Showing posts with label Valentine's Day. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Valentine's Day. Show all posts

Step by Step - How to Make The Best Fondant Potatoes

Fondant potatoes are much easier to make than you might think.  They are just perfect for that special Valentine's Meal or Dinner Party and are a lovely change from an ordinary cooked potato.  I think I've seen almost every MasterChef tv series has at least 2 chefs that make them on each show! 

Serve with a nice Fillet Steak with a Blackberry and Port sauce, Chantenay carrots and green beans - then you can invite me to dinner 😊


How to make Fondant Potatoes

Crispy on top yet soft underneath from the Chicken stock they were cooked in.
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Linguine with King Prawns Chorizo and Sun-dried Tomatoes

You don't have to go out to eat on Valentine's Day, it's really easy to cook something up at home.  There's something quite nice about not having to dress up and just sitting down together with a nice bowl of pasta and a bottle of wine.  There's a lovely mixture of tastes in this dish, King prawns and sun-dried tomatoes with chorizo and chilli are just perfect together. 

This is my entry to the Find Me A Gift Valentine's Day Food Blogger's Competition.  If you're looking for a gift for your Valentine, they have loads of Valentines Day Gifts to choose from both for him or for her. 

Linguine with King Prawns Chorizo and Sun-dried Tomatoes

This dish is perfect for a Valentine's dinner - just have everything prepared in advance and it's cooked in no time at all.
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Camembert Baked in the Box with Tiny Bruschetta for Dipping

Sticky gooey Camembert baked and oozing from it's box.  Serve with tiny bruschetta for scooping or dipping, perfect for sharing.

Baked Camembert

Camembert in box 
Perfect for two to share:
250g Camembert in a wooden box
a very tiny amount of olive oil
1 peeled clove garlic
just a half a teaspoon of white wine

How to do it:
Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6
Remove the cheese from it's box - take off any wrapping then put the cheese back in the box.
This particular make has a sticker on the bottom of the cheese, so be sure to remove that too.  Make a good amount of tiny holes with a fork all over the top rind of the cheese.

Camembert
Rub the garlic all over the top of the cheese - the smallest amount of olive oil will help you to rub the garlic over the cheese much easier.

Camembert in wooden box


Drizzle the wine into the holes. Slice a small sliver of garlic and place it on top of the cheese.  Put the lid back on the box loosely and bake in your preheated oven for about 20 to 25 minutes, until hot and bubbling.  Keep an eye on it though as you don't want over cooked or it will be running out everywhere.

Remove the slice of garlic and serve immediately while still lovely and gooey.

Baked Camembert

Tiny bruschetta:
You will need some (as much as you fancy making) day old small baguettes.
Cut into thin slices and drizzle a shallow baking tray with extra virgin olive oil and salt and pepper.
Press each piece of bread into the tray and turn over. Drizzle with a little more olive oil and add a little more salt and pepper.
Bake in a preheated oven 200c/400f or Gas 6 for about 10 to 15 minutes or until golden and crisp.
They emerge from the oven, crispy and crunchy and perfect for dipping.


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