Tilly's big brother Jack has been away on tour with his water polo team, but now he is back and Tilly is cooking his favourite food for a welcome-home lunch.
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-Hi, I'm Matilda!
Cooking is what I love best.
-She cooks, she scores.
-Hi, I'm Matilda.
I'm in charge of the kitchen in this house.
No, no, Tilly!
Get out of my kitchen!
This is a story of me, my crazy summer...
I'm on the red carpet and I'm about to meet the star of the movie.
..and my even crazier family.
-Tilly rules, OK?
Mum, please take him away!
We're in LA having a great action-packed summer,
but we've been a Ramsay short, so today is a big day.
He's been away on a water polo tour and we've all been missing him
like mad, so we're going to make his first day back really special.
I'm making him a super homely slap-up lunch, then we're taking him
to play his favourite sport - with a twist.
So the big question is...
-Can't wait for Jack to come home.
-I know, so exciting.
-Are you making the coffee?
-I don't like coffee.
That's probably just as well,
because you have the energy levels of Daddy
and I don't need you any more energetic. What are you making?
A lasagne for Jack, courgette fries and ice-cream sandwich.
-I hope you're doing Jack-style portions.
-Yes. See you.
The two things Jack's crazy about are sport and food.
When he gets here, he'll want some proper home cooking.
Comfort food and plenty of it. He's got a big appetite.
This is one of his favourites. My meaty loaded lasagne -
perfect for hungry sports players.
-Are you good?
-Good, thanks, you?
-Yes. Right, what are you making?
-Meaty loaded lasagne for Jack.
So I've got ground pork and ground beef.
Put a little bit in there first,
-see if it's hot enough, otherwise you'll boil the meat.
-It's very hot.
-You're right, it is hot.
You can do that for me if you like, and then I can start on these.
Whilst Dad fries the mince,
I'm prepping some healthy courgettes and carrots to add to my meat sauce.
I always like to grate on a plate. That way you lift the plate over.
I'm doing it on the board today. Less cleaning up.
In my teenage years,
-do you know what our dishwasher was?
-Nan told me you never cleaned up.
She said she always had to do it.
-No, just sending a smoke signal to Nanny.
-I've got a great way of chopping garlic.
-Do you now?
Take a fork, and you don't get it on your fingers.
When you go to the cinema with your friend, boyfriend,
you don't smell of garlic.
-Nicely coloured. Onions in.
-Uh-oh, Dad's trying to take over again.
And a nice touch of fresh pepper. What about a little bit of paprika?
-A little bit of cayenne.
-A touch more pepper.
-No, thank you.
-More cooking, touch more cooking.
A chilli flake in there will just lift that up.
Do you need any more help?
-I'm good, thank you.
-No. Are you sure?
-I need to add in my tomatoes.
-OK, OK, OK.
Can you use mustard in the white sauce, please?
Dad's always trying to interfere with my cooking,
but this is for Jack, so I'm sticking to my way.
And now time for my secret ingredient.
Maple syrup. This gives it a sort of sweet and smoky flavour.
Add about two tablespoons.
Leave this to bubble away to get extra tasty and delicious
for 30 to 40 minutes.
Meanwhile, I'll do some tidying up.
This is smelling delicious. Time to start building it.
Cheeses for the top, pasta sheets,
white sauce on the bottom so the pasta doesn't stick.
The white sauce is made out of butter, milk,
cheese and creme fraiche.
Then add the other ingredients in layers.
This is the fun part of lasagne - building it.
Pasta sheets, then meat. I'm making this extra meaty for Jack.
Keep going with your layers until you get to the top of the dish.
This is actually a lot of fun. Last layer of pasta.
Finish off with white sauce
topped with grated cheddar and Parmesan cheese.
Parmesan is a really Italian cheese and it smells really good.
It's not like one of those very stinky cheeses.
They don't smell good.
Now this is ready for the oven until all the cheese is melted
and it's nice and gooey. Hope Jack enjoys it.
