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Post by Compostwoman on 7th February 2010, 12:01 pm

Been so busy haven't done anything new, just the usual standbys....

Today is going to be chicken, stuffed with dried plums and oranages

and something else...haven't got any further with the idea yet!

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Post by polgara on 7th February 2010, 1:26 pm

Don`t normally do puds, but for OH today did a bread & butter pud, no sugar but strawberry jam instead. He said it was nice. Smile
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Post by Sparhawk on 8th February 2010, 7:48 am

polgara wrote:Don`t normally do puds, but for OH today did a bread & butter pud, no sugar but strawberry jam instead. He said it was nice. Smile

Although I'm not doing the challenge, I have been thinking along the lines of a bread & butter pud using some of last years frozen rhubarb but not quite invented the recipe yet... bigthink

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Post by Green Rosie on 8th February 2010, 8:38 am

I've done that substituting rhubarb for the dried fruit. I was nice but a bit soggy and not as nice as a traditional one IMHO.

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Post by Sparhawk on 8th February 2010, 11:11 am

Green Rosie wrote:I've done that substituting rhubarb for the dried fruit. I was nice but a bit soggy and not as nice as a traditional one IMHO.

Thanks, will bear that in mind...

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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 8th February 2010, 11:23 am

I would be very circumspect about using frozen rhubarb - it does leach water like there's no tomorrow and high potential for sog factor IMO.
I have had successful B&B pud experiments using: bread and butter and marmalade; brioche; cranberries in place of sultanas; pain au chocolat; a splash of Grand Marnier.

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Post by polgara on 15th February 2010, 5:32 pm

My offering for this week.
Cold pork, from yesterdays roast, sliced & covered with a sauce made from, apple jelly, milk, chopped onion, chopped mushroom, sage,garlic & lots of black pepper heated through in the oven & served with potato, carrot & horseradish mash. Tasty tastly. chef2
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Post by MrsC on 15th February 2010, 6:06 pm

Chocolate and chilli muffins from Country Living magazine this week for me - photo and verdict on my blog here .

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Post by AngelinaJellyBeana on 15th February 2010, 6:21 pm

I did chocolate and ginger cupcakes the other day (not as big as muffins) they are yummy. I like the sound of choc & chilli. Chilli chocolate is one of my passions loveflag
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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 15th February 2010, 6:43 pm

I made an experimental Eve's pudding yesterday with apple, peach, plums (our own bottled from last year), and banana, cooked down first with bay leaves, brown sugar, cinnamon and ginger and a sauce made from the plum juices reduced with the juices that ran off the fruit, and whisked cream with vanilla seeds in over the top.

Quite nice it was too.

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Post by Green Rosie on 16th February 2010, 12:17 am

No 10 here - Friendship Cake. I'll do a blog about it tomorrow but now I need to head back to the lambing pen to see if Droopy Drawers has had any more lambs.

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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 21st February 2010, 5:54 pm

#9 (I have decided to discount recipes I have done before but with one ingredient changed because they are not new recipes per se.): Cavolo Ripieno

Cabbage leaves stuffed with ground turkey, breadcrumbs, egg, sage, parsley and onion, baked on a bed of tomato sauce and white wine, covered with more tom sauce, then topped with toasted breadcrumbs, mint and parsley.

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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 28th February 2010, 2:26 pm

#10 Risotto con Aragusta

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Post by Compostwoman on 28th February 2010, 5:09 pm

Slow roasted ( very slow!) Brisket. Not done this before. Usually do a Pot au Feu.

But as Aga is on anyway, seems a shame not to use it.. so...we are trying a Mary Berry Aga recipe idea...but much slower cooking than she suggests ( her times looked more suited to rather more tender cuts of meat)

Will report back, but it seems to be working well...judging by the small tast I just had.
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Post by Compostwoman on 28th February 2010, 7:58 pm

Was very nice indeed....!
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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 1st March 2010, 6:08 pm

#11: Arista alla Porchetta

Tenderloin of pork butterflied and stuffed in a roll with sauteed fennel bulb, fennel seeds and raw fronds, breadcrumbs, onion and ground pork shoulder, roasted on a bed of red onions.

Considering I had forgotten all about preparing supper till 1/4 to 5 I was pleased to have this in the oven by six, including a dash to the shops for fennel.

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Post by Green Rosie on 2nd March 2010, 7:58 am

No 11 - Fruity Cereal Bars - recipe on the blog Very Happy

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Post by Nick B on 2nd March 2010, 12:32 pm

how about a very rice rice pudding?with sultanas or baked apples with cream.
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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 5th March 2010, 2:19 pm

#12 Steamed trout with ginger and spring onion with a soy/chicken stock drizzle - was very nice with wild rice. Bea ate all of it which I was slightly surprised at - was expecting issues with the black sauce and black rice but no complaints at all. Leo took more convincing.

They also ate a Thai green chicken curry the night before with great enthusiasm, and not a word about the spice levels. Have not listed that though as it was an old warhorse of a recipe.

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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 12th March 2010, 7:27 pm

#13 Venison and beef koftas with saffron and raisin couscous

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Post by Compostwoman on 12th March 2010, 7:38 pm

Beef and venison casserole, with all sorts of dried veg which needs using up...

red wine, onion, garlic, carrots, mushrooms...actually its beef bouginon but with venison as well I think!
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Post by AngelinaJellyBeana on 13th March 2010, 5:34 pm

I've finally got round to making the baked rhubarb cheesecake.

I will let you know what it tastes like later
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Post by Green Rosie on 25th March 2010, 9:10 pm

4 new ones added to the list:

12. - Healthyish oat and krispie chocolate bars
13. Old fashioned teabread (the sort you soak the fruit in tea overnight)
14. Balti prawns and veg
15. Green lentil dahl

Thought I'd better do some savouries having had a run of cakes Laughing

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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 25th March 2010, 9:26 pm

Green Rosie wrote:4 new ones added to the list:

13. Old fashioned teabread (the sort you soak the fruit in tea overnight)

Bara Brith. Make this once a month, two at a time and give one to my diabetic neighbour as it has no sugar in it.

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Post by Green Rosie on 26th March 2010, 7:42 am

Ah - I have heard people talk of BAra Brith and never made the connection.

Have you got your recipe? Mine was off the Internet and needed a bit of tweaking as there was too much flour in it - although of course I could always do a search for Bara Brith Rolling Eyes

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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 26th March 2010, 9:22 am

I will dig it out Rosie - I mainly do it from memory now but will check that my memory matches what the original was. The original recipe we have is on a tattered tea-stained piece of paper, hand-written very long ago by someone with tiny but beautiful script. I found it tucked in the back of an old recipe book I bought in a secondhand bookshop once. I like to think it was a little Welsh granny in a slate-roofed cottage who wrote it out.

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