4 Oct 2014
Emergency Christmas Cake - what happens if the cake or pudding is burned, lost or otherwise bgrred up? (and why to share NOW)
OK - we all know you should have baked and had your Christmas cakes and puddings resting by now? At least for a few weeks? Meantime - this is for the hapless and for those who won't die from fussiness nor lack of absolute Epicurean delight. My lovely Mumsnet if the best place for other help and recipes but here is mine
Save some fruit NOW. Mixed dried fruits, save some aside.
Emergency Christmas Pudding/Cake
Dried fruit (let's say) 4 - 8 cups (value brand is fine)
1 tsp Indian Cassia Bark, 1/3 tsp mixed spice, 1/3 tsp nutmeg
Grated zest of half an Italian lime, teaspoon Essex ginger (any)
1/2 cup Ocado/house/shop brandy
1/2 cup Ontario maple syrup/golden syrup (not for me the latter)
3 tblspns Molasses/brown sugar (phosphorus free if poss)
2 Tblspns table honey (Sainbury's is OK)
Himalayan Pink Salt (PINCH of any salt is OK)
1 cup British Unsalted butter
1-2 Bramley apples
4-6 Eggs depending on Breed /size/ (duck is good)
2 cups of flour of your choice - spelt is good
1.3 cup of Ground nuts, almond will do or select 1/2 cup of nut butter
1 Tablspoons Hot Chocolate powder
Chop it all, mix it up well and pour into your large saucepan, add a tablespoon of Somerset cider vinegar/Braggs (optional) and a cup of water.
Turn oven on to cake-heat
Bring saucepan mix to boil, then place lid on, allow to simmer on low heat (don't leave it unattended, keep stirring and checking) for approx 5-10 minutes
Grease and flour your tin, add gunk and bake on medium - ADD TO OVEN a large-ish bowl of water - place at bottom of oven. This helps stop it catching/drying out. Do not have oven on too high. This is a wet/puddingy cake/pud and not expected to be springy or bouncy. Bake for 1 and half to two hours (check it but it's fine as long as you love quality goo!)
3 Oct 2014
Mother Justice attacks Sainsbury's - poor show ! Will Ocado do better? It's not just customer service competence we need, it's the actual service!
I couldn't log in and missed updating an order, I need to add water to my shop, and the time for amending an order is gone, can you help please?
Sainsbury's unhelpfully wrote:
Thank you for your email about your order. I am sorry that you forgot to add an item to your order. I can appreciate your disappointment.
I can confirm that as your order is fixed for delivery today, we are unable to make any further amendments as the store have already processed payment for your order.
If you need any further assistance please contact us on 0800 328 1700 option 1, option 1 and one of our team will be happy to help.
We appreciate the time you have taken to contact us. We hope to see you online again soon.
Thanks, for that I shop with Ocado next week
Mother Justice http://mother-4-justice.blogspot.com