As January is finally over, wow that was a long month right? I’m looking forward to Spring, I know it’s not here yet. But as soon as I see daffodils, I get excited for bright food, flowers and the prospect of sunny cold days. This recipe is inspired by a meringue I saw in the latest edition of Sainsbury’s magazine. Combining pineapple, coconut and passion fruit. I’ve wanted to practice my pastry skills a bit more and these tart cases have remained unused since I bought them.
Shortcrust pastry, caramelised pineapple, coconut cream and shavings, topped with a helping of tangy passion fruit. Flavours that simply go together, a mixture of textures and tangs that can transport you straight in to Spring, sort of.
I’ve really loved experimenting with vegetarian recipes. This rich, spicy tomato and coconut base with subtle spices and a kick of heat is lick the bowl delicious. Pair it with the sweetness of roasted sweet potato and the buttery cauliflower rice and well, I could be a vegetarian forever. I wanted to make a substantial dish that you could make and it was even better the next day. A great big pot of yummyness that you could share with friends or freeze and take to work. It may look like a lot of ingredients, but once you have the base of the curry mastered, it really doesn’t take much effort.
My Husband has testified that it is one of his favourite things I have ever cooked and my Mom took a sample straight home to my Step Dad. You could eat it like this, or you could add chicken if you wanted a meat option. I really hope you enjoy it as much as I loved creating it, because I’m pretty proud.
This is quite possibly the most indulgent thing I’ve ever made and shared on the blog. I won’t tell you about the chocolate cake I made Dale for his Birthday, but I think I may have gained 10lbs that weekend! This really is something to share, so if you are planning a birthday party, dinner party or are going somewhere that needs cake, make this.
Coconut and lime are two of my favourite flavours, coconut gelato is by far my favourite dessert in the world. So ignore the calories, bake the cake and have a slice. A fresh and sweet accompaniment to a pot of tea in the garden.