Hello Dear Reader,
We’re off to spend all of tomorrow renovating someone else’s house so I’ve baked to keep the team going. Sausage rolls, a sponge cake and some quiche. Nothing fancy but it’ll keep people fed.
I make pastry in the food processor by using,
500g plain flour
1tsp of salt
125g of cold butter in cubes.
125g of cold lard in cubes.
Add the lot to the FP and blitz. I then tip the crumbs into a bowl and add 250ml of cold water. I mix with a knife and not my hands so the pastry stays cold.
When it’s a dough, I chill it for at least an hour until it’s cold. Roll out and use as required.
I buy value sausage and peel the skin off. I add a spread of chutney and a generous sprinkle of cheese and then place the sausage on top.
St. clementine cake. It’s an oranges and lemon cake.
It’ll seem odd but try it.
Take two clementines and place them in a saucepan and cover with water. Bring to the boil and then simmer until soft.
Drain the water and blend the entire fruits with a hand stick or in the blender. Set aside to cool.
In a bowl, add
14oz of butter, SR flour, sugar and seven egg. Best to a smooth batter and then add the fruit purée.
Place in two lined cake tins and divide the batter evenly.
Bake at 180 for 30-40 minutes. Test with a clean sharp knife, if it comes out clean, then the cake is cooked. Leave to cool for three hours.
In the middle make a lemon zest cream with 6oz of icing sugar, 3oz butter and the zest of one lemon.
Squeeze the juice of the Leon and add three taspoons of granulated sugar. Heat, in a mug in the microwave and spoon over the top of the sponge so it sinks in. Chill the entire sponge cake.
I used 200g of bacon, cut into small chunks
2 leeks finely chopped
6 mushrooms finely chopped .
150g finely grated mature cheddar.
200 ml double cream
Salt and pepper.
Line a 10cm tin with pastry. I don’t blind bake and normally this is ok as I use a metal tin but I also use a ceramic baking dish so this quiche doesn’t have a crispy bottom.
I sautéed the bacon, leeks and mushrooms. Added them to the pastry.
In a jug, I added the eggs, cream and cheese and poured that over the bacon and veg.
Bake at 180 for 20-30 minutes.
I didn’t make a gluten free alternative as I’m trying to eat less and nice baked goods are just too tempting.
I hope you like the recipes.
Love Froogs xxxxxx