I can’t resist the luscious color of beetroot and as I love an experiment (not always to the delight of the kids)…Here’s my go at a beetroot and feta cheese quiche. Be warned, just the smell while your cooking the onions, beetroot and thyme is absolutely delicious!
1/2 tsp salt
4-5 tbsp water
1 red onion
500g/ 17.5 oz beetroot
a bunch of thyme
5tbsp white wine vinegar
250ml/0.5pt(U.S.) double creme
salt and pepper
200g/ 7oz feat cheese
Make the dough and leave to chill for about 30 minutes. Preheat the oven at 175°C/347°F. Slice the onions and the beetroot. Chop up the thyme. Roll out the dough and place in a greased or paper lined quiche tray and bake for 10minutes. While the base is baking, fry in the onions, Beetroot and thyme. Leave the base and the cooked veggies to cool down, then place the veggies on to the base, pour the topping over them and crumble the feta cheese over the top. Bake for 40 minutes and serve with some baby spinach, lettuce or just enjoy it on it’s own.
Brighten up your day with A Beetroot Bake…or simply enjoy a colourful lunch!
Yes, You read correctly! Today we’re having apple on our pizza, in my case it helps persuade the kids to eat my newest pizza creation (as I get a bit bored with the normal ones) and the great side effect is that it tastes absolutely delicious!
1 packet of pizza dough (ø24cm/ 9.4 in)
(I didn’t have any time to make the dough today 🙂 )
1 sweet potato
1 red onion
125g/ 0.5 cups creme fraiche
salt & pepper
Preheat the oven at 200°C. Slice the sweet potato, apple and onion. Spread the the creme fraiche on the dough. Season with salt and pepper. Lay the vegetables in layers on top and bake for 30 minutes.S
Sprinkle some parsley and parmesan cheese on top…
…and it will go down a treat!
(I even got a thumbs up, from one of the kids friends, that was over for lunch)
We’re back from our ski holiday and after all the snow fun, I’m ready for Spring!
Only it’s the end of February and probably a little early, but I’m bursting with energy. Maybe I could start with the spring cleaning?
But before I get started, here’s some spring energy (bars) for you…
200g/ 1cup nuts (Hazelnuts,almonds,cashew nuts or any other you like)
200g/ 1cup oats
200g/ 1cup dried fruits (apricots, figs, cranberries, like above))
130g/ 0.5cup butter
120g/ 0.5cup honey
2 egg whites
Preheat the oven at 175°C/ 347°F. Chop up the nuts and roast until golden in a pan (without oil or butter). Chop up the fruit while the nuts cool down. Melt the butter with the honey and whip the egg whites. Mix it all together (add the egg last). Place into a baking tray, make sure it is a compact rectangle. Bake for about 25 minutes. Leave to cool for at least 10 minutes and then cut into bars. (If you’re not patient enough to wait for the 10 minutes, you’ll end up with granola, like I did with my first batch)
When cooled (at last) and cut into bars, you can store them in a biscuit tin for about two weeks. (If they last that long)
These two aren’t quite sure if it’s Spring yet…
Spring in the air? Spring cleaning? Or hibernation?