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#41 Sun 27 May 12 9:25pm

mummza

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Re: Ask me a cooking question

KarinCleary wrote:

What is the best method to cooking pizza in a conventional oven so that the crust turns out crisp?

welcome to the forum KarinCleary  big_smile

Do you have a pizza stone ?
You can now buy them at a reasonable price and they are orth using to get a crisp base on a pizza.

You have to preheat the pizza stone for a while untill it is hot and then you slide the pizza onto the hot pizza stone and cook as normal.
I find that using a izza stne is the best way to get a crisp base on a pizza.

Also ... I find that it is best to then place the pizza on a wooden board instead of a ceramic plate as this  helps to keep tha base crisp.

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#42 Sun 27 May 12 9:26pm

triesje

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Dear Mr. Oliver,
I am a great fan of your books. Only recently I have learned that i feel
much better if i eat without gluten and lactose.... I've tried to look up a recipe in your 30 minute book, that i can try. But it seems like almost every recipe have an ingredient, which I am not allowed to eat. Could you recommend me a recipe, or give me hints how to avoid the gluten and lactose and still try out your 30 minute dinners??
Thank you!
Yours faithfully,
Patricia
Purmerend, the Netherlands

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#43 Sun 27 May 12 9:33pm

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batmom417 wrote:

What types of food  are cooked on each of the levels in the oven??So confused by it all. hmm

Welcome to the forum batmom417 big_smile

I have to admit that this gets me a bit confused as well and I have been cooking for years , if you have a fan oven then the fan circulates the heat and so the whole oven remains at the same heat.

But if you DON'T have a fan oven then as I remember (from learning at school many years ago ! )
The higher shelves are in the hotest area and the lower shelves are just slightly cooler.

so..
baked goods like biscuits and cakes cook around the middle of the cooker .

slow cooking.. lower shelves

things that require faster coking and higher heat upper shelves

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#44 Sun 27 May 12 9:48pm

Sinderela

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whistle Happy Birthday to you Jamie! whistle
 
Warm greetings from Poland!
Madzia


P.s. You are my inspiration smile

Last edited by Sinderela (Sun 27 May 12 9:49pm)

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#45 Sun 27 May 12 11:59pm

julieknight15

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Hi Jamie,

Nicely working through your 30 minute cook book and have a question regarding the Portuguese tarts.  I have made them 4 times now and I cant seem to get the caramel to set.  Even after leaving one overnight it still was not set.  Any clues as to what I am doing wrong?  Could it be the size of the orange as the amount of juice is different every time?  Thank you.  Jules  help

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#46 Mon 28 May 12 11:29am

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I am researching cooking with Flowers for an idea for a book.  My character is a chef (big and gruff) who wants to use pretty flowers in his salad or fruit salad.  Chef also needs to be growing them at his kitchen garden or courtyard garden.  What flowers can be grown and used in British Cooking?

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#47 Mon 28 May 12 1:41pm

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splanightingale wrote:

I am researching cooking with Flowers for an idea for a book.  My character is a chef (big and gruff) who wants to use pretty flowers in his salad or fruit salad.  Chef also needs to be growing them at his kitchen garden or courtyard garden.  What flowers can be grown and used in British Cooking?

welcome to the forum slanightingale  smile

Jame started a thread about this very topic in May 08 , it might be worth a read..
Cooking with flowers
http://www.jamieoliver.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=31352

also shortly before I had started this thread
Edible flowers
http://www.jamieoliver.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=26153

I hope these awnser the question for you.

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#48 Mon 28 May 12 1:49pm

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julieknight15 wrote:

Hi Jamie,

Nicely working through your 30 minute cook book and have a question regarding the Portuguese tarts.  I have made them 4 times now and I cant seem to get the caramel to set.  Even after leaving one overnight it still was not set.  Any clues as to what I am doing wrong?  Could it be the size of the orange as the amount of juice is different every time?  Thank you.  Jules  help

I had a bit of trouble with this as well , but I think that it was because I was being impatient !
First time I made them I ended up with a pretty nice tasting chewey toffee on the top of the tart  lol

I have not made them for a while and I cant remember what quantities were used.
When I make then again I might be tempted to use a small pan to make the caramel top in so that I can use a sugar thermometor , after years of guess work making jam I bought a sugar thermoetor last year and after using it nce , I wondered why I had not bought one before !
It took the guess work out of making the jam.
They can be forund nea the jam making equiptment in the shops and a reletivly cheap to buy.

Might be worth inverting in one.

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#49 Wed 30 May 12 3:21pm

k_joneva

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Hi Jamie and others,
New to the forum! I am wondering if you (Jamie) have ever thought of making a cook book that included a grocery list for specific meals. Say you choose 5 meals per week then have a grocery list for that week and so on. I have been struggling with being organized enough to plan meals especially since having children. No problems before kids. I do love to eat and I particularly enjoy your work. The other families I have spoken with have very similar challenges. We often lack the variety to encourage our kids to eat anything! Would you consider such a thing? I think a lot more families could manage great meals/food at home!!!
Thank you for taking the time to read this.....
Laurel

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#50 Thu 31 May 12 5:39pm

Karasalihovic

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Hi Jamie, my name is Adnan I am from Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovinia, I like Your work and I invite You to visit my country. We have very good and tastie foud and its realy mix of western, estern and mediterenian cousine,our traditional food is moustly organc etc... if You are iterested for visit Sarajevo please contact me....I wish You all the best!

Greatings from Sarajevo!

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