Hello Dear Reader,
A quiet day with my offspring today. I thought I would share a few recipes with you.
First of all – Key Lime Pie. You will need 1 pack or Oreos, 50g of marg or butter, 3 eggs, 50g of caster sugar, 3 limes, 1 400g tin of condensed milk. I bought the Oreo’s in Poundland, 2 packs for £1. The limes were 3 for £1 and the eggs are 85p for half a dozen free range. It’s very rich and will cut easily into 10 and works out at 32p per portion. Here’s the how to:
1. Melt the butter in a microwave.
2.Blitz the biscuits in the food processor.
3.Mix melted butter and biscuit mix together and press into a loose bottomed baking tin. Smooth some biscuit mix up the sides of the tin.
4. Separate three eggs.
5. Zest three limes, squeeze the juice and combine with the egg yolks and tin of condensed milk.
6. Use an electric whisk (I use my Kenwood chef for everything – similar to a Kitchen Aid – mine’s retro and bought it second hand) to blend until pale and fluffy and add on top of the biscuit base.
7. Whisk the egg whites to a stiff meringue and then whisk in the caster sugar.
8. Smooth the meringue mix on top of the lime custard.
9.Bake at 180 degrees for 25 – 30 minutes until the meringue is golden.
I made mine the day before and it will keep a couple of days in the fridge.
This is a great way to use up all the bits of meat you can pull off a turkey carcass. I stripped it today and it will make a good few meals. I bought a 4 kilo turkey, which was suggested for six people and there was plenty left.
You will need: left over turkey chopped into cubes, left over ham slices cut into small chunks, some prawns if you have any, left over peas, an onion, two garlic cloves, paprika or paella spices (thanks for Foster Mummy) 100g rice, chicken stock cube. Here’s the how to:
1. Chop and fry the onion and garlic in some oil.
2.When soft, add the rice, paella spice mix and 750ml of chicken stock (I use the 10p a pack cubes from Tesco) and cook for however long it takes to absorb the water.
3. Just before all of the water is absorbed, with about 15minutes left, add the cooked turkey, ham, peas or left over vegetables and prawns. You could add any left overs to be honest!
4. Cook for another 30 minutes until all ingredients are piping hot.
I can assure you, it looked much better yesterday! I followed a recipe but think it’s better with a thinner biscuit base. Here’s what you need. 2 large bananas – buy the ripe ones, usually sold cheaper and even better if they’ve got dark. A tin of
this is expensive!!!! Not frugal at all and I can’t find this cheaper than £1.50 any where! 3/4 of a pack of digestive biscuits and 100g of butter! I would use less butter in future as the base was hard to cut and less butter would have resulted in a crumblier lighter base. 1 small pot of whipping cream – again! the cheapest I could get was 65p. You will need a few cubes of dark chocolate. You can buy perfectly good dark chocolate for cooking in Tesco or Asda for 30p a bar.