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Posted: 6/10/2012 9:04:07 AM
   

Massey mens' food!

In the past we have had a lot of discussion about the superior merits of Jersey cream but it has got lost in various other threads.  So here goes with a thread for Massey mens' food!

Yesterday we went up to a very extensive sale of Ferguson and early MF tractors and implements in the English Lake District - one of our most scenic parts of the UK if not the best.

Anyway after being stunned out of my mind that  a Ferguson Game Flusher made almost £9000 (= approx 13950 USD) we went off to do a bit of site seeing and came upon a seventh heaven.  Gary E,  Joe P and Steve M - eat your hearts out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! or simply cry because you were not there with us.

 We stumbled upon this farm based cafe/restaurant of some considerable quality.  The farm had a large herd of Jerseys and apparently used to use MH equipment many years ago.  In we went to the cafe to sample the wares.  Boys - I have never tasted anything like it - JERSEY ICE CREAM.  I had the simple vanilla flavour type but there were about 20 types on offer.  If ever anything melted in your mouth and paralysed you with the sheer joy of its flavour and ultra smooth texture then this was it.

I just have to get back there as soon as possible and take my cold box with me to haul it home in bulk!

John


 

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Posted: 6/11/2012 4:54:59 AM
   

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John:

The closest thing we have here to your Wellington Jersey Cream is the stuff I made and we all tested in "Wellington" Kansas at Floyds Massey Days show. I guess we could call it "Joesey" Cream either way we had a 100/% positive feedback on my Cream this weekend with everyone who tested it.

We even had a fello there who has been to the UK several times and said he has had many tea times and knows what the Jersey Cream tastes like. He walked up to us and said what is going on here and we said we are testing Clotted Cream here he said there is no Clotted Cream in the United States but when he tested it he said WOW!! been a long time since I have had something like this!!

Now I have to figure out how to make the scones.

Joe


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Posted: 6/12/2012 8:41:24 AM
   

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Joe,

i am now convinced that you are taking this Jersey cream business seriously!

So my hope now is that you invest in a small pedigree Jersey herd to put on that plot of yours and develop "Massey" branded Jersey double cream and ice cream.  We will need to know that the whole production chain is "Massey" branded - ploughs, seeders, foragers, choppers, milking machines, cream separators etc.  This is the way to command premium prices from MCA members and get them digging deep in their pockets!

John


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Posted: 6/12/2012 10:11:53 AM
   

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Well John are these true Scones?


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Posted: 6/12/2012 10:42:29 AM
   

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Joe,

You are definitely getting the hang of cooking for Massey folks!

Yes - according to British standards not a bad attempt.  Scones can be quite variable.  They are generally made as a single portion item and not for cutting up like a larger cake.  They are generally unsweetened and can be with or without sultanas, raisins, currants, glace cherries and cheese scones are also made.  Personally I like them with big sultanas or glace cherries please.  And you can make them with white, brown or wholemeal flour.  Usually slice them in half and coat each half with butter, jam and clotted JERSEY cream.  My mother always said that they should be made with sour cream and I seem to remember that they were better this way

We've just had a couple of bags of Spelt flour from Malcolm so will be experimenting with that.

Joe - you are on your way to a new career!

John


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Posted: 6/12/2012 12:56:34 PM
   

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John:

You were so excited about this thread you did not realize who posted the question about the scones!!

The person who posted the picture of the scones was our newest member of the MCA and hopefully will help boost things on here.

When I was over there I ate my scone with clotted cream so fast I don't even really remember what it looked like, I will have to see if I may have taken a picture of it I am sure I did.

Joe


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Posted: 6/13/2012 2:28:17 AM
   

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Tom/Joe

I must apologise for the mix up!  Indded good food does excite me.

Delighted that you are interested in the catering side of Massey  Collectors too Tom.  You and Joe will make a great team wiating on at events.  If  anyone needs scone recipes then let me know and I can post some across to Joe

The final touch for one or both of you would be to get a MASSEY stove and have that baking the scones whilst one or other of you milked the Jerseys and turned a MASSEYcream separator!

John


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Posted: 6/13/2012 4:44:12 AM
   

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John:

It is funny how you can be arround things all your life and not see them work. I have seen well over 1000 cream seperators over the years at shows and auctions and have bought and sold many over the years but in my life time I have never actually seen one work.

I was going to try one of mine last year but time got away on me maybe I will get a chance this year before the snow comes again. I would really like to see one in operation as I know nothing about this topic.

The other day I was out in my field cultivating with my two row power lift cultivator on my 1936  Challenger and my neighbor was sitting on the road with his wife watching me when I got to the end he stopped me and came over to tell me that he was totally impressed with my operation.

He said he has been farming for well over 50 years and had never in his lifetime seen a steel wheel tractor working in the field. He said he has owned steel wheel tractors before bought and sold them but has never seen one working in the field I think I really made his day.

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Posted: 6/13/2012 5:51:37 AM
   

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Joe,

Lovely shots of the Challenger doing what it was made for.

That corn (maize!) is going to make lovely MASSEY FOOD (silage or green chop) for that Jersey herd that you are going to establish for the Jersey cream business.

It occured to me this morning whilst I was trimming the field hedge that it would be rather quaint if you could develop a sales round for your cream around your local town selling it from a front mounted carrier on a Massey bicycle.?????!!!!!!!!

John



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Posted: 6/13/2012 7:10:43 AM
   

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Well I surely didn't make the scones. My sister was making them yesterday. I didn't even know what they were untill I asked.

Also Joe I think I fixed your pictures. I had to cut off the date to be a little more convincing!

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