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What you need:

12 oz / 340 g  Penne pasta
8 oz / 225 g frozen peas
2 large eggs + plus 1 egg white
250 ml evaporated milk
2 0z / 55 g unsalted butter
3 oz /85 g  grated strong cheddar cheese
3 oz / 85 g  grated mozzarella cheese
3 oz / 85 g  grated   fontina cheese
3 oz / 85 g  deli ham, in 1 piece, diced
1 oz / 28 g parmesan cheese, grated (about 1/2 cup)

what you do:

In a  large saucepan  fill with water and bring to the boil.

Add the  penne pasta and cook until very al dente  (around 8 minutes)  then add the peas to it for the last 2 minutes of cooking.

In the meantime , whisk the eggs, egg white, evaporated milk and 1/2 tsp salt in a bowl.

Drain the pasta and peas, wipe the saucepan dry and return the pasta and peas into it.

Add the butter and stir to coat. Add the cheddar, mozzarella, fontina and the egg mixture.

Place the saucepan over medium-low heat and cook, stirring constantly, until thickened (for around 8 to 10 minutes) Then add the ham halfway through cooking (don’t let the mixture boil or the eggs will scramble). Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the parmesan.

Can be served hot or cold.

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What you need:

8 oz /225 g self-raising flour
½ tsp salt
1 tsp  mustard powder
½ tsp cayenne pepper
2 oz /50 g softened, salted butter
2 oz /50 g cheddar, grated
1 oz /25 g parmesan cheese ( grated )
150ml whole milk, plus a little to glaze

What to do:

Preheat the oven to 230C /450F / gas mark 8

In a bowl sift the flour, salt, mustard and cayenne pepper .

Cut the butter into pieces and rub it into the flour mixture with your fingertips until you have a mixture that resembles breadcrumbs.

Grate the cheeses and stir them into the flour mixture. Pour all the milk into the bowl with the flour and cheese, and using a fork  bring everything together to make a dough.

Roll the dough out on a floured surface until it is 1cm thick, and cut into rounds with a fluted 6.5cm cutter.

Arrange on a greased baking tray and brush the top of each scone with milk.

Bake for 8-10 minutes, until the scones have risen and are golden.

When cooled cut in half & spread with butter or margarine.

For a change try spreading with soft cheese.

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