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alison

Ready Steady Cook

Our boys are going to be away, so won't be able to do this, but I thought it would be interesting.

It is a ready steady cook type competition.

What would you do?

THERE WILL BE A STORE CUPBOARD LIST OF INGREDIENTS
PROVIDED BY THE LEADERS WHICH WILL BE AVAILABLE TO USE, P
RIOR REQUESTS FOR ALTERNATIVE INGREDIENTS MUST BE ASKED TWO WEEKS BEFORE.
THIS WILL CONTAIN:

RICE, PASTA, SALT, PEPPER, PAPRIKA, CHILLI POWDER,
OREGANO, SOY SAUCE, WORCESTERSHIRE SAUCE, COOKING OIL,
WATER, TIN FOIL, CUSTARD & CREAM FOR DESSERTS

EACH TEAM WILL BE PROVIDED WITH 2 FRYING PANS
ONE GAS RING COOKER ONE TRIANGIA, THE PIZZA OVEN AND CAST IRON POTS ARE AVAILABLE TOO!
THE TEAM TO PROVIDE ANY ADDITIONAL
UTENSILS THEY THINK THEY MAY REQUIRE.

MAIN COURSE INGREDIENTS - CHOOSE UP TO 6 ITEMS.
EACH TEAM IS TO SUPPLY THEIR REQUIRED QUANTITY

CHICKEN PORTIONS OR BREAST PORTIONS
MINCED BEEF OR QUORN SUBSTITUTE
GREEN PEPPER
RED PEPPER
CARROT
ONION
TINNED TOMATOES
SPRING ONION
MUSHROOMS
BABY CORN
MANGE TOUT OR SUGAR SNAP PEAS
CORRIANDER
PASTRY

DESSERT INGREDIENTS CHOOSE UP TO 4 ITEMS. EAC TEAM IS TO SUPPLY THEIR REQUIRED QUANTITY

LARGE BRAMLEY COOKING APPLE
MIXED SPICE
RAISINS
BUTTER
FLOUR
SUGAR
PEACHES FRESH OR TINNED
RHUBARB
BANANA
CHOCOLATE SPREAD
PASTRY
Pilsbury

My nephews troop do somethingike this but they have the ingredients broken into groups, proteins, coatings, veg and so on and the teams draw one from each hat and then have to cook using those ingrediants.
This lead to my brothers discovery thst diced chicken breast coated in crushed cornflakes make quite nice nuggets....
dpack

they probably dont need the gas ring or tin foil.
one frying pan ,one pan or suitable sized billy (if there are pots/bake trays that will go in the oven)

how long have they got?if 20 mins like rsc they will have to start by heating the pots before they do anything else and it still might be a bit tight to boil water on ring or trangia and then put rice or pasta to cook in the oven etc etc and chances are they will miss the deadline,pastry would be almost raw etc etc

with those sort of ingredients i would recon about 45 mins would be a decent time for prep and cook unless they can bring their stuff pre prepped and even then 30 mins would be a bit tight unless they have access to boiling water.
with an hour they can get any long time stuff going while they prep the short order stuff.

if 20 mins it might need some adjustments to the stores and stuff they must choose from.

perhaps combine the two lists and give them a choice of 8 so as they have to(can) use maybe one or two items in both courses
Hairyloon

they probably dont need the gas ring or tin foil.

Handy to make a hat.
alison

They don't have an oven, the only form of cooking is the gas ring.
sean

Re: Ready Steady Cook



EACH TEAM WILL BE PROVIDED WITH 2 FRYING PANS
ONE GAS RING COOKER ONE TRIANGIA, THE PIZZA OVEN AND CAST IRON POTS ARE AVAILABLE TOO!
alison

Come on then, surely someone has some ideas. sean

There's too much choice. dpack

sorry i assumed the pizza oven was a nuclear proof wood fired thing like nick's or penny's ones.

ok trangia and ring or a 3 kilos of dry sticks+2 2kg logs and a grid to put pans on,knife,fry pan,billy(access to green sticks for skewers pan holders, stirrer etc).washing up bowl ,detergent

when i used to be an informal part of my dad's district service team indoor cooking competitions were very master chef and outdoor ones were rather more the ray meers end of the scale

sean is right there is too much choice.

i will go for an outdoor version for a patrol of 6 (the wood version as above)but it would probably work with a ring and trangia

a chicken (or 6 400 gm tinned unflavoured beans for the veggie option)
6 eggs (or 2 blocks creamed coconut)
a kilo of flour
250 gm butter(oil for the veggie option)
6 large apples
2 litres milk [or veggie milk)
a kilo of rice
100gm sugar
access to plenty of seasonal veg and potherbs
a chilli,salt,pepper,ginger,mixed spice,baking powder
tea

they need there own mess kit which if well chosen can also serve as cooking kit

starter ,main and pud ,plenty of tea,one hour including eating

that is a bit brutal perhaps for cubs but scouts should be able to do a really good spread with that stuff Wink
Nick

Is there a brief? Two courses? Three? How many people to feed? Any time limit? alison

I think it is for 4, and for 1/2 an hour. Still trying to find out.
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