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Goats Cheese, Onion & Potato Bread
Wed 31-Mar-10
11:26 pm
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Suz
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Has anyone here made this?

http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/type-of-dish/ve.....thyme.html

I've had the pleasure of trying it at a friend's house and it was quite scrummy. So I thought I'd have a go at making it.......

I found directions for how to make self-raising flour (since it's not available here) and managed to acquire other ingredients. So gaily dived in. The result looked about right and had the right texture but the flavour/taste was umm..."blah & salty". The salty factor I can easily adjust. However, am not sure about the "blah". The goats cheese seemed bland (isn't it supposed to be fairly strong?). Also, had to use dried thyme instead of fresh (should this make a big difference?). However, am also a tad confused by the "grain mustard" - what is it exactly? I don't like the stuff so have never had to purchase it before. My options over here appear to a yellow powder (Colemans?), a runny yellow (frenchs), a slimy "dijon" or a lumpy "wholegrain". Any help/insights much appreciated.

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Thu 1-Apr-10
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I've never tried this but it does sound interesting.

Grain mustard will be the wholegrain one you mentioned.  Perhaps ask your friend how they made theirs and see if there's any big differences; especially check which cheese they used.  Goats cheese can vary in flavour so this may be a contributory factor to your disappointment.  Good luck!  Smile

Fri 2-Apr-10
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Whole grain is the one you want. The dried herbs shouldn't be a problem- as long as they are fresh from the packet- but you might want to add a bit more than the recipe says...taste the cheese first and choose one that has some punch!

Kateuk makes things at http://www.etsy.com/shop/finkstuff and sometimes she does this too http://www54paintings.blogspot.com/ and also this http://finkstuff.weebly.com/

Tue 13-Apr-10
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Thanks Ruth & Kate for your suggestions. I spoke to my friend over the weekend and brought up the bread problem. She agrees with you about the mustard (I need to look for one with "little black seed thingamibobs") and using "abit more" of the dried herbs since she uses fresh ones from her garden. She also agrees that the cheese was too bland and suggests looking for other brands. So I'm off to the supermarket later this week to pick up new mustard and cheese....... for round two!  Let's hope that whole-paycheck has more than one goats cheese with vegetarian rennet - pesky OH! Steam

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