Pastelitos de Boda

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Pastelitos de Boda are also known as ‘Mexican Wedding Cakes’, but we only ever make them at Christmas and never really associate them with any other time of year! This recipe is from Tom’s Mum, Helen, and she’s been making them for years. It took me ages to be able to pronounce the name properly, and for a long time I called them ‘Pasty Tasty biscuits’! But whatever you decide to call them, they’re so yummy! Continue reading…

Jamie Oliver 30 minute Chicken Pie | Hello! Hooray!

Jamie Oliver’s chicken pie

If you haven’t got a copy of Jamie’s 30-Minute Meals: A Revolutionary Approach to Cooking Good Food Fast then it should definitely go on your wish list. A lot of people have complained about the fact that the meals actually take longer than 30 minutes to prepare, because when Jamie does it he has all of his ingredients laid out and all of the equipment ready. But, to be honest, this doesn’t really bother me that much – as with any recipe it takes time to become familiar with it, and I have got much quicker at the preparation side of things! Jamie Oliver’s chicken pie is a firm favourite in our house, and we come back to it time and time again. Continue reading…

Homemade Pizza

I think that pizza is probably one of the greatest food inventions (Tom would argue that the sausage is, in fact, the greatest food invention, but now isn’t the time for debate!). With a homemade pizza you can make it as healthy or unhealthy as you like, and it tastes great cold too. We often make pizza if we’re having friends over on a Saturday night – you can prepare it all earlier and it suits all tastes, which is brilliant.

 

You will need to do a bit of preparation for this one, as you’ll need to make the bread dough and pizza topping in advance. Use my recipe for Low-fat Tomato Pasta Sauce for the pizza topping, and you can use the adapted version of my bread recipe below for the dough (click here for the link to the original bread recipe). I had a bit of help doing this yesterday – thanks to Tom for making the dough and rolling it out! Continue reading…