Tuesday, February 07, 2006
Nanny Bans Worrall Thompson
Nanny's best friend, Auntie, has got her knickers in a twist over something that one of her very naughty boys has done.
That "loveable" and cheeky chappie, chef, and all round celeb Anthony Worrall Thompson has gone an upset both Auntie and Nanny.
They are very cross with him, and have administered a severe and thoroughly deserved spanking (that phrase will generate few interesting hits form the search engines!:)).
What has Anthony done to so annoy these two bastions of our moral and physical wellbeing?
Simple, one of his recipes has been deemed just too naughty for public consumption. Rumour has it, that if you even read the ingredients you will immediately gain 10 pounds.
The recipe is called Snickers Pie, and is meant as a sweet treat for children. Just one slice of Snickers Pie contains 1,250 calories.
Now the funny old thing was that Anthony's recipe was happily residing for a while on the BBC website (indeed he actually made the pie on TV two years ago), that is until some interfering busybodies from the Food Commission found it and complained about its calorie content.
They labelled it the most unhealthy pudding ever.
Auntie was so worried that someone would actually make the dish and eat it, that she removed the recipe.
What a bunch of prats!
It is not Auntie's job to censor recipes, just because they are not to her taste.
Having this dish once or twice a year will not kill you. Should you be stupid enough to eat it every day, then that is you look out; as you will of course die, but then that's your business.
By the way, you may be wondering what the "forbidden" recipe is, here it is, but be warned you will gain 10 pounds just by reading it:
-1 packet puff pastry
-110g/4oz soft cheese
-50g/2oz caster sugar
-5 Snickers bars, chopped
Preheat oven to 200C/400/Gas 6
Roll pastry to 3-4mm thick and use to line a 20cm/8in fluted tart tin
Beat the mascarpone, soft cheese and sugar together in a large bowl, until smooth
Beat in eggs, one at a time. Add the Snickers bars and fold in
Pour into lined tart tin, and spread to the edges
Place in the oven for 10 minutes, then lower to 180C/350/Gas 4 for a further 25 minutes until golden and set
Allow to cool before serving
Those of you who don't have a sweet tooth, may enjoy my favourite recipe for maintaining body mass; lard.
-1 pound of lard per person
Open the packet of lard
- Place on a plate
- Garnish with parsley
- Serve immediately
I'm happy because I eat lard!
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