16 December 2012

Ariosto Roast Potatoes - Out of the slump

More than 3 months ago, my 10 year old oven was put to rest. It is a tale as old as time, how my journey as a baker begun with this metal box.

You may wonder why it took me 3 months to purchase an oven. And I will disappoint you with this. Laziness. Baking became a habit, almost an obligation. Week by week, baking was pushed to the back of my head. Week by week, packets of butter remained untouched. Then, it striked me, why was i baking.

I believe every baker has asked themselves this very same question a hundred times and ends up with a hundred different answers. And even now, I do not yet have an answer I am proud enough to announce. However, one rainy day, i decided to purchase the best oven there is to select from.
Along with it, I decide to not commit. I decide to bake as I please. Afterall, life, it goes on.

This was long overdue to Ariosto Spa BuccinascoAriosto was nice enough to send some of their samples to me so i would write a post for them about horse years ago. The lady was nice enough to not push me for this post and has commented that their best seasonings are roast potatoes and roast chicken.  Many bloggers have used their products, for example, The Novice Housewife and Angies Recipes. So why not?

1 kg baby potatoes (unpeeled and cut in halves)
1 packet roast potato Ariosto seasonings
olive oil to coat
3 tbsp honey
6 cloves of garlic (unpeeled and crushed)
corriander (finely chopped)

1. Combine all the ingredients together.
2. Lay out on a baking sheet and bake at 200C for 60-80 minutes, turning every 20 minutes. Or you may roast the potatoes on a grilling pan with butter until caramelised and crisp.
3. Serve while warm.
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  1. i know what you mean! i force myself to bake to keep my blog going, but that has made my passion into a chore which i don't like at all

    1. @ Connie: I know. And i'm not going to do that. It's not fair to the god of bakings.. ;)

  2. I just haven't had time to cook for my blog with moving and having very slow internet connection (now corrected) in our village which has now corrected. I love your spuds and the way you have prepared them.

    1. @ Julie the ex-villager: We've been busy. But thats a good thing. ;) the good times will taste sweeter!

  3. Replies
    1. @ Movita: Can't imagine your life without me ;)

  4. Welcome back! These potatoes look crispy, golden, and very delicious!

    1. @ A-A-Amy: Oh i know. You just gotta admit, some of those instant mixes work. like pancakes.

  5. yummy, those look so delicious!


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