Emma’s Shrove Tuesday treat

Here it is, as promised on Girls Around Town this morning – Emma Porter’s recipe for her simple Savoury Pancakes for you to enjoy on Shrove Tuesday

A few minutes to prepare the ingredients, a few more to cook each pancake and they’re good to go – and just as good to eat!!

Savoury Pancakes

  • Servings: Makes 2 large or 4 small pancakes
  • Difficulty: Easy
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    Ingredients

      1 cup of plain flour
      1 cup of milk
      1 egg
      1 onion, chopped
      1 clove of garlic, chopped
      3 tbsp of butter for cooking
      100g (4oz) of grated cheese

Method

    1. Begin by making the batter for the pancakes by mixing together the flour, milk and egg until smooth, then set to one side.
    2. Using a small frying pan, sauté the onion and garlic in 1 tbsp of butter until soft, then set to one side in a bowl.
    3. Using the same frying pan, add 1 tbsp of butter and melt before pouring in some of the batter mix.
    4. Cook until the batter begins to solidify on top – flip it over and continue cooking for another minute or two until golden brown
    5. Slide the pancake onto a plate and add some of the garlic and onion before adding 2 tbsp of grated cheese.
    6. Fold the pancake in half and return it to the pan for another minute or two to melt the cheese.
    7. Repeat until you have used all the batter.

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

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