Friday, 28 February 2014

Pancakes

I love pancakes. I also love the weekend. Put it together and I am in heaven. We always have pancakes on Sunday for breakfast. Usually Mama makes them (see faites simple for her blog) but today I did.




First we have to mix all the dry ingredients. Let's try not to get covered in flour this time!



Then we mix the wet ingredients. Add the egg to the milk and mix until your arm dies.





Add the wet to the dry and mix until the mixture is smooth. Your arm will probably die again.






Start cooking. The first pancake won't be very nice. Mine came out tiny. The chickens ate it.







And then a pile starts growing. This is my end pile. Pancakes!







Time to eat with maple syrup!

Recipe is adapted from Nigella Lawson's 'How to Eat'

Here is the recipe:

Ingredients:

250g plain white flour

1 pinch of salt

1 tsp sugar

4 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp cinnamon

350-400 ml milk

2 eggs


Method:

1. Mix all of the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.

2. In a jug mix the eggs and the milk together until the eggs have broken up.

3. Pour the wet into the dry and mix until it is a smooth consistency. (If it is too lumpy add more milk.)

4. Melt 20g of butter in the frying pan you are going to use to cook them. Add the butter to the pancake mix.

5. Cook the pancakes and then eat.



Thanks for reading!



Sunday, 23 February 2014

I made cake!

Today I made the chocolate chestnut cake again.

The recipe is at : Chocolate-Chestnut cake


Last time I made the cake I could not separate eggs. Now I can!

Today one of the pieces of chocolate got wet. I thought it was not going to melt but luckily it did!

Also when I was separating the eggs I dropped a yolk in with the whites. Again they still whipped. Egg whites are not a stubborn as people say..

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Cooking Competition!

I have done the cooking competition. I did not win, but I don't care.

The amazing news is that.......

IT WAS JUDGED BY TWO PROFESSIONAL CHEFS!!

One of them was STEPHEN TERRY and the other was a chef at The Rectory.

I had no idea he was professional until my best friend told me. He came in and people were going "it is a pleasure to meet you."

I was like, what's going on?

Then I found out. Turns out he is famous.

Here are some links:

http://www.thehardwick.co.uk/index.php/chef

http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/chefs/stephen_terry

Thanks for reading!



Sunday, 9 February 2014

I am going to do a COOKING COMPETITION!

Hello.

I know that I have not posted for ages BUT I have been busy.

I have been practising for a ........

COOKING COMPETITION!!


They are having it at my High School, and I am participating.

We have to cook a three course meal in 2 hours.

I am cooking:

Starter: Chicory and Blood Orange Salad

Main: Roast Chicken Breast with potatoes, tomatoes and fennel

Dessert: Blackcurrant compote with Greek yoghurt

Sorry, but there won't be any pictures 'cause that's what happens when you lose power in the middle of a meal!