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Post by CitroJim » 20 Nov 2013, 15:23

Chris570 wrote:
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addo wrote:I'm pleased to see that part-time employment status is no barrier to overtime.
Not in our place Adam :) Some work can only be done out of normal office hours...
Such as special tea blends etc. There was at one point talk of a new type of biscuit but that never got through the change control process.
Absolutely, some things are very important and those are some of the most important.. Tea and biscuits have to be very thoroughly tested and some of the tests have to be done at weekends... No alternative... It's the only time we can properly check dunking quality vs. tea temperature...

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Post by Chris570 » 20 Nov 2013, 15:31

CitroJim wrote:
Chris570 wrote:
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Not in our place Adam :) Some work can only be done out of normal office hours...
Such as special tea blends etc. There was at one point talk of a new type of biscuit but that never got through the change control process.
Absolutely, some things are very important and those are some of the most important.. Tea and biscuits have to be very thoroughly tested and some of the tests have to be done at weekends... No alternative... It's the only time we can properly check dunking quality vs. tea temperature...
I see that 'Mug Radius' has now been dropped.

I do feel though that you should be considering milk/sugar content as the liquid weight will be different for each combination and who knows how that could affect the crumbling weight of the biscuit.

These must be out of hours only as a bad cup of tea can and must close a govt department down.

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 20 Nov 2013, 15:31

KP wrote: good news on the car front Jim but have you thought about going for a trade policy instead and adding robyn to it??
I did Will but I think when both Robyn and Sian are added it'll be just as or mofre expensive. Sian is still a teenager and onlly has one year of NCB...

Next year when (if) I no longer have to insure the girls may be the time to look...

Been a funny old day here, torrential rain earlier on, snow and now bright sunshine. I've even been out and done the weekly checks on the cars...

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Chris570 wrote: I do feel though that you should be considering milk/sugar content as the liquid weight will be different for each combination and who knows how that could affect the crumbling weight of the biscuit.
Ohh, that's a good point that completely escaped us Chris. I'd better raise an emergency change as soon as I get in tomorrow.

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Post by Chris570 » 20 Nov 2013, 15:36

CitroJim wrote:
Chris570 wrote: I do feel though that you should be considering milk/sugar content as the liquid weight will be different for each combination and who knows how that could affect the crumbling weight of the biscuit.
Ohh, that's a good point that completely escaped us Chris. I'd better raise an emergency change as soon as I get in tomorrow.
do be careful nobody spills their tea with the shock

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by citronut » 20 Nov 2013, 17:35

Hell Razor5543 wrote:My Mum used to make marmalade, and it was truly delicious. Her jams are pretty damned good as well (and she normally gets the fruit fresh from the canal bankside).
my mum used to make her own cheese spread and liver pate, wonderful,

i have never found either that tasted anything like them since,
you just cant buy the likes
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by citronut » 20 Nov 2013, 17:40

CitroJim wrote:. a bit tart
do you earn much being a / \ :twisted: :o :rofl2: :-D :wink:

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 20 Nov 2013, 19:03

citronut wrote:
CitroJim wrote:. a bit tart
do you earn much being a / \ :twisted: :o :rofl2: :-D :wink:
Maybe if I could wear taller heels it would help Malcolm :wink:
citronut wrote:you just can buy the likes
That's the problem. Once you get into the home-made stuff the bought stuff just doesn't cut the mustard. Robyn hates marmalade normally but she tried a bit of my latest batch today and she loves it... Her comment was that it tasted just like oranges...

Unlike the shop bought stuff that tastes like sugar syrup...

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 20 Nov 2013, 19:26

If you want a pudding recipe that children will like, I will ask my cousin for his 'Sussex Pond Pudding' The sugar hit is enormous! Loosely, what it is, is a hollow suet pudding with black treacle, golden syrup, currants, raisins, and a grated lemon in the middle. You turn it out in a (very) high sided plate, and when you cut into it the liquid comes oozing out, and end up looking like one of the black pools you will remember from your childhood.

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Post by CitroJim » 20 Nov 2013, 19:41

Yes please James :-D

If you look in my larder I appear to be a sugar addict anyway..

A quick looks sees two types of Muscovado (dark and light), golden syrup, black treacle, demerara, caster, royal icing, fondant icing, ordinary icing and last but not least, ordinary granulated - which is the least used...

:roll:

I have a number of different flours too...

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Post by Hell Razor5543 » 20 Nov 2013, 19:51

I have asked my cousin Bob for the recipe. I am not joking about the high sided plate. Bob cut one open on a plate he thought would do, and found out he was wrong. Cleaning thick sticky syrup off an old, rough surfaced table was an interesting experience he does NOT wish to repeat!

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 21 Nov 2013, 20:05

Here we go Jim. Copied from the e-mail I received from Bob;

I've never written my own recipe down... I'll have to do so next time I make one as I tend to do it all by eye.

Here's a good one that is very close to mine and we can share mine with your friend when I next make it.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/susse ... ding_85713" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

The major differences in mine is that I add grated nutmeg and cinnamon to the filling as I construct it and replace some of the sugar with golden syrup and a couple of tablespoons of black treacle.

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Post by addo » 21 Nov 2013, 21:26

Pity us vegetarians; no suet in the pudding. One has to use oil or butter.

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Post by Hell Razor5543 » 21 Nov 2013, 21:44

Does this help?;

http://www.fitday.com/fitness-articles/ ... -suet.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by KP » 21 Nov 2013, 21:45

A meat free diet is just wrong!