Serendipity in the kitchen - a random thread

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Re: Serendipity in the kitchen - a random thread

Post by jayen_aitch » Sat Nov 15, 2008 11:53

It is weird. Milk alone is really weird... who decided that was a good idea and how and why? And were they shunned when they did it? Did they milk the cow and then drink it, or just go straight to the source.

So many questions, so many disturbing potential answers.

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Post by anders » Thu Nov 20, 2008 13:30

A little queston for you anorak: I know how to make it, but I don't know what it's called. In English. If it exists in English at all, but I would assume it does as it's hardly revolutionary, although I do think it's supposed to be Danish. Anyway, you take a couple of eggs, a bit of milk, a couple of spoons of sugar and a healthy dose of cinnamon - mix together and pour into some sort of tray. You then take slices of bread, white, and put into it and let it lie there and soak up the egg/milk thing. Fry in a pan with butter, a couple of minutes on each side. Sugar or jam on top and eat! I know it as "Arme Riddere", meaning something like "Poor Knights". What do you call it?

Anyway, I just had that for lunch. Best. Lunch. Ever.

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Post by Martijn » Thu Nov 20, 2008 13:36

It's called French toast (or eggy bread, or gypsy toast, or suppe dorate or a dozen of other names).

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Post by susanb » Thu Nov 20, 2008 13:49

I've always called it french toast, but a lot of people I know here call it eggy bread. Apparently it's sometimes known as the Poor Knights of Windsor here as well (according to one of my colleagues). It's one of my favourite comfort foods. My parents always made a savoury version of it like a sandwich with cheese or cheese spread in the middle. I only tried a sweet version of it last year. It only really works with white bread, doesn't it? That's a bit of a pain as I hardly ever buy white bread.
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Post by cuppie » Thu Dec 11, 2008 14:37

I had an excellent cooking discovery. I was trying to make some kind of beef and vegetable surprise last weekend and my beef gravy was more like beef juice and I had to make it thick and I only know how to do that with flour, and I had no flour but I did have oatmeal and so I decided to just fly by the seat of my pants and put in the oatmeal and it was sooo good. I imagine it has to be that finely chopped stuff though, you don't want little lumpy nasties in there.

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Post by squirrelboutique » Thu Dec 11, 2008 14:54

My friend's mother makes chicken soup with oatmeal in it to thicken it up.

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Post by a layer of chips » Thu Dec 11, 2008 15:29

Oatmeal the band?

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Post by Sootyzilla » Thu Dec 11, 2008 20:53

Oatmeal the oatmeal.
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Post by Martijn » Fri Dec 12, 2008 21:21

I am not too excited about oatmeal itself, but if you have some left over oatmeal, you can mix an egg through it and put spoonfuls of it in a frying pan, which results in really yummy oatmealettes.

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Post by a layer of chips » Tue Dec 30, 2008 12:53

Roosters oven chips are easily the best I've ever tasted.

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Post by a layer of chips » Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:10

I'd forgotten how fucking disgusting Cup a Soups are until now.

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Post by susanb » Mon Feb 02, 2009 06:18

I had scrambled eggs with smoked salmon on toast for dinner last night. I think it confused me into thinking it was actually breakfast time as I haven't been able to sleep at all and now I'm craving the corn on the cob that I planned to have for lunch today. Is corn on the cob a suitable breakfast food? I had soup for breakfast last week and it worked well.
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Post by Uncle Ants » Mon Feb 02, 2009 12:08

a layer of chips wrote:Roosters oven chips are easily the best I've ever tasted.
I'll give them a go. The Co-op's "Truly irresistable" brand oven chips are the best I've tasted by a long, long way.
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Post by Mr Bear » Mon Feb 02, 2009 12:19

I had a cracking weekend of foodie creation, courtesy of the delights of Scunthorpe market food hall. Saturday: lamb chops with roast potatoes, creamed leeks, sprouts and honey-glazed carrots. Sunday: roast partridge with garlicky, cheesy mash, sprouts and carrots. It was all rather labour-intensive, but it was worth it.

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Post by Big Nose » Fri Mar 20, 2009 14:28

Me cooking a spag bol: "I think I've put too much oregano in it..."
Michelle: "Thats okay, I am hungry."
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Post by caramarydaisy » Thu Nov 12, 2009 14:32

all of a sudden ive just got a massive craving for german salami, probably in a bagel
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Post by Final Loan » Thu Nov 12, 2009 15:57

German salami? In a bagel? Hitler'll be spinning in his grave...
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Post by nanski » Fri Jan 29, 2010 05:49

i'm going through a phase where hot peppers give me the hiccups. it's really annoying. especially in public!
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Post by Big Nose » Thu Feb 04, 2010 09:43

I've recently discovered breadcrumbs. So now I am breadcrumbing everything.

Breadcrumbs, the new culinary black.
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hot pepper induced hiccups :(

Post by nanski » Mon Jun 21, 2010 12:16

i've just made basil tofu. i only put one hot pepper in this time but it's still given me the hiccups. dammit.
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