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Re: What have you found for free on Switzerland's streets?

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(Not my grandma, I'd like to point out.


OMG! I love how that is an ACTUAL receipe!! Eugh!
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Re: What have you found for free on Switzerland's streets?

Pyrex pot. It's amazing and I like to make Dutch Babies with it on Sunday mornings. My wife wasn't nearly as excited as I was when I found it.
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Old 20.05.2011, 20:20
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I like to make Dutch Babies with it on Sunday mornings.
Tell us more. I'm always up for interesting breakfast ideas (as long as it isn't squirrel based).
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Old 20.05.2011, 20:52
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Re: What have you found for free on Switzerland's streets?

I once had my bathroom renovated, and the guy who did it, put the old toilet out on the street as well as some building rubble. I did not know, I had to dispose of it myself, so I left it in front of the house, and thought, he would dispose of the rubble the next day, when he came again to finish the bathroom.

When I came home from work next day, someone had "found" the toilet seat...

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Tell us more. I'm always up for interesting breakfast ideas (as long as it isn't squirrel based).
It's important to have a heavy, fairly deep, pan. Enjoy!

Dutch Baby Pancakes Recipe
For 2 servings (see cook’s note for alternates)

8-inch cast-iron skillet
2 large eggs, room temperature
1/2 cup milk, room temperature (115ml)
1/2 cup all-purpose flour (60g)
Few drops vanilla (or Vanilla powder/sugar)
Pinch cinnamon
2 tablespoons butter, soft

Fresh lemon wedges, for serving
Confectioners’ sugar, for serving

Cook’s note: For 1 serving, use a 4-inch skillet, 1 egg, ¼ cup milk, ¼ cup flour, 1 drop vanilla, a few grains cinnamon, 1 tablespoon butter (soft), 1 lemon wedge, and confectioners’ sugar.
For 4 servings, use a 10-inch skillet, 4 eggs, 1 cup milk (235ml), 1 cup flour (110g), a few drops vanilla, ¼ teaspoon cinnamon, 2 tablespoons butter, lemon wedges, and confectioners’ sugar.

Place the oven rack in the middle position. Place a large, heavy ovenproof pan, such as a cast-iron skillet, on the rack. Preheat the oven to 425° (it will take about 10 to 15 minutes to heat). 220 Celsius.

While the oven is heating, prepare the batter.

In a medium bowl, beat the eggs with a whisk until light and frothy. Add the milk and whisk again, about 1 minute. Add the flour, vanilla, and cinnamon; whisk and beat to combine, about 2 minutes. The batter will be thin.

Using a thick, dry potholder, remove the hot skillet from the oven; quickly add the butter, tilting the pan to melt the butter and coat the skillet.

Quickly pour the prepared batter all at once over the hot butter in the hot skillet, immediately return the skillet to the oven and shut the door.

Bake 18 to 25 minutes or until golden brown and puffed around the edges. The center may puff, or not. A smaller pancake will bake in the shorter time.

Using dry, thick potholders, remove from the oven and serve right away. Either bring the Dutch Baby to the table (have a trivet ready) or slide the pancake onto a serving plate.

Cut or pull apart, and allow each person to spritz with lemon juice and sprinkle with sugar to taste. The edges will be high and crisp, and the center lumpy or flat, chewy and eggy.
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Old 21.05.2011, 11:07
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Re: What have you found for free on Switzerland's streets?

Dutch Baby sounds delicious! (And for we Brits, apparently I believe that the finished pancake is more like a big Yorkshire pudding)
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Re: What have you found for free on Switzerland's streets?

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It's important to have a heavy, fairly deep, pan. Enjoy!

Dutch Baby Pancakes Recipe
For 2 servings (see cook’s note for alternates)

8-inch cast-iron skillet
2 large eggs, room temperature
1/2 cup milk, room temperature (115ml)
1/2 cup all-purpose flour (60g)
Few drops vanilla (or Vanilla powder/sugar)
Pinch cinnamon
2 tablespoons butter, soft

Fresh lemon wedges, for serving
Confectioners’ sugar, for serving

Cook’s note: For 1 serving, use a 4-inch skillet, 1 egg, ¼ cup milk, ¼ cup flour, 1 drop vanilla, a few grains cinnamon, 1 tablespoon butter (soft), 1 lemon wedge, and confectioners’ sugar.
For 4 servings, use a 10-inch skillet, 4 eggs, 1 cup milk (235ml), 1 cup flour (110g), a few drops vanilla, ¼ teaspoon cinnamon, 2 tablespoons butter, lemon wedges, and confectioners’ sugar.

Place the oven rack in the middle position. Place a large, heavy ovenproof pan, such as a cast-iron skillet, on the rack. Preheat the oven to 425° (it will take about 10 to 15 minutes to heat). 220 Celsius.

While the oven is heating, prepare the batter.

In a medium bowl, beat the eggs with a whisk until light and frothy. Add the milk and whisk again, about 1 minute. Add the flour, vanilla, and cinnamon; whisk and beat to combine, about 2 minutes. The batter will be thin.

Using a thick, dry potholder, remove the hot skillet from the oven; quickly add the butter, tilting the pan to melt the butter and coat the skillet.

Quickly pour the prepared batter all at once over the hot butter in the hot skillet, immediately return the skillet to the oven and shut the door.

Bake 18 to 25 minutes or until golden brown and puffed around the edges. The center may puff, or not. A smaller pancake will bake in the shorter time.

Using dry, thick potholders, remove from the oven and serve right away. Either bring the Dutch Baby to the table (have a trivet ready) or slide the pancake onto a serving plate.

Cut or pull apart, and allow each person to spritz with lemon juice and sprinkle with sugar to taste. The edges will be high and crisp, and the center lumpy or flat, chewy and eggy.
Thanks this seems delicious...Will try it out later this weekend!
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Old 21.05.2011, 13:27
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Re: What have you found for free on Switzerland's streets?

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OMG! I love how that is an ACTUAL receipe!! Eugh!

There there, you'll be okay. **pat, pat**

(I once joked with my fellow associates in Savannah, Georgia about making squirrel stew... they happily shared their recipe for roast raccoon with me. )


As for myself, I used to see things I thought I might have use for but hubby is opposed to the idea of taking something off the street into our house soooo... nothing for me.
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Re: What have you found for free on Switzerland's streets?

Pots! Lots and lots of large planter pots. People don't seem to like them once they get some calcium build up on the outside and put them out to the trash...so I have collected them and cleaned them up! They're like new!!
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Re: What have you found for free on Switzerland's streets?

Let me know how you picked it up in the end, my garden is quite empty still

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I found a couple of those in the park. A bugger to pick up though.
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Old 02.08.2011, 21:05
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Re: What have you found for free on Switzerland's streets?

have past the odd home with items outside with FREE written on them. Best finds were almost new medium sized frying pan - As we were about to buy one - super. Then the next week, very large clock, looked like it had come from either company or shop. Love it to pieces
Have picked up some bargains & useful items from 'broki' broken home shops
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A dog - still with us 8 years later. Wooden sledge, tin bath.
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