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What are you cooking today?
« Reply #34095 on: February 14, 2020, 02:40:46 am »
My SD made using 80g of ground linseed rose for 2 days. I decided I had better bake it then, it should have been allowed to rise some more. Then it got stuck in the tin and DH 'helped' get it out. All the bits of the bread are very nice, however next time I will simply add ground linseed to a known bread recipe.

I had some cherries, blueberries and strawberries in the fridge so I decided to follow Chookie's White Peach jam recipe and make some jam from them. It is delicious. Even DH, who prefers peanut butter to jam had some last night on bread. My little Italian grocer told me they will be getting some white peaches in soon.
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Re: What are you cooking today?
« Reply #34096 on: February 14, 2020, 10:42:05 pm »
Nice combo of flavours there Cookie, I bet the jam is nice.  :D

Have still been using freezer stash but I made the Tandoori paste that MJ noted the other day (modified to our tastes) and it's the nicest curry paste I've ever tasted!  Will comment more once I get around to making the whole recipe.  :D

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« Reply #34097 on: February 16, 2020, 01:35:50 am »
RTE's Brazilian Coconut Chickpea Curry, a couple of recipes from my new Jack Monroe cook book - Vegan Bolognaise and eggplant stroganoff, I also tried to make her crumpets but that wasn't successful - roasted turmeric cauliflower to go with some dahl in the freezer then I invented a dish using up all the left overs from everything I had made.
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Re: What are you cooking today?
« Reply #34098 on: February 16, 2020, 04:32:58 am »
Cookie, that would be extra tasty jam. I have a bucket of. cherry Plums.  I usually cover them with water and cook until soft and then put through the Mouli.  This time I think I might juice them and then add sugar and make jelly.  No water and more intense flavour.

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Re: What are you cooking today?
« Reply #34099 on: February 16, 2020, 08:11:12 pm »
Yesterday made first recipe from WW pie machine book.  They werenít very good.  They were Traditional Custard Tarts. Think the pastry was the problem. Too soft and was difficult to remove par baked shells. I think my recipe and method for Portuguese Custard Tarts in the Mini Pie Machine  is better. However will try shells with different pastry as these could be handy for a quick dessert.

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« Reply #34100 on: February 17, 2020, 07:50:44 am »
Ooh that's no good Chookie. I've made a Classic Loaf today, started some Crackers from Tenina (the dough sits for at least 6 hours) and made a short pastry for tonight's quiche.
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« Reply #34101 on: February 18, 2020, 02:15:52 am »
Interesting info for those who have a KMart mini pie maker.

3 sheets of Pampas Puff Pastry makes 9 mini pies.  Each pie crust, top and bottom is approximately 160 calories. Or Pampas fat reduced 120 calories.  ( filling extra)

A large old fashioned ice cream scoop , spring loaded, carries the correct amount of filling.

I prefer to use Puff Pastry for top and bottom.

Following instructions from the WW book, cooking for 5 minutes into a hot machine will result in a crust that is ideal for 3 minutes re heat in AF at 200%.

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« Reply #34102 on: February 18, 2020, 04:51:00 am »
Excellent information Chookie, I also prefer the puff pastry bottom and top.
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« Reply #34103 on: February 18, 2020, 01:21:29 pm »
Thank you Chookie. Thatís much appreciated.
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Re: What are you cooking today?
« Reply #34104 on: February 18, 2020, 09:00:25 pm »
Cooking Dinner for DD today.  She is running all day helping other people. I will cook Beef in  Stout in TMX with TMX mashed potatoes. She can take it home.  Also some Apple and Blue Berry mini pies.
I made Ham Hock and Split pea soup.  Very filling.  Also Sausage Rolls for GS.
Need to fill the biscuit tin.

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« Reply #34105 on: February 18, 2020, 11:53:27 pm »
Thanks for the pastry information Chookie.

Our tomatoes are giving us some fruit at the moment so today I am cooking up some with onion and putting them in the freezer.
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Re: What are you cooking today?
« Reply #34106 on: February 19, 2020, 04:22:36 am »
Scone test.
Both scones, same recipe( Nay Nay)   The left one baked in mini pie machine for 9 minutes.  The one on the right, cooked in oven.
1/2 Nay Nay recipe makes 10 small scones.


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« Reply #34107 on: February 19, 2020, 08:34:56 am »
The pie machine scone looks lovely. I bought mine today when DD and I had lunch out.
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« Reply #34108 on: February 19, 2020, 11:13:46 pm »
Looking forward to reading more of your cookings in the pie maker Chookie.  The book also sounds like it might be a good buy.  It seems it will be a while through the library, so as we don't have Kmart or BigW here I may get it through Amazon AU, they are only charging $3.70 postage.  WW books usually have great photos.  :D

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« Reply #34109 on: February 19, 2020, 11:38:22 pm »
Both scones tasted the same.  No difference in texture.  I also cook scones in AF but this is easier and less messy as I have to flip the ones in AF.
Made a Neil Perry recipe for Vegetarian GD.  It was much nicer than expected. It was flat ribbons of carrot, ( simmered for 2 minutes), covered in herbed crushed tomatoes and lots of grated Parmesan. Will make again.