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Re: March marches ever closer!

Postby tudorcook » Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:23 pm

more likely that a "tight" fit could possibly be achieved by again...following instructions...and using a pin to make the hole for the almond rather than a knife....but all things to add to the discussion and to try again
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Re: March marches ever closer!

Postby TerryL » Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:38 pm

tudorcook wrote:more likely that a "tight" fit could possibly be achieved by again...following instructions...and using a pin to make the hole for the almond rather than a knife....but all things to add to the discussion and to try again


Hmmm, would the almonds not tend to burn by the time the meat in the bag was properly roasted?
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Re: March marches ever closer!

Postby tudorcook » Tue Mar 06, 2012 6:08 pm

they're already cooked and TBH I don't think it's a worry....they seem to be decorative not consumable or flavouring
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Re: March marches ever closer!

Postby Elise_Fleming » Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:26 pm

tudorcook wrote:more likely that a "tight" fit could possibly be achieved by again...following instructions...and using a pin to make the hole for the almond rather than a knife....but all things to add to the discussion and to try again


Well, it does say
take a litel prycke
. I'm not convinced that a knife would fit that description. It also says about the almonds to
kerf hem long, smal, & scharpe
. That might imply a pointy end that would fit in a hole made by a litel prycke - not that you Cooks have those about you, er...I mean, I've seen you carry knives... Oh, forget it! :oops:
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Re: March marches ever closer!

Postby TerryL » Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:29 pm

Someone has been hang out with this bunch too long... :-D
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Re: March marches ever closer!

Postby tudorcook » Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:13 pm

Well, it does say


yes, but then again if I asked you to not do ANYTHING that you weren't specifically asked to do when following instructions you'd probably be ok at doing that wouldn't you ;-)

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Re: March marches ever closer!

Postby kitchen clerk » Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:24 pm

So... let's have a look...

Scalding:
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Stuffing:
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Sewing:
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Parboiled:
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Pricking:
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Roasting:
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Roasted:
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And... cut:
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Re: March marches ever closer!

Postby Elise_Fleming » Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:54 am

Were all spits that thick or might a less hefty spit have been an option in Henry's time? When you put the yrchoun on the spit, was any of the stuff forced out the "back end"?
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Re: March marches ever closer!

Postby tudorcook » Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:41 pm

Elise_Fleming wrote:Were all spits that thick no, images of spits show them to be more rectangular than square

or might a less hefty spit have been an option in Henry's time? yes, just that the only smaller spit we have is round which is not a good shape for a spit as it allows the object on it to spin freely

When you put the yrchoun on the spit, was any of the stuff forced out the "back end"? no


without doubt we have a fire that's far too big for this dish and because of the size of the fire, all our spits tend to be too thick for small dishes (otherwise they bend under their own weight over the width of the fireplace). The only thin spits we have that fit the fireplace are those made for the original display in 1991 and they flex so much when turning that food tends to get shaken apart on it. The small spits we have, all have their own stands to fit within the drip tray, but then that's much narrower than the fire itself, so not always practical for some dishes
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Re: Yrchouns

Postby Grymm » Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:54 pm

Time to carve up a wooden one perhaps, I seem to remember through my usual drug addled (Legal legit perscribed before you start) haze that another recipe called for one.... The pin spit we have is round and not very good for turning stuff, sure it keeps it out of the tray but anything on it just pholollops* ( brand new made up technical term) about.











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