I had two meals today. I know that’s not ideal but each was quite filling. Not as filling as yesterday’s but filling just the same. I woke up this morning without much of an appetite and then I remembered Bron was going to make Crème Brûlée French toast this morning and my appetite came back with a vengeance.
This recipe also calls for drunken strawberries which were really nice. we also elected to add some whipped cream from a can.
Crème Brûlée French toast naked
Adding whipped cream is fun
Crème Brûlée French toast with whipped cream from a can
Crème Brûlée French toast with cream and drunken strawberries
My second helping of Crème Brûlée French toast
I went for a decent walk this afternoon but I don’t know that I burned enough emergy
Check out the walk at http://runkeeper.com/user/garydlum/activity/74679324
This afternoon after a little ironing I started preparing dinner. I still had a piece of New York strip steak left and I thought it would make a nice Beef Wellington.
Beef Wellington is one of my favourite meals. It is so rich and unctuous especially when made with Pâté and mushroom Duxelles.
Laid out I have almost everything ready. New york strip steak, butter, onion, prunes, mushrooms, and parsley.
Browned steak resting and cooling
Browned steak resting and cooling until room temperature.
Duxelles being prepared. Onions sautéed with prunes, and mushrooms (The secret ingredient is anchovies)
Duxelles being prepared. Onions sautéed with prunes, and mushrooms (The secret ingredient is anchovies) You can’t taste them in the finished product but they add a richness to the dish.
Duxelles being prepared. Onions sautéed with prunes, mushrooms and parsley
Lots of parsley is required
Nearly ready to prepare. Puff pastry laid out.
A sheet of Pampas puff pastry.
Steak coated with Pâté
The steak needs to be coated with Pâté.
Duxelles on the puff pastry
Cooled Duxelles in the puff pastry.
Beef on the pastry
Everything ready to be wrapped.
Wrapped and egg washed
The beef is wrapped and the pastry egg washed.
Plated up sans sauce
Plated up with carrots, asparagus and beans. Sauce to come.
With a pepper sauce
I love making pepper sauce with green pepper corns in brine.
On my dining table with a bottle of ginger beer
Plated up on my dining table with a bottle of ginger beer and my MacBook Air ready to eat.
After yesterday’s meal and with the steak and Pâté today I hope I don’t have a gout attack this week.
I really enjoyed making this meal and eating it.