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  Topic: More heresy..
Thriftycook

Replies: 15
Views: 3509
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Tue Jul 22, 08 9:11 am   Subject: More heresy..
I too have recently discovered that rice pudding is much better cooked on the stove. It always used to dry out in the oven for me.

I use a double boiler (sometimes called a porringer) to cook mine ...
  Topic: Beyond nose to tail.
Thriftycook

Replies: 9
Views: 2550
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Sat Jul 19, 08 8:56 am   Subject: Beyond nose to tail.
for mine i just take the skin with a thinish amount of fat ( about 5-10 mm) then season it with salt a quick grind of pepper and maybe a dash of chilli powder or chilli flakes then cut it into peices ...
  Topic: Beyond nose to tail.
Thriftycook

Replies: 9
Views: 2550
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Sat Jul 19, 08 8:40 am   Subject: Beyond nose to tail.
I'd love to know the recipe for the pork scratching stuff.
  Topic: Floury baps
Thriftycook

Replies: 35
Views: 11673
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Wed Jul 02, 08 4:56 pm   Subject: Floury baps
I've been experimenting with 'traditional' rather than 'breadmaker' loaves. Why are my loaves sticking in the tin?

Are you greasing the tins properly ? I find butter is better than oil for greasing ...
  Topic: Floury baps
Thriftycook

Replies: 35
Views: 11673
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Wed Jul 02, 08 6:15 am   Subject: Floury baps
Getting soft rolls is easy

Simply wrap them in a tea towel as soon as they come out of the oven and leave to cool in the towel. Works a treat.

When I make soft rolls for my family's pac ...
  Topic: My Rumtopfts almost ready.
Thriftycook

Replies: 19
Views: 5754
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Mon Jun 30, 08 6:27 pm   Subject: My Rumtopfts almost ready.
The book I got Hodgkin from is Kettle Broth to Gooseberry Fool : a celebration of simple English cooking by Jenny Baker which I heartily recommend. She doesn't give a recipe just a method as Sally su ...
  Topic: My Rumtopfts almost ready.
Thriftycook

Replies: 19
Views: 5754
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Mon Jun 30, 08 5:57 pm   Subject: My Rumtopfts almost ready.
Don't you leave the fruit in the jar and take it out when you need it?

I have an English version called Hodgkin from Kent made with brandy. You start it in June with the first summer fruit and add ...
  Topic: Store cupboard basics for spring and summer
Thriftycook

Replies: 19
Views: 4495
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Fri May 09, 08 6:59 pm   Subject: Store cupboard basics for spring and summer


As is marigold boullion for making a quick soup with garden veg.

I'm inclined to the Elizabeth David view that the majority of vegetable soups are better made with water rather than stock.I'm n ...
  Topic: Home-made junk food
Thriftycook

Replies: 76
Views: 14402
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Sun Apr 20, 08 2:22 pm   Subject: Home-made junk food
I do a sort-of chicken nugget recipe without the egg.

Cut chicken into chunks, then dip in a bowl of melted butter and crushed garlic. Don't be tempted to dump the whole lot of cold chicken chunks ...
  Topic: Proud Parent of a Large Saucepan of Yoghurt
Thriftycook

Replies: 17
Views: 4261
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Fri Apr 11, 08 6:14 am   Subject: Proud Parent of a Large Saucepan of Yoghurt


* What exactly is the liquid run off from the yoghurt making/straining process ?

It's whey -very good for you apparently. i use it in bread making or for muffins/scones/soda bread
  Topic: Fork Biscuits (not handles)
Thriftycook

Replies: 10
Views: 12496
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Fri Apr 04, 08 5:58 pm   Subject: Fork Biscuits (not handles)
I make these a lot, I do a chocolate version too (replace some of the flour with cocoa). I have to say though it seems a waste of time making biscuits yourself if you are going to put margarine in the ...
  Topic: Cookery Book Recommendations
Thriftycook

Replies: 13
Views: 3450
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Fri Apr 04, 08 5:54 pm   Subject: Cookery Book Recommendations
What about The New English Kitchen by Rose Prince ? The hardback edition is really nicely bound. It is far more than just recipes, it will make you think hard about every food purchase you make. It ha ...
  Topic: Main meals involving bacon
Thriftycook

Replies: 27
Views: 6399
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Sun Feb 24, 08 7:48 pm   Subject: Main meals involving bacon
Poato, onion and bacon hotpot (adapted slightly from Jocasta Innes' Pauper's Cookbook)

2hrs cooking, serves 4-6

Slice a medium potato per person into thin slices (about 2mm thick)
Slice one lar ...
  Topic: Quince Pies!
Thriftycook

Replies: 18
Views: 4128
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Tue Feb 05, 08 11:17 am   Subject: Quince Pies!
I think the bush quince (chaenomeles japonica) is best for jelly making, but it may be worth trying them in recipes for tree quince (cydonia oblonga).
  Topic: Brassica Madness
Thriftycook

Replies: 9
Views: 2167
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Thu Jan 31, 08 12:52 pm   Subject: Brassica Madness
Oh that does sound good, I'm making it for my supper tonight, only problem is what to give the rest of my family who won't eat PSB
 
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