Sunday, 10 November 2013

Baked Apples

Viewed on one level it's like a torture chamber for cooking apples (as in Fig. 1) in the style of Annoying Orange...but if you can forget possible plots for Aggrieved Apples or Apples in Angst it all works out fine. So this tasty and filling desert requires 4 cooking apples, mincemeat, shortcrust pastry and brown sugar. Firstly peel and core the apples (and torture them if you must), stuff the newly revealed  core-void with mincemeat, roll them in the pastry and sprinkle with brown sugar. Bake them in a hot oven for half and hour until golden delicious brown and serve them with cream or creme fraiche. "Yummy!"was what we all said afterwards. P.S. the pictures are of course not quite in the correct order. Just the right meal to discuss your prospective Progressive Rock Cruise venture over.

(PS - Don't forget to inject, at various stages known to only you, secret sloshes of honey mixed with cinnamon and nutmeg. )

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Buffalo Stovies

Forgot to take a photo at the right time, here are the remains however.
Using local buffalo mince produces a nice pot of tasty stovies, here's how:

Grab a pound or so of buffalo mince from Puddledub Farms , brown it in a pot (skim away any fat, there won't be much) and add two chopped onions, seasoning and a couple of spoons of browning and hot water to lubricate the pot. While the mince is cooking chop up about 8 - 10 potatoes and boil them till they are still a bit solid. Drain them and add them to the mince once it's had about 30 mins of simmering. Mix up the mixture and bake it in the oven at 200C for a further 20 mins just to "crust" the top of the stovies. Serve with fresh bread cut in chunks and brown sauce. This amount serves 3, ramp it up for more.