I realise that I haven’t updated you on our 100 days of 100 meals for a while so here is day 10 to 29. I’m not sure it will be very interesting though, so apologies.
I’m mainly going to talk about day 29 as this was something I’d never tried before, and I’ll just put the rest of the days in a little table below.
So today I tried to make creamy chicken bakes by Becky Excell from her book How to Bake Anything Gluten Free. If you’ve ever dabbled in gluten free baking, then you will know that gluten free pastry is never that great. It doesn’t taste that amazing and it’s also super hard to make, so I was definitely a bit nervous to try these. But with a coeliac in the family, I had to give it a go.
The dough was ok to bring together and so I thought I was doing ok. The rolling, folding and chilling part is a bit tedious, but that is the same as a gluten rough puff pastry. My problem came when I came to rolling it out. You’re supposed to roll it on greaseproof paper which I did, but it’s important to also flour the paper as it stuck to the paper and was a right pain to get off. However I managed to rescue it eventually and the second batch went much better.
Cooking was just 20 minutes and they came out really nicely. They were also very tasty. I used leftover chicken in mine although the recipe asks for fresh chicken, but it didn’t seem to make a difference. The recipe did use an awful lot of butter though and it did taste very buttery. But still delicious and it was probably needed for the flavour, so overall no real complaints.
|10||Salmon noodles||Baby corn, pepper|
|12||Sausage and mash||gravy, peas and sweetcorn|
|13||Sweet potato and chickpea stew||rice, sweetcorn|
|14||Tuna pasta bake||broccoli|
|15||Scampi and chips||baked beans|
|16||Black bean burgers||sweet potato, rice and corn on the cob|
|17||Pork loin steaks||mash and cauliflower cheese|
|19||Gammon joint||roast potatoes, parsnips, carrots and gravy|
|20||Macaroni cheese||gammon and hidden veg sauce|
|21||Jacket potatoes||tuna and beans|
|22||Salmon and naan||balsamic soy dressing, asparagus and pepper|
|23||Takeaway from Cozze’s Italian|
|24||Cumberland roast chicken||traybake potatoes, parsnip and carrots|
|25||Chicken wraps||pepper, carrot, refried beans and cheese|
|26||Carrot and chickpea burgers||mash and broccoli|
|27||Quorn noodles and satay sauce||peppers, edamame beans|
|28||Breaded fish and chips||cauliflower cheese|
|29||chicken bakes||sweet potato and beans|