WWW. Fish Pie, Chocolate Cheese Pudding.

The best recipes this week were the fish pie I made on Thursday and a pudding that I and my brilliant cousin made together on Saturday night.

Sadly there are no photos of the pudding, but take my word that it was delicious and she did an amazing job of the presentation!

Fish Pie.

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Ingredients:

-400g fish pie mix (ours had cod, haddock, smoked mackerel and smoked salmon, shellfish are also good)

-2 filets fresh salmon

-2 filets fresh pollock or basa

-500g potatoes

-5 spring onions

-1 red onion

-100g butter

-50ml olive oil

-salt

-pepper

-onion granules

-herbes de provence

Utensils:

-chopping board, peeler and knife

-masher

-small pot

-baking tray

Recipe:

1: Cube all the fish so it’s the same size. Place in the tray. Season with salt and pepper and rest.

2: Peel any uneven, dirty or thick skin off the potatoes. Cube and place in the pot to boil.

3: Finely dice the spring onions and red onion. Add to the fish.

The innards of the pie.

The innards of the pie.

4: Once tender, drain the potatoes and mash with 50g of butter and the oil.

5: Dust the fish with herbs and add the butter before spooning the potatoes on top.

6: Bake at 160C for 2h.

Chocolate Cheese Pudding.

Ingredients:

-300-400g cream cheese

-300g greek yoghurt

-5tbsp cocoa powder

-3tbsp plain sugar

-3tbsp icing sugar

-2tsp honey

-1tsp orange flavouring

-crushed chocolate for decoration (optional)

Utensils:

-bowl

-blender

Recipe:

1: Mash together the cheese, yoghurt and cocoa powder.

2: Blend whilst adding the sugars and honey.

3: Continue to blend. Make sure to slowly raise and lower the blender if it is hand-held, to get some air in.

4: Adjust by adding either more cocoa or more sugar, as you see fit.

5: Fold in the orange.

6: Quickly serve whilst still light. Sprinkle crushed chocolate, toblerone, terry’s chocolate orange or similar on top for decoration.

And those were the best main course and pudding we had this week.

TTFN and Happy Hunting!

What have you been cooking? Got any recipes or anecdotes to share?

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Jon’s Birthday.

How it went, along with recipes and stuff, because I’m nice. :p

 

Around 6.30 I got up as usual, fed the chickens and the cat, cleaned the litter tray, washed last-night’s remaining dishes and tidied the hall.

By 7.30 I had made Jon a tea and returned to bed with it. We spent all morning watching random videos and cuddling.

At 9.30 we got up, I made a point of wearing some nicer, form-fitting clothes as opposed to my usual Sunday gardening attire. I then made him some Celt-fuel for breakfast.

Celt-fuel recipe:

Ingredients:

-1/4 chicken

-2 large eggs

-200g mixed vegetables (courgettes, carrots, cabbage; pre-cooked)

-butter

-salt

Utensils:

-frying pan

-poultry scissors

Recipe:

1: Cut up the meat from the chicken quarter and pan-fry it in butter.

2: Add the eggs and vegetables. Add salt and stir-fry.

After breakfast he played Diablo III for a while and had one of his favourite energy drinks.

We went to Sainsbury’s and got a load of sugar so as to jam our 12k of damson plums.

After that Jon did his weights whilst I started on the jam. Once the weights were done and Jon had washed, we went upstairs and I gave him a hot lather and shave.

Next it was some more games and a bit of a kung-fu film.

We then went for dinner at a local pub. Jon had a burger and I had a mixed grill. We had my cheesecake for pudding at Jon’s mother’s house.

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Cheesecake recipe:

Ingredients for the cheese:

-600g cream cheese

-100ml double cream

-5tbsp sugar

Ingredients for the base

-200g spelt flour

-100g white flour

-25g plain butter

-25g soft brown/palm sugar

-80g chocolate

Toppings:

-25-30 raspberries

-raspberry juice

Utensils:

-large mixing bowl and fork

-small mixing bowl and spoon

-1 baking tray (preferably loose-base)

Recipe:

1: Mix the cream and sugar in the large bowl until smooth.

2: Whisk until smooth.

3: Mix the two flours in the small bowl with the butter and brown/palm sugar.

4: Grease the tray. Push the flour mix into the base until the base is covered and it fills out to the edges.

5: Preheat the oven to 160C.

6: Keeping the chocolate wrapped in the foil, smash it with a rolling pin or heavy knife until the pieces are all 1cm or under.

7: Sprinkle the chocolate over the base so it’s fairly evenly spread.

8: Put the base in the oven until the biscuit is cooked and the chocolate is fluid.

9: Spread the chocolate evenly over the base. Place the base in the fridge.

10: Once cold, spoon the cheese onto the base and smooth the top.

11: Make any designs you would like on the surface of the cake.

12: Use the raspberries and juice to complete your design.

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After this Jon had to sort some work, so we missed out on movie night, but we’ll do that tonight!

Besides that, once Jon was home we had some wine and cuddled and talked before lights out.