Mushy peas are a northern English side dish and traditionally served with fish and chips. We served them with nut roast, gravy, roast potatoes and Yorkshire puddings. (more…)
Last year for my Birthday I had a ‘best of winter’ themed party with soups, roast, mulled wine and so on. My friend Nat baked a nut roast, it was delicious and since then my housemate Simone has longingly reminisced about it on several occasions.
We decided it was time to act and invited Nat around for an English feast – nut roast with gravy; roast potatoes; Yorkshire pudding; mushy mint peas; and spotted dick with custard. (more…)
Vegetable bake is tasty, easy to make and you can use whatever vegetables are on hand or in season. When I first moved out of home, my mum popped by one day to drop of a vegetable bake. I was happy – free food and a baking dish (I still haven’t returned it!).
This post will show you how to make a five layer vegetable bake with a couple lessons learnt tips along the way. (more…)
Rich red wines are frequently cited as pairing well with rich red meats, like a good quality steak. But what about the vegos out there, we still like rich red wines so what should we cook to go with a delicious big red wine? Mushrooms.
The rich earthy flavours of mushrooms, particularly porcini, combined with the buttery texture of risotto make it a great dish to match with a big red wine. (more…)
I may have been a tad later than most to join the salted caramel bandwagon, but once I jumped on there was no turning back. If you are yet to experience this roller coaster taste sensation, let me just say you are missing out. But don’t fear, it’s not too late, you can join the enlightened with this recipe for salted caramel mousse. (more…)
Recently my friend Lucy and I attempted (unsuccessfully) to make popping candy. It wasn’t all bad though, we ended up making sour Fizzers and honeycomb. This post is about accidental honeycomb! (more…)
I love popping candy. Especially when it is in chocolate – creamy chocolate, tingly popping candy. Ah-mazing! Recently my friend Lucy and I attempted to make our own. Long story short it didn’t work and you can’t make popping candy at home. We did, however (accidently) make sour fizzers. (more…)
My friend Sol and I recently made mochi for the first time, we had intended just to make green tea and anko mochi (sweetened red bean paste), but part way through we thought chocolate mochi sounded like a good idea too. It was! This post is about making chocolate mochi. Yum! (more…)
Mochi is a tasty Japanese dessert made from sweet rice flour (mochiko). My favourite type of mochi is daifuku, which consists of a small ball of mochi stuffed with a sweet filling. My friend Sol and I recently decided to have a go at making green tea mochi with anko filling (sweetened red bean paste). (more…)
My name is Jen and I am a chocoholic. I have experimented with chocolate for many years, from simple moulds, to truffles and pralines, to piped butterflies and more. Until now however, I have never tempered chocolate. (more…)