So today I thought I would try and make a steak and ale pie. I used casserole steak which is a fairly cheap cut with quite a bit of sinew but not too much fat. I cooked this with rosemary, thyme, bay leaf and red onions and flour. I added about 450ml of Fullers Champion Ale and 750 ml of beef stock (I used 2 Knorr rich beef stock pots for this). After about an hour I added some pearl barley and cooked for an hour or so more. I made the pastry using flour with butter and suet. When the beef was cooked I added some mustard and worcestershire sauce. I made two pies from it, one has been eaten and one is for later. Its pretty much stolen from Jamie Oliver, but it was epic! BRB..eating
Today I decided to try and make some epic chocolate chip cookies. I followed this recipe and used the food processor to do it. The pictures were taken on my dodgy phone camera, I need an SD card for my camera I do quite a lot of cooking/baking and I am always looking for ways to cut the price of ingredients down without compromising on the final taste as much as possible. To this end I substituted the butter and the chocolate in this recipe with the following items: Tesco Baking Fat Tesco Milk Chocolate Cake Covering Using these 2 things allow me to save quite a bit of money and I haven’t heard any complaints so far and as you can tell from the photographs, the recipe given has quite a high yield and I expect these to last for approximately 17 seconds.