I Knead This

Ways empty-nesters pass the time:

Got the whole wheat bread all a-kneaded


and now she’s rising for a couple of hours before in to Mr. Dutch Oven she goes


and I’m off to Costco for some flank steak to stuff for dinner.


Okay, so the bread is out and cooling


and the flank steak is pounded out and somewhat flatterer (to roughly 1/4″)


onto which is spread a mix of parsley, mint, garlic, lemon juice, pecorino romano, toasted pine nuts and pepper


and all of which is rather sloppily rolled, tied,


and tossed into a 350º oven for 70 minutes or so.

Much to the dismay of a Certain Person


there were no scraps to be had

after the a fore-mentioned 70 minutes went by out the somewhat sloppy roll came


well, very sloppy really. I just have not figured out how to properly tie up something. Oh well.

On to the plate!


The lemon/mint/parsley/garlic/cheese/pine nut mixture was quite tasty, and the flank steak was done pretty much on point.

Yum all around.

14 Responses to “I Knead This”

  1. Julie says:

    Drooling Claude photo in 3… 2… 1…

  2. Gunslinger says:

    Aw yeah! Another episode of “Cookin’ with Bingley”!

  3. JeffS says:

    You didn’t buy a steak just for Claude?

  4. Rob says:

    That looks good. The wife stopped using twine and string on her bushaloni. She uses long toothpick skewers instead. Works fine and is much easier to manage. Before and after.

  5. Donna D. says:

    Mr. B – did you add chunky tomatoes?

  6. Mr. Bingley says:

    Donna, the sauce was a can of whole peeled san romanos that i smudged by hand, and can of diced tomatoes (good eyes!), some marjoram, some crushed rosemary, some chopped fresh parsley and some crushed garlic that i let simmer for an hour or so before ladling on top of the flank to cook with it.

  7. Mr. Bingley says:

    I’ve seen some silicon ties too, Rob, but they give me the heebies.

  8. BlackDog says:

    Nothing for Claude? B**ST*RD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Mr. Bingley says:

    Oh he let me know his displeasure in a very real and, er, tactile sense on Sunday via a little “present” he left me in a darkened hallway…that my barefoot stepped in.


  10. Syd B. says:

    …and not a wine bottle to be seen. Isn’t that the whole point of cooking?

  11. Julie says:

    GOOD BOY, Claude! Who says humans aren’t trainable when they get older? 🙂

  12. Rob says:

    There’s a joke to be made there, Mr B, but I’ll show my usual remarkable restraint.

  13. Mr. Bingley says:

    Never fear, Syd, several were consumed during the process!

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