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Chit Chat / Re: Anything goes for Uni
« on: March 26, 2020, 11:04:28 pm »
Not really anything to report from here except it was so cold on my morning walk yesterday, felt colder than what the temp said.  Today I'm feeling a bit snivelly so I didn't go this morning and will stay home until feeling back to normal.  Can't take chances.  :(

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Chit Chat / Re: The Happy Thread
« on: March 26, 2020, 10:50:27 pm »
 :D


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Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: March 19, 2020, 06:27:34 am »
Chookie, I made Izi's fruit crumble cake today which would be perfect for plums if that interests you, was very nice.

This morning I made the 'Turmeric Wellness Shot' off cookidoo which uses fresh turmeric, ginger, lemon etc, which is supposed to help our immune systems. 
We both had the recommended amount and there is quite a bit left over which is good as it keeps for 5 days in the fridge.  We'll have a shot each day until it's gone.  Certainly doesn't taste bad.

Not a thrilling photo by any means but it does show the lovely colour made by the turmeric.  :)




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Chit Chat / Re: The Happy Thread
« on: March 19, 2020, 06:17:52 am »
Did LOL


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Cakes / Re: Isi´s easy Crumbel Fruit Cake
« on: March 19, 2020, 06:15:17 am »
I made this today.  So quick and easy and definitely a keeper!

I reduced the sugar in both parts and I made the crumble first as that came out of the bowl easily.

For the fruit I used up a good amount of frozen cherries which I rinsed off the ice crystals first, a sliced fresh nectarine, fresh peach, apricot and a few pieces of pineapple I had left over from something else I made today.

It took about 65 mins but I needed to turn the oven over to grill at the end to get the top golden.

I couldn't find my springform tin anywhere so used a normal cake tin with a liner, but I had a bit of trouble getting it out of the tin.  A springform would definitely be better.

I made some custard to go with.  ;D


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Chit Chat / Re: Anything goes for Uni
« on: March 18, 2020, 08:38:53 am »
This morning when I started off from home to drive to the beach, (still dark with a bit of light at the horizon), at the end of my street where I turn right, I couldn't believe it when I saw 2 beautiful big grey roos bounding down the footpath to the right.   I let them go so they would be in front of me and followed them slowly.  My headlights illuminating them as they hopped along.  We got to the end of the street, they turned right towards the bush.  I stopped for a moment and watched them hop away.  I then turned left and carried on my way to the beach.  It was such a beautiful thing to happen, really magical.  ;D

At the beach it was quite warm, only 20C but it was quite dense and I think every fly in SA was there.  The only time they didn't bother me was when I was doing my running stints, but as soon as I went back to my walk, they were all over me, horrible things.  Tomorrow is going to be about 25 at the same time, so I have made the executive decision to have tomorrow morning off instead of Sat or Sunday this week.  It will be around 15 on Friday so that will be great.  ;D


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Chit Chat / Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
« on: March 18, 2020, 08:24:16 am »
You're quite welcome Judy, I hope it works out the same for you.  I will call into Woolies in next day or so and see if they have any left, will get a couple of boxes if they do.  I wonder how it would go made into rolls?   :D

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Chit Chat / Re: The Happy Thread
« on: March 18, 2020, 08:20:53 am »
People are so quick to come up with these things  ;D


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Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: March 18, 2020, 08:18:52 am »
Both your salad and sauce look delicious Judy.  I always feel good after having a salad. :)

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Chit Chat / Re: Anything goes for Uni
« on: March 17, 2020, 09:47:22 am »
It's going to be 38 here on Thursday before cooling down to the low 20's.  Hopefully that will be it.  :D

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Chit Chat / Re: The Happy Thread
« on: March 17, 2020, 09:45:17 am »
I saw this one tonight and had to post it, so cute  ;D


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Chit Chat / Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
« on: March 17, 2020, 09:42:01 am »
No worries Judy, I agree the directions are not much help.

I've kept it in a ziplock bag and it has stayed soft.  DH has been slicing it and having with whatever he's been eating. Of course it's different from normal bread but I really liked it and it toasts well  ;D

I'll copy what I've put in my files for when I next make it, just keep an eye on timings, this is what worked in my oven. :)

This is the loaf pan I used, it has the most amazing non-stick coating I've ever used.  I bought mine at House when in Adelaide but their website doesn't show this particular one any more.  The base measurements are 20 x 10 x 7cm deep but it is 23cm across the top.
Hope this helps.

https://www.yourhomedepot.com.au/soffritto-23cm-box-sided-loaf-pan.html

ATKINS LOW CARB MULTI SEED BREAD
260g water
1 pkt yeast that comes with the bread mix
1 pkt bread mix

Lightly brush my normal sized cake/loaf tin (Soffritto) 20 x 10 x 7cm deep with oil and set aside.
 
To create a warm place for the dough to prove; turn the oven to lowest temp and allow to heat for a few mins then turn off.

Place water and yeast into TM bowl.  Warm 2 mins/37C/speed 2.
Add the bread mix and knead 3 mins/Interval speed.

Remove dough to a small silpat (or your bench) and bring together with your hands.  Shape into the size of the pan and set in place, gently pushing into the corners.  Cover the top of the pan with the silpat and put in the turned off oven for 25 mins.

After 25 mins, remove the pan to the bench, still covered with the silpat and set aside for another 15 mins. Preheat oven 220C.

After 15 mins place loaf in the oven (minus silpat) and bake 20 mins.  It should be beautiful and brown.  Remove from the pan and sit on the oven rack top side up for another 5 mins.  Remove to a rack to cool. 

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Chit Chat / Re: The Happy Thread
« on: March 17, 2020, 06:43:41 am »
 ;D


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Chit Chat / Re: Anything goes for Uni
« on: March 17, 2020, 06:42:40 am »
There's nothing I can really add to what others have said Cornish, you must be so disappointed.  :-\

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Chit Chat / Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
« on: March 17, 2020, 06:38:49 am »
Today for DH I made the recipe below.  He loved it!

https://cookidoo.com.au/recipes/recipe/en-AU/r256224

For me I made a  Michelle B meal called 'Low FODMAP steak with grilled summer veg'.  I really enjoyed that as I haven't had a steak for so long.  Did it all in my airfryer.  :)


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