Showing posts from March, 2017

Avocado mousse and chorizo blini

Six friends, 10 bottles of wine and one yoghurt inspired canapé - it was the perfect start to my Just Add Yoghurt dinner party. 
This light, salty, slightly sweet and creamy canapé brings together a handful of ingredients to make the perfect bite. 

Blini 1 cup(150g) plain flour1 tsp caster sugar1 tsp baking powder1 pinch of salt2/3 cup milk1 tablespoon Greek Yoghurt1eggMethod:
Sift flour and mix with sugar, baking powder and saltMix the milk, Greek yoghurt and egg togetherCombine wet and dry ingredients together with a hand whisk until it forms a smooth batter. Similar to a pancake butterHeat a pan until hotSpray pan with oilOnce pan is hot, place 1 tablespoon of batter and pour with spoon facing down to make a circle. Repeat until you use all the batterPut blinis aside. Topping: 1 tomato1 tablespoon caramelised balsamic1 avocado3 tablespoons yoghurt1teaspoon lime juicePinch salt and pepper1 chorizo, thinly sliced50g feta cheese cut into small 50mm cubes.Method: Fi…

Cream cheese cake ‘trifle’

A common British dish, trifle, is based on the old French term “trufle”, which means whimsical. The trifle is traditionally made with sponge soaked in sherry and custard. My version is very different. It combines ingredients from my Grandma’s secret cheesecake recipe in replace of traditional custard and avoids the use of alcohol (I don’t love alcohol in sweets). This is more for my tastebuds. This recipe is also a great way to use up any leftover, dry cake.
Ingredients: 4 pieces of old dry sponge cake, I used chocolate4 tablespoons milk125g cream cheese¼ cup sweet condensed milk2 tablespoon yoghurt125g cream2 Tim Tam or similar chocolate biscuit4 teaspoon of frozen raspberries, partly defrosted.
Method: Place 1 teaspoon of milk (or a dash more if extra dry) on each piece of old dry cakePut cake in the fridge for 2 hours to softenCut up the cake roughlyCombine cream cheese, sweet condensed milk and Greek yoghurt until smoothWhip the creamCut the two Tim Tams up into small piecesIn a glas…