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It’s always a challenge at this time of year to use up our Christmas leftovers!

I combined a bowl of cold mashed potatoes with a handful of chopped ham and a couple of spring onions from the garden.  The mixture was shaped into patties and dusted with flour before shallow-frying to golden brown.

Topped with a freshly laid egg and garnished with a little backyard purslane, our homemade bubble and squeak was a great start to the day!

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We had four leftover eggwhites from the brandy custard we made to accompany our Christmas pudding.  They became a double batch of marshmallows

…which in turn became Rocky Road, with a blend of dark and milk Callebaut chocolate, pailleté feuilletine and roasted skinned hazelnuts…

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And finally, our leftover Christmas turkey and gravy became the base for a delicious turkey pie.  The pie was better than the original turkey dinner!

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How are you going with using up your Christmas leftovers?  We still have some glazed ham left, and I’ll have to get creative, as the boys are sick of eating cold sliced ham!

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In my kitchen…

…is a blue Chinese teapot that I bought for my sister-in-law Katey.  She likes her teapots to have a handle on the top, so when I saw this one at the Chinese grocery store for just $6.95, I picked it up for her…

In my kitchen…

…is a copy of Abla’s Lebanese Kitchen.  I borrowed Maude’s copy to make fattoush salad, and was so impressed that I bought my own.  It’s written by Abla Amad, legendary chef of Abla’s Restaurant in Melbourne…

In my kitchen…

…is our all-in-one Römertopf dinner.  I layered orzo and lentils with continental sausage and then topped it with pieces of confit duck…

In my kitchen…

…is a gift from my lovely friend Tezza, a Royal Albert mug based on a hundred year old design.  I’ve made the boys promise that they’ll never put it in the dishwasher…

In my kitchen…

…is a batch of our rocky road, filled with toasted almond slivers and homemade marshmallows.  I coated it in my new chocolate blend, and it’s very moreish…

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Tell me, what’s happening in your kitchen this month?

If you’d like to do an In My Kitchen post on your own blog, please feel free  to use this format, and to leave a comment here linking back to your post.  We’d all love to see what’s happening in your kitchen every month too!

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Dark Chocolate Rocky Road

Here’s an easy recipe…

Temper some dark chocolate, then stir in pieces of marshmallow, chopped nuts (I used brazil nuts), crystallised ginger pieces and cacao nibs.  Scrape the whole lot into a small lined loaf tin and set briefly in the fridge.  You will need to work quickly!

It was surprising simple and delicious – sweet, but not overly so, and not a pink marshmallow in sight!

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