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Eggcellent toasted sandwich

Hungry? Yes. Lazy? Yes.

Solution: egg toasted sandwich. It’ll fill you up with very little effort. Here’s how:

  • Plug in the toasted sandwich press and put in a slice of bread, buttered-side down, straight away so it starts cooking.
  • Slather on some relish – I’ve used beetroot chutney but standard tomato relish is great too.
  • Layer some ham, or cooked bacon if you’ve got it!
  • Cut a few thick slices of cheese and arrange to form a square egg-nest.
  • Crack an egg into the nest – the cheese will secure it so it doesn’t run everywhere.
  • Place another slice of bread on top, buttered on the outside, and cook for a good 10 minutes.

Voila; a satisfying meal made with almost no effort in 10 minutes – brilliant!

Ultimate treat: s’mores dip

Sooo good...
Sooo good…

I have found one of the best treat ideas ever. S’mores dip! It’s been trending on social media recently and I thought I’d try it out to see if it actually is as good as it looks…and it really is!! It’s ideal for a flat-night-in: all sitting in the lounge, rugged up warm with a delicious treat to share together. Aw!

You will need:

  • 2 180g bags of Pascall marshmallows
  • 1 250g bag of chocolate drops
  • 1-2 packets of vanilla wine biscuits

Method:

  • Preheat the oven to 230 degrees Celsius.
  • Tip the chocolate drops into a medium, round baking dish and level them out into an even layer.
  • Place the marshmallows on top of the chocolate drops around the edge of the dish, working your way in until there are no gaps.
  • Wait until the oven has reached temperature and place on a high rack so the marshmallows go golden and crispy on top.
  • Make sure you KEEP AN EYE ON IT as the marshmallows can burn quickly.
  • Once the marshmallows are nice and golden, remove it from the oven. Depending on your oven this should take around 10 minutes.
  • Dip a wine biscuit (or three) into the gooey dip and you’ll be in sweet treat heaven!

Want to take it to the next level? You could turn it into peanut butter cup s’mores by spreading a layer of peanut butter on the bottom of the dish before adding the chocolate drops. #mindblown

Recipe – chickpea and bacon hotpot

chickpeaandbaconhotpot

This is a really easy and tasty recipe, perfect for these cooler winter months!

I made it on the weekend and it was super yummy – so I thought I’d share the deliciousness!

Ingredients:

  • 6 slices of bacon (chopped)
  • 3 garlic cloves (finely grated)
  • 1 leek (thinly sliced)
  • knob of butter
  • 1 can of chickpeas (drained)
  • 1 tsp tomato paste
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • dash of Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 handfuls baby spinach

Method:

  1. Fry the bacon in a large non-stick frying pan until the fat is rendered.
  2. Add the sliced leek, grated garlic and butter and continue cooking until the leeks have softened.
  3. Stir through the drained chickpeas and tomato paste.
  4. Add canned tomatoes and Worcestershire sauce and bring to the boil.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Reduce heat and simmer, covered for 15mins then uncovered for 5mins.
  7. Stir through a handful of baby of spinach.

Serve on its own or with some cheese on toast! Enjoy!