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Thursday, September 02, 2004

Close Up of the Universal Cookmetre

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Originally uploaded by a1scrapmetal.
Your UNIVERSAL COOKMETRE has been specially designed for use in your kitchen.......The non-conductive handle allows you to hold the thermometre even when used in hot liquids....The thermometre should not be immersed directly into hot liquids such as fat but allowed to warm up with the liquid.
I know what chips, doughnuts, jam and junket are..but not sure about crack, small crack ,hardball and softball?
Perhaps my American readers know (Hi Syl...any idea?).


Blogger Syl said...

Hazel, those are the stages when cooking candies, fudge, peanut brittle...if you take a few drops of whatever is cooking and it forms a soft ball when cooled, then it will be soft/ want a "crack" temp for most candies, which means when the sugar/corn syrup has cooked long enough to form a hard candy. Nice, non heat conductive thermometer...very handy!

02 September, 2004  
Blogger hazel said...

Thank you Syl.I thought you might know.
I should try cooking candy now.
e have sun here at last..and archie has started at High school today...he looked so grown up.

02 September, 2004  
Blogger Syl said...

Wow, hard to believe the little champ is in High School...he's had lots of adventures over the summer to share with his friends. And he will be full of 1st day stories when he comes home! When do you start back?

02 September, 2004  
Blogger Roger Stevens said...

They grow up so fast don't they? Before you know it he'll be bringing his girlfriend home, then taking his grumpy old dad down the pub. And then - when he reaches 18 - his own special thermometer.

Wish him good luck from us. In case Michael forgets.

02 September, 2004  
Blogger Roger Stevens said...

What I'm looking forward to is seeing what Hazel is going to do with these treasures...

02 September, 2004  
Blogger hazel said...

Good question ..what to do with these rare and priceless treasures?
I did think of donating them to the British Museum, but after much pondering I have decided to put them in a show case in the basement of MMU.
Its just been a good way for me to Think out loud...and the objects seem more interesting on here than in a box.

03 September, 2004  
Blogger michael said...

Grumpy old dad says, " Now all you need is a blog for all the toys and another for the rag rugs"

04 September, 2004  

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