Now I can easily sit here and pretend this recipe was all part of my genius plan and in a way it was. I fancied some good old fashioned roast potatoes (thought I’d get a bit of practice in before Christmas!) but I didn’t have any goose or duck fat to hand. In fact I generally don’t have any of those fats around the house and it was a Sunday, so I more-than-couldn’t-be-bothered to go and buy some at the supermarket, then I remembered, I’d recently made Karahi Gosht for dinner and had loads of leftover ghee. I figured the properties were about the same so I’d give it a go and the results really were amazing!
Happy New Year everyone! Before you say it I realise I’m kinda late to write a blog post ushering in the New Year but I’ve been having milk issues! I mean, what do you do when you have waaay too much milk in the fridge and not enough time to do something with it? This is the question I’ve been pondering for quite a while now and with time running out running out and a belly full of milkshake and porridge. I realised I had to do something quick.
It seems that now I’ve embraced the snow, the snow has embraced me!…or us shall I say…and has taken my post quite literally ‘letting it snow’ fairly consistently in the last few days till those dainty flakes I talked about have suddenly converted overnight into blankets of snow!
Leaving the house has turned into a test of survival, my teeth chatter so loud, they speak without me talking, my showers are no longer restricted to the morning but now also serve as handy ‘defrost mechanisms’ for when I need a quick shot of heat! But… I’m not complaining, the snow novelty hasn’t worn off just yet, plus we Brits never complain ;) It just means that now the holidays are here and we’re being told not to leave the house unless necessary. I don’t go out as much and can spend more time baking! … :)
Ever since I stumbled across le pain quotidien’s parmesan and basil muffins. I’ve been searching high and low for a good savoury muffin recipe that I could actually eat! My search didn’t amount to much, so I decided to put it on the back burner. It wasn’t until my cyber jog over to Susan from Food Blogga’s page that I found what I’d been looking for and even better I had all the ingredients sitting in my kitchen just waiting to be turned into something delicious! There was only one thing missing…..it wasn’t gluten-free, so Susan graciously allowed me to ‘gluten-free’ her recipe and this is what I came up with: