3 tbsp white wine vinegar
1 dried bay leaf
2 eggs, yolks only
lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste
Put the vinegar in a small pan with the peppercorns and bay leaf. Reduce the vinegar over a high heat until there is only 1 tbsp left. Strain the peppercorns and the bay leaf from this reduction.
Put the egg yolks in a food processor with the vinegar reduction.
Gently melt the butter so that the butter solids fall to the bottom of the saucepan.
Turn the food processor on and slowly pour the butter on to the egg yolks with the motor still running. The sauce will start to thicken. When only the butter solids are left, stop.
If the sauce is too thick, add a little hot water.
Season to taste with salt and pepper and a little lemon juice.
Hello & welcome to my Blog.
I came up with the idea of this blog as I had been writing a cookery book for my Children after my eldest Son Simon left home and would ring me for all his favourite recipes. I thought that this way it would be easier to update & where ever they were they could cook their favourite recipes. This blog is that index card box of scribbled recipes, torn out recipes from magazines, lost somewhere in the house, all brought neatly together in one place.
What I didn't expect was the thousands of people that have looked at it since its creation, from all over the World, I have even created a Facebook fanpage so that I can chat to fellow foodies who have enjoyed the blog!
I really hope you enjoy the recipes, please feel free to post comments or recipes and I just want you to know that all recipes have been cooked time & time again by myself and all photographs, where possible, have been taken by me of the food that I have cooked.
I apologise in advance for any spelling mistakes or grammatical errors, I bake better than I write.
Monday, 8 November 2010
My darling Hubby made me the most amazing breakfast in bed on Saturday morning, it was just going to be poached eggs on toast until I joked that hollandaise sauce would just make it perfect.
What a Princess wishes, a Princess gets !
Hubby returned with two perfect poached eggs on toast, with the most amazing hollandaise sauce I have ever had and fried pancetta, it was delicious. I know I am a very lucky girl and trust me I do appreciate it from the bottom of my heart, I adore my Husband and all he does for me.
Getting a hollandaise sauce right and finding a good recipe can be tricky, this one is just perfect.
Wednesday, 3 November 2010
My beautiful daughter Rosie has a friend that makes the most amazing cakes, My favourite having to be by far Millionaires Shortbread.
Rosie has recently made my Chocolate Fudge Cake for her boyfriends family and decided to have a go at the Millionaires Shortbread and it was gorgeous, not that I got much, just the off cut, off the end, as she took the rest to her boyfriends !!! I suppose some is better than none.
Rosie has asked me to put the recipe on the blog for her and hopefully next time she makes it I may get a little bit more, I can hope.
(Link below is for the Chocolate Fudge Cake)
(Photograph taken of Rosie by her Friend Sam)