Entries tagged bay leaves

May 1st, 2011

Sausage rolls (again) with home-made flaky pastry (again)


This time for my niece’s birthday party. I made the pastry using the “quick puff pastry” method again. I was a bit rough and quick with it this time around, and the kitchen was a bit too warm (the butter melted a bit much) – so the layers didn’t really “puff”, but it still had […]

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December 1st, 2010

Bolognese sauce


I made bolognese sauce today. I’m semi-famous for my bolognese amongst certain friends, which is a little odd because I always seem to make it a different way. I use different a mix of meats (always beef; sometimes pork, veal, or chicken – this time beef, veal and pork), different vegetables (always onion and fresh […]

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September 5th, 2010

Chicken Stock


I made chicken stock this weekend. I like to reduce it right down and freeze cubes in an ice-cube tray so it is easily on hand without taking up too much room. It’s great to have some concentrated home made stock in the freezer for all your savoury cooking needs. Here’s how I do it: […]

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