Today Jen decided to put me (Jay) in the spotlight and write about fakeaway week 3 since it was my turn!
This is my first blog so be gentle!
Last week Jen beat my week 1 challenge by quite a bit, so this week I was determined to get her back at her own game.
It’s quite difficult to think what to make or at least I think it is. I love to cook and experiment with new flavours and ingredients and I’m always watching videos on facebook of Gordon Ramsey, Jamie Oliver or my stunt double, heston blumenthal!
I spotted these 2 recipes on facebook and thought hey, everyone loves a good nacho feast and the truffles were slightly different to normal ones which ill explain!
Hunters Chicken Nachos
Rather than buy a bag of nachos I followed the recipe and I recommend you all give this a go as they are delicious even without the toppings! They were that tasty I wouldn’t think twice at making these rather than buying in the future.
Simply take a few normal white wraps and quarter them. Cut them into triangles so you have the “nacho” shape. While your doing this, melt a knob of butter and have a mixing bowl on standby. Add the melted butter and a tablespoon of bbq seasoning and stir up until it goes from golden to a dark red. Drop the nachos in and coat them well. Bake these for 8 mins @ 180 degrees Celsius and bang! you have nachos, see how easy was that?! Easy to try new flavours and I reckon I will look at trying to replicate chilli heatwave doritos now.
Toppings were easy, I pre-made 2 chicken breasts and 4 slices of normal bacon and chopped into small cubes. Add this to another mixing bowl or if you have time wash the original one. I didn’t because I am a bit of a messy cook but, there is method in my madness!
Drop in a chopped red pepper, a few chopped spring onions and a good glug of BBQ sauce and mix it well.
Split your nachos out, add the toppings and grate some cheese over the top then layer with more nachos. Bake until the cheese is gooey and melted. Presto! All done! Total cooking time was around 25 mins which you could probably reduce if you didn’t make the nachos from scratch but where’s the fun in that!
Bit of a weird one if I do say so myself. I saw this on the “tasty” facebook page they were called brazilian truffles. They showed 4 kinds and i went with 2. Coconut and cookies and cream.
For these you need evaporated milk, butter and your desired flavour. For the coconut version you will need coconut biscuits, desiccated coconut and coconut milk. And for the cookies and cream, just a pack of oreos instead of all the coconut flavouring.
Coconut – melt the evaporated milk, some coconut milk and butter together until it starts to thicken. We added biscuits to it as well for the crunch at this point. Leave to set for an hour then take a blob and roll into a little ball. Roll in the desiccated coconut and pop back in the fridge.
Cookies and cream- Same method but don’t add biscuit. Melt the middle of the oreas with the butter and milk and smash up the biscuit in a bag for your dusting. Chill for 1 hour, repeat the above and roll in the crushed biscuit. Back in the fridge.
I won’t lie. These were weird. I liked them, more so the coconut ones but the cookies and cream ones tasted nice but the texture was weird. Jen described them as chewing gum texture lol. I wouldn’t say they failed, they were just, weird. Cant get it right every time i suppose.
So for my fakeaway spend, I managed to use a lot in the house already which was great. I also picked up 2 bottles of juice, 2 pack of crisps and make all of the above for £9.14. The amount we had left over was unreal! This puts me in the lead in terms of price which I am obviously chuffed at 🙂
Jens turn next week, so lets see what she can come up with and if she can beat my spending.
Hope you all enjoyed my first taste of blogging. If anyone fancies listening to me again let Jen know what you’d like to hear and ill share my stories also
Take care guys