Pork Tenderloin Stuffed with Sausage, Apple and Prunes, and Wrapped in Bacon

Pork Tenderloin Stuffed with Sausage, Apple and Prunes, and Wrapped in Bacon And that is why this recipe, which isn’t a recipe, works so well. Crispy bacon up hugging the softness of sausage and sautéed apples – there’s a balance of textures. Salty bacon, sweet apple – opposites attract. This is Mary Berry’s recipe — from…

Sausages with Lentils and Savoy Cabbage

Sausages with Lentils and Savoy Cabbage This recipe called for chicken legs. I didn’t have any. But I did have a big package of organic Sussex sausages from the Farmers’ Market. And I was supposed to rustle up a tablespoon of chicken fat. I didn’t have any. So I chopped up some frozen bacon, let…

How to Make Chicken Pot Pie from Leftover Roast Chicken

EASY AS PIE: HOW TO MAKE CHICKEN POT PIE FROM LEFTOVER ROAST CHICKEN Sunday roast dinner was a free-range chicken from Norfolk. Paid a king’s ransom for it, too. Chicken isn’t a cheap alternative to roast beef anymore. So when I roast a chicken for Sunday dinner, I am already thinking of ample leftovers to…

Pork Tenderloin with Chive Flower Mash

PORK TENDERLOIN WITH CHIVE FLOWER MASH There’s no recipe for this, and in truth it takes no skill. All you need is a pot of chives in bloom, a whole pork tenderloin with the silver sinew removed, plump dried plums, and a very sharp knife. First, check if your dried plums (prunes) are soft, juicy…

Dan Lepard’s Sausage Rolls with Stilton Puff Pastry

A brilliant twist on a traditional sausage roll. Entrust your Christmas baking reputation with Dan. You won’t go wrong with this recipe in The Guardian newspaper. Dan’s Sausage Rolls p.s. I added 1 teaspoon of dried sage and 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper to sausage meat. Extra warmth – love it, need it. Yumm’o!

So Far In October: Rye Bread, Roast Beef, Ham, Shortcake and Spuds

I tried Greg’s Rufus Guide Hasselback potatoes. It’s a really easy recipe to follow, and the tip for cutting the potatoes without slicing straight through is very clever, too. Next time I make these I’ll make the slices thinner in the hope that they’ll fan out more during baking. I had some leftover shredded Emmental…

Nigel Slater’s Leek and Cheese Pie

He liked it. A lot. When Mr. Misk likes it, I like it. This is from a recipe in Nigel Slater’s new cookery book, “The Kitchen Diaries II, 4th”. I really recommend this book, and this recipe is dead easy, too.

Baked Eggs with Tomatoes

Rufus’s Baked Eggs with Tomatoes This is an excellent dish to serve up for dinner with a crisp green salad and fresh bread. My husband was sceptical at first, accused it of being a quiche, but I don’t think that it is – no pastry shell for one thing. He was won over in the…