Choko Chutney

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Choko Chutney

Postby minnie » Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:08 am

Okay set myself up for this one, hoping to make Choko Chutney this afternoon.

The fellow at the local servo always gives me Chokos (still can't grow the things ;) ) and I told him I'll make chutney. Well DH got petrol the other day and he had two more bags, shouldn't have opened my mouth. :lol:

Oh well it gives me a push!

Vicki

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Re: Choko Chutney

Postby possum » Thu Apr 12, 2012 1:40 pm

:lol: I made choko pickles the other day, still have a laundry basket full
saw the chutney recipe and wasn't real sure - so I stuck to pickles :lol:
it took me forever to get 1.5kgs - thought I was never going to get there, - I will also, next time, use the processer for cutting up the onions, - great chunks of it I've got - but the taste is there :D

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Re: Choko Chutney

Postby minnie » Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:07 pm

Well now I'm home I'm worn out all that knitting and talking. :lol:

I'm thinking I'll double batch on Saturday.

My recipe calls for mixed fruit but I thought I'd substitute dates and apricots and add some chilli's as well... fingers crossed it turns out okay. ;)

And yes thought I'd process to get the chunks smaller.

Vicki

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Re: Choko Chutney

Postby Shadowgirlau » Fri Apr 13, 2012 3:59 pm

Good luck with your chocos ladies.

Vicki, our craft group hasn't met in 4 weeks so I am quite housebound at the moment myself. roll on next Wednesday when we meet again.

I opened up a jar of the beetroot relish the other day. Very pleased with it although it is a little more vinegary than I usually like. Maybe next time it will be spot on.

Kathleen
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
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Re: Choko Chutney

Postby minnie » Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:48 pm

I DID it!! :o

Double batched and added chillis, and instead of mixed fruit did dates and apricots. We tried it today and it was good, with just that hint of chilli, which made it interesting.

Only could only find pasta sauce bottles so they're big bottles, just short of 8 bottles, so the fellow at the service station gets two and then I've got more to give away. :D

How often do you usually meet Kathleen, we only meet once per month, I'd never make it for more. ;)

Vicki

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Re: Choko Chutney

Postby Shadowgirlau » Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:51 am

We usually meet fortnightly (I don't make it every fortnight myself) It is often the only time some of the farmers wives get to go out for some me time and so that is why it was decided to meet fortnightly. In the end though it really depends what is going on that day as to who comes. Apparently the decision taken at the time was those who can't make it this time might make it next time and vice versa.

We seldom have all the group members there at the one meeting so it works out. Being a non "working farmers" wife I have more opportunity to go than some of the other ladies although saying this I still don't get to every meeting.

That choco chutney sounds fabulous. Well done.

Kathleen
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
- John Lennon


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