Tuesday, 19 August 2008


I meant to keep it up. Then I meant to say goodbye with a grand exit. And now this is where I am at. Somewhere I lost the enthusiasm to surf, to document and share but not to take pictures...so for now, I leave you with a few shots ....

A delicious Orange Caiparinha my husband made..

And, my attempt at homemade Kulfi...which ofcourse had almost melted by the time I got around to taking a picture!

Saturday, 5 April 2008

Cheesy Zucchini Boats

Zucchini...I do use it a lot but mainly in ratatouille and pasta. Thus, I was a bit skeptical about making zucchini the focus of the dish but was very surprised with the results. I think it's the nuts in the filling that helps take this simple dish to a very tasty level :)

And as expected, having successfully experimented on my dear husband, this was also served up at my next dinner party! Have to admit, 1 of the 9 guests did not eat the zucchini but sure did eat all the filling. Guess for some young boys, a vegetable is a vegetable - not to be eaten ;)

4 zucchini, halved lengthwise
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 red onion, chopped finely
1 green chilli, chopped
1 cup bread crumbs
1/2 cup walnuts, toasted and coarsely chopped (as usual I substituted with pralines)
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
Salt and Pepper
6 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat the oven to 375 F. Using a small spoon scoop out the zucchini flesh, leaving a 1/4 or 1/2-inch-thick shell. Wrap the zucchini flesh in a paper towel and squeeze out any excess liquid; discard the liquid and set aside the flesh. Place the zucchini shells cut side down on a baking sheet and bake for 15min.

Meanwhile, in a large pan, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil. Add the zucchini flesh, chillies and onion and cook, stirring, until softened, about 5 min. Add the tomatoes and cook until softened, about 5 min. Push the vegetables to the side of the pan, add the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil and the bread crumbs, and toast the bread crumbs for 2 min. Remove from the heat, stir in the nuts and oregano, then combine with the vegetables; season with salt and pepper.

Flip the zucchini shells and line the bottom with mozzarella (this prevents the stuffing from falling out). Pack in the filling. Sprinkle the Parmesan on top (have to admit, I put some grated Emmental on top as I had run out of Parmesan). Bake until zucchini is tender when pierced with a fork, 20-25 min.

Wednesday, 5 March 2008

Blogs@work & Cappuccino Muffins

So, guess what - they went and blocked blog access at work. I get this huge warning sign whenever I try to visit any site that has the word 'blog' in it's address. The sign is visible like a mile away and sooo embarrassing... I mean, it' just a harmless food blog! Ok, I get it - work Internet access is purely for work purposes but give a girl a break, she needs to see all those lovely things people are cooking, drool a little, dream a little and return to working all energized!

Onto more positive things.... sweet stuff ofcourse :) I made Nicisme's fabulous Cappuccino Muffins this past Friday. I wont post the recipe here but encourage you to visit her lovely blog "Cherrapeno". The muffin recipe is very straightforward and super delicious and I say that with utmost confidence coz on Friday night, we had several friends over for dinner...9 of us and the recipe came to the rescue. ..The story is...Hubby and I came home late from work and had half the amount of planned time to cook dinner. Thus, we barely had a moment to think about dessert, forget starting it. Anyway, I had been drooling over the muffins and with a sudden burst of inspiration decided instead of serving just ice cream, I should make the muffin. I started just as people were wrapping up dinner. Batter was mixed quickly and while the muffins baked, I had the mascarpone ready and had pulled some icecream out of the fridge to thaw from it's rock hard state! 15 minutes were up and voila...the recipe yielded an amazing muffin (relabeled that evening as cupcakes). They do taste better warm (as Nicisme says) but are just as good at room temperature. The guests ate plenty and my husband and I too ate soo many over the weekend! Thanks Nicisme for sharing such a fab recipe.

Sunday, 2 March 2008

Spinach Enchiladas

This is an tried and tested recipe of mine. It could do with a little less cream but honestly, without the cream - it would not taste half as good. Besides, I did pull back from the original recipe (it's an Emeril Lagasse recipe so you can imagine the fat content!).

The rich enchilada balanced with a side of salad makes for a slightly different, yet simple meal when a few friends come over. Of course, since most of our friends are non-vegetarians, my husband often makes his salt'n pepper beef too. I'll just forget that for the moment :) and focus on the enchilada.

