actually Christmas cake making weekend this weekend so I'll be making cakes anyway but not for eating so I might just throw one of these on at the same time to eat now :D

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Re: Recipe thread/tried and tested favourites
« Reply #756 on: November 23, 2015, 11:07:12 AM »
As it turns out I had already chosen a Christmas Cake recipe and wouldn't you Adam and Eve it it's a boiled cake!!

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/2607642/make-and-mature-christmas-cake

So I did it on Saturday.  It was going well until I took the kids out to see the Chritsmas lights switch on while it was baking.  I timed the oven (at 130degC) to go off at 6. When we came in at 6:30 Mr T had made the tea.  It was only pizza but he'd whacked the oven up to 200degC for half an hour while he cooked them and HAD LEFT THE CHRISTMAS CAKE INSIDE!  (I'd already been out and told him that it was cooking and could he please take it out at 6!) it looks erm, a bit dark...

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Re: Recipe thread/tried and tested favourites
« Reply #757 on: November 23, 2015, 11:08:24 AM »
Is he still alive?  :rolleyes  :D
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« Reply #758 on: November 23, 2015, 11:10:33 AM »
Yes.  He said it looked ok really and couldn't see what the fuss was about, it'd still taste ok once I sliced the top off.

I told him that since he'd spent the afternoon carefully pruning the apple tree I might just go at it with an axe and it'd still be ok, it'd probably grow back etc.  He didn't really agree with the parallel. 

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Re: Recipe thread/tried and tested favourites
« Reply #759 on: November 23, 2015, 12:04:02 PM »
 :roar......oh dear.
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Re: Recipe thread/tried and tested favourites
« Reply #760 on: November 23, 2015, 12:45:20 PM »
:oops  Is he still in the :dog house?
Don't be a spanner, check your nuts.

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« Reply #761 on: November 23, 2015, 01:16:39 PM »
No.  If I got upset at things like that I'd have no madness left for things he does that are really bad.  It's just a cake :D

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Re: Recipe thread/tried and tested favourites
« Reply #762 on: November 27, 2015, 02:37:35 PM »
Finally got here as promised, just had an Ocado delivery.

Now, the recipe for a boiled cake, may be a Mary Berry from 40 years ago. Sorry, I don't have metric weights:

Brown Fruit Cake

1 Breakfast cup cold tea
4ozs Block margarine or butter - must use a block not soft marg.
4ozs Demerara sugar
3ozs dried mixed fruit (I usually use a handful more)
8ozs Self-Raising flour
1teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

Put fruit, tea and margarine in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Simmer for 3-4 minutes then leave it to cool.

Mix flour, sugar and bicarb in a bowl and pour the contents of the sugar. Mix thoroughly together.

Pour into a greased and lined large loaf tin (I've also used a 7" round cake tin)

Bake for 1 and a half hours at 175degC. - not sure of the gas equivalent.



That's very similar to my recipe, only I have an egg in mine, added to the cooled mix along with the flour, and I use water not tea (though I sometimes make tea bread which is more like Jilly's recipe I think). I also add a good teasp of mixed spice, and sometimes a tablesp of syrup or treacle at the boiling stage. Sometimes some grated lemon or orange rind just to ring the changes and sometimes put glacÚ cherries (if I have them) on top of the mix before I put it in the oven. Using half wholemeal flour and half self raising gives a good result too.

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Re: Recipe thread/tried and tested favourites
« Reply #763 on: November 27, 2015, 02:42:48 PM »
If I got upset at things like that I'd have no madness left for things he does that are really bad.

HAHAHA.....wait, are you my wife??

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Re: Recipe thread/tried and tested favourites
« Reply #764 on: December 02, 2015, 03:57:11 PM »
I just found this while reading today's Mail-on-Line and thought it might be of interest.
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Re: Recipe thread/tried and tested favourites
« Reply #765 on: December 02, 2015, 04:42:09 PM »
Some good recipes in that! :thanks

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« Reply #766 on: November 28, 2017, 04:30:35 PM »
Spicey almonds, nibbles for drinkies :wine Dead easy. Might try it with different nuts next time. And could vary the spice, maybe add a little chilli.

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1837663/roasted-salt-and-paprika-almonds

(Line the baking tray with non stick baking paper, makes life a lot easier)
I melted the butter in a saucepan, mixed in the salt and paprika and them tipped in the roasted almonds, gave it a good stir to make sure they were all coated and then put them back on the tray and back in the oven for about 5 minutes.
Yum!


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Re: Recipe thread/tried and tested favourites
« Reply #767 on: November 28, 2017, 04:56:31 PM »
 :thanks



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Re: Recipe thread/tried and tested favourites
« Reply #768 on: November 28, 2017, 04:57:18 PM »
Whilst you've got your cookery book out, :D can you remind me how you make salted caramel? :desire



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Re: Recipe thread/tried and tested favourites
« Reply #769 on: November 28, 2017, 11:46:17 PM »
You take caramel..........and salt...................

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« Reply #770 on: November 29, 2017, 10:08:20 AM »
Exactly
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