No updates on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday as Lord Vader caught himself another bug. I think he’s over everything now. Meh.
I didn’t cook on Tuesday. We spent the evening in hospital. Too tired and all that. On Wednesday I made Pork and Mushroom Crespilini. They were really, really nice and surprisingly easy to make. I made one mistake in using self-rasing flour for the pancakes rather than plain flour. I simply didn’t have any plain flour. Also, I don’t have a photo either. I’ll get one as soon as my wife lets me use her netbook. It has bluetooth-foo and the picture is on my mobile phone.
Last night, Thursday, I made Beef Ragu with Gnochi. Again, surprisingly easy to make. The Gnochi are similar to dumplings or potato bread. I made them a little too big and was inconsistent in size. I think they’d be much better if I made them about 1cm to 1.5cm square.
The picture doesn’t show the pure joy of this dish. It’s simple, hearty and can be customised to your tastes. I added some chilli to give it a bit of lift.
I also made some more white yeast bread. I asked Lori to buy some strong white flour. She came home with a bag of organic yada, yada strong white flour. It’s three times the price of a non-organic bag. But in context that’s only £1.50. Add in some yeast which is 50p for seven sachets and you get 500g loaves for a total cost of 60p. A 500g loaf in a shop costs £1.09 and an organic loaf costs £1.15. However, my bread contains flour, water, lard (50% lard, 50% olive-oil) and yeast. No preservatives, no crap and no junk. And. Lord Vader likes it.
Normandy pork with a bread crust Using the bread I made yesterday. It probably should cover the entire top, but I want some toast for the morning.
I think this would be much nicer if I made my own cream of mushroom soup rather than using it from a can (as the twecipe said). Tasty, and still have some for lunch tomorrow.