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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.

UnChartered Tue 19-Mar-13 14:55:53

any more veggie/fish recipes coming up, Catherine?

JammySplodger Wed 20-Mar-13 12:12:21

I'll do the stir fry turkey if you like, when would you like the feedback by?

zipzap Wed 20-Mar-13 22:18:03

Catherine - I've filled in the form for the choc cherry nut flapjacks and the garlicy creamy mushrooms but just realised that I did it in a hurry and forgot about photos.

Do you still want photos of them - and if so, where should I send them please - I can't remember...

CatherineHMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 21-Mar-13 14:34:15

Zipzap - yes, photos would be great. I'll PM you my email.

CatherineHMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 21-Mar-13 14:38:29

UnChartered - yes loads of Veggies ones about to come up.

JammySplodger - if you could do the turkey one this week that would be very useful - feedback by Sunday?

ouryve Thu 21-Mar-13 14:39:52

Oooh, is this still ongoing?

UnChartered Thu 21-Mar-13 14:44:17

<happy dance>

ooh, sorry blush

CatherineHMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 21-Mar-13 15:24:07

ourvye - yes it is. We'll have a load more recipes up for testing next week. But we still have beef brisket one (see above) that needs testing - you interested?

JammySplodger Thu 21-Mar-13 15:35:13

Yep, by Sunday should be fine.

ShrewveTuesday Thu 21-Mar-13 15:40:05

I'm happy to do some veggie ones.

CatherineHMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 21-Mar-13 16:35:10

JammySplodger - good stuff!

ShrewveTuesday - great - will be posting recipes up early next week.

ouryve Thu 21-Mar-13 16:45:22

Not beef - it doesn't agree with me, I'm afraid (which is a shame, because it tastes lovely)

Pootles2010 Thu 21-Mar-13 16:48:25

Am I way too late to do this?

beanandspud Thu 21-Mar-13 21:16:00

If it's not too late I'll help, just let me know what you need me to do.

CatherineHMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 25-Mar-13 14:14:12

Beanandspud and Pootles2010 - are either of you able to do the beef brisket?

Pootles2010 Mon 25-Mar-13 14:20:01

Yes but will be towards end of week as still have huge leg of lamb in fridge from yesterday. Is that ok?

SimnelCakeEggspeggtations Mon 25-Mar-13 14:27:44

I can try the brisket later this week too.

BadRoly Mon 25-Mar-13 14:31:42

Oh I would love to if I'm not too late to the party!

PhylisStein Mon 25-Mar-13 20:58:04

Yes please - I am usually a MN lurker - but I love to cook and I think I'm getting quite good - so I've come out of the shadows with my arm in the air volunteering for active duty.

CatherineHMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 26-Mar-13 14:59:46

Pootles - that would be great - thanks!

CatherineHMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 26-Mar-13 15:08:24

simnelCakeEggspeggtations - thanks!

BadRoly and PhylisStein - watch this space as I'll be putting some recipes up for testing very soon....

PhylisStein Wed 27-Mar-13 08:45:17

Great - thanks CatherineHMumsnet

PhylisStein Wed 27-Mar-13 08:45:36

Great - thanks CatherineHMumsnet

beanandspud Wed 27-Mar-13 10:56:40

Yes, I'll have a go at the brisket!

wibblyjelly Wed 27-Mar-13 12:00:19

I'd love to have a go at any recipes you can send my way smile

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