Monday, June 16, 2008
It was my sister’s birthday a couple of weeks ago and I made this shortbread to go with her present. The shortbread is meant to look like little buttons. It’s a cute idea to make something a bit different.
Winter has been pretty mild so far, but as we head towards the shortest day, the days are definitely dark! Last night for dinner I made fish pie which seemed like the perfect thing to have on a dark Sunday night. I used kippered hoki which I gently poached in the milk that I used to make the roux sauce. I put some cooked spinach in the base of the ceramic dish I made the pie in, topped this with quartered hard boiled eggs and the flaked fish, poured over the white sauce which I flavoured with a little grated gruyere cheese and the topped the lot with fresh breadcrumbs mixed with grated parmesan and chopped parsley. We had this with a rocket salad.