The idea is to have 'a book club for recipes' where every fortnight or so we choose some recipes to try, try them and report back on how easy they were, what went right, what went wrong and how everyone in your family liked them etc.
For special events like Halloween we'll see if we can do themed recipes and we'll have some weeks where the recipes are under a tenner, anything people want really.
For our first recipe club it's been suggested we have the following selection of recipes to try from:
1 starter 1 veggie main 1 meat/fish main 1 pudding
This is a thread for everyone to suggest recipes in those categories. I'll leave the thread open for suggestions until Saturday night then we can all vote on which we'd like to do.
So please post your suggested recipes from the above categories, either link to it or type it out.
Saute chunks of potatoes (about 2lbs worth) in 2 tablespoons of olive oil, add about 2lbs worth chunks of pork, leave to braise with the cover on, add lemon juice, salt and pepper when potatoes and meat are thoroughly cooked (about hour and a half).
Homemade sugo pasta sauce (veggie main or can add chicken or meat):
Brown a clove of mashed onion in olive oil, then add 3 tins of tomatoes and 3 fresh chopped tomatoes, some basil, a tablespoon of salt and cook for 20 mins. Can add chili, olives, carrots, etc.
I have loads of pasta recipes too but they all need a pasta machine.
Here's the recipe for the almond cake that I mentioned on the other thread. It is easy, and in my experience, reliable. I'm really selling it here, aren't I?
1/2 cup, 112g, 4oz butter 1 cup, 225 g, 8oz sugar 1 tsp almond extract (I like Star Kay) 1 egg 1 cup, 125g, 4.5oz flour Flaked almonds
Cream butter and sugar, add almond extract and egg. Add flour, mix until combined. Spread into pie dish or round cake pan. Sprinkle flaked almonds on top and lightly press into cake. Bake at 325F, 150C, Gas Mark 3 for 20-25 min.
I'd like to take that a bit further by having criteria for us to report back on.
Cost per portion (which would be interesting because some of us will have a lot of ingredients as store cupboard stuff, and some will have to buy them especially) Ease of obtaining ingredients Ease of following recipe Time taken to prepare/cook Family opinion on finished product
I've made choux patry but never swans but would have a pop too if it were voted. We don't often have pud as DP has diabetes but choux pastry has no sugar. They're probably actually very good for you. In fact almost a health food.