Sunday, 27 March 2011

Scallops

I made dinner yesterday, I did two dishes that I have done for some competitions that I've entered, the next round of one of them is in two weeks so I was practising.

This is the starter, scallops with cauliflower purée and pancetta.


Ice Cream!

I got an ice cream maker in the week so I've been trying out some recipes. The first one I did was pistachio.


Monday, 21 March 2011

Macaroon Dessert

I was watching TV the other day and saw Raymond Blanc's Kitchen Secrets. He was making macaroons so I thought I'd have a go. I've never made them before.

I didn't want to do them in the traditional way so I used chocolate ones for a base to a dessert and layered different chocolate mousses over them and then put a strawberry one on top. It tasted great and the macaroons tasted good but they had cracked so I think I stirred them too much. Not bad for a first attempt though!


Sunday, 20 March 2011

Cakes

I love it when there's a special occasion in our house because it means I get to make a cake for it! Here are some that I've made so far...

This was my Birthday cake from a few years ago

I made this for my parents' 25th Wedding Anniversary 

I made this for a friend who moved away to start a surf hotel

This cake was the first I ever made, it was for a friend who was having a go-karting Party a few years ago

This cake was for my sister who is a keen surfer

This was for a competition at school (which I won!) on a World Cup themed charity day

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Hello!

I really enjoy cooking in my spare time so I've started this blog to record/share what I've been making!