Pea Puree (aka Mushy Peas)

I LOVE these peas. Seriously they are sweet and savory, smooth and creamy and go so very well with steak. Oh and they take literally 5 minutes to make. 1 bag frozen peas 1/2 cup cream salt and pepper Cook the peas according to packet instructions, usually around 4 minutes in microwave. Drain the peas…

Fruit Bread French Toast

I used to call this Eggy Bread but as we live in the USA I’m now used to calling it French Toast – who knew we spoke a different language. Having visited my favorite grocery store – Trader Joe’s, I found some delicious Cranberry Pecan Raisin Loaf… YUM. I used it for this recipe but…

Steak and Egg Breakfast

We had leftover steak from dinner – Steak tacos, recipe below. So my awesome husband whipped up a quick breakfast of steak and eggs (serves 2 – sorry kids!) 1 x 6oz fillet steak – cooked from last night 2 slices bread half avocado sliced 2 x eggs mayo (we use Kewpie from Japan as…

Brandy (or rum!) Butter

Essential for Christmas! So this year I forgot to buy brandy 😦 oops! however it all turned out ok because now we know that RUM butter is also JUST AS GOOD 🙂 1 stick of salted butter (115g) 2 cups approx confectioners sugar / icing sugar, plus a little extra just in case 4 (or…

Mince Pies – No meat in sight!

Mince pies are a traditional SWEET treat the British like to eat at Christmas. Using the shortcrust pastry from yesterdays post, these babies are seriously easy. Place a walnut sized piece of dough in the tin, I use a mini pie tin from pampered chef. Squash the dough into the tin using the end of…

White Bread – Milk Loaf

Delicious soft white bread happened purely by accident as I ran out of bread flour.I use a bread machine for this recipe, best purchase ever since moving to USA. Place the following into the bread machine, I used to use cups but found they just weren’t accurate enough. I now put the bread insert from…

Pastry – Sweet or Savory

In the hunt for the PERFECT mince pie I happened upon a recipe in my mail for the “perfect mince pies” well they sure were so I have adapted the sweet pastry so we could have the “perfect” turkey pie with Christmas leftovers! This is the shortest shortcrust pastry I have found, tastes amazing, is…

Yoghurt Cake (coconut and lime)

Adapted this from a recipe I saw on netmums and liked that the ingredients are weighed out using only a yogurt pot. 1 drop vanilla essence (optional) 3 eggs 2 yoghurt pots caster sugar 2 1/2 yoghurt pots self-raising flour sieved 1/2 yoghurt pot desiccated coconut 1 yoghurt pot of oil 125g coconut yoghurt (use the pot to measure out other…

Mustard Roast Salmon

Mustard Roast Salmon This is super quick and easy and very tasty… great with new potatoes and buttered green beans.

Salmon and Tarragon Burgers

Salmon and Tarragon Burgers These burgers were delicious, served on toasted brioche with home made sweet potato chips. I didn’t have any mustard so left it out.