Pumpkin is a perfect ingredient for a rustic recipe.
With the kids due back from school (it’s absolutely pouring outside), they’ll definitely need a little warming up with some comfort food…
1 tsp salt
10 tbsp water
1kg/ 2.2lbs Pumpkin
a couple of twigs of thyme
nutmeg, salt & Pepper
Make the dough and leave to chill for about 30 minutes. In the meantime chop up the onions finely and the pumpkin into rough cubes. Fry the onions until slightly brown. Steam the Pumpkin for about 15 minutes. Preheat the oven at 250°C/ 482°F. When done, roll the dough out and put it in your pie tray. Layer the onions on the base and cover with the pumpkin. Pour the Topping over it all and garnish with pumpkin seeds and thyme. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
…and as you can see, it goes down very well with a little (or in some cases a lot) of grated cheese…
…the verdict: “Not bad!”
(I’ll let you be the judge of that)
I came home yesterday evening from the kids training, to find a bowl brimming with delicious, luscious raspberries on my doorstep. It didn’t take me long to find out where they came from…due to a missed call on my mobile. My very lovely, elderly neighbours (am I allowed to call them that? They are over eighty!) dropped them by.
So I just couldn’t resist making this post…
1 bowl of raspberries
1 bottle of raspberry sirup/squash
500g/ 2 cups mascarpone or philadelphia
500g/ 2 cups low fat curd cheese
400g/ 13.5 ozs sponge biscuits
1 bunch of mint
Mix the mascarpone and the curd cheese together and put half the mixture in a separate bowl. Stir in a couple of handfuls of raspberries and a dollop of sirup into to one of the bowls to create the raspberry creme. Lay the sponge fingers into the form (25x15cm) and soak with the sirup, spoon the raspberry creme over them and place another layer of sponge fingers on top, drizzle some sirup over the sponge fingers and cover with the creme from the other bowl (if you like it sweeter you can add some icing sugar). Decorate with raspberries and leave in the fridge for an hour or two to chill.
Just the right after school/ homework treat!
Maybe you should treat yourself too….