Summer nights call for light scrumptious dishes and this meets the brief. This tomato and rocket flan throws fresh, vibrant flavours at you and treats you to a naughty pastry punch.
You can of course make your own pastry but in this case I didn’t…..hands slapped!
So all you need to do is:
- Put your pastry in your dish and blind bake for 10 minutes with baking beads, then bake for a further 5 minutes without the beads
- Whilst baking whisk 4 eggs with 150g chedder cheese, 150ml double cream, salt and pepper
- Also roast 250g cherry tomatoes in olive oil
- When ready, fill your pastry case with as much rocket as you desire, plus the cooked tomatoes
- Then fill the case with the egg mix and bake for 25-30 minutes until golden
- Serve with a simple side salad!
Happy Wednesday foodie friends!!
If you need a little boost to get over this midweek hump, why not try this little tiddler of a dessert?
OK, it’s ridiculously simple and you would be forgiven for thinking…..boring, but give it a chance and I promise it will deliver!
All you need to do is:
- Place a couple of ladies fingers (sponge fingers) in the bottom of a glass.
- Layer on some pineapple pieces (tinned are fine) and even pour in a bit of the juice.
- Later with custard (homemade, tinned, low fat, full fat…its up to you!)
- Refrigerate until you ready to consume!
What do I do when I’m bored? Get in the kitchen! 😄
I pulled out an old weight watchers recipe book and decided on a beautiful summer dessert in homage to the glorious weather we are having here in Cheshire, U.K.
It’s slightly time consuming but really requires little effort….just some waiting. Once you have mixed the meringue you can take 60minutes for yourself (I watched some “4 in a bed”!) whilst you wait for it too cook and cool. Then it’s simply a matter of filling and rolling.
It’s a really versatile recipe too, I think next time I plan to make this for friends but I’m going to fall to the darks side and use cream and caramel! 😈
Summer is here, we have the reddened skin and smily faces to prove it, and one thing I love more than anything in summer, is the light tasty meals that keep us content. We don’t need steaming hot bowls of soup or the comfort of stodge, it’d s great time to feel healthy!
This dish is a summer doozy, it’s the epitome of simple and its fresh zingy taste makes it a great lunch or dinner for a high temp day.
- Put the griddle on high, slightly oil your asparagus, chopped red peppers and Cod and when hot, griddle for about 3 minutes each side, turning everything in the pan for an even cook.
- Meanwhile, slice some fresh avocado and a lemon
- When the fish is cooked and the veg charred, serve it all together with a wedge of lemon and a drizzle of a sticky balsamic glaze.
Beautiful, refreshing and light!
I LOVE visiting my Grandparents, aside from the fact I love them very much, they load me up with allotment goods!
On my recent visit I came home with Rhubarb and so of course, I made a crumble.
1.Stew 450g chopped rhubarb with 2tbsp of jam (I used my grandparents home made mixed fruit jam), 1tsb ginger, 2 TSB sugar, juice of an orange for 15 minutes
2. Meanwhile, mix 2 tbsp honey, 400g oats, 50g sugar…. Squish between your fingers for a crumbly mixture
3. Pour the rhubarb mixture in a baking dish and cover with the crumble. Bake for 20 minutes or until the crumble is golden
4. Serve (with vanilla ice cream!) ☺️