It's so exciting that Jack is coming home.
-Everyone's gone a bit giddy.
My lasagne is ready, and interfering Dad's back.
-I'm going to put some parsley on the top.
-No, don't do that.
-Jack likes it.
-This is my recipe.
No, it's hot! Careful, I'm going close to a hot pan! Stop!
-What are you doing?! Get out of my kitchen!
Oh, you're so annoying.
Whatever Dad says, it's going to look great on my blog.
The tour lasted for two weeks.
Great fun for the first week, but getting into the second week,
I was really starting to miss my family.
I cannot wait to get home. I'm absolutely starving.
Because he's so into sport,
Jack is crazy about healthy food, so my green fries hit the mark.
Delicious, crispy and with a healthy twist.
And they're actually courgettes. So it's really simple.
We're just chopping them up. Then we're left with these.
You can chop them up loads of different ways.
You can chop it in half this way. This...
Oh, not quite like that.
You do have to be very careful with sharp knives.
All of those are chopped and I'm going to whisk up my egg.
Next, my crunchy coating.
I'm adding Parmesan into ground almonds
and it's going to taste really delicious.
Grab a bunch, into my egg, into the almonds and Parmesan.
Make sure they're all coated. Onto my tray.
This is one of my messy recipes. I love getting messy.
Normally fries are deep-fried, but I'm going to put these ones
in the oven so they're going to be healthier.
Just give my hands a quick wash.
Into a hot oven for 15 to 20 minutes
until they're really nice and crispy.
-That smells good.
-Not him again.
-They just need a little paprika over the top.
-Surely you like the green lights.
-OK, we can share this one.
I want there to be enough for Jack.
-Oh, nice and crunchy.
-OK. Can I have one more, please?
Can I be in the picture?
Hands away. Thank you. You were...
-Just the breadcrumbs.
-Later, at lunch.
Jack will be here any minute and our friends Byrom and Emma
have joined us to welcome him.
Eww, she's going to lick me!
KNOCKS AT DOOR
-Guys, I bet that's Jack.
They don't even remember me.
-I'll bring your bag in for you.
-I got you a present. It's my laundry.
-It smells and it's wet.
-Has that been washed at all?
-No, Mum, not at all.
-Thank you. Guess what, Dad?
-You're starving hungry?
-Right, guys, come on. Lunchtime.
-Let's see if Jack missed my cooking.
-Come on, guys.
-Lasagne is my favourite.
-I know, that's why I made it for you.
-This looks so nice.
-Jack, welcome home.
The wanderer's returned.
Now, we've got beef and pork in here, right?
And, everyone, a secret ingredient. Let's see who can guess it first.
-Is it cheese, like ricotta?
-It's an actual ingredient.
-You can taste that?
Why would you put maple syrup in a lasagne?
-It makes it smoky but sweet at the same time.
I couldn't have asked for a better welcome-home meal.
-I had so much fast food when I was on the tours.
But I just absolutely craved the home cooking.
-So you did miss my food?
-Tills, I would love another slice.
We're heading off to play canoe water polo, but before we go,
I'm making ice-cream sandwiches for the winners.
These are no ordinary sandwiches.
Instead of bread, I'm using croissants.
In here I have milk, eggs, ground cinnamon, vanilla extract and sugar.
Start by dunking croissant halves into the eggy mixture.
I'm making sure it's all coated.
Next, melt butter in a pan and fry both sides of the croissants.
This recipe is a bit like eggy bread. I love eggy bread.
Now these look ready. Nice and crispy.
Onto my cinnamon and sugar.
I'm going to get all of these toasted but I'm not going to
put the ice cream in until we get there as it'll melt.
But I am going to try one.
This is what you call chef's perks.
Well, one more mouthful just to be double sure.
I've got to take a picture for my blog.
That is going to make people want to win.
Time to find out.
We're off to the big sports pool.
Kayak or canoe polo officially began in the UK nearly 50 years ago.
