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Penny Outskirts



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 06 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Oh BTW Bernie, the pork curry recipe you found for me yesterday was scrummy

Bernie66



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 06 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Good!

wellington womble



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 06 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Thanks Penny - we don't have a Lidl though (probably quite a good job, generally!) so how much chocolate is that? I have to buy mine from Costco, in bulk (Oh the hardship!)

Penny Outskirts



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 06 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

wellington womble wrote:
Thanks Penny - we don't have a Lidl though (probably quite a good job, generally!) so how much chocolate is that? I have to buy mine from Costco, in bulk (Oh the hardship!)


It's 300g WW. Chocolate in bulk????

Pilsbury



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 06 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

wellington womble wrote:
Thanks Penny - we don't have a Lidl though (probably quite a good job, generally!) so how much chocolate is that? I have to buy mine from Costco, in bulk (Oh the hardship!)

I usally get mine in 2.5kg bags of chocolate chips, light dark or 70% and belgium choc too

ros



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 06 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Um, think I'm bringing up a new chef or food critic.
8 year old duaghter made Penny's brownies yesterday and said

"easy to make, excellent texture, but think i'll use half flour and half cocoa next time"

she makes the yorky puds every Sunday (without a recipe). Next job I guess is to get her to make the pastry for mince pies, that'll be a great help.

@Calli



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 06 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

dpack wrote:
im more of a technique type of cook rather than recipes
spose i know some dishes so well i never think its a recipe which causes problems when i try to share and list it
i dont often weigh things and tend to think in terms of add enough x to the mixture to make it go y ish and cook it until its done


Thats me too!

Or as dear daughter says - until the smoke alarm goes off

jamanda
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 08 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Penny wrote:
Adapted from Nigella - my Brownies are:

3 bars of Lidl 59p 74% dark chocolate
One and a half bars 325g ish of butter ( )
500g sugar (any I happen to have - caster, normal, brown, demerara)
6 eggs
225g flour
300g Walnuts if you want them (I usually leave them out, as my lot don't like them)

Melt chocolate and butter until no lumps
Beat eggs and then beat in sugar
Mix chocoalte mixture with egg mixture
Add flour and mix till all smooth
Add walnuts if wanted at this point
Pour into tin/tray. I either use one big roasting dish, lined with greased baking paper, or two smaller square dishes. It doesn't seem to matter much. If it's thicker it just takes longer to cook.

Cook initially for 25 mins at 180 deg, and then look at it. When it's cooked it's gone lighter coloured and crusty on the top, but is still quite gooey inside. I do another 5 mins then check, then another.... when done, it just looks crusty and cracked on the top, yet not wobbly, just a bit gooey underneath.

It will continue to cook when you take it out. If I do get it out and find it's just too gooey when it's cooler, I put it back in again for a bit.

Mmmmmmmmm.......


Ressurecting an old thread here - how big is a 79p bar of Lidl's chocolate Penny?

Fee



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 08 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

That really confused me when I got to my post

jamanda
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 08 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

No answer - do you think 1.5 big bars of Green & Blacks will do?

Fee



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 08 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

A bit of sleuthing reveals this, which refers to Lidl's plain chocolate and it's in 125g bars

Not sure it's the right one, mind.


Penny Outskirts



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 08 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Sorry 125g ish? recipe I use says 325g

jamanda
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 08 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Well I halved the recipe and used 150g in the end. I'm sure it will be fine.

2steps



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 08 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

think the only one I know of by heart is shortcrust pastry and I don't even make it that often.

A lot of my recipes are just 'I'll chuck a bit of that it' types. I used to follow a set recipe for shepherds pie but over time It's changed and I use the same ingredients and just some of each in same for spag bol and pasta bakes

Rosa



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 08 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

crumble is 6-3-3.
6ozs flour
3 ozs sugar
3 ozs marg

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