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Re: Recipes

Post by bigyetiman » Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:32 pm

Don't often drink, best not to with my job, just not worth it, and we do get tested regularly. but OH has a friend who loves different flavoured gin so she will try that for him as she says she has never heard him mention cranberry gin
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Re: Recipes

Post by rick » Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:55 pm

Ive just started a batch of Staffordshire Oatcakes (to use up some surplus flour that has been around too long). Usually make 40-50 of them in a go and freeze them. Have a funny feeling I might have posted this in a previous thread, but here goes:

500g Wholemeal flour
500g Plain porridge oats

Need a big stew pan with a lid. Mix the flour and oats in the pan and then add water to first make a stiffish mix then adding progressively more water until it is thin enough so that when it brews it bubbles and wont rise and spread all over your kitchen like the blob!
Its important to stir well so there are no lumps. Then add 2 desert spoons of dried yeast. Mix in and leave overnight. Can be left 24 hours - past that it gets a bit of an alcohol thing going on (changes the flavor somewhat.)
Add salt before cooking and the mix usually needs thinning with some more water at that time too. Needs to be quite thin, like a pancake mix or it wont spread in the pan.
You need a good non-stick medium/large frying pan and get it hot enough that oil smokes a bit when added. It's usually a desert spoon of oil then a ladle of mix. Roll round to spread out like a pancake then wait till the edges of the oatcake lift slightly and it doesn't look wet anymore in the middle before flipping over. As with pancakes there are usually a couple of disasters for the dog before you can get into the flow.

If you freeze them then let the pile cool and then peel them off and make piles of about 10 (a light sprinkle of flour between helps) or you will have a solid block that wont separate when frozen. They are very nice after freezing and warmed under the grill but something else straight out of the pan.

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Re: Recipes

Post by MrsBiscuit » Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:37 am

They look particularly deliciously homemade, and given I have porridge most days the ingredients are to hand. What do you eat them with Rick?
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Re: Recipes

Post by rick » Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:41 am

Buttered and rolled up is yummy. I like to put cheese on and grill them, topped with tomatoes and mushrooms for breakfast. They make good wraps for just about anything as well.
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Re: Recipes

Post by LadyA » Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:47 am

Here's another nice Christmas one. And it's not very sweet, so is a good antidote at this time of year!

Cranberry & Orange Muffin Bread

2 cups self raising flour
1/2 cup caster sugar
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 egg, beaten with
1 1/4 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup fresh cranberries
1 can (425g) mandarin oranges, drained.

Whisk flour & sugar gently to mix. Add butter, egg, milk & vanilla. Stir well to combine. Fold in cranberries & oranges. pour into a greased/lined loaf pan (or just use a bought liner, and don't grease! best invention ever!) Bake at 375F/190C/Gas 5. Takes approx 40-45 minutes. Remove from tin and cool on a wire rack.

I'm thinking you could just make individual muffins with this. It's like a loaf sized muffin. Very delicious.
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Re: Recipes

Post by bigyetiman » Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:46 pm

Everybody loved the cranberry and orange relish. This sounds equally good
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Re: Recipes

Post by Icemaiden » Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:20 am

rick wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:55 pm
Ive just started a batch of Staffordshire Oatcakes (to use up some surplus flour that has been around too long). Usually make 40-50 of them in a go and freeze them. Have a funny feeling I might have posted this in a previous thread, but here goes:

500g Wholemeal flour
500g Plain porridge oats

Need a big stew pan with a lid. Mix the flour and oats in the pan and then add water to first make a stiffish mix then adding progressively more water until it is thin enough so that when it brews it bubbles and wont rise and spread all over your kitchen like the blob!
Its important to stir well so there are no lumps. Then add 2 desert spoons of dried yeast. Mix in and leave overnight. Can be left 24 hours - past that it gets a bit of an alcohol thing going on (changes the flavor somewhat.)
Add salt before cooking and the mix usually needs thinning with some more water at that time too. Needs to be quite thin, like a pancake mix or it wont spread in the pan.
You need a good non-stick medium/large frying pan and get it hot enough that oil smokes a bit when added. It's usually a desert spoon of oil then a ladle of mix. Roll round to spread out like a pancake then wait till the edges of the oatcake lift slightly and it doesn't look wet anymore in the middle before flipping over. As with pancakes there are usually a couple of disasters for the dog before you can get into the flow.

If you freeze them then let the pile cool and then peel them off and make piles of about 10 (a light sprinkle of flour between helps) or you will have a solid block that wont separate when frozen. They are very nice after freezing and warmed under the grill but something else straight out of the pan.

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You can cook these in a non-stick frying pan with no fat at all; they keep a soft bottom that way and don't go crispy.
They're traditionally eaten with bacon, sausages, mushrooms, cheese & / or eggs. Make a small cheese omelette, put it onto a warmed oatcake & roll it up. Yum! Less messy than the more traditional filling of fried egg and mushrooms, as it doesn't dribble up your arm :D
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Re: Recipes

Post by rick » Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:56 pm

Anything that doesn't dribble up your arm sounds good to good to me. Will try all!
We kind of like the crispy bits round the edges though :)
Dad was from Staffordshire and kind of passed this down. Thought they were secret but obviously the word got out!
I have never tried making a omelette and rolling it up - yet. With runny fried eggs and baked beans - Ohhyea! (on a plate of course - that really would be messy otherwise)
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Re: Recipes

Post by LadyA » Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:09 am

rick wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:56 pm
(on a plate of course - that really would be messy otherwise)
Not going for the fashion in restaurants now of serving food on anything but plates? It's something that really annoys me. There's a website dedicated to it, called wewantplates.com
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Re: Recipes

Post by bigjim » Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:33 pm

Yeah that bugs me. A burger on a slate, metal basket of sweet potato fries, little pot of coleslaw.
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