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Bring back the old days...

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by poohdog, Apr 13, 2011.


  1. poohdog

    poohdog PetForums VIP

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    Matalan..."I want a rolling pin please!..."A what?"..."Never mind."

    Poundstretchers..."I want a rolling pin!"..."A what?"..."Never mind".

    Homebase..."I'm looking for a rolling pin"..."We used to sell them but there's no call for them now you know"

    Asda..."I want a rolling pin"..."We had them last year But there's no call for them nowadays".

    Wilko's..."I want a rolling pin"..."Yes sir a solid one 99p or one with handles £2.99.

    Thank Christ for Wilko's...Everybody else thinks we all buy Tescos ready made crap pastry.

    No doubt Harrods sell 'em...but I'm nowhere near...and I don't have £20 spare.
     
  2. bird

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    I know exactly what you mean.

    Have you tried to buy a tart tin lately. :rolleyes:
     
  3. MoggyBaby

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    Morrisons - Silicon rolling pins in putrid purple or grotty green for about £3.

    Sainsburys - Have a good selection of bakeware.

    BUT one of the best places these days is........ ARGOS!!!! :eek: :eek:


    Buy Bakeware at Argos.co.uk - Your Online Shop for Kitchen and laundry.


    I was eyeing up the catalogue last night & I think I'll be doing a raid up there on Saturday. Am p*ssed off on one thing tho' - I paid £7 for the Prestige 2lb loaf tin they are selling for £4.99!!! :mad:
     
  4. MoggyBaby

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    I'm glad you put the word 'tin' in that comment..... :eek: ;) :D
     
  5. MoggyBaby

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    Always being one to try and help, have you looked here....??

    Amazon.co.uk: tart tin - Kitchen & Home
     
  6. bigdaddy

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    asda sell them
     
  7. francesandjon

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    Lakeland.........they'd sell them.....i LOVE lakeland!
     
  8. harley bear

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    I was waiting for a punchline, thought it was a very long winded joke :rolleyes:
     
  9. MoggyBaby

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    The only thing I don't like about Lakeland is their prices.

    I think they know that baking equipment has become less easily obtainable in other shops and are cashing in on being the only place to get decent stuff.

    I'm not far from Derby and they have a department store which has a great bakery section and the prices are much better than Lakeland.
     
  10. I got mine from wilko's! and whislt on the subject anyone know where you can get the old tin opener from - the ones you use to stab the tins with then move em up and down! not that we open many these days as most have pull rings!
     
  11. haeveymolly

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    Ready made pastry still has to be rolled, i know i do it.:eek:
     
  12. Leah84

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    i had the same problem and funny enough ended up getting my rolling pin from wilkos too :rolleyes: it`s amazing how few places sell them these days yet they`re essential for a good apple pie and i don`t think my oh could go without his homemade welsh cakes :eek:
     
  13. MoggyBaby

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    Well, they are bl**dy dangerous but if you insist..... :eek:


    Old Fashioned Tin Can Opener
     
  14. Heck! thats the one! but bl**dy hell they aint half gone us! used to be about ten pence!:eek: Shall have to go and did the one out in the caravan until I find one that you dont need a mortgate for!
    And that would have been one sound investment - buying a shed load of can openers!
     
  15. haeveymolly

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    Wont a bottle do the same thing as a rolling pin? just a thought:rolleyes:
     
  16. Erm! no - bottles are normally tapered at one end! and besides most are plastic now! but that said - have had to struggle with one before! which reminds me! I promised OH a rubarb pie tonight:eek:
     
  17. haeveymolly

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    Mmmmmm save some for a mate, i love rhubarb, used to pinch it when i was a kid and eat it with a bag of sugar.

    You can tell i dont or should i say cant bake a mile off.
     
  18. poohdog

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    Why do you waste your money? I saw pancake mix the other day for Gods sake...A kid of 3 can prepare that in 60 seconds.

    What's next?...Instant water...Just add water.

    And the next minute you'll be moaning you're short of readies...

    PS....If it's ready made it's got 20% VAT on it...
     
  19. MoggyBaby

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    I was just telling Nicky in another thread that I got back into baking when I broke my ankle a couple of years back.

    So far I have kept it simple with mince pies, jam tarts, cup cakes, muffins and (my favourite!!) Bara Breith.

    But this weekend, I plan to 'go large' and try out a Victoria sponge. :eek: Got a receipe that uses 5 eggs... Called 'Use up you Eggs' Cake. :) Fingers crossed.... Now if I could just sort out my crap oven.... THAT is what gives me all the hassle. :mad:
     
  20. haeveymolly

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    You can only say home made is better, if you can make it and believe me if it was pre-made pastry or my pastry i know which you would choose. I CANT bake:nono::nono::nono:
     
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