Peach and Blueberry Clafoutis

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This is a great little healthy pudding and I should think any fruit could be used as alternatives. I’ve used apricots before…

Ingredients

4 whole peaches or a tin of peaches – stones removed and cut into pieces

1/2 lemon – juice

Vanilla essence or pods

2 tbsp light brown sugar – less if tinned

2 eggs

75g caster sugar

100g self raising flour

100g greek yoghurt

100ml semi-skimmed milk

200g blueberries or other fruit

1 tbsp flaked almonds – just enough to sprinkle across the top

 

Method

  • Grease a 1 litre dish2016-02-20 14.37.58
  • Add peaches, lemon juice, vanilla (if using) and the light brown sugar to a pan. Heat through until peaches are soft.
  • Whisk the eggs and caster sugar until light
  • Add the flour and whisk until smooth
  • Stir in the yoghurt

The latter produces a batter based consistency.

  • Line the base of container with fruit but save a few blueberries for the top if using
  • Pour the batter and remaining blueberries on 2016-02-20 14.37.43
  • Scatter the flaked almonds over the top
  • Cook until the top is firm about 30 minutes at 180ºC, Gas 4

 

Serve with either Greek yoghurt, ice cream or custard whichever is your preference.

 

 

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Food Frenzy

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As the biggest foody day of the year in the Uk passes, its time to make the most of what is left rather than throwing the whole lot away.

A couple of sharp knives, a black pen, lots of small freezer bags and scales are required. I just slice off all the meat left (chicken and gammon) and weigh the meat before putting it into small bags. I thought this might be an easier way when using in recipes or grabbing a small amount for sandwiches, rather than having excess defrosting which you know won’t get used.

Next I chop up any fresh veg but especially onions and celery and throw them in the casserole pot with the chicken carcass. Add water, stock cube and let the Aga (oven) do the rest.

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Some of this I whizzed up into soup and bagged. Some was bagged just for chicken stock for using in subsequent recipes at a later date.

 

 

Is there really any point in doing any of this? Monday morning arrives after the festive break – Help what can I take for lunch? Bingo, just grab a bag of frozen soup and a microwave container and a healthy lunch is done in seconds.