Friday, August 5, 2011

Bollandaise Sauce

Do you have trouble deciding whether to have bérnaise sauce or hollandaise sauce on your poached eggs? Why not hit two birds with one stone and make bollandaise sauce?

The tart lemon hit of a hollandaise and the herbs of a béarnaise. It's genius.

190g butter
4 egg yolks
2 tsp water
1 tps lemon juice
2 tsp tarragon
salt & pepper

1) Melt butter, and skim off the skum. This takes out the whey left in the butter, so you get clarified butter. You can now set your beautiful non frothy clear as crystal butter aside to cool.
2) In a small clean saucepan (we are making sauce after all) add your eggs and 2 tsp water. Whisk for a minute off the heat until frothy and light in colour.
3) Put your light frothy eggs on very low heat and continue whisking for about 3 minutes until eggs are thick and the whisk leaves a trail. Make sure you keep whisking at all times and the heat is low, otherwise you'll end up with scrambled eggs.
4) Take your sauce off the heat, add the lemon juice, tarragon and seasoning.

And if you do accidentally scramble it, just add it to a german potato salad or use it as a lumpy vaseline.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

I bloody love London

I was in London for the day on my way home to Australia. By george I bloody love it. 
Everyone is so polite; when I say "thank you" they say "your welcome".
It's super multicultural; I want Poh for lunch, no pohblem.
They have topshop. And I buy green elephant socks.
Hipsters roam the streets. They are so hip they don't even have hips, and give me directions to the best flat white. P.S next hipster trend= espadrilles and woven tights
And sexy spanish hairdressers, who massaged my headache away into sexy spanish hairdresser heaven.
+Elvira the coolest lawyer in London and possibly the world, who manages to invite stray travellers out for lunch and save the world at the same time.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Back to Perth: Week 1

Goodnight tiger EP launch @ Mojos with Kelsey, (burgers at Flipside a must). Haylee's 19th. Laura saves a dragonfly. Cupcakes at Sherbet. Back to uni. 100 assignments. New flannel sheets.