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Favorite Banana Bread Recipe?

This my exotic bread thing at the moment: Pear & Hazelnut loaf. really great.

Since i got my Breadmaker I've been going a bit mad with experimentation. Nothing has gone (excuse the pun) pear-shaped yet! Here's the recipe- http://theideaskitchen.co.uk/cook/rec...

Nov 01, 2011
Colin4May in Home Cooking

any restaurants with interesting fall mushroom dishes in London?

Hey! What not have a go at making your own Mushroom Soup, using wild mushrooms? I did and it worked out fine (as well as being cheaper!).

Here's the recipe I followed: http://theideaskitchen.co.uk/cook/rec...

Sep 15, 2011
Colin4May in U.K./Ireland

Anyone know where I can find a good selection of German sausages?

Doesn't all Aldi stores have German sausage? Sure I've seen them there...

Sep 15, 2011
Colin4May in U.K./Ireland

Where can I find swedish punsch in London?

Eeerrrr.. What is it please? !! Sorry for being ignorant!

Sep 15, 2011
Colin4May in U.K./Ireland

What to Do When a Friend's Home-Brew Sucks

I always put way too much sugar in my home made beer, which means it either explodes, or is way too gassy.

Sep 15, 2011
Colin4May in Features

I am looking for a GREAT meatball recipe

Hey! I tried the meatball recipe above from mcf and it was great! Thanks for that! I am going to do it again for friends this weekend, and propose to have some "tear and share" bread rolls to go with it, containing Marmite:

Ingredients:

1 ¼ tsp yeast
550g (1 lb 4 oz) strong white flour
2 tsp sugar
2 tbsp oil
1 ½ tsp salt
300ml water

Filling:

6 tsp marmite
100g (4oz) mature cheddar cheese grated.

Place ingredients into the bread machine in the order listed above. Use the Pizza dough setting 45 mins.
Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and roll into a rectangle 26cm x 20cm (10”x8”)
Spread marmite on top and sprinkle with the grated cheese.
Roll the dough from the long edge to make a Swiss roll and cut into 8-10 slices. Arrange in a greased 23cm (9״) sandwich tin.
Leave to prove in a warm place until doubled in size
Pre heat oven on CONVECTION 220°C
Cook for 15 minutes.

Here's more detail and a picture: http://theideaskitchen.co.uk/cook/rec...

Aug 30, 2011
Colin4May in Home Cooking

Best Ethiopian restaurant in London?

I've only ever been to one, Dahlak in Brixton. So not got much to compare it with, but it seemed friendly and the food was tasty and different!

Aug 30, 2011
Colin4May in U.K./Ireland

Some places in Brixton Village market, London

Hmm. The Middle Eastern Salad bar looks good. I was down the market there last week and my jamaican friend was buying oxtails and stuff from a big halal butcher, and I swear that there in polystyrened shrink-wrapped containers were what looked like Velociraptors skulls! OMG! Enough to make you go Veggie!

Aug 26, 2011
Colin4May in U.K./Ireland

Some places in Brixton Village market, London

Thank heavens it was quiet in Brixton and London last night. But manchester copped it. Madness. Will have a cycle down to Brixton today.

Aug 09, 2011
Colin4May in U.K./Ireland

Some places in Brixton Village market, London

I couldn't get to Brixton yesterday. High Street and tube shut following the riots. Don't know what shops have got damaged...

Aug 09, 2011
Colin4May in U.K./Ireland

A few questions on English restaurant practices

Jeeez! That's absolutely outrageous!!

Aug 02, 2011
Colin4May in Not About Food

Some places in Brixton Village market, London

Oh that's so unfortunate. Happened to me in Rome, while dining ouitside. The waiters just laughed!

Aug 01, 2011
Colin4May in U.K./Ireland

A few questions on English restaurant practices

Hi folks! I've come across a couple of West End of London restaurants that have a 15% service charge, one optional, and one compulsory (which I refused to pay as the service was poor!).

Bizarrely, my local Indian Takeaway, which gives 10% discount upon collection, has also added a 10% service charge!!

Aug 01, 2011
Colin4May in Not About Food