This year is, so far, moving along at a quick clip. Here are two highlights of February from my kitchen.
I bought two rather old versions of Mary Berry’s cookery books at Costco a few weeks ago. I suspect they’re seconds. The binding is slightly wonky, but never the mind — the recipes are wonderful. I made her Chicken, Leek and Mushroom pie last night. Put a ready-made puff pastry top on it rather than shortcrust. The one thing that her recipe didn’t say was to make sure the filling is completely cool before placing the pastry on it. If you don’t wait until it’s cool, the pastry will be soft as a wet hankie, and won’t rise properly in the oven.
This recipe is one that I’ll definitely do again, as it’s good way to use up leftovers. A recipe similar to Mary Berry’s is at SW Foodies blog.
I also made an Italian Herb Frittata from Mary’s cookery book. It turned out better than I expected. My husband said he was impressed. True, so was I.
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