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Lorraine Pascale: Join her for webchat TONIGHT (Thursday 29 November), 9-10pm

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RachelMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 27-Nov-13 12:26:15

To celebrate the launch of Mumsnet's new-look food and recipe section we've invited some very special guests to come and join us for webchats to chat about food. And with Christmas just round the corner, they'll be on-hand to help you prepare a feast to remember for Christmas 2013.

We're delighted that LORRAINE PASCALE is kicking off our series of foody chats and is joining us tomorrow (Thursday 28 November) evening between 9 and 10pm.

Other guests will be Natalie Coleman (Monday 2 December, 1-2pm) and James Martin on Friday 6 December (1.45-2.45pm).

Lorraine last joined us at Mumsnet in September 2012 when she told us about how she started out, baking with her daughter and the secret behind cooking and maintaining a whiter than white T-Shirt whilst at the stove. This time she's going to be telling us about her latest book A Lighter Way To Bake and answering your questions about cooking and baking for Christmas.

Join Lorraine tomorrow between 9 and 10pm or post a question to her in advance. Everyone who joins the webchat will be entered into a draw to win one of three copies of A Lighter Way to Bake.

ptpan Wed 27-Nov-13 16:50:58

Omg!!
Lorraine I absolutely love you!as does my Dh,for the simple reason that everything I cook from your book 'home cooking made easy' actually works!
I'm not the best cook at all,but the recipes are easy to follow and I haven't yet had anything that hasnt come out less than perfect.
Im actually going to make your chicken teriyaki dish in about 10mins,made it last week for the first time-massive hit,dh said it was better than a takeaway-praise indeed.
Also made your raspberry muffins yesterday which are amazing and dh took one to work today and text me saying people had 'muffin envy'
Sorry having really got a question just your book has made cooking and baking so enjoyable for me so Thankyou sooooo much!!

gaggiagirl Wed 27-Nov-13 18:12:01

Hi Lorraine!

Who is cooking your Christmas dinner? If you are doing it tell us all about it.

You are beautiful as is your cooking style.
Can't wait to see you on tv again.

NumTumRedRum Wed 27-Nov-13 18:23:03

Hi Lorraine, I love your recipes, they all work beautifully. I even tried the chorizo fougasse ... and it worked! What's your tip for lightening mince pies? I love them but they are high in fat and sugar. Thanks in advance!

DeathByLaundry Wed 27-Nov-13 19:58:03

Lorraine you are my current girl crush blush

It's my DH's birthday on Saturday. I'd love to make him something impressive but easy (I can make basic stuff but mostly puddings and muffiny things, all very forgiving). Any suggestions?

Shelley11 Wed 27-Nov-13 22:59:14

HI Lorraine
Love your recipes finally someone's recipes who actually turn out the same as the book I love them. Also when are you coming to Western Australia?
We would love to have you over here. smile

BlondieTinsellyMinx Thu 28-Nov-13 08:05:12

Another big fan here! Thanks for coming back for another webchat, yay smile

Your baking is so incredibly neat and precise - mine normally tastes good but sometimes seems a bit...wonky blush what's your top tip for sharpening up presentation, please?

Annianni Thu 28-Nov-13 09:07:33

Hi Lorraine,

Our favourites are the Oreo lollypops (they sold out straight away at our school cake sale)
And the 21st century bread.

My question is...

When will we be seeing you on tv again?

BarfaStewart Thu 28-Nov-13 09:18:24

Hello Lorraine, I have a pastry question: I keep my (wooden) rolling pin in the fridge, so help keep the pastry cool which DH seems to think makes me a bit odd but, is it worth getting a marble/ceramic rolling pin instead.

Thank you.

LESuffolk Thu 28-Nov-13 14:27:57

Hi Lorraine,

I am the Editor of the Mumsnet Suffolk pages and wondered if I could post one of your recipes on our Facebook page here? We have one from 'A Girl Called Jack' but I wanted to ask your permission first.

Something easy, maybe festive and good to make with or for children would be lovely and all credit will be given.

