I love that potatoes are such a versatile ingredient and you can use them for so many dishes. The hassleback was something I’d seen a while ago and I decided to make it today. I saw a tip online that said to cut the potatoes whilst it rests on a spoon so that you don’t cut it all the way through and that tip worked really well. I used potatoes that were quite small and they took just over an hour to cook. I ate the hasselback potatoes with cheese, baked beans and salad.
Recipe: Hasselback Potatoes (serves 1)
4 small potatoes
Drizzle of oil
Sprinkle of salt, chilli and oregano
Preheat the oven to gas mark 6
Wash the potatoes well, place onto a spoon and slice down the potato making sure not to cut all the way.
Place the potatoes onto a tray, rub a little butter over the top.
Add a drizzle of oil and sprinkle with salt, chilli and oregano.
Bake in the oven for about an hour until cooked right through.
If you love salad as much as I do you’ll love this post something nice and healthy to incorporate into your meals. Salad hold so much nutrition and are really beneficial to the bodies health. From salads such as lettuce, carrot and cucumber your getting a good source of vitamin A and dietary fibre.
Today’s post is all about pizza and this recipe feature’s broccoli and onion. Broccoli is one of my favourite vegetables because it is quite versatile and can be eaten with most things. It tasted so good on this pizza and had a slight bite. Pizza is such a great meal to make because once you’ve made the base you can customize the toppings depending on everybody’s taste.
Recipe: Broccoli and Onion Pizza (makes 2 trays)
Ingredients for pizza base
500ml strong bread flour
Pinch of salt
7g dried yeast
3g dried oregano
3g dried basil
2 tbsp oil
285ml warm water
First thing is to make the base, add the flour, herbs, salt and yeast to a large bowl and gently pour in the warm water and oil mixing with the other hands.
Bring together to form a soft dough and knead for 5-10 minutes.
Leave to rise in a bowl for at least an hour.
Once risen, preheat the oven to gas mark 5 and lightly oil 2 oven trays.
This recipe actually has quite a beautiful message behind it, these biscuits were made to send to ANZAC’s serving in Gallipoli, hence the name. Although it’s not April, ANZAC day is an important national occasion for Australia and New Zealand. It marks the anniversary where both countries joined forces during the First World War.
This recipe is perfect with a good combination of oats, coconut and flour that gives it the chewy consistency. Also, it’s fun to watch the bicarbonate soda fizz up in the butter mixture 🙂
Recipe: Anzac Biscuits (makes 17)
85g desiccated coconut
100g plain flour
100g caster sugar
1 tbsp golden syrup
1 tsp bicarbonate soda
Preheat the oven to gas mark 5 and line two trays with parchment paper.
Place the oats, coconut, flour and sugar in a bowl. Melt the butter in a small pan and stir in the golden syrup.
Add the bicarbonate of soda to 2 tbsp boiling water, then stir into the golden syrup and butter mixture.
Gently incorporate the syrup and butter mix into the dry ingredients.
Put dessertspoonfuls of the mixture on to the trays and bake in batches for 12-15 mins until golden. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
Today’s post is a super tasty minced beef recipe. It is full of flavour and goes down well with rice. I was very happy with how it turned out and the recipe is simple, the type of dish that you can leave to gently simmer on the stove whilst you get on with something else for a little while.
Recipe: Beef Mince with Pea’s (serves 5)
500g Minced beef
2 tbsp oil
1/2 onion – finely diced
1 garlic – crushed
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp oregano
1 tsp flour
1 tsp chilli sauce
1 tsp tomato ketchup
50g garden peas
Heat the oil in a pan, once hot add the onions and garlic frying for a few minutes until soft.
Add the minced beef and seasonings leaving to brown for 10 minutes, stirring regularly.
Next add the flour, chilli sauce, tomato ketchup and garden pea’s stirring well.
Leave to simmer on a gentle heat for 20 minutes allowing some of the juice to reduce.