2 Poblano Chile Peppers (I end up using green bell peppers as I can't find fresh Poblano peppers in London)
2 pounds of fresh spinach, stems removed and well rinsed
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup chopped onions
3/4 tbsp chopped garlic
1-2 teaspoons chili powder
salt to taste - about 1/4-1/2 tsp
black pepper to taste
pinch of cayenne
1/4 all purpose flour, plus 1/4 cup
1 cup half and half
1/2 cup queso fresco or queso blanco (I end up using any mild cheese..)
1 cup grated Parmesan
1 tbsp vegetable or olive oil
8-10 corn tortillas
1/2 cup vegetable stock
1/2 cup heavy cream

Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Roast the peppers by placing them on an open gas flame, turning them frequently with tongs until all sides are charred black, about 7 to 10 minutes. Place the blackened peppers in a plastic bag, and let rest until cool enough to handle, about 15 minutes. Peel the peppers, split in half lengthwise, and discard the seeds and the stems. Roughly chop and set aside.

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. In batches, add the spinach and blanch for 10-15 seconds. Remove with a slotted spoon and shock in an ice bath. Remove and squeeze out the excess. Chop and set aside.

In a large saucepan, melt 2 tbsp butter, add the onions and cook until soft (3-4 minutes). Add the garlic, chilli powder, salt, pepper and cayenne and cook, stirring, for 45 seconds. Add 1/4 cup of the flour and cook, stirring with a wooden spoon to make a light roux (2 minutes). Gradually add the half-and-half, and cook, stirring, until thick (2-3 minutes). Add the spinach and stir to incorporate. Remove from the heat and fold in half of the chopped chiles. Adjust the seasoning, to taste. If you want, run through the food processor if you want to combine the ingredients more (I usually do). Then fold in the queso fresco or blanco cheese and set aside.

In a skillet, heat 1 tbsp of oil over medium temperature. One at a time, add the tortillas to the hot oil and cook, turning, until soft and pliable, 15 seconds per side. Add more oil as needed. Place about 1/2 cup of the spinach mixture into the center of each tortilla and roll up into a cylinder. Place, seam side down, in a single layer across the bottom of a 9 by 9 inch casserole dish.

In a saucepan, melt the remaining 2 tbsp butter over medium heat. Add the remaining 1/4 cup of flour and cook, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, to make another light roux. Slowly add the stock and cook, stirring, until thickened (2-3 minutes). Add the cream and cook, stirring until thick (1-2 minutes). Add the remaining poblano peppers and cook for a minute. Pour over the filled enchiladas and bake for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and cover evenly with the grated Parmesan. Return to the oven and bake until the cheese is melted and enchiladas are completely warmed through (10minutes). Remove from the oven, let sit for 5 minutes before serving.

Saturday, 9 February 2008

Nigella's Croque Monsieur Bake

I know...I disappeared again and like the previous post, the following is a recipe my sis-in-law and I tried over the holidays (yes, the christmas holidays!). I really do want to post much quicker but what can I say, life has overwhelmed me a bit off late.... and I wont bore you with the details.
Anyway, to the recipe...don't worry, I did not put a vegetarian twist on Croque Monsieur..can one even do that? We just decided to create breakfast the night before we left for our day trip to Windsor Castle (knowing that the morning would be rushed and if everyone did not eat before leaving, we would be starving for hours)!
Nigella truly is amazing...the bake turned out great (so am told coz I obviously did not have any) and it was so simple to make.

6 slices of multi-grain brown bread
75g Dijon Mustard (or use your own judgement on the amount)
125g or 6 slices of Gruyere slices
70g 0r 3 slices of ham
6 eggs
1 teaspoonMaldon salt or 1/2 teaspoon table salt
80ml full-fat milk (we used semi-fat)
4 tablespoons grated Gruyere, Emmental or Cheddar (we had Emmental at home)
Worcestershire sauce (good sprinkling)
Spread each slice of bread with mustard. Make sandwiches by putting each slice of cheese against the grainy mustardy bread, and a slice of ham between them. Cut each sandwich in half to make triangles. Squish the sandwich triangles into an ovenproof dish apprx. 27x21x6cm.
Beat together the eggs, salt and milk and then pour this over the sandwiches tightly packed dish. Cover the dish with clingwrap and leave in the fridge overnight.
Next morning, preheat the oven to 200C. Take the dish out of the fridge and remove the clingwrap. Sprinkle with grated cheese and Worcestershire sauce and bake in the oven for 25 minutes.

