Jamie Oliver

forum: Food & Drink

Subscribe to forums RSS

#1 Wed 28 Mar 07 9:09pm

Maree

Forum super champ
From Newcastle, Australia
Member since Sat 10 Mar 07

Don't you hate it when given a recipe and something "vital" is missing

Was given a recipe 20+ years ago for a Greek recipe : soft meringue with caramel.

I know the rules with meringue and caramel but this (caramel is poured over cooked meringue "never" works for me).

Any ideas?

Loathe ppl who "give recipes" and leave something vital out.

Why bother giving the recipe in the first place?

Maree


"Cook with love and laughter ..."
    Likes (0)

#2 Wed 28 Mar 07 11:50pm

ZORZOU

Forum champ
Occupation STAYING AWAKE BECAUSE OF MY SECOND BABY!!
From ATHENS - HELLAS
Member since Sun 15 Oct 06

Re: Don't you hate it when given a recipe and something "vital" is missing

Maree-in-Sydney wrote:

Was given a recipe 20+ years ago for a Greek recipe : soft meringue with caramel.

I know the rules with meringue and caramel but this (caramel is poured over cooked meringue "never" works for me).

Any ideas?

Loathe ppl who "give recipes" and leave something vital out.

Why bother giving the recipe in the first place?

Maree

to say afterwards that you can't make anything right as they do!!! tongue  wink

Unforunately many greek mothers in law do it wink  cool .........

    Likes (0)

#3 Thu 29 Mar 07 1:34am

Maree

Forum super champ
From Newcastle, Australia
Member since Sat 10 Mar 07

Re: Don't you hate it when given a recipe and something "vital" is missing

So I'm not just the Anglo daughter in law.
Would rather she said it was a "family" recipe. Will pass it on ...grrr to make it over and over (never to work) and her saying "I never have a problem with it, dear, you must be doing something wrong", makes me want to scream!

Have even done Jamie's trick, if egg whites are beaten enough, you can hold the bowl over your head and it stays in the bowl.

As for making a light caramel, gimme a break!

Perhaps one day it'll work for me or, better still, I'll improve on the original recipe and really irk them!


"Cook with love and laughter ..."
    Likes (0)

#4 Fri 30 Mar 07 2:52pm

ZORZOU

Forum champ
Occupation STAYING AWAKE BECAUSE OF MY SECOND BABY!!
From ATHENS - HELLAS
Member since Sun 15 Oct 06

Re: Don't you hate it when given a recipe and something "vital" is missing

lol Oh, definitely not!! You are just another meen old witch who has taken that poor moms' little (naive) boy lol
No matter if this boy has passed 30+ yrs agoooooo!!! lol

    Likes (0)

#5 Fri 30 Mar 07 3:16pm

Maree

Forum super champ
From Newcastle, Australia
Member since Sat 10 Mar 07

Re: Don't you hate it when given a recipe and something "vital" is missing

Hi, friend. This "little" boy is mid 50s and his mummy (85) would still chew up his food and put in his mouth (like a bird does) to save him the trouble of cutting up food and chewing it!

But I've had so-called friends leave out ingredients/change quantities and leave out steps in recipes.

Why can't they just say "This is a family recipe and, sorry, I can't give it out. Glad you enjoyed it"?


"Cook with love and laughter ..."
    Likes (0)

Powered by PunBB.