Showing posts with label cooking tutorials. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cooking tutorials. Show all posts

Monday, 2 July 2012

Yummym scrummy sunny things.

Last week we had a brief moment of summer where the sun came out and we started with really seasonal food. It was wonderful! Can you tell I'm mourning this moment on another wet and gloomy Monday morning. So I thought I would share with you my joy of last week.

The wonders of strawberry picking! We have this pudding once a year it is amazing!

Elderflower cordial. This is super easy. Pick about 30 heads of elder flower put them in a bowl and cover with boiling water. Leave to cool then strain, add sugar 900g to every liter of liquid. Heat up strain again put in container. I keep one in the frige and the others in the freezer to stay fresh until needed.

Strawberry jam, is just great with butter and bread Mmmm. have equal weight of fruit to sugar. Put sugar over te strawberries and leave over night until tey have soaked in. Then boil up and put in jars.

A new favourite for us from the Hugh Boo Veg. Pea and parsley soup. Frozen peas aloud, yay. Heat onion with thyme. Then add 500g of peas with handfuls of parsley. Add stock, heat and whizz.

Finally and summer veg and goats cheese fritta, I could eat this every single day. Any mix of summer veg and a few potatoes. we love broccoli and asparagus and peas. The goats cheese to. cover in egg and pop in a hot over until firm.

Can you tell our lives seem to be arranged around what we are eating?

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Baking (and my first tutorial)

Today Arthur and I had a serious bake! I wrote about it in more details here the end result though is this :

Three seed dark flapjack.

It is such a treat that Ithought I  would share it with you, the original flapjack comes from Cranks.

Ingredients :

butter 150g
raw brown sugar 75g
black molasses 75g
porridge oats 225g
pinch of salt
2 tablespoons of three seeds.


melt butter sugar and molasses together.

Add oats and seeds. I used 2 tablespoons each of pumpkin, sunflower and flax.

Squish it into a 20cm square tin and pop it in the oven 190 degrees for 25 minutes.

When it's out of the oven let it stand for 5 minutes then cut it in the tray, leave to cool if you can before you eat the whole lot!

It's then likely you will get as carried away as I did and make lots of others and wonder where the morning went!!

Happy baking.