Sunday, 22 July 2012

Blueberry, lemon and coconut pudding (2 colours)

Blueberries are really cheap in one of our local supermarkets at the moment so I've been trying out lots of blueberry recipes. This one's really easy to make and is deliciously light and spongy - very different to the fruit crumbles we usually make.


Ingredients
Caster sugar - 50 g
Butter - 50 g
Egg - 1
Lemon - 1  
Self-raising flour - 50 g
Dessicated coconut - 50 g + 1 tbsp
Crème fraîche - 50 g
Blueberries - 180 g


Methods
1) Beat the sugar and butter in a large bowl and when creamy beat in the egg.
2) Grate the lemon zest and stir into the bowl with the flour, coconut and crème fraîche.
3) Put most of the blueberries in a baking dish and squeeze over the juice from half the lemon. Pour the cake mixture on top and spread evenly. Scatter with the remaining blueberries and the tbsp of coconut. Bake for 35-40 mins until golden, risen and the sponge is cooked. Serves 4.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Mixed bean fajitas with lime (4 colours)

Ingredients
Olive oil - 1 tbsp
Red onion - 1, chopped
Garlic - 2 cloves, finely chopped
Red pepper - 1, chopped
Yellow pepper - 1, chopped
Mixed beans - 400g can, drained
Chopped tomatoes - 400 g can
Chilli powder - 0.5 tsp
Ground cumin - 0.5 tsp
Ground coriander - 0.5 tsp
Lime - 1
Tortillas - 6
Sour cream, cheese and salsa to serve

Methods
1) Heat the olive oil in a frying pan and add the onion, garlic and peppers. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until softened. Add the beans, tomatoes and spices and stir.  Simmer for a further 10 minutes.
2) Grate the zest of the lime and stir in the zest and juice. Serve wrapped in the tortillas with cheese, sour cream and salsa. Serves 3.