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3 years 11 months ago #506302 by kai

Well, after having tracked down the lard, I thought that buying pigs trotters to make the jelly would be easy.... but no I had to put a special order in for them. I did not think to ask the price and I could not believe when I picked them up that 2 or them cost $8!!! This pie had better be delicious.

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3 years 11 months ago #506304 by shad297

Wow that's expensive, my local butcher here Preston's sells them really cheap, can't remember how much though as I occasionally give them to my hounds for munching on. I think maybe $3 for two?


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3 years 11 months ago #506306 by kai

Had I realised they would charge so much I would have just used stock with gelatine!

At least I think the price for the dried blood was reasonable - $35 for 1kg, which should make at least 10kg of black pudding. Which is a lot cheaper than buying ready made stuff.

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3 years 11 months ago #506326 by spoook

kai;511806 wrote: Now I just need to find gravy browning......

Also look for Parissiene Essence. As it can be used in cakes, Gravy Browning was not so appropriate a name.


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3 years 11 months ago #506328 by kai

spoook;512797 wrote: Also look for Parissiene Essence. As it can be used in cakes, Gravy Browning was not so appropriate a name.

gravy browning is actually a dark caramalised salt that you sprinkle in.

I have used Parissiene essence, but it is not quite the same and I can't find it in Otaki either.

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3 years 11 months ago #506331 by Stikkibeek

kai;512800 wrote: gravy browning is actually a dark caramalised salt that you sprinkle in.

I have used Parissiene essence, but it is not quite the same and I can't find it in Otaki either.

I have seen gravy browning in CD in the isle where you would find the range of Maggie gravy mixes. Sometimes they are alongside the cook in the pot flavour sachets (Deviled sausage mix etc) but not always.
Here's some links that may be of interest
http://www.britishgoods.co.nz/productitems.php?category=Condiments%20%20Sauces
The above is at Wainuiomata and sells online. Freecall: 0800 British Goods

Then there's http://www.localist.co.nz/l/nehpuy
This shop is in Petone.
Pack & Save in Petone also carry a range of British favourites
For any poms near Auckland there is a British shop near Onehunga Lane's I think it's called and also

Union Jacks in Wairau valley http://unionjacks.co.nz/

And just so those Americans don't feel left out, Martha's Backyard on the Mt. Wellington Highway is the place to go. It's where I get my absolute favourite cookis (biscuits) called Pepperidges Mint Milanos. :D


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3 years 11 months ago #506345 by Anakei

Its funny the things you miss. When I first left UK and went to South Africa I missed Heinz baked beans, branston pickle and HP sauce, but soon got tuned into the local equivalents, Marmite was a constant challenge though and always high on the wish list from visitors. When I got to NZ there wasn't much left that I craved, except marmite, then Ourmate arrived and my world was complete again. When I return to the UK and rush to try these things again they are never as good as I remember them any way. Theres just one thing left for which there is no substitute - Greene King Abbot Ale, draught of course :p


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3 years 11 months ago #506350 by kai

I have to say the last trip back, we bought chicken and mushroom pot noodle, tasted it and wondered why we ever missed it. Marmite, yup cannot do without and it is great that most supermarkets are stocking it here these days.

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3 years 11 months ago #506351 by Sue

Agree about the taste not being quite the same as you remember, when you get to taste it again.
I missed Heinz baked beans and Frys Cream bars, but got used to Watties and their tomato sauce, but when I went back to UK, the things I remembered are just as you say, dissapointing and I wondered why I missed them!
Frys cream bars however, oh and Duncans walnut whips must have changed, even in UK, as when I have had them from the UK supply places here-they are never as I remember.


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3 years 11 months ago #506374 by Stikkibeek

kai;512822 wrote: I have to say the last trip back, we bought chicken and mushroom pot noodle, tasted it and wondered why we ever missed it. Marmite, yup cannot do without and it is great that most supermarkets are stocking it here these days.

We have always been able to buy Marmite here. The only time it was in short supply was when the factory that made it was badly damaged in the ChCh earthquake. I had a jar (or two) in reserve and managed to get through without going cold Turkey.


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3 years 11 months ago #506379 by kai

Stikkibeek;512851 wrote: We have always been able to buy Marmite here. The only time it was in short supply was when the factory that made it was badly damaged in the ChCh earthquake. I had a jar (or two) in reserve and managed to get through without going cold Turkey.

English Marmite is not the same as the sanatorium stuff, it has quite a different flavour. English Marmite has only been widely available for a few years. When we first moved here, no supermarket stocked it, you could only get it at specialised English shops.

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3 years 11 months ago #506385 by Sue

Plenty of lard and also beef dripping in pottles, in the meat section at Levin NW!


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3 years 11 months ago #506391 by Stikkibeek

kai;512857 wrote: English Marmite is not the same as the sanatorium stuff, it has quite a different flavour. English Marmite has only been widely available for a few years. When we first moved here, no supermarket stocked it, you could only get it at specialised English shops.


I can do without the TB thanks


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3 years 11 months ago #506394 by kai

Stikkibeek;512870 wrote: I can do without the TB thanks

And how would you get TB from a yeast extract?

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3 years 11 months ago #506398 by kate

Things I miss (when I think about them which isn't often)
Hula hoops
Scampi - I looked up scampi to buy in NZ and could not believe the price!
Gammon - haven't ever seen it here, even on a menu.
but mainly hula hoops.


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