My trials, tribulations and triumphs while attempting to bake my way through Lorraine Pascales book, Baking made Easy, and hopefully proving that yes, it is.
Tuesday, 11 October 2011
Quick Roast chicken and fresh green buttered beans
Well, were off, but this may be a slower start than last time. The great thing about the new book its that most of it is made up of traditional family meals with a few desserts, breads and treats thrown in for good measure. So the first one tackled was the roast chicken, hey it was a sunday and we've got to eat! I've never quite treated a chicken like this before, cutting up the back and then cracking it's legs. Not the most pleasant way to prepare food. But is tasted really really good. The best thing about this dish was the sauce, we love tarragon in our house and don't use it as much as we should. The potatos though were something else, you just slice them cover in olive oil and a crushed garlic clove and bake them for 45 mins, combined with the gravy they were delish and we really didn't mind that Zoe didn't want her, waste not want not!
I chose the fresh buttered green beans to go with it (there are also a few veggie options) they are cooked then tossed in melted butter and spring onions with a sprinkle of pomegranite seeds, but we got to the supermarket to late for the pomegranite, but we didn't miss it.
Overall a pretty good Sunday dinner in under and hour, we'll definitely be making this one again!