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  Topic: Bread slicer?

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PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Sat Aug 05, 06 10:18 pm   Subject: Bread slicer?
Practice is certainly the best way but I strongly suggest investing in what I regard as the ultimate bread knife, from Franz Güde, who I understand was the inventor of the serrated edge.

The compan ...
  Topic: Welcome - Introduce Yourself

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PostForum: Downsizing abroad   Posted: Sun May 07, 06 10:40 pm   Subject: Welcome - Introduce Yourself
Sorry folks, somehow I screwed up the log-in bit .......

  Topic: http://journeytoforever.org/

Replies: 6
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PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Tue Apr 25, 06 8:27 pm   Subject: http://journeytoforever.org/
Hi everyone,

Please check out this website: http://journeytoforever.org/ and work through the many interesting topics. (They also feature Land Rovers, which can't be a bad thing). One of my favouri ...
  Topic: best way to cook beef

Replies: 14
Views: 5473
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Sat Apr 15, 06 10:30 pm   Subject: best way to cook beef
Just a general thought:
Even the potentially toughest cuts of meat will eventually surrender to the "slow cooker".

  Topic: Electrics.....

Replies: 5
Views: 7257
PostForum: Downsizing abroad   Posted: Sat Apr 15, 06 10:24 pm   Subject: Electrics
A little suggestion which will be of use to you and your visitors:
buy a short extension cable with multiple sockets (inexpensive at DIY stores) and replace the fitted plug with one for your destinat ...
  Topic: Frustrating Fuggles

Replies: 22
Views: 8654
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Wed Feb 08, 06 10:05 pm   Subject: Frustrating Fuggles
@ Treacodactyl

I'd like to help, if I may, but you haven't actually revealed your recipe or method. Also, I assume that your Fuggles are fresh and not a little outdated ; in that case they might ha ...
  Topic: A "clay oven" on the cheap

Replies: 3
Views: 2385
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Mon Feb 06, 06 8:11 pm   Subject: A "clay oven" on the cheap
I have several books in my cookery collection which deal with bread making and baking techniques, including a couple on the subject of ovens. Since I currently don’t have the time to build one myself, ...
  Topic: Fairy cakes

Replies: 25
Views: 10886
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Sat Jan 21, 06 4:49 pm   Subject: Fairy cakes
My tip: Add a little bit of "Mixed spices" for flavouring.

  Topic: Roast potatoes -- the very first time...

Replies: 19
Views: 8417
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Thu Dec 29, 05 9:55 pm   Subject: Roast potatoes -- the very first time...
I really enjoy roast potatoes, something that's little known in this part of the universe.
I bought some floury spuds the other day from our local Bioladen which gets them from a former architect who ...
  Topic: quick starters for entertaining

Replies: 21
Views: 8542
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Fri Nov 25, 05 10:20 pm   Subject: Quick starters for entertaining
I suppose it's cheating really but here goes:
Take a can of Heinz Cream of Tomato soup and a can of tomatoes (preferable the chopped-up type, ready for pizza topping) and heat them up together, seaso ...
  Topic: quick puds for entertaining

Replies: 16
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PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Fri Nov 25, 05 10:11 pm   Subject: Quick puds for entertaining
Open a can of peach halves and strain them, collecting the syrupy juice in a small cooking pot. Add a good slug of Ricard or Pernod to the juice and warm it up. Put the peaches into individual dishes ...
  Topic: breadmaking tips

Replies: 23
Views: 10476
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Fri Nov 18, 05 8:25 pm   Subject: breadmaking tips
Thanks for the pasta link - that's exactly the same equipment as mine, the handcranked Imperia. Sometimes I wish I could add a motor (there are such things available) to give me two ha ...
  Topic: breadmaking tips

Replies: 23
Views: 10476
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Thu Nov 17, 05 10:09 pm   Subject: breadmaking tips
@ Lozzie

Pasta? Whaddya reckon my next task wil be ... ?

  Topic: Stainless steel pot ok for beer making?

Replies: 11
Views: 8163
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Thu Nov 17, 05 10:05 pm   Subject: Stainless steel pot ok for beer making?
@ Treacodactyl

Can't seem to find the SS milkchurn-like vessels at the website of my supplier www.hobbybrauershop.de but they are made by Cordivari of Italy. Mine is the nominal 30l size, about 36l ...
  Topic: Substitute for distilled or demineralised water

Replies: 2
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PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Wed Nov 16, 05 10:06 pm   Subject: Substitute for distilled or demineralised water
Whilst it is imperative to use distilled or demineralised water for some things, like topping up acid batteries, the condensed water from tumbler dryers is perfectly adequate for virtually all other a ...
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