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These simple tomato tarts can be made quickly and easily, served as they are or with a sprinkling of goat's cheese or feta.
500g small tomatoes, roughly chopped
250g white bread rolls, thinly sliced
3 tbsp milk
2 tbsp oil, plus extra for greasing
2 tbsp fresh thyme leaves, plus extra to garnish
½ red onion, peeled and chopped
1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed
juice of 1 lemon
sea salt and black pepper
Preheat the oven to 190°C/gas mark 5 and grease a 12-hole cupcake tray with oil. Place the bread slices in a bowl and sprinkle with the milk. Allow the bread to soak for 5 mins.
In the meantime, place the chopped tomatoes in a mixing bowl, then mix in the oil, thyme, red onion, garlic and lemon juice. Season with the salt and pepper.
Line the cupcake tray holes with the bread slices, moulding them into the holes to cover them and create a case. Fill the bread cases heavily with the tomato mixture. Bake for 15-20 mins until golden, then allow to cool for 5 mins. Serve straightaway or chilled, presented in paper muffin cases and garnished with thyme leaves.
More recipes for savoury summer tarts in the August 2018 issue of LandScape magazine...
- Red, yellow and green pepper tart
- Courgette tart
- Beetroot and spring onion quiche
- Salmon tarts
- Cheddar, green bean and ham tarts
A cream tea with freshly baked scones is one of summer's most enjoyable treats. In this recipe, the scones are enhanced with the sweet and earthy blackcurrant, dolloped with cream and blackcurrant jam.
For the jam:
1kg jam-making sugar
For the scones:
250g self-raising flour, plus extra for dusting
50g chilled unsalted butter, cubed
2 tbsp caster sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
150ml milk, plus extra for brushing
clotted cream, to serve
For the jam: Place the blackcurrants in a 2.5 litre saucepan and cover with the sugar. Add the water and stir thoroughly. Cook on a low heat for 10 mins, stirring occasionally. By then, the fruit should be producing liquid. Simmer for a further 10 mins on low until a liquid forms properly and the sugar has dissolved, then bring to the boil. Hold on the boil, stirring occasionally, for 10 mins until the mixture thickly covers the back of a wooden spoon. Sterilise four clean 400g glass jars and lids: cover the lids with boiling water in a bowl for 2 mins, then drain, and pour 20ml of boiling water into each jar, then discard the water. Allow the jam to cool for 5 mins, then pour into the jars while hot. A funnel will make pouring easier.
For the scones: Preheat the oven to 220°C/gas mark 7. Sieve the flour into a large bowl. Add the butter and rub it into the flour by pinching together with fingers and thumbs. Stir in the caster sugar. Add the milk and blackcurrants, then bring together into a dough using the hands. Knead gently within the bowl for 1 min.
On a clean surface dusted with flour, roll out the dough to approximately 2cm thick. Using a 6cm fluted cookie cutter, cut out as many scones as possible, transferring them to a flat oven tray, dusted liberally with flour. Roll out the remaining dough again and repeat the process until there are 12 scones. Brush with milk and sprinkle with sugar, then bake for 15 mins until golden. Allow to cool slightly on the tray, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. To serve, cut in half and top with a spoonful of clotted cream and the blackcurrant jam.
More recipes using blackcurrants in the July 2018 issue of LandScape magazine...
- Blackcurrant torte
- Blackcurrant ice cream sundae
- Sausage and blackcurrant rolls
- Blackcurrant buns
- Whole gammon with blackcurrant sauce
These slightly smoky chicken skewers take very little preparation and make a quick, healthy supper with a salad. They're also ideal for the barbecue and perhaps best eaten on a sunny day with a garden of friends and a chilled glass of white wine.
8 chicken strips
½ tsp garlic powder
½ tsp onion salt
1 pinch smoked paprika
1 tsp mixed peppercorns, crushed
2 tbsp oil, plus extra for greasing
1 handful dill, finely chopped
Soak eight wooden skewers in water for 30 mins. Preheat a lightly greased griddle pan to a medium heat. In a small bowl, stir together the garlic powder, onion salt, paprika, crushed peppercorns and a pinch of salt.
Season the chicken strips with the mix and thread onto the skewers. Drizzle with the oil, then grill for 7-10 mins, turning occasionally, until cooked through and lightly charred on both sides. Remove from the pan and let stand briefly before serving with a garnish of chopped dill.
More recipes using chicken in the June 2018 issue of LandScape magazine...
- Chicken breast with lemon and pepper
- Chicken salad sandwich
- Lemon chicken
- Chicken in tomato cream
- Chicken patties with chilli pepper and basil
- Lime and herb crusted chicken
- Chicken and yellow courgette flan
60g orange marmalade
120g Cheddar cheese, grated
80g softened butter, plus extra for greasing
120g plain flour
In a large mixing bowl, combine the butter and flour thoroughly using the back of a wooden spoon. Add the grated cheese and mix in. Grease a large, flat oven tray and roll 1 rounded tsp of the mixture into a ball. Press down onto the tray to make a biscuit shape, then repeat until all the mixture is used up, spacing them out to allow for spreading. Leave to chill for 30 mins.
Preheat the oven to 190°C/gas mark 5. Top each biscuit with 1 tsp of marmalade, then bake for 15-17 mins until golden and crisp. Allow to cool slightly before placing on a wire rack to cool completely, then serve.
Other delicious marmalade recipes from the Jan/Feb 2018 issue of LandScape magazine...
- Homemade marmalade
- Marmalade and ginger cake
- Apple and marmalade tart
- Marmalade bread and butter pudding
- Orange cream tarts
- Marmalade trifle
100g broken cobnuts
450g porridge oats
225g butter, at room temperature, plus a little extra for greasing
150g soft brown sugar
90g golden syrup
75g ground almonds
pinch of salt
Preheat the oven to 160°C/gas mark 4.
Grease a 30cm baking tray. Melt together the butter, sugar and syrup in a pan over a low heat until the sugar has dissolved completely.
Add all the other ingredients and stir thoroughly.
Spread evenly over the baking tray and bake for 35-40 mins. Remove from the oven and leave to cool. When cold, cut the flapjacks into bars or squares.
Other cobnut recipes from our Nov/Dec 2014 issue:
• Cobnut meringues
• Cobnut and chocolate tart
• Cobnut cookies
• Cobnut and coffee cake
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