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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 ?

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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!

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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?

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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?

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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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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!

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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 !!)

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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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