Nanna's frozen berries Hep A should be a wake-up call

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  1. Mary Playford

    Mary Playford Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Ta LoveInNature, Mark is a valuable source for preserving stuff too. I watch his preserving videos and I give it a go. If I am not sure about something I just ask. I have been lucky that whatever I was making turns out good. That's gives me the confident to make other stuff :D
     
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    I am still finding my way around and I am glad to have the time to do this today. I found the showcase section and am really loving the reviews and discovering new fruit and vegs. I really want to give making cheese a go. I have heard about this pub in Yandina that holds courses during the year which are excellent value. They teach you, provide all the equipment that you take home with you and the produce from the course. I will do a bit more research and put up the details.
     
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    Another place where you will find people who give lessons on cheese making is at the Blue House at Yandina. It's the Permaculture place. They have speakers most Saturday mornings & the lady who talks about cheese & keffir, etc also gives group lessons.

    http://yandinacommunitygardens.com.au/
    2017 workshops:-
    http://yandinacommunitygardens.com.au/?page_id=40

    Somewhere I have details of 2 other women who do workshops. I'll track them down.
     
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    It may have been this place and they stayed at the pub overnight. Thank-you!
     
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    Please share your Christmas Pudding recipe.
     
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    Mary, please explain what you mean by the above statement. To me,, chook being a chicken means your afraid of peppers. I get the feeling you don't mean this.
     
  7. Mary Playford

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    LOL, yea, I am a big chicken when it comes to hot peppers. Well, in my case chilli, that is what I have growing in my garden. :D I can only eat 1 or 2 chilli at a time because they are bloody hot LOL. Yes, chook is an Aussie term for chicken.

    Here, we call bell peppers capsicum and the rest chilli and hot peppers. But if you ask someone the variety then they will tell you its a banana pepper or jalapeno....etc. However, if you are a pepper enthusiast you will know each pepper by their actual name. But then, it could just be me… lazy:yahoo:
     
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    Here are the 2 pudding recipes I am doing

    Fruit Pudding step by step recipe

    Step 1
    Add 250 gr sultanas, 250 gr raisins, 250 gr currants, 185 gr mixed peel, 1 1/2 tsps mixed spice, 2 Tbsps glazed cherries to a large bowl stir in 1 cup raw sugar , 2/3 cup treacle or can use golden syrup, 3 Tbsps brandy (optional). Stir well, cover in fridge overnight

    Step 2
    Next morning add 600 mil milk, 2 eggs , 250 gr SR flour, 3 cups fresh breadcrumbs ,185 gr grated suet , mix well

    Step 3
    Wash and rinse 6 x no 28 fit rubber rings and butter inside of jars

    * 7 wide mouth pints can be used

    Step 4
    Divide pudding mix into jars , leaving 4cm headspace, wiped rims.

    Step 5
    Place in waterbath , cover with warm water making sure to cover by at least 4cm

    Step 6
    Process on hold boil for 210 min, turn off heat wait ten minutes, remove and stand until completely cool


    **The lady mentioned that she doubled the recipe to get 7 jars
    gr = gram


    Sticky Date and Raisin

    500gr stoned dates, roughly chopped

    300g raisins

    400ml milk

    3cups fresh bread crumbs

    140g suet

    100g soft brown sugar

    2 large eggs

    175g self-raising flour

    1 tsp mixed spice

    zest 1 orange

    60 mil dark rum or brandy *optional

    Put the dates, raisins, milk and brandy or rum in a small saucepan and bring to the boil. Simmer for 5 mins until the fruit is soft and the liquid has been absorbed, it looks curdled but its ok, let cool. Butter 6 puddings jars and add rings. Rub the grated suet into the flour until it resembles fine breadcrumbs

    Add the mixed spice, orange zest and breadcrumbs. Stir in date mixture and a pinch of salt, whisk eggs and sugar and stir everything well divide between jars should have 5cms headspace. Move a spatula around the jar to remove air bubbles, wipe rims and seal with a vinegar cloth ,seal jar with lid and 2 clamps process 180 min hold boil check water level and top up with boiling water if needed

    **Note: Australians’ uses Fowlers jars hence the 2 clamps in the recipe. You can use Balls Wide Mouth Jars, so they will slide out easily. I am also going to try and make some in the half pint. Oh, you can use packet suet too.

    I am not sure how many Ball jars to use for the one recipe but I have enough backups :D I only use the ball/mason jars and others that don’t look complicated LOL. I don’t know anything about fowlers.

    If you are on facebook, I am under this name, add me and I will invite you to our preserving/canning group. There, you can ask further queries about the pudding and blah. :dance:
     
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