Showing posts with label tasty cheese. Show all posts
Showing posts with label tasty cheese. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Nikki's favourite Simple Carrot Soufflé

Carrot Soufflé 

Delicious is just one of the words I use to describe this dish... Simple is another and absolutely delicious... don't be frightened by the word soufflé it will finish wonderfully soft and fluffy. The kids and non carrot lovers alike will love this dish. It does have a slight zing so adjust the cayenne to suit. Preheat the oven to 180 while preparing.
Simple Carrot Soufflé 

  • Boil 1kilo of diced carrots in salted water until cooked and then process them to a puree and place them in a large bowl.
  • Add to the puree 1 cup of milk, 1 cup of saltine cracker crumbs, 1 cup of grated tasty cheese, 1/3 cup of finely chopped onion, a knob of butter, 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper and some salt and cracked black pepper.
  • In a separate bowl, using an electric beater whisk 3 large eggs until frothy and then whisk this into the carrot mix until just combined.
  • Place the mixture into a buttered greased shallow baking dish and bake for about 40 minutes until golden brown and puffed.
Red Carrot Soufflé
As a variation on the original post I have made this with red carrots ... equally as wonderful as the orange version and so simple to make it is sure to become a family favourite ... deliciously sweet and by far the best way to get the family to love cooked carrot, everyone will want a second helping.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Macaroni Cheese

Macaroni Cheese

Nothing beats home made Macaroni Cheese. Takes a little longer but is so much nice than anything out of a packet. 
  • Pre cook about 300 grams of a macaroni. 
  • While this is happening melt about 80 grams of butter in a pan and gently fry off until softened a finely diced onion... then add 3 tablespoons of plain flour and cook for a minute (make sure you do this step or the end product will taste floury)... gradually add two cups of milk stirring all the time so you don't get lumps and then bring this up to the boil and simmer gently for a couple of minutes until thickened and then remove it from the heat.
  • Stir into the thickened sauce about 200 grams of your favourite grated tasty cheese and a couple of teaspoons of wholegrain mustard, salt & pepper to taste.
  • Finally add your cooked pasta pop it in a casserole dish, sprinkle the top with some freshly made bread wholegrain bread crumbs and a little more grated cheese and  then bake it in a 180 oven until bubbly, golden and delicious.