Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Parsnip, sage and Parmesan bread

    Here it is at last, straight from the oven. I have made it a bit too wet,so it has spread more than I wanted it to. Really is delicious,and so EASY!  And eventually, I have managed to take a picture,I think it shows the bread well enough.

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Tortilla Espagnole

  Made with shallots, spinach and potatoes, so not quite authentic ! Now I can't get the camera to work why do they have to keep on changing the whole thing? Most frustrating.and now I have olive oil on the lens... It's hard enough bring onehanded, but this is ridiculous.  I just can't hold it ,or take a photo. Totally defeated.

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Worn myself out

By thinking ( as usual) that I can do everything as I used to before all this happened. 
Sunday lunch was rump steaks with a mushroom and garlic red wine sauce,plus braised red cabbage made with chopped leeks, a touch of Allspice, sone brown sugar, salt and enlighten orange juice to moisten it while cooking.
We also had French beans and Mangetout Peas, and wedge potatoes done with a tiny bit of oil in the oven. 
Then I made some Apple Strudels, trying to unroll the Filo pastry was very difficult,so I was glad that I still have a carer to help me! Chopped three Bramley apples into small cubes, mixed them together with a handful of breadcrumbs, caster sugar, some candied peel ,flaked almonds and some Cinnamon.
Brushed three  sheets of filo with melted unsalted butter,placed the filling on one side,and then rolled it up ,tucking in the sides so it made a parcel. Brushed the top with more melted butter.
Baked in a hot oven for around 3/4 of an hour, but check to see that it isn't burning! 
After that I made a cake , no wonder I was exhausted.

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Chicken, ham ,leek and mushroom pie. What to do with some left over roast chicken and a bit of ham!,so I have made this pie, with I' m afraid not home made pastry.

Please note, I got the pie out of the case by placing it rather precariously on a tin of fruit ! Tasted good, but I made too much sauce which then spilled out over the work top. Will probably eat ithe rest cold tomorrow.