Nanny Knows Best

Nanny Knows Best
Dedicated to exposing, and resisting, the all pervasive nanny state that is corroding the way of life and the freedom of the people of Britain.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Nanny Bans Worrall Thompson

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.

So what?

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
-140g/5oz mascarpone
-110g/4oz soft cheese
-50g/2oz caster sugar
-3 eggs
-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!

Happy To East Lard

For other lard related recipes, please visit "Accountants Can Cook".


  1. Anonymous10:40 PM


    I read the recipe and have instantly ballooned by several stone and coan no lonegr get out of my study door.

    Who do I sue?

    2 counts - on in respect of health and the other for false imprisonment.

    Happy to sue more than one party if is makes me enough moeny to be able to afford the ingredients for the recipe!

    (As an after thought - who in earth evolves recipes like this? It's not a question of the contents, I can live with that, but what sort of strange mind does it take to come up with Worral Thommos concoction?

    Come to that I could ask the same question to adding parsley to a lard repast but we already know the answer to that one ...)



  2. Anonymous10:43 PM

    "I read the recipe and have instantly ballooned by several stone and coan no lonegr get out of my study door."

    Also my fingers are too fat to type accurately and my eyes are bulging so much I can no longer proof read.

    Have I caught avian flu from the eggs?