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Sharron Report 7 Sep 2021 23:16

Following the favourite meal thread,have you ever eaten something that you are forever trying to find again?

In 1974, on Brighton pier, I had a baked potato with egg mayonnaise and I have been wanting to eat that potato again ever since. Likewise, when sandwich toasters irst were the thing, I bought a toasted sandwich in a cafe near Gosport ferry that had cheese and plum chutney in it I think.

Well, ever since then in 1979, I have sought another one. I did however manage to replicate the mushroom omelette and chips I bought in that takeaway in Farehm about the same time.


maggiewinchester Report 7 Sep 2021 23:33

'Black' bread. The bread our neighbours in Malta ate. I was only 3 or 4, but I loved it.
It was cream coloured bread, with an extremely dark crust, and was delicious.

It was nearly replicated on holiday in Italy, when one of our party bought some 'local' flour from the shop, made the bread, and baked it in the pizza oven.


JoyLouise Report 8 Sep 2021 09:27

No matter how hard I try, I have never been able to make a cheese jaffle/toastie like one particular lady used to make in Cole’s New World, Frankston - a bit like Woolies with a cafe, but other Cole’s branches were large and used to sell groceries too.

I was much younger then and this lady was older and had a magic touch. :-D

Try as I might, I can not replicate it at all and it’s such a simple thing.


AnninGlos Report 8 Sep 2021 09:46

I suppose it could be that with health etc regs ingredients have changed over the years, less salt, sugar and other things, different fat for cooking, or even no fat. That together with time changing memories. Never mind the search may be enjoyable.
Sharron was it the egg mayonnaise that was special or the potato?


Andysmum Report 8 Sep 2021 12:20

Maggie, if you google Maltese bread there are lots of options, including recipes. The pictures are all of fairly light-coloured loaves though.

If you google Maltese black bread there are different ones, some of which look great.


Island Report 8 Sep 2021 12:33

I had baked avocado with a light cheese sauce in a Notting Hill restaurant decades ago. It was delicious. Suffice to say, haven't seen or heard mention of it since :-(


Sharron Report 8 Sep 2021 12:58

My spud. As far as I remember it was just everything coming together, like that Gister's egg sandwich I bought that time I was hungry. The spud was baked with a nice baked skin and the egg was just the right texture with the balance of egg to salad cream just perfect, it was salad cream as I recall and I think it might have been proper Heinz and now I want one!!!!!!


JoyLouise Report 8 Sep 2021 13:17

Sharron, perhaps they coated the potato’s skin with butter before baking it?


Sharron Report 8 Sep 2021 13:50

Or oil. It was properly baked, as I recall.They have special ovens for that don't they?


SheilaWestWilts Report 8 Sep 2021 14:30

My Gran made amazing shortcrust pastry. All my cousins, aunties etc. agree that her mince pies were the best. I haven't tasted any better <3


Sharron Report 10 Sep 2021 11:43

I have just remembered Lyon's Individual Fruit Pies ad I would kill for one!


Island Report 10 Sep 2021 12:30

Spring onion flavour crisps from Boots(?) were really nice.
I guess I didn't demand them enough :-(


Sharron Report 10 Sep 2021 12:35

Don't think I ever had them.

Can remember tomato ketchup crisps which I liked.


Florence61 Report 10 Sep 2021 14:20

And pickled onion Sharron..they were delicious


Island Report 10 Sep 2021 15:17

can you still get chip shop curry sauce flavour crisps? They were the biz :-D


Sharron Report 10 Sep 2021 16:02

World of gourmets on here!


nameslessone Report 10 Sep 2021 16:05

All I seem to want now is the Lyons apple pie or something equally sweet and fruity.
But I have been a diet ever since one of my foot specialist suggested I may have diabetes. I don’t and I don’t need my foot off ( ;-) ;-) ;-)). Which won’t mean anything to some :-D


Sharron Report 10 Sep 2021 16:19

Apricot pie! OMG, I so need one NOW!!!!!


Island Report 10 Sep 2021 16:32

If you want to raise the bar to OMG....... Wasabi peas! Taste one and it nearly blows your head off. When that's gone down you need to have another because you can't believe that happened and so it goes on until the bag is empty.

I need Wasabi peas NOW!!!! :-D :-D

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Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 11 Sep 2021 02:06

SheilaWestWilts. My Mum's pastry was the talk of the family, her sausage rolls and mincepies were always requested for family get togethers.

I think Maltese black bread has vinegar in. The thing I miss most is Maltese cheesecakes - little concoctions of filo pastry containing ricotta cheese mixed with egg. They are sold hot from bakeries and roadside stalls, they also come with mushy peas inside it but the ricotta ones are my favourite. I am salivating just writing about them.