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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby slimpersoninside » Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:55 pm

Thanks all.

If I knew when, where and if we were going, definately EM ;) .

They are sausagemeat, just as it came out of the pack. Due to intolerances or things that can cause digestive distress the scope to customise anything is somewhat limited! The sausagemeat just so happens to be quite tasty as is thankfully.

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby Sakkarin » Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:33 pm

As they weren't key limes, I guess it's just plain Lime Pie! I had a bargain pack of limes from Lidl (69p for 5) with the intention of making one, although I initially thought Lime Meringue Pie (with lime curd) but fancied cream rather than meringue, and I wanted to try the ludicrously easy "traditional" filling using condensed milk.

Not a great deal of baking involved, as the biscuit base is one of the easiest things from a cookery book to make/bake, and the rest is just mixed together.

I did my usual scour of all the recipes from my own books and online, but in the end went for Felicity's as it seemed the best compromise.

Looking at my shopping records, those limes sat in the fridge for over a week while I dithered, maybe that's why the pie was nowhere near as "limey" as I'd expected. Couldn't find my "big splodge" piping nozzle, so it's rather a random mess of cream, just round the outside so you can see the filling.

Cost even with budget limes was just a shade under £4.

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby scullion » Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:43 pm

Sakkarin wrote: Couldn't find my "big splodge" piping nozzle, so it's rather a random mess of cream, just round the outside so you can see the filling.


'freeform framing', you mean?

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby Pepper Pig » Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:58 pm

Nigella's is the one I used to use. I don't entertain at present but it always went immediately.

https://beingnigella.wordpress.com/2015 ... -lime-pie/

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby Earthmaiden » Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:28 pm

You have made me realise that I have never made or eaten this. Hope that we are allowed to socialise again one day, I might try it then.

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby scullion » Sun Oct 25, 2020 2:01 pm

i have only eaten it in key west...

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby Sakkarin » Sun Oct 25, 2020 2:40 pm

Earthmaiden wrote:You have made me realise that I have never made or eaten this. Hope that we are allowed to socialise again one day, I might try it then.

Just bear in mind it's a fortnight's dairy ration and a month's sugar ration in one fell swoop.

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby Amyw » Sun Oct 25, 2020 2:59 pm

That looks beautiful Sakkarin , not one of my favourite desserts but it does seem tempting . I did some cooking to raise money for charity /feed the homeless and really recommend these https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/lee ... to-pasties. Really tasty and I’m thinking would be good as a veggie pie too

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby Earthmaiden » Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:11 pm

Sakkarin wrote:Just bear in mind it's a fortnight's dairy ration and a month's sugar ration in one fell swoop.


Which is why I don't intend making it while I'm stuck in with little social life!

They look lovely AmyW. I hope lots of money was raised and/or needy tums filled.

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby Amyw » Sun Oct 25, 2020 5:36 pm

We raised £105 so far for Exmouth friends in need , which is our town charity to support families in need and donated food and toiletries to several homeless People around town so yes a good day

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby jeral » Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:31 pm

It's good to know that people are helping with food for others that they know actually reaches those in need of it. A small comedy club, not earning income, has nevertheless volunteered to offer packed lunches for needy kids during half term. Well done all you people.

Amyw, I won't rant on about the government not providing for the needy, but I thought homeless people had been housed at least temporarily? Although, a report said that some had and then were chucked onto the street again quite soon, with some saying that was harder if not plain cruel with colder nights.

The pasties in the actual photo look really dry, or is that food styling as the recipe doesn't look particularly dry ? :?
I have all ingredients and was going to make leek and potato soup today, so I'm postponing that pro tem in favour of pasties...

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby Amyw » Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:20 pm

The pasty mix was fine , I didn’t measure the cream out exactly , just sloshed enough in to get to the desired consistency.

As the government aren’t concerned about children going hungry , I think the homeless are even lower on their agenda . One young lad I gave food and toiletries to yesterday was just a teenager wrapped in a filthy wet duvet and you know what he was one of the nicest most appreciative people I’ve met in a long time

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby KeenCook2 » Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:35 pm

Amyw wrote:One young lad I gave food and toiletries to yesterday was just a teenager wrapped in a filthy wet duvet and you know what he was one of the nicest most appreciative people I’ve met in a long time


Amyw, that is sooo, so sad. Lovely of you and your other townsfolk to help :newhuggy

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby jeral » Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:30 pm

Government goes for day-only headlines and there was one that reported almost zero (or a massive reduction in) homelessness, but of course it then became old news (off the headlines) and inadequate funding kicked in again :(

Thanks re pasties. Being a top crimp, so less likely to leak, I'll do as you suggest and add fluid volume that "looks right" :thumbsup

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Re: What are you baking this week?

Postby KeenCook2 » Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:24 am

Was given a couple of black bananas by a former neighbour, had some unwaxed lemons, so made a banana and lemon drizzle cake: http://patchworkparent.blogspot.com/201 ... -cake.html

It's very good :yum

Edited to add that I forgot to say that I reduced the amount of sugar by a good third and it is plenty sweet enough for us. I also used nothing like the quantity of sugar in the lemon drizzle :thumbsup

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