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by Sootyzilla
Wed Jan 02, 2008 20:20
Forum: food! and drink!
Topic: Baking (cakes and stuff)
Replies: 264
Views: 176347

stolenwine wrote:
i'm not a big fan of crunchy cookies. they taste so much nicer after you've dunked them in milk or tea and they go a bit soft. yum!
alternatively, leave them out to the air for a day or two and they go all soft too.
by Sootyzilla
Wed Jan 02, 2008 20:17
Forum: we love public transport
Topic: It's terrific by train
Replies: 943
Views: 266793

tastyzine wrote:The drawings make it look like it'll be quite impressive once its finished.
Of course they do. That's what the drawings are for. It's never overcast or pissing it down on the drawings, and nobody has any luggage.
by Sootyzilla
Wed Jan 02, 2008 20:06
Forum: we love public transport
Topic: It's bloody dangerous by bicycle
Replies: 102
Views: 51127

I'm going to buy a bike this week, for sure. My mum gave me some money towards one for xmas, and there's a little bike shop down the road from here. I'm quite excited. I'm not sure what I'm going to get yet, but I went in the other day and the guy gave me a brochure to look at and pointed out a few...
by Sootyzilla
Wed Jan 02, 2008 19:52
Forum: book talk
Topic: *whispers* ...literary journals?
Replies: 19
Views: 13314

The publishing industry in this country is so London-centric that I think all literary magazines will also inescapably be London-centric. The latter bothers me much less than the former.
by Sootyzilla
Wed Jan 02, 2008 18:39
Forum: food! and drink!
Topic: Soup!
Replies: 209
Views: 82597

if you eat meat, any pea soup is greatly improved by the addition of some bacon, ham or smoked sausage.
by Sootyzilla
Wed Jan 02, 2008 18:16
Forum: food! and drink!
Topic: Baking (cakes and stuff)
Replies: 264
Views: 176347

Shortbread is supposed to be crunchy. What are you on about?

I always get the proportions wrong and make the dough with far too much butter. It then melts in the oven and makes a horrible burnt mess, just because I'm too lazy to spend 30 seconds googling a recipe.
by Sootyzilla
Wed Jan 02, 2008 18:13
Forum: food! and drink!
Topic: Soup!
Replies: 209
Views: 82597

Isn't pee always yellow?
by Sootyzilla
Wed Jan 02, 2008 13:17
Forum: anorak musicians
Topic: making music.
Replies: 118
Views: 27435

*tags humblebee as experimental techno*
by Sootyzilla
Wed Jan 02, 2008 13:05
Forum: we love public transport
Topic: It's fucking awful by foot
Replies: 12
Views: 12322

I think things are getting better by foot. In days gone by (mainly the 60s) the need of the community was confused as being identical with the need of the motorist, where as this doesn't seem to be the case anymore. It would be nice to believe that, but they're still building new roads where I live.
by Sootyzilla
Wed Jan 02, 2008 13:02
Forum: food! and drink!
Topic: Soup!
Replies: 209
Views: 82597

it was pretty nice, but i think that's because of the thick layer of cheeesey croutons on top :)
by Sootyzilla
Tue Jan 01, 2008 20:18
Forum: food! and drink!
Topic: Soup!
Replies: 209
Views: 82597

I've got some!

I have a romantic fantasy of french onion soup based on a full page picture in a Robert Carrier book my mum had when I was a kid. No actual soup can ever live up to it, I fear.
by Sootyzilla
Tue Jan 01, 2008 20:06
Forum: food! and drink!
Topic: Soup!
Replies: 209
Views: 82597

humblebee wrote:
Sootyzilla wrote:I'm trying to make some french onion soup.
Hendy's relish.
South Yorkshire onion soup?
by Sootyzilla
Tue Jan 01, 2008 20:03
Forum: food! and drink!
Topic: Rice (it's nice).
Replies: 12
Views: 3374

1. Pour rice in a pot. Fill up with cold water and stir about with your hands (the technical term for this is 'washing'). 2. Pour off the water using your hand as a sieve (I have found that fingers are better than any other implement for moving wet uncooked rice). 3. Put your finger into the rice an...
by Sootyzilla
Tue Jan 01, 2008 19:53
Forum: food! and drink!
Topic: Baking (bread and stuff)
Replies: 54
Views: 26666

[x] send pics
by Sootyzilla
Tue Jan 01, 2008 19:46
Forum: food! and drink!
Topic: Soup!
Replies: 209
Views: 82597

I'm trying to make some french onion soup. I hope it turns out ok. You're supposed to have a rich beef stock but all I had were vegetable stock cubes.
by Sootyzilla
Tue Jan 01, 2008 18:38
Forum: we love public transport
Topic: It's fucking awful by foot
Replies: 12
Views: 12322

It's fucking awful by foot

Do town planners just not bother about pedestrians anymore? I can't count the number of times I've been trying to get somewhere and found myself trying to cross the muddy verge of a dual carriageway and then 500m up a pavement 40cm wide.
by Sootyzilla
Thu Dec 27, 2007 20:19
Forum: food! and drink!
Topic: what are you cooking for dinner tonight, recipe and all?
Replies: 310
Views: 87448

I think someone needs to start a Henderson's Relish thread. There could be a webcam pointed at the shed and everything.

I'm having * VEGETARIANS LOOK AWAY* steak with mushrooms and red wine jus accompanied by potatoes.
by Sootyzilla
Thu Dec 27, 2007 13:55
Forum: food! and drink!
Topic: Baking (bread and stuff)
Replies: 54
Views: 26666

indiehorse wrote:I can't bake bread. I don't think I do the kneeding right/for long enough.
I hardly knead at all. I mix the flour and stuff until it comes together, then I leave the dough to develop by itself. Most of the changes that take place are the result of time, not kneading.
by Sootyzilla
Wed Dec 26, 2007 14:55
Forum: food! and drink!
Topic: Baking (bread and stuff)
Replies: 54
Views: 26666

Baking (bread and stuff)

Here's the bread thread! For the last year, most of the bread I eat I've baked myself. It's pretty easy once you get into a routine of doing it. I even took fermenting dough to my mum's for Christmas and baked it there. Here it is: Simple Christmas Sourdough This will make a huge fuck-off loaf that ...
by Sootyzilla
Wed Dec 26, 2007 13:18
Forum: food! and drink!
Topic: Baking (cakes and stuff)
Replies: 264
Views: 176347

Re: Baking

Right, we need somewhere to talk about cakes and stuff. My new year's resolution is to learn to bake pastries, cakes and pies as well as bread. I've figured out I could save about £150 a year making my own breakfast pastries :D Could this thread be renamed to "Baking (cakes and stuff)", so that ...