Garlic, Rosemary and Chilli almonds
Monday, 6 May 2013
Wednesday, 17 April 2013
Yesterday I made these delicious Melting Moments. My family love these biscuits so I always double the following recipe.
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup custard powder
1 1/2 cups SR flour
- Sift flour & custard powder
- Cream butter and sugar
- Add beaten eggs to creamed butter and sugar and work in flour & custard powder
- Make a firm dough
- Roll into small balls and place on a cold slide
- Bake in moderate oven
- When cool join with icing sugar, butter & vanilla.
- Dust with icing sugar.
They won't last long!
Tuesday, 12 March 2013
This is my favourite vegetable salad of late. It takes 15 minutes to prepare and is delicious as an accompaniment with any meat, chicken or dish. It can be found in the
Simply Heaven Cookbook, which I often use for dinner parties because the dishes are quick,easy and delicious. The only change to the recipe I make is leaving out the Philodelphia Cheese to avoid the unnecessary calories.
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 teaspoon white sugar
Salt and pepper to taste
125g mini Roma tomatoes, halved.
250g frozen broad beans, blanched and peeled.
2 bunches asparagus blanched.
1/2 cup fresh or frozen peas, blanched.
1.Whisk together the vinegar,oil,mustard,sugar and seasonings.
2.Place the tomatoes on a lined baking tray.Drizzle with 2 tablespoons of dressing and bake in a moderate oven for 15 minutes until tomatoes are slightly shrivelled. Cool.
3.Arrange the broad beans,asparagus and peas on a serving platter. Top with the tomatoes, drizzle with remaining dressing. Serve immediately.
|Original image from Simply Heaven. Philo cheese added here.|
Monday, 18 February 2013
On the weekend, I decided to use up the leftover dried fruits from Christmas and make an old time favourite. Florentines are really moreish with a cuppa, quite healthy and extremely easy to make.
I like to use the recipe from Taste .com but I often substitute ingredients depending on what I have in the cupboard.
1/2 cup sultanas
2 cups cornflakes
100g slivered almonds
100g chopped glace cherries
2 tbs mixed peel
2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
250g good quality dark chocolate.
Mix the dry fruits and nuts in a bowl. I used roasted unsalted cashews because thats all I had and added some cranberries and currents.
Add the cornflakes and mix through.
Pour in the condensed milk.
Mix the ingredients until the dry mix evenly.
Place spoonfuls of the mixture onto a lined tray and bake on 170 degrees for about 10 minutes or until golden brown and then allow to cool.
Meanwhile, heat the chocolate in a bowl over a pot of boiling water until melted and then dip the base of the biscuits into the chocolate and turn over to chill in the fridge.
I like to use a fork and make wiggly lines through the chocolate for a decorative affect.
Hope you enjoy them.