I made this last week, it was very simple and it seems to be a hit with friends, hubby and the people hubby works with. It would make a nice little home made Christmas gift.
12oz (350g) granulated sugar
1oz (25g) unsalted butter
6fl oz (175ml) small, can of evaporated milk
3.5oz (100g) dried cranberries
10 oz (300g) white Chocolate
Line a shallow tin or 2lb loaf tin with baking parchment.
Put sugar, butter, and evaporated milk in a large pan. Heat gently until the sugar has dissolved.
Bring to the boil, stirring continually. Reduce heat and simmer for 5mins.
remove from heat and add cranberries and chopped chocolate, stir until the chocolate has melted. Pour quickly in to the tin.
Chill, the recipe said about an hour but I found it took much longer than that.
When solid cut in to small squares.
I would have added a photo but it disappeared before I got chance.
Being veggie we tried lots of things for our Christmas Dinner before we hit upon an old recipe from VIVA I was talking about this on Twitter a few days ago but could not find the recipe on the site, although there are lots of others so worth a look.
1lb Puff Pastry
Flour (for rolling Pastry)
1 medium courgette
1 medium aubergine (cut in to 1cm cubes)
1 red pepper (cut in to 1cm cubes)
80z shallots (cut in to quarters)
8 cloves of garlic (whole)
80z brie (or tofu is making a vegan version)
Salt & pepper
1 egg (for the pastry, use soya milk if making a vegan version)
Sesame seeds to decorate
Preheat oven to 200
Arrange veg, including garlic, in baking tray, drizzle with oil and bake until veg begins to char slightly. Season (if needed) and cool.
Toast pine nuts under the grill and add to veg (I chop the garlic in to small pieces rather than leaving it whole).
Split the pastry in to two halves and roll both sheets to an oblong (the overall effect should be like the shape of a strudel, it its too wide the bottom of the pastry doesn’t cook well).
Put veg mix into the pastry, cut brie (or tofu) into small pieces and lay on top of the veg.
Cover with the remaining pastry ( I cut strips down the middle of the pastry, leaving the edges in tact, to give it a strudel like top).
Brush with beaten egg and cover with sesame seeds.
Bake for approx 25mins until golden.
Easy peasy, I roast the veg the day before and leave it in the fridge overnight until I need it.
*Disclaimer, this is what we call it I am sure that it had a much nicer name than that, possibly vegetable strudel or something like that.
For this weeks Gallery Tara gave us the theme Black and white so here is my entry. I have even managed to not post a picture of the little girl.
This is the roots of an old tree in a local park. Truthfully I have no idea if @kevupnorth or I took it but I really like it.
I have only just found Silent Sunday over at Mocha beanie mummy so here is my first.
For week 32 of the gallery Tara asked us to “show me the funny”. The following photo seemed obvious to use but firstly I feel I should explain it a little.
This was the very first time the little girl had walked on a beach. This is not a posed photo, we honestly did not encourage her to do this and she had not really seen anyone else doing it as we had only been there for about five minutes. I think it was just coincidence which @kevupnorth managed to capture. It does however always manage to make me laugh.
I have been a bit hit and miss with bolg posts over the kast few months but I can’t resist Tara’s gallery theme this week. I found it difficult to choose just one photo to fit the theme, smile. Afer much deleberation I opted for this one.