Firstly before I get on with discussing today there was a slight addition to my food diary yesterday, I had the munchies so decided to go and forage for some food ideally superfree and came back with these.
So onto today I woke up to see our road has become an ice rink and saw several people trying to stay upright so unfortunately no walk for Doug as didn't want to risk us falling over (okay me falling over).
I had a craving for sausage sandwiches this morning so that's what I had. I used two healthy extras and added some mushrooms too
Lunch was an experiment that turned out more successful than I expected. I had seen my lovely friend Miki post a cauliflower based pizza a few times and had meant to try it but I was lacking the cauliflower. I decided to do it using broccoli instead and it was a complete success.
This is the base, you grate/mush up in my case the broccoli and then add your healthy extra of cheese, salt, pepper an egg and Miki used spring onions but I forgot that part. You then flatten it out and bake it for 15/20 minutes until the top goes brown. Once that is done you add the topping of your choice and bake again.
Now its time for the appearance of the beautiful Doug
After the football and chatting with Mitchy I decided a nice bubble bath was in order. During this bath I was keeping up on the happenings on facebook and seeing gorgeous roast dinner pictures being posted. I got a craving for yorkshire pudding so once I came downstairs I started researching low syn yorkshire pudding recipes and then decided toad in the hole was in order!
56g plain flour
1 med egg
50ml skimmed milk
Salt & pepper
Sieve the flour into a large bowl, with the back of a spoon, make a well in the centre, break the egg into it and add some salt & pepper.
Now, measure the milk and water in a measuring jug, then, using an electric hand whisk on a slow speed, begin to whisk the egg into the flour (i don't have an electric whisk so i just used a hand whisk)– as you whisk, the flour around the edges will slowly be incorporated. Then add the liquid gradually, stopping to scrape the flour into the mixture.
Whisk until the batter is smooth. I then chucked it into a silicone tray with some more Linda Mac rosemary and red onion sausages. It was cooked for 25 minutes at 200 and was so good. I will definitely be making this again as love toad in the hole but its normally too synned.
I finished up the evening with the disappointing news that the office will be open tomorrow and some special k crackers
Ill be heading to bed soon with my kindle as got work tomorrow so night night all