Saturday, 19 January 2008

Christmas Leftovers - Panettone Bread Pudding

Ok - I started writing this post a while back but never finished it! So, unfortunately the subject is a bit dated...Christmas!!!!!!!

The history on this one ....My mother-in-law loves Panettone and since she and my father-in-law have spent a fair amount of time in Europe, we decided to get an Italian one..(well, from the Italian deli). We were also going to have 6 people in the house over the Christmas period so we splurged at the Italian deli and got a huge one! By huge - I truly mean HUGE and was wondering how we would finish it. It turned out to be very delicious and would have got over except for the fact that I was dying to try a Panettone Bread Pudding recipe I found in a magazine several years ago.

The pudding looked beautiful coming out the oven and smelt delicious. I had a bite...and oops, disliked it! I felt so sad that it did not turn out well coz the smell and look were umm....yummy AND, I had been treasuring this recipe for years, waiting for an opportunity to make it!
Anyway, I asked my sister-in-law to taste it. She liked it and said it was fit to be served. Okaay.. I was still unsure but went ahead and served it to everyone else. Some had it with ice cream and some without. Guess what, they all liked it!?! The pudding was almost over and honestly, I was shocked. Perhaps the lesson is - I don't like bread puddings! I have never had one before, so I did not know what to expect..!

1 loaf panettone (32-35 ounces) cut into 1 inch cubes
2 cups heavy cream
2 cups whole milk
4 whole eggs
4 egg yolks
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons grated orange zest
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Butter for baking dish

Heat oven to 325F. Place panettone in a bowl. In another bowl whisk cream, milk, eggs, yolk, sugar, zest and vanilla extract. Pour over the cubes of panettone and let soak for 5 minutes, stirring 2-3 times gently. Pour mixture into buttered baking dish and bake for 60-70 minutes.

Thursday, 27 December 2007

Midnight Dreams.....

I know, it's been ages since I've posted. Many excuses for that and lot's of catching up to do. So, may as well get on with midnight dreams! Midnight Dreams is a result of dreaming about dessert and making do with the ingredients at home. Thus, an easy, last minute dessert.
-And to those still thinking about the fact that I dream of food :) , yes - sometimes I do dream about food. Come on, it's better than dreaming about my year end statement of benefits from the insurance company (I did dream about that too!). This year end has brought lots of odd dreams but as usual, I digress.

Blackberries - as many as you like..
Mascarpone - 250gms
1 Egg White
30 gms Caster Sugar
Crushed Vanilla Cookies or any sweet cookies

Mix the mascarpone, egg white and sugar in a bowl until smooth. Then layer in the blackberries, crushed cookies and cream anyway you like it. Drizzle some honey over the last layer of blackberries and it's done. Simplicity!

Monday, 19 November 2007

Leftovers - Spinach & Potato Roll

One of these days I was determined to make a meal with whatever ingredients I had at home i.e. no running out to the shop and buying some missing ingredient. Oh well, okay - I'll admit! I was being lazy about planning a proper meal and just wanted something warm to eat with whatever I had at home.

I had -
Spinach leaves - half a packet
2 medium sized boiled Potatoes (leftover from the day before)
1/2 slab of store bought Paneer
1/2 a medium Red Onion
An open packet of Garlic & Coriander Tortilla
2 green chillies
Chopped Garlic - in the bottle
Sandwich Masala (contains Jeera, Black salt, Black Pepper, Fennel, Tuj, Clove, Badiyan, Sindha Namak, Amchur, Chilli, Salt)

The experiment begins -
I washed the spinach leaves thoroughly. Diced the red onion and green chilli and sauteed lightly in about 2 tsp of olive oil. I then added the spinach leaves for about a couple of minutes until they started to wilt. I then added in about 1/4 cup of water and poured the mixture into the blender and pureed it. Next, I chopped the potato and paneer into small cubes and sauteed lightly with a tsp of garlic, 2 tsp of Coriander powder and 2 tsp of the Sandwich masala. I could have used the more commonly available Chaat masala but had the bottle of untested sandwich masala lying there and it seemed to just beg me to use it ;) ..Anyway, I added salt to taste, scooped the spinach mixture into the pan and heated it all together for another 2 minutes. I then warmed the tortillas in a separate pan, put one in a plate, spooned some of the paneer/potato mixture into the tortilla and rolled it.

