Saturday, February 23, 2008

Garlic Bread

Using garlic from my garden I made a loaf of garlic bread for the first time today. Boy it sure is yummy and the house smelt of garlic bread cooking away in the bread maker. I won't be buying garlic bread down at the shops anymore.

750 gm loaf cooked on a medium crust. Good size shape when sliced.

Then I just sprayed each side with olive oil and toasted it on my cast iron grill. I just ate as it came off the grill, no butter added.

I'll slice the loaf up in thick slices and freeze. Then when needed it can be grilled.

Until next time....hoo roo

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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Chinese Beef.

This is an easy meal, really tasty and a bit on the spicy side.

Pound about a kilo of rump steak thin and cut into bite size pieces. Place in a dish and add the marinade. Let this marinade for minimum 2 hours to overnight in the fridge.


2 tablespoons soy sauce
salt & pepper
2 teaspoons curry powder
2 teaspoons ground ginger
2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
2 teaspoons sugar
2 tablespoons dry sherry
2 tablespoons oil

These capsicums are from my garden and these are cut into pieces along with a large onion.

Pop some oil into a wok and when hot start cooking the meat in small batches. Don't over crowd the wok. Drain on kitchen paper.

Remove any left over oil and add the capsicums, onions & sauce. Cook until the sauce has thickened.


1 tablespoon cornflour
1 & 1/2 cups water
1 beef stock cube
1 teaspoon soy sauce
2 teaspoons dry sherry
1/2 teaspoon sugar.

Serve with rice and enjoy.

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From My Kitchen

With the temperature dropping from 39 degrees down to 20 it was a great day for the kitchen.

I made a batch of hot cross buns.

Bread rolls to go with our meal tonight. The left overs will be frozen for future meals.

Also a loaf of bread for tomorrow. Nothing like fresh bread toasted for breakfast.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Those Capsicums In Oil

Well I have tried the capsicums in the oil I did the other day.

God, what a yucky taste it was in my mouth. Also the contents in the jar seems to be brewing....

So either ( more that likely) I did it wrong.

Bugger evil

Back to the drawing board on this subject. rolleyes

Until next time....hoo roo

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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Hot Cross Buns

Do you own a bread maker? Have you ever made hot cross buns in your bread maker?

Today is the first time for this Easter season I have made them. Unlike the supermarkets who had them for sale, so close after Christmas. I waited until Lent to start making and eating them.

I can't remember the last time I bought hot cross buns and after eating home made for years, I can't see me starting either. mrgreen

I haven't worked out the cost of them comparing to the shop ones. There are 16 lovely size buns per mixture when made.

If you haven't tried making your own, give it a try.......

Until next time....hoo roo

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Saturday, February 09, 2008

Roasting Capsicums.

With the capsicums starting to turn a red colour, today I thought I'd try my hand at roasting 3 of them as a trial run.

If I like what I have done and the taste is good, I'll do some more with the next flush of red coloured capsicums I pick.

I washed and dried the capsicums and placed them on a tray. They were then placed into a oven with the temp set at 200 degrees.

Once they had started to blacken and the skin bubble off the flesh I removed them from the oven.

I then covered the capsicum with some gladwrap and left it to sweat for 10 minutes.

I then set about peeling the skin from the flesh after I had sliced and removed the top and seeds. Capsicum pieces were then popped into a sterile jar, with extra light olive oil and the lid firmly closed.

End result. Maybe I could have used a smaller jar mrgreen but it was a trial run and now I have more of an idea of what I will be doing next time round.

Not sure how long to leave the jar before I sample the end result. Here's hoping its as yummy as it looks.

Until next time....hoo roo

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