Chicken Bacon Somerset

meals
27 Sep 2011 A recipe for disaster Did you know that in america, people buy pasta by the box? How big is a box? We don’t know. Thus, when a recipe starts “take two boxes of rice”, we should know to leave the hell alone. Hah, I decided, your strange american phrasings cannot harm me, my culinary genius is like a shield of steel. Take one cup of rice. That is, take a small mug, put rice into it, pour it into boiling water, and boil it for 7 minutes. Drain. Meanwhile, cook two chicken breasts (either properly or by bunging them in the nukeomatic for a ... {Tags: , , , } {More...}

Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt & Leeks

meals
20 Sep 2011 Today's culinary experiment was taken from Emperor's LJ: Sausage & Apple braise 1lb cooking apples, peeled & cored 1lb leeks, trimmed 1lb pork sausage meat 2 × 1/4ozoz pkt instant potato salt & pepper 7fl oz dry cider 1 level tsp dried mixed herb chopped fresh parsley or mint for garnish serves 4 Cut apples into thick, even slices. Finely slice leeks & wash well. Put apples in boiling water, bring back to boil and blanche for 1 minute. Drain & cool quickly. Repeat with leeks. With wetted hands, shape sausage meat into balls about size of large cherry. In lightly buttered 3pt ovenproof dish layer up the apple,leek and half the sausage balls with a ... {More...}

Cheesecake

bakery & cakery
13 Sep 2011 A recipish You will require: Bowls. Time. Effort. An Oven. A nine inch cake tin. Preferably one with a loose bottom. Greaseproof paper. Not tinfoil. All your base: Bikkits. Cinnamon Nutmeg Butter Brown sugar. The creamy goodness: Cream Cheese Sour Cream Double (Heavy) Cream Sugar Flour Vanilla Extract Eggs Madness Take your cake tin and line it with something. The recipe recommends butter, but this doesn’t work terribly well. Last couple of times I’ve tried Tinfoil. If you really, really want to use tinfoil, then do, but the shear effort it takes to line the cake tin in tinfoil would be better spent walking to the local supermarket and saying “What ho, fine supermarket, sell me one roll of your fine grease-proof paper, ... {Tags: , , , } {More...}

Banana Bread

bakery & cakery
06 Sep 2011 The Means: Shock Troop Legion Pyrate: Flour Baking Powder Bicarbonate of Soda Salt Shock Troop Legion Astound: Butter Sugar Vanilla Essence Shock Troop Legion Screwdriver: Bananas Eggs Shock Troop Legion Optional Sandwich Toaster: Sultanas Dark Rum or Bourbon The Stuff: Teaspoons A large bowl A smaller bowl An Optional Even Smaller Bowl A whisk or whizzer thingy Bread Loaf Tins An oven, Preheated to Gas Mark 3 Spoons, both literal and metaphorical. Fewer metaphorical ones than literal ones. A recyclable carrier bag. The Madness Our unit for creation is the Demifish. One Demifish makes two loaves of banana bread. All other units are in Metric, for you can prize the metric system from my cold, dead, 1980s-primary-school-educated fingers. Or translate them using Google. Shock Troop Optional Sandwich Toaster ... {Tags: , , , } {More...}