A Mother’s Day menu from the children with love

PUBLISHED: 18:32 08 March 2015 | UPDATED: 18:32 08 March 2015

WEL MARCH 15 MOTHERS DAY COOKING

WEL MARCH 15 MOTHERS DAY COOKING

Archant

EASY FRENCH TOAST

Ingredients (serves 2)

1 egg

4 slices bread, slightly stale

75ml whole milk

Knob of butter

Fresh seasonal fruit

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Sea salt

Maple syrup to serve

1. Break the egg into a shallow bowl. Add the milk, vanilla and a pinch of salt and beat together with a fork.

2. Dip the bread slices briefly in the egg mixture, making sure the liquid soaks into both sides.

3. Melt a knob of butter in a large non-stick frying pan and cook the bread for a couple of minutes on each side until brown and crisp.

4. Put the eggy bread on a serving plate and sprinkle with ground cinnamon and a drizzle of maple syrup. Serve hot with fresh fruit.

SIMPLY ROAST CHICKEN

Ingredients (serves 4)

1.5kg free range chicken, preferably organic

3 sprigs fresh rosemary

50g butter

Sea salt

Black pepper

1. Heat the oven 180˚C/160˚C fan/Gas 4

2. Rinse the chicken thoroughly, pat dry with kitchen paper and put it in a roasting tin.

3. Wash the rosemary sprigs and stuff one into the body cavity of the bird. Sprinkle the rest of the rosemary leaves over the outside. Dot the butter over the breast and thighs and season with a little sea salt and a generous grinding of black pepper.

4. Roast the chicken for 35 minutes. Then turn the bird over and continue cooking for another 35 minutes.

5. Put the cooked chicken on a plate, cover it with foil and leave it to rest for a good 15 minutes. Keep the pan juices warm and douse the bird with them when you serve it.

SLOW-COOKED POTATOES WITH WILD MUSHROOMS

Ingredients (serves 4)

800g waxy potatoes

1 tablespoon chopped parsley

500g mixed wild mushrooms, frozen

200ml vegetable stock

2 shallots

1 clove garlic

3 tablespoons olive oil

Sea salt

Black pepper

1. Scrub the potatoes clean and cut into thick slices. Wash and chop the parsley. Peel and finely slice the shallots. Peel and bash the garlic. Prepare the stock according to packet instructions.

2. Warm the olive oil in a large frying pan. Add the shallots and garlic, sprinkle with a little salt and cook for 2-3 minutes.

3. Add the frozen mushrooms and parsley and sauté for 4-5 minutes.

4. Add the potatoes, stir well to mix and cook over a medium heat for a few minutes until they have absorbed the liquid released by the mushrooms. Remove the garlic clove and add the stock.

5. Cover the pan with a lid and cook over a low heat for 25 -30 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked through. Season with a generous grinding of black pepper to serve.

YOGURT AND PEACH CUPS

Ingredients (serves 4)

450g Greek yogurt

150g Philadelphia light

300g tinned peaches in fruit juice

2 tablespoons honey

30g pistachios

1. Drain the peaches and blitz to a puree in a liquidiser or with a stick blender. Divide the mixture between 4 dessert dishes and chill for 10 minutes.

2. Put the yogurt and Philadelphia cheese into a large bowl and beat to a fluffy and creamy consistency. Fold in the honey.

3. Spoon the yogurt mixture over the fruit puree and chill for at least 30 minutes.

4. Before serving sprinkle each cup with chopped pistachios.

For more information, visit www.lemonsqueezy.eu

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other West Essex Life visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by West Essex Life staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique West Essex Life account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More from Food & Drink

Monday, July 16, 2018

Pig & Whistle Restaurant offers an a la carte relaxed lunch, sun terrace dining, candlelit evening & relaxing Sunday lunch.

Read more

Newsletter Sign Up

West Essex Life weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy


Follow us on Twitter


Like us on Facebook

Latest Competitions & Offers

Subscribe or buy a mag today

subscription ad subscription ad

Local Business Directory

Search For a Car In Your Area

Property Search