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Offline Guy Etchells

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Re: Ultimate comfort food in these trying times
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 12 April 20 10:35 BST (UK) »
Yum, rhubarb crumble and custard.  ;)

The mention of rhubarb has me longing for that now rare rhubarb pie in hot water pastry (the thin pastry Scottish mince pies use) I have not seen one for about 50 years. Plenty of mince pies, yes, but give me one of those rhubarb pies and I am in heaven.

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Re: Ultimate comfort food in these trying times
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 12 April 20 10:50 BST (UK) »
Guy they are my guilty pleasure  :)
You can still get them, usually independent Scottish bakers.
Only problem is that they are a bit wee so definitely need two to satisfy.  ;)

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Re: Ultimate comfort food in these trying times
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 12 April 20 11:14 BST (UK) »
For breakfast I'd settle for two slices of bread, toasted, spread while it's hot with some nice mature stilton, then placed either side of two rashers of crispy fried bacon . . . and maybe slip a fried egg in there too  ;)  Then make a good strong mug of tea and take the whole lot out to the garden and enjoy it in the spring sunshine, listening to the birds . . .  8)

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Re: Ultimate comfort food in these trying times
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 12 April 20 12:24 BST (UK) »
Chocolate, chocolate, oh and chocolate.

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Re: Ultimate comfort food in these trying times
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 12 April 20 12:53 BST (UK) »
Some of the truly great dishes happen to be made with very inexpensive ingredients. Many of them are cooked very slowly, with time to develop great depth of flavour. Often these dishes are even better when warmed up the following day.

Think of stews and hotpots, curries and even lasagna.

I think that most "comfort food" falls into this category. TV cooks don't normally show them; most restaurants don't do "slow food".

One of my favourites is Sea Pie, which as far as I know has no link to the ocean beyond its colour. It's one of the family favourite recipes I've been slowly putting online at http://www.andrewalston.co.uk/recipes.html
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Re: Ultimate comfort food in these trying times
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 12 April 20 12:57 BST (UK) »
My comfort food is my own recipe, slow-cooker, spare ribs!
I do a barbecue sauce; and serve with mashed potato ;D ;D

6 to 8 hours on low is about right.
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Re: Ultimate comfort food in these trying times
« Reply #15 on: Sunday 12 April 20 13:13 BST (UK) »
I do like chocolate but I think I would have to go for stovies like my mother and father used to make. I have tried to them but although it taste similar I am obviously missing something.

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Re: Ultimate comfort food in these trying times
« Reply #16 on: Sunday 12 April 20 13:29 BST (UK) »
Regular order if I'm in Duke Street, rhubarb & apple pies, two of each in a box. Plus 6 well-fired rolls ;D        Grant's the bakers in Dennistoun,

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Re: Ultimate comfort food in these trying times
« Reply #17 on: Sunday 12 April 20 17:01 BST (UK) »
Yum, rhubarb crumble and custard.  ;)
+1 for rhubarb & custard.