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by Green Aura
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Perfect deep fried onion bhaji recipe
Replies: 3
Views: 6

Re: Perfect deep fried onion bhaji recipe

That'll teach me to read more thoroughly - just spotted it - Heaped Teaspoon!
by Green Aura
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Perfect deep fried onion bhaji recipe
Replies: 3
Views: 6

Re: Perfect deep fried onion bhaji recipe

That sounds very tasty! I have one question, though - what's an HT? Half something - teaspoon/tablespoon?

One other suggestion - if you put some oil in the batter you could bake them - not authentic, I know, but I don't do deep fat frying.
by Green Aura
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Weather forecast
Replies: 6
Views: 73

Re: Weather forecast

It's rather pleasant here. Last evening we were able to sit out for a little while and watch the sunset.

It can't last though - we discussed putting the whirligig back out, so expect blizzards and high winds any day. :lol:
by Green Aura
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Dig the Fig - The essential guide to all you need to know about figs - Ficus carica
Replies: 13
Views: 5727

Re: Dig the Fig - The essential guide to all you need to know about figs - Ficus carica

The leaves look much more finely cut than brown turkey though, I think.

This might helphttp://www.thefruitforest.com/fruits-ve ... om-figs-2/

It's an Australian page about heirloom figs. No pictures, unfortunately, but you might be able to judge from the descriptions.
by Green Aura
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Weather forecast
Replies: 6
Views: 73

Re: Weather forecast

When we lived down in Manchester we used to laugh at the BBC weather forecasts because what they predicted usually happened, just 24-48 hours later. So almost completely useless, in our experience. Up here it's even worse, each village has its own micro-climate, because of the mountains, and the nea...
by Green Aura
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Bread flour question
Replies: 18
Views: 234

Re: Bread flour question

Thanks Weedo, that was more or less what I was trying to say, albeit I'm lazy and couldn't be bothered looking up figures. In addition to that there are various sub groups under those broader categories and then blends, of course, to get specific features - as in the denser European style breads I m...
by Green Aura
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: Forum upgrade
Replies: 13
Views: 600

Re: Forum upgrade

Just had word from John that all is now upgraded and fixed. There shouldn't be any more problems but if you spot any problems let us know.
by Green Aura
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Something happened?
Replies: 2
Views: 59

Re: Something happened?

It's all back to my post from a little while back. John is having to do some pretty hefty renovations. I don't know if this is now finished, or part of an ongoing process.

So if you spot any problems that haven't been fixed, shout out.
by Green Aura
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Bread flour question
Replies: 18
Views: 234

Re: Bread flour question

Indeed, Bernard. All wheat flour has the proteins to make gluten. Different levels in each strain of wheat but all will make a decent loaf - even cake flour, which is very low because you want your cake crumbly rather than chewy. It just takes a bit more time and effort. Both flours used were sold a...
by Green Aura
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Bread flour question
Replies: 18
Views: 234

Re: Bread flour question

In the bakery we always used Shipton Mill's French flour - fabulous flour, silky smooth, not too high gluten but more than cake flour. We didn't get our order on one occasion so we had to go to the cash and carry to buy what looked to be a similar product. It was a different colour and texture, mixe...
by Green Aura
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Bread flour question
Replies: 18
Views: 234

Re: Bread flour question

The rise in the dough is due to CO2 from the yeast gobbling up the sugars. I don't use added sugar, just leave it to do its thing but certainly give it a first rise in the bowl then another proof in the tin/tray or whatever. The rise in the baked loaf comes from something called oven spring - the hi...
by Green Aura
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: HELP have i still time to prune fruit trees and rasps
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Re: HELP have i still time to prune fruit trees and rasps

I wouldn't worry about the trees, gunners. They'll survive a few years without pruning, if necessary. I think you might be too late for onion seeds (although someone else will be able to tell you better) but onion sets are fine if you are. The sweet peas should be fine though. No need to rush at it ...
by Green Aura
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Vegetarian diet
Replies: 13
Views: 556

Re: Vegetarian diet

Odsox wrote:I'll substitute the bacon for tasty smoked streaky rashers
Me too - especially cured by me. :wink:
by Green Aura
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Vegetarian diet
Replies: 13
Views: 556

Re: Vegetarian diet

....and now you've got a tasty vegan bacon recipe - better start growing the soya beans.:lol:
by Green Aura
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Vegetarian diet
Replies: 13
Views: 556

Re: Vegetarian diet

Here you go Skippy My vegan bacon 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast 2 tablespoons soy sauce ½ tablespoon pomegranate molasses* ¼ teaspoon chipotle ¼ teaspoon cocoa powder Mix everything together and set aside. * If you don't have this you can substitute vinegar (but the pomegranate molasses are gorgeo...