A super simple treat

Here it is – the recipe for the super simple dessert shared by Sue Jackson on Girls Around Town this morning…

A light and luscious addition to your Christmas menu – only a few ingredients, all you need to do is adjust the quantities to make enough for a festive treat to share with family or friends.

And just one bit of advice from Sue – this looks particularly good served in wine glasses but make sure they fit in the fridge first!

Easy No-Bake Lime Cheesecake

  • Servings: Makes 2 servings
  • Difficulty: Easy
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    Ingredients

      70g biscuits (digestives or shortbread)
      30g butter
      125g mascarpone cheese
      125g cream cheese
      1 lime
      30g icing sugar
      Berries to serve (raspberries or strawberries)

Method

    1. Crush the biscuits into crumbs using either a small blender or a bag and a rolling pin
    2. Melt the butter in the microwave in a heat proof bowl
    3. Mix the crumbs with the melted butter and divide between 2 serving glasses or dishes, tap down well
    4. Mix the mascarpone, cream cheese, juice & zest of the lime and the sugar, beat well to ensure they are thoroughly combined
    5. Divide the mixture between 2 serving glasses and refrigerate for at least 45 minutes.
    6. Serve with the berries

Simply sweet

With Christmas just around the corner, food – buying, cooking and of course eating it! – is probably pretty high on your to-do list right now.

But what if you want something quick and easy to prepare, with just a few ingredients and absolutely no cooking involved?

The answer’s simple – and so’s the recipe Sue Jackson will be sharing in the second hour of this week’s Girls Around Town!

Make sure you’re listening on 107.8FM, on the apps, on Alexa or online from just after 11.10am

When Sue will joining June live in the studio to give you all the details you need to whip up her Easy No-Bake Lime Cheesecake, the ideal choice if you’re looking for a delicious dessert to add to your festive menu.

And there’s no need to have pen and paper at the ready when she does, because you’ll find those details here or on Facebook straight after the show.

The only question is whether Sue will be bringing a super simple sample with her…

Or will June be heading off to the supermarket to stock up on what she needs, ready to treat herself – and one or two lucky friends – this Christmas?!

Supper with a Mediterranean twist

Didn’t get chance to scribble down the recipe from Sue’s Kitchen, shared by Sue herself on this morning’s show?

No worries, here it is!

Ideal for a simple summer supper – all you need to do is adjust the quantities to suit the number of folk who’ll be enjoying it with you…

Easy-peasy doesn’t even come close!!

Sausage and Mediterranean Vegetable Bake

  • Servings: Makes 3 servings
  • Difficulty: Easy
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    Ingredients

      2 peppers (red and yellow)
      2 courgettes
      6 medium tomatoes
      5-6 tblsp olive oil
      2-3 tsp dried thyme or dried mixed herbs
      Pack of herby sausages (enough for the people you are feeding)

Method

    1. Heat the oven to Gas mark 4, 180° or 160° fan
    2. De-seed the peppers and chop each one into about 6 or 8 pieces
    3. Cut the courgettes into half lengthways then into chunks
    4. Cut the tomatoes in half
    5. Place all the veg in a roasting tray and drizzle the oil over the veg
    6. Sprinkle the herbs on top and give it all a good stir
    7. Nestle the sausages in the veg
    8. Bake for 45 mins to an hour
    9. Serve with your choice of carbohydrate – crusty bread or jacket potatoes are good because they will soak up the lovely juices