Peanut butter Chocolate truffles

Chocolate, desserts, Vegetarian

If you want an easy peasy little sweet to make, this is the one for you!

Simply do the following:

  1. Mix 250g cream cheese with 50g of peanut butter (or more if you fancy a stronger peanut taste) 2 tbsp powdered sugar and 50g chocolate chips.
  2. Spoon out the mixture and roll into bite size balls. Place these in the fridge to chill
  3. Melt 300g dark chocolate. When melted, cover the balls in chocolate. That’s it! But you can decorate them if you so desire…..I did.

They are quite decedent, very creamy and sweet. My top to you would be to make them slightly smaller tun your tempted to do.

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Knutsford makers market

Food

Sunday was a joyous day, I took my mother, sister and friends to the Knutsford makers market!

It’s great….loads of tasty stalls offering everything from baked bread to sweet scotch eggs. Not only that, but there are stacks of artisanal goods stalls too!

Whilst there we decided to get our nosh on and I treat my self to some delightful Turkish street food. 

  

And that’s a (breakfast) wrap!

Breakfast, Vegetarian

Oh I love a good Sunday breakfast. It’s an opportunity to actually to take time and appreciate the food we eat, rather than a quick shoveled down snack before we run out of the house.

Today I had no plans and so I rummaged through the kitchen to see what I could utilize. I resulted with a spicy breakfast wrap!

  
It’s easy. Just:

  • Scramble some eggs with butter, seasoning and chopped black olives
  • Fill a tortilla wrap with the eggy mix and layer on some hot sauce and cheese (if you want a naughty twist)
  • Grill the wrap to make it nice and crispy

See. Easy! Also delicious.

   
 

Mediterranean chicken in November?

chicken, Toms Table, Uncategorized

This time of the year typically inspires hearty food to warm our proverbial cockles and so this dish was a bit of a shock to my kitchen last night. Yet despite the name, it actually is a filling, hugging dish…it’s basically just a roast with a couple of slightly more exotic ingredients!

Overall I did enjoy it but I have to be honest in that I felt it was a little on the bland side. This recipie came from Tom Kerrdge courtesy of his new book “Toms table”. Whenever I cook from his selection I really expect something to wow me and previously he hasn’t disappointed but this one left me feeling lack luster. Probably not a dish to add to my “to make again” list.

   
    
     

Lamb to make you love

Caribbean food made easy: with Levi Roots, Lamb, Uncategorized

Lamb, when cooked right, can be one of my most enjoyed meats yet all too often, lamb for me is just too lamby.

Not on this dish though, this lamb was ridiculously brilliant, outstanding! It was moist, soft and full of a sweet flavor which paired with the fruity tangy pomegranate and onion salad was a match worthy of a Sunday! 

I also added some of my granddads home made gooseberry and mint jelly which was a brilliant addition, of course you can’t do that but I’m sure there is something comparable available!!

Well worth the pay out for the leg joint, I don’t believe you would get the same cook on a smaller joint such as a chop. Worth the time also!

   
A great bonus too…. I’ve been eating lamb wraps for two days!!

   
Well…. 😊

Vitello Tonnato burger

Burger book, Cook book, Food, Food general

Probably the most “real” cooking I’ve done all week!

I’m not sure why my kitchen activities have been so lazy this week but they have. Yesterday however normal service resumed and I whipped up this little bad boy!

Homemade focaccia? Yes

Homemade veal burgers? Yes

Homemade sauces? You get the picture!!

  
I did have questions over the Tuna and caper sauce. It seems a little odd right? Especially with the veal? I even told the Jones that I would put the sauce on the side just in case it wasn’t palatable but actually it tasted so delicious that I made an exec decision and put it straight I the burgers!

  
The focaccia bread base was a nice break from the usual top and bottom bun. The burger itself was moist and tasty and the addition of the salad and sauce made it a rather grown up burger.

I would highly recommend you try this dish. If you didn’t make the bread it would also be a very fast dish to prepare…very little cooking involved!

Comfort food cop out

Beef, Food, Kitchen, Pie

Last night we returned home at about 6pm after a weekend of 2 christenings, 1 wedding and a total of over 9 hours driving! Needless to say I was super tired and so rather than cook, I bought a pie from our local co op and put my feet up!

It was a steak pie and I accompanied it with some mini roast potatoes and sweetcorn. It was deliciously naughty but just what I needed after a busy weekend. Comfort food at its best!!!!!

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