Coming up – Baking for dummies
I have some very exciting news – I baked!!
That’s right, the girl who can’t bake put herself in the hands of a wonderful cook – to learn some of the ropes of baking.
Matt’s mum, Sandra, truly is a whiz in the kitchen – and while she says she’s “just a home cook” – her food is delicious!! I have been very jealous since I met her that she can just whip up cakes and slices and puddings, and they all turn out so yummy.
So, I asked Sandra if she’d give me a lesson, as I was determined to bring something I actually baked to my work’s monthly morning tea.
She gave me heaps of tips on what to do with pastry and all sorts of things and while I did have quite a bit of help to make my Pecan Pie – I feel much more confident about actually baking something and not being so terrified that it’s all going to go wrong.
Now don’t get my wrong, the pie didn’t turn out perfectly. The pastry did crack a little and I forgot to melt the butter for the filling, so I had to whisk it to get the lumps out, which made it go a bit bubbly on top. However, it tasted awesome!!! It went down a treat at the morning tea and I was totally rapt!
So, tomorrow I’ll be posting that recipe – and then in coming days – I’m going to tell you about the first recipe I tried from my new book from the Nigella Kitchen TV series – which is screening now. It’s Chorizo and Chickpea Stew with cous cous – and it was sooo yummy. I’m planning on making quite a few things out of this book – so you can follow along on that journey, if you’d like to. I have found the TV series mouth-watering – so can’t wait to make the recipes and see what they are really like!
See you tomorrow with my delicious pecan pie recipe. Even if you can’t bake, you’ll get rave reviews!