Sunday, 14 August 2011

Rosies Courgette cake

150 g flour Self raising or use levure chimique
200 g bacon bits
100 g chopped Chorizo
400 g grated skinned courgette (Peeling them is up to you, but I did)
1 Carrot
1 sliced onion
3 eggs
2 tablespoons of oil
2 or 3 tablespoons of milk
100 g grated cheese (Cheddar, Gruyère or Emmental)

Grate all the vegetables

Fry the onions and meat, empty on to kitchen paper to soak up the fats.

Squeeze a lot of the water out of the veg, wrap in a tea towel and twist.

Put the flour in a large bowl with a pinch of salt and a pinch of pepper.

Make a well in the middle and put the oil and the eggs in. Mix slowly until you obtain a smooth mixture. Add the milk and mix again. Add the grated courgette and carrot  gradually while you keep on mixing. Finally add the meat and  the onion followed by the cheese.
Put in a greased loaf tin
Bake at 180c, for about an hour
Ideally serve warm not hot, but just as tasty cold.

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Rosies Nettle Soup

Collect a good pile of nettles, take the younger top leaves.

Wash them well

Fry an onion in oil then add nettles, a few stalks aren't going to do any harm
Add chopped up potatoes ,and garlic cook till the leaves wilt, about 5 minutes.

Add about 600ml of milk and 300ml of stock*

Blend, adjust seasoning.


Rosies Stuffed Marrow

Cut into thick slices. Press out the seeds then use a knife to tidy the slice up

Stuff as you like, I used mashed potatoes and black pudding.

Preheat oven to 200c

drizzle with olive oil and wrap in foil, bake for 45 mins

Remove from oven, here I have added Gruyère cheese and smoked Ham,Leave foil open and bake for a further 15 mins