Sunday, 22 April 2012

Rain rain go away

Lately we've had several freak rain storms…one had several huge trees pulled out by the roots. So I'm in need of some colours…enjoy!

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Crostini me

This is a magical summer recipe. Where I live we're hitting 45 degrees at the moment and this is a simple recipe that is a godsend. The made up ingredients last in the fridge for roughly a week or so which is fantastic and means that you can use them in other yummy things!

I made my own bread but obviously you can use any bread that you prefer..
I finely sliced and grilled about 15 courgettes…talk about prep time…If its just for a few people do maybe 4 courgettes…I got carried away!
While the slices are grilling away, in a bowl mix a pinch of salt, olive oil and a couple of grated cloves of garlic…
Once the slices are grilled then pop it in the mixture…let it marinade for a while and then toast some bread, top with the marinated courgettes, sprinkle some chopped mint and feta cheese over the top and Bob's your uncle!

Not the best photo, but you get the grilling idea!

Mixing the slices into the marinade

Finished product!

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Double coconut and banana muffins

Sounds quite extravagant but let me tell you something…they are delicious and so easy to make…I first came across the recipe here and then adapted it as I didn´t have some of the ingredients…

2 bananas instead of yoghurt
½ cup of coconut oil
1 egg
roughly ⅓ of dark brown sugar instead of granulated

After having mashed everything together add handful of dehydrated coconut and 95g or ¾ cup of all purpose flour and 60g or ½ cup of wholewheat flour.

I also add a good helping of ground nutmeg instead of vanilla that the original recipe asked for.

I don´t have muffin cases nor did I have any baking paper but luckily a week ago in a sale I bought 1000 patti papers…as an English girl I have no idea what 'pattis' are but they work perfectly to make muffins in and look almost like fairy wings cuddling the yummy cakes!

Before the coconut sprinkling and after….yumm. Now just pop in oven for about 20minutes on 200 or until it comes out clean if you put a knife in it!

Nice and golden and if I do say so myself…DELICIOUS!!!