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Freezer clean out- found 1/2 Baguette, small bag of candied peel.  Comfort food calling!

Bread and butter pudding.

 Slice baguette, and butter each piece. Smear some marmalade  on each piece.

Arrange in a dish, each overlapping . Sprinkle some of the peel over the bread.  ( Or use sultanas if you have them).

Mix 3 eggs and 325 mls of milk  and pour over bread. Let stand in fridge for about an hour so bread absorbs fluid.

Bake in oven on high shelf, 350F, for 30-40 minutes, till it puffs up and edges of bread are crispy golden.

Serve with custard, or Ice cream or both!

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1 hour ago, RedMidge said:

Freezer clean out- found 1/2 Baguette, small bag of candied peel.  Comfort food calling!

Bread and butter pudding.

 Slice baguette, and butter each piece. Smear some marmalade  on each piece.

Arrange in a dish, each overlapping . Sprinkle some of the peel over the bread.  ( Or use sultanas if you have them).

Mix 3 eggs and 325 mls of milk  and pour over bread. Let stand in fridge for about an hour so bread absorbs fluid.

Bake in oven on high shelf, 350F, for 30-40 minutes, till it puffs up and edges of bread are crispy golden.

Serve with custard, or Ice cream or both!

Sounds very British but oh so good... :)

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Or pour some cold heavy cream over the hot pudding, or top it with hard sauce, or or or...

Bread pudding is wonderful! I always add a teaspoon of vanilla extract to the milk, and a 1/2 cup of sugar. Some people toast the bread before buttering it. It's always good, no matter how you make it.

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Sorry for repetitive ice cream pics 🤣🍦🍨.

 

I made a toasted almond ice cream with a marzipan swirl. It’s good, but I have to work on the marzipan swirl part. 

 

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Salmon in a creamy sauce with baby spinach!!

( With the Test Match in the background on the radio😂)

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On June 6, 2021 at 5:53:01 AM, john g. said:

Salmon in a creamy sauce with baby spinach!!

( With the Test Match in the background on the radio😂)

Mmm! Must try that.

Salad Nicoise today- complete with green beans, olives and new potatoes. But no anchovies.

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23 minutes ago, RedMidge said:

Mmm! Must try that.

Salad Nicoise today- complete with green beans, olives and new potatoes. But no anchovies.

Very easy to make and delicious!! I eat very little fish as a rule ( don't like the smell ) but salmon, tuna, cod and plaice - yep. Nothing else and definitely no seafood- yuk😭😩

( And definitely no anchovies😩). I leave the love of them to Nicole!😀😇
I am mostly a meat-eating vegetarian and Nicole is mostly a vegetarian. 

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33 minutes ago, RedMidge said:

Salad Nicoise today- complete with green beans, olives and new potatoes. But no anchovies.

What about boiled eggs? Without it, it's not salad Nicoise.

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Yeah,  Luke! And olives! By the way, I absolutely hate olives and refuse to eat even one but love olive oil.( Has to do with visiting a penfriend in Stuttgart when I was 18..😂)

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23 minutes ago, LukeSkywalker said:

What about boiled eggs? Without it, it's not salad Nicoise.

Complete- so tuna, boiled eggs. Tomatoes, spring onions, cucumbers, radishes, avocados  are all a given! 

Large bowl needed for this! I like French dressing, or Thai sesame dressing. 

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And a garlic baguette, Red?

Don't know if that is traditional but who can live without?😂

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2 hours ago, LukeSkywalker said:

What about boiled eggs? Without it, it's not salad Nicoise.

Just remembered! Had two ( room temperature ) boiled eggs yesterday and a non- olive salad after a visit to the dentist! She advised me not to add my extracted tooth root to my meal as only soft, luke warm ( your name!!) food would be cool ( modern jargon)..beet root would be ok but I checked in the fridge and it had gone mouldy ..so went without.😖

Plus a heavy duty pain killer.

Had a good sleep afterwards!

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Yesterday! Sirloin, Med veg, home-made garlic butter, toast soaked in olive oil to make it all palatable!

All comfortably eaten in front of the computer!!:lol:

 

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Leftover cooked chicken, with Spicy chickpea salad. Chickpeas drained, mix with chopped sautéed onions, sliced cherry tomatoes, sliced black olives, curry powder, chili, S&P,  chopped fresh mint and parsley. I like Thai sesame dressing. Make a large batch- keeps well in fridge.

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There is a new style of bacon at Edeka (possibly other supermarkets too).  Tulip now sells SUPER-thick "grill bacon."  It's smoked, streaky, and a 250g package contains 5 honkin'-thick strips.  It's also "seasoned" with paprika on the edges.  It's mostly just food coloring if you ask me. 

 

One word:  glorious. 

 

I baked them on Backpapier, and they are a bit messy in that they render an amazing amount of bacon fat.  200°C Heißluft+Umluft for about 10 or 15 Minutes. 

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Thanks Delia Smith! Thai salmon parcels today.

Heat oven to 190C/ 375F.

Lemon or lime juice, chopped Spring onions, chopped garlic, pepper, chopped parsley. Mix these together.

Take 2pieces of FILO pastry and a salmon fillet ( about 100 g) per person. Or as many as you want- also good cold!

Lay 1 sheet of FILO on counter- brush with butter. Lay second sheet over and brush with butter. Then lay salmon at one end. 

Pour some of juice mix  over. Fold this up and then tuck ends underneath. Repeat with others.

Take a baking sheet, place parcels on this. Brush with butter.

Bake for 20-30 minutes till golden.  

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On 20.6.2021, 16:27:58, CincyInDE said:

There is a new style of bacon at Edeka (possibly other supermarkets too).  Tulip now sells SUPER-thick "grill bacon."  It's smoked, streaky, and a 250g package contains 5 honkin'-thick strips.  It's also "seasoned" with paprika on the edges.  It's mostly just food coloring if you ask me. 

 

 

My cheapo solution is to buy a slab of Gelderländer Bauchspeck, the cheapest brined pork belly.

Peel off the heavy pork skin (chop and roast later for crackling), remove the bits of bone/gristle.

Then I can cut brilliant bacon slices as thick as I like and freeze for later use!

 

All leftover bits are cooked to make broth. No waste. :) 

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Found a packet of 15 fishfingers at the back of the freezer.  Made Nigellas Fish Finger Bhorta.  Really nice, though child no 3 thought a bit too hot.  And I had used pretty mild chillis as they were all I had.  And the only English mustard I had was powder that seems to very out of date.  However no creepy crawlies, and I made some up and it tasted absoutely normal.

 

Fish Finger Bhorta | Nigella's Recipes | Nigella Lawson

 

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