Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Saucijs Brood


Saucijs Brood is a Dutch version of sausage roll. Here is the recipe :

Saucijs Brood

Ingredients :
2 sheets reduced fat puff pastry, thawed
1/2 egg yolk, beaten

For filling :
1 Onion, diced
100 g beef mince
100 g chicken mince
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
2 cloves garlic, diced
100 ml non fat milk
2 eggs, beaten
100 g cheddar shredded cheese
1.5 tsp nutmeg
0.5 tsp pepper
salt to taste
optional : 4 hard boiled eggs (to put in the middle)

Method :
1 . Preheat oven to 200°C (180°C fan-forced).
2. In a bowl, mix the mince, diced onion, egg, garlic, cheese, nutmeg, and milk. Season well with salt and pepper. Add the breadcrumbs and again mix well.
3. Wrap up the mince in the puff pastry, put two of the hard boiled egg in the middle, brush with beaten egg yolk. Repeat for the rest of the ingredients, and bake in 180C for approximately 25 minutes or until golden brown.

PS : you may put shredded carrot as a "hidden treasure" in the ingredients.



I used the leftover for the kids' school lunches.



For my eldest son, I prepared :
1. saucijs brood with tomato ketchup
2. Corn on the cob
3. Milk jelly with nata de coco
4. Carrot sticks
5. "Rabbit" apples for recess



For my youngest son, I prepared :
1. saucijs brood with tomato ketchup
2. Corn on the cob
3. Milk jelly with nata de coco
4. Carrot sticks
5. Kiwi fruit for recess

I used this tool to mold the jelly :


Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Fish Croissants and Dates Balls


 I found a recipe in Mouth of Moms website. It is a healthy sweet lunchbox treat because the sweetness is came from the fruit itself. For the dried fruit, I used dates instead apricot. Here is the recipe :

Coconut and Fruit Balls

Ingredients (makes 10 -15 balls)
3 Weet-Bix, crushed (I substituted it with half cup of oatmeal)
1/4 cup sultanas
1/4 cup apricots, finely chopped (I substituted it with dates)
1 tbsp cocoa
1/2 cup condensed milk ( I substituted it with a drizzle of honey)
1/2 cup shredded coconut

Method
In a bowl, combine the oatmeal, sultanas, dates and cocoa. Add honey, mixing well.
Roll tablespoons of mixture into balls. Toss in coconut.
Store chilled in an airtight container.

notes : you can use food processor for better result.




For my eldest son, I prepared :
1. Fish croissant (ham and cheese, croissant, nori)
2. Dates balls
3. Hatched chick (hard boiled egg, black sesame seed, and carrot)
4. Broccoli and cheese
5. Carrot sticks
6. Sausage
7. Apple for recess



For my youngest son, I prepared :
1. Fish croissant (ham and cheese, croissant, nori)
2. Dates balls
3. Hatched chick (hard boiled egg, black sesame seed, and carrot)
4. Carrot sticks
6. Sausage
7. Kiwi fruit for recess

Bento tools for today's post :



Friday, 19 September 2014

Arghh...Me Hearty


For an international talk like a pirate day, today I  made this "Arghh...Me Hearty" bento.  It's like greetings to a friend, in pirate's language :)

The pirate is made of bacon and  mushroom mini quiche (recipe here), with nori and crab stick for the details.
The letters and the cheese are cut out using these tools :


For me, these tools create letters for lunchbox at perfect size.

I also put corn on the cob, carrot sticks, fruit salad yogurt, and kiwi for recess.