|Lovely illustration. Shame mine are the less glamorous ones further down…|
Part of the reason I bought replacement flour, demerara sugar and golden syrup during my June store cupboard challenge was because I was writing an article for the Mirror Online about cakes.
So if you’d like to read my suggestions for quick and easy budget best-sellers when cornered about the cake stall for whichever fundraising school / church / Brownie summer fete is coming up next, you can find the article here: caketastic.
Nothing to scare the horses though – I wrote about fairy cakes, chocolate cornflakes cakes and flapjack, as they are all fast, cheap and you can get the children involved if you can face that degree of chaos in your kitchen.
The entertaining part came shortly after the article went live on the Mirror Money website. I got a call from a PR, saying that if I wrote about budget food, would I like some samples of the product she represented plus some recipes for inspiration?
Sounded like a good idea for me, and the extra space created by the store cupboard challenge was certainly very useful when this enormous delivery of Quorn showed up:
|A whole mountain of Quorn|
So now I have a full freezer again.
And we’ve had a go at Quorn burgers, served as pretty trad cheeseburgers with wholemeal buns, cheddar, lettuce and lashings of ketchup, and I used some chicken pieces in a coconut noodle laksa soup.
Chilli con Quorn and Quorn fajitas are next on the list, and I’ll let you know how it goes.
Any suggestions for tasty meals with Quorn? Do you ever use it as a less expensive alternative to meat? I’d love to know and have a lot of cooking with Quorn to look forward to!