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Subsituting ingedients
« on: June 09, 2020, 01:09:25 pm »
If you want to make flapjack and find that you have run out of oats do not try substituting them for an equal weight of Ready Brek.

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I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Subsituting ingedients
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2020, 02:56:45 pm »
If your vegetable stocks are low but your pears are past their best, cut them up and chuck them into your stew instead of carrots...

Re: Subsituting ingedients
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2020, 03:19:07 pm »
If you peel and deseed cucumber, it will pass for melon in a fruit salad.
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Re: Subsituting ingedients
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2020, 04:02:00 pm »
If you want to make flapjack and find that you have run out of oats do not try substituting them for an equal weight of Ready Brek.

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Re: Subsituting ingedients
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2020, 04:03:18 pm »
If you peel and deseed cucumber, it will pass for melon in a fruit salad.
Reminds me of the one about how if you hold your nose and bite into an onion, you’ll think it’s an apple.

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Re: Subsituting ingedients
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2020, 04:08:42 pm »
also if you are making a cake and have run out of flour, you can NOT use suet ; damhikt ;D
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Re: Subsituting ingedients
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2020, 04:10:20 pm »
If you want to make flapjack and find that you have run out of oats do not try substituting them for an equal weight of Ready Brek.
I did try with oatmeal instead of oats once. Tasted fine but had the consistency of...




















...oatmeal
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Re: Subsituting ingedients
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2020, 04:32:38 pm »
Got stew that could do with a bit of thickening, but don't have any cornflour to hand?
Stir in a handful of cornflakes.
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Re: Subsituting ingedients
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2020, 04:46:23 pm »
Got stew that could do with a bit of thickening, but don't have any cornflour to hand?
Stir in a handful of cornflakes.

Intriguing!

I have used porridge oats for thickening stews on occasion. Not Ready Brek though.
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Re: Subsituting ingedients
« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2020, 07:38:46 pm »
If you are making Lentil Soup and you find that you have run out of vegetable stock, please do not substitute with a can of anchovies.

Can someone please tell Mrs Flatus.

Re: Subsituting ingedients
« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2020, 08:11:38 pm »
If you haven't got any epinards, you can use spinach instead  .

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Re: Subsituting ingedients
« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2020, 09:28:51 pm »
If you are making Lentil Soup and you find that you have run out of vegetable stock, please do not substitute with a can of anchovies.

Can someone please tell Mrs Flatus.

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Re: Subsituting ingedients
« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2020, 10:04:43 pm »
Got stew that could do with a bit of thickening, but don't have any cornflour to hand?
Stir in a handful of cornflakes.

Intriguing!

I have used porridge oats for thickening stews on occasion. Not Ready Brek though.

Instant mash is good 'blotting paper'...

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Re: Subsituting ingedients
« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2020, 10:07:28 pm »
If you haven't got any epinards, you can use spinach instead  .

Or calabrese for broccoli
or zucchini for courgettes...

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Re: Subsituting ingedients
« Reply #15 on: June 11, 2020, 09:55:00 am »
If you haven't got any epinards, you can use spinach instead  .

Or calabrese for broccoli
or zucchini for courgettes...

On no account should you substitute eggplant for aubergine though, because, well, see rants passim mostly from that ian.
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Re: Subsituting ingedients
« Reply #16 on: June 11, 2020, 11:16:57 am »
If you haven't got any epinards, you can use spinach instead  .

Or calabrese for broccoli
or zucchini for courgettes...

Or cilantro for coriander.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Subsituting ingedients
« Reply #17 on: June 11, 2020, 11:21:18 am »
Or cilantro for coriander.

More generally, erbs make a good substitute for herbs.
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Re: Subsituting ingedients
« Reply #18 on: June 11, 2020, 01:40:36 pm »
If you haven't got any epinards, you can use spinach instead  .

Or calabrese for broccoli
or zucchini for courgettes...

On no account should you substitute eggplant for aubergine though, because, well, see rants passim mostly from that ian.

A long time ago, when 'Taste of Raj' was a fledgeling business, the menu featured 'Aborigines' [sic] for brinjal...

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Re: Subsituting ingedients
« Reply #19 on: June 11, 2020, 01:42:20 pm »
Or cilantro for coriander.

More generally, erbs make a good substitute for herbs.

until you wash your clothes in Persil...

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Re: Subsituting ingedients
« Reply #20 on: June 11, 2020, 03:22:11 pm »
If you peel and deseed cucumber, it will pass for melon in a fruit salad.

Mentioned this to MrsT and she replied "UK-grown melon, certainly".

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Re: Subsituting ingedients
« Reply #21 on: June 11, 2020, 07:13:19 pm »
Or cilantro for coriander.

More generally, erbs make a good substitute for herbs.

until you wash your clothes in Persil...

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Although getting that wrong the other way round would be worse.
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Re: Subsituting ingedients
« Reply #22 on: June 11, 2020, 08:57:23 pm »
I know the formulation has changed and so has the toxicology.

I looked up the lethal dose of Persil when I was a Bored Young Junior Doctor. It was about 1kg/kg...