Sorry it’s so late. Just getting back into the swing of things and working around a new puppy, improved nutrition for when we’re TTC (around February or March, wish us luck!), new students and loads of writing, I’ve not had much time for recipes or fitness posts.
However I have completed my Beginner Homemaker book and got the timetable mostly in order, so regular recipe and fitness updates can return.
Recipe 1: My best pie crust.
Between a music festival and lots of jam to get through before berry season, I’ve been making many pies and I think I have worked out my best crust recipe yet.
Makes enough for over one pie, so freeze or make snacks with the rest.
-2 cups plain flour
1: Mash the eggs, salt and flour together.
2: Fold in the butter and sugar.
3: Knead until uniformly yellow. Fold in half, stretch and fold again at least 10 times.
4: Place in the fridge.
5: Bring to room temperature before halving the dough. When you roll it, roll it out nice and flat.
Recipe 2: Chicken pan stew.
Another new staple, can be mixed up with different seasonings but really makes for a wholesome and tasty dish on its own.
-6 deboned chicken thighs
-400g pureed tomato
-400g presoaked lentils
-400-800g presoaked butter or cannellini beans
-chopping board and knife
1: Chop the carrots and onions finely.
2: Place in a pan with tomato and lentils and bring to a boil.
3: Once boiling, turn down to a simmer and add the chicken and beans. Let both rest on top.
4: Turn the chicken once cooked on one side.
5: Once both sides of chicken are cooked, lightly salt and pepper.