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Matron's Munchies

YvonneHYvonneH Posts: 437 admin
edited 16. Mar 2020, 14:35 in Val's Cafe
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  • barbara12barbara12 Posts: 20,774
    Am I in the cake shop..I'm craving something sweet
    Love
    Barbara
  • kathleenTkathleenT Posts: 2,970

    Hello Barbara, am I sweet enough?

    “I've got the key to my castle in the air, but whether I can unlock the door remains to be seen.”
    Louisa May Alcott, Little Women
  • barbara12barbara12 Posts: 20,774
    edited 26. Feb 2020, 18:21
    Yippee Kath you are in...😃now what cake have we got...will leave it to you x
    Love
    Barbara
  • YvonneHYvonneH Posts: 437 admin

    Ladies, I'm liking the ideas you are coming up with, I'll be sure to pop back later to see what I can have with my coffee.

    Kath it's lovely to see you, Barbara is an old hand already - she was our first poster you know. If you need help shout, or send me a message 😊 (look towards the top of the page for an envelope) If you have any ideas for the forum, or if you want something that's not here leave a comment in the Feedback and ideas thread, Look to the left under the green Your Community banner

    Yvonne x

  • barbara12barbara12 Posts: 20,774
    Thankyou Yvonne will put my thinking cap on..must say when I first saw the forum it was so confusing,but I suppose new things are..not sure how to do cake pics so you will have to wait till Toni gets in...oh can do this...🥞🎂☕not the same is it..🙄
    Love
    Barbara
  • YvonneHYvonneH Posts: 437 admin

    No that's not the same at all Barbara,

    If you see a picture online you can right click it, copy and paste it in here, or you can save it to your laptop/pc and then use the button just below here, next door to the smileys, then you find your picture and click open.

    There are some how to's in the green your community banner on the lhs, see if they help you

    Yvonne x

  • YvonneHYvonneH Posts: 437 admin

    Wow, that came out BIG that's a copy/paste from the internet, maybe saving it to make it a bit smaller would be better

    Yx

  • barbara12barbara12 Posts: 20,774
    Ooh now you are talking ..I will put the kettle on...😁
    Love
    Barbara
  • barbara12barbara12 Posts: 20,774
    Just one more thing Yvonne,why are all the post coming through to my email
    Love
    Barbara
  • TurbogranTurbogran Posts: 1,917

    Evening

    I hope you see this and I am in ok it all looks so different 😮But I am sure we get used to it. Please let me know if you can see me post now for a nice cake or two . Love to all

    Take care
    Carol xx
  • barbara12barbara12 Posts: 20,774
    Yes can see you Carol..welcome back.😁
    Love
    Barbara
  • Sharon_KSharon_K Posts: 205 admin

    Hi @barbara12 if you go to your profile top right and then go to edit profile there is a box on the right hand side with notification preferences in it. Here you can set you emails

    Best Wishes

    Sharon

  • barbara12barbara12 Posts: 20,774
    edited 26. Feb 2020, 20:16
    Thankyou Sharon..good job you know what you are doing..
    Love
    Barbara
  • migmig Posts: 7,138

    Hi hope I’ve done this right,this is me just a minute after I had rung the bell,good luck to all of us getting round the new site. Mig

  • frogmortonfrogmorton Posts: 25,580 ✭✭✭
    Hello mig! Hello Kath!
    Barbara I just saw in the cafe... .congrats on being first in. I only just got my email link so couldn't get in i kept checking. Just woke up to go to the ladies room and there it was :smile:
    Thank you for the pic of you Mig good to be able to picture you. You had a bell!!!
    Thanks Yvonne for the cake- saved me a job.
    On way back from my hols tomorrow (Thursday) so font worry if you dont see me I'll be back!
    Yvonne you might need to help Joan - she's still missing
    Love to everyone
    Toni xxx
    Love

    Toni xxx
  • barbara12barbara12 Posts: 20,774
    Morning all
    Mig you rang the bell..I am so pleased for you..and thankyou for the pic xx
    Toni yes we had cake thanks to Yvonne..it was lovely..there might be a few crumbs left..xx
    Love
    Barbara
  • kathleenTkathleenT Posts: 2,970

    Wow, mig you look gorgeous. I've had problems on my iPad, so I hope this works on my laptop.


    VEGAN BREAD AND BUTTER PUDDING

    December 1, 2017 by Ania - 

     comfort foodeasyrefined sugar-freeXmas

    • serves: 4
    • prep: 20 min
    • cooking: 30 min

    INGREDIENTS

    • 2 tbsp raisins (or dried cranberries)
    • 2-3 tbsp brandy or marsala wine
    • 185 g / 1¼ cup cashew nuts, soaked overnight*
    • 300 ml / 1¼ cup soy milk (or other thin plant based milk)
    • 1 tsp vanilla essence
    • 60 ml / 4 tbsp maple syrup, adjust to taste
    • ¾ tsp cinnamon, plus more for sprinkling
    • ½ tsp ground ginger
    • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
    • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
    • 1 tbsp cornflour / corn starch
    • 8 slices quality sourdough**
    • 2 tbsp vegan butter or coconut oil
    • 2 tbsp diced candied orange peel
    • 1 tbsp pomegranate seeds
    • 1 tbsp orange marmalade (optional) OR coconut / date sugar

