Friday, March 15, 2013

Moominmamma's Pie

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I made my first recipe from the Moomin Cookbook last night and it was really good. So here it is, my version of Moominmamma's Backpack Pie -
Boil a cup of rice. Boil two eggs to hard-boiled. Combine the rice with a can of salmon. Add some finely chopped dill and then the eggs, also chopped. Mix it all together in a pie dish. Place a puff pastry 'lid' over the top and bake in a 225 degree celsius oven for about 25 minutes.

You can adjust the ingredient amounts depending on how many you're feeding (this one served two). I served it with salad greens.

I'm sorry there is no photo of the actual dish as it turned out, but you know how rubbish I am at photographing food. Suffice it to say, the Yellow Wood household gave it two thumbs up!

This weekend I am going to try out the Fisherman's Lemon Cake (remember him from Moominpappa at Sea?)

Enjoy yourselves!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Moominsummer Madness

What riches the post yielded today! My Moomin cookie cutters arrived this morning from Finland, as did my set of miniature Moomin figures. As if that wasn't enough, Moomins Cookbook by Tove Jansson and Sami Malila was on the doorstep this afternoon! I can't wait to try out Meringue Moominesque, Moominmamma's Best Buns, Whomper's Special Pudding or Moomintroll's Morning Croissants...actually I'm looking forward to giving them all a go. It does genuinely look like a really nice cookbook.

I think it's going to be a very Moominy weekend this weekend...

And you know what they say, you can never be too rich or too Moominy...(actually I only agree with the second bit)...