I really love your books as does my daughter who is retraining as a Patissiere and she has asked me to ask you if you have any useful tips or advice for her regarding stages-where to apply, what would be a good one or general training and career tips?

Having you as a career role model has been good for her so thank you as she was a tad despairing that her original degree and career choice just wasn't for her and she knows you have worked in different careers before finding your metier.

Thanks!

LESuffolk Thu 28-Nov-13 14:32:22

Also meant to add that I would give your book away as a prize on the Suffolk site should I have my name drawn out (so not accused of corruption grin)...

FrillyMilly Thu 28-Nov-13 17:47:09

I am a huge fan and regularly refer to your books. I would like to know when you will be back on our screens but since it's already been asked, what are your favourite Christmas recipes?

fishybits Thu 28-Nov-13 17:56:18

Hi Lorraine,

If you could only take 3 ingredients and 3 pieces of kitchen equipment to a desert island, what would they be and why? there is power on this mythical island

Throughly enjoy your books, your recipes actually work which can't be said for every TV chefs book!

amouseinawindmill Thu 28-Nov-13 18:40:30

Hi Lorraine
We use your baking recipes a lot at home, they always seem to work a dream.
But we have a problem, we cannot find your recipe for the biscuits with melted sweets in the middle (like stained glass): it is nearly Christmas and our tree will look bare without them!
Is this recipe in one of your books? I will buy it just on the strength of that recipe!
Thank you

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HectorVector Thu 28-Nov-13 20:28:17

Hello Lorraine, I'm after Christmas pudding ideas that are not Christmas pudding, Christmas cake or mince pies? I want something that tastes 'festive' but can't stand raisins or currants. It also needs to have no alcohol in it, because I have a 3 year old. Do you have any ideas?

LorrainePascale Thu 28-Nov-13 20:57:41

Gosh, this recipe is not in any books as was done for the christmas special. I will try and dig it out and put it on my website for you :-)

LorrainePascale Thu 28-Nov-13 20:59:16

HectorVector

Hello Lorraine, I'm after Christmas pudding ideas that are not Christmas pudding, Christmas cake or mince pies? I want something that tastes 'festive' but can't stand raisins or currants. It also needs to have no alcohol in it, because I have a 3 year old. Do you have any ideas?

How about a christmas yule log? with pomegranates on top and mint leaves. You could make it out of chocolate?

LorrainePascale Thu 28-Nov-13 21:00:00

amouseinawindmill

Hi Lorraine
We use your baking recipes a lot at home, they always seem to work a dream.
But we have a problem, we cannot find your recipe for the biscuits with melted sweets in the middle (like stained glass): it is nearly Christmas and our tree will look bare without them!
Is this recipe in one of your books? I will buy it just on the strength of that recipe!
Thank you

I will try and dig it out as it is not in any of the recipe books and if I find it I will put it on the website in time for Christmas :-)

RachelMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 28-Nov-13 21:00:29

It's all about food-glorious-food this week on Mumsnet (incase you haven't noticed we've got a brand spanking new food and recipes section) and we're delighted Lorraine agreed to join us tonight to kick off a series of seasonal food webchats. She's going to be answering your questions over the next hour, so please give a very warm welcome, maybe even raise a glass of mulled wine to the lovely Lorraine Pascale. And don't forget all those who join the discussion will be entered into a draw to win one of three copies of her latest book A Lighter Way to Bake. Over to you Lorraine...

ghmummy Thu 28-Nov-13 21:01:29

Hi lorraine love your books, ive got two and all the recipes came out perfect. Our toddler loved your pork belly recipe. I am Just looking for some christmas ideas for our fussy toddler and baby please. Thank-you

LorrainePascale Thu 28-Nov-13 21:01:54

fishybits

Hi Lorraine,

If you could only take 3 ingredients and 3 pieces of kitchen equipment to a desert island, what would they be and why? there is power on this mythical island

Throughly enjoy your books, your recipes actually work which can't be said for every TV chefs book!

