Sunday, September 25, 2011

Gluttony Is Good For You

The rain made me hungry. So we got out the fabulously over priced KitchenAid and baked off.

We made three different flavours of pork sausage, fresh bread and batch of brownies using a new recipe.

Here are the recipes for two of the varieties we made. The pork and fennel recipe is AMAZING so I plan to eat it all week with pasta, pesto and lemon juice. The method for each recipe can be found by following the link, it's crazy easy.

Pork and White Pepper Sausage

  • Sausage casing, 2-3 metres
  • 500g, minced free-range or organic pork shoulder
  • 250g, minced free-range or organic pork belly
  • 25g fine dried breadcrumbs (optional)
  • 1 heaped tsp salt
  • 16 sage leaves
  • Black pepper
  • White pepper if you have some
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg or mace
  • A little oil for frying
Pork and Fennel Sausage

900g diced pork neck, belly or shoulder, coarsely chopped 
300g pork fat, coarsely chopped
2 tbs fennel seeds
2 tbs coarsely ground black pepper
1 tbs allspice
2 tsp chilli flakes
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
11/2 tbs fine table salt
Olive oil, for cooking
Natural sausages casing 

What did you eat this weekend?



  1. Well, that looks SO good (and you might almost have to give your overpriced kitchen aid a big high five!)

    I love your River Cottage philosophy. We have the entire DVD collection, love the philosophy, as well as have our own vegie patch. We bottle our own stuff and it's a great way to live! In fact, today I cleaned all of our bottles ready for some more preserves and things... hello organic produce!

    Enjoy all those made from scratch lovelies!


  2. So much to covet in this post...pale blue Kitchenaid, chubby babe on green floor quilt, delicious sausage, a cheffy man...generally, a wonderful way to spend a Sunday. Love it.

  3. yowza! what a deeeelicious post. love the kitchenaid colour, sausages and brownie. you guys are fabulous. x

  4. Yum. Three things I love... 1) you spent a whole day thinking about, cooking and eating food. 2) the Lady Baby playing with a truck. And 3) that space left in the brownie tin, no doubt before it had even cooled, just checking it was ok for everyone else to eat :) something I make sure I do whenever I bake...cause i'm just that considerate. (oh & a fourth if I may...your tatt) love it.

  5. now i have kitchen-aid envy.
    i wanted to cook today - but had to study!
    and i don't yet have a kitchen aid.
    double pffftt
    one day emily - one day!!!
    have a great week.
    cheryl xox.

  6. rainy days are really good days to cook and bake... that and snuggling on the couch, watching dvds, haha! :)

    p.s. the 6th photo is adorable!

    <3, Mimi

  7. Okay, I'm going off topic... what does your tattoo say, I love the placement of it xx

  8. Oh man, I don't normally eat sausages but those look GOOD!!
    I had quite a mix of food to eat on the weekend from sweet to savoury and everything inbetween :)

  9. Kitchen aid? I'm so jealous!
    Homemade sausages are the best - you know what's in them!

    And I'm loving that rustic homemade bread - YUM!

    What does you tatt say?

  10. I must get that attachment for my kitchen aid, looks like fun and thanks for the recipes.

  11. Oh how I wish I had a kitchen aid ... And all of your fancy cooking puts me to shame!

  12. Geez - your own sausages! Not to self - must make more of an effort...

  13. Looks like a fun family day in the kitchen! Those sausages look and sound delicious! I've never made my own before - must try one day!

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  14. Awesome day! I love the fact that you made sausages!!!!!! Where do you buy the sausage casing from?

  15. Great stuff! I have my own KitchenAid but it's a boring cream colour, not the gorgeous colour of yours! I lurve my KitchenAid no matter what though. I've tried pasta with the pasta attachment but not sausages.

  16. Look at those SAUSAGES! I knew I shouldn't have followed your creative spaces link, now I am going to be obsessed with getting a sausage-making attachment for my KM. Will it come with your lovely kitchen, do you think? (Don't worry, you can keep the bloke and the babe, I've got them already!)

  17. Oh cool! I did not realise those beautiful objects of my desire could do that too (talking about the colourful Kitchen aid in my one day wish list! ) lol


Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, advice and solidarity.

xo em