Monday, 14 January 2013

And The Other Christmas...(Bit late!!!)

Copas Very Very Special Turkeys...

Dad very pleased with his very very special Turkey...

2 and 3/4 hours of cooking...It's dry plucked so it takes half the time :-)

No Christmas Day roast is complete without pigs in blankets and a few fresh sprigs of thyme.

Dads meatloaf- He make them every year, soaks them in port for a day before he cooks them...obsessed. We usually make 2 so we can eat half of one as soon as it comes out of the oven.

And bread sauce...another essential in the Christmas roast.

2 x slices of white bread
5 cloves
50g of salted butter
2 bay leaves
Pint of milk
Salt & Black Pepper
Dash of White pepper

Simmer on a low heat until smooth and sloppy- reheat when ready.

Cheese sauce for the cauliflower cheese and leeks.

Steam or boil your veg
In the mean time make a roux and add in your cheese.
100g of salted butter
30g of plain flour
Sprinkle of salt and black pepper
1 pint of milk- ideally semi skinned or full fat
Big teaspoon of english mustard

On a low heat, melt your butter, then slowly add in the flour and mustard, salt and pepper. Keep whisking it the whole time, once they've mixed and are in a smooth paste start slowly adding the milk, keep whisking the whole time, gently adding the milk until it thickens, this may take a good 10 mins or so. Add 250g of mature cheddar- grated and mix until dissolved. If it's not cheesey enough add a lump of blue cheese.

Bake over the veg for 25mins on 180, not too higher heat as the sauce will split- also make sure you've thoroughly drained the water off the veg.

This is how your roasties should look once they've been boiled for 10 mins and bashed up a bit. Let them cool then add them to hot oil, beef dripping or goose fat. Add a few lumps of butter 20 mins before they're done and they'll cripsin up even more.

Add you rosemary 15 mins before serving so the taste is as strong as possible :-)

Crispy bacon, thyme, loads of butter and pine nuts in with the sprouts :-)

Little Poppy in her new get up <3

Lils helping me unwrap my present...while on a short break from playing schools, running away from monsters and just being busy in general.

My fancy Christmas Present LOVE IT...fancy soup dish :-)

Great roasties and loads of crispy bits, as there should be!!

Dad did the Jamie Oliver gravy, roasted chicken wings and veg...worth the time and worth every penny, good gravy is key!!!

And this picture doesn't do the roast was next level!!

Keen to get stuck in


Christmas day leftovers...turn pie filling.

Mashed it all up added a load of turkey- white and brown meat then added a pot of creme fraiche salt and pepper and job done.
Puff pastry in a pie dish, then add your filling the puff pastry lid and cover whisked egg.
Cook on 190 for 30 mins

This lasted a good few days...dished it out to everyone that dropped by :-)

1 comment:

  1. Gosh Anna - that food looks AMAZING, how do you stay so thin!!!
    happy 2013