Sunday, October 31, 2010

Is this a food blog?

...I think it might be?  Recently my posts all seem to be about food - and I am not sure I am sorry about that!?  Not sure if I have told you that I trained at college as a Chef and worked as a Chef for a good few years.  Ever since I gave it up as a career I find I enjoy cooking, entertaining and baking far more than I did when I did it all day!  Funny that!?

All last week I was away at my sisters looking after my 6 year old nephew and twin 4 year old nieces!  I came back suitably tired but also full of warmth!  They are so adorable especially first thing in the morning when they come and snuggle in bed!

Anyways, today we had friends around for Sunday lunch - Roast Pork and all the trimmings (it was a little like an early Christmas dinner).  We also BOTH made puddings on account of my friend wanting to try the Nigella Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake recipe and her hubby not liking peanuts! - so I made my no cook lemon pie (easy peasy)

Here is the Nigella Cheesecake - made by my Friend Linzi
I have to say it was LOVELY.  Not too sickly sweet and a lovely texture (I do like a baked cheesecake).  I would definitely serve this again!

And here is my no cook Lemon Pie (can you spot the bit of crust missing!)
I can't really call the Lemon Pie a recipe - it is too easy, but here it is (yummy if you like fresh sharp lemony flavours).  My sister kindly gave me this recipe and I believe it was originally from Betty Crocker?

200g Digestive or ginger biscuits (I have used either)
60g of melted butter

1 tin of condensed milk (497g tin)
150 mls of double cream
2 lemons (grated zest of 1 and juice of 2)

Whizz or bash up the biscuits and add the melted butter to make the base.  Press into a dish and chill.
Combine the condensed milk, lemon zest, lemon juice and double cream in a large bowl and stir until well mixed.
Pour over the crumb base - and refrigerate.
Serve Chilled!

Hope you are all having a lovely weekend!

POST EDIT:  My sister informs me this isn't from Betty Crocker at all... still yummy though (might have to go have another slice)


Vixbil said...

NOT Betty Crocker at all!!!!! Got in from Alex, traditionally English babes

clarabelle said...

I could have sworn you said it was Betty Crocker when you lived in Leeds? Never mind - it was DELISH!! Will have to make you and Bill the Nigella one - you would like it!

apple tree quilter said...

Betty Crocker isn't all bad, she's where I got my start forty-five years ago. Robbin just called on Saturday for cooking advice. I'd sent her some German seasoning for Brat Kartoffle without directions. Silly me!!! She and Korey call often to ask advice or for recipes. My favorite source currently is Cook's Illustrated. I love the show and also get the magazine. There's also an internet site. Latest love is apple pie in a cast iron skillet. YUMMMMMMM!

clarabelle said...

Mmmm sounds yum - love me some apple pie too!

Petit Filoux said...

Ooh that lemon cake does sound very tasty indeed, and so easy too! Might have to try it some time soon!