In the run up to Christmas things can be a bit challenging. This recipe didn’t quite go to plan as the puff pasty was a little more puffy than I was expected so instead of getting mini mince pies, I got mince puffs…but I didn’t have enough ingredients or time to remake them. But they still tasted good and so the mincepuff was born
This is a play on the ubiquitous cheese and tinned pineapple hedgehogs that graced our tables in the 1970’s and 80’s. Secretly it is still one of my favourites!
In this case you are bringing the pineapple canapé bang up to date and adding a little heat to your party by swapping the cheese for sugar, salt and chilli in the Vietnamese style where if you have dessert after the meal it will generally be fruit with this dip (Muối ớt)
It seemed a little like summer was drawing to a close with mist in the morning and lengthening evening but unusually for the bank holiday an Indian summer seems to have come across us with weather forecast to be a respectable 26 – 30°C. I suspect there will be a few BBQ’s on the go.
One of the joys of summer is Pimms or gin and tonic with slices of cucumber and limes. The cucumbers are doing really well in the allotment, so much so that I’ve been wondering what to do with the excess. so I began to play around with the idea of cucumber as a drink or…