We have been cooking through Jamie Oliver’s cookbook, Jamie’s food revolution and I am off by one night for this recipe. We have been installing new wood floors this weekend so we are a bit out of our rhythm. So, last night we had:
- Basic Stew Recipe, pg. 180
- With Dumplings, pg. 185
- Baked Carrots in a Bag, pg. 213
- Banana Tarte Tatin, pg. 334
I made the stew with beef and ale. It cooked way down in the oven so next time I will double it. The resulting stew was amazingly flavorful! Our family of 2 grown-ups and 3 little people ate it all. I was very impressed. I did add garlic because I cannot imagine a stew without garlic. The dumplings on the other hand were terrible! Luckily we were able to just take them back out. I have never eaten dumplings before and I cannot imagine the appeal. It tasted like cooked flour. I think that the potato options Jamie suggests would be much tastier. We will try that next time.
The carrots were good, the orange is a bit overpowering, I thought. I think I will reduce the amount next time.
Our desert was absolutely amazing! I put it in to bake as we started dinner and it was ready just a little bit after we finished cleaning up. Wow! Banana’s and butter and pastry is delicious. This is a company desert. Just make sure it cooks long enough to cook the puff pastry on the inside, ours had a few doughy spots.
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