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The perfect boiled egg
Wed 29-Feb-12
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Aly
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I have to have proper butter on the toast first then the marmite. I often have this with a coffee mid afternoon. My taste buds are very strange!

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Wed 29-Feb-12
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I only ever use butter, wouldn't buy margarine or any of those spreads.  Butter is natural and I love it.  

I'll try that again!

Wed 29-Feb-12
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Same here, I don't like the plastic stuff!

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Wed 29-Feb-12
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waveNever buy anything other than Lurpak!

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Wed 29-Feb-12
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And I always get this

I'll try that again!

Wed 29-Feb-12
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Yes, butter for me too. I hate the taste of margarine. smile  My brother can't stand butter & only eats marg. 

 

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Wed 29-Feb-12
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I have a factory that makes that in a town not too far from my village. Most of the milk tankers that collect from the farms round here are president!

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Wed 29-Feb-12
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I think I have been there Aly.  It is a lovely butter, and you can tell when the cows have been eating new grass in the spring, as it is a slightly different colour from the winter.

I'll try that again!

Wed 29-Feb-12
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My hubby eats vegemite and I couldn't stand it but now I am getting quite a taste for it - funny how tastes change sometimes.

Sue I think it is really down to how fresh the eggs are like Danuta. I once tried poached eggs with supermarket eggs done in the pan with a little swirl of the water and watched the mess that ensued. It was a totally different experience when we had our own chickens though, only then it was more of a problem with boiled eggs, especially the hard boiled eggs as the shell does not peel very easily off them. I finally worked out that to have a peelable boiled egg it needed about a week before use.

Wed 29-Feb-12
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I think you're probably right about the freshness of the eggs, Joanna (and Danuta), I seem to recall reading that somewhere ages ago now.  Completely forgot to get the silicone muffin cups when shopping today doh so will have to wait for the perfect poached egg ponder.

 

I too eat Vegemite now, having been a Marmite lover my entire life.  I started eating Vegemite 2 or 3 years ago - can't remember why - and now find Marmite tastes far too salty and strong.

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Wed 29-Feb-12
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going on from the perfect boiled egg, to the perfect poached, now this might be cheating, but we do them on the microwave.

Put boiling water into a small bowl, with a splash of vinegar, blitz in microwave to be sure it's boiling.

Break in egg, stab all over with a cocktail stick (not just the yolk)

microwave on high for 40 seconds

Leave for 1 minute only ( our microwave pings again after 1 min, very convenient)

Perfect poached egg,

The difficulty is timing your toast done and buttered at the same time

Thu 1-Mar-12
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Think I will try that as I like poached eggs but not the eggy mess that comes from boiling water in a saucepan. Also liked the muffin case idea. I really need to start using eggs in abundance as they are building up fast .

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Thu 1-Mar-12
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But if you pierce the yolk, does that not make it go hard?

I'll try that again!

Thu 1-Mar-12
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If you don't pierce the yolk, it explodes! I don't mean to, but when I forget I get a reminder, small pieces of very hard yolk everywhere. big_laugh

I tend to microwave them in an oiled glass or silicon dish, covered with cling film with a small hole in it. About 1 1/2 minutes on medium, or medium low, or by trial and error starting with a minute. I will try them Janet's way, it sounds easier. Do you cover the bowl, Janet.

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I had scrambled egg with wild smoked salmon on sourdough toast for breakfast.  It was v tasty.

I'll try that again!

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