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 Who is the fruitiest Dotnutter?
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Wed 22 Aug 01:39

I like fruit. Or rather, I don't dislike fruit but I can't be bothered eating it. I don't like apples that draw my cheeks together but when I can be bothered picking one up I usually enjoy a mild one.
Oranges - too much hassle peeling them and again not too tart.

Bananas don't last 5 minutes especially if there is some custard hanging around.

Passion fruit yep but hassle again.

Grapes go quick especially if a cheese board is available, but not a fan of strawberries raspberries or gooseberries.

Tried a durian once. Looked and felt like thick custard but smelled like shecht only worse. Couldn't get it near my mouth without barfing.

I suppose I only make the effort to eat what I do because it is apparently good for you.

Bananas are tops for me though.

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 Re: Who is the fruitiest Dotnutter?
Topic Originator: Thaipar  
Date:   Wed 22 Aug 02:48

Quote:

PARrot, Wed 22 Aug 01:39

I like fruit. Or rather, I don't dislike fruit but I can't be bothered eating it. I don't like apples that draw my cheeks together but when I can be bothered picking one up I usually enjoy a mild one.
Oranges - too much hassle peeling them and again not too tart.

Bananas don't last 5 minutes especially if there is some custard hanging around.

Passion fruit yep but hassle again.

Grapes go quick especially if a cheese board is available, but not a fan of strawberries raspberries or gooseberries.

Tried a durian once. Looked and felt like thick custard but smelled like shecht only worse. Couldn't get it near my mouth without barfing.

I suppose I only make the effort to eat what I do because it is apparently good for you.

Bananas are tops for me though.


Love durian.
Eat lots of fruit here as so cheap and amazingly fresh.

As u say durian does smell but to me it is a pleasant smell.
It is so strong a smell that hotels,subway systems and other public transport systems don't allow you to carry it within their building/ transport.

Also have to be careful when eating it.
It is strongly advised not to consume alcohol when eating durian.

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 Re: Who is the fruitiest Dotnutter?
Topic Originator: GG741  
Date:   Wed 22 Aug 03:49

For me, raspberries are just the best. Takes me back to my father's garden, summer, and lots of these ready for picking.
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 Re: Who is the fruitiest Dotnutter?
Topic Originator: ipswichpar  
Date:   Wed 22 Aug 04:52

Dead heat between strawberries raspberries blueberries and bananas for me on a fruit only basis.

Introduce economics and bananas win by a nose.
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 Re: Who is the fruitiest Dotnutter?
Topic Originator: DJTRUPAR  
Date:   Wed 22 Aug 04:59

Strawberries, grapes, melon (all kinds), nectarines, oranges, apples, blueberries, pineapple, mango but the favourite for me is simple https://youtu.be/wvAnQqVJ3XQ

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 Re: Who is the fruitiest Dotnutter?
Topic Originator: dave67  
Date:   Wed 22 Aug 07:23

Cake

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 Re: Who is the fruitiest Dotnutter?
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Wed 22 Aug 07:51

I don't do fruit... Of any kind.
Never have.
Weird eh 😂

ADMIN.... min 😏

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 Re: Who is the fruitiest Dotnutter?
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Wed 22 Aug 10:00

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dave67, Wed 22 Aug 07:23

Cake


Aye.....banana cake 😊

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 Re: Who is the fruitiest Dotnutter?
Topic Originator: dave67  
Date:   Wed 22 Aug 10:15

Fruit cake

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 Re: Who is the fruitiest Dotnutter?
Topic Originator: dave67  
Date:   Wed 22 Aug 10:16

Rum and raisin cake

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 Re: Who is the fruitiest Dotnutter?
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Wed 22 Aug 10:43

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dave67, Wed 22 Aug 10:15

Fruit cake


Don't see many of those on here!

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 Re: Who is the fruitiest Dotnutter?
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Wed 22 Aug 10:43

Glazed cherries = boak.

