The Perfect Wholemeal Loaf

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Re: The Perfect Wholemeal Loaf

Post by midget » Sun Sep 12, 2010 8:17 pm

Further to the pseodo-Doris loaf, it was excellent with Cornish Cruncher cheddar, and not so good with whortleberry jam!
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Re: The Perfect Wholemeal Loaf

Post by sejintenej » Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:57 pm

NEILL THE NOTORIOUS wrote:There is no substitute for Experimentation ! :lol:
I wonder if TBA agrees.

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Re: The Perfect Wholemeal Loaf

Post by Angela Woodford » Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:46 am

I switched on a couple of these "Great British Bakeoff" programmes, just in case the contestants might attempt a wholemeal loaf, but no! I don't suppose it would have been possible with the time-factor.

(I also felt ancient tremors of anxiety linked back to the getting-done-in-time memories... having my work scrutinised by stern eyes... those at other work-benches seeming to be more efficient and wonderful... :roll: )

I'm restraining myself from further efforts at the moment as I'm out to lose some weight. Mmm, fresh baked bread and ripe Camembert - what a thought. But I'm looking forward to hearing method/results from you, Maggie!

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Re: The Perfect Wholemeal Loaf

Post by NEILL THE NOTORIOUS » Mon Sep 13, 2010 3:09 pm

sejintenej wrote:
NEILL THE NOTORIOUS wrote:There is no substitute for Experimentation ! :lol:
I wonder if TBA agrees.

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I have had no complaints --- not even about my cooking !! :oops:

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Re: The Perfect Wholemeal Loaf

Post by wickedwitch » Wed Sep 15, 2010 10:42 pm

my daughter's first 'active' is cooking. She wants to do well at the village flower show. She'll be entering chutneys before the year is out!
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Re: The Perfect Wholemeal Loaf

Post by NEILL THE NOTORIOUS » Thu Sep 16, 2010 4:13 pm

AH ! Chutneys -----
I have made Apple, from a yellowed Ministry Of Food leaflet and Old Doverhouse , ex the Blessed Delia
Also Apple and Ginger Jelly and Plum Jam

(7 Apple trees and 2 Victoria Plum --- it ha rained plums and apples this year !) :lol: :lol:

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Re: The Perfect Wholemeal Loaf

Post by sejintenej » Thu Sep 16, 2010 8:27 pm

NEILL THE NOTORIOUS wrote:AH ! Chutneys -----
I have made Apple, from a yellowed Ministry Of Food leaflet and Old Doverhouse , ex the Blessed Delia
Also Apple and Ginger Jelly and Plum Jam

(7 Apple trees and 2 Victoria Plum --- it ha rained plums and apples this year !) :lol: :lol:
I also make jams, chutneys, sun-dried tomatoes, candied fruits and fruit butters. Huge crops and much is left to rot unfortunately. I even freeze enough apple to last me for every breakfast until next March or later! SWMBO gets really fed up with the whole scene.
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Re: The Perfect Wholemeal Loaf

Post by Katharine » Thu Sep 16, 2010 8:54 pm

My dear Mama, 93 yesterday as I said, has just been to Ireland to visit her family, including my cousin who has an upmarket jam/preserve factory. Many of the recipes she uses are the family ones passed down through the generations. Mother was particularly taken by a new one for Onion Marmalade so asked for the recipe as she still makes them herself. The list of ingredients starts with 33 kg sliced onions and ends with 1 gram pepper. I have been sent the recipe to resize it into suitable quantities and also to change to Imperial units!
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Re: The Perfect Wholemeal Loaf

Post by Jo » Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:38 pm

NEILL THE NOTORIOUS wrote:AH ! Chutneys -----
I have made Apple, from a yellowed Ministry Of Food leaflet and Old Doverhouse , ex the Blessed Delia
Also Apple and Ginger Jelly and Plum Jam

(7 Apple trees and 2 Victoria Plum --- it ha rained plums and apples this year !) :lol: :lol:
Doesn't sound very tasty. Didn't you think of making it from apples? :axe:
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Re: The Perfect Wholemeal Loaf

Post by sejintenej » Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:26 am

Jo wrote:
NEILL THE NOTORIOUS wrote:AH ! Chutneys -----
I have made Apple, from a yellowed Ministry Of Food leaflet and Old Doverhouse , ex the Blessed Delia
Also Apple and Ginger Jelly and Plum Jam

(7 Apple trees and 2 Victoria Plum --- it ha rained plums and apples this year !) :lol: :lol:
Doesn't sound very tasty. Didn't you think of making it from apples? :axe:
There is a stall in the local market selling the stall-holder's home-made chutneys. The woman claims to have 101 different varieties and having seen the list and rows of jars she could well be right. I'm not too sure about some of them like grapefruit or lavender and something but one of them seem to be too offensive.

Off to make some quince butter - mmmmmmmmmmh!

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Re: The Perfect Wholemeal Loaf

Post by NEILL THE NOTORIOUS » Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:53 am

Jo wrote:
NEILL THE NOTORIOUS wrote:AH ! Chutneys -----
I have made Apple, from a yellowed Ministry Of Food leaflet and Old Doverhouse , ex the Blessed Delia
Also Apple and Ginger Jelly and Plum Jam

(7 Apple trees and 2 Victoria Plum --- it ha rained plums and apples this year !) :lol: :lol:
Doesn't sound very tasty. Didn't you think of making it from apples? :axe:
HO HO -- JO ! :lol:

Actuall, a very interesting document -- severe Rationing in force, surprising what substitutes for sweetening were tried !

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Re: The Perfect Wholemeal Loaf

Post by chaosriddenyears » Mon Sep 20, 2010 7:49 am

There is a stall in the local market selling the stall-holder's home-made chutneys. The woman claims to have 101 different varieties and having seen the list and rows of jars she could well be right. I'm not too sure about some of them like grapefruit or lavender and something but one of them seem to be too offensive.

Off to make some quince butter - mmmmmmmmmmh

I tasted some lime chutney a few weeks ago and the taste of it would wake someone out of a coma I reckon - I can't imagine what lavender would be like!

I found some wonderful 19th century recipes for different pickles and chutneys - they made very nice little gfts for Christmas as well and were very much appreciated.

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Re: The Perfect Wholemeal Loaf

Post by Fjgrogan » Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:31 am

There is a shop in Whitstable, Kent which sells all things lavender. I bought a jar of gooseberry preserve with lavender, but haven't yet sampled it. Perhaps it would go well with the perfect wholemeal loaf?
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Re: The Perfect Wholemeal Loaf

Post by sejintenej » Mon Sep 20, 2010 6:05 pm

chaosriddenyears wrote:
I found some wonderful 19th century recipes for different pickles and chutneys - they made very nice little gfts for Christmas as well and were very much appreciated.
http://www.historicfood.com/RecipesIndex.htm
Not sure how old these are but I do notice a "conserve of red roses". Given the over4whelming pong of one of ours I'll have to try it next year!

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Re: The Perfect Wholemeal Loaf

Post by Angela Woodford » Mon Sep 20, 2010 6:54 pm

Every so often I get a reminder blast from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's River Cottage empire.

It tells me there will soon be a Channel 4 production on breadmaking called "Knead To Know"!

I'm sticking strongmindedly to my diet - 8lbs lost! - and it will be agony to watch HFW slathering golden butter onto a hunk of perfect warm bread, but I look forward to seeing if he tackles The Perfect Wholemeal Loaf.

Looking forward to this!
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