WWW. MeatFeasts Wedding Edition.

Some select recipes from the feasting we did over the course of the wedding weekend.

Ham and Cheese Wedding Pie.

Ham and Cheese Pie Recipe2

Ingredients for the crust:

  • -500g plain flour
  • -3 eggs
  • -200g butter
  • -50g cheddar

Ingredients for the filling:

  • -500g gammon
  • -500g pork belly
  • -200g cheddar
  • -100g mozarella
  • -200g red leicester
  • -onion powder, caramelized onions or fried onions to taste
  • -bell peppers to taste (we used 2)

Utensils:

  • -mixing bowl and fork
  • -chopping board and knife
  • -deep pie tin with removable base

Recipe:

Pie Chart

  1. Mix the pastry ingredients until firm, dry and stretchy. Refrigerate.
  2. Slice the meats and cheeses so they can be easily layered.
  3. Roll out two thirds of the pastry so it’s large enough to cover the base of the tin, both sides and a few inches to spare. Roll into the tin.
  4. Layer the meat and cheese and onion.
  5. Top with peppers and/or spring onions.
  6. Roll out the remaining pastry and place as a lid. Mash and roll the spare edges and the lid’s edges together.
  7. Bake at 160C for one and a half to two hours.
  8. Cool before serving.

Ham and Cheese Pie Recipe

Pie Nutritional Info.

Whole Satay Chicken.

Ingredients:

  • -1 chicken
  • -300g peanut butter
  • -100g honey
  • -4tbsp chili garlic sauce
  • -2tbsp soy sauce

Utensils:

  • -mixing bowl and fork
  • -sharp knife
  • -baking tray with a raised floor, grill tray or large meat skewer

Recipe:

  • Mix the peanut butter, honey, chili and soy sauce thoroughly.
  • Slice every thick portion of meat on the chicken right down to the bone:
    • 4-8 for each breast
    • 2-4 for each leg quarter
    • 6 down the back
  • Cover the chicken in satay sauce, make sure it gets into the cuts.
  • Roast at 140C for 2-3h.

Turkey Giblet Gravy.

Ingredients:

  • -1 turkey neck, heart, liver
  • -1 cup caramelized or dried onion
  • -1 glass red wine
  • -2tsp english mustard
  • -1tsp salt
  • -1tsp pepper
  • -water as needed

Utensils:

  • -chopping board and knife
  • -saucepan
  • -blender

Recipe:

  1. Boil the giblets with the onion until tender.
  2. Remove the giblets from the water and chop them. Remove the meat from the neck and discard the bones.
  3. Return the giblets to the pan along with the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil.
  4. Once all cooked-through, blend the gravy.

Ice Cream and Cranachan Tower.

Our three ice-creams were peach, blueberry and raspberry&orange, but you can make any ice cream you like or even just assemble it with your favourite ice cream.

Ingredients for each ice cream:

  • -300ml double cream
  • -200g fruit
  • -100g sugar

Ingredients for Cranachan cream:

  • -300ml double cream
  • -3tbsp honey
  • -a dash of vanilla or whiskey

Utensils:

  • -chopping board and knife
  • -small pot
  • -blender
  • -mixing bowl and whisk
  • -tupperware, freezer

Recipe:

  1. Chop and cook the fruit until soft.
  2. Add the sugar and simmer.
  3. Blend with required cream. Pour into tupper and freeze.
  4. Whisk the remaining cream until stiff.
  5. Add honey. Whisk until stiff again.
  6. Add whiskey and/or vanilla. Whisk until stiff again.
  7. Serve three scoops of ice cream for every scoop of cream.
  8. Top with crushed chocolate and nuts (we used dark chocolate and pistachios).

HomeMade IceCream Recipe2

HomeMade IceCream Recipe

WWW. Beef Noodles and Cranachan.

The cooking lately has been very Jon-directed, largely because I felt I messed up a bit last week and wanted him to have whatever he wanted. So the big ones have been a beef noodles and salad meal and my first attempt at cranachan!

