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Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
« Reply #15840 on: August 26, 2019, 06:36:45 am »
I buy 10kg bags and find they last me about a calendar month. I opened a new bag today and I opened the last one on the 21st July. I always put the date on the tag that is stitched into the top of the bag.
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« Reply #15841 on: August 26, 2019, 09:49:38 am »
That doesnít surprise me with all your bread making cookie.
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« Reply #15842 on: August 26, 2019, 12:54:11 pm »
If the bread is sifted, ( White) , it will keep for years in a cool place.  No problem with that here.

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Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
« Reply #15843 on: August 27, 2019, 11:30:49 pm »
I have made so many Portuguese Custard Tarts that I have worn out the tins.  The last lot stuck and I was so annoyed that I went to Le Kitchen in Ballarat and bought 2 new ones.  These are Le Creuset. Expensive but amazing. I made Macadamia Honey Tarts and the honey bubbles up and would normally cause problems with removing the tarts.   They just popped out. 

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« Reply #15844 on: August 27, 2019, 11:41:40 pm »
Thatís something that would never happen in this house Chookie!
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« Reply #15845 on: August 28, 2019, 12:04:28 am »
I have made so many Portuguese Custard Tarts that I have worn out the tins.  The last lot stuck and I was so annoyed that I went to Le Kitchen in Ballarat and bought 2 new ones.  These are Le Creuset. Expensive but amazing. I made Macadamia Honey Tarts and the honey bubbles up and would normally cause problems with removing the tarts.   They just popped out.
That happened to me last weekend, Chookie, I had to throw one of my tins out as well.  Now I have to find another good one.  Don't quite know if we can afford le Creuset, though.
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« Reply #15846 on: August 28, 2019, 07:46:09 am »
I am very embarrassed about the Le Creuset muffin tins.  I bought 2 but the shop owner insisted on charging me for only one.  Yes they are expensive , $50 each.  But look at it this way.  A Portuguese Custard Tart cost $4 in the shop.  Make 12 and that is the cost of the tin.  The ingredients , less than 50 cents each.   Given the quality of the tins, they will never need replacing.
I also bought a very expensive Bread tin ( about $70) with a slide on lid.  I bought this from Alyce when we did the cooking class at her shop for the Forum Festival in Melbourne. It has been worth every $.  The loaf I made today in this tin would cost $10 if bought. It cost  less than $3 , ingredients.

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« Reply #15847 on: August 28, 2019, 08:04:43 am »
Chookie just saving the bother of things sticking is worth every cent. I am going to go and check out the Le Creuset muffin tins.  I have a couple of brilliant bread tins that I paid a lot of money for. they are worth every cent. At the time I thought they were very expensive but I have changed my mind. I never grease or line them, or wash them. I just give them a rub over with a hand towel and they are ready for next time.
You have made an excellent purchase.
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« Reply #15848 on: August 28, 2019, 08:15:57 am »
You are both right, the quality is well worth the expense.
Marina from Melbourne and Guildford
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Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
« Reply #15849 on: August 29, 2019, 01:53:30 pm »
Chookie I have not seen the Le creuset muffin tins before, must have a look soon . In my late 20s I use to wait for the big sale on Le Creuset and get and extra percentage off for the first few days , I saved up and each time got a new pot or casserole dish , love them still use them today . Just made scrambled eggs in a pan the other day .

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« Reply #15850 on: August 30, 2019, 12:48:06 pm »
K Atie,  did the same with the Le Creuset. Only every bought them on sale.  The Muffin tins are $60 but they were reduced to $50.  All my Le Creuset pots are red.  I now leave a couple on the stove as I use them all the time. I have been tempted by the new colours but have resisted.
There is a Le Creuset Shop in the Emporium in Melbourne.  I try to keep away from there.  :-X

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« Reply #15851 on: August 31, 2019, 07:47:54 am »
So funny Chookie mine are all blue , I have a casserole one that is pale blue too . Gave up on the large one as it is too heavy to lift when full .

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THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
« Reply #15852 on: Today at 07:38:17 am »
The parcel post man called today. He had a parcel for me from Booktopia. DD managed to get free shipping for it. It is an American book but I have made a couple of things from their magazines and liked them. (bake from scratch)
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« Reply #15853 on: Today at 12:51:29 pm »
Looking forward to seeing what you bake from the book cookie.
Judy from North Haven, South Australia

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