We are back to routine this week. Both of us back to work and CL on night shift during the weekend. That also means I’m going to have a lot of free time during the day while he’s catching up on his beauty sleep. What’s my favourite way of spending the time other than trying new recipes cooking/baking.
I always want to try making Sausage Roll especially after I spotted a Pork, Veal and Pistachio Sausage Roll on my Bill Granger Holiday cookbook. With puff pastry in my freezer, a new pack of pistachio in my pantry, a pack of mince beef which I just bought on Saturday marketing; I guess sausage roll should be a good idea for CL’s supper. Something different plus I can finally try the recipe.
Pistachio Sausage Roll
The sausage roll turn out really nice but could do with less spices. The recipe call for 2 teaspoons of cumin, 1 teaspoon of coriander for 1kg of meant. “800+g of mince beef” was in my brain when I’m mixing in the spices with the cooked onion. But I was wrong! I only had a 500+g of beef but there’s no turing back :(. I prayed it will turn out alright. It did! CL says it taste a bit bitter but that can be easily solve by having them with sauce (chilli, ketchup etc).
I also made a No-Kead Bread. I came to know about No-Kead Bread more than a year ago thru food bloggers entries. I always wanted to try but I do not have a cast iron pot or anything which has a lid that is oven proof. After reading Sarah latest entry, it occur to me I can try it now! I spend 17hrs on the 1st proof and it look promising. When it comes to shaping, I’m totally lost and I suck at it. It’s definitely a long wait from mixing the ingredients till taking the product out from the oven. But it’s worth the wait.
My 1st No-Kead Bread crust is really hard but soft on the inside. Is that suppose to be? It didn’t look as nice as Sarah’s. I coated the bread with too much flour, will need to cut that down next time.
I will be trying this recipe out a few more time to improve on my bread making. Plus I’m trying to resist myself from baking cake because CL will only eat 1/4 at most and I ended up finishing them myself. As a result, I gained a lot of weight. =(
Time to try losing some weight now.