14 May 2012

Time is Money…unless you’re not getting paid

Yesterday was Mother’s Day and I decided I would make a special dinner for my mother dear.
When my sister, my mum and I got home from lunch (post flat car battery)  I said to the sister, “right, well I better get started”, to which she responded, “but it’s only two o’clock...and I want to play logos (an exceptionally brilliant app/game)”…I told her there was no time for such things….so she fell asleep.

I then spent the next seven hours prepping and cooking/baking + partaking in the eating.

This is what we had…

                 Potato and Kumara chips with onion dip                      Calamari                           

Fruit and nut stuffed roast chicken with garlic butter green beans

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Slice

On another note...I’m taking ages to get through my list. Ie. I haven’t done anything for a good few weeks. Who wants to motivate me and come out to dinner/lunch/breakfast with me?

Cool thanks. 

08 May 2012

Late Night Pastries. Followed Closely by Early Morning Pastries.

There…on my list…were cream filled, chocolate coated pastries in which I had almost zero experience. Make profiteroles from scratch.

So to the household of all Edmonds Cookbook culinary delights I went, and at approximately 20:45 the process began…

Weigh the butter.

Stir it with some dry ingredients as fast as possible.

It should come away from the side of the pot.

Stand and watch it cool down for five minutes.

Add eggs.

Stir until combined and glossy.

Put mixture into a piping bag.

Start piping.
Laugh a little

Compare artistic piping talent
                                                   Nelly’s                                  Mine

Place the array of designs in the oven

Bake for 45 minutes or so until golden, crisp and dry (mmm… just how I like my chicken)

Play Monopoly while you wait and have everyone get sent to jail at the same time.

Whip cream.
Make chocolate icing (dark chocolate, butter and cream).
Fill and ice cooled pastries.

Eat the whole batch between 22:30-00:00 with a cup of tea while finishing Monopoly.

Then go home, sleep for a few hours and go eat more pastries at Little & Friday.

I can’t force you to do this. 
I’m just saying, it’s a good idea.