I have so much to write about but thought I would start from the beginning and spread my news out over the week (got to have something to write about...)
Lets start with the recipe challenge. For those that don’t follow my blog but somehow found yourself here because you clicked a link trying to find yourself a sugar mumma, hi! For those who couldn’t be bothered reading past blog entries because the current ones made you want to give yourself an upper cut, hi! For those like myself, who can’t remember where they put their phone two minutes ago, so why the hell would they remember a blog entry from two weeks ago, hi! Let me fill you in.
Basically I had this brain fart, that I no doubt stole off someone else or came across when stalking a friends, ex girlfriends current boyfriend on Facebook. It was to get my friends together and do a massive cook up and share the food amongst our families. High five for Jess for wanting other people to cook so she didn’t have too.
The problem lay in the fact that people thought by substituting ingredients to make them sugar free, it would make them taste like a donkeys testicle. I set myself the challenge to make all the recipes my friends would make and see if I could win them over.
The thing that absolutely sucks about this whole experience is, that I only have one photo! I took a photo of the care package I was sending home with my friends. I had to apparently send the food home with them, because they couldn’t eat it in front of me, as they would feel too guilty to tell me if it tasted like said donkey testicle. They can however bag me out via text or Facebook status “worst food eva”….
I actually thought my friends would take a photo of the food (even though I didn’t ask them too) but it turns out my friends aren’t hipster wankers and don’t take photos of the food they are about to eat. Unlucky for you guys because you can’t see how much freaking effort went into making it look amazing.
The recipes that I had to make were
Choc Chip Cookies
Coconut Ice and Fudge
Chicken Tomato, Basil and Bacon Pasta
I created a group message for my friends to openly comment on my food. I also added in their husbands because we all know husbands have no tact and will let you know that your cooking is crap before friends do.
Because I don’t like to give to much information out about myself, thanks to a little problem I have with people thinking this blog is actually about hooking Nigerian men up with rich old ladies. I do recieve a lot of hate messages when I tell them I can’t actually help them. Therefore I am just going to give my friends code names. There names are based on things about them.
We have :
Big Jugs McGhee better known as BJM and her hubby Big Jugs McGhees Husband BJMH
Cant sing but won’t stop better know as CS and her hubby CSH
Skinny cow with amazing hair better known as SC and her hubby SCH
and my bestest friend
Cant hold her booze face better know as CHB and her hubby CHBH
Here were my reviews.
**please note i edited out a lot of f-bombs and inappropriate stuff that was said about my mum…
BJM - Can’t even tell the difference. I think I lost weight from eating this. Kids loved it!
BJMH - I think you need to cook this for us on rotation every week. Really good..
CS - Def can’t tell the difference from a normal lasagna. Tastes healthier or fresher.. not sure
CSH - Crap. Vomitted after it.
CS - He said he loved it.
SC - I didn’t taste it… sorry. I got takeaways that night
SCH - Kids ate it, 3 year old didn’t like it but he doesn’t like anything that is not deep-fried. I thought it was good but needed more spice.
CHB - Sold no one noticed anything different. I liked how half had spinach leaves..
CHBH - Better cold the next day on toast
CHB - That is disgusting
CHOC CHIP COOKIES
BJM - Mixed feelings. It wasn’t as sweet as Im used too but i still ate 3 of them
BJMH - 3, you ate 5.
BJM - No I gave 2 to the kids thank you
BJMH - They were good.
CS - A little bitter but not bad, if you were given them you wouldn’t knock them back
CSH - I thought they were good
SC - Loved them but I adore dark chocolate
SCH - Yeh I thought they were good too but could have used like a macadamia nut or something through them as well
CHB - I don’t really like home baked biscuits because they don’t taste like Oreos or tim tams. I wouldn’t bake biscuits anyway. They were ok.
CHBH - Thumbs up
COCONUT ICE AND FUDGE
BJM - Fudge F*** yes, coconut ice was a little unusual. I don’t know what but it wasn’t that good. I would make your fudge everyday
BJMH - Fudge was great, coconut ice tasted healthy
CS - I wouldn’t normally make either of these but your recipes were really good, especially if they are better for you then the sugar ones
CSH - I think you need to make these for us more often. Fudge was a bit gooey but good.
SC - Couldn’t tell the difference. I think your fudge was less sickly. I hate coconut ice so I gave it to hubby
SCH - Kids went crazy over all of this. I only got a tiny bit. Would definitely eat it again
CHB - YES, YES and YEs
CHBH - I think that is a yes?
CHICKEN TOMATO AND BASIL PASTA
BJM - Not as good as my grannies recipe but honestly it was still good.
BJMH - Tasted different to the one my wife makes but still bloody dam delicious
CS - Oh wow! I have nothing to compare this too, but it was delicious
CSH - Everyone ate it!
SC - Yum! Really really good
SCH - Hate Basil, tasted like sh*t
CHB - Everyone had seconds
CHBH - You were the only one that had seconds, there was not enough for anyone else.
BJM - Texture was different, I didn’t really like it at all.
BJMH - Was great. Didn’t taste like pouring custard but like custard you get in those delicious pastry things from the bakery.
CS - We all ate it but we don’t ever have custard, so I don’t know if its better or worse so would definitely use this recipe if I was too make it
CSH - tasted artificial, didn’t like it
SC - We said it had to be better than Pauls custard. It was eaten by the kids but not inhaled like they usually do. I actually liked it but its not better than the one we buy
SCH - Was good
CHB - You could tell the sweeter was different but not in a bad way.
CHBH - It was thick and I like my women and custard exactly like this.
BJM - Really really good. Icing was the best part. We would cook these again
BJMH - Don’t like cupcakes, didn’t try one
CS - Great job on this one. Icing was the best part.
CSH - Perfect for dipping in milk.
SC - A little bitter but the sweetness of the icing rescued it.
SCH - My wife is jealous. They were better then the ones she makes.
CHB - Would definitely use this recipe
CHBH - Well what are you waiting for? These cupcakes won’t cook themselves.
I seriously thought everyone was going to tell me how much they hated them. Because I was so bloody happy that I had succeeded, I told them they didn’t have to cook me food for a month (as arranged if I was successful) Im nice like that. I did however tell them, that I am going to be Head Chef next week and they will be cooking under my command. I will be breathing down their necks and screaming in their face like any good Head Chef does. I really am a good friend.
I will post the recipe links up tonight.