Falafel Burgers and Flatbreads

For the last couple of weeks I have been craving something different for lunch, something a bit spicy, hot and light and these Falafel Burgers, based on a recipe I found on the BBC Good Food website, turned out to be just what I was looking for.  They are very simple to make and make a great lunch when wrapped in some homemade flatbread with some crunchy lettuce and natural yoghurt (perhaps flavoured with some chopped mint) or mayo.  I used a flatbread recipe from River Cottage Everyday and one thing I discovered is that if you keep leftover dough in the fridge overnight it makes a softer, chewier flatbread the next day and makes excellent mop-ups for curry.  [Read more…]

♥ Apple and Salted Caramel Tart Fine ♥

Last Friday was the February Irish Foodies cookalong and of course the theme this  month had to be Food for Romance/Loved Ones.   This was a perfect excuse to make what is fast becoming one of our favourite desserts in this house – a very tasty little tart that I first saw on Gordon Ramsay’s F Word.  I tweaked it just slightly by adding a smear of  salted caramel between the pastry and apples which produces a tart that is crispy and flaky and deliciously chewy all at once.  Like a lot of things I like to cook it is amazingly quick and very simple but yet looks like you have made a real effort, so it is perfect whether you are planning a cosy little dinner à deux or a get-together with loved ones.  If you are cooking for more than two then you can of  course make smaller tarts and get three from each roll of pastry and once they are brushed with melted butter they will keep for an hour or so until ready for cooking [Read more…]