Sunday, 3 April 2011

Mummy's Day!

Mothering Sunday has been hectic to say the least. I baked and cooked all day yesterday in preperation for the buffet I put on for the family. It was wonderful to relax in my new kitchen. I will begin with the sausage rolls:

Makes 28 Rolls
Puff Pastry sheets or block to roll out (or even homemade if you've got hours of spare time!)
Sausage Meat (I used Pork and Apple ones I had in the freezer)
1 Egg


1. Pre-heat oven to 200'C
2. Take the sausage meat out of the skins and roll into fifty pence balls.
3. Lay out the pastry. Measure so that the pastry fits the width of meat and can wrap around it once:

4. Egg wash the end part of the pastry so each end can stick together:
5. Roll up and egg wash the entire top of the roll:

Cook for 20-25 mins until golden.


Next, Mini Pavlova's. My Mum can't eat dairy so I created them for her so we could have dessert together.

Makes 10 Pavlova's:

2 Egg Whites
4 tablespoons of sugar (icing usually, but I had to use granulated because I've run out!)
teaspoon of red wine vinegar

Double Cream
Any berries that you fancy.


1. Pre-heat oven to 150'C
2. Whisk up the egg whites, either by hand or with electric mixers.
3. Add the sugar, towards the end of the beating when the egg whites whiten and start to stiffen, spoonful by spoonful until you can make peaks:

4. Spread onto a baking sheet (either non-stick or with a baking sheet on.)

5. Bake in a cool oven for an hour and a half then turn oven off and leave the meringues to completly cool down inside the oven:

6.Spread with whipped double cream (with a little sugar in if preferred) and top with sliced strawberries:


Happy Mother's Day!

1 comment:

  1. Can't wait for Dad's Day.

    Stew & Dumplings for me !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!