Honestly, I was thinking...should have smashed the potato instead of cutting ...and that spinach may just taste horrible ...it looks dry from the ends but if I stuff more in, it will fall out. So, I added a little cheese to the ends of the roll and was very skeptical about the taste! Luckily...it turned out delicious! Not too 'spinachy', not too runny, a little spicy and while a proper paratha would have tasted better, the tortilla did just fine! Did not really need the cheese either. Whew...sometimes I can cook :)

Monday, 5 November 2007

Blackberries - Are they cupcakes or muffins?

Firstly, referring to the title - I started to make cupcakes but since there is no icing, do they become muffins? Am sure there is a technical difference between both (other than icing) but honestly, I have not done a 'Google' search on it yet..I should :)!

Secondly, I wanted to use blackberries in my next recipe and since I don't eat the fruit much, I emailed my friends asking them how they liked to eat the berries....plain, with ice cream, yogurt etc... I received a variety of responses and one friend replied saying with yogurt. Fair enough. Sometime later she tells me her friend likes them in muffins. Makes sense. We exchange a couple of emails, I finally send her my idea for a new recipe... and that's when she emails me back from her BLACKBERRY telling me she thought all this time it was a joke and that I was asking how people would like to 'eat' their Blackberrys i.e. those technical gadgets that most of us can't seem to live without once we get them. Gosh, maybe not so funny now but it cracked us up that day, so had to share :)

Now lastly, am usually slow to post but reading Kate of Aaplemint's recent post inspired me to get a move on posting, as I too have been trying to avoid sweets (healthy recipe to follow in next post..this one is more abt the story). Anyway, what the abstinence from sweets leads to is a hubby who complains that he no longer gets dessert! So, I thought ..why not...let's bake but not eat...can't be that bad. Oh it was baaad....
I made blackberry cupcakes (let's just call them cupcakes for now) and they smelt like all baking does, heavenly and then - I had no clue how they tasted or turned out!! Well, okay. I had a tiny bite. And this time, let's call it a muffin so I don't feel too guilty abt the tiny bite. Besides, what's a tiny bite out of a mini cupcake..oops muffin?! Anyway, no self-tasting and a sweet hubby who had been denied homemade desserts - I needed additional opinions! Thus, a poll was taken at work and looks like the recipe was just fine! Obviously, there were a lot of suggestions that there be a weekly sample tasting session and that I should not stop baking since there are willing testers available Monday through Friday!!! Seriously !!! :)

Okay, enough stories!! Here is the recipe..not earth shattering and definitely not the 'new' one I had suggested to my friend, just a simple, comfortable one...

150g butter, softened with extra for greasing
50g caster sugar
200g self-raising flour
4 eggs beaten
2 tbsp milk
1 tsp almond extract
6-7 blackberries, roughly chopped
Makes about 15 cupcakes

Pre-heat the oven to 150 degree Celsius. Generously grease the non-stick muffin pan. Cut the butter and place in a large mixing bowl with the caster sugar. Beat with an electric whisk until pale, fluffy and combined. Sieve the flour into the mixture and add the eggs and beat together. Stir in the milk, almond extract and the chopped blackberries. Spoon the mixture evenly into the holes in the muffin tin. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25minutes or until cakes are light golden. If you want to make a large cake, cooking time increases to about hour and half. If the top starts to look dark but the skewer does not come out clean when inserted in the centre, lightly cover the top with foil.

Sunday, 4 November 2007


Bananas going to go bad, very thirsty, lots of milk at home - what do you get? Banana Smoothie.

2 Large Glasses :
2 Bananas
2 Tbsp Honey
1 Glass of COLD milk

Run through the blender and taste. Add in more honey (or sugar) if you want it sweeter and add in some more milk if you want it thinner.

The picture above - little more than two glasses of smoothie made - one glass for me and one for hubby... Well, one glass never survived to be had by hubby! I was really thirsty and before I knew it ..there were a couple of small refills and all that was left ... fit into a tall shot glass which only looks huge next to my KLM houses!

Friday, 2 November 2007

Mung Sprouts...yummy??

If you mentioned Mung Bean Sprouts to me before I moved to London, I would had made a long face and said 'yech'..or something like that! I know, they are a great source of protein but I never really had them growing up and when I did (if I did??), they did not make much of an impression. Things have obviously changed since I am dedicating this post to Mung Bean Sprouts!

