I wanted something different for tea the other night, and I thought that because I had heaps of potatoes that I would give potato cakes a go. These were delicious, a bit labour intensive, but very worth it.
10 large potatoes, peeled and grated
5 rashes of bacon
1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon soy sauce
Wash and drain potato and squeeze out excess moisture, place into a bowl. Chop up bacon and cheese add with rest of ingredients to the grated potato.
Mix together until combined.
Heat a non stick frypan and fry in spoonfuls until brown.
PS. If you don’t have a non stick pan use a normal one and fry in olive oil.
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The other night I wanted something quick and easy for tea, so I made a special version of nachos. We had some of those grain chips – not brand name ones, just the ones from Aldi in the cupboard so I thought that I would use these instead of corn chips.
mince cooked up with onions and tomatoes
lettuce – chopped up
coleslaw (left over from birthday party )
We put the lettuce on the plates first then added the chips, on top of this went the mince, coleslaw, cheese and sour cream.
Now I know this probably isn’t really nachos, but it was absolutely delicious anyway.
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I had been given the honour, the privilege, the joy of making the birthday cake for our No 2 granddaughters first birthday and dedication day.I used my usual chocolate cake recipe.
Ingredients – THIS IS THE BASIC RECIPE BUT I DOUBLED THE AMOUNTS WHICH THEN ADDED TIME ON THE BAKING. IT TOOK ABOUT 1 HOUR TO COOK BUT I CHECKED IT AT 30 MINS AND TURNED IT AROUND AND CHECKED IT AGAIN AT 45 MINS.
3 cups self raising flour
2 cups raw sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
2 cups cold water
10 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup raspberries
Mix dry ingredients, add raspberries and liquid. Mix all together and bake in a moderate oven for approximately 30 mins. Test with a skewer to see if done.
I cooled the cake and then started decorating it. No 2 daughter gave me a hand.
We iced the sides of the cake with chocolate ganache and the top we iced with green tinged white chocolate ganache. This is to give the impression of grass.
We used ready to roll icing to make a picket fence and placed this all around the sides of the cake.
On the top we used ready to roll icing that we coloured with different colours. We cut out flowers and placed them on the top of the cake.
I bought some chocolate letters and used these to spell out happy birthday Miss M. In the pack there were some chocolate hearts and stars and we used them too.
We then added some silver balls to just add a bit of sparkle. Overall we thought it turned out just great.
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What goes together better than mince, tomatoes and cheese?? These three ingredients are almost a staple here and we are blessed to have our own beef most of the time.
I was looking for something for tea the other night and enchiladas came to mind. I actually have this “need” to make things from scratch, so I made the flat bread for this meal. Sometimes this “need” is good, sometimes not.
The flat breads weren’t hard to make, but it did take a bit of time and I took my daughters advice and kept them warm so they wouldn’t crack. I opened a jar of canned mince (ground beef) and a jar of tomatoes. I put some tomatoes on the base of my casserole dish and then saved some for the top.
To assemble I just placed some mince on the flat bread and then rolled it up and placed it upside down in a casserole dish with the tomato on the bottom. I continued this until all the flat breads and mince was all used up.
I then poured over some more tomatoes and then covered the top with grated cheese. I baked this in a moderate oven until all the cheese was brown – about 45 minutes.
Served with a fresh salad and some home made tzatziki this was a most delicious meal.
PS. My canned beef has already been cooked up with onion and seasonings.