After a lovely bit of brisket for supper on Sunday evening, I had enough left over to last night break out the stew pot and lash up a good ole Devon stew and dumplings, with the left over brisket, stock and gravy from Sunday.
Autumn is fast approaching winter and although we are having some amazing autumnal weather here at the moment. The temperature is dropping and we have seen a ground frost the last few mornings. Which is good, because it means it is hearty stew eating weather. Another stew season begins.
My daughter has been badgering me to use up some ready-made puff pastry in the fridge and last night we also for the first time ever, tried our hand at making some cinnamon twirls.
I do a lot of cooking, but don't tend to cook with puff pastry that much. I think our first effort at cinnamon twirls is not to bad, maybe cinnamon blobs might be a better name, but they tasted bloody lovely, so who cares what they look like. Although they look a bit dark, that is not that they are burnt, but that I had run out of light brown sugar and had to use dark brown sugar.
The dogs love stew season, as you can see by the photo of them waiting for my husband, David to finish his plate of stew up (after getting home from work quite late again), so they can lick the plate before going in the dishwasher.
“The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him, and not only will he not scold you,but he will make a fool of himself, too.”
― Samuel Butler
Me with Bumble and Blottie, waiting patiently to be unleashed, November 2018
Hello, I am Jane, you might of guessed, I love dogs. We are situated in the North Devon countryside, England, United Kingdom. Our home is occupied by my husband, David, our children, pack of dogs and me.