Soon after we moved to London, a friend took us to a Indian store in Southall. The place was huge, full of Indian goodies and next thing I know, my husband and our friend are having this animated conversation over Mung Sprouts. Seriously, I am staring at the guys and wondering if they've lost it. Am looking at the sprouts thinking, what is this stuff?! Anyway, to cut to the chase, they brought home two packets, cooked it, added in a bunch of stuff and it ended up being one of the most delicious healthy snacks I have had! So, I am now a convert and love making the following recipe whenever I want a healthy, low carb (am guessing), yet filling and tasty meal...gosh that is a tall order, isn't it?!

230 gm Mung Bean Sprouts
1 Medium Boiled Potato
1 Medium Red Onion
1 Medium Tomato
2 Green Chilies (dependant on taste)
2 table spoon Chaat Masala
1 teaspoon Red Chili Powder
1 1/2 teaspoon Dhana Jeera Powder (Cumin & Coriander powder)
1 1/2 Limes (juiced)
Salt to taste

Boil the sprouts in water for about 20 minutes on a medium flame until the sprouts are soft but with a slight crunch. Remove from heat, strain the water out and move the sprouts to a large serving bowl. While the sprouts are cooking, chop the potato, onions and tomato into small squares. Dice the chilies and add all chopped ingredients to the cooked sprouts. Add in the Chaat masala, red chili powder, Dhana Jeera powder, lime juice and salt to taste. Mix well with a spoon and eat away! Hope you convert like I did.

Saturday, 27 October 2007

Chocolate Mousse, really?

This is how this one goes -
Friends move into lovely large house. They know they will tire of unpacking over the weekend. So, they have us over for lunch on Sunday. Any chance I get, I like to make dessert and thus, I volunteered (the least I could do)! Now, as much as I thought I would prepare stuff well in advance, I was down to the wire as usual. And then I remembered, no worries - time to try out the Nigella Lawson Chocolate Mousse. Nigella Lawson recently published a book, Nigella Express, that focuses on quick meals. Am sure the book has the recipe but I saw one of her 'express' cooking shows and was fascinated with the chocolate mousse. Think Nigella Lawson is the UK version of Rachel Ray? Anyway, forget silly comparisons and other random thoughts. Back to the point. Chocolate Mousse was made and it was surprisingly like the real thing!

150g Marshmallows
50g Unsalted Butter
250g Dark Chocolate (70% cocoa solids)*
60ml Hot Water
284ml Double Cream
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
Fresh Raspberries as needed. Ideal when using the dark chocolate!

* If you don't like Dark Chocolate, use regular cooking chocolate or mix the dark chocolate with some cooking/milk chocolate. This makes the taste less intense, easier for kids to have.

**Also, this recipe makes 6 large servings or 12 moderate to small servings (smaller servings are better when using rich dark chocolate, as the large serving can get too heavy after a nice meal). Mind you, we took a whole hour but we finished of the 'large' serving of mousse!

Cut each marshmallow in half and drop the pieces in a heavy saucepan. Add the butter. Chop the chocolate into smallish pieces and into the pan. Add the hot water and put the pan on the heat, stirring occasionally until everything is smooth and melted. Remove from the heat. Whip the cream with vanilla extract until thick, then fold into the chocolate mixture until totally absorbed and smooth again. Pour into 6 small ramekins or glasses, and cover with cling-film. Put into the fridge to set, this will take at least 3 hours. Be careful as you transfer them to the fridge - klutzy me, I tipped a couple of the glass bowls as can be seen in the picture! :) Once set, top with raspberries just before serving. The raspberries taste lovely with dark chocolate.

Sunday, 14 October 2007

Pasta Fagioli Soup (without Pasta!), Roasted Garlic and Salad

I don't even know where to start with this one..... so many thoughts and in some ways - so much unconnected history behind the recipe that follows. So, I may as well get to the recipe quickly. It's healthy, mostly protein and if I may so - delicious! Perfect for these cold days - though, surprisingly - we had a great weekend in London. Almost warm and the sun was shining!

The meal consisted of Fagioli soup, roasted garlic + red pepper 'spread' with bread and some salad on the side. In my books, this meal falls into the express cooking category.

