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  1. Crys

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    anyone else made something awful recently?

    tonight I had home made sauce (passata, carrots, onion, mushrooms) and quorn mince with pasta. It was bloody awful. :mad:
     
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    why was it awful
     
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    Did you add any herbs in? That's what I usually add to my sauce but I also put in oregano, basil and sometimes a bit of chilli powder. Sometimes I add a touch of Worcestershire sauce too (It's free). gives it a kick.
     
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    Oreo cheesecakes. Werent cheap to make either :( x
     
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    any of the sw cakes i make always turnout horriable i can't do sweet stuff for some reason
     
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    When it comes to sweet SW recipes, I am a cooking disaster lol

    I can cook normal puddings but for some reason SW baking is not my speciality i made the custard pot things in the recipe area and it looked lovely in ramekins - once putting the spoon in it was scrambled egg and water with a sweet after taste YUCK!!

    xx
     
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    I'd have added garlic, chilli and oragano to the pasta sauce and if I make anything with tinned toms or passata I add a tsp of sweetener to take the bitterness out of the tomato.

    My only recent disaster was a smoked haddock chowder. I don't know why I made it because I don't like smoked fish! I want to like it so keep trying but it's a no-go in my house now.

    Other than that I made the Kofta curry and it split when I put the yoghurt in. I've found out since that I should use the yoghurt at room temperature, and it worked the next time! (thanks to top tips on here!).

    The vast majority of recipes I do work - thankfully, cos it's annoying when they don't, I hate waste :-(
     
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    I have this problem Jaylou!! Mine normally curdles even when i let the food cool slightly - albeit it dont let it go cold. I will try this next time, thanks :)
     
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    So far no cooking disasters, but tonight I'm having Quorn Lasagna for the first time, so who knows how it will turn out!
     
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    The quorn just tasted cardboardy and weird, and the sauce was really sharp tasting, and kinda too sweet at the same time. I think maybe it was too much carrots. I'll def use sweetener with the passata next time, maybe leave the carrots out as well.

    I also hate waste, but luckily my dog loved it! at the very least I'm saving on dog food :s
     
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    IMO quorn always tastes of cardboard! I just can't get on with it and never ever use it any more.
     
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    Ha ha - my dh has said if we ever have quorn mince again, he's off!! I made a spaghetti bolognaise with it the other week and he was physically sick after it!! (he could normally eat a scabby horse without being ill so it must have been awful)
     
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    I made the lamb rogan Josh off the sw website, wasnt very good.

    I followed the recipe 100% and we didnt rate it at all, but comments on the sw site said it was lovely :confused:

    Cant figure out what I did wrong, I have made other curries from scratch without a problem, so not sure what I did to that :rolleyes:
     
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    i did that to and my dh didn't like it either. i've made curry before and he loved it.
    sorry if this is abit naugthy but every recipe that i have tried off the sw website has been horriable my faves usually come from this site
     
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    I find with most recipes of the SW website they tell you to add FAR to much water - i always end up simmering mine for hours to try to reduce the sauce! Not so bad now i know the mash trick :)
     
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    Apparently Quorn is best left overnight if you are making a chilli/bol - as the taste of 'quorn' goes - and it absorbs the gravy taste! just a tip from my veggie best chum! give it a try - tastes like mince the next day (honest!!!)

    I added some Quark to a tomato sauce the other day to make the sauce thicker - do not know what i was thinking - it seperated and tasted terrible.....not gonna do that again!! LOL!

    I am always slipping up - but keep trying, you never know when a masterpiece will occur! x

    x
     
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    Maybe it wasnt me then :eek:, there were so many comments saying how lovely it was though, do you think they are bogus comments ;)
     
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    I made Cottage Cheese & Bean cakes - OMG They were disgusting!!!!

    I followed the recipe to the T - but they were VILE!!

    Luckily thats been my only disaster to date :D
     
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    The only Disasterous (sp?) thing i've made is rice pudding. Made it with water and it was just plain disgusting!! xx

    Will make it with milk next time!
     
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    Sorry is that my fault?
     
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