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Re: Favourite foods gone forever

Postby Bazzer » May 17th, 2010, 7:45 am

Sad thing is that when you do pluck up the courage to buy some kids sweets for yourself it ends up in sadness and a burst bubble.
They never taste the same as you remember them. :cry:
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Re: Favourite foods gone forever

Postby Catherine » May 17th, 2010, 3:07 pm

Screwballs as far as I am aware have always been available, but the ball at the bottom is a ball of bubblegum. Yuk Yuk Yuk. The ice cream van sells them and I also believe you can get them in the supermarket
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Re: Favourite foods gone forever

Postby Luca » May 17th, 2010, 3:13 pm

I'm sure the ones we had had a gob stopper in the bottom.... we are talking quite a few years back..

From the sound of it you dislike bubble/chewing gum just as much as I do Catherine.... I always think people eating it look like they are chewing the cud.... ;)
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Re: Favourite foods gone forever

Postby icelesley » May 17th, 2010, 3:33 pm

Definately jublies, and the good old mivvy. Oh and caramac, curly wirley, plain crisps with the little blue pack of salt, liquroise wood too.
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Re: Favourite foods gone forever

Postby pinkmacaroon » May 17th, 2010, 3:39 pm

Horlicks Tablets! Oh, how I loved them. I understand you can get them in America, why they were discontinued here is a mystery.
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Re: Favourite foods gone forever

Postby Riocaz » May 17th, 2010, 6:01 pm

Jubblies, Mivvy, caramac, curly whirly, and smiths salt and shake crisps are all still about...

As is licorice wood (as it's just a piece of licorice stem that has been dried)
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Re: Favourite foods gone forever

Postby Catherine » May 17th, 2010, 7:24 pm

Luca wrote:From the sound of it you dislike bubble/chewing gum just as much as I do Catherine.... I always think people eating it look like they are chewing the cud....


I can't stand the stuff Luca, never have done, never will.

I think just about everything to do with it bugs me and sends shivers down my spine, the smell, texture and that bloody awful slapping noise people make when they eat it. :terrified: :terrified: :shock: :x
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Re: Favourite foods gone forever

Postby Catherine » May 17th, 2010, 7:26 pm

icelesley wrote:Definately jublies, and the good old mivvy. Oh and caramac, curly wirley, plain crisps with the little blue pack of salt, liquroise wood too.



But you can still get all these Ice so do not fret :hi5:
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Re: Favourite foods gone forever

Postby Riocaz » May 17th, 2010, 7:29 pm

I said that about an hour before you Catherine ;-P
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Re: Favourite foods gone forever

Postby Catherine » May 17th, 2010, 7:31 pm

Riocaz wrote: said that about an hour before you Catherine ;-P


Oops, oh well a bit of repetition to emphasise the fact :D
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Re: Favourite foods gone forever

Postby Riocaz » May 17th, 2010, 7:44 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Favourite foods gone forever

Postby Bazzer » May 18th, 2010, 6:28 am

Licorice Wood is still around in health food or country food type places. In fact it's more common than you think but you have to really look for it.
Tiger Nuts are the same.
NB. For anyone living or visiting near Kingsvalley Food Hall in Cornwall. You can buy it there.
As you go into the Food Hall proper it's on the far left wall near the Pulses.
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Re: Favourite foods gone forever

Postby icelesley » May 18th, 2010, 8:44 am

Catherine wrote:
icelesley wrote:Definately jublies, and the good old mivvy. Oh and caramac, curly wirley, plain crisps with the little blue pack of salt, liquroise wood too.



But you can still get all these Ice so do not fret :hi5:


Not around here you can't. :(
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Re: Favourite foods gone forever

Postby Bazzer » May 18th, 2010, 8:48 am

Catherine don't forget how far behind the times they are up t'north.
Not at all up to date as we are in the effluent south.

OMG. What have I said as he runs to avoid a severe beating with Black Puddings. :terrified: ;)
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Re: Favourite foods gone forever

Postby Catherine » May 18th, 2010, 8:57 am

Quick guys, send out provisions!!!!!!
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Re: Favourite foods gone forever

Postby icelesley » May 18th, 2010, 2:15 pm

Actually Bazzer I would say if you can get them down your way you are behind the times, us Northerners have moved ob to bigger better more up to date things ;) We even have electricity now :clap:
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Re: Favourite foods gone forever

Postby Bazzer » May 18th, 2010, 2:45 pm

Just need someone to learn how to fot a plud and you'll be cooking on gas. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Favourite foods gone forever

Postby BooCooTwo » May 18th, 2010, 4:10 pm

I loved Pacers, they were chewy mints Spangles were my all time favourite sweets though!
I want some NOW!
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Re: Favourite foods gone forever

Postby cyprusmoira » May 18th, 2010, 4:37 pm

Does any one remember Frizzets ? It was a mixture, mainly pea flour, that you made into a batter then fried as small pancakes. We had them as a treat, with bacon, at breakfast.

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Re: Favourite foods gone forever

Postby pinkmacaroon » May 19th, 2010, 12:35 am

cyprusmoira wrote:Does any one remember Frizzets ? It was a mixture, mainly pea flour, that you made into a batter then fried as small pancakes. We had them as a treat, with bacon, at breakfast.

