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Cookery & Bakery Photos

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Polly Parrot, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. Polly Parrot

    Polly Parrot Moderator Staff Member

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    Title pretty much says it all. Did you make anything recently that looks so durned good it needs to be shared? This is the place to do it. :cool:
     
  2. Meadow337

    Meadow337 Former Moderator

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    LOL okkkkaaay ... I guess I have to make bobotie now right?
     
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    Polly Parrot Moderator Staff Member

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    Uh-huh. I like to do some baking in the weekend myself so I'll post pictures of that. May do a choccy cake this time. :)
     
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    Meadow337 Former Moderator

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    don't tempt me lol will it have lots of gooey choccie bits 'n caramel in the middle?
     
  5. Polly Parrot

    Polly Parrot Moderator Staff Member

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    Possibly. Will put choccy cream stuff on top with some decorations. :)
     
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    Meadow337 Former Moderator

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    sounds good :) I'll have to satisfy myself with a cyber slice when its done lol
     
  7. Meadow337

    Meadow337 Former Moderator

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    Bobotie:

    My recipe (which are always very casual so don't ask for specifics)

    about 500g mince meat (lamb or beef or wild animal of your choice) (kudu is good)
    mild curry powder - to taste
    brown vinegar - about 1/4 cup
    chutney - a good few spoonsful
    tumeric - a teaspoonish
    all spice / mixed spice - a teaspoonish
    garlic - several cloves or healthy spoonful if using the preminced one
    either a few spoons of apricot jam or a healthy splash of concentrated orange juice

    rice - I prefer a slightly sticky rice like Jasmine but any old will do about one cupful
    1 spoonful of tumeric or a bit of saffron to colour
    cook in usual fashion

    braise the mince with the spices - very important to bring out the flavour of curry.
    when cooked add the liquids - chutney, vinegar, jam/juice and water (about a cup depending on how much mince you had)
    thicken using your preferred method.

    layer rice at bottom of baking dish
    (note some people like to add raisins in with the rice at this point. I don't! Raisins in food = dead flies!)
    cover with layer of mince

    make a egg mixture of 2 / 3 eggs (depending on area to cover) with a little milk (about equal to eggs works well) and pour over hot mince. TIP the mince MUST still be hot otherwise the egg tends to sink in and you don't get the nice custard layer on top.



    bake in medium oven for 20mins or so until the egg is cooked through.

    serve with veggies of choice + a bit of chutney and grated coconut.

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    Mmmmm Bobotie... One of my favorites:)
     
  9. Polly Parrot

    Polly Parrot Moderator Staff Member

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    Made a marble cake today with chocolate topping and white chocolate stars for decoration. I haven't had any of it yet so don't know yet if the marble effect was a success, but this is the outside:

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    looks yumscrumptiolicious :)
     
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    Yes it looks verry yummy :D
     
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    White chocolate stars? I've never seen those. Nice touch. That looks very good.


    I'm making curry chicken later on... don't know if it's pretty enough for pictures.
     
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    Aww, thanks all. :)
     
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    Madeleines I made today.

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    those look delicious - now how about a nice cuppa to go with them? :)
     
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    Banana bread I baked yesterday evening.
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    Yummy. Do want.

    I miss Meadow.
     
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    Yummy photos! I will certainly take a picture of the next thing I cook - they all seem to be desserts here but I'm guessing mains are accepted too?
     
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    Speaking as the resident old fatman please do.
     

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