It truly was a very yummy dinner but honestly I can’t come up with what to call it. Perhaps you can help me out with a name. Continue reading
I didn’t get around to taking photos or playing with any recipes. Instead I thought I would share some of my easy go to meals that the kids love.
We have the most amazing family recipe for mushrooms. No, not the fungi ones these are the most divine little pillows of the lightest pastry you can imagine, filled with a teeny bit of jam, topped with mock cream with a sprinkle of chocolate over the top.
These have always been just a little bit special in the family because as you can imagine they are a little fiddly to make. When my Nana used to make these I was really too young to care or to pay attention to learn. By the time I did want to learn and that need to ensure family recipes were passed down, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s Disease had ravaged Nan’s brain to the point where she was no longer making mushrooms. Luckily for our family we had a beautiful Aunty Val who was my Nan’s younger sister and I used to go to visit Aunty Val for baking lessons to ensure that this pastry making skill did not get lost.
I am certain that both my Nan and Aunty Val would be horrified to know that I cheat a little these days instead of crumbling the butter and flour together by hand I use my thermomix (or before that I used the blender). This means that if I work quickly with the pastry I can actually make the cases in summer too. Because I am sure anyone who has tried to work with pastry in the heat of summer it is nearly impossible as the butter melts almost on touch. I have also had to modify the recipe because our son was diagnosed coeliac when he was 8 and this pastry is so light that using straight gluten free flour can mean that it breaks up easier.