Autumn Comfort Food

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Autumn Comfort Food

Postby Zosherooney » October 18th, 2017, 6:24 am

Winter drawers on !!!!!! OK it was 24 degrees the day before yesterday but one needs to be prepared for colder days and warming food. I really like the sound of all these dishes, Yottam is one of my fave chefs and his dishes really float my boat....https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyl ... ottolenghi
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Re: Autumn Comfort Food

Postby Herbidacious » October 18th, 2017, 7:17 am

Yes they do look nice. I have a thing for olives at the moment, and a potato pairing would be good. We will need egg yolk suggestions if making the friand though :)
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Re: Autumn Comfort Food

Postby StokeySue » October 18th, 2017, 9:00 am

As soon as I can be bothered to hit the High Street I intend to get either oxtail or lamb for braising, very autumnal.
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Re: Autumn Comfort Food

Postby TeresaFoodie » October 18th, 2017, 9:05 am

My belly has just rumbled loudly reading that article!

At this time of year I crave mashed potato, roast dinners, soup that is thick with pearl barley, root veg put into most meals and dumplings.

This is the UK's best season and I am happy snuggling up with my kitchen! What could be nicer? I might pick up some parsnips later and do some curried parsnip soup to have with the naan breads that I have resisted feeding to my very greedy sparrows.
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Re: Autumn Comfort Food

Postby Seatallan » October 18th, 2017, 12:15 pm

Kate & Sidney Pie... :chops: :chops:

And a recipe I traditionally always make at this time of year. Valerie's Autumnal Pork (Valerie is a foodie friend of ours and the first time I ate it Valerie had cooked it). Am making it for next Friday actually. :chops:
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Re: Autumn Comfort Food

Postby suffolk » October 18th, 2017, 12:27 pm

Seatallan wrote:Kate & Sidney Pie...


That's what we're having for supper this evening :hungry:
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Re: Autumn Comfort Food

Postby Bubbles » October 18th, 2017, 2:33 pm

Loving the look of that friand, have loads of blackberries in the freezer. Autumn cooking to me is when I get the slow cooker out. So far I have done lamb shanks in a middle eastern type gravy, am making cottage pie today, and a week or so ago did some yummy short ribs. Mine is a large crockpot which I have had for years and love it, but I am debating whether to retire it and get an Instant Pot.
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Re: Autumn Comfort Food

Postby Luca » October 18th, 2017, 5:43 pm

StokeySue wrote:As soon as I can be bothered to hit the High Street I intend to get either oxtail or lamb for braising, very autumnal.


Drat. I shall have to log back into my Ocado order. Forgot the oxtail. I love fettuccine with oxtail ragu and was going to make some for my young nephew who is coming to stay with me for the weekend. Thanks for reminding me though!

I am really looking forward to having cassoulet soon. I also aim to make more in the slow cooker and freeze portions.
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Re: Autumn Comfort Food

Postby earthmaiden » October 18th, 2017, 7:24 pm

Mmmm, the gratin for me! The thought of cosy suppers as the evenings draw in :chops: . We were talking about stews and casseroles at work today and salivating at the thought of mashed potato or dumplings :chops: . I do love this time of year though - most of all for all the fruits and then leeks and things. Toffee apples, parkin etc as it comes up to Halloween and Guy Fawkes :chops: :chops:

Wish I wasn't trying to lose weight :rolleyes:
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Re: Autumn Comfort Food

Postby Zosherooney » October 18th, 2017, 9:25 pm

I have some cooked spanish grown squash and have an inkling to try making squash gnocchi in the near future and maybe add some parsnip thin stalks too... waste not want not...
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Re: Autumn Comfort Food

Postby Ratatouille » October 19th, 2017, 9:15 am

Rabbit pie - with a suet crust.
Braised oxcheek
Carbonnade - with either steak or lamb neck
Choucroute

Pumpkin soup
French onion soup
Lentil and chestnut soup
Wild mushroom soup

Steamed puddings and custard
Quince and apple pie
Pears in red wine
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Re: Autumn Comfort Food

Postby suffolk » October 19th, 2017, 10:00 am

Bedfordshire Clanger :hungry: Not the baked abomination as shown on GBBO, but the Bedfordshire Bacon Clanger as cooked by my Ma and generations of my family before her

http://www.localfoodheroes.co.uk/?e=392

I'll be making one when the cold weather sets in .... lots of unsmoked streaky bacon, some chopped onion, lots of fresh parsley and ground white pepper, wrapped in suet crust, old butter papers and a pudding cloth and steamed for 2-3 hours :chops:
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Re: Autumn Comfort Food

Postby StokeySue » October 19th, 2017, 10:58 am

You can keep that Suffolk, don't like steamed suet
I have been thinking of doing the old Jocasta Innes dish of sliced potatoes and onions layered up with bacon scraps and cooked very slowly until melting

Yesterday I got some chopped mutton with bone, I had a small amount of merguez sausage, so I made a tagine, and had some when I came in last night at about 8. Yum
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Re: Autumn Comfort Food

Postby suffolk » October 19th, 2017, 11:05 am

StokeySue wrote:You can keep that Suffolk, don't like steamed suet


:tu: Crossed you off the invitation list Sue

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Re: Autumn Comfort Food

Postby Badger's mate » October 19th, 2017, 11:11 am

Crossed you off the invitation list Sue


If there's some going begging...

Mind you, I'd be equally happy with bacon & onion hotpot or tagine :D
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Re: Autumn Comfort Food

Postby suffolk » October 19th, 2017, 11:16 am

BM :tu: mind you, I have been known to put the bacon, onion and parsley filling into a basin topped with suet crust and steam it like that ... that's the diet version ;)
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Re: Autumn Comfort Food

Postby Ratatouille » October 19th, 2017, 12:13 pm

I just love steamed suet puds both savoury and sweet
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Re: Autumn Comfort Food

Postby earthmaiden » October 19th, 2017, 12:19 pm

Me too ... but not keen on bacon. How I wish I could have the S&K pud that a childhood friend's ma used to make once more .. :drool: MIL's Suety Puddin' was wonderful too. (Spotted Dick to most people!).

Do you like suet dumplings Sue?
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Re: Autumn Comfort Food

Postby Zosherooney » October 19th, 2017, 9:11 pm

We lit the fire for the first time this season, we had 3 very happy cats :D I have felt under par for 48 hours and could not get warm, feel a bit better tonight now. :)
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