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Recipes wanted
Sat 24-Oct-09
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annagudge
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How about this as a topic, where we can ask for recipes ?

Can I kick it off with a request for one - somewhere I have seen a recipe, Turkish I think, for a flatbread base with a minced meat and spice topping - sort of like a pizza. Can anyone help ?

anna

Sat 24-Oct-09
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Hello, Anna, and welcome. You are a neighbour!

This is a great idea. A bit like Classified Ads in reverse. Let's see how it goes.

Is that flatbread style dish good? I wonder where you came across it - was it in the UK or abroad?

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Tue 17-Nov-09
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Hi Anna,

Going by the idea that the simplest answer is usually the right one, are you looking for a Gyro?

It kind of sounded like it, so I thought I'd take a stab at it.

Flatbread, yes; minced meat and spices, yes: only you fold it in half and eat it like a sandwitch instead of pizza style.

I'm just guessing...

Here is a recipe with a picture, that should probably give you a good idea if I'm close to what you remember.

http://greekfood.about.com/od/porkrecipes/r/mockporkgyro.htm

Good Luck!

Michelle

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Tue 5-Jan-10
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Resurrecting another thread:

I saw in am old National Trust magazine (I think it was, anyway) a chocolate stollen. It was only the picture, and it gave a link to the recipe, which, by the time I saw it had been removed from the website.

It appeared to be a chocolate loaf cake in its shape, and looked like a soft and gooey chocolate (was it marzipan?) centre through it.

I believe it was a recipe that was featured in a 'chocolate recipe' competition, if that's any help.

Any chance that someone copied the recipe - and still has it?

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Tue 5-Jan-10
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Is this anything like it?

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/fo.....027571.ece

I'll try that again!

Tue 5-Jan-10
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Thanks Toffeeapple - I wouldn't mind trying this - although looking at the ingredients, it doesn't appear to have chocolate in the marzipan centre.

I wonder if I could melt some chocolate, or add cocoa to the marzipan mix - maybe that may work?

"How do you spell 'Love'?" (Piglet). 

"You don't spell it, you feel it" (Pooh).

 'A hug,' said Pooh 'is always the right size!' 

Tue 5-Jan-10
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Would you really need to bother? There is quite enough chocolate already I would have thought.  But I suspect that cocoa would be the easier bet.

I'll try that again!

Wed 6-Jan-10
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Hi Toffeeapple,

If only I could find the picture, and show you what it looked like - the centre of the stollen looked much darker and a little bit gooey - and chocolatey.

Both my son and daughter are chocoholics, so at birthday and celebrations, I like to try something they haven't tasted before.

Can I post a recipe here for one of those chocolatey gorgeousness?

"How do you spell 'Love'?" (Piglet). 

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 'A hug,' said Pooh 'is always the right size!' 

Thu 7-Jan-10
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Brightsprite, have a look in Google images to see if there is anything similar.  Of course you can post the recipe here, it would make sense I think.Ok

I'll try that again!

Thu 7-Jan-10
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Thanks Toffeeapple,

I have now seen another on Google images -

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cambridgeshire/features/2003/.....llen.shtml

though this isn't the same one as I saw in the National Trust mag - but it certainly does have a chocolateyness about it ............

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 'A hug,' said Pooh 'is always the right size!' 

Thu 7-Jan-10
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It does look chocolatey doesn't it?  I see she used cocoa to make the marzipan; have you ever zapped fruit and alcohol in the microwave?  Takes but a few seconds so no overnight waiting.  When are you going to make it?  And can I have a slice??

I'll try that again!

Thu 7-Jan-10
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Of course!

And how shall I send it?

This reminds me of when my daughter was at University, her housemate mentioned that her Mother had just discovered e-mail, and asked her daughter if she could send her new knitted jumper that way ...... ah bless!

"How do you spell 'Love'?" (Piglet). 

"You don't spell it, you feel it" (Pooh).

 'A hug,' said Pooh 'is always the right size!' 

Fri 8-Jan-10
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brightsprite said:

Of course!

And how shall I send it?


Bless indeed!  Don't worry, I'll send my broomstick!Magic

I'll try that again!

Fri 8-Jan-10
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Aha, are you otherwise known as Serafina, from Philip Pullman's 'Dark Materials'?

(I love reading the clever children's books - Harry Potter, too !!)

"How do you spell 'Love'?" (Piglet). 

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 'A hug,' said Pooh 'is always the right size!' 

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Um, no.  I'm the Welsh Witch!  I adore that Phillip Pullman series.  Harry Potter is not quite so comfortable for me for some reason.

I'll try that again!

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