Wednesday 13 August 2014
White or Brown Sugar
You know what its like you plan to cook or bake and find out you don't have enough brown sugar or have any at all, you think about making up the extra with white, that may work but affects the taste, I have been in this situation many times, About 2 years ago I discovered how to make my own brown sugar its so easy.
You need white granulated sugar
to a bag of white sugar add a couple of tablespoons of molasses
and just mix after a few minuets the molasses coat all of the white sugar and you have this
brown sugar, that is all there is to it, if you want a fine brown sugar use caster sugar.
It works out cheaper and since finding this out I have not bought any brown sugar.
So that is one thing I was doing today, the reason I was making up some meals that hubby can take back with him the brown sugar was needed to add to the Tangy Tomato sauce for meatballs
I shall have some tomorrow for dinner with Tagliatelle, hubby isn't a pasta lover so he can have his with whatever he fancies, for tonight's dinner I had Tagliatelle with home made cheese free pesto sauce.
I had always fancied pesto but it always seemed to contain a cheese product,
I don't do cheese so I make my own simple sauce.
Pine Nuts in the blender
Add fresh Basil
blend up together with some olive oil
serve dressed over fresh pasta add some smoked salmon
making your own is quick and easy and you can control your own flavours add more or less of pine nuts and basil and if you want you can add some Parmesan.
I have been shovelling more gravel today in between showers, during the showers I was having a read of my magazine that I picked up a couple of days ago
The latest edition of Home Farmer, this months is very war timed themed with some interesting recipes
Mock Orange marmalade that made me think of Chickpea as its made with carrots and a good article on plumbing repairs that brought Kev to mind.
Time for a cuppa and finish reading my magazine.
Hope you have all had a good day :-)