Archive | April, 2012

Victoria Sponge Cake

26 Apr

Victoria Sponge Cake

Potato and Fennel Bake

25 Apr

Potato and Fennel Bake

We’d never had fennel before, but it arrived in our Abel & Cole box and I put it to use in this dish..
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I cooked it without the nutmeg, and admittedly had to pour a lot of the milk out because there was just so much of it left! It was lovely, although the leftovers the next day were distinctly more aniseed-y than it was straight from the oven. I think we’ll try something different next time we receive fennel.. maybe a soup?

Chicken and avocado salad with croutons

25 Apr

Chicken and avocado salad with croutons

The salad is simple – a few mixed baby leaves with some sliced avocado and some BBQ chicken (from drumsticks). A little balsamic dressing.

The croutons are just cubes of bread tossed in a little olive oil and grilled in the oven on 180c for about 10 minutes (you could add some garlic and herbs to the oil if you wanted to).

Toffee Apple Crumble

18 Apr

Preheat oven to 180c if required.
Grease ovenproof dish.
Cut 3 cooking apples/large apples into large chunks.
Put apples in dish and blob a few bits of butter over.
Break up some hard toffees (about 7) and sprinkle over.

Crumble topping –
Mix 100g demerara sugar with 200g plain flour.
Rub in 100g butter until breadcrumb consistency.
Cover fruit with crumble.
Cook at 180c for about 40 mins.