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PhilipInCoventry
Holbrooks
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211 of 234  Mon 6th Aug 2018 6:58pm  
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Hi all Wave A bit of good sausage news. Meanwhile, I am sad that Conroy's coffee shop has closed in Corporation Street. Sad I am further saddend because I know how much my friend Janet enjoyed her coffee there.
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Prof
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212 of 234  Thu 11th Oct 2018 9:00am  
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Coventry Godcakes
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CovPoliceHistory
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213 of 234  Fri 12th Oct 2018 2:37pm  
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Dated, April 1937. Edited by member, 12th Oct 2018 2:38 pm
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Annewiggy
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214 of 234  Sun 22nd Sep 2019 10:50am  
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I keep seeing things on the internet about what is now called "French Toast" described as “bread dipped in egg and fried". When I was growing up we had something we called French toast which was slices of bread and butter stuck together and toasted and a bit more butter on top, lovely. It was usually if there was any bread and butter (or marg ) left over from tea time, always there "to fill up with". We were lucky as there was always a plentiful supply of Sunblest as dad worked at Suttons. Did any one else have this or was it just us. I also can't see that the eggy bread thing can be called toast if it is fried! Edited by member, 22nd Sep 2019 2:51 pm

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Kaga simpson
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215 of 234  Sun 22nd Sep 2019 11:15am  
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Annewiggy, Correct, we were eating that in Coventry when I was three (1930) have no fears, we fried pratically everything in lard or dripping, it was delicious. Despite what the doctors say today, here am I. We never were fussy about the right words, or places, we all knew and understood each other whatever. It was making a French bed that annoyed me.
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Annewiggy
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216 of 234  Sun 22nd Sep 2019 12:47pm  
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Thanks for confirming that Kaga. Yes, one of my favourite things was dripping on toast, had to have a bit of the brown jelly and salt. Still have it occasionally if I cook anything to make it, and we are still here!
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Blueleader
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217 of 234  Sun 22nd Sep 2019 3:33pm  
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On 22nd Sep 2019 10:50am, Annewiggy said: I keep seeing things on the internet about what is now called "French Toast" described as bread dipped in egg and fried". When I was growing up we had something we called French toast which was slices of bread and butter stuck together and toasted and a bit more butter on top, lovely. It was usually if there was any bread and butter (or marg ) left over from tea time, always there "to fill up with". we were lucky as there was always a plentiful supply of Sunblest as dad worked at Suttons. Did any one else have this or was it just us. I also can't see that the eggy bread thing can be called toast if it is fried !
We grew up calling it Egg Dip, eggy bread or gypsy toast. We had plenty of bread too, my dad worked at Savages. Happy days!
Ric Osborne

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Dougie
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218 of 234  Sun 22nd Sep 2019 4:45pm  
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Thumbs up Annewiggy, Just couldn't let this pass as up here in the north of England (Wigan) we've eaten it all our lives. With living through the war years and being seven children, nothing went to waste in our house. I still do eat left overs on French toast Try this Anne, you can get the toast bags from the pound shop Wink Get four slices of bread, place two on a plate, fill with cheese and place in microwave till soft, get any leftovers, place on top of cheese then put the other two pieces of bread on top, turn them over and place in bag, then put into the toaster Big grin Thumbs up
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Midland Red
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219 of 234  Tue 1st Oct 2019 2:02pm  
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On 22nd Sep 2019 12:47pm, Annewiggy said: Thanks for confirming that Kaga. Yes, one of my favourite things was dripping on toast, had to have a bit of the brown jelly and salt. Still have it occasionally if I cook anything to make it, and we are still here!
I recall having that quite regularly in the early 1950s Thumbs up Not sure I’d be allowed it today Sad
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Kaga simpson
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220 of 234  Tue 1st Oct 2019 2:20pm  
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Midland Red. I do hope you had a great time. Now that would get you a lecture from your GP today (my computer crashed, so no e-mail, borrowing computer for now)
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Helen F
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221 of 234  Tue 1st Oct 2019 4:42pm  
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I remember when crumpets were seasonal and you could only get them in the winter months. Mmmmm crumpets.
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PhilipInCoventry
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222 of 234  Wed 25th Dec 2019 6:27pm  
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Hi all Wave When is dinner time? When is tea time & when is supper time? If dinner is at noon, why do kids take a packed lunch? I haven't opened the port yet!

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Midland Red
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223 of 234  Wed 25th Dec 2019 6:33pm  
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I thought you’d know, Philip, with your lifelong interest in food Wink
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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224 of 234  Sun 12th Jan 2020 4:33pm  
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On 11th Jan 2020 12:47pm, Annewiggy said: It's mostly when cooking that I get confused Helen, some recipes sometimes change from metric to imperial. Usually if I am using a recipe I have been using for years I still do it in imperial, victoria sponge would be in ounces. I do admit that when I first started work and was trained as a comptometer operator things would have been so much easier if we had been metric. I would not have had to learn all the decimals for currency to do multiplications. I still convert back sometimes like thinking a second class stamp is now 12s 2½d!!
Ok Anne, a cup full, or half a cup, point is how big are your cups? Mine are all different sizes. Then how old are your cookery books? I still follow my old one I had come with my Jackson Highline Grill cooker (1961), it's never let me down yet. My old Pyrex measuring jug is a winner for me, the markings up the side have worn away a little bit. I have got used to that (but I do look after it). Roll eyes Post copied from topic Measurement - Imperial v Metric on 13th Jan 2020 7:23 pm
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Annewiggy
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225 of 234  Sun 12th Jan 2020 5:32pm  
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Yes, Dreamtime I forgot to mention the American cupfull. What sort of measure is that. I have all different ages of cookbooks. One of my favourites is called “Modern Cookery” and it was a Christmas present to my mum from her stepmum in 1944, the year she got married. My favourite for cakes and pastry is my Bero recipe book. And yes I wouldn’t be without my Pyrex jug. I have a fairly new one as the last one got all chipped. I also have to have a tape measure with feet and inches on side and mm the other so I can measure in one sort and convert it.
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