08 April 2009
1 packet of 8 mini-pita pockets
olive oil (in spray bottle is easiest)
parmesan cheese, garlic salt (optional)
1 ripe avocado
2 tablespoons of lite sour cream
Sweet chilli sauce, lemon juice, cracked black pepper
Mash up the avocado, add sour cream, a squirt of lemon juice (prevents browning), a good sprinkle of pepper and a splodge of sweet chilli sauce. Mix together and serve with carrot sticks, pita crisps and corn chips.
3-4 pre-rolled Pastry sheets
4 Tablespoons Lite cream cheese mixed with 1 Tablespoon Basil pesto
Cherry tomatoes, cracked black pepper
Cut each pastry sheet into 9 squares and place on an oven tray lined with baking paper. Use a glass to mark a circle into the middle of each pastry square. Put a small splodge of basil cream cheese mixture into the midle of each square and top with half a cherry tomato cut in quarters; dust with pepper. Bake at 180oC for 10-15 minutes or until pastry is golden. Serve when cooled.
Variation: Mix a little with of tinned salmon into the cream cheese for a different flavour.
Cheats Strawberry Gateau
1 unfilled sponge cake from the supermarket
125ml Cream whipped with icing sugar and vanilla until stiff
2 cups of strawberries, hulled and sliced
Plum or strawberry Jam
Crumbled Cadbury Flake Bar or grated milk chocolate
Spread the bottom layer of the sponge cake with jam, then a layer of strawberry slices, then spread with cream. Place second layer of cake on top and spread liberally with more cream. Arrange the strawberries on top; sprinkle with the flaked or grated chocolate.
Yummo! So easy to do, very cheap to make and yet still impressive!
The perfect drink to accompany all this? Sangria of course! Click here for my Sangria recipe...