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PRESSURE COOKER
Mon 22-Aug-11
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mrsmortis

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One of my favourite puds is my Mums adaption of a Sussex Pond pudding.

 

Make a standard 2 egg sponge (I use 3oz sugar, 3oz fat, 3oz flour and a dash of milk per egg (because that's what Grandma did)) and add a rounded dessert spoon of ground ginger. Once it's ready grease a 2 pint pudding basin well and then put about 2 tablespoons of golden syrup at the bottom. Put in a about half the mixture. Top and tail and wash an unwaxed lemon and put this into the middle of the basin. Cover the Lemon with the remaining mixture. Cover the basin with a layer of greaseproof paper and another of tin foil. I give these a good fold in the middle to allow them to expand and tie them on with string in such a way that it forms a handle. Put a couple of pints of water in the bottom of the pressure cooker and the trivet. Lower the pudding on top. Bring the pressure cooker up to pressure and cook for about 45 mins. Before you serve it stick a knife through into the lemon and give it a good stir so that all the the lemony goodness escapes.

This is a huge favourite in our house and often brought out for special occasions.

Tue 23-Aug-11
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That sounds lovely ! ok

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Tue 23-Aug-11
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mmmm sounds yummy: deffo on my list for things to make!

Mon 9-Jan-12
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I'm on a dual thread thought here.  smile

 

Can pressure cookers be used completely dry; dry(ish) ingredients and no liquid what so ever?

Stay with me.... ok

When I cold smoke food I use an old (well it is now) stock pot dry.Just put the tea leaves or wood dust in the bottom. The heat under the pan causes this to smoulder.

 

Are you with me yet welldone

 

If I put the tea leaves or wood dust in the bottom of an old pressure cooker, with some meat on a trivit, and then put the lid on and stuck it on the heat, would the dust burn?

Would the pressure increase much?

 

Would I then have a pressure smoker?

 

Should I have put this in the experimental thread?  doh

 

Should I just shut up for being stupid/insane/dangerous and go to bed? devil

 

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Mon 9-Jan-12
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Are you related to Heston Blumenthal?  Did you get a chemistry set for your 10th birthday? big_laugh

Sorry Simon, couldn't resist winkembarassed.  I don't know the answer, never used a pressure cooker before so can't be of help.  Sounds interesting, though (if a little dangerous! lol).

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Mon 9-Jan-12
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Used a pressure cooker many years ago and it needed the water to create the steam which then created the pressure! Just be careful as they can explode !

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Mon 9-Jan-12
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I think you need a more technical, 'blokey' site for that kind of info Simon...big_laugh

I'll try that again!

Mon 9-Jan-12
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Sooliz said:

Are you related to Heston Blumenthal? 
Not that I know off, but wish he was my daddy brightsparklystuff

 

Did you get a chemistry set for your 10th birthday? big_laugh

Not for my 10th, but yes. big_laugh

 

Sorry Simon, couldn't resist winkembarassed

Not at all  ok

 

 

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Mon 9-Jan-12
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I knew it! big_laugh

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Mon 9-Jan-12
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Dry smoking in a pressure cooker sounds good¦ I tried it in a wok once and it made the house stink, so a pressure cooker might smell less (at least until you take the lid off).

It'd be an interesting experiment but I'm not going to be the one trying it just in case¦ I guess the pressure won't get too high if the regulator weight thingy is on because that should stop the pressure building up too much. I suppose the issue is whether the pressure will get high enough, as Aly said, since air doesn't expand as much as steam. Although the smoke created from the charring stuff at the bottom of the pan will create volume too.

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Mon 9-Jan-12
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Thats what I like about this site, always positive encouragement. Especially when there is an element of danger and somebody else is doing the experiment wink

 

Thinking about it there won't be much, if any, steam produced. However there won't be any escape of smoke.

 

Now then, what happens to smoke in a contained area. Does it dissipate? If I left some meat in there for a couple of days would the smoke flavour intensify?

 

Wonder where my old pressure cooker is?   steam

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Mon 9-Jan-12
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I think you should give it a whirl Simon and I'll wave as you go over...you could be Britain's first entry to the space race but watch out ...don't land in the Olympic flame bowl and steal Lord Coe's thunder....embarassedembarassed....big_laughbig_laugh

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Please try this outside of your home Simon! eeek

I'll try that again!

Mon 9-Jan-12
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hummm maybe I'll see you over here. toffeeapple Don't do it on a Tuesday as that is when the French airforce fly their jets over us and it may hide you!big_laugh

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