Sunday, February 19, 2017

Lamb Shepherd's Pie

To clear off the balanced Braised Lamb Leg in Red Wine from the last Christmas, I've made this lamb shepherd's pie for the kid's lunch. The kids were so delighted to see this awesome pie serve at the dining table!. I've frozen a portion of the braised lamb gravy, so its really easy to get this shepherd's pie ready in no time. Just add some chopped garlic, onion, celery and carrots into the shredded braised lamb and gravy and simmer till the vegetable are tender. Top with cheesy mashed potatoes and bake till golden brown....a delicious awesome pie  is ready for lunch! A great way to use up the leftovers braised lamb meat and gravy!


Ingredient
  • 800gm russet potatoes, peeled and cut
  • 50gm butter
  • 30gm parmesan cheese
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 celery sticks, diced
  • 1 large carrot, diced
  • 500gm braised lamb meat, shredded
  • 2 cups braised lamb gravy
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • salt & pepper to taste

Method
  • Cook potatoes in a pot of boiling water till fork tender. Drain away water. Add in butter and parmesan cheese and mash till smooth. Set aside.
  • Heat tbsp of olive oil in pan, add in garlic, onion, celery and carrots. Saute till fragrant and soften.
  • Add in shredded lamb meat and gravy. Bring to a simmer and cook for 5 mins. Season to taste if desire. Remove from heat.
  • In a deep casserole, ladle in lamb mixture. Spread mashed potatoes over and sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top.
  • Bake in preheated oven at 200 deg cel for 20 mins till top is golden brown.


Friday, February 17, 2017

Basic White Bread (Bread Machine)


Not the prettiest loaf I've made, but this loaf is fully made by a bread machine! Yes I've finally got a bread machine for the purpose of helping me to knead bread dough. ^0^ To familiarise with the functions of my newly bought Kenwood 250 bread machine, I started it off with a very basic white bread recipe incorporated with organic coconut oil. 




Nice golden crust with soft fine crumbs! Glad that this basic white bread turns out well.


Ingredient (makes one 750gm loaf)
  • 225ml lukewarm water
  • 1/4 cup organic coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • 360gm bread flour
  • 2.5 tsp instant yeast

Method 
  1. Put ingredients in the order above into the bread machine.
  2. Select dough menu (Kenwood 250) 750gm, medium crust.



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