Thursday, 1 September 2011

In Search of perfection

So I've found myself in a mundane position. Since I'm not working (though I am urgently and actively seeking) I'm now a housewife, or maybe a newly wed. Newly wed doesn't sound as old. The problem is what does a housewife do? Tidy up? Not my strong point. I find myself well into adulthood and still living in the cluttered mess I did ten years ago, only the location has changed. Luckily I have a husband of infinite patience and modern ideas so he won't beat me for this transgression.

On the other hand, I can cook. This came as a huge surprise to me. When I was in secondary school I avoided 'girly'subjects such as Home Ec in favour of German and Accounting. When I first moved in with Himself my parents used to joke that he'd starve because I could barely boil an egg. But it turns out that cooking (and baking) was merely a much hidden talent for me. Not only am I good at it but it relaxes me, particularly after a hard day of educating, mammying, disciplining and taming students and I enjoy the process (except when other people butt in, then I'm likely to channel the spirit of Gordon Ramsey to make them leave my kitchen).
As we have friends visiting this weekend and in honour of my blog title I'm making my much lauded pan fried brie.
Directions are as follows:
a block of brie
2 eggs
half a cup of milk
bread crumbs
Olive/veg oil
A chutney of your choice (I love cranberry or apple)


  1. Whisk the eggs and milk in a bowl
  2. Take the outer skin off of the brie and chop into chunks
  3. Rub the chunks of brie in the flour and then put into the egg mix
  4. Put the breadcrumbs on a plate and roll the individual chunks in the breadcrumbs until fully coated)
  5. Put a frying pan on the hob at a medium heat and with lots of oil
  6. Fry the brie until brown turning occasionally add more breadcrumbs as you cook if needed
  7. ENJOY
The first time it's made it can be tricky but when you get to grips with the recipe it's very easy to make. This is one of my favourite recipes and Himself loves when people come to stay as he knows I'll make it. It's absolutely addictive.