Advanced search

quick quick quick baking question, help now please!

(31 Posts)
S1ur Fri 12-Sep-08 21:32:52

Right doing this NOW and don't have any evaporated milk or (prob) vanilla extract.

What can I use instead?


S1ur Fri 12-Sep-08 21:34:41

can I boil and reduce normal milk?
Use condensed milk with less sugar in cake?

arrgh cream?????

watsthestory Fri 12-Sep-08 21:34:42

Message withdrawn

S1ur Fri 12-Sep-08 21:35:39

Or miss it completely theres only 5 tbsps after all?

Just use normal milk?

watsthestory Fri 12-Sep-08 21:35:39

Message withdrawn

S1ur Fri 12-Sep-08 21:37:10

okay I'm going with condensed unless someone screams noooooooo at me

S1ur Fri 12-Sep-08 21:37:29

Thanks wats!!

S1ur Fri 12-Sep-08 21:38:36

No one?

Okay then condensed it is.

BoysAreLikeDogs Fri 12-Sep-08 21:39:53

Condensed will be fine.

Did you find vanilla??


Habbibu Fri 12-Sep-08 21:40:01

hold on - will search - wait there!

watsthestory Fri 12-Sep-08 21:41:32

Message withdrawn

Habbibu Fri 12-Sep-08 21:43:48

Look at the pumpkin pie thing here - gives you something of an idea of what the substitutes do.

FairLadyRantALot Fri 12-Sep-08 21:44:10

have you got any booze, like rum or brandy...or do you have a vanilla pod?

Habbibu Fri 12-Sep-08 21:45:05

Oh also this.

Habbibu Fri 12-Sep-08 21:46:16

And finally this... <waits for Slur to bash her round the head with cake tin>

S1ur Fri 12-Sep-08 21:53:06

Oh thankyou! Okay so condensed ok, just checked- doesn't say unsweetened but I will just put a little bit less sugar in.

Vanilla pods no, bugger. I weirdly have rose farking water why???????????????????? But no vanilla extract!

I have vanilla ice cream? <desperate>

S1ur Fri 12-Sep-08 21:53:32

<getting frantic now>

Habbibu Fri 12-Sep-08 21:55:13

Stuff vanilla - nigella is a bit obsessed with it - will be fine without.

BoysAreLikeDogs Fri 12-Sep-08 21:55:58

Don't worry about no vanilla, just go ahead and bake the cake.

Vanilla is over rated IME wink

watsthestory Fri 12-Sep-08 21:57:45

Message withdrawn

BoysAreLikeDogs Fri 12-Sep-08 21:58:44

Think DD has birthday tomorrow

[frowns with concentration]

watsthestory Fri 12-Sep-08 21:59:33

Message withdrawn

S1ur Fri 12-Sep-08 22:40:12

Well it is done. But good god I must be out of kilter I have never made so many fuck ups in one sodding cake before. I made too little so had to make another batch, in which I forgot to add salt and cocoa, s'oky I mix them in - then tried to mix the two batches together whilst in baking tin.

At whic point I realised I hadn't put greaseproof paper in, so out cam mix - wash tin, line it, back goes mix. Into oven. Me with wine.


<big sloppy mwahs for Boysie remembering dd grin ... and have an excellent weekend yourself matey>

....I think the cake smelled a bit like hash. Is that usual Nigella style or did I make one fuck up too many? hmm

Right off to make sausage rolls - bring it ON Delia!

watsthestory Fri 12-Sep-08 22:42:18

Message withdrawn

BoysAreLikeDogs Fri 12-Sep-08 22:43:06

Blimey Slur

You don't do things by halves, eh???

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now