• cooking

    A sort of oriental pizza snack

    This week I made some flatbread pittas with chick pea flour to eat with a curry. There was some dough left over so the next day (after overnight in the fridge) I rolled it thin and coated it with a pesto made from:
    > Roasted walnuts
    > Big bunch of fresh coriander
    > Parmesan
    > 2 or 3 garlic cloves
    > Lemon grass paste
    > Olive oil
    > Sprinkle with crumbled feta cheese and sesame grains, cook in a hot oven
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    Stuffed chicken with blueberry sauce again

    I’m still doing this recipe. This time with spaghettini with a turnip and fennel fricassée.
    Original recipe here and also below:
    Chicken rolls stuffed with trompettes
    – soak the dried Trompette (black Horn of Plenty) mushrooms in a little warm water for 20 minutes (same for fresh ones as this eliminates the grit and the strained water is used for the sauce)
    – cut a pouch in the chicken breasts and stuff with the mushrooms
    – roll in a very thin slice of smoked ham which holds everything together
    – sprinkle with flour, brush with a beaten egg, and then coat with breadcrumbs
    – place on a greased dish in a hot oven until browned and cooked through (about 25 minutes)
    – reduce a little stock with some of the water from the soaked Trompettes (strain to remove any dirt and grit), some Madiera (or Port), some blueberry jam and fruit (in France you can buy these fresh in season and all year round in a jar or tin, other names include myrtilles, Vaccinium myrtillus, whortleberry), salt and pepper, thicken with a little fresh cream
    – pour the sauce over the chicken rolls and serve with fresh pasta
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    Bangers and mash recipe

    This is a variation on my famous mashed potato and sausage “spider”. The mash is topped with cheese and leeks.{CAPTION}
    The original idea came from sticking sausages into a large dollop of mashed potato to make them looks like spiders legs and antennas, it looks like the kids are keeping on the family tradition.