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Month: November 2018

Chocolate fudge cake

Chocolate fudge cake

This is my ‘go to’ chocolate cake recipe and is quick and easy to make. It is based on a Mary Berry recipe and I have reduced the amount of sugar originally used. The end result looks and tastes indulgent, and is a real crowd […]

Beef and Guinness stew

Beef and Guinness stew

This is a heartwarming dish, perfect during the autumn and winter months. It’s based on a Jamie Oliver recipe and I often cook it in the slow cooker. I love to come home after a long walk in the countryside, and be greeted with the […]

Mushroom Quesadillas

Mushroom Quesadillas

After all the sweet bakes of recent weeks we are now back on track with a healthy Mexican supper dish. This is a perfect speedy meal for two, or can be served alongside other Mexican dishes. Best accompanied with guacamole and a green salad.

Enjoy x

 

Mushroom Quesadillas 

 

Ingredients 

 

  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove of garlic, crushed
  • ½ teasp smoked paprika
  • ½ teasp dried oregano
  • ½ teasp dried thyme
  • 200g mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 2 tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • small bunch of fresh coriander, chopped
  • 2 large tortilla wraps
  • 50g feta cheese
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • guacamole, to serve
  • green salad, to serve

 

Fry the onion in the olive oil for 5 minutes or until soft and translucent. Add the garlic clove with a large pinch of salt and continue to cook for a further minute.

Add the paprika, oregano, thyme, mushrooms and tomatoes to the pan. Cook for 10 minutes or until the mushrooms are cooked through and the tomatoes have broken down to a thick sauce. Add the fresh coriander, check seasoning then remove from the heat.

Spoon half the mushroom mixture onto one of the tortillas and crumble over half the cheese. Fold the tortilla over to make a semicircle, then repeat with the other tortilla.

Dry fry the Quesadillas in a hot pan until the bottom browns in patches. Carefully flip over and brown the other side.

Remove the quesadillas from the pan, cut in half and place on a serving plate. Spoon the guacamole on top and serve with a green salad.

 

Serves 2

Doughnuts

Doughnuts

Last week saw the final of The Great British Bake Off and I must confess to being slightly disappointed in the challenges that were set. The signature bake featured iced doughnuts, something I hadn’t attempted to bake until this week. Pitta bread and dips was […]