Cheddar, dill & beer loaf

Ingredients 360g organic flour – either all white or ½ white & ½ brown 120g mature Cheddar – grated 2 tablespoons finely chopped dill (or substitute chives if you prefer) ½ teaspoon local honey 2 teaspoons baking powder 300ml pilsner/lager at room temperature (non-alcoholic works too) 1.5 teaspoons salt Butter at room temperature Method Combine…

Summer pizzas

Two summer pizzas using tomatoes, basil, ricotta, Parmesan & garlic –   Salad pizza: cooked base + raw topping = perfect for summer! Using your favourite dough recipe prepare a pizza base Place the base on a baking tray and put under a hot grill for 2-3 minutes each side – or until cooked through…

Courgette & halloumi cakes with a caper & lemon dressing

    Mix together grated courgettes + grated halloumi + dried or fresh mint + finely sliced spring onions + garlic + flour (for gluten-free –  chickpea flour or ground almonds) + egg + S & P           Shape the mixture into cakes and shallow fry in olive oil until golden  …

Tomato tagliatelle with mozzarella, pine nuts, capers and olives

Prepare fresh tomato tagliatelle as described in the previous post for ‘ravioli’ Cook in gently boiling water until al dente  & drain Toss the cooked tagliatelle in garlic oil & season with S & P Stir in diced mozzarella + toasted pine nuts + cherry tomatoes + olives + capers + rocket + torn basil…

Halloumi Heaven – Part II

  Beetroot, halloumi and carrot ‘burgers’ / cakes               Grated beetroot + carrots + halloumi + thyme + spring onions + garlic + flour + egg + S & P       Rocket & honey + Dijon mustard + lemon dressing Courgette and  halloumi cakes      …