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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Meals and Munchies - Chicken Bacon Fettuccine; Blueberry Muffins

Mmmmmm, cooked up a couple of nice things this week.  They mightn't photograph so well, but rest assured they were YUM!.

First up I made a 
Chicken Bacon Mushroom Fettuccine
including making the Fettuccine!

Mix egg & oil into flour and salt.

Knead dough to smooth consistency, roll into a ball.

After cooling in fridge for an hour, split the dough and roll out and cut with pasta maker.
Sorry, forgot images of pasta maker :)
Image shows how far one ball of dough will stretch!

Homemade fettuccine getting a good boil up :)

Bacon, chicken and button mushrooms.

Final product, all served up in a delicious cheese sauce!

2/3 C flour, sifted
Pinch of salt
1 egg
1 tsp oil
(This made enough for 2 adults for dinner, plus leftovers)

Whisk eggs and oil together.  Knead dough (by hand) to smooth consistency.  Roll into a ball, cover with a cloth (I wrap in plastic wrap) and leave for half an hour in fridge.

Cut dough in half and work dough through the pasta machine as per instructions.  I worked the dough 4 times through each setting, = 28 times per piece of dough.  Having attempted to make pasta before it definitely pays to make it as thin as possible (I could literally see through mine) as when it is thick it is quite rubbery!

Cook in boiling water until al dente.

2 rashers bacon
2 free range boneless chicken thighs
8 button mushrooms

1 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp flour
1 Cup milk
1 Cup cheese
Salt & pepper

In individual lots, cook/fry diced bacon, diced chicken thighs, and diced mushrooms until cooked.

In a saucepan melt butter.  Stir in flour, and cook until frothy.  Gradually add milk, stirring constantly until sauce boils and thickens.  Remove from heat, add salt and pepper, and cheese and stir until cheese is melted.  Mix in bacon, chicken and mushrooms.  Stir in cooked fettuccine.

(Note I don't use a recipe for my cheese sauce, so have just copied one out of the very trusty Edmonds Cookbook!)

Next Edmonds Cookbook recipe
Blueberry Muffins

Mix eggs, oil, sugar, and milk,

until all blended.

Add flour, baking powder and cinnamon.

Add blueberries (mine were frozen, it is Winter here :)

Mix until just combined.

Dollop into greased muffin tins (I am not the tidiest dolloper!, and recipe said it would make 12, I only managed 11)

Nicely baked and brown, and some are deformed, still taste the same, believe me!

Cool.  As in cool on a wire rack, not wow these look cool, as they certainly don't look that great, but they are YUM!

2 eggs
6 Tbsp oil
1/4 C sugar
1 & 1/2 C milk
2 C plain flour
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 C fresh or frozen blueberries, blackcurrants or chopped apple
Icing sugar, to dust (I didn't)

Beat eggs, oil, milk and sugar together in a bowl.
Sift flour, baking powder and cinnamon into egg mixture.
Add fruit and mix LIGHTLY to just combine.
Spoon mixture into greased muffin or patty tins.  Bake at 200 deg. celcius for 15 minutes, our until golden.
Dust with icing sugar before serving.


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