Friday, February 27, 2009

FOODIE FRIDAY

St David's Day is coming up and I am in the middle of one of my cooking marathons, as I seem to have invited half of Modica to my bash on Sunday.

I am keeping myself going by munching these marvellous Ascolane olives [each morsel consists of 2 olives together, stuffed with a pork, breadcrumb and cheese mixture].



By tradition I would feel honour-bound to serve bara brith on St David's Day but Sicilians won't eat dried fruit. [Well, they will eat my Welshcakes with sultanas in, but that's about all.] So this morning I baked this date loaf. It's from the Amser Te book, which I now have to admit I have kept since 1959! [I used boxed dates as you couldn't get fresh ones in the UK at that time.]



I've been cooking ever since [this morning, I mean, not 1959!] and there are more refined-looking cakes to be made tomorrow, plus Welshcakes which I'll make on Sunday morning. Rosa, who again came along to be the "gofer", exclaimed, as she left this evening, "Ma non fanno di più per un matrimonio!" [= "They don't make any more than this for a wedding!"] I never could do things by halves.

8 comments:

Michelle said...

Those stuffed olives look great. My cousin in Piemonte gave me a recipe for stuffed olives a while back, you have inspired me to try them this weekend.

CherryPie said...

They don't know what they are missing not eating Bara Brith!

Sally said...

I'll be thinking of you (and half Modica) tomorrow and hope you'll have a wonderful celebration for St David's Day - wave that leek! Flourish that daffodil! Tanti auguri tutti!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Hello, Michelle. I'm glad I have inspired you! Do let me know how your recipe turns out. I agree, Cherie, but, "pazienza"! Thank you, Sally. I will tell the half of Modica who are coming. I've got my plastic daffodil blown up ready!

Winchester whisperer said...

Hope your party went well - it all looks delicious!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Thanks, WW - it did!

Liz said...

They don't eat dried fruit?!

You must have been exhausted after all that cooking!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

-hi, Liz. They dislike dried fruit. I can understand why, as they eat seasoinally and have never had to dry fruit to preserve it. I am still exhausted, but I did have Rosa to help me and keep me in order!

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