Mush

Since discovering a basic version of this recipe, we have it most weekends. It’s delicious and filling.

 

 

 

 

 

Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 500g potatoes (peeled and chopped up small)
  • 8 rashers of bacon (cut into pieces)
  • 10 cherry tomatoes (halved)
  • 4 eggs
  • Olive oil
  • A pinch of chilli flakes (optional)
  • Salt & pepper
  • Cheese (grated)

Method:

Boil the potatoes for 10 minutes and drain.

Add the bacon to the pan and drizzle with olive oil. Cook for a few minutes, until the potatoes and bacon start to crisp.

Add the tomatoes and the eggs and mix well. Cook for several minutes.

Season with salt and pepper, add the chilli flakes, if using and stir through.

Serve topped with grated cheese

Vegan pancakes with honey and raspberry

With pancake day approaching we needed to come up with an egg and milk free pancake for my wife, who, since being pregnant, has developed an allergy to them.

Swapping milk is straight forward enough, but what about the egg? Well it turns out that you can use the juice from a can of chick peas, or any legume, as an egg substitute in almost any meal. It goes by the name of Aquafaba. 

Don’t worry the pancakes don’t end up tasting like chickpeas. The almond milk also gives a great flavour to the pancakes, but Soya or any milk would also work.

I like to make mini pancakes using crumpet rings as they are a bit easier to handle.

Ingredients

300ml almond milk
100g self raising flour (sieved)
Pinch of salt
Dairy free spread, like Flora freedom

2 tablespoon of juice from a can of chick peas (lightly beaten)

To serve;

Honey

Raspberries

Method:

Add half the milk to the flour and salt and whisk to a smooth mix. Add the rest of the milk and the chick pea juice and whisk again.

Place a couple of crumpet rings into a small frying pan. Add a small amount of spread to each ring. Pour some batter into the rings and cook on a low heat for several minutes. 

Carefully remove the rings and flip the pancakes. Cook for a few more minutes, until golden in colour.

Serve drizzled in honey and with a handful of raspberries