Cream 185g Softened Butter with 1/3 Cup of sifted Icing Sugar. Sift together 1/3 Cup of Custard Powder and 1 1/2 Cups of Plain Flour. Add to the Butter and Icing Sugar to form a dough. Roll into balls and press with a fork. Bake for 15 Minutes.
Sunday, 23 September 2012
Thursday, 20 September 2012
Thought I would take advantage of cheap Strawberries and make some Jam.
I didn't measure but it's about 1kg berries to 6 cups of sugar and 1 1/2 teas citric acid. I use a non stick saucepan. Mash the strawberries with a fork, add the sugar and stir in thoroughly. Bring to the boil until the sugar is almost dissolved, add the Citric acid and boil until setting point (105 degrees) remove the skum from the top and pour into hot sterilized jars
Wednesday, 19 September 2012
Tested a new Rice Salad Recipe... Delicious!
1 cup Jasmine Rice
1 can Chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1/2 Red capsicum, diced
1/2 Red onion finely diced
1/3 cup Sultanas
2 Tbs sliced almonds, toasted
2 Chopped Shallots
3 Tbs fresh lime juice
2 Teas Honey
3 Tbs Extra-virgin olive oil
2 Teas curry powder
Sea Salt and Cracked Pepper to taste
Cook the Jasmine rice in the microwave with 2 1/2 Cups of boiling water for approx 12 minutes or until tender. Let it cool completely. Combine rice, Chickpeas, Capsicum, Red onion, Almond flakes and Sultanas in a large bowl. Stir gently to combine all of the ingredients.
Whisk together lime juice, honey, olive oil, curry powder, salt and pepper. Pour over rice mixture and combine. Best left in the fridge for a bit for all the flavours to infuse.
Omg so good! Slow cooked Lamb Chops Potato/Kumara mash and veges.. Yum yum yum
Flour the chops and cook in a splash of olive oil with chopped onion and garlic. Add beef stock, tomato paste, sea salt and cracked pepper and Italian herbs. Slow cook for about 2 1/2 hours on high, the sauce will thicken and the meat will fall off the bone and be melt in your mouth. :-)
Waste not want not I say! I'm mixing up a brew of left over roast lamb and veg, going to make a pie with pastry on the bottom, lamb and veg filling and mash on top!
Blind bake some pastry cases.. I made these in Mexican sized Muffin Tins
Let the cases cool and add your pie filling, top with mashed potato and grated cheese
Bake until Golden! These pies are great with any filling. Especially delicious with left over
Corn Meat mixed with Cheesy white Sauce!
Man of the house cooked this little number a few nights ago. Nice job Master Chef! It was delicious! Chicken breast with garlic, cheese and herbs wrapped in delicious smoked ham and then encased in pastry! Yum yum yum!
Pan fry the chicken breast with freshly crushed garlic and herbs of choice, let it cool.
Place on a long slice of ham (large enough to wrap the chicken in) top with cheese and enclose the chicken with the ham. Wrap in pasty and seal with egg wash. Place in the oven on a tray lined with baking paper. Glaze with egg wash and bake at 200 degrees until the pastry is golden. Serve with your fave roast veges and greens.
Very Quick and easy dinner tonight. Place Diced Onion, sliced Mushrooms and finely diced garlic on a deep baking tray. Cut slits in the chicken and stuff with sliced garlic. Pat the chicken skin with paper towel to make it really dry, makes really crispy skin when roasted. Place the chicken on top of the onions etc. Sprinkle with Dried Italian Herbs and Chicken Vegetta Stock Powder and roast until golden and cooked through. Transfer the chicken to another tray and use make a delicious gravy using the baking tray you have cooked the chicken. Serve with roast spuds and carrots and steamed corn on the cob.
Tuesday, 18 September 2012
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