|Tonight's tea - lasagna|
In Yorkshire, we do not call our main evening meal dinner, we call it tea. So, for example, I will often say to Mrs Pudding, "What do you fancy for tea love?" The question has nothing to do with the hot drink that is also called tea.
Now you might imagine that given my pen name - Yorkshire Pudding - the only dish that I am capable of making for our tea is err...Yorkshire pudding but you would be wrong my friend. In the kitchen, I am like an amalgam of TV chefs Gordon Ramsay, James Martin and Rick Stein though of course I don't have my own TV show or a pile of fancy recipe books with my grinning visage on the cover - "Yorkshire Pudding by Yorkshire Pudding" etc..
For tea tonight I made a lasagna using some leftover bolognese sauce that I prepared last Friday along with ;layers of sliced mushrooms, courgette, white sauce, tomatoes and lasagna pasta sheets. I also had some of yesterday's cauliflower cheese left to serve with the lasagna.
When the main course was in the oven I went to the bottom of the garden and picked a pound of brambles ready to make a bramble pie. Last time I made one, it kind of erupted towards the end of the baking time and purple bramble juice trickled across the pastry lid. It was as if my beautiful golden pie had been attacked by a pie vandal with a purple pen. This time I made a little pastry dam around the air holes before brushing egg yolk over the pie, just in case there was another eruption of bramble juice.
Nurse Pudding works late on Mondays but when she arrived home at 6.45pm, there was another nice tea waiting for her courtesy of her own personal chef:-
Bramble pie - with juice dam