Thanks very much for your message. I would take vanilla, fruit and some icecream, so I could always have delicious food. Equipment would be my kmix, slow cooker and chopping board, and with those things I would be sorted! Thanks for the comments, very much appreciated.

RachelMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 28-Nov-13 21:02:01

She beat me to it blush Lorraine is doing the webchat remotely this eve so do bear with us if we're not quite in synch. Welcome anyway Lorraine and thanks for joining us.

CatherineMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 28-Nov-13 21:02:44

Hi Lorraine, welcome to Mumsnet!

What's your top throw-it-together meal for an easy, yet delicious xmas eve?

LorrainePascale Thu 28-Nov-13 21:03:02

FrillyMilly

I am a huge fan and regularly refer to your books. I would like to know when you will be back on our screens but since it's already been asked, what are your favourite Christmas recipes?

I love a good mince pie. I do love them made with shortcrust pastry but also love them made with filo.... very tasty and light and using less dried fruit but more poached fresh fruit to add another flavour dimension and texture :-)

LorrainePascale Thu 28-Nov-13 21:03:39

LESuffolk

Also meant to add that I would give your book away as a prize on the Suffolk site should I have my name drawn out (so not accused of corruption grin)...

Please do contact Amy at James Grant and she may be able to help.

LorrainePascale Thu 28-Nov-13 21:04:06

RachelMumsnet

She beat me to it blush Lorraine is doing the webchat remotely this eve so do bear with us if we're not quite in synch. Welcome anyway Lorraine and thanks for joining us.

I am an eager beaver! Hello, nice to be here... x

HectorVector Thu 28-Nov-13 21:04:32

I can't believe I didn't think of a Yule log, my son would love that... I think I might have to practise first, I'm not sure I'm talented enough to make it look good. I think he'd turn his nose up at pomegranates though. smile

Thank you for answering my question.

LorrainePascale Thu 28-Nov-13 21:05:20

CatherineMumsnet

Hi Lorraine, welcome to Mumsnet!

What's your top throw-it-together meal for an easy, yet delicious xmas eve?

It would have to be something cooked in my slow cooker. Lamb perhaps or a joint of beef with lots of red wine, garlic, herbs, onions etc... yumbo and really easy. I just put it in the slow cooker in the morning and then it is all done and ready in time for dinner.

LorrainePascale Thu 28-Nov-13 21:05:58

HectorVector

I can't believe I didn't think of a Yule log, my son would love that... I think I might have to practise first, I'm not sure I'm talented enough to make it look good. I think he'd turn his nose up at pomegranates though. smile

Thank you for answering my question.

Hmmm, maybe some berries then :0)

LorrainePascale Thu 28-Nov-13 21:07:37

ghmummy

Hi lorraine love your books, ive got two and all the recipes came out perfect. Our toddler loved your pork belly recipe. I am Just looking for some christmas ideas for our fussy toddler and baby please. Thank-you

sounds like your toddler likes pork. How about some spare ribs or ribs with a sticky spicy sauce? They are so simply, just put the ribs in a tray with some ketchup, soy, honey salt and pepper, five spice and stuff and then pop them in the oven. quick and easy. There is a recipe in Home cooking made easy. I hope your family like them!

LorrainePascale Thu 28-Nov-13 21:08:15

RachelMumsnet

It's all about food-glorious-food this week on Mumsnet (incase you haven't noticed we've got a brand spanking new food and recipes section) and we're delighted Lorraine agreed to join us tonight to kick off a series of seasons food webchats. She's going to be answering your questions over the next hour, so please give a very warm welcome, maybe even raise a glass of mulled wine to the lovely Lorraine Pascale. And don't forget all those who join the discussion will be entered into a draw to win one of three copies of her latest book A Lighter Way to Bake. Over to you Lorraine...

I have just seen this. thank you :-)

LorrainePascale Thu 28-Nov-13 21:10:39

LESuffolk

Hi Lorraine,

I am the Editor of the Mumsnet Suffolk pages and wondered if I could post one of your recipes on our Facebook page here? We have one from 'A Girl Called Jack' but I wanted to ask your permission first.

Something easy, maybe festive and good to make with or for children would be lovely and all credit will be given.

