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quick quick quick baking question, help now please!

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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?

TIA

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

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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

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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??

<<PASSES SLUR A PAPER BAG FOR BREATHING INTO>>

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

hold on - will search - wait there!

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

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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

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

Think DD has birthday tomorrow

[frowns with concentration]

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

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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.

Sigh.

<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

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

Blimey Slur

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

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