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#861 Fri 08 Mar 13 4:55pm

Suzymac

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I have just tried twice to make Jamie Oliver's Banana and honey bread. Epic fail! The first time I followed the instructions to the letter and it turned out as a horrible mush and wasn't cooked hardly at all and didn't rise at all.  The I realized that the instructions in the recipe didn't say to warm the banana mix through to tepid.

This I did the second time and followed everything exactly.  it rose but not to double the size.  the second rising puffed up a tiny bit but nothing major.  After baking it the way the recipe said, same thing, dull stodge! 20 minutes is simply not long enough for thngs that are stacked together, so I separated them and baked them again for another 10 minutes, still not done, so I turned them upside down for another 8 minutes.  they are now just about cooked but very brown now and simply not worth the effort.

This is the fifth Jamie Oliver recipe that I have tried to cook that has turned out badly.  I'm a good cook, not an amateur the recipes are just not written correctly.

What an expensive exercise as even the birds won't eat it!
help

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#862 Fri 08 Mar 13 5:18pm

wine~o

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Welcome suzymac...

Sorry to hear about your problems with this recipe. I've tried loads of Jamies recipes and have always had a decent result...............can't say I've ever tried this one, but I'm sure you know the old saying..

"If at first you don't succeed...
























Give up and try something else instead" whistle

Last edited by wine~o (Fri 08 Mar 13 5:20pm)

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#863 Sat 09 Mar 13 8:23pm

VHeilmann

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Last night I prepared the "Quick chicken Tajine with Minty Couscous" from JO's IPhone app. The taste of the dish was wonderful, but it turned out much too "soupy", even though I had already cut back way back from the recommended four cups of stock or water to be added before the dish is covered and allowed to simmer.
I believe there was a similar post by someone else about this earlier, but cannot find it again.
Based on my experience and last night's result, I suggest this recipe be revisited and possibly adjusted.
If there is anything that I missed or may have done wrong, please let me know. Otherwise this is a fine dish with excellent flavors, (just too much liquid).

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#864 Mon 11 Mar 13 2:36pm

julia coral

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Hi - I made a batch of great ravioli yesterday and did a trial batch in the freezer ( advice taken from this forum), cooked from frozen and they were great. I stored the rest in the fridge layered between cling wrap, and that seems to have worked ie they are not sweating and then sticking to each other.
My question is why have the edges gone an unattractive colour. My common sense tells me it is the egg yolk and next time I should only use the whites to seal them? Any tips here and any other storage tips to stop them sticking together for at least a day would be most welcome.The freezing option is good but would prefer not to if possible. smile

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#865 Mon 11 Mar 13 11:25pm

RedfoxEstonia

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Re: Ask me a cooking question

dont know about that, but I hate bananas.

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#866 Fri 15 Mar 13 7:13pm

gayle.alton.10

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Hi Jaimie,  this is about your cutting boards and meals serving boards. What kind of wood if any particular kind and how did you treat them for service. I love the idea and have accesss to lots of wood. It would be fun to serve my friends on planks.
I live on Manitoulin Island in Ontario Canada. It would be such a thrill to have you visit if not on the island but near enough to attend a seminar or demonstration .
I am a newly  retired  ( at an early age by the way)   Educational Assistant and see what is happening to kids and their diets and health . Keep up the good work and I watch you every chance I get.
wink
Gayle.

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#867 Fri 15 Mar 13 8:30pm

wine~o

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RedfoxEstonia wrote:

dont know about that, but I hate bananas.

Funny that...I love the smell of raw bananas...but not the taste....(I can't think of a single other foodstuff that I love the smell of...but not the taste??)

However I like cooked bananas......How bizarre..

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#868 Sat 16 Mar 13 9:27am

mummza

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julia coral wrote:

Hi - I made a batch of great ravioli yesterday and did a trial batch in the freezer ( advice taken from this forum), cooked from frozen and they were great. I stored the rest in the fridge layered between cling wrap, and that seems to have worked ie they are not sweating and then sticking to each other.
My question is why have the edges gone an unattractive colour. My common sense tells me it is the egg yolk and next time I should only use the whites to seal them? Any tips here and any other storage tips to stop them sticking together for at least a day would be most welcome.The freezing option is good but would prefer not to if possible. smile

Welcome to the forum julia coral  smile

I usually brush over the lower pasta sheet with water before I put on the top sheet of pasta over the filling .
I have not used egg so maybe you are right .

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#869 Sun 17 Mar 13 5:41am

RedfoxEstonia

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I was wandering:

what is everyones´ opinion on the silicone cooking vessels? like silicone ovenware?
I really am resistant to using them. They seem so yucky.

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#870 Sun 17 Mar 13 1:53pm

MsPablo

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I have used silicone muffin molds and spatulas.  The only problem I have had was that they picked up a soap odor from the dishwasher, so they really should only be hand washed or that aroma will go in to the food you are baking.  They come clean easily and nothing sticks to them.  There's no need to oil or flour them before baking even a very sticky dough.

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