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 Re: Who is the fruitiest Dotnutter?
Topic Originator: Par  
Date:   Wed 22 Aug 11:32

I like potatoes, I suppose they are more a vegetable but all count towards the 5 a day.
I particularity like them chopped up and deep fried and tend to have them with most meals.
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 Re: Who is the fruitiest Dotnutter?
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Wed 22 Aug 11:51

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Par, Wed 22 Aug 11:32

I like potatoes, I suppose they are more a vegetable but all count towards the 5 a day.
I particularity like them chopped up and deep fried and tend to have them with most meals.


Canny beat a plate of chips.
I do mine in an air frier now though.
Deep frying is for dinosaurs min.

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 Re: Who is the fruitiest Dotnutter?
Topic Originator: Number57  
Date:   Wed 22 Aug 16:40

Watermelon- stored in the fridge

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 Re: Who is the fruitiest Dotnutter?
Topic Originator: renegade master  
Date:   Wed 22 Aug 16:53

Cant beat a juicy pear ;-)
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 Re: Who is the fruitiest Dotnutter?
Topic Originator: onandupthepars  
Date:   Wed 22 Aug 23:38

A nice ripe juicy conference pear chopped up on top of peppered smoked mackerel.

Banana sandwich.

Banana split or rum and raisin ice cream.

Chopped up tinned peaches mixed into mashed tawties.

Apple charlotte with lots of icing sugar on top.

Tinned Guavas.

Fresh pineapple chunks and chopped tinned peaches with green salad.

Chunks of water melon and honeydew melon with black grapes.

Apple and pear juice from Sainsbury's.

Any of the above, any time.
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 Re: Who is the fruitiest Dotnutter?
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Thu 23 Aug 00:08

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onandupthepars, Wed 22 Aug 23:38

A nice ripe juicy conference pear chopped up on top of peppered smoked mackerel.

Banana sandwich.

Banana split or rum and raisin ice cream.

Chopped up tinned peaches mixed into mashed tawties.

Apple charlotte with lots of icing sugar on top.

Tinned Guavas.

Fresh pineapple chunks and chopped tinned peaches with green salad.

Chunks of water melon and honeydew melon with black grapes.

Apple and pear juice from Sainsbury's.

Any of the above, any time.


Some of that sounds tempting.
Are you a chef?

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 Re: Who is the fruitiest Dotnutter?
Topic Originator: Lebowski  
Date:   Thu 23 Aug 20:24

Grapes. Preferably fermented and out of a bottle.
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 Re: Who is the fruitiest Dotnutter?
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Thu 23 Aug 20:53

Who can disagree

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 Re: Who is the fruitiest Dotnutter?
Topic Originator: Opelfruitloops  
Date:   Fri 24 Aug 06:38

Bananas. I have one every morning. Tomatoes as well. Oranges are good as are clemintines satsumas and nectarines. Apples too depending on the variety. Pink lady apples are braw. Raspberries are good but only in season when you get Scottish ones. In fact only fruit I hate are pears.

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 Re: Who is the fruitiest Dotnutter?
Topic Originator: onandupthepars  
Date:   Fri 24 Aug 11:52

Ref: PARrot
Thu 23 Aug 00:08

<<<Some of that sounds tempting. Are you a chef?>>>

No but in my youth I was lucky enough to live with someone who worked with chefs. Always worth trying things, simple combinations like the mackerel and pear or tawties and peaches. On holiday in Amsterdaam once I was introduced to another favourite:cheese and jam sandwich.

I haven't been abroad much but I'm sure other folk must have come across some tasty combos from other countries?



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 Re: Who is the fruitiest Dotnutter?
Topic Originator: Thaipar  
Date:   Fri 24 Aug 12:10

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onandupthepars, Fri 24 Aug 11:52

Ref: PARrot
Thu 23 Aug 00:08

<<<Some of that sounds tempting. Are you a chef?>>>

No but in my youth I was lucky enough to live with someone who worked with chefs. Always worth trying things, simple combinations like the mackerel and pear or tawties and peaches. On holiday in Amsterdaam once I was introduced to another favourite:cheese and jam sandwich.

I haven't been abroad much but I'm sure other folk must have come across some tasty combos from other countries?


A nice mixture I came across here for fresh pineapple is a mix of salt, sugar and dry chilli powder flakes.
Gives a really nice sweet and sour taste with that little bit of heat from the chillies.

