So tonight well dinner worked!
The starter was simple but does it for me. Corn on the cob with butter. So obviously I can't claim any credit there.
So on to the main course. Tonight's inspiration with the weather being what it was was Elizabeth David's French Country Cooking and her French Provincial cooking. So for main we had Pork cooked in Cider with apple sauce, potatoes and veg.
We have apples from Jen's parents so taking some of the cider some apples and a bit of pepper I cooked the lot down to make apple sauce. The pork was browned, the fat was thickened with flour then I added cider and water then some rosemary garlic and the pork and back into the oven. Mrs David said 35 minutes but 20 minutes was more than enough. It tasted pretty good but I would say if I cooked it again I could add more cider and less water. :D
Finally was the tart.
Cook some peeled, cored and sliced apples in some butter until soft. Make a Pate Sable by rubbing 6oz flour and 3oz butter together. Add a little salt and three tablespoons of sugar and get it to a sandy texture. Bring the lot together with water and make a dough. Spread it out into an 8 inch flan dish. Put the cooked apple into the tart and cook at 320C for 15-20 minutes. No need to blind bake and its just awesome!
Happy John just a shame the movie I was in was so terrible.
We finally watched Hammer of the Gods this evening. bend_gules
you will be pleased to hear the grey hood you made me way back when gets serious screen time and I get a few frames in the first few scenes. The rest of the film well err no idea, it was dreadful. Acting beyond wooden into concrete far too much fake lightening about and way to many filters to make footage obviously shot in the daytime suppose to be in the evening. Wouldn't even cut the mustard in Home and Away!
Weirdly I feel guilty because I turned up for a day and made the film, where as the guys and ladies who spent a week in a scout camp in Merthyr Tydfil and spent hours each day getting cold don't seem to have made the the cut!
Must be my model physique and general good looks! He he going to tell myself that anyway! Sorry guys. So now for a nice quiet weekend after a busy week from hell!