Sunday, 24 March 2013

Sticky Lemon Chicken

Steve made Gordon Ramsay's Sticky Lemon Chicken for dinner tonight. I originally had photos of this from when I made it, ready for the recipe book, but I lost those photos when the hard drive failed. I took photos of Steve's final dish, but because he tweaked the recipe a bit as he made it, it looked darker and thicker, and it had quite a different flavour.

Sunday, 17 March 2013

American Brownie

Steve made American Brownie this morning, using one of his old Eves Pantry recipes.
The original recipe called for:
875g butter
1.3kg chocolate
1.75kg sugar
25g vanilla essence
700g egg
10g baking powder
900g flour
185g cocoa
490g pecans

I think Steve ended up using a quarter measure of everything. It was a bit too rich for me, but Steve and the kids really liked it.

Carrot Cake

I made some carrot cake yesterday, using Jim's recipe. I haven't scrapped the recipe yet, but I needed a cake for my birthday morning tea shout at work that wasn't overly sweet.

It was very moist and quite tasty. I didn't ice it, because it was moist enough that it didn't need it, and the guys at work aren't really into sweet things. It makes two cakes, and I took one into work. The whole thing was eaten! Success! :) We'll use the remaining cake for school lunches, etc this week.

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Vanilla Bean Scones

We made Caitie's Vanilla Bean Scones today.

They didn't rise as much as last time, but they were still yummy.

Monday, 11 March 2013

Country Chicken Cottage Pie

Steve decided he was in the mood for chicken pie tonight, and hunted through our recipe books until he found a recipe for Country Chicken Cottage Pie.

It smelled good and tasted even better. Sooooooo yum! Definitely going in the recipe book!

Sunday, 10 March 2013


Steve made a peach frangipani today, using one of his old Eves Pantry recipes.
The original recipe used:
1.8kg butter
1.8kg sugar
1.5kg egg
1.8kg milk
1.8kg flour
1.8kg ground almonds
170g baking powder
So it was a big recipe! Steve made a tenth of it, I think.

It was a variation of almond cake, but quite tasty. I don't think the kids were as keen on it.

Squidgy Chocolate Brownies

We tried to make Caitie's Squidgy Chocolate Brownies. Something went wrong, and I'm not sure what. It didn't rise at all - was hard and flat and not even remotely squidgy. :(


Steve made sultana scones today. He likes scones and barely needs a recipe to make them.

When they were finished, he ate one while it was still warm and with a mouthful of scone said "Mmmm, fresh warm scones always remind me of Gran. Whenever we went to her house, she'd have just whipped up a batch of scones and we'd eat them warm and fresh from the oven." I must remember to add that quote when I scrap the recipe for scones that Gran used.

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Chocolate Self Saucing Pudding

Tonight Steve made Jenny Schumann's Chocolate Self Saucing Pudding. It was very similar to the one we've always made in the past, but boy did we need some dairy product to go with it!