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February 17, 2005



It's like travelling in time, but instead of going to where people ate sparrows' tongues and gold leaf and would make lots of eggs into one big egg (and who hasn't secretly dreamed of doing just that? I know I have), you end up in BakedOnionville. I think my grandparents used to live there.

Vance Maverick

I love how the onion is boiled hard for an hour (presumably to ensure the banishment of all remnants of onion flavor) and then smothered in "white sauce".


I have to admit a morbid curiosity about white supremacist milk tart.

Also, I'm trying to think of an occasion for the lots of eggs into One Big Egg (smaller version) recipe. Easter?


I think the benign circumstance of having two pigs' bladders of suitable size (not to mention a surfeit of eggs) would be grounds enough for celebrating with a Great Egg.


Belle, I think you've got the United Party confused with the postwar National Party. UP was formed from the merger of the prewar NP with the South African Party, and was relatively progressive. It lost power in 1948, to a new National Party, which was formed by fascist sympathisers unhappy with South Africa's involvement in WWII (on the British side).


I was thinking six eggs, and balloons instead of pig's bladders -- which I could get, I suppose, but then I would have pig's bladders around, and that's a slippery slope.

There are food coloring possibilities here. And it would be in the medieval spirit! All those color-coded dishes that match, like Garanimals.

Plus I could tell my friends it's from an emu or something.


What's the difference between a "Breakfastcup" and a "Teacup"? (Yes, I actually read the recipes closely enough to wanna ask).

And the big egg sounds like it would be a blast to serve, though I'd have to cogitate on how to cook it. Maybe a centerpiece at a spring party? It beats having that yukky coconut covered "bunny" cake.

Jeremy Osner

What would lie at the bottom of this particular slippery slope?


The bun loaf recipe reminds me of the one my grandmother used to make for special occasions. It goes like this:

1½ lb self-raising flour
¾lb sugar
¼lb butter
12oz mixed dried fruit
2oz peel
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon mixed spice
1 egg
1 pint warm milk

Rub together the butter, flour, spices and dried fruit. Add the egg and milk. Bake 1½ hours at gas mark 3½.

(These are British imperial measurements, so if you're used to American or metric measurements you'll need to convert them).

It's extremely good!

Aunt Deb

My favorite line is "And more baked balls of the forced meat, if you like".



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