For the first weekend in so long that I can’t remember, we have nothing that we HAVE to do to any particular timetable.
So we decided to do together what we love best. Cooking. So Nigel has made bread a la Richard Bertinet.
Jordan is making two puddings; chocolate, cardamon and strawberry swiss roll, chocolate shortbread hearts, and I am making a sloppy joe sauce for the pizza, roasting off duck breast and making fresh passata.
This is my sloppy joe recipe;
500g of good beef mincemeat
1 teaspoon of olive oil
1 tin of unchopped tomatoes
2 tablespoons each of tomato ketchup and BBQ sauce (unusual for me I know!)
1 tablespoon each of Worchester sauce, dark brown sugar and Cider Vinegar.
Brown off the mince in a pan with the olive oil over a high heat, then lower the heat right down and add the remainder of the ingredients.
And the pizza-
Our other pizza’s included; Jords one, which comprised of salami, ham and cheese.
Robert’s pizza had duck, ham, red onion, pesto, passata, pepper, salami, cheese and a little sloppy joe.
Nigel and I shared a pizza, his half with sloppy joe, and mine with Sheridan’s goats cheese, and pesto added after cooking. Delicious.
Desserts were really good, although we were very stuffed after the pizza!
And our first time making chocolate shortbread hearts
All in all we’ll all have to have a very good run in the morning!!!