I’m always looking for recipes, that fill my Grandchildren with Joy.
They are good eaters and enjoy their food and like trying something new.
There is a couple of allergy issues but as the children grow, these are getting better.
Italian Food is away popular and also, the kind of food, I was brought up with.
This week, I thought I would try a couple of new things
My friend Trish has a recipe for Potatoes that she used to use in her Restaurant and very popular it was too. Just toss your potatoes in French Onion Soup Mix and Cream
Yum. How easy is that?
Next I am not a Paleo person, it’s the restrictions that drive me crazy, nevertheless there are some ideas which are worth trying… have heard a bit about Cauliflower Rice
Why not try Broccoli Rice
Yes that was fun and they liked it.
Next for the protein, Jamie Oliver in his one of 15 minute Meals, cooked, what he called Golden Chicken, so I borrowed that.
Back to The UK Super Chefs, Gordon Ramsay, in his Ultimate Home Cookery, produced a 3 Layer Sandwich Meringue Cake. He layered it with melted chocolate folded into whipped Cream
I made a couple of changes. Not just ordinary Melted Chocolate
But how about Nutella mixed into the cream
Terrific. show me a kid who doesn't like Nutella
So an excellent Menu all in all
Take 4 large Potatoes peel and chopped into medium cubes
Bring to the boil in salted water and simmer till they are almost cooked
Drain and pop into a oven dish
1 packet of French Onion Soup Mix
200 ms cream
Sprinkle the potatoes with the soup mix,
Season with a little salt and pepper
Funnily enough the French Onion soup mix is not overly salty
so it needs some extra seasoning
Toss and pop into a Hot oven 200C and cook till cream is absorbed and potatoes are covered with the delicious creamy sauce
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 small onion, roughly chopped
2 heads Broccoli
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
Splash of water
Zest of lemon
Large knob of butter
Place onion and whiz up in the food processor
Add to a medium hot pan contain the olive oil
Cut the Broccoli into small florets
Don't throw away the stalk
Peel it, and save, my kids love to eat it raw
Back to the florets Put into the food processor and whiz till it turns into “Rice”
Add to the onions and toss
Splash in some water abut 3 tablespoons
Season, cover and cook for about 4 minutes
Grate in the zest of the lemon and add the butter
Ready to serve
Jamie’s Golden Chicken
2 Large Chicken Breasts
1 tablespoon chopped rosemary
3 tablespoons flour seasoned with salt and pepper
Take the Breast and open them out so they are flattened and even
Cut into serving size pieces
Mix the seasoned flour and rosemary together
Dip the chicken into the flour both sides
Place olive oil into medium to hot pan
Add chicken, only cook a couple of pieces at a time
After a minute, turn it over and continue turning every minute
till the chicken is cooked and golden
A total of 5-6 minutes
Remove and keep warm till needed while you cook the remainder
Tender Tasty Chicken on Broccoli Rice with Creamy Potatoes
So onto Gordon’s dessert
I bought some roasted hazel nuts and whizzed them up in the food processor
4 egg whites
225 gms caster sugar or Golden caster sugar
50 gms ground hazelnuts
For the Filling
2 large tablespoons Nutella
200 mls whipping cream
Pre heat the oven to 140 C
Beat the eggs white till they reach soft peaks
Start adding the sugar, a tablespoon at a time
Beat until the meringue is nice and shiny
Gently fold in the ground hazelnuts
Line 3 baking sheets with baking paper
Mark out a ring on each of approx 18cm
To keep them anchored, just place a little piece of the meringue mix under each corner
Spread the meringue equally over the 3 rings
Bake for 1 1/2 hours
When cooked, leave them in the oven with the door slightly ajar
They are ready to go
They can be kept in an airtight container for a week if necessary
Pick out the best ring for the top
Lay one sheet on a plate
Cover with the filling
Last Ring and top with the remainder of the Filling
Place in the fridge for at least 2 hours before serving
What to do with the leftover yolks
Make a Chocolate Pudding of course
Thank you Martha Stewart
I am not normally a milk pudding sort of person, but even I like it
The kids loved it
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (if making chocolate pudding)
2 1/2 cups milk
4 large egg yolks
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Place a fine-mesh sieve over a medium bowl; set aside.
In a medium saucepan, off heat,
whisk together sugar, cornstarch, and salt.
If making chocolate pudding, add cocoa powder.
Very gradually (a few tablespoons at a time)
whisk in milk, taking care to dissolve cornstarch.
Whisk in egg yolks.
Whisking constantly, cook over medium heat until a skin appears
Reduce heat to low; still whisking, cook 1 minute.
The bubbles will incorporate and Voila Look at that
Rich Chocolate velvety pudding
Remove from heat;
immediately pour through sieve into bowl.
Stir butter and vanilla into hot pudding.
chill at least 3 hours and up to 3 days.
Before serving, whisk pudding until smooth; divide among four serving dishes.
Unfortunately I neglected to take a picture. Silly me
So you will have to use your imagination
Of course it needs a little whipped cream to cut the richness