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Message 1362899 - Posted: 30 Apr 2013, 14:05:27 UTC - in response to Message 1362755.

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As soon as Gary said Easter? Kerching! But it really was a stab in the dark. I feel a bit guilty pinching it off Gary though because I think he may have got it first. Oh well. I'll go searching and get back.

I suspect Gary plays some games the way I do - to advance the game, rather than to win.

Yes, there is that. And Chris owes us a pic.

That was a little unfair. We on this side of the pond (well me at least) never heard of hot cross buns. Am I wrong that it's brit thing?

My mother used to like them, except that she didn't like any of the ones available in the grocery stores. She finally found a recipe to make her own, and then she skipped the cross and kept a stash of them in the freezer all year. Every morning, she'd get one out and nuke it for breakfast.

A couple months ago, I found a leftover bag of them. I never liked them and they were horribly freezer burned, so I tossed them out back for the critters.

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Message 1363079 - Posted: 1 May 2013, 4:56:46 UTC

OK I stand corrected. I never heard of them but clearly others did.

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Message 1363115 - Posted: 1 May 2013, 7:37:58 UTC

From what I can find out, these buns did seemingly originate in Britain but are today well known throughout the world. In the 1600's most bakers marked their buns and pastries with a cross, which came in time to symbolise the crucifixion, hence their use at Easter time. Although bought cold, you eat them hot to bring out the flavour of the spices, hence the name hot cross buns!

http://recipewise.co.uk/the-history-of-the-hot-cross-bun

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Message 1364161 - Posted: 3 May 2013, 22:28:42 UTC

In France pizza comes with an egg in the middle on request. Turns out I liked it but I will not do it at home. LOL!


It's called a capricciosa used to be available at my local Pizza Express, but now days they have to use a hard boiled eggs due to problems with raw eggs. Pity they were a favorite of mine.



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Message 1364172 - Posted: 3 May 2013, 22:51:46 UTC - in response to Message 1364161.
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Now that pizza looks like it was cooked on a pizza stone and or pizza oven. At home a stone is the only way I know to get a pizza to come out like the one in photo.

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With dark well done crust/bottom and the top done just right but not burnt like some of the bottom crust.
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Message 1364192 - Posted: 4 May 2013, 0:12:42 UTC - in response to Message 1364161.

In France pizza comes with an egg in the middle on request. Turns out I liked it but I will not do it at home. LOL!


It's called a capricciosa used to be available at my local Pizza Express, but now days they have to use a hard boiled eggs due to problems with raw eggs. Pity they were a favorite of mine.




I tried it a couple of times and ended up with a burnt pizza with a raw egg in the middle of it.

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Message 1364203 - Posted: 4 May 2013, 0:24:01 UTC - in response to Message 1364192.

In France pizza comes with an egg in the middle on request. Turns out I liked it but I will not do it at home. LOL!


It's called a capricciosa used to be available at my local Pizza Express, but now days they have to use a hard boiled eggs due to problems with raw eggs. Pity they were a favorite of mine.




I tried it a couple of times and ended up with a burnt pizza with a raw egg in the middle of it.

A quick search online suggest this is probably not best tried at home, you need the temperature of a proper pizza oven (550ºF) plus the airflow. One reason Pizza Express stopped was the concern that eggs might be infected with salmonella bacteria and not cooking them properly could cause food poisining. I don't think there were any actual cases form eating an under cooked pizza but the precautions stuck.
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Message 1364213 - Posted: 4 May 2013, 0:50:29 UTC - in response to Message 1364203.

I tried it a couple of times and ended up with a burnt pizza with a raw egg in the middle of it.

A quick search online suggest this is probably not best tried at home, you need the temperature of a proper pizza oven (550ºF) plus the airflow. One reason Pizza Express stopped was the concern that eggs might be infected with salmonella bacteria and not cooking them properly could cause food poisining. I don't think there were any actual cases form eating an under cooked pizza but the precautions stuck.

Their insurance company probably made them change.

I did get one suggestion to do it as close as possible to the top of the oven, which I plan to try soon.

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Message 1364313 - Posted: 4 May 2013, 6:43:03 UTC - in response to Message 1364192.

I tried it a couple of times and ended up with a burnt pizza with a raw egg in the middle of it.

Try partly, er mostly, cooking the egg first and then adding it as a topping and cooking the pizza.

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Message 1366185 - Posted: 10 May 2013, 3:30:10 UTC

Count to 10,000 to 20,000 # 19a in the thread Here needs a picture with a number in the picture.
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Message 1366240 - Posted: 10 May 2013, 7:35:38 UTC - in response to Message 1366185.

Count to 10,000 to 20,000 # 19a in the thread Here needs a picture with a number in the picture.

Due to the copyright issue, may I respectfully suggest the "count to thread" is abandoned. Also the higher numbers make it difficult to post interesting pictures.

Just my thoughts.
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Message 1366278 - Posted: 10 May 2013, 9:12:41 UTC
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Why not scrap the current one, and start again from No.1 BUT with the proviso that we do not allow pictures of trains, or catalogue part numbers, and no copyright pictures either!! It can be done under those rules with a bit of thought, and if that challenges the propeller heads around here, GOOD!

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Message 1366340 - Posted: 10 May 2013, 14:07:58 UTC

Good thinking, Chris ;)
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Message 1366359 - Posted: 10 May 2013, 15:31:01 UTC

Thank you young Lady, obviously someone of discernment ;-)

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Message 1366399 - Posted: 10 May 2013, 17:26:31 UTC

Then someone may as well close the thread(Count to 10,000 to 20,000 # 19a), as trains have numbers on them, without them, there's less of a valid reason to play and that is a proven fact...
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Message 1366411 - Posted: 10 May 2013, 17:50:55 UTC

As thread founder I have declared the post to umpty-twidly-one game "abandoned" due to lack of interest.
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Message 1366414 - Posted: 10 May 2013, 17:53:25 UTC

Amen.

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Message 1366473 - Posted: 10 May 2013, 19:06:58 UTC

Chris and I are working on see who can get their post removed first on the caption contest
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Message 1366485 - Posted: 10 May 2013, 19:58:22 UTC - in response to Message 1366473.

Chris and I are working on see who can get their post removed first on the caption contest


Now, now gentlemen! I do believe that innuendo is actually allowed, as it is supposed to be beyond the grasp of "the children".

Case in point... Polka-Dot Undies!

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Message 1366500 - Posted: 10 May 2013, 20:46:21 UTC

and I win
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