I love dark chocolate

I could not pass up the lightning deal on these 90% cocoa chocolates from Lindt on Amazon.

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Beef, peas and carrot puff pastry

This pastry has a curried beef, peas and carrot filling. I was looking for a new cooling rack that has a tight grid and is made of high quality stainless steel that will not rust. I hope this new rack meets those criteria.

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Bacon Meatloaf Burger

I used the buns from my previous post to make these burgers. They are really delicious. I still have a few in the freezer but ran out of the buns.

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The original recipe calls for grilling but I made it on a cast iron griddle.

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Here is the video of the original recipe from Chef John of Food Wishes.

 

 

Hamburger Buns

Last week I made Hamburger Buns using Chef John’s recipe which I will link in this post. I did not have sesame seeds so I have to call them just buns according to Chef John. Here is how the buns came out.

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I used these buns to make bacon meatloaf burgers which is another of Chef John’s recipe. That’s for another post.

This is the recipe I used to make these buns.

Spiced Tuna Fishcakes

This was made from a Gordon Ramsay recipe. I skipped ingredients I didn’t have and added breadcrumbs. I also didn’t remove the seeds from the green chilies. Maybe that was not a good idea.

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This is the original recipe.

Cooking in Cast Iron

I got a Lodge cast iron griddle over a year ago. I tried once and didn’t like it. The seasoning didn’t smell good. I had no idea how to care for the cast iron. Recently I watched a lot of cooking videos where the chef used cast iron cookware. So, I got the griddle out and started seasoning and using it.

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Pizza from scratch

It’s been a couple of years since I learned how to bake. I started learning baking with a pizza using couple of recipes I found on YouTube.

This is how it came out last week.

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Pizza crust was made using this recipe.

Pizza sauce and the rest of the pizza was made using this recipe.

I have made a few variations in the toppings like the one above which has bacon crumbles in it.