Pasta Fagioli Soup
2 cans of Cannellinni (white) beans - I used dry beans and pressure cooked them in water for about 30 minutes the day before...
1 large can of chopped Italian Tomatoes
5 cloves of garlic, mashed
1 tablespoon of chopped fresh Italian herbs - use your favourite - I used oregano and basil
1 carrot - cut into little squares
Freshly ground Black Pepper to taste
1/4 cup smallest macaroni like pasta - if you want the pasta

In a heavy sauce pan, heat olive oil over low-medium heat. Add the garlic and saute until fragrant. Then add the herbs and black pepper and saute for another minute. Add in the beans and the tomatoes, mix well. If you thinner soup, add some water. Bring to a boil and add in the carrots and then add salt to taste. If you want pasta in the soup, add in just before serving, allowing 5 minutes of cooking time. Garnish with Parmesan and Basil leaves.

This is the only time I would recommend using canned tomatoes - the canned Italian tomatoes seem to be more juicy than fresh ones and have a tinge of sweetness- just the right touch for the soup.

Roasted garlic with Red Pepper Spread

Take as many garlic cloves as you think you will enjoy; cut off the top 'hard' part and rub olive oil over the freshly cut ends. Wrap in foil, put into the oven and bake for about 20 minutes at 150-180 degrees. I popped in the bread to warm at the same time. When you pull out the garlic cloves, quickly check that they have gone soft. If soft, they are done. Let them cool for a few minutes and then squeeze the garlic from the skins. Mash the roasted garlic slightly and add crushed red pepper, mix well and have with some warm bread. It warms the body and if I can stretch the imagination for garlic lovers - warms the soul :) !

Saturday, 6 October 2007

Panini for Dessert?

Yes, Panini for dessert. It's a Chocolate and Strawberry panini and fits my current theme ... quick, easy and something new! I saw this on FoodTV during my NY trip and could not wait to come back home and try it. It's a success with kids but us adults have been loving it to :)


1/4 cup chocolate-hazelnut spread (recommend Nutella...mmmm!)

12 (1/2-inch) thick slices pound cake loaf (known as sponge cake in the UK)

6 fresh strawberries, hulled and very thinly sliced

Butter-flavored nonstick cooking spray (optional)

Vanilla Ice cream (optional)

Heat a panini grill to medium. Even a 'George Foreman' grill will do. Spread the chocolate-hazelnut spread over 1 side of all of the pound cake slices. Arrange the sliced strawberries over 6 cake slices. Cover with the remaining cake slices, chocolate side down. Spray the panini grill with nonstick spray and grill each panino until the pound cake is crisp and golden and the fillings are warm. It takes about 2 minutes depending on your grill strength. Cut each panino in half and serve. For those who like the hot with cold taste, serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and fresh strawberries. You know me...I can't keep away from ice cream!
You can also try the recipe with bananas if that's the preferred fruit.

Thursday, 27 September 2007

Flat Bread with Mushroom & Corn ...and one with Crab..?!

Without Cheese, With Cheese

Another quick meal - Seems to be a recurring theme with me nowadays and here is the genesis of this one.... It was a Saturday night and we decided to eat home. I wasn't really up for cooking. Thus, I tried to think of the simplest unconventional (i.e. anything but the usual) meal I could put together with whatever I had bought at the grocery store that afternoon. So, here goes.... I made flat bread with mushrooms and sweet corn with some salad on the side. Ummm...was tasty!
2 Flat breads (already had garlic and parsley added to it)
Sweet Corn
A box of Chestnut Mushrooms thinly sliced
1/2 Red Onion thinly sliced
Green Chillies - chopped
Emmental Cheese - grated
1 tbsp Olive Oil
Heat the oil in a saucepan, then add in the chillies and onions and saute for about 2 minutes. Add in the mushrooms and cook for another 4-5 minutes until partially cooked. Remove from heat and spread the mixture over the flat bread; add the corn, sprinkle cheese, add salt and pepper to taste and pop into a 200 degree (Celsius) oven for about 10-15 minutes.
As you can see, there isn't much of a science to it. When using frozen corn, ensure it is defrosted so the water does not run into the bread as it melts, making the base soggy.
Since the flat bread was a hit with us, the next time round I made a CRAB VERSION for my husband. I used the same flat bread which had parsley and garlic already added to it. I spread crab meat (found easily at Waitrose) across the top, some chopped spring onions, chopped red pepper, chillies and Emmental cheese and put it in the oven for 20 minutes. Voila - I had a happy husband! :)