Sunday, August 14, 2011

Chicken Pot Pie & Sticky Date Pudding

Had the Engineering ball last night so accordingly cooked things that took a little more effort for dinner. Hungover Elese = large amounts of cooking. I did these wonderful chicken and leek pot pies (Donna Hay recipe) and little sticky date puddings with a caramel sauce. DELICIOSO.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Caramel = !!!!!!!!!

Amazing new revelation whilst making this simple caramel and pear tart for dessert tonight: dipping salted pretzel sticks into the caramel tastes 999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999 good.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I KNOW WHERE DEM GIRLS AT

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Lemon Meringue Greatness

I made an amazing beef casserole with creamy mashed potato on Friday night, followed by a perfect lemon meringue pie. I love desserts that have multiple components, they are much more exciting to make! The beef casserole was wonderful, I have an extreme aversion to the horrible store-bought beef stock so used marmite, worcestershire sauce, and soy sauce instead and threw in a few bay leaves and a generous dose of pepper (as well as the standard onions/garlic/oil or butter/salt base). It was ha-mazing. Mashed potato may be the ultimate comfort food. It's the kind of thing I crave in winter, and you can't do a proper mash without butter and cream.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Hippy Food Supreme

Magical "Probably-Not-That-Bad-For-You" slice. I just threw together random amounts of walnuts, cashews, linseeds, sunflower seeds, chopped dates, coconut, and rolled oats then boiled butter and honey to a kind of soft-ball stage, mixed them together, pressed it in a pan and BAM. Recipes are for suckaaaas.