It's a wet and wild combo of basketball, canoeing,
and Jack's favourite, water polo.
But if you've got the ball,
you've got to get rid of it before you get dunked.
That's the experts.
Now meet the newest, coolest kayak polo team on the block.
Emma, Byrom, Jack, of course, me, Holly and Megan.
-Hello. You guys ready to do some kayak polo?
-First, we get kitted out in all the gear.
-This is your spray skirt.
-They're very fashionable.
-But how on earth do you get them on?
Sometimes you've just got to suck it up.
I always knew Jack had a big head.
Kit sorted - now for the serious stuff.
If you capsize, bang on your boat.
Someone can come and just grab the boat and kind of pull yourself over.
And the other thing is that if someone has the ball in their hands,
I can push him over.
Scared or what? Let's hope we don't capsize.
On my team, I've got Emma and Byrom.
My team consists of Holly and Megan.
Go Team Tilly!
Oh, no, do I get extra points for being the first one to capsize?
These boats are made for agility so they're really narrow,
which makes them pretty tippy.
You can say that again.
Oh, man down.
Got another one down.
Oh, man down again.
We're getting the people that are upside down.
He's obviously comfortable under there.
That is so annoying.
We've already had three people upside down.
They're all laughing and giggling
so I think everything is going pretty good.
Next, practising with the ball and top coaching tips.
Try to do it one-handed.
What you want to do is you want to look the person in the eye
right before you throw it to them.
Let's get a match going.
We're ready for a match. Or most of us, anyway.
The other girls have dipped out. Dipped out, get it?
It's lethal out there.
The coach and the local team are going to join in with our match.
-Holly's in charge of commentating.
-Is everybody ready?
-On your right, your right, your right.
Team Jack are first to the ball.
But then give it away.
Now it's a fight to the ball between Ramsay and Ramsay.
Dodgem tactics from Tilly, but Jack's got the ball.
But he's lost it and capsized.
Jack has capsized again.
Team Tilly are on the ball.
Captain Tilly showing great skills in the water.
Great pass. Tilly takes the shot. Good save.
The captain's having another wobble. He's down again.
Best player ever underwater.
Byrom takes the ball for Team Tilly.
Great pass to Tilly,
and she scores!
I scored a goal!
Tilly's late goal means her team are the victors.
But Jack showed some promise.
If we could just keep you above water, you're going to be a star.
At least you won the capsize count, Jack.
I think everybody deserves one of my ice-cream sandwiches.
-These are delicious.
-They're also very runny.
That is the California sun for you, guys.
What a day.
I'm exhausted but I'd never miss my foodie heart-to-heart
How nice is that, for Jack to come home to comfort food?
I know you didn't like the parsley on the top.
You liked it and that's what counts. Really good.
And these are the fries.
You know, when I was growing up, courgettes, I couldn't stand.
It was just all watery and tasteless but you made them really good.
And then lastly, ice-cream sandwiches.
-Ice-cream sandwich, lovely.
Breaking news. I heard they're developing a new three-man kayak
because I want to be gooseberry
in case you have a friend that wants to go kayaking with you.
I can sit and steer or I can make an amazing lunch.
Tilly, what do you think?
A three-man kayak. You, your boyfriend and me.
Well, not boyfriend, but as a boy who's a friend at school.
Jack, are you glad to be back home?
Just one more slice of lasagne.
Get out of that fridge. Bed, everyone.
Tilly's big brother Jack has been away on tour with his water polo team, but now he is back and Tilly is cooking his favourite food for a slap-up, welcome-home lunch. Unfortunately she has got to put up with interfering dad Gordon as he tries to muscle into the kitchen to help her cook her meaty loaded lasagne and green courgette fries.
Jack is sport and food mad, so this tasty and healthy lunch should be perfect before they hit the pool for a water polo competition with a twist... it is played in canoes! As all the Ramsay Bunch struggle to stay upright in their super-wobbly canoes, will it be tippy Team Tilly or generally wobbly Team Jack that win the match?