Jock’s Scottish Cook-Up

Jock’s Scottish Cook-Up

You know I love nothing better than a cook-a-long, so when I saw Jock Zonfrillo’s instagram post about his Scottish Breakfast instagram live cook-a-long I was in. My family on my Mum’s Dad’s side were from Scotland so I borrowed some family heirloom props too!! Jock did ask us to wear some sort of tartan quote “I’ll be disappointed if you don’t… not angry… just disappointed. We were going to make Glasgow Rolls with Square Sausage and we were also given a suggestion of some Scottish treats to snack on while we cook. The dough for the rolls needs to be kneaded for 10 mins – of course I did it in the Thermomix!! I milled the spices for the sausage in the thermomix too & steamed the potatoes for the “Tattie Scones”. I ened up making the rolls for a 2nd time because when I proved them in the morning I fell asleep and they over proofed!!

Bastille French Lunch 2020

Bastille French Lunch 2020

We had a wonderful Bastille French Lunch today – we used the Atlas Masterclass special French Mother’s Day menu as inspiration. Rita made voilà cocktails- recipe from the Drinking French cookbook & she also made a gluten free walnut French cake. Sue made the Charlie Carrington chicken liver pate recipe. Rosey made French onion soup 🥣 Christine made sourdough baguettes 🥖 and boeuf bourguignon. I made brioche, truffle butter, Dani Valent recipes for Café de Paris, Lemon & Tarragon butter and Aligot (French cheesy mashed potato). Roquefort salad, baked salmon, roasted garlic kipfler potatoes, roast beetroot, steamed beans and my pork rillettes recipe.Natalie made a delicious Apple Tart served with vanilla bean ice cream.

I will be adding more photos soon to this post….

Pork Rillettes
Fico at Home

Fico at Home

Beef Wellington

I had wanted to order Fico at Home for ages and finally got around to ordering it the very last time they had it on offer so I order enough for 3 nights meals of course!! Well it is my “Birthday Month” and you shouldn’t have to cook on your birthday right? I am pleased to report we had 3 delicious meals although it was difficult to get good photos at night. My favourite meal was the Beef Wellington but I loved it all and it was a treat to have the 5 courses for the first night and a pre mixed negroni too!!

Negroni
Sourdough Focaccia
Charred Baby Corn, Nduja, Parmigiano
Squid Ink and Octopus Tortellini, Putanesca
Venison Parmentier
Rum Baba, Creme Patissiere, Maraschino Cherry
Fico at Home Lasagna
Bake at Home Pigeon Whole Bakers Croissants

Bake at Home Pigeon Whole Bakers Croissants

It was so wonderful to collect the frozen bake at home croissants from Pigeon Whole Bakers #pigeonathome You simply place your order online and say if you want to pick them up Friday Saturday or Sunday & pay when you pick them up. It was so easy to follow the instructions and have the smell of fresh croissants wafting through the house on a Saturday morning!!