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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 08-May-14 16:15:18

Emails went out just now - so look out for them in your inbox.

Fillybuster Thu 08-May-14 15:14:04

Fab - we're still using a couple of the recipes I tested on a regular basis!

CatherineHMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 06-May-14 12:40:06

Popping back on to let everyone who helped test for the book know that we've arranged a thank-you in the form of an exclusive 50% off deal for Top Bananas! the Mumsnet cookbook.

We'll be emailing you all over the coming days with the details of how to use your discount code - so watch out for it in your inboxes.

followingcharlie Wed 09-Oct-13 11:41:20

Yes please. I would love to test some of the recipes for the book smile

CatherineHMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 09-Oct-13 11:27:25

we've now picked the 10 testers who win a cookbook from Bloomsbury. They can each choose one book from a selection of Paul Hollywood’s How to Bake, the Polpo cookbook and Hugh F-W's new book Fruit.
And the winning testers are:


Congratulations!! We'll be PM-ing/emailing you shortly. And thanks to everyone who helped.

Arion Mon 29-Apr-13 20:08:03

Ooh, forgot picture.

Arion Mon 29-Apr-13 20:06:33

Right, made cabbage bake, have fed back via the monkey survey link further up thread.

The recipe was quite nice but needs serious work, part of the instructions are missing and it could be made much simpler.

My husband has just cooked some fish and said the veg goes nicely with it though! I think it's more of a side dish than a main, it doesn't have much oomph, to eat by itself.

CatherineHMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 25-Apr-13 09:21:36

Blatherskite - great, let us know how you get on.

Blatherskite Wed 24-Apr-13 17:07:06

posting to try and get this into my threads I'm on. Making cabbage-y thing tomorrow.

CatherineHMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 24-Apr-13 15:29:18

PhylisStein, BadRoly and Snoworneahva - thanks!

Arion - have PMd you.

Still looking for testers for the creamy greens and cabbage bake....

Arion Tue 23-Apr-13 14:48:03

Hi Catherine, I'm happy to try the new pasta sauce and the cabbage and creamy green bake. I can do them this week if that's not too late?

Have only just found this thread, gutted its taken so long!

snoworneahva Sun 21-Apr-13 11:02:02

I can do the haloumi kebabs today!

PhylisStein Sun 21-Apr-13 10:08:41

Feed back given on 13/4

BadRoly Tue 16-Apr-13 20:45:48

Although I have just read the new pasta sauce recipe and fancy that one too but it might be a bit much all in one week! grin

BadRoly Tue 16-Apr-13 20:44:38

Done the first tomato pasta sauce and fedback.

CatherineHMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 16-Apr-13 17:09:34

Whoops. Try it again now and it should work.

ClaraOswald Tue 16-Apr-13 17:00:38

Catherine, that tomato past sauce link came up with GReek style BBQ kebabs

CatherineHMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 16-Apr-13 16:42:47

So - we have three recipes that still need testing good Mumsnetters.

A new tomato pasta sauce....

Cabbage and greens creamy bake

Halloumi kebabs

If you'd like to do them and have time this week (ideally we need two people to do each of them) please post below on this thread.

CatherineHMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 16-Apr-13 11:38:13

Blatherskite - would you like to try that cabbage recipe too?

CatherineHMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 16-Apr-13 11:37:29

ElleSarcasmo - can we tempt you with this one instead?

Quick cabbage and greens creamy bake

dimdommilpot Mon 15-Apr-13 19:40:42

Cauliflower done, feedback left. Thanks

Blatherskite Mon 15-Apr-13 19:40:24

Sauce made and feedback submitted.

It wasn't a huge hit which is a bit disappointing.

I'm happy to try another recipe if needed?

ElleSarcasmo Mon 15-Apr-13 14:02:03

Do you still need a tester for the curry recipe? If so can I volunteer my services?

CatherineHMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 15-Apr-13 10:14:32

BadRoly thanks - if you are able to do it tomorrow and post feedback via that link asap that would be great.

ControlGeek - thanks for your feedback - sounded lovely.

Dimdommilpot - thanks for your feedback, sorry it didn't go well for you.

PhylisStein - are you able to post feedback today?

Baltherskite - how did you get on with the sauce?

And for anyone wanting to post feedback - here's the link.

BadRoly Sun 14-Apr-13 14:49:06

Hi, got your message and am back. I'll do the tomato pasta sauce, probably on Tuesday smile

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