I really love your books as does my daughter who is retraining as a Patissiere and she has asked me to ask you if you have any useful tips or advice for her regarding stages-where to apply, what would be a good one or general training and career tips?

Having you as a career role model has been good for her so thank you as she was a tad despairing that her original degree and career choice just wasn't for her and she knows you have worked in different careers before finding your metier.

Thanks!

I am sure it is fine to post one of the recipes. Just so I do not get in to trouble would you be able to contact Amy at james Grant first? Thanks! The best places to apply for jobs are hotels. They do afternoon teas usually and you can really learn about all aspects of patisserie much more than if you were working in a restaurant. I am flattered you say I am a role model. I admire her strength in changing course and having the courage to admit to herself that she was not doing the right degree. Good for her! And good luck

CatherineMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 28-Nov-13 21:11:24

Thanks Lorraine <puts slow cooker on xmas list>

LorrainePascale Thu 28-Nov-13 21:11:55

BarfaStewart

Hello Lorraine, I have a pastry question: I keep my (wooden) rolling pin in the fridge, so help keep the pastry cool which DH seems to think makes me a bit odd but, is it worth getting a marble/ceramic rolling pin instead.

Thank you.

It sounds like you are already doing the right thing and so there is no need to buy any more equipment

Calypso2 Thu 28-Nov-13 21:11:58

Hi Lorraine, I always fall down on gravy. The only time it seems to work is if I use gravy granules and then it always tastes a bit artificial. Any tips on good gravy - particularly for turkey? Also do you have any good recipes for stuffing? I get so bored of the one I make. Thanks Lorraine smile

LorrainePascale Thu 28-Nov-13 21:12:51

Annianni

Hi Lorraine,

Our favourites are the Oreo lollypops (they sold out straight away at our school cake sale)
And the 21st century bread.

My question is...

When will we be seeing you on tv again?

I will be on next year! There is a new show MKR which will be on sky on January, then in March I am doing a documentary on fostering and the new BBC show will be in August. I am glad you like the recipes!

cogilau Thu 28-Nov-13 21:13:29

Hi Lorraine!! I love your recipes ^^ can you tell me your tips to make The perfect muffin? I've always problems with it because it never get fluffy as I would! Thank you in advance!

Parsnipcake Thu 28-Nov-13 21:14:04

Hi Lorraine, I just want to say thankyou - you ate my daughter's idol. She is autistic and finds your writing style very easy to follow and your recipes always work, meaning she doesnt get frustrated! She is making a cake for a local bake off tomorrow with a chocolate/ mint theme, have you any suggestions for decorating the sides?

Parsnipcake Thu 28-Nov-13 21:14:25

Sorry are not ate!

LorrainePascale Thu 28-Nov-13 21:15:53

Calypso2

Hi Lorraine, I always fall down on gravy. The only time it seems to work is if I use gravy granules and then it always tastes a bit artificial. Any tips on good gravy - particularly for turkey? Also do you have any good recipes for stuffing? I get so bored of the one I make. Thanks Lorraine smile

Once you have taken the bird out of the tin, tip out all but 2 tbsp of the fat/liquid left in there. Then in the corner of the tin add 1.5tbsp of flour and mix the flour in to a paste with the liquid. Then gradually add a glass of wine stirring all the time so that it does not go lumpy. Then turn up the heat and let this bubble away for about 4 minutes then add a good amount of stock about 500ml and leave all of this to bubble away for another 5minutes or so scrapping all of the goodness left over from the roast with a wooden spoon. Then taste your gravy, if it does not taste too strong, add salt and pepper and you can even add Worcestershire (cannot spell that) sauce until you get it just right. You can sieve it now or serve it as it is... Good luck! I love a good chestnut, apple and sage stuffing.. really tasty.

LorrainePascale Thu 28-Nov-13 21:17:52

Parsnipcake

Hi Lorraine, I just want to say thankyou - you ate my daughter's idol. She is autistic and finds your writing style very easy to follow and your recipes always work, meaning she doesnt get frustrated! She is making a cake for a local bake off tomorrow with a chocolate/ mint theme, have you any suggestions for decorating the sides?

