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!!

Breast Cancer Trials – 3 Course Challenge

Breast Cancer Trials – 3 Course Challenge

This is when my Tassie friends & I visited Paris for the first time and we went to the Palace of Versailles.

Together with my friends we have raised over $1000 for Breast Cancer Research. We thank you for your generous support 💕 I’m sure you will know like I do many families who have lost loved ones and have been through such a tough time due to breast cancer. You can still donate here. I made a pledge to colour my hair pink once we reach the goal of $1000!! Check out my new hair!!

I’m cooking to help find a cure for breast cancer!

This August, I’m taking on the 3 Course Challenge to raise funds for breast cancer trials research. I want to help protect the 1 in 7 women who will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.

I’m ready to cook up the French 3 Course Challenge with Manu!!

By donating to my page, you’ll help fund clinical trials that are finding new ways to treat, prevent and ultimately cure breast cancer.

I’m sure it will be no easy feat but I’ll at least have top chef Manu Feildel to help me! I can’t wait to give it a go, have some fun and cook to help find a cure for breast cancer.

Thanks so much – I’d love for you to support me and make a donation to Breast Cancer Trials – You can still donate here until the 14th September 2020.

We had the most delicious lunch today!!! A French Fundraiser 🇫🇷  3 Course Challenge 💕
I started making Manu’s red wine sauce recipe 2 days before our lunch – first making the beef stock & cooking it for over 4hrs!!
2 litres of French red wine went into it altogether!!
Course 1 – Vichyssoise avec crème fraîche
Course 2 – Coq Au Vin with a twist (served with Sauce Bordelaise – Rich Red-Wine Sauce)
Course 3 – La tarte au chocolat parfaite ( I also made Manu’s shortcrust pastry in the Thermomix too)
My friend Christine also made sourdough baguettes 🥖 and her very special French vanilla slice!!
And I got my homemade truffle butter out of the freezer too!!

My friend Christine made the sourdough baguettes
Course 1: Vichysoisse avec crème fraîche – Potato & Leek Soup with crème fraîche
Course 2: Coq au Vin (with a twist) – Chicken with Red Wine Sauce
Course 3: La tarte au chocolat parfaite – The Perfect Chocolate Tart
Served with homemade vanilla bean ice cream
My Friend Christine also made us her famous French Vanilla Slice!!
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!!

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!!