"Endeavour"

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Re: "Endeavour"

Post by michael scuffil » Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:25 pm

As monitors, we used to make a drink in the evning that used nescafe dissolved in hot milk. The milk was saved from break (i.e. was govt. funded), and heated on the matron's gas ring. The drink was vaguely coffee-like.
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Post by LongGone » Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:17 am

michael scuffil wrote:As monitors, we used to make a drink in the evning that used nescafe dissolved in hot milk. The milk was saved from break (i.e. was govt. funded), and heated on the matron's gas ring. The drink was vaguely coffee-like.
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Re: "Endeavour"

Post by Foureyes » Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:17 am

Camp coffee.
Still widely available - see Tesco, et al - so someone must like it!
I tried some in 1976, I think it was, and the memory lingers to this day - ugh!
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Post by sejintenej » Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:52 pm

Foureyes wrote:Camp coffee.

I tried some in 1976, I think it was, and the memory lingers to this day - ugh!
David :shock:
I beleive that it is still used as flavouring in some fast food home type patisserrie recipes. Far better to make and use proper esspresso coffee.
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Re: "Endeavour"

Post by J.R. » Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:42 pm

Just buck the trend, I quite enjoy a cup of Camp Coffee, Quick and simple.

I must admit to not having had it for ages though.
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Re: "Endeavour"

Post by sejintenej » Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:03 pm

J.R. wrote:Just buck the trend,, Quick and simple.
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Quick and simple; that is what is wrong with youngsters today. I have a recipe beside me for a cherry, chestnut and chocolate bar which only takes three days to make (if you are an expert). There's only 49 ingredients! Another, a one day cake for competition has a mere 36 different ingredients. That's what I call patisserie!

At least it saves boredom and starvation

Edit; in counting up for the first one I forgot the gold leaf LOL. More serioously, when I make chocolates, after actually growing the ginger it takes a day to prepare before I can start using it to fill the chocolates. Most fillings are like that
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Re: "Endeavour"

Post by Straz » Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:28 am

Camp Coffee?
Many years ago my dad told me a tale about the stuff.
Our hall at home was undergoing redecoration in the mid-1960s.
My mum decided she wanted a particular shade of magnolia for the woodwork, but, after many attempts with different paints, my dad couldn't find a colour that my mum was happy with.
Most years my dad did some decorating while we were holidaying away from the house, staying with relatives.
That year he told my mum he would sort the colour while the family was away.
When we returned, the new paintwork was just the shade of magnolia that my mum wanted and she was delighted.
She asked my dad what paint it was and he said it was a secret.
Years later my dad let me into that secret.
He had taken white gloss paint and stirred in Camp Coffee to get the right shade of magnolia.
My mum never knew!
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Re: "Endeavour"

Post by Phil » Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:06 am

Concerning ‘Camp Coffee’ (with its politically incorrect label extolling military aspects of colonialism in India), its popularity almost certainly was due to its low price, compared to Nescafe, etc. This was because it contained a very high percentage of chicory, providing its unique taste. Also being a liquid its preparation was simple.

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Re: "Endeavour"

Post by Foureyes » Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:55 pm

The label went through a number of iterations, the current one showing the two men sitting side-by-side enjoyinbg a companionable 'cuppa'. No question of one being superior to the other.
I suggest that a lot lies in the name - Camp. I.e., it was intended to be used as a quick, easy-to-prepare hot drink while on military operations, hunting and general travelling. Nothing sophisticated.
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