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Nausea Bagwash

MaMade - BdF

Re what you said about MaMade coming only in thin cut now - I was in Lakeland yesterday and they are doing another brand of tinned marmalade oranges in a medium cut. Thick cut it ain't but it must be better than the thin cut stuff.

Haven't tried it yet as I have stock of MaMade to use up.

Incidentally Hartleys have discontinued the lemon mamade - boo-hoo!

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Nausea Bagwash

MaMade lemon

It was quite nice and very popular at church fetes because I laced it with gin (a la Eliza Acton)

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MaMade

I still can't quite believe you two buy this!

Given you are quite happy to smoke a pig, or cook for 150, and could probably do so with your eyes closed and your hands tied behind your back... tinned oranges seem, well, just wrong somehow.

It must be good!

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Bakingbunny

mamade

I make marmalade using half sugar and half honey, as beekeepers we have an unlimited supply. Makes a really delicious and special marmalade.

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Nausea Bagwash

saving time

"I still can't quite believe you two buy this!

Given you are quite happy to smoke a pig, or cook for 150, and could probably do so with your eyes closed and your hands tied behind your back... tinned oranges seem, well, just wrong somehow.

It must be good! "
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Its just prepared and cooked oranges and is a time saver. I can make 6lbs of marmalade in about 20 mins instead of spending hours cutting oranges, slicing peel
tieing up pips in muslin

In an ideal world I would have time and patience to fiddle about with preparing oranges and cooking them and I'd enjoy it but I see no reason not to take shortcuts when it doesn't make much difference to the result.

If I was an Edwardian "Mrs Bridges" and had a whole staff of kitchen skivvies to do the donkey work I could get them to do the prep but as I'm not I use a convenience product that has done the slogging for me.It doesn't mean I live on boil in the bag fish and chips.

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saving time

I agree, and it wasn't a criticism. It's just from your posts it is obvious that you and Bolas are both skilled and dedicated cooks. I can't believe you cheat, ever! I cheat, lots. Not tried Mamade (yet), but I'm tempted. Hanging round for hours on end waiting for orange peel to soften is a bit tedious.

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JaneMR

MaMade

I am very sorry to hear they have discontinued the Lemon variety - I always used to mix the orange and lemon with very happy results.

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Respect!

Respect Bolas!!! Puff pastry and croissants are a total pain, but in quantity...???? Wow! I've made both a few of times, but not often.

I'm so intrigued about this Mamade stuff now, I'm going to track some down and try it.

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Anastasia

Delicious

Last year I made marmalade with half honey , half sugar, adding a little whiskey when cooked.
It tastes especially nice,certainly has a very smooth taste.
I would make it again

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Saffy

MaMade

I'm another fan of MaMade. It's superb - delicious home made marmalade in minutes. Down to my last jar of marmalade so will be making some more this afternoon.

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bolas

"
Have you thought of using a hand cranked pasta machine, it takes a bit of time to get the settings right."

Smart. Not got one of those though, so I'm stuck with the rolling pin I'm afraid.

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Nausea Bagwash

Mamade and cheats

As well as MaMade I do have a few other cheats. Makes time for the iteresting stuff.

To name but a few -

Hellmans light mayo - because I like the taste better than "real" mayo

Knorr jellied stocks - much as I loathe the smug oik who advertises them. I do sometimes make stock from scratch when I have bones left from something else of when I have time to play but the "little helpers"
are just that - helpers.

Passata instead of sieving my own tomatoes

Bought pasta - I only rarely make it from scratch - too much fag

And I have a big bag of ASDA grilled aubergines in my freezer per Ms Smith's cheats book.

Tinned beans instead of boiling my own

If Delia cn do it so can I!



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Nausea Bagwash

Convenience food

Yes, in my more sluggish moments or when in need of comfort food I used tinned Jersey royals to make corned beef hash. Hate corned beef in any other form but I do like it hashed. Don't use instant mash - to many dire memories of school dinners, I'm afraid.

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sam from worthing

instant mash

what a very intersting recipe addition, using instant mash in place of breadcrumbs.

i do like instant mash and usually got a box in the cupboard, but we only like mr mash or sainsburys version, and i not been to sainsburys for a little while.

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Nausea Bagwash

Proper corned beef

"Zambaglione I presume you mean tinned corned beef, my Saltbeef/Corned beef is good,. "
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Yes, sadly, I DO mean tinned.

I had never heard of "proper" corned beef until I worked with an Irish lady who made it regularly. I was very confused when she talked about "making" it until she explained.

Do you start from scratch and salt it yourself? What is your recipe and method? I've salted pork but never beef and wouldn't mind having a go.

 
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