While there hasn’t been a lot of knitting, baking and cooking around here lately, in the past few days I have managed to try some new recipes.
On Saturday I made this Mushroom Barley Risotto:
This is the first risotto I’ve ever made. It turned out so good, I will definitely make this again. I had a small bowlful, and the rest … well, the rest the big fella devoured. I had to use about 5 cups of broth to get to barley cooked long enough to be tender. The photo does not do it justice.
Tonight I made these smoked paprika pan-roasted potatoes.
These again were pretty easy and very tasty. And I will make them again. The baby potatoes are so tender and delicious. Two home runs.
And the miss – I wanted to try a recipe in the Flour bakery cook book for the “intense chocolate brownies”. If you go to this blog,there is the recipe and a couple of photos. I didn’t take any pics. As with all of the “Flour” recipes, they’re more involved and have a bit of a different mixing method. These did bake up wonderfully, took 30 mins in my oven. They’re tasty and moist and chocolately, they’re just not as chocolately as that other recipe I have been using. It wasn’t a bad recipe/brownie, just not as chocolately as I expected.
I have put in some work on some socks and if I remember, I will try to get a photo during daylight to show the really nice colourway. I like it a lot.