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Peach & Pistachio Tarte Tatin

Easter is coming up soon and boy, do we have the recipe for you! Taken from the Ultimate Gluten Free, Dairy Free Collection by Grace Cheetham, feast your eyes on this gorgeous Peach & Pistachio Tarte Tatin – sweet, fresh and oh so perfect for an Easter treat!

 

Taken from the Ultimate Gluten Free, Dairy Free Collection

 

*Gluten Free – Dairy Free – Vegan

SERVES 6
PREP 10 minutes, plus making the pastry
COOK 55 minutes

Ingredients
75g/2¾oz/5 tbsp dairy free margarine
100g/3½oz/½ cup packed light brown sugar
6 peaches, stoned and quartered
unsalted pistachios, shelled and chopped, for sprinkling

Sweet Shortcrust Pastry Mix
75g/2¾oz/heaped ⅓ cup brown rice flour
40g/1½oz/scant ⅓ cup maize flour
35g/1¼oz/⅓ cup gram (chickpea) flour
1 tsp xanthan gum
50g/1¾oz/½ cup ground almonds (substitute fo 50g/1¾oz/½ cup finely ground shelled, unsalted pistachios)

Method
1 Gently heat the margarine in a 20cm/8in heavy-based oven-proof frying pan until melted. Sprinkle the sugar over, then arrange the peach quarters in the pan in one layer. Cook over a gentle heat for 20–30 minutes until the peaches are soft and golden and the liquid has caramelized. Remove from the heat.

2 Preheat the oven to 220°C/425°F/gas 7. Liberally dust a chopping board with sweet shortcrust pastry mix and, using a rolling pin, gently roll out the pastry to a round that is slightly larger than the frying pan. Be careful as the pastry will still be slightly sticky. Trim the pastry neatly into a circle with a sharp knife, then carefully lift or ease the pastry with a spatula and place it on top of the frying pan, completely covering the peaches and tucking the excess down the side of the peaches, if you need to.

3 Transfer the pan to the oven and bake for 20–25 minutes until the pastry is golden. Remove the tart from the oven and leave to cool in the pan for 2 minutes. Place a serving plate, upside down, over the top of the pan, then, holding the pan and plate together, turn them over so that the tart turns out onto the serving plate with the caramelized peaches on top. (Be very careful and use oven gloves as the pan will still be very hot.) Liberally sprinkle over the chopped pistachios. Serve warm or cold.

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Quinoa and Borlotti Burgers from The Part-Time Vegetarian

The #midweekmeal veggie burger recipe you’ve been after! Taken from The Part-Time Vegetarian by Nicola Graimes, this plant-based burger takes less than 45 minutes to prep and cook, it’s full of flavour and a firm family favourite. Read on for the full recipe!

Taken from The Part-Time Vegetarian by Nicola Graimes

Serves: 4
Preparation time:  15 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes

Ingredients
90g/31⁄4oz/generous 1⁄2 cup red quinoa
400g/14oz can borlotti beans, drained
2 spring onions/scallions, finely chopped
5 sun-dried tomatoes, finely chopped
1⁄2 red pepper, deseeded and diced
1 tsp hot smoked paprika
1 tbsp soy sauce
2 tsp dried oregano flour, for dusting
sunflower oil, for frying
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
rocket/arugula, watercress and spinach
salad, to serve

To finish
3 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
3 tbsp mayonnaise
4 ciabatta rolls or sesame seed buns,
split in half and lightly toasted
3 tomatoes, sliced into rounds
2 handfuls of salad leaves
1 avocado, peeled, pitted and diced

Method
1
Put the quinoa in a saucepan, cover with water and bring to the boil over a high heat. Turn the heat down and simmer for 20 minutes, covered, until very tender (it should be softer in texture than normal), then drain.
2
Meanwhile, mix together the sweet chilli sauce and mayonnaise.
3
Tip the cooked quinoa into a food processor with the borlotti beans and process to a coarse paste, leaving some of the beans almost whole. Spoon the mixture into a bowl and stir in the spring onions/scallions, sun-dried tomatoes, red pepper, smoked paprika, soy sauce and oregano. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
4
Quarter the mixture and shape each portion into a large burger with floured hands, then lightly dust each burger in flour. Heat enough oil to coat the base of a large non-stick frying pan over a medium heat and fry the burgers for 6–8 minutes, turning once, until golden and crisp. (Alternatively, brush with oil and cook on a baking sheet in the oven preheated to 190°C/375°F/Gas 5 for 25 minutes, turning once, until golden and crisp.)
5
To serve, spread each half of the toasted ciabatta rolls with the sweet chilli mayonnaise. Top one half of each roll with the tomato, salad leaves, burger and avocado and then the ciabatta lid. Serve with salad.

Happy cooking! Don’t forget to tag @NourishBooks when you post your creations online.