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 Re: Who is the fruitiest Dotnutter?
Topic Originator: Bertiesback  
Date:   Fri 24 Aug 12:13

This is how I like my fruit - well apples anyway.

Italian apple cake I made yesterday.

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 Re: Who is the fruitiest Dotnutter?
Topic Originator: onandupthepars  
Date:   Fri 24 Aug 12:18

Lovely - Thaipar and Bertiesback - keep 'em comin'. I'm always game to try somethin' that's not too difficult to make.
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 Re: Who is the fruitiest Dotnutter?
Topic Originator: average white par  
Date:   Fri 24 Aug 12:29

Cheese and jam is an ancient local piece and I've still yet to find an equivalent combination of sweet and savoury... top piece...

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 Re: Who is the fruitiest Dotnutter?
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Fri 24 Aug 13:57

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Bertiesback, Fri 24 Aug 12:13

This is how I like my fruit - well apples anyway.

Italian apple cake I made yesterday.



Post the recipe Bertie

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 Re: Who is the fruitiest Dotnutter?
Topic Originator: moviescot  
Date:   Fri 24 Aug 16:34

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average white par, Fri 24 Aug 12:29

Cheese and jam is an ancient local piece and I've still yet to find an equivalent combination of sweet and savoury... top piece...


Tuna and banana is great on a piece.
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 Re: Who is the fruitiest Dotnutter?
Topic Originator: average white par  
Date:   Fri 24 Aug 17:35

lol, I mind that ad...

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 Re: Who is the fruitiest Dotnutter?
Topic Originator: Bertiesback  
Date:   Sat 25 Aug 10:20

This is a simple one I found and slightly adapted from on line.


1 cup butter. (I took about 7/8 of a normal "block" of butter and very slowly melted it in a pan. Then I filled a bakers ss cup.

4 golden delicious apples.

2 1/4 cups of flour

1Tbsp Baking powder

1/2 tsp Salt

1/2 tsp Cinnamon

4 large eggs - or 5 if they are smaller.

1 tsp Vanilla Extract. - optional if you don't like vanilla

1 cup ordinary granulated sugar (I am not a sweet tooth so I found this a tad sweet - I will take a couple of tsps out next time)

1 Tbsp Amaretto Liquer - I didn't have this so I used a coffee liquer.

1/2 tsp lemon zest.

4 Tbsp melted butter (this is to grease the inside of the pan)

3 tsp sugar. - I didn't want any sugar on the top so I left this out.

PS I also added about 100 gms of broken pecan nuts (walnuts if you prefer) and 100 gms of soaked (in warm water) and drained raisins (you can use sultanas or even cranberries (if they are soft no need to soak cranberries) Fold these in at the same time as the chopped apples.


Method:
I did all the mixing with a hand held mixer.
I found that I used 170C and cooked for 70mins. The actual conversion of 350F is 176C but the cooking time to me 70-90mins I think would have dried the cake out too much at this temp.

Always test using a skewer/"tooth pick"/or even a thin knife at a push. Insert it into the middle of the cake and if it comes out "clean" it is ready.





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 Re: Who is the fruitiest Dotnutter?
Topic Originator: donj  
Date:   Sat 25 Aug 23:56

Grapes and cheese my favourite.I like most but baby bels nicest.Flavours fit together perfectly.
Also like yellow plums,red plums,nectarines,melon(all sorts),bananas,apples,peaches etc etc.OK I like fruit,don't get me started on how I love salads.

Mind you I also like a brandy in coffee,again flavours fit,before bed.

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 Re: Who is the fruitiest Dotnutter?
Topic Originator: Mario  
Date:   Sun 26 Aug 07:04

The humble tomato is thought to be good for the prostate because of high levels of lycopene. Beneficial if eaten raw, even better in concentrated sauces and pastes. Pass the pizza...!
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 Re: Who is the fruitiest Dotnutter?
Topic Originator: onandupthepars  
Date:   Mon 27 Aug 01:32

Ref: Bertiesback ITALIAN APPLE CAKE RECIPE
Sat 25 Aug 10:20

Thanks for that Bertie. I hope to have a go soon. Only started baking this year - had to eat the three big cakes I've made so far all myself! but I'm easy pleased. Also I was experimenting with ground almonds instead of flour and gluten-free flour and sugar-free.

