• Dinner,  Home Cooking,  Lunch

    Jamaican Patties

    The nicest patties in the world are found in Jamaica in a restaurant called Tastee’s. Their pastry is thin and crispy and the patties are full of flavour, you could easily eat 3-4 patties in one sitting. On the rare occasion that someone brings these patties into my home there is always a fight and people hiding their share. I’ve always found the hardest part was making the pastry, I just can’t get the thin, flaky texture. Anyway, this is my attempt today – they look like stab victims ūüôā Jamaican Patties   Save Print Prep time 1 min Cook time 25 mins Total time 26 mins   Author: Gracie…

  • Dinner,  Home Cooking,  Lunch

    Quiche Lorraine

    I can’t seem to get the hang of blind baking – I rolled out the shortcrust pastry and ‘massaged’ it into the tin. I then covered it with grease proof paper and put a large heavy bowl on top to hold it down. I did find baking stones in the supermarket but they cost ¬£4!

  • Dinner,  Home Cooking

    Tender Lamb Shoulder

    This is another Jamie Oliver 5 ingredient recipe which was simple and fun to make. I found the preserved lemons in Sainsburys in the special ingredients section and followed the recipe word for word. I would recommend soaking the chickpeas overnight, despite the 6hr cooking time my chickpeas were still a little tough. I’d also add more water or cook at a lower temperature because it all dried out / burnt a bit and there was no gravy. Most of my chickpeas were stuck to the tray. ūüôĀ The overall flavour was nice but the lemons were too overpowering for me, maybe next time I will add less of the…

  • Dinner,  Home Cooking,  Lunch

    Meatballs in Eggplant & Tomato Sauce

    Meatballs, Eggplant / Aubergine, Tomato Sauce, Win!! I watched a video for this recipe on the ‘all recipes’ website and thought it looked nice & doable.¬† I made a few tweaks to make it less syns for slimming world, for example I used tin tomatoes instead of marinara sauce and lean beef mince instead of lamb. The taste was lovely and me nan even asked for another meatball!¬†

  • Dinner,  Home Cooking,  Lunch

    Beef & Mushroom Stew

    This recipe is actually adapted from a Mary Berry cooking episode, she made it look so simple I couldn’t help but run to the supermarket, grab all the ingredients and run back home to try. I have some ideas where I might have gone wrong.¬† I like washing my meat, so I rinsed the beef before covering it in flour. Probably should have dried it a bit, but I basically ended up with beef covered in flour paste.