Food and Recipes: May 2010 Archives

So we had some leftover ricotta (from the meal in which we had to use the leftover pastry sheets) and some spinach, so thought I'd experiment.

Found a recipe online, and adapted it slightly (used more potatoes, and added tasty and parmesan cheese to the mix).

Cheese and spinach stuffed potatoes
They turned out pretty well - quite tasty, although I think they'd work better as a side dish to something else than a whole meal unto themselves.  

Two years ago today we did the Panorama Tours Sound of Music Tour, followed by our own Sound of Music tour afterwards.  Was a great day :)

There was a Kingsley's Chicken frequent customer card on the pool table tonight.  Which of course gave me cravings for Kingsley's.  I've had Kingsley's once since I moved to Canberra, and that was at the Windys.  So I had to go in myself and see what was there for myself.  We got some chicken and chips and gravy .. yummmmmmmm!!! :)

Two years ago today we left Prague and headed for Vienna


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So we had a bunch of spinach we had to use up, and some ancient frozen pastry sheets in the freezer.  So last weekend we got some ricotta.  

Today I mixed up the spinach and the ricotta and stuck it all in the pastry sheets.

I've never made pasties before, and by the time the pastry sheets were defrosted enough to separate they were too raw and doughy.  So it had potential to be a big disaster.  But in the end some turned out and only some were too sticky to work with... and they turned out really well :)

Pasties before baking
Pasties after baking
Spinach and ricotta pasties

Other than that our Sunday consisted of doing not much, and a nice walk around the neighbourhood.

Two years ago today we explored some more of Berlin, looked at the Reconciliation Church on Bernauer Strasser, visited Potsdamer Platz, the Brandenburg Gate again and the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
Some time ago, DC and I had been talking about the idea of a "cake in a mug" (after we saw it in Lifehacker or some such) and how his friends had been experimenting with it.  Well after their last coast trip away, this is the definitive recipe they've come up with:

  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 tablespoons self-raising flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 egg
  • splash vanilla essence
  • 3 tablespoons oil
Mix the dry ingredients and then the wet ingredients in a greased mug (I didn't do the greasing, that was too hard)

  • Mix in 2 tablespoons of chocolate chips (I plonked a bunch in on the top, they ended up sinking to the bottom anyway)
Microwave on high for three minutes

Serving suggestion:  serve with ice cream (which the sweetie did)

We used wholemeal sr-flour - which gave it a bit of a rough texture - probably would have been improved with refined sr-flour.

But it was pretty darned nomm for so little effort :)

Cake in a mug

And while we're here... two years ago today we flew across the wilds of Siberia and ended up in Frankfurt Germany..
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