View Full Version : Need immediate help!! [Cooking]

21-12-08, 13:03
Hey! Tomorrow's our school's cooking contest and I've no idea what I'm going to cook, but I need to participate!! I mean, I'm building a repotation in this new school, I'm in the school council and I've won two contests already (one in arts class for a Save the Child poster and one in athletics), I'm in the school choir, I'm in the literature club and in the school's rock band... and I need to at least take part in this one. What I need is something foreign and traditional for Christmas! Please help. If you're NOT from Bulgaria (99% of this forum) and know an easy, quick and cheap dish for about two or three hours preperation, please reply. If your mom's around or whatever :p Please, I need this.

Love you :hug:

21-12-08, 13:18
Boil water... :p

Sorry, I want to suggest something but then I noticed you want a traditional Christmas recipe, so can't help you there buddy.. :(

21-12-08, 13:32
How about a quiche ? It's really simple, but you could put something exquisite in it... :p

21-12-08, 13:37
How about making a panettone (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panettone)? Quite simple, delicious and christmasy. There should be plenty of recipes on the internet. :)

21-12-08, 14:05
How about making a panettone (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panettone)? Quite simple, delicious and christmasy. There should be plenty of recipes on the internet. :)

Panettone needs time to rise.... so that would be a no no in my book.

I'm having a blank atm when it comes to recipes X_X

Edit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_cake

In Japan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japan), Christmas cake, traditionally eaten on Christmas Eve (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_Eve), is simply a sponge cake (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sponge_cake), frosted with whipped cream, often decorated with strawberries, and usually topped with Christmas chocolates or other seasonal fruit.That's pretty easy IMO. You can also get a few splinters of chocolate and spread over it and what not.

21-12-08, 14:26
HMMMM Strawberry and cake :D. Japanese christmas never sounded so good.

How about yule log. Seems realtivley appetising http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/database/buchedenoel_73213.shtml.

21-12-08, 14:50
To quote calendar girls:

"For special occasions....get it from Marks & Spencers"

21-12-08, 15:10
Yule log sounded great, since I'm pagan and Yule (Jullae) is today, especially tomorrow (the contest) and on Tuesday... But it's too long and complex. I can't find those ingrediants. The Christmas cake sounded EASY, which isn't my bet for winning, but that's going to be my choice, surely for next year. The first thing made my mouth flood with drool, but that's hard. Right, so I asked my grandma ... for this I'm sorry that I wasted this thread, but you surely helped me a lot for next year and in general :).... and she suggested Pumpkinг-Pastry with carrots, apples, cinnamon, raisins, Asia Coctail nuts (a specialty of the next-door supermarket) and some sugar powder on top with coca powder... I think that's gonna be it. And it's a tradition in my country to put fortunes in traditional Banitza or Damper... with cornel tree branches.... it's a complicated old Bulgarian ritual kept from pagan times :p And I'll put some on top of the pastry :) ..... Right, so I'm becoming a chef :D .. not.

Thanks for the help, guys, but grandma knows best :p I promise to make something from this thread in next year's contest!! :) :hug: Happy Holidays :p..

21-12-08, 16:59
candied tomatoes: http://recipes.familyeducation.com/side-dishes/deep-south-candied-tomatoes/49306.html (you can leave out the onions and spices if you don't want it to be spicy)
green bean casserole: http://www.frenchsfoodservice.com/recipe/rds/foodservice/?id=7264

21-12-08, 17:16
Oh, the second one is kind of a traditional dish, but I've tried this version as well ;) Both are great. I'd heard of the Candied Tomatoes, sounds..yucky, but when I look at the ingredients it sounds fab :tmb: I'll be adding this to my list :vlol: Anyway, don't you think TRF coul use a thread like this? To offer all sorts of different dishes? :)

21-12-08, 18:06
Well you did ask for quick and easy :ton:

Anyway still good choice :D let us know how it went ^^

21-12-08, 18:10
Ooh, I can already make a photo of the brute product :p It's far from finished, but it's cool.

yeah, I guess I made you go treasure hunting for nothing :/ But you made me happy! :D Anyway, I still think TRF could use a colinary thread. Thanks anyway :hug: