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Quick questions on ANYTHING (see first post for Freezing, Reheating, Slow Cooker, +)

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
Hi, everyone :)

Ok, we'll give this a trial, and I'll sticky this one for a little while to help people find it. It would be a good idea to add it to your favourites (bookmark it).


While the title says "ANYTHING" I really mean "ANYTHING OLD STYLE" but don't want to make the title up there too long.

So, if you have a quick question about anything Old Style that you think only needs a single answer (or maybe two :)) then please ask it here...


We have a few "specialist" Quick Questions threads too - so if you have a question on these subjects which you think basically only needs a quick yes/no or very short answer then do please join them.

slow cooker quick questions thread

Pulses quick questions thread.

Freezing - quick questions thread.

Quick Questions on reheating


OS Cleaning quick questions...

Quick questions on bread making
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  • Why do supermarkets give you fresh yeast on request? is it some sort of ancient tradition?
  • squeakysqueaky Forumite
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    As far as I know, it's because there are limits on how long they are allowed to keep it. They buy it in huge blocks that they cut chunks off to use (and for us). They generally have at least some waste, which, like any waste in a skip, has to be paid for, so they don't mind giving the odd bit away.

    Having said that - a Morrisons a few miles up the road from me now packs hundred gram slices and sells them (in the butter cooler bit) for 29p.

    (edit: I do know that some I had in the fridge for about three weeks started to go all runny and horrible. Which is why I now freeze mine in an ice cube tray.)
    Hi, I'm a Board Guide on the Old Style and the Consumer Rights boards which means I'm a volunteer to help the boards run smoothly and can move and merge posts there. Board guides are not moderators and don't read every post. If you spot an inappropriate or illegal post then please report it to [email protected]. It is not part of my role to deal with reportable posts. Any views are mine and are not the official line of MoneySavingExpert.
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  • vivw_2vivw_2 Users Awaiting Email Confirmation
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    squeaky wrote:
    As far as I know, it's because there are limits on how long they are allowed to keep it. They buy it in huge blocks that they cut chunks off to use (and for us). They generally have at least some waste, which, like any waste in a skip, has to be paid for, so they don't mind giving the odd bit away.

    Having said that - a Morrisons a few miles up the road from me now packs hundred gram slices and sells them (in the butter cooler bit) for 29p.

    (edit: I do know that some I had in the fridge for about three weeks started to go all runny and horrible. Which is why I now freeze mine in an ice cube tray.)


    As I work very close to that morrisons i may start using fresh yeast instead of dry. How much do you need for a loaf?
    We don't need to do it perfectly - good enough is exactly that GOOD ENOUGH.


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    Vivw wrote:
    As I work very close to that morrisons i may start using fresh yeast instead of dry. How much do you need for a loaf?
    That's going to depend on your machine and the type of flour you use.

    I have a MR Fastbake and use cheapo value flour.

    I fill each ice cube bit to the top (pressed gently down so no air gaps) and use one lump with good results.

    The same amount worked well in my cheap and cheerful Schneider.

    Edit: the Morrisons I'm referring to is the one in Diss. The one closer to you may still give it away.

    Edit #2: This amount is for a 2 lb loaf, btw.
    Hi, I'm a Board Guide on the Old Style and the Consumer Rights boards which means I'm a volunteer to help the boards run smoothly and can move and merge posts there. Board guides are not moderators and don't read every post. If you spot an inappropriate or illegal post then please report it to [email protected]. It is not part of my role to deal with reportable posts. Any views are mine and are not the official line of MoneySavingExpert.
    Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by incompetence.
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  • embbembb Forumite
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    Hiya

    Can you cook frozen (but bought fresh in a packet) sausages or do you have to defrost them first?

    Thankies :)
  • IMHO defrosting first is much safer, if you cook from frozen the outside will look and smell cooked but the insides will be raw, if you cooked them longer to allow for this the outsides will be hard and tough before they are safe to eat
  • squeakysqueaky Forumite
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    I've cooked from frozen before, but as AT said, you have to do it very slowly and gently.

    If you have a microwave, lay them out on a plate and give them about two minutes per sausage on defrost and they should be pretty much there.
    Hi, I'm a Board Guide on the Old Style and the Consumer Rights boards which means I'm a volunteer to help the boards run smoothly and can move and merge posts there. Board guides are not moderators and don't read every post. If you spot an inappropriate or illegal post then please report it to [email protected]. It is not part of my role to deal with reportable posts. Any views are mine and are not the official line of MoneySavingExpert.
    Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by incompetence.
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  • I made spiced apple compote to eat with my porridge last night. It contains bramley apples boiled in a little water and brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg with a little lemon juice and is being kept in an airtight container in the fridge.

    How long will it last before going off/I have to consider freezing it? I have enough for all next week.

    thanks :)
  • ErosgirlErosgirl Forumite
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    I love the recipe threads, especially the challenges. I am attending a journal project and one of the things I want to add daily is a recipe. Would it be alright to copy recipes from threads and print them in my journal that will be read by numerous people and shown at an exhibition?
  • comping_catcomping_cat Forumite
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    Has anyone ever deep fried vegetables (im thinking carrots, butternut squash and sweet potato) like chips? Ive roasted them before, but never deep fried, and wondered how they would turn out!!!???
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