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#11 Mon 02 Apr 07 5:39pm

Anna

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Re: Easter and Lent...

Haha, good idea: could try injecting it with Polyfilla or something, for that added resistance.  Or maybe I'm taking this too far.

Can't you have something like carob?  Health food and almost like chocolate...?

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#12 Mon 02 Apr 07 6:51pm

Katja

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Re: Easter and Lent...

sounds like a lovely dinner youll make georgie for the family  smile

im sure youll do just fine not eating gluten  smile

Last edited by Katja (Mon 02 Apr 07 6:53pm)

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#13 Mon 02 Apr 07 8:00pm

mummza

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Re: Easter and Lent...

When I was very young a Great Aunt used to send us some 'Jersey Wonders' that she had made.
These used to be traditional Easter food in Jersey, but I am not sure if the tradition is still going.
The Jersey Wonders used to be a small sort of knotted pastry afair, very plain  . I seem to remember that they were similar in a way to a doughnut, mainly because they were fried...............
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I have been on Google to look for a recipe...I found one and to my amazement I have managed to ...cut and paste it over to here.. big_smile ...I am glowing hear with pride everyone..I have never managed such a problomatic thing as cut and pasting before... Round of aplause for me please everyone lol


Jersey Wonders (Des Mervelles)
   The Jersey Wonder stall is a familiar sight at fund-raising events around the Island. 
  Traditionally, Jersey housewives cooked their Wonders as the tide went out. If they cooked them on an incoming tide, the fat in which the Wonders were cooked would invariably overflow the pan! The nearest English equivalent to the Jersey Wonder would be the doughnut, although Wonders are never coated in sugar, nor filled with jam.

This recipe makes around 40 wonders

INGREDIENTS
1 ½ Ib self-raising flour
4 oz butter
8 oz caster sugar
6 eggs

METHOD

Sieve flour and sugar and rub in butter, chopped into small pieces. Add whisked eggs to make a light dough.

With floured hands make the dough into golf ball sized shapes. Place these on a lightly floured tray and cover with a damp cloth for two hours.

Then roll out each of the balls into oblongs two inches x four inches.

With a sharp knife slit the centre of each oblong and twist the top end (of the oblong) through the slit.

Drop four to six Wonders at a time into a large pan of hot oil, cook for 2 minutes on each side until golden brown.

Drain on kitchen paper.

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#14 Mon 02 Apr 07 8:09pm

French_vanilla

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Re: Easter and Lent...

Hi Georgie,

Try Raymond Blanc's recipe for the "Gratin Dauphinois"... It's the real thing... the way mum cooks it at home... Yum!!! (PS: do not tell jamie please please pretty please  oops !)

Oh, the idea of the lamb is great... shoulders or leg of lamb butterflied with olive oil, rosemary, lemon zest and seasonings etc in the tray and in the oven... serve with a zesty green sauce... lovely... and some crusty bread...

French_vanilla

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#15 Mon 02 Apr 07 8:25pm

mummza

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Re: Easter and Lent...

We always have a roast leg of lamb for Easter Sunday lunch.
Very traditional. I tend to cook it quite simply on not a very high heat, but for quite a long time so that the meat is tender and the fat dispersed.

With the roast lamb, we shall be having just some nice vegetables and roast potatoes. Mint sauce.Gravy.
Nothing too fancy, just a good meal.

I am unsure as yet on a starter for the meal.
Desert, I was thinking along the lines of the lovely sounding chocolate cake that Anna wrote about, but I have a sneaky feeling that it might be too rich after the lamb !  so I may make that for tea on Easter Monday imstead!  So Desert is also undecided.

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#16 Mon 02 Apr 07 8:37pm

ANN

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Re: Easter and Lent...

Mummza,  thumbsup  for the recipe!!

Georgie,  You go girl with your fasting! tongue  Let us know how you do!!

Here in the US we just hide the colored eggs and the one who finds the most wins!!

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#17 Mon 02 Apr 07 9:08pm

Anna

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Member since Fri 15 Apr 05

Re: Easter and Lent...

Ah, that time of year again.  Self-denial, and eggy farts.  Love it.

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#18 Mon 02 Apr 07 11:00pm

Georgie

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Re: Easter and Lent...

lol

haha! anna, brilliant! went out and got the polyfilla - im all set!

im aloud dark green and blacks, cos thats vegan. thank goodness! i think i wuld pass out otherwise!

and thanks for your support guys! mummza, that recipe sounds yumyumyum...

french vanilla - dont worry, i wont say anything  wink  i have a recipe for gratin dauphinoise that my french teacher from school gave me over a decade ago, and i use that. its simple and delicious, and from a true french person! although, i will check it out... research of course!

just drinking herbal valerian (sp?) tea... helps with sleeping. smells horrid!

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#19 Mon 02 Apr 07 11:05pm

Anna

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From Switzerland
Member since Fri 15 Apr 05

Re: Easter and Lent...

Challenge you!  You, me, outside now.  Bring the eggs. 

Valerian's excellent.  We used to get it as drops, which my mum would dose us up with if we were hyperactive at bedtime.  Glad to hear you can have some chocolate, that'll make things a bit more bearable.

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#20 Tue 03 Apr 07 12:13pm

Cindy

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From Adelaide, OZ
Member since Tue 03 Aug 04

Re: Easter and Lent...

Georgie - does your ffamily make those fantstic Greek easter Biscuits? Oh god, I love those. I have had greek friends who have kept me supplied thought I should know how to make them myself.

Do you have the recipe...

Oh and I ate a whole Lindt white chocolate bunmny over the weekend, so much for giving up something for lent... I am a bad girl  lol

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