Now I'm at the stage where I reckon if I use regular flour, it'll probably be a regular success. I think with the apples and sultanas in your recipe it'll be fine without sugar. I might add a wee bit o' mixed fruit as well.

One superb thing I discovered is grease-proof paper from the supermarket - what a joy to use - I greased it wi' butter on the cake side just in case but the joy is - no need to wash the bowl efter. I was worried it might go on fire in the oven but no - I used the same bit for two big cakes nae bother.

I wouldn't say I'm a big baking fan but there's a lot o' satisfaction oot o' eatin' what ye've made - even if nabedy else will. One o' these days though! 😁👍
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 Re: Who is the fruitiest Dotnutter?
Topic Originator: Bertiesback  
Date:   Mon 27 Aug 12:50

I actually don't bake many cakes. Just now and again but I must admit I enjoyed that one, as did the people I shared it with.

I am much more into Artisan bread and believe me that is a real challenge what with it's bigga's, poolish's and levains. The other challenge is the lower temperatures here put the times out so you are always guessing a bit.

Believe it or not my first venture into Sourdough bread - was too sour. :) But practice makes perfect.

I too only started this year but I found that this book was all I needed to work my way into real bread making.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Flour-Water-Salt-Yeast-Fundamentals/dp/160774273X/ref=sr_1_13?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1535370130&sr=1-13&keywords=artisan+bread+making

Wholemeal and bran loaf.



Italian bread loaf.



Ciabatta rolls.



Italian Calzone

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 Re: Who is the fruitiest Dotnutter?
Topic Originator: onandupthepars  
Date:   Mon 27 Aug 16:26

Ref: Bertiesback
Mon 27 Aug 12:50

That's encouraging Bertie. I've tried making wholemeal rolls but though I follow the recipe to a 'T', they're not up to the quality of the 'Crank's' organic unsliced wholemeal loaf I buy at Sainsbury's.

I had a look on google book's preview at the book you recommend, - looks good.

What bread would you suggest for someone to make who's pretty much a beginner, to have the best chance of success?

(Taste isn't an issue because I'll eat anything if it's edible, but I'd like to make bread to be proud of, which I haven't managed yet.)



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 Re: Who is the fruitiest Dotnutter?
Topic Originator: Bertiesback  
Date:   Tue 28 Aug 10:51

Well the most straightforward is a white loaf made with a biga. That is how I started. (usually spans over 2 days)

Here's an Italian loaf I have made (but to another recipe) It is very simple but the main thing is "temperature" and flour grade.

Note his insistence on a "strong" white flour. Try something like this which is very strong and is good value - or just search Aldi or Lidl for a strong Matthews equivalent. Note the "strong" refers to amount of protein so look for 12-14

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Marriages-Canadian-Strong-White-1-5kg/dp/B00MH473JI/ref=sr_1_12_s_it?s=grocery&ie=UTF8&qid=1535449202&sr=1-12&keywords=manitoba+flour

Recipe:

http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/54556/90-biga-loaf-italian-method

Good luck.
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 Re: Who is the fruitiest Dotnutter?
Topic Originator: OzPar  
Date:   Tue 28 Aug 13:18

What a fascinating thread this has turned out to be, especially since the introduction of Bertie's bakery.

On the fruit side, I enjoy a banana every day and am very partial to mandarins and gooseberries.

On the baking side, when I first came to Melbourne I went hillwalking with a couple of workmates for a weekend. When we camped, I was introduced to the bushman's meal of Billy Tea and Damper.

Billy Tea is a very strong tea brewed in a tin can over an open fire, while Damper is a traditional poor-man's bread cooked in a pot over the fire. It is simple to make, a bit like Irish soda bread, and is best eaten hot with lashings of butter. If you make it at home, try it dipped in a mixture of olive oil, rock salt and balsamic vinegar.

Here's a link to a recipe...

https://www.geniuskitchen.com/recipe/australian-damper-370090
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 Re: Who is the fruitiest Dotnutter?
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Tue 28 Aug 16:29

This was meant to be a health conscious thread. I've put on half a stone since the OP.

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