I recently had some friends and family for dinner, and have been itching to re-make the Beef Rendang we made in Ballymaloe. I had made some gorgeous white sourdough at the weekend, and was planning to start with some Bruschetta.
One of the unexpected guests was Italian- so I was kind of glad they had been hoovered up before he arrived!
I made three varieties, Tete de Moine, with raisins and honey,
Prosciutto and Parmigiana
and Tomato, Mozzarella and basil.
Then the Beef with Rice and green salad, as it got a bit frantic, there are no pics of the finished beef, but after slow cooking in the coconut milk for 3 hours, it was ambrosial.
And then another Italian course- a limoncello ice cream to clean the palate,
and to finish a traditional raspberry trifle with a twist!
There turned out to be more guests then I anticipated, but it was great fun, and everybody did get fed! As always there was lots of dessert.