Sometimes a bit of time with some friends having a wee drink and a laugh does wonders for the constitution. And so it was that we had the ABs (no, not the All Blacks, just two married friends who share the same initials, and are also pretty full on into their Cross Fit) over for a catch up and dietary holiday. We followed our plan that we refer to as the usual: Yum Char, followed by Ice Cream, followed by drinks, chips, dips, chocolate, dinner and more ice cream.
Given that we would be drinking, we needed something simple for dinner, so I went with Rose Gordon’s Bacon and Egg Pie. Success was a close run thing (I almost burnt the pie because I had the oven at the wrong setting) but we got there in the end, and the pie was fantastic. Not in danger of winning any beauty pageants, but plenty to admire beneath the surface. You’ve got your flaky pastry casing, sautéed onions, bacon and peas on the bottom, six whole eggs cracked on top of that (which leads to the best kind of grown up Easter Egg hunt when you’re eating the thing) then a mixture of eggs, 300mls cream and pepper poured over everything, to be given a final blessing of cheddar. Seriously track down this cookbook so you can try this and other recipes yourself.
Serve with friends, laughs and nail painting.
Yes, some of the extra eye candy will be the subject of future blog posts and reviews, particularly the ice creams.