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Started by Foadle, June 12, 2010, 09:19:24 AM

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Okay Mr Bill

Spotted Dick

1 cup self raising flour
1 cup fresh white bread crumbs
90g (3oz) prepared suet mix (raw beef or mutton fat - check supermarket)
1/3 cup castor sugar
1/3 cup sultanas
1/3 cup mixed peel (mix of orange, lemon and/or grapefruit peel)
1 egg
2/3 cup milk
2 tablespoon demerara sugar (type of granulated brown sugar.  I think mum used to use just normal brown sugar most of the time)
custard to serve

Grease four 200 mL mini cake moulds (use a pudding basin and cook all at once)
Sift flour
Add breadcrumbs, suet, sugar sultanas and peel
Combine egg and milk
Add to dry ingredients
Beat well to combine
Put into pudding basin
Ladies help me here: what is the correct way to cover and tie up a pudding in a basin?
Place in a saucepan with water no more than half way up basin (you don't want water in the pudding)
Bring to boil
then cover pan and simmer for 1 hour on very low heat (it is the steam more than anything you want here)
Remove and allow to cool for 10min
turn out onto plate
Sprinkle with demerara sugar
Serve with custard

Adapted from http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/9300/spotted+dick for use by our American friends


Thank you, it sounds so good.  I will try to make this.


Great idea!

Fred's Macaroni and Cheese
This is the BEST I've ever eaten!!

This amount will fill 2 9 X 9 small pans or one 9 X 11 pan.

Store list: 
8 oz box elbow macaroni
4 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
8 oz. sour cream
15 or 16 oz. cottage cheese
3 eggs

Boil 8 ounces of elbow macaroni per instructions on box.
In a big bowl, dump
15-16 ounces of cottage cheese,
8 oz. sour cream
3 beaten eggs,
1 tsp. yellow mustard,
2-3 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/3 cup milk
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
Stir this all together and add cooked macaroni and top with  1-2 cups shredded cheese.
  Baked in greased pan at 350 for about 30-45 minutes  till golden on top. Freezes well.
"It's better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it."  My Mama


That sounds so very good and inviting Dana


What an amazing recipe from Fred.

Sour cream in a Mac'n'Cheese, wow!
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QuoteLadies help me here: what is   the correct way to cover and tie up a pudding in a basin?

Best to use an earthenware pudding bowl. Having filled it, lay a piece of cotton cloth over it - piece of sheet would do nicely. Then tied around under the rim with string. Pass it round twice and tie tightly. Cut off ends. Then bring the corners of the cloth over the top and tie. This gives you a handle with which to lift the pudding out of the saucepan.

See the illustrations here http://www.taste.com.au/how+to/articles/779/cover+a+pudding+basin but they use foil


Thanks Jo.  I knew the instructions they had wasn't how Mum used to do it


Foil's no good - you can't beat cloth. It lets the pudding 'breathe'.


Yeah that is what mum used to say.

You know what I like and that is spiders.  You know the ice cream in soft drink...haven't had one in ages!


You like spiders? Join the club! I think they're amazing little creatures.
And I remember doing the ice-cream in the fizzy drink thing too. Nowadays I just think it ruins a good ice-cream and a good fizzy drink! (Corona - anyone remember that fizzy drink with the weird tops?)


Ever try a root beer float?


Quote from: bill16652 on June 13, 2010, 12:47:31 PM
Ever try a root beer float?

Oh Bill!  I love floats!  The most interesting one I've ever had was with butter pecan ice cream and coke.  Grandparents are the creatures of invention.  :hugegrin:
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  •     Dana's What I'd Serve to Jesus Chicken
    Boneless Skinless chicken breasts
    Sliced Gouda cheese
    Large sweet onion
    Green onions

    Marinade: Several shakes of Worchestershire  sauce,  1-2 tsp.dijon or brown mustard  ,1/4 cup apple cider vinegar, 1-2 minced garlic,2-3 Tbsp. olive oil, shake of  pepper, juice of one lime or lemon, 1-2 Tbsp. brown sugar    Use these ingredients however you want to  make a marianade.  Soak your chicken in  this for several hours.
    First step:   Thinly slice 1 or 2 large onions and cook on low to med. Low heat in  about 1-2 Tbsp. olive oil.  Continue  cooking until golden brown and carmelized.   Don't even think of fixing this dish without this. This step will take  every bit of 15 minutes or a little more.
    Get a gas grill heating on high.  Put the chicken breasts on without reducing  the temp.  Cook for 5 min each side.  The last minute or so, place a folded over  slice of Gouda cheese so it melts.   Chicken is now done.
    Chop up a large fresh tomato and large avocado into  ½ inch chunks.  Dice up a few rounds of  green onion stems.  Serve each breast  topped with a large spoonful of carmelized onions,  chopped tomato,avocado and a sprinkle of green onions.
    Sit back and enjoy the moans and groans of ecstasy  over  your culinary masterpiece.

"It's better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it."  My Mama


Quote from: Sarah on June 13, 2010, 02:30:54 PM
Oh Bill!  I love floats!  The most interesting one I've ever had was with butter pecan ice cream and coke.  Grandparents are the creatures of invention.  :hugegrin:
That is different but sounds good!  If it is sweet I love it!


Quote from: bill16652 on June 13, 2010, 12:47:31 PM
Ever try a root beer float?

Okay another translation problem.  Sounds like your floats are what we call spiders


That sounds really good Dana.

Okay try this one

Swedish Meatballs
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1/4 cup cream or evaporated milk
1 lb minced beef
1 egg
small onion (grated)
1/2 cup beef stock (I use 1 1/2 cups)
1/2 cup extra cream (more if you want more sauce)
1 clove garlic (crushed)
1/8 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup oil

soak breadcrumbs in cream or evaporated milk
combine with minced beef
Add egg, garlic, onion, allspice and seasoning
combine well
Shape with moistened hands into balls about 2 inches diameter or size preferred
Heat oil in large frypan
Brown meatballs on all sides
Add beef stock
Cover and simmer gently for 20min
Remove meatballs to a hot serving dish
Thicken remaining liquid with cornflour blended first with a little cold water
Heat through till boiling remove from heat
Gently stir in extra cream
serve immediately over boiled rice or buttered noodles
Serve with a green vegetable.


OK lets stop at Danas and then we will go to Foadles, who is doing dessert?


Pick me Pick me

how about cheese cake

Cheese Cake
250 grams (9oz) plain sweet biscuits (great combo is 2/3 arrowroot biscuits to 1/3 gingernut biscuits)
1/2 teaspoon mixed spice
1/2 teaspoon ginger
125 grams (4oz) melted butter

250 grams (9oz) cream cheese
400ml (14oz) condensed milk
1 egg
grated rind of 1 medium lemon
1/3 cup lemon juice

Crush biscuits into fine crumbs
Stir in melted butter and spices
Press mixture into a lined 8" pie dish (use spring form tin if you have it)
Spead mixture over base adn up sides of tin, pressing in firmly
chill in fridge

Beat cream cheese well
add condensed milk, lemon rind and juice
beat egg very well and add (I sometimes leave the egg out)
Beat very well until mixture starts to thicken (this could take 5 min or more even with electric mixer)
Pour into crumb base and spread evenly
Chill in fridge until set

Decorate as you choose - fruit, cream, and/or chocolate all make good toppings


Oh yes Foadle, you found another one of my specialties, New York Cheesecake from scratch


American float definition....a glass filled with ice cream with soda poured over it.  Yum!
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