Friday 6th April
Ah, a bank holiday means a day off work :) So hubby did some DIY & I did some baking for the open day at Zoes tomorrow - I made some traditional crispy cakes/nests, a malteser tray bake & a rocky road - the latter two being essentially the same recipe -
Some rocky road (this one included a few cherries, marshmallows, left over maltesers & sultanas - oh, & a few mini eggs for good measure!!) *recipe below:
And after a baking morning I put together a ratatouille bake (from Delicious magazine) for tea, so that's batch one of my Tuesday cook-down used! Served with garlic bread & some nice Italian prosecco...
This was very tasty but the olives we had put in it were the worst we have ever had so we picked them all out!
And whilst I was cooking, Anthony managed to finally put the wallpaper up that we bought some 6 months ago!
On Wednesday I put together a greek salad for tea.
We haven't had one in ages & its the kind of thing you can eat too often. But once in a while & its really fresh and tasty - especially with some nice crusty bread & butter.
Salad: Lettuce, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, green olives, feta (was in oil so this was drizzled) & balsamic vinegar.
Rocky Road Recipe:
200g dark chocolate
3 tbsp golden syrup
225g digestive biscuits (finely crush half of them and lightly crush the other half)
Anything else you want to chuck in (I threw in some sultanas, cherries, marshmallows, left over maltesers - but they were difficult to cut through & mini-egg - cos it was Easter!!)
All you need to do is melt together the butter, chocolate and syrup in a pan then add all the biscuits and anything else you want to throw in. Mix together quickly then pour into a swiss roll tin that has been lined with cling film then chill till set (though I used a loaf tin)