Lizzie's Recipes

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Archive for the month “May, 2016”

Baba Ganoush

I went to a vegetarian cooking class many years ago and one of the lessons incorporated Middle Eastern dips which everybody loves and are so easy to make…

This beautiful eggplant dip is our favourite and is foolproof – I have been making it for years and it always tastes the same.  Light and airy with a soft smoky taste…  It’s a winner

Serve with flatbread or carrot and celery sticks…

Baba Ganoush

 

Ingredients:

1 large Eggplant

I large clove of garlic grated

2 tablespoons Tahini paste

Juice of one lemon

½ teaspoon of salt

1 tablespoon of Greek yoghurt (can be substituted with sour cream)

1 teaspoon of good olive oil

Paprika for garnish

Method:

Peel the eggplant and cut into large chunks

Place in a steamer and steam for about 10 minutes or until soft enough to put a skewer though it

When cool enough to handle place in a food processor and pulse until just broken up

Add all other ingredients and pulse until smooth and airy

Pile into a bowl and drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with paprika to serve

Serve with pita bread or vegetable sticks…

 

Bon Appetit!  🙂

Egg and Bacon Pie

Who doesn’t crave old-fashioned comfort food at times!  With winter on its way Egg & Bacon Pie is one of those old recipes that have been around forever and this version is delicious.  I use red onion as they are sweeter that the brown ones but any onions can be used including leeks.  It just depends what you have on hand… You can add extra flavours to the layers or omit those you don’t like – there is very little that can go wrong.  Vegetarians can omit the bacon…

Only tip is to be gentle and careful when breaking in the eggs and putting on the top pastry layer. Part of the beautiful look of this pie is the whole eggs peeking out of their pastry cocoon…

Egg & Bacon Pie 2Egg & Bacon Pie

Ingredients:

2 or 3 sheets puff pastry

1 red onion, finely diced

8 rashers bacon, trimmed and sliced

1 cup peas, fresh or frozen (I lightly cook them first)

1 cup grated tasty or cheddar cheese

1 tomato, finely sliced

8 eggs

Salt & pepper to taste

Method:

Preheat oven to 180C

Lightly grease a pie dish and line with one sheet of pastry (overlap with another if dish is too large)

Spread a layer of onion and bacon over pastry, cover with peas, cheese and tomato slices

Gently crack whole eggs over, keeping yolk intact

Season with salt & pepper

Gently lay remaining sheet of pastry over the top, trim edges

Cook in pre-heated oven for 40 – 45 mins or until golden

 

Bon Appetit!   🙂

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