December 30th, 2011
I went to a large, 14 person lunch, at Sue’s house last Friday, the day before New Year’s Eve. Sue runs The Art of Puddings, so I knew that we were in for a feast!
Sue cooked Devils on Horseback as an Hors d’oeuvre – prunes wrapped in streaky bacon, baked in the oven until they are crispy. Devils on Horseback are a variation of Angels on Horseback – an oyster wrapped in bacon, then griddled or baked. The prunes inside these Devils, were stuffed with an almond, which gave them a nice crunch. They went very well with the Prosecco we were drinking.
The main course consisted of delicious beef and pork meatballs on pasta with parmesan and peas. The meatballs were so good I had a second helping!
There was a healthy green salad too, but the closest I got to it was with the camera… We drank red wine with this course – I seem to remember a few different bottles, including Chilean Merlot, Australian Shiraz and Spanish Crianza.
Sue made 14 individual Sticky Toffee Puddings – the fireworks were optional. I’m not generally a pudding man, but these were excellent!
After pudding we had coffee and home made Sloe Gin.