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Sat 26-Sep-09
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David B

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After work, picked about a pound, maybe a bit more, of wild plums or damsons, boiled them up with a lot less sugar than I'd want for jam, allowed to cool, destoned, put half in freezer, kept half to put in fridge for consumption over the next day or so as a sauce for icecream and to mix with yogurt.

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Sat 26-Sep-09
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I went to visit my 88 yr old Mum & came away with homemade maramalade.  Yum.  But yesterday I spent forever pricking sloes & getting the sloe gin underway!

Sun 27-Sep-09
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Went to Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival! YUM!

Sun 27-Sep-09
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Oh crikey - had I known about the Aldeburgh event I would have been up there like a flash. We love the place anyway. Sounds like a lovely afternoon, Jet_fusion. Lucky you.

Must do a search for links to it and bookmark it for next year.

What kind of stuff did they have there?

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Sun 14-Nov-10
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Baked my first loaf of bread, having bought some malted grain bread flour. Did it all by hand as don't have a breadmaker and judging by the results don't need one either, all very encouraging, put some honey in with the mix also, just amazed at how close it was to being good !!  Will do more kneeding next time and give it more time to prove. Not a bad first attempt, even if I say so myself. Did look to see if there was anything about bread on this forum, but either I am looking and not seeing, or there isn't. 

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Sun 14-Nov-10
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Here is a lovely bread recipe, I made it and it took the cover off ~ it was so lively.

I'll try that again!

Sun 14-Nov-10
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T-A thanks, but I cannot see the recipe, is there a link missing or is my system failing either medically or technically ?  Look ofrward to seeing it and trying it. Thanks again

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wave  Congratulations on your first loaf of bread Chris.  You must be feeling good about it.

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Congratulations Chris. I find with bread that letting it prove until its double is the best thing you can do for bread, no matter how long it takes and if it takes a long time then pop it in the fridge overnight and stick them in the oven in the morning - lovely!cheers

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Post  corrected now Chris, I just hadn't highlighted the link.

I'll try that again!

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Today I discussed making Christmas Cakes with my niece and went to look at this http://www.waitrose.com/recipe/Delia%27s_Classic_C....._Cake.aspx as she wondered if it would be a simple answer to a novice xmas cake maker's prayer¦.and worked out that, given many of the ingredients aren't in the pack or are already in the cupboard of anyone who cooks, it is going to cost you twice as much to buy what is in the pack than it would to buy it out of the pack, so just follow the recipe with your own ingredients¦¦¦me, I follow my great,great,great Grandmother's recipe ( tweaked by every generation).

So, seems it is the answer to a marketing person's prayer- why am I not surprised by this?

 

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Tue 16-Nov-10
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I looked at the link Kate, thats nearly as bad as pancake mix. doh

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Stunning isn't it?

They will sell shedloads of the stuff.

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/

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I looked at Delia's recipe and like almsot everything she does it has (from my male perspective) an unbelievable list of ingredients. Why make something simple when you can make it complicated ? Me ? I cannot wait for Nigel Slater to come up with a 5 ingredient recipe for Christmas Cake, in the meantime like Kate, I work from an old family song sheet, which in fact each year I promise to retype as the revered old handwriting is accompnaied by years of spots and marks, plus odd pencil additions, ticks, crosses goodness knows what but it does feel like communicating back up the line of the old family and it is quite a good feeling.

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Not quite what you'd want, I believe.

I'll try that again!

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