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Would you like to help us test recipes for the Mumsnet Cookbook?

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CatherineHMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 24-Sep-12 13:02:59

Shhh .. don't tell everyone but we're working on a top secret new project in the form of The Mumsnet Cookbook and we need your help.

We'd like to get together a Mumsnet Cookbook cookery group to stop us from piling on the pounds help us test these shortlisted recipes.

Each volunteer will be allocated a recipe which they'll then cook for their family and give us some feedback on how easy, hard, good, bad, expensive etc they are and whether they'd make it again. All the recipes chosen were submitted over the years by Mumsnetters, so there shouldn't be any outlandish shock or particularly difficult to source ingredients - and they should all be pretty easy to make (we hope!).

As a thank-you, we'll be putting everyone who helps out into a prize draw to win a Bloomsbury cookbook.

And if that's not enough of an incentive, everyone who helps will have their *Mumsnetter nickname featured in the cookbook's acknowledgements.

CatherineHMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 17-Jan-13 10:53:49

Kyrptonite - have PMd you.

Melty Thu 17-Jan-13 13:16:16

Happy to try either of the other recipes if required, although, like Gazzlw, dont want to prevent anyone else from having a go...

CatherineHMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 17-Jan-13 15:04:59

Melty - will you do the pizza dough?

ScienceRocks Thu 17-Jan-13 17:55:11

I can test the chicken if you want.

Melty Fri 18-Jan-13 17:40:53

Oops, thought I had replied here.
Yes, I'll give the pizza a go

gazzalw Mon 21-Jan-13 11:50:08

Have made the meringues and done the feedback survey, Catherine. Looking foreward to having them later on with whipped cream and raspberries or strawberries!

CatherineHMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 21-Jan-13 11:52:29

Hi Melty and ScienceRocks - thanks. Let me know when you've tested and added the feedback. Will also PM you.

CatherineHMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 21-Jan-13 11:53:03

Thanks Gazzlw!

CatherineHMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 23-Jan-13 15:00:13

More recipes for testing....

strawberry sundae

apple and blackberry crumble

White choc ices

Spaghetti with pesto, ham and peas

breakfast boost smoothie

If you're interested in helping us test these this week, let me know here or PM me.


gazzalw Wed 23-Jan-13 16:42:19

We'll do the blackberry and apple crumble Catherine if that's okay?

ScienceRocks Wed 23-Jan-13 18:12:18

Yep, fine to do the chicken.

CatherineHMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 24-Jan-13 14:42:10

ScienceRocks - great. Do you have the link for feedback? If not - here it is.

CatherineHMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 24-Jan-13 14:48:26

Gazzalw - you sure? That'd be great!

CatherineHMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 24-Jan-13 14:51:43

Some new ones added to our list for testing - if anyone can help this week and over the weekend - here they are:

Strawberry sundae

White Choc Ices

Spaghetti with pesto, ham and peas

Breakfast Boost Smoothie

Pizza Rice

Coronation Chicken

Let me know either here or on by PM if you'd like to test a recipe, and one you're done - add your feedback here.

And if you can take a pic of the finished dish while you're at it - that'd be very much appreciated.

OvO Thu 24-Jan-13 15:00:58

Can I volunteer for the strawberry sundae and the breakfast boost smoothie please?

Kittycatcat Thu 24-Jan-13 15:24:39

Oh yes please. I'm desperate for new recipes.

JammySplodger Thu 24-Jan-13 15:48:37

We'll have a go at the Coronation Chicken if you like - I'm very fond of it and DH has been after some new sandwich fillings.

Kittycatcat Thu 24-Jan-13 16:19:58

I can try the spaghetti

CatherineHMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 24-Jan-13 16:25:33

Ov0 - yes please to both
JammySplodger - I'll put you down for the Coronation Chicken
Kittycatcat - great if you could do the spaghetti

Are you all able to do it by Monday do you think?

PoppadomPreach Thu 24-Jan-13 16:27:10

I'll do the pizza rice.

CatherineHMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 24-Jan-13 16:36:00

PoppadomPreach - thanks!

CatherineHMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 24-Jan-13 16:36:39

It's always good to have two people doing each recipe, so even if someone's nabbed it - let me know if you'd also like to test it too.

Jayne266 Thu 24-Jan-13 17:34:13

I am interested

Kittycatcat Thu 24-Jan-13 17:35:26

I can probably do it ON Monday. Would that be ok?

AppleOgies Thu 24-Jan-13 17:45:32

I will try the white choc ices... I can do it this weekend.

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