225 g dry & pitted dates
1 tsp baking soda
200 ml boiling water
1/2 c butter, softened
3/4 c brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 c flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pumpkin spice
1/4 tsp cinnamon
2 Tbsp Ovaltine
2 Tbsp buttermilk
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Butter and sugar 10 ramekins
Put dates in a bowl with the baking soda, and cover with 200 ml of boiling water. Leave to stand for a few minutes. Whiz dates, gradually adding water from bowl until you have a puree.
Meanwhile, cream butter and sugar, add the eggs, then dry ingredients. Fold in puree and buttermilk.
Fill ramekins, bake for 30 minutes.
For the Toffee Sauce:
1 c butter
1 c brown sugar
1 c cream
Cook together over low heat for approximately 10 minutes until thickened and darkened in colour.
(adapted from Jamie Oliver)
Sunday, March 17, 2013
|1.||Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble, and set aside.|
|2.||Put lamb, salt, pepper, and flour in large mixing bowl. Toss to coat meat evenly. Brown meat in frying pan with bacon fat.|
|3.||Place meat into stock pot (leave 1/4 cup of fat in frying pan). Add the garlic and yellow onion and saute till onion begins to become golden. Deglaze frying pan with grape juice and add the garlic-onion mixture to the stock pot with bacon pieces, and beef stock. Cover and simmer for 1 1/2 hours.|
|4.||Add carrots, onions, potatoes, thyme, bay leaves to pot. Reduce heat, and simmer covered for 20 minutes until vegetables are tender.|
I used 2 Costco packages of lamb chops, cooked them with bone on, then removed meat from bone at the end.
I found this actually was a little thin, and at the end I added a roux of flour, butter, and broth to get it to the thickness I wanted in a stew.
|1.||Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly grease two baking sheets.|
|2.||In a large bowl, stir together whole wheat flour, white flour, rolled oats, baking soda and salt. Gently mix in the buttermilk until a soft dough is formed. Knead very lightly. Divide dough into 4 pieces; form into rounded flat loaves. Mark each loaf with an 'X' and place on prepared baking sheets.|
|3.||Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, about 40 minutes.|