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What made you smile today? Part III

Old Nov 18th 2021, 6:14 pm
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Originally Posted by Jerseygirl View Post
I have found a new solution for my sweet tooth…rather than chocolate. Chop an apple into small pieces, then generously sprinkle with cinnamon.
You can do that with buns instead of apples.

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Old Nov 18th 2021, 6:30 pm
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Originally Posted by Nutek View Post
You can do that with buns instead of apples.

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You'd like it in the Alentejo!



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Old Nov 18th 2021, 7:10 pm
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They put it in everything up here.

No idea why. Everything tastes so much better without it.

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Old Nov 18th 2021, 7:38 pm
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Originally Posted by Nutek View Post
You can do that with buns instead of apples.

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What about cake?

Anything sweet flavoured with cinnamon is a hit with me.
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Old Nov 18th 2021, 7:55 pm
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Default Re: What made you smile today? Part III

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You'd like it in the Alentejo!
Churros?
They used to sell them at West Bay near the harbour when I was 15 and I remember making my own in the 70s.
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Old Nov 18th 2021, 8:18 pm
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Originally Posted by BristolUK View Post
Churros?
They used to sell them at West Bay near the harbour when I was 15 and I remember making my own in the 70s.
Similar, but bigger. Churros exist in Portugal too, but Farturas are more popular. As in most things Iberian, Spain shouts loudest, but not necessarily with reason. It's thought that the idea for the fried dough came from China and Portuguese traders sourced cinnamon from Ceylon in 1518 - remember, the east "belonged" to Portugal, whereas Spain got the Americas.

I do love "churros con chocolate", particularly as a hangover cure. Many moons ago I spent all New Year's night going from bar to bar in Rincon de la Vitoria with a group of guys who worked in Germany, but part-owned said bars. Much (and varied) strong liquor was taken. This ended with an early "breakfast" of churros on the seashore to "settle the liver". I deserved a hangover, I had worked for a hangover, I was owed a hangover...... but, nothing.

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Default Re: What made you smile today? Part III

Originally Posted by BristolUK View Post
They put it in everything up here.

No idea why. Everything tastes so much better without it.
Agree! Cinnamon hides the real taste of everything.
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Old Nov 19th 2021, 7:05 am
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Originally Posted by Sugarmooma View Post
Agree! Cinnamon hides the real taste of everything.
Hmmm, I'd agree that it's not appropriate "everywhere", but I guess it's a question of the amount used and how and where it's used.
But I have to disagree with you about it "hiding" the taste - unless it's used inappropriately.
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Long ago when I would eat McDonald's food, their ketchup seemed to have extra cinnamon to hide the taste of rotten meat.
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Old Nov 19th 2021, 9:13 am
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Long ago when I would eat McDonald's food, their ketchup seemed to have extra cinnamon to hide the taste of rotten meat.
But, but surely they use only "the finest cuts of British and Irish beef"?

Are you saying they tell porkies (or indeed that they add them to the recipe)?????
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In 1974 I had to bring a friend's Irish Setter (Spud) into town to get his shots at the vet. I went to McDonald's with the dog, bought something for myself and a hamburger for the dog and we ate in the truck. He sniffed at the burger, flipped it apart with his nose, ate the bun and left the meat.
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In 1974 I had to bring a friend's Irish Setter (Spud) into town to get his shots at the vet. I went to McDonald's with the dog, bought something for myself and a hamburger for the dog and we ate in the truck. He sniffed at the burger, flipped it apart with his nose, ate the bun and left the meat.
Maybe it's an Irish thing? Strange as this may sound, whilst I have eaten burgers from other outlets, I have NEVER eaten anything from McDonalds..... although much of this was down to the presentation and the fact that I don't eat cheese

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I had a friend who was a chef, and he said he'd never eaten a McDonald's hamburger, but confessed to having had the occasional filet-o-fish sandwich.
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Maybe it's an Irish thing? Strange as this may sound, whilst I have eaten burgers from other outlets, I have NEVER eaten anything from McDonalds..... although much of this was down to the presentation and the fact that I don't eat cheese
You wont find cheese at McDonalds.
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Old Nov 19th 2021, 1:26 pm
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You wont find cheese at McDonalds.
Would you like yellow plastic with that? Ick.
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