Thursday, July 28, 2011
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Turns out that i was using auto complete, and my version of her email address didn't match the server. To fix this problem I had to delete all my auto complete emails and also for good measure deleted and downloaded a fresh copy of her contact details from the global directory.
Problem: Reply to All includes myself
Solution: Yell at the sender.
Q: Why am I posting this here? A Blog about food and useless stuff?
A: Because I don't want to sign up to another bloody forum.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
I have a panna-cement/brownie mix to use up.
If I reheat it I reckon it will go soft and spread sightly. But would it reset? What about the flavours?
Don't know until I try. Anyway, it's better than the rumball idea that was rolling about on my noggin...
I have made 2 batches of pannacotta previously. First batch wasn't sweet enough and was well, more cement then cotta. Fail #1
So I tried again, this time with a yogurt based reciepe. This was nicer with a light tang. but the yoghurt seperated and i had a clear layer at the bottom of each cup. Fail #2
Needless to say Its been an expensive and hip threatening excursion, but like all cooking freaks one persists.
Trial 3. a mix of thickened cream, light milk and marscapone cheese. But I hadn't followed instructions, and the sequence was stuffed. (To my defense i was also baking brownies and biscotti all at the same time!)
They went in the fridge, 2 hrs later, they were still soft! Even threatening to run when tilted!
I was already thinking about batch 4, as I laid my head to sleep, but like the saying "things are better in the morning" they had set overnight!
Thick or thin, it is beautiful.
It's not as hard as I thought it would be!
The trial turned out quite well, o had two logs that I cut into thin and thick versions. I took the thick ones to work, and I plan on keeping the thins for the table.
But despite the many reminders throughout the day, subconciously I picked up more ingredients.
IT'S A SIGN!!!!
PRAISE THE BISCUIT LORD!!!
Like I need an excuse :p
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Savory Steamed Egg Custard
POST: Dad has been up and I have further egg dish education.
Water: only add 1/3 ratio. But I like my eggs runny so I'd go 1/2 ratio.
Eggs cook from the sides so lift the lid and stir the cook stuff into the middle. Encourages even cooking.
Meat - add it in fully cooked, or on top as per the recipe attached.
Saturday, July 09, 2011
Friday, July 08, 2011
Tuesday, July 05, 2011
Monday, July 04, 2011
Friday, July 01, 2011
hrm good to see that half a bottle of wine does not affect my spelling capacity. i always thought i was a polite drunk, but i now conclude that, whats 750ml divided by 2?
375mls of red wine in 30seconds belays that assumption.
i think belay is the right word.
oh and before i forget "elbow" in chinese is sau jang. which doesn't make sense to me because when you jang you are fighting over something. and that should be done with your hands. not your elbows!! how do you grasp stuff with your elbows. its is inefficient.