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« Reply #195 on: March 31, 2016, 11:20:23 AM »
I've always wondered too (uk) so I recently tried making some.  They were more like scones, but lighter and fluffier, probs due to all the butter.

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« Reply #196 on: March 31, 2016, 01:49:40 PM »
Sounds a little bit like Yorkshire Pudding.

I think it's closer to a danish or puff pastry in principal. The dough is leavened with baking power, kneeded and rolled out, then a circle is cut out, and it puffs up in the oven. They're soft quick dough.

Yorkshire Pudding is a completely different family of baked goods comprised of

Egg
Flour
Milk
Fat

in similar proportions. That family includes crepes, waffles (moreso than pancakes, I think), popovers, etc.

Biscuits are far drier and do not involve eggs.
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« Reply #197 on: March 31, 2016, 04:40:31 PM »
And if you can't be bother mixing up your own dough there's Bisquick, "90 seconds from package to oven".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bisquick


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« Reply #198 on: March 31, 2016, 07:57:41 PM »
White Bean/Sausage Soup with Beer Biscuits, from back a few months.



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« Reply #199 on: April 07, 2016, 10:40:33 PM »
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« Reply #200 on: April 08, 2016, 12:22:48 PM »
welp, i know what i want for dinner tonight.
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« Reply #201 on: April 08, 2016, 11:41:34 PM »
Dave, I need to know how you fry your eggs. In my opinion that's how a fried egg should look.

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« Reply #202 on: April 09, 2016, 12:00:18 PM »
Well i'm no expert but a constant experimenter so this time...

Heavy, well seasoned carbon steel frying pan, low heat, 3.5 on a dial that tops at ten, old electric range. We never wash the frying pan just wipe it out with a paper towel when finished cooking.

Heat up the pan, add a pat of butter, swirl around to coat the bottom, in with an egg cracked directly into the pan and cook until set to your taste. Sometimes i'll put a lid on the pan near the end to speed up the setting of the white but of late haven't bothered.

This one was not so smooth, the pan had sat for too long on the heat before i started so was too hot initially, knew as soon as the butter was added. The egg whites spilled out widely so had to be reshaped after they had lightly set. The browned edges would be a result of a too hot pan i and the browning butter (i believe), desirable for some, others not.

Thought about flipping, would have looked prettier but again didn't bother. Releases no problem from the pan, i use a very thin, very flexible stainless steel spatula, pretty sure an OXO brand.

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« Reply #203 on: April 09, 2016, 12:13:40 PM »
My preferred method of fried eggs is butter, lots of it, and you drop the egg in and almost deep fry it. Spoon the butter on top repeatedly like cooking a steak. I'm pretty sure that's the classic french method, buy my grandmother basically did the same except with bacon fat. You get crispy edges and it doesn't overcook. But it's a LOT of fat involved. Which is probably why it's so freaking delicious.

... I love eggs.
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« Reply #204 on: April 09, 2016, 12:44:45 PM »
Finaly a cooking thread :P Love the hot sauce recipies, will try one of these days (And not to chop you into little pieces...). For my dinner in parent's home, don't know yet, but for soup i'll have "caldo verde", (google it!). for tomorrow lunch I'll have some tuna with onion and tomato sauce (We call it in Portugal, "cebolada").

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« Reply #205 on: April 09, 2016, 01:26:12 PM »


... I love eggs.

Me too, even it's natural packaging i find enthralling, they just look so cool! I do however have a line in the sand, won't go near an egg that has had air incorporated into it, i can't bear the texture, any hot/warm food i can chew with my tongue, no go, can't do it. However egg options are pretty unlimited.

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« Reply #206 on: April 09, 2016, 09:37:55 PM »
This one was not so smooth, the pan had sat for too long on the heat before i started so was too hot initially, knew as soon as the butter was added. The egg whites spilled out widely so had to be reshaped after they had lightly set. The browned edges would be a result of a too hot pan i and the browning butter (i believe), desirable for some, others not.

Seems like timing is key. The few times I committed to frying it on low heat in my cast iron the whites started to puff up and bubble even before they were fully cooked. Still tasty with perfect yolk just not as presentable, I like them to look fake almost.

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« Reply #207 on: April 10, 2016, 06:33:55 PM »
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Yellow fleshed potatoes, carrots & celeriac chunks roasted with garlic and olive oil.


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« Reply #208 on: April 10, 2016, 07:02:09 PM »
Dave, seriously mate, screw pedals...start up a restaurant  :o

Even your eggs on toast are making me salivate.  Your an excellent cook mate, even if your just a home cook, you make amazing food!

what is the cut of meat you used in the perchetta wrapped roll?
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« Reply #209 on: April 10, 2016, 07:17:44 PM »
Thank you Paul! How's that first billion coming along, i'm packed, the ground is now white again, crazy!

The cut here is a boneless loin that's been butterflied. The recipe also mentions in an aside that you could do similar with a pork shoulder. The loin makes for a nice presentation but i'm guessing the shoulder might make for a moister tastier meal. Following he recipe i cooked to medium which was too far for our preference so next time i'll cut the time and do some tweaking of the filling/coating.

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