Food and Cooking Thread

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PostRe: Food and Cooking Thread
by Fatal Exception » Sun Sep 18, 2016 4:04 pm



Got some of this in the oven. Can't wait.

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PostRe: Food and Cooking Thread
by Fatal Exception » Sat Sep 24, 2016 5:38 pm

Fatal Exception wrote:
bear wrote:I've just finished making up a (half) batch of Merguez burgers using this recipe.



I'd have made sausages but the skins I ordered hadn't shown up yet. Fried up the little bit I had left over after shaping the burgers and I think it's bang on. Admittedly I've never eaten Merguez before but it was tasty so I can only assume I nailed it. :toot:.


I just need some casings and I've got the ingredients for this. Might do it next week.


Just made this. My word it's amazing! Sausages are resting, but I fried the last bit as a burger and it was soooooo good :wub: Only change I made was to replace 1/3 of the meat with Game (as I had to use it up) and I used whole spices, lightly toasted them and ground them myself.

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PostRe: Food and Cooking Thread
by bear » Wed Nov 02, 2016 1:30 pm



I feel like that exploding head scene from scanners would be appropriate right now.

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PostRe: Food and Cooking Thread
by Rex Kramer » Wed Nov 02, 2016 1:41 pm

Interesting, might give it a go sometime.

On another subject - does anyone else regularly cook with Ancho chillies? I was really down on them at first due to the mildness but they give a really nice flavour when added alongside normal chillis.

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by Rocsteady » Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:57 pm

TCRT's just reminded me - I've been invited to a dinner party this Saturday and if I go I need to bring homemade British food. Does anyone have ideas what I could make that are cheap to make a bunch of and, crucially, really easy? It's meant to be food from my homeland but I doubt anyone's going to notice the difference between Scottish food and food originating from anywhere else in the UK.

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by still » Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:00 pm

Rocsteady wrote:TCRT's just reminded me - I've been invited to a dinner party this Saturday and if I go I need to bring homemade British food. Does anyone have ideas what I could make that are cheap to make a bunch of and, crucially, really easy? It's meant to be food from my homeland but I doubt anyone's going to notice the difference between Scottish food and food originating from anywhere else in the UK.


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PostRe: Food and Cooking Thread
by Pontius » Fri Nov 11, 2016 3:51 am

strawberry floating love cooking omelets these days. Still not great at them though.

My favourite omelet recipe; Fry up some tuna and kimchi (onions, garlic etc if you have them)
Whisk together 4 eggs. You should probably use less. I use 4 for the gains.
Cook your omelete. As the egg starts to cook, scramble it with a fork whilst shaking your pan furiously.
As the outside of the omelete starts to cook, push it ever so slightly inwards with your spatula.
It cooks more evenly when you do this.
Add your ingredients (I love adding a gooseberry fool tonne of spinach to every omelet I make too)
And finally the hard part...
Flip it over. I always strawberry float this up. Sometimes it breaks. I always try to go for the fancy French style 3 flips...
Enjoy.

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PostRe: Food and Cooking Thread
by Saint of Killers » Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:12 am

bear wrote:

I feel like that exploding head scene from scanners would be appropriate right now.


Good tip if it doesn't seem to work:

It needs a narrow beaker! I do this at live demos all the time and I've never had it not work. You just need the right container and don't lift the head of the blender until the emulsion is forming.


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PostRe: Food and Cooking Thread
by Gandalf » Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:20 am

I've never noticed this thread before?! Some awesome cooking ideas to boot! :wub:

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PostRe: Food and Cooking Thread
by bear » Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:31 am

Rocsteady wrote:TCRT's just reminded me - I've been invited to a dinner party this Saturday and if I go I need to bring homemade British food. Does anyone have ideas what I could make that are cheap to make a bunch of and, crucially, really easy? It's meant to be food from my homeland but I doubt anyone's going to notice the difference between Scottish food and food originating from anywhere else in the UK.



Scones? Although that might not work for a dinner party...

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PostRe: Food and Cooking Thread
by Rex Kramer » Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:36 am

Rocsteady wrote:TCRT's just reminded me - I've been invited to a dinner party this Saturday and if I go I need to bring homemade British food. Does anyone have ideas what I could make that are cheap to make a bunch of and, crucially, really easy? It's meant to be food from my homeland but I doubt anyone's going to notice the difference between Scottish food and food originating from anywhere else in the UK.

Individual mini cornflake tarts?

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PostRe: Food and Cooking Thread
by Bunni » Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:03 pm

Just make a big cottage pie. Cheap, easy, no worries about portions and pure good comfort food for the cold.

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PostRe: Food and Cooking Thread
by Rex Kramer » Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:07 pm

Or, if you've got the time, a Nigella London Cheesecake is a thing of glorious wonder.

https://www.nigella.com/recipes/london-cheesecake

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PostRe: Food and Cooking Thread
by bear » Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:50 pm

Sausage Rolls. Either do a big plait likes this

http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/sausage_plait_22185


Or individual rolls like these


http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/mini_sausage_plaits_04508.


Hardest part is the puff pastry and you can just use shop bought pastry.

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PostRe: Food and Cooking Thread
by Rocsteady » Fri Nov 11, 2016 3:40 pm

Thanks for the suggestions, I suspect puff pastry may be difficult to find here in my local supermarket but if not I'll maybe go with those small sausage rolls.

If not, i googled easy cottage pie and this came up, and it does look extremely easy so could be the one: http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/9644 ... pherds-pie

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PostRe: Food and Cooking Thread
by Bunni » Fri Nov 11, 2016 4:49 pm

Sprinkle some cheese on that gooseberry fool for god tier comfort.

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PostRe: Food and Cooking Thread
by still » Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:40 pm

Nom nom nom. Last night's leftover mashed potato fried up for lunch! Who needs fancy recipes.

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PostRe: Food and Cooking Thread
by Rex Kramer » Fri Dec 02, 2016 12:09 pm

Anyone else like those Kabuto noodle cups? I'm completely hooked on them at the moment but can only get them in Sainsburys.

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PostRe: Food and Cooking Thread
by Ironhide » Fri Dec 02, 2016 3:32 pm

Rex Kramer wrote:Anyone else like those Kabuto noodle cups? I'm completely hooked on them at the moment but can only get them in Sainsburys.


I prefer the Naked Noodle ones, the Singapore curry, Hoisin duck and beef Pho varieties are really good although I recommend adding a bit less water than the instructions suggest.

They also do some noodles in soup varieties but they're a lot smaller and not as readily available, a shame really as the Thai chicken and fiery shrimp ones aren't available in the larger pots.

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PostRe: Food and Cooking Thread
by Rex Kramer » Fri Dec 02, 2016 3:36 pm

Hide the Presents wrote:
Rex Kramer wrote:Anyone else like those Kabuto noodle cups? I'm completely hooked on them at the moment but can only get them in Sainsburys.


I prefer the Naked Noodle ones, the Singapore curry, Hoisin duck and beef Pho varieties are really good although I recommend adding a bit less water than the instructions suggest.

They also do some noodles in soup varieties but they're a lot smaller and not as readily available, a shame really as the Thai chicken and fiery shrimp ones aren't available in the larger pots.

I was a bit disappointed with the naked noodles. They taste nice but there didn't seem to be much in there.

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