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The Bellinghman
Date: 2010-01-04 11:29
Subject: Interesting dish
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Last night, I tried an interesting experiment: a sweetcorn and mussel loaf.

What I did was as follows.

Firstly, I made a bread dough. It was a fairly plain one, basically white bread flour with yeast, salt, water and some olive oil in the mix.

Once risen, I rolled some of it out flat (the rest made a separate loaf), and lined a loaf tin with it.

Meanwhile, I'd made a white sauce to which I'd added parsley and tarragon, before also adding some pre-cooked mussels and also some sweetcorn. This was cooked to the point that it was thick rather than runny.

I added this to the loaf tin, and then covered that with a lid, also of rolled out dough. I pierced the lid a few times to avoid any explosions, and then put the whole thing in the hottest oven I can get for 35 minutes. (I also had a pyrex jug of water in there, to crisp up the crust a bit.)

The result was really rather yummy, having produced pretty much exactly what I'd hoped.
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The Bellinghman
Date: 2010-01-04 17:06
Subject: Another trip required
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So, today the Burj Khalifa opened in Dubai.

Which apparently has a higher observation deck than the Skypod on the CN Tower in Toronto.

Which was the previous highest in the world.

Up which we went, last September.
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