Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for October, 2009

meatballs

Struggling to think of something to do with a packet of minced beef (that wasn’t the usual bolognaise sauce), a search through Rachel Allen’s new book, Home Cooking, came up with ‘Spaghetti with Herby Pork Meatballs’, with a substitution of the available beef mince. I’ve never been a huge fan of meatballs, to be fair, mainly because they need to be made with mince that is not too lean which is something I struggle with when cooking them myself. If you are looking for the best meatballs of your life, go here. Else, try this recipe but leave more fat in the mince – this would probably make the balls less dry. This adapted version of Rachel’s recipe will serve 4.

(more…)

Read Full Post »

Tomatoey Cottage Pie

cottagepie2

There’s nothing quite like a good stew or cottage pie when you get in the door on a cold autumn evening – real comfort food. This is a recipe for cottage pie that I tried out last night. I try to use lean mince beef to keep it a bit healthier and only use a small amount of olive oil for frying.  This recipe gives 4 good helpings so a bit of effort on Monday night means dinner for Tuesday is taken care of! Leaving more time to watch the finals of Masterchef: The Professionals! Woo!  Adapted from a recipe by Rachel Allen in Bake. 🙂

(more…)

Read Full Post »

Chocolate Brownies

DSC01225

And so, to get the blog ball rolling, I made some chocolate brownies. Mmm, brownies. At this point I should admit that I haven’t had much success with brownies in the past. An erratic oven coupled with tins that are never the right size for the recipe have led to dried-out chocolatey disappointments. But I vowed this time would be different! And it was. Yay.  Recipe from the ever reliable bbcgoodfood.com

(more…)

Read Full Post »