Moira


I have never heard of these and I rather fancy them, intrigued so I googled and came up with these recipes:
http://uktv.co.uk/Food/thread/threadId/29639

Recipe 1
We have been tweeking the recipes given for frizettes and have come up with a favourite which we think is fairly close to the original on taste and fries crispy because of the cornflour. We do not like using chick pea flour but prefer using flour made by grinding yellow split peas in a blender/grinder, which can be stored in an airtight jar. We have not been able to find onion powder and grind onion granules in a pestle and mortar to make this. Try this-
In a large teacup and using a set of measuring spoons add
3 tablespoons plain flour
1 tablespoon pea flour
1 dessertspoon cornflour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon celery salt
Mix the dry ingredients well and then add enough cold water to make a smooth dropping batter, a bit thicker than Yorkshire batter. Get the fat in the frying pan smoking hot and drop teaspoons of batter into the fat scraping the back of the spoon on the cup to stop drips. Fry until bubbles appear over most of the surface and the bottom is a nice golden brown then flip over to brown the other side. Drain on kitchen paper and serve with eggs and bacon.


Recipe 2
10 grams pea flour (do not be tempted to substitute anything else - it has to be pea flour - we could not buy it so have to make our own - dried peas and a coffee grinder)
115 grams self raising flour
1/4 level teaspoon onion powder
1/4 level teaspoon celery salt

Combine everything, add water until you get a reasonably runny batter and then fry in little patties (about a tablespoon full for each works for us) until crisp and golden - I guess the cooking instructions are pretty much the same as Mikes. They have to be crispy and they are soooo good. I generally try to drain on kitchen towel before we eat them and I always manage to burn my mouth. Great on their own, or if you are feeling adventurous - a little tomato sauce goes down wel

Mike’s Frizette Recipe

This recipe makes a similar amount to a small bought packet. We have experimented a lot and the ingredient measurements do need to be precise for the best result.

1 teaspoon Fennel seed
1/2 teaspoon Aniseed
1 teaspoon Turmeric
1 teaspoon Celery salt
1 teaspoon Garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon Sage
1/8 teaspoon Pepper
6 teaspoon Dried Onion Flakes*
1/2 teaspoon Cumin
*(or 3 teaspoons onion powder – not salted!)
Grind all above spices together until a light powder. A pestle & mortar was used initially, but a hand blender attachment, or a coffee/spice grinder will save a lot of manual effort
4 tablespoons White flour (not self-raising)
4 tablespoons Chick pea flour
1 teaspoon Baking powder
Stir above three ingredients together.


Combine ground spices and flour mixture together. Seal the dry mix in a glass jar.

To use: combine 2 tablespoons of the dry powder mix with 2 ½ tablespoons of room temperature water. Use a balloon whisk to thoroughly mix the batter and add a little air. The batter should be smooth and just about runny.

Cooking: we have experimented frying with varying amounts of oil. The frizette cooks slightly more crisply when shallow fried, but it also soaks up a lot of the oil, which isn’t healthy.

The best compromise is to use a good non-stick pan with about a teaspoon of oil. It works almost as well.

Get the pan and oil quite hot (test with a drop of the batter mix & it should bubble up).

Drop in the mix and leave for about 20-30 seconds. Gently lever it up with a spatula & the cooked side should be golden. Turn over and cook for the same time on the other side. Adjust the cooking time to ensure that its cooked through. Both surfaces should be crispy.
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Re: Favourite foods gone forever

Postby Bazzer » May 19th, 2010, 6:08 am

Christ, now I remember what you're talking about.
Used to love them. :flip:
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Re: Favourite foods gone forever

Postby Lovejoy » May 19th, 2010, 9:44 am

Could we launch a bring back 'Virol' campaign please? :luv:
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Re: Favourite foods gone forever

Postby cyprusmoira » May 19th, 2010, 9:53 am

Interesting collection of "frizzets" recipes. I think that the second recipe is the correct recipe. Given that they were around in the early 1950's, I do not think that they would have contained much spice.
I have just consulted my Mother, she first remembers them in the early 50's. She also commented "very fattening, but we did not bother about that then"

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Re: Favourite foods gone forever

Postby Bazzer » May 19th, 2010, 9:59 am

Don't bother now either.

Bazzers do not do healthy. ;)
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Re: Favourite foods gone forever

Postby scullion » May 19th, 2010, 11:41 am

masters been overdoing the porter today, he meant to say 'kingsley village food hall', i think. - 'nother jug full - you sure?, coming up .....and the bucket.
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Re: Favourite foods gone forever

Postby Bazzer » May 19th, 2010, 12:35 pm

I would let you know my girl, I have not been anywhere near the Porter!!!!!!
As usual it was either the Cow Hand or the Gamekeeper.
I hope you've not got mud on your pinny and the rest has been well scrubbed.
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Re: Favourite foods gone forever

Postby ianinfrance » May 19th, 2010, 6:43 pm

Bazzer wrote:I would let you know my girl, I have not been anywhere near the Porter!!!!!! As usual it was either the Cow Hand or the Gamekeeper.


I can't resist. Sorry - I suppose this should be on the Yoke thread.

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Re: Favourite foods gone forever

Postby Bazzer » May 20th, 2010, 6:58 am

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Re: Favourite foods gone forever

Postby Sue » May 21st, 2010, 2:09 pm

Heart Lollies, Tiffin, peppermint Maltesers, Bar six, Funny Faces and Funny Feet, Caramello choclate bar, Top Ten lollies, all gone but not forgotten.
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