Monday, June 22, 2009
not quite flowers
I made these cookies last week. They are meant to be flowers, but it was only after I cut them out that I realised that my flower cookie cutter is actually not very flower like! It had far too many petals. So, the flower cookies didn’t turn out as I had hoped, so I just made them a bit squiggly instead. On Saturday morning I went over to Millies and bought a new flower cutter. I can’t wait to use it.
Last night for dinner I made this delicious pasta dish. The recipe was from Rachel Allen Bake. It was a baked pasta dish, but the interesting part was that you didn’t have to pre-cook the pasta, just add boiling water and cream to it (I used evaporated milk which worked just as well) before you added the rest of the ingredients. The rest of the ingredients included a can of crushed tomatoes, capers, chopped olives, basil and I used chopped ham. Then you covered the top with parmesan, feta and grated cheddar. This dish was so simple, but really really delicious. I would definitely make this again. I was amazed that the pasta did cook through (there were a few crunchy bits on top, but I actually quite liked those). It was very tasty and made great leftovers for today’s lunch.