good brawn is hard to find in Canberra?

astrojax 11 February 2011 10

i know some of the supermarkets’ deli sections have product they call brawn, but it is not brawn really, just a few scummy offcuts set in industrial strength gelatin.  gleurch!  and dson’t start me on this ‘presswurst’ thing…

does the hive mind know of anywhere in this fair land where one might purchase honest to goodness real, tasty brawn?  Astrodad, a master butcher in times of yore, made the most fabulous brawn and i so miss it.  the copper bubbling away with the fine off cuts and herbs and spices, and it setting in rows of tubs in the cool room; then the school lunches and midnight sneaky snacks – ahh memories… 

help, anyone?


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Jiralea Jiralea 12:30 pm 14 Feb 11

Love brawn and have the same trouble getting any here at all these days. mum used to make ours from left over meats probably after a big Christmas, not from scratch like the recipes on earlier link. I have this recipe it’s dated 1958 – think of it more as a ‘terrine’ and anyone would enjoy it 😉

KaptnKaos KaptnKaos 11:52 am 14 Feb 11

Don’t know about brawn, but there is a deli at the belco markets MrsKaos prefers to go to for metwurst and other “rare” or hard to get meats such as this, if they don’t have it they may be able to source some for you.

breda breda 11:11 am 14 Feb 11

Maybe you could give the Harmonie German Club a call and ask? Good brawn is much appreciated in Germany, Holland and Belgium. Agree that a lot of the mass produced stuff is awful. My olds make their own – yum!

Kerryhemsley Kerryhemsley 10:59 am 14 Feb 11

Brawn is one of those disgraceful dishes that poms who won’t let go of WW2 times eat.

astrojax astrojax 8:19 pm 12 Feb 11

no trevar, aussie as…

astrojax astrojax 10:46 am 12 Feb 11

ta trix, can of course make it myself – astrodad has recipe of course. but made in bulk is best way to get the gelatinous goodies working and i don’t have the facilities to make – then eat – that much…

trevar trevar 6:20 pm 11 Feb 11

I thought “scummy offcuts set in industrial strength gelatin” was the proper definition of brawn.

Astrojax, are you English?

Waiting For Godot Waiting For Godot 5:04 pm 11 Feb 11

You want brawn? This link might help: http://www.schc.com.au

dustytrail dustytrail 4:51 pm 11 Feb 11

trix said :

I’ve never thought you could buy at all. Everyone I knew who ate the ‘orrible stuff cooked it up themselves. It’s not hard – you just throw everything in a pot and boil the s*** out of it.

Some recipes here: http://www.lifestyleblock.co.nz/vforum/showthread.php?t=16618

This is the day of buying everything “ready-made” and frozen. I just wonder what the occasion is that someone needs “brawn” anyway?

trix trix 4:24 pm 11 Feb 11

I’ve never thought you could buy at all. Everyone I knew who ate the ‘orrible stuff cooked it up themselves. It’s not hard – you just throw everything in a pot and boil the s*** out of it.

Some recipes here: http://www.lifestyleblock.co.nz/vforum/showthread.php?t=16618

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