Showing posts with label natural yoghurt. Show all posts
Showing posts with label natural yoghurt. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Tofu & Sweet Corn Soup

Tofu & Sweet Corn Soup
Don't be frightened to try Tofu... I am convert and love the stuff could make this soup without it if you prefer but give it a go just once and see what you think. 
  • Dice firm tofu into cubes and toss in a mixture of 2 tablespoons of cornflour and 1 teaspoon of vegetable stock powder to coat. This is a very delicate process, be gentle but still tastes great even if it breaks up so don't panic too much.
  • Heat a good splosh of vegetable oil in a good sized heavy based saucepan and fry off a finely diced onion, chilli and a couple of crushed cloves of garlic until soft.
  • Add the Tofu and fry until golden, 4-5 minutes... add a little stock from a 1 litre container of a good quality store bought product if it starts to stick mine did a little but still turned out great... Tofu takes on the flavour its added to so even though not really golden they still taste delicious.
  • Add the remainder of the 1 litre of stock along with 2 tins of creamed corn and a cup of either tinned or fresh corn kernels and 1 tablespoon of brown sugar. Bring the soup to a gentle simmer and cook for about 15 mins until the soup has thickened a little.
  • Serve with some natural yoghurt if desired and some fresh coriander leaves or chopped parsley. 

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Crepes/Pancakes - Sweet/Savoury - Both

Make a batter suitable for a thin crepe...below is my guide  and what I did for this batch...prepared ahead of time and reheated through when filled for tonight's tea.

  • 6tbs plain flour, 1 egg and the liquid portion is natural yoghurt, a dash of milk and water made up to 300ml...
  • I use a Bessemer pancake pan and bowl system but you can improvise if you aren't lucky enough to own these.Lime juice, sugar and cream... sweet crepe... what can I say other than today's lunch... yum!

  • Tea tonight are the same crepe served and presented in a square parcel with a mixture of caramelised onions & figs, pumpkin, mushroom,spinach and feta... topped with dressed salad leaves, avocado and icing sugar toasted heavenly almonds .
Pancakes are eaten today, Shrove Tuesday, the day before Lent commences. Pancakes are made from staples that would spoil if not eaten; flour, eggs, cream the consumption of which is traditionally restricted during the self-denial, associated with the 40 days of Lent which starts tomorrow.