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what was your mums SNAZZIEST recipe when you were little

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FluffyMummy123 Thu 10-Jan-08 13:47:25

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FluffyMummy123 Thu 10-Jan-08 13:54:50

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Slouchy Thu 10-Jan-08 13:55:08

Homemade yoghurt. In a special thing like a big flask. It was RANK. mind you, that was in the days when yog meant over-sweet Ski stramb, peach melba or hazelnut hmm only. I would prob find it palatable these days.
(perhaps not)

Mercy Thu 10-Jan-08 13:55:08

My mum had a couple of Elizabeth David's books and a Patience Gray one. I don't really remember them being used much.

Actually I do remember she used to make moussaka.

Scramble Thu 10-Jan-08 13:55:12

Homemade yogurt , not snazzy until she added umpteen spoons of sugar and a dash of green food colouring [wow]

keeptakingthetablets Thu 10-Jan-08 13:55:31

It was curry in our house too, but the exotica was the "cymbals" - I think it was meant to be sambals, and she thought it was terribly terribly chic - banana slices, with yoghurt and coconut - all prepared around 24 hours in advance so you got that lovely brown sludge island effect.

She nearly laid an egg when the local fine fare started stocking mango chutney.

FluffyMummy123 Thu 10-Jan-08 13:55:32

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Blu Thu 10-Jan-08 13:55:42

Baked Alaska was the one that really impressed us!

We would beg and mither without mercy.

kittylouise Thu 10-Jan-08 13:56:01

slouchy - my gran had a fanny craddock moment and made curry with a tin of homepride curry sauce, heinz mulligatwny soup and sultanas and bananas. I think the sultanas and banana turned it from her normally disgusting cooking to the devil's own food.

My gran was quite funny when she 'discovered' pasta. What seemed like an 8-foot long packet of spaghetti (wrapped in blue paper) and her own special bolognese sauce (god only knows what the hell was in that). Have a strong memory of gran trying to strong-arm the spaghetti into a cauldron sized pan, then giving up and snapping the spaghetti strands in rage.

FluffyMummy123 Thu 10-Jan-08 13:56:11

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Scramble Thu 10-Jan-08 13:56:15

Mum didn't have the cookery year one but did have the bero one but.....

I have the cookery year and the bero book blush

Tutter Thu 10-Jan-08 13:56:29

i still like to put a few baked beans in my chilli

try it

poshwellies Thu 10-Jan-08 13:56:35

*remembers hazlenut Ski yogurts..........ewwww

FluffyMummy123 Thu 10-Jan-08 13:56:52

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FluffyMummy123 Thu 10-Jan-08 13:57:14

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CountessDracula Thu 10-Jan-08 13:57:29

My mother told me the other day that they felt that they really were very sophisicated when they served some grilled grapefruit dish hmm


FluffyMummy123 Thu 10-Jan-08 13:57:58

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Tutter Thu 10-Jan-08 13:59:06

my mum still sometimes serves oj as a starter

we have to sit there, sipping from time to time, hands on laps twixt sips

farking ludicrous

OrmIrian Thu 10-Jan-08 13:59:17

Home-made yoghurt made in a sort of plug in box with pot shaped holes in it. I don't think it was all that nice..

FluffyMummy123 Thu 10-Jan-08 13:59:29

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kittylouise Thu 10-Jan-08 13:59:33

Gran made Black Forest Gateau one year for one of my birthday parties (must have been about 8) made as a show off to my friend's parents.

Remember her fretting over the thing for hours, then on the day of the party not a soul was allowed to touch it ('shoo' to all my friends who all wanted a bit)

Scramble Thu 10-Jan-08 13:59:36

Oh yes we had a snazzy soda stream lol

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FluffyMummy123 Thu 10-Jan-08 13:59:46

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FluffyMummy123 Thu 10-Jan-08 14:00:07

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kittylouise Thu 10-Jan-08 14:00:51

lol tutter.

Or take a hipflask of vodka and add to the oj

When I was a waitress in early 90s worked in hotel that still served juice as a starter (but you had a choice of orange, grapefruit or tomato woo hoo!)

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