Meg’s Noodle Stir-Fry from Rose Elliot’s Complete Vegan

There’s not much that can’t be fixed by a generous helping noodles, except maybe a snappy recipe to match. Chilli, garlic and a whole lot of seasonal veg makes this vegan dish ideal for a punchy midweek meal, perfect for a Tuesday night! Taken from Rose Elliot’s Complete Vegan, you can use straight-to-wok noodles or dried ones, remember to follow the instructions on the packet.

From Rose: ‘Meg is my middle daughter, a busy doctor and mother of three, and this is one of her fast after-work recipes. Meg uses ready-to-use or ‘straight-to-wok’ noodles; if you prefer to use dried ones, prepare according to the packet instructions.’

Taken from Rose Elliot’s Complete Vegan

 

Serves 2–3

Ingredients
2 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, chopped
125g (41/2oz) slim broccoli stalks
3 garlic cloves, grated or crushed
1 red chilli, finely chopped
3cm (1in) piece of fresh root ginger, grated
1 red (bell) pepper, deseeded and thinly sliced
125g (41/2oz) button mushrooms
125g (41/2oz) sugar snap peas
125g (41/2oz) baby sweetcorn, sliced lengthways
300g (101/2oz) straight-to-wok noodles
soy sauce, to taste
handful of fresh coriander (cilantro) leaves, chopped, to garnish
roasted cashew nuts, to serve

Heat the oil in a wok or large saucepan over a medium-high heat, add the onion and cook, stirring, for 3–5 minutes until starting to soften. Add the broccoli along with a splash of cold water, cover the pan and increase the heat to high. Steam the broccoli for 5 minutes, until the stems begin to soften and the water has evaporated.

Add the garlic, chilli, ginger, (bell) pepper, mushrooms, sugar snap peas and sweetcorn, and cook for 1–2 minutes until the vegetables are cooked. Stir in the noodles and warm over a low heat until the noodles are heated through. Add soy sauce, to taste.

3 Serve, garnished with the chopped coriander (cilantro) and roasted cashew nuts.

Happy cooking! Don’t forget to tag @NourishBooks in your social posts, we’d love to see your creations!

Raspberry Tart with Creme Patisserie & Rosemary

We can’t quite contain our excitement for French Countryside Cooking by Daniel Galmiche, published on May 11th! So, to tickle your tastebuds, we’re sharing an *EXCLUSIVE* recipe from the book: Raspberry Tart with Creme Patisserie & Rosemary. Daniel’s book works in time with the seasons, in an effort to be more sustainable and also fill your shopping lists with ingredients at their peak.

From Daniel: ‘ I have included a few recipes with raspberries in this chapter, and with herbs too, but I can assure you they are totally different. Here, for example, the touch of grated lime, the crème fraîche and the rosemary bring a unique balance to the dessert with its crunchy Breton sablé pastry.’

Taken from French Countryside Cooking

 

 

SERVES 4
PREPARATION TIME 25 minutes, plus 20 minutes infusing
COOKING TIME 30 minutes

Ingredients
300g/10½oz/heaped 2⅓ cups raspberries
icing (confectioners’) sugar, to decorate
grated zest of ½ lime
1 tsp chopped rosemary leaves
2 tbsp crème fraîche

FOR THE SABLÉ PASTRY
90g/3¼oz/¾ cup plain (all purpose) flour
1 tsp baking powder
70g/2½oz/heaped ½ cup icing (confectioners’) sugar
60g/2.oz unsalted butter, softened
a pinch of salt
2 egg yolks
grated zest of ½ lime

FOR THE CRÈME PÂTISSIÈRE
250ml/9fl oz/1 cup full-fat milk
½ vanilla pod, split lengthways
3 egg yolks
50g/1¾oz/scant ¼ cup caster (superfine) sugar
25g/1oz/scant ¼ cup cornflour (corn starch)
1 tbsp unsalted butter
juice of ½ lime

Method
1 Preheat the oven to 170°C/325°C/gas 3. To make the sablé pastry, sift together the flour and baking powder in a bowl. Whisk together the sugar, butter, salt and egg yolks, using an electric whisk, until light and flu!y. Fold in the flour mixture and lime zest to make a soft dough. Flatten between two sheets of baking paper to about 1cm/½in thick, then transfer to a baking sheet, lifting off the top sheet of baking paper. Bake for 12–18 minutes until light golden. Remove from the oven and cut immediately into an 18cm/7in square while it is still soft and pliable, but then leave it to cool before lifting o! the tray.

2 To make the crème pâtissière, put the milk in a saucepan over a low heat. Use a sharp knife to scrape the vanilla seeds into the milk, whisk the milk, then add the vanilla pod as well. Heat the milk until it is almost simmering, then remove from the heat, cover with cling film (plastic wrap) and leave to infuse for about 20 minutes. Remove the vanilla pod from the milk, rinse and dry on paper towel as you can use it again.

3 Meanwhile, whisk the egg yolks and sugar until light, thick and creamy. Gradually add the cornflour (