That is so so nice to hear! She could decorate the cake with matchstick makers? I have seen people make an I can't believe you made that cake with kitkats around the side also. Tweet me a picture if you get the chance I would love to see the cake. And thank you for your kind words

LorrainePascale Thu 28-Nov-13 21:18:45

cogilau

Hi Lorraine!! I love your recipes ^^ can you tell me your tips to make The perfect muffin? I've always problems with it because it never get fluffy as I would! Thank you in advance!

Hello there! Muffins stop being fluffy when they are over worked, which just means stirred to much. So when you are mixing the ingredients together use as few 'stirs' as you possibly can for a lovely fluffy bake.

ghmummy Thu 28-Nov-13 21:18:55

That sounds lovely thank-you. I have that book i shall have to look up the recipe. Perhaps i could blend a little for the baby with some vegetables?

LorrainePascale Thu 28-Nov-13 21:19:05

cogilau

Hi Lorraine!! I love your recipes ^^ can you tell me your tips to make The perfect muffin? I've always problems with it because it never get fluffy as I would! Thank you in advance!

And thank you for the lovely comment!

Parsnipcake Thu 28-Nov-13 21:19:34

Lorraine that's a great idea, we will definitely tweet you! We are a foster family and it's great to have high profile role models for our children x

Hotbot Thu 28-Nov-13 21:20:05

Hi Lorraine,
Who is your foody hero.
We have also had much success with your recipes in his house.

Meglet Thu 28-Nov-13 21:20:34

Hi lorraine,

Were you an ethusiastic cook as a child or did you only get stuck into it after your modelling career?

LorrainePascale Thu 28-Nov-13 21:21:06

ghmummy

That sounds lovely thank-you. I have that book i shall have to look up the recipe. Perhaps i could blend a little for the baby with some vegetables?

Gosh, sorry. I did not see the recipes for your baby. I would love to do a baby cookbook at some point. Have you seen the recipes for babies by Anabel Karmel... I think that is her name. Her baby food recipe are really good. I used to make them for my daughter when she was little. Hope this helps.

LorrainePascale Thu 28-Nov-13 21:21:53

Meglet

Hi lorraine,

Were you an ethusiastic cook as a child or did you only get stuck into it after your modelling career?

Hello there, I was an enthusiastic eater but not so much a cook. They used to call me hollow legs. When I was modelling I was not so much in to cooking at all and it was not until my thirties that I fell in love with cooking food

LorrainePascale Thu 28-Nov-13 21:23:02

Hotbot

Hi Lorraine,
Who is your foody hero.
We have also had much success with your recipes in his house.

Thank you. It is nice to hear such positive feedback about the recipes and I am glad you are having success with them. I admire Michel Roux Jnr very much. He really really knows his food. I trained in French classical cuisine and he is the master of that.

LorrainePascale Thu 28-Nov-13 21:23:46

Parsnipcake

Lorraine that's a great idea, we will definitely tweet you! We are a foster family and it's great to have high profile role models for our children x

Bless you! So pleased you are a foster family. Good for you and please say hello to everyone there :-) xxx

LorrainePascale Thu 28-Nov-13 21:24:43

ptpan

Omg!!
Lorraine I absolutely love you!as does my Dh,for the simple reason that everything I cook from your book 'home cooking made easy' actually works!
I'm not the best cook at all,but the recipes are easy to follow and I haven't yet had anything that hasnt come out less than perfect.
Im actually going to make your chicken teriyaki dish in about 10mins,made it last week for the first time-massive hit,dh said it was better than a takeaway-praise indeed.
Also made your raspberry muffins yesterday which are amazing and dh took one to work today and text me saying people had 'muffin envy'
Sorry having really got a question just your book has made cooking and baking so enjoyable for me so Thankyou sooooo much!!

And thank you for your lovely lovely comments. Happy cooking

Hotbot Thu 28-Nov-13 21:25:24

Sorry lat question if nobody minds
What will you,be eating on Xmas day. We are full in trad. Dinner in our,house.