    METHOD

    1. Soak the raisins in brandy and set aside.
    2. Place the soaked and rinsed cashews (discard the soaking water) in a blender. Add half of the soy milk, put the lid on but leave the opening on the top. Start blending the cashews while trickling the remaining soy milk through. You should end up with a thick liquid resembling cream.
    3. Add vanilla essence, maple syrup and all the spices for a gingerbread flavoured custard. Finally add cornflour (cornstarch) while the blender is running to prevent lumps from forming.
    4. Grease a baking dish with vegan butter or coconut oil and preheat the oven to 180° C / 355° F (or 160° C / 320° F fan forced).
    5. Cut the bread slices in half and ‘butter’ them on both sides with vegan butter or coconut oil.
    6. Pour a bit of custard at the bottom of the dish, followed by a few raisins and some candied orange. Arrange the buttered bread slices snugly so that their cut sides stand half immersed in custard (fill the empty spaces with small pieces of bread). Sprinkle some more raisins and orange peel over the top. Top the bread slices with more custard, filling all the empty spaces. Set aside for 30 minutes to allow the bread to soak up the custard.
    7. Dilute the marmalade with a teaspoon of hot water to create a glaze. Brush parts of the bread that stick out of the custard with this glaze, sprinkle with some extra cinnamon, leftover candied orange pieces and coconut (or date) sugar if you don’t want to use a marmalade glaze.
    8. Bake for 25-30 minutes until the custard thickens and the bread colours nicely. Decorate with leftover raisins, orange peel and pomegranate arils for a touch of festive colour.

    ❤️

    “I've got the key to my castle in the air, but whether I can unlock the door remains to be seen.”
    Louisa May Alcott, Little Women
  • TurbogranTurbogran Posts: 1,917
    edited 27. Feb 2020, 21:29

    Hi Kath Yes it works ok I love bread and butter pudding now we have larger pictures it really looks even more delicious.

    ok so hope this works this is my youngest granddaughters 18th birthday cake think Aidan would have given this one his approval.


    Take care
    Carol xx
  • frogmortonfrogmorton Posts: 25,580 ✭✭✭

    My gosh that was EASY!!


    now to try a cosgan Yvonne you are a star!!


    Breakfast everyone, but is it in the wrong place??😣

    Love

    Toni xxx
  • frogmortonfrogmorton Posts: 25,580 ✭✭✭

    A cosgan??


    YIPPEE!!

    this is going to be my day after coming back from my hols... then this



    (testing to see how many I can post in one post!)


    Might be back in a mo want to suss a video of Sleek out, but Lucy is in it and it was when she was ill so going to see how much shows first....

    Love

    Toni xxx
  • frogmortonfrogmorton Posts: 25,580 ✭✭✭


    File to big and don't have the energy to trim it yet so....sorry another day😫

    Love

    Toni xxx
  • migmig Posts: 7,138

    What about calling the cake shop sparkles .

  • kathleenTkathleenT Posts: 2,970

    Morning, is there any tea? Milk but no sugar please. 😴

    Right, for later we are having:

    Pasta with creamy mushroom sauce

    Many are convinced that pasta invariably contains eggs and, although it is true that a few traditional Italian pasta dishes are made with egg pasta, the standard pasta that the Italians eat every single day is, in fact, egg-free. To enjoy this great vegan recipe by The Vegan Corner, pick up some dry pasta in your local supermarket: the vast majority will be eggless! 


    Ingredients

    • 1 cup (140g / 5 oz) onions, diced 
    • 1 1/4 cups (140g / 5 oz) mushrooms, diced 
    • 1 1/4 cups (240g / 8.5 oz) tomatoes, diced 
    • 10 sage leaves, chopped
    • 1/2 cup (120ml) soy milk 
    • black pepper
    • 2 tbsp (30g) vegan cream
    • 1 cup (200g / 7 oz) pasta, uncooked 
    • salt

    Method

    1. To begin with, place a non-stick pan onto a medium heat, and tip in the onions, the mushrooms, the tomatoes, the sage, the milk and the black pepper, stir, and cook the ingredients for about 3 minutes.
    2. To complete the sauce, add in the vegan cream, stir it in, and add salt to taste. If you see that the sauce is getting dry, add in some extra milk or water as needed.
    3. Cook the pasta as instructed on the packet, and as soon as it is ready, drain it, add it into the pan with the sauce, and stir the ingredients together to obtain the final dish.


    Flipping 'eck, that was easy. Fantastic. I love these forums. Well done web designers and mods.

    😀😘😍

    “I've got the key to my castle in the air, but whether I can unlock the door remains to be seen.”
    Louisa May Alcott, Little Women
  • BrynmorBrynmor Posts: 638 admin

    Just to let you all know: we can change the name to anything you wish 😊

    Brynmor


  • kathleenTkathleenT Posts: 2,970

    Brynmor, how do I find the most recent post in the Val's Cafe? When I click it I always get put at the beginning, but on other threads it takes me to the most recent. Confused.com 😕🙃

    “I've got the key to my castle in the air, but whether I can unlock the door remains to be seen.”
    Louisa May Alcott, Little Women
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