Black Pepper Beef Noodles and Salt and Vinegar Salad Recipes

Recipe 1: Beef Noodles.

First of all the beef noodles. We spied some reduced-price organic beef and Jon wanted to snap it up and make some black pepper steak, so that was what we did. 🙂

Ingredients:

[Makes 2-3 servings on its own, 5 servings with a side.]

-350g beef

-2 small onions

-4 cloves garlic

-200ml double cream

-2 servings rice noodles (soak or boil in advance)

-2tbsp butter

-black pepper to taste

-soy sauce to taste

Utensils:

-chopping board and knife

-frying pan

Recipe:

1: Finely slice the onions and mince the garlic.

2: Using 1tbsp of butter, lightly fry them until the onions are translucent and the garlic has lost its sharpness.

3: Chop the beef into small, evenly sized pieces. Add to the pan with the remaining butter.

4: Once the beef and onions are brown, turn up the heat and add the cream.

5: Once it has simmered a while, add the pepper, soy sauce and noodles.

6: Stir until the cream has reduced a bit.

Black Pepper Beef Noodles Recipe

Recipe 2: Salt and Vinegar Salad.

A perfect accompaniment for any BBQ, but also for this beef and noodles in black pepper sauce! Spotted some salt and vinegar potatoes in /r/food and improvised a recipe.

Ingredients:

[Makes 2-3 servings on its own, 5 as a side.]

-20 small salad potatoes (fit in a tablespoon)

-2 medium bell peppers

-1/2 an onion or 1 small onion, red or white

-3 carrots

-3 tsp salt

-1 tsp vinegar

-1 tsp chives or mixed herbs

-1tbsp butter

Utensils:

-chopping board and knife

-frying pan

-mixing bowl and salad servers

-grater

Recipe:

1: Melt the butter in the pan.

2: Slice each potato in half and place in the butter at a low heat.

3: As the potatoes cook, grate the carrots into the bowl.

4: Finely dice the onion. Add to the bowl.

5: Roughly chop the pepper. Add to the bowl.

6: Be sure to turn the potatoes!

7: When the potatoes are brown, add the salt and cook a little longer, to reduce moisture.

8: When they are cooked through and dry, toss them in vinegar and herbs.

9: Add the potatoes to the salad and mix thoroughly.

Salt and Vinegar Salad Recipe

Recipe 3: Cranachan.

This was great fun. Proper Celt food from Scotland. Saw it on a food show and had to try it because it sounded like something Jon would love. He says my end result needs less cream or less whiskey in the cream. He gives my serving a 6.5/8 and his own quantities a 7/8.

As the raspberries aren’t ripe here yet, I made it using our first batch of rhubarb pudding/jam.

[Makes 4-6 servings.]

For the rhubarb:

-6 thick stems

-3/4 cup white sugar

-1/4 cup palm sugar

-2tbsp butter

For the cream:

-300ml double cream

-80ml whiskey

-2tsp honey

-oats?

Utensils:

-chopping board and knife

-small pot and spoon

-large pot and whisk

Recipe:

1: Peel and finely chop the rhubarb. Place in the small pot and heat thoroughly.

2: Once the rhubarb is soft, add the sugars and keep heating.

3: Once it has melted, add the butter, stir and set to one side.

4: In the large pot, whisk the cream until it’s stiff.

Make a gap. If it doesn't close, it's ready.

Make a gap. If it doesn’t close, it’s ready.

5: Add the whiskey and whisk again until a peak is formed.

6: Stir in the honey.

7: If desired, add oats.

8: Serve with the jam at the base and the cream on top.

My choice of quantities and presentation.

My choice of quantities and presentation.

Jon's ideal mix: 2 digestive biscuits, 4tbsp rhubarb, 1tbsp cream.

Jon’s ideal mix: 2 digestive biscuits, 4tbsp rhubarb, 1tbsp cream.

And those are our favourite meals from this week! What were yours? Found any cool recipes lately?