LorrainePascale Thu 28-Nov-13 21:25:38

gaggiagirl

Hi Lorraine!

Who is cooking your Christmas dinner? If you are doing it tell us all about it.

You are beautiful as is your cooking style.
Can't wait to see you on tv again.

Thanks so much. My father is cooking the dinner this year so I can put my feet up! You are very kind with your comments and I am so thrilled you like my cooking style. Have fun cooking. LP :-)

LorrainePascale Thu 28-Nov-13 21:26:37

Hotbot

Sorry lat question if nobody minds
What will you,be eating on Xmas day. We are full in trad. Dinner in our,house.

Oh we will be too, totally. Lots of lovely roast Turkey with all the usual trimmings. My dad will be cooking and he likes to keep things simply but very tasty smile

LorrainePascale Thu 28-Nov-13 21:28:31

NumTumRedRum

Hi Lorraine, I love your recipes, they all work beautifully. I even tried the chorizo fougasse ... and it worked! What's your tip for lightening mince pies? I love them but they are high in fat and sugar. Thanks in advance!

Thank you. I have a recipe in my new book a lighter way to bake which is for mince pies but I use filo pastry and lots of fresh fruit in place of some of the dried fruit. I hope that helps.

LorrainePascale Thu 28-Nov-13 21:29:25

DeathByLaundry

Lorraine you are my current girl crush blush

It's my DH's birthday on Saturday. I'd love to make him something impressive but easy (I can make basic stuff but mostly puddings and muffiny things, all very forgiving). Any suggestions?

You could do a swiss roll. It is super quick and simple. I have one in my book, Baking Made Easy.... Good luck.

LorrainePascale Thu 28-Nov-13 21:30:54

Shelley11

HI Lorraine
Love your recipes finally someone's recipes who actually turn out the same as the book I love them. Also when are you coming to Western Australia?
We would love to have you over here. smile

I am glad the recipes are working out well for you! I almost moved to Western Australia when I was younger! I love love love Australia. Some of my friends call me an honorary Aussie as I am there so much. I would love to come to WA at some point. I know it is so beautiful over there. You are so lucky to live there :-)

LorrainePascale Thu 28-Nov-13 21:32:25

DeathByLaundry

Lorraine you are my current girl crush blush

It's my DH's birthday on Saturday. I'd love to make him something impressive but easy (I can make basic stuff but mostly puddings and muffiny things, all very forgiving). Any suggestions?

Girl Crush... I blush! blush

LorrainePascale Thu 28-Nov-13 21:32:55

CatherineMumsnet

Thanks Lorraine <puts slow cooker on xmas list>

ha ha!

Calypso2 Thu 28-Nov-13 21:34:19

Thanks for answering my question. I'll definitely give the gravy a go. I've got your book Home Cooking Made Easy. Can you tell me about the latest book. I'm presuming it's all low fat recipes? Can it be used for families as well? What are your favourite recipes in the new book?

LorrainePascale Thu 28-Nov-13 21:36:52

Calypso2

Thanks for answering my question. I'll definitely give the gravy a go. I've got your book Home Cooking Made Easy. Can you tell me about the latest book. I'm presuming it's all low fat recipes? Can it be used for families as well? What are your favourite recipes in the new book?

You are welcome. The new book is called a lighter way to bake and it is for families for sure. Some recipes have reduced fat and some have reduced sugar and increased fibre. There are both sweet baking recipes in there and some savoury ones also, so lots of meals for making for when the children come home from school. I hope this helps.

RachelMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 28-Nov-13 21:42:28

Can we ask a couple of questions from Mumsnet HQ: Firstly what's your favourite fail-safe dish that cook for friends and family? And secondly your favourite bedtime story (a bit of a departure I know but it's something we ask all our guests) and finally (you may have answered this last time but it could have changed... your favourite biscuit?

amouseinawindmill Thu 28-Nov-13 21:43:41

Thank you for answering my question about the melted sweet biscuits; I will look out for it on your website nearer Christmas. Then my son and husband can do their annual turn the kitchen into a tip male bonding baking!

