Isn't that hard to make?
November 4, 2011 8:01am CST
We've been invited to a bonfire party tomorrow so I'm doing tandoori chicken. I told the hostess what I was bringing and she asked me where I was buying it. When I said I was making it myself she said "But I thought that was really difficult to make?" Well, it is easy to make. Admittedly I don't have a Tandoor (clay oven) and will be making it in a modern gas oven but it is an easy recipe. I think the only "difficult" part is remembering to make the marinade and put the chicken in well in advance! Have you ever made something and people have assumed that it was difficult? Is there something you would like to try making that you think is really difficult and it puts you off having a go?
• United States
6 Nov 11
theres a whole LOT of stuff i make that others think is really difficult and time consuming to make.. and isnt. those secrets wont be revealed here. =oP my late mother in law use to bring this baked macaroni and cheeZe to pot luck dinners etc, and everyone raved about it wanting to know how she made it .. she told me it was simple a couple boxes of howaard johnsons frozen mac & cheeZe that she tossed into her own baking dishes and threw some packaged bread crumbs on the top LOL stuffed shells and fudge.. both from scratch. they take forever are tedius to do, and i dont do them very often because of it. but when i do i am required to make a phuckton cause everyone wants it when i do .
• United States
5 Nov 11
Some people think banana bread is hard because of the mashing of the bananas and the chopping of the nuts. Pumpkin anything starting with the actual pumpkin is hard, but I've done it. Pumpkin cookies, I grew up with them and was surprised that some people had never had them. they asked if it was hard, not if you start with canned pumpkin. They asked for a recipe. I'm proud to say that a school with little kids now has pumpkin cookies whenever canned pumpkin is on sale thanks to me. You see, the person who asked me for the recipe works in a school lunch room. I gave her the recipe and she said the kids loved them. They're always trying to get some vit. A items into the kids and some milk. That had both, so she was very, very happy.
8 Nov 11
I think I wouldn't cook biscotti but only because there are a lot of other things to bake that are a bit less fiddly. There was a show on UK TV recently called "The Great British Bake Off" which is where home bakers compete against each other over several weekends. They have some set things which they have to bake to impress the judges and biscotti is one of the things they have to do. It makes you wonder when these talented people are having their own panic attacks at doing them!
• Southend-On-Sea, England
7 Nov 11
Yes, tandoori chicken is really easy. I'm trying to think of something I've cooked that other people have thought was difficult, yet it wasn't....I suppose the closest I can get to that is the stew I sometimes make (it's a Jamaican recipe which I got from a cookbook back in the 1970s). Because it tastes so very delicious, people seem to think it'd be difficult to make, but it isn't...it's really easy. Hope your tandoori chicken was really yummy, and I'm sure it was.
• Boise, Idaho
6 Nov 11
I was taught alot by my grandmother and mother. They made things from scratch. I used to make home made noodles, bread, chenese food and all manner of things. Things are never as hard as they look. I haven't put off of making anything. Just didn't always have the time or many for ingredients.