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Re: What made you smile today? 8

Postby Catch-up » Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:06 pm

I'm going to suggest that to him! How much do you usually put in? We make enough to fill a 4qt slow cooker.
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Re: What made you smile today? 8

Postby The Mad Collector » Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:12 pm

It adds a definite richness to the dish and I use about 5 or 6 squares of dark chocolate (50% cocoa solids or higher) for every 1lb of meat if that helps, American food measurements don't convert to anything we understand over here. ;)

Don't add the chocolate at the start, stir it in about 15 minutes after you have started to cook the chilli that way it melts through the dish and will cook evenly giving a great smooth flavour
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Re: What made you smile today? 8

Postby Ghost » Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:15 pm

mmmmm nice
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Re: What made you smile today? 8

Postby janet » Tue Nov 12, 2013 4:07 pm

My curries are always nicer the next day too. I have another use for chocolate squares :drool:
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Re: What made you smile today? 8

Postby Ghost » Tue Nov 12, 2013 4:13 pm

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Re: What made you smile today? 8

Postby janet » Tue Nov 12, 2013 4:19 pm

Oooo, a flasher :lol:
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Re: What made you smile today? 8

Postby wicked woman » Tue Nov 12, 2013 6:12 pm

He doesn't look very well. :(
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Re: What made you smile today? 8

Postby Catch-up » Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:58 pm

The Mad Collector wrote:It adds a definite richness to the dish and I use about 5 or 6 squares of dark chocolate (50% cocoa solids or higher) for every 1lb of meat if that helps, American food measurements don't convert to anything we understand over here. ;)

Don't add the chocolate at the start, stir it in about 15 minutes after you have started to cook the chilli that way it melts through the dish and will cook evenly giving a great smooth flavour


Thanks, that helps! I know what you mean, trying to translate measurements usually doesn't work. I've only made one dish from an English recipe, toad in the hole. I didn't know if I was doing it right or if it would turn out until I pulled it out of the oven. Thankfully it did!
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Re: What made you smile today? 8

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Nov 13, 2013 1:42 pm

It doesn't help that a US Pint is different to a UK Pint: 16 Fluid Ounces in the US. 20 Fluid Ounces in the UK. :)
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Re: What made you smile today? 8

Postby Batty » Wed Nov 13, 2013 3:41 pm

Catch-up wrote:...
Thanks, that helps! I know what you mean, trying to translate measurements usually doesn't work. I've only made one dish from an English recipe, toad in the hole. I didn't know if I was doing it right or if it would turn out until I pulled it out of the oven. Thankfully it did!

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Re: What made you smile today? 8

Postby Catch-up » Wed Nov 13, 2013 6:48 pm

Thank you! It was good, we enjoyed it. Never made it again and I'm not sure why. I seem to remember that something about it was time consuming. Does some kind of onion gravy topping sound plausible? I could just be mixing it up with something else. I do happen to have a picture though! The person who gave me the recipe was on the CA DW forum and wanted to see the results, so I took this:

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Re: What made you smile today? 8

Postby Ghost » Wed Nov 13, 2013 7:21 pm

Catch-up wrote:Thank you! It was good, we enjoyed it. Never made it again and I'm not sure why. I seem to remember that something about it was time consuming. Does some kind of onion gravy topping sound plausible? I could just be mixing it up with something else. I do happen to have a picture though! The person who gave me the recipe was on the CA DW forum and wanted to see the results, so I took this:

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mmm toad in hole yes it would go well with onion gravy
or brown sauce gravy (ordinary gravy with brown sauce stirred in)
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Re: What made you smile today? 8

Postby Ghost » Wed Nov 13, 2013 8:02 pm

I must stop bringing my cash card to work I keep on buying stuff
I brought this reduced from £14 to just £5
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Re: What made you smile today? 8

Postby raptornx01 » Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:25 pm

Why do I feel that dish would go great with Prairie Oysters? :?
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Re: What made you smile today? 8

Postby hnorwood » Thu Nov 14, 2013 12:51 pm

The Mad Collector wrote:It adds a definite richness to the dish and I use about 5 or 6 squares of dark chocolate (50% cocoa solids or higher) for every 1lb of meat if that helps, American food measurements don't convert to anything we understand over here. ;)

Don't add the chocolate at the start, stir it in about 15 minutes after you have started to cook the chilli that way it melts through the dish and will cook evenly giving a great smooth flavour


I'll agree with that - it's really a case of adding to taste!

{later} Mind you - I did once add a spoonful of cocoa powder - that was not nice (probably because there's no sugar in cocoa powder} - so stick to chocolate or drinking chocolate
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