LorrainePascale Thu 28-Nov-13 21:45:19

RachelMumsnet

Can we ask a couple of questions from Mumsnet HQ: Firstly what's your favourite fail-safe dish that cook for friends and family? And secondly your favourite bedtime story (a bit of a departure I know but it's something we ask all our guests) and finally (you may have answered this last time but it could have changed... your favourite biscuit?

1. Favourite family dish is baked lentil and bean cottage pie- which is in my newest book a lighter way to bake (shameless plug there mumsnetters, forgive me)
2. Favourite bedtime story is Cinderalla
3. Favourite biscuit is a chocolate digestive...
:-)

LorrainePascale Thu 28-Nov-13 21:45:42

amouseinawindmill

Thank you for answering my question about the melted sweet biscuits; I will look out for it on your website nearer Christmas. Then my son and husband can do their annual turn the kitchen into a tip male bonding baking!

Sounds perfect :-)

BarfaStewart Thu 28-Nov-13 21:51:56

Woohoo! Thank you, I shall tell DH that you think it's good to keep my rolling pin in the fridge, and thus shall withhold mince pies.

LorrainePascale Thu 28-Nov-13 21:54:34

BarfaStewart

Woohoo! Thank you, I shall tell DH that you think it's good to keep my rolling pin in the fridge, and thus shall withhold mince pies.

smile

mum2jakie Thu 28-Nov-13 21:56:13

No questions but just wanted to let you know how much my sons (ages 11 and 6) enjoy your cookery programmes. (I think they want to be adopted by you!)

We even attempted your version of tikka masala and it turned out to be perfectly edible and enjoyed by all my picky eaters so thank you very much!

I'd also be interested in your involvement with the Trussel trust (something I access on a professional basis) and am curious about the reasons that led to that? I think you are also a patron for TACT fostering?

LESuffolk Thu 28-Nov-13 21:58:34

Thank you Lorraine for answering my questions and I will contact Amy. My daughter sends her thanks and appreciation. Merry Christmas!

RachelMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 28-Nov-13 22:01:28

Thanks Lorraine, it's been great once again. Good luck with all your ventures in the new year and do let us know when the documentary on fostering is going to be aired. It feels a bit early to say Happy Christmas but we do hope you have a good 'un. Thanks to everyone who joined the webchat tonight.

The names have been drawn out of a hat and we're happy to reveal the winners of Lorraine's latest book Lighter Way to Bake are....NumTumRedRum, Parsnipcake and ghmummy. Congratulations ! We'll pm you with details.

LorrainePascale Thu 28-Nov-13 22:03:14

mum2jakie

No questions but just wanted to let you know how much my sons (ages 11 and 6) enjoy your cookery programmes. (I think they want to be adopted by you!)

We even attempted your version of tikka masala and it turned out to be perfectly edible and enjoyed by all my picky eaters so thank you very much!

I'd also be interested in your involvement with the Trussel trust (something I access on a professional basis) and am curious about the reasons that led to that? I think you are also a patron for TACT fostering?

Thank you for your comments about the cookery show, I am really glad that your sons like it. The trussel trust was something which is close to my heart due to my past, so it was good to get involved. And TACT is a matter close to my heart also from childhood :-)

LorrainePascale Thu 28-Nov-13 22:05:13

RachelMumsnet

Thanks Lorraine, it's been great once again. Good luck with all your ventures in the new year and do let us know when the documentary on fostering is going to be aired. It feels a bit early to say Happy Christmas but we do hope you have a good 'un. Thanks to everyone who joined the webchat tonight.

The names have been drawn out of a hat and we're happy to reveal the winners of Lorraine's latest book Lighter Way to Bake are....NumTumRedRum, Parsnipcake and ghmummy. Congratulations ! We'll pm you with details.

Thank you very much for having me at Mumsnet albeit remotely! It was great chatting to everyone and I hope that people gained some useful tips. Happy Christmas to you also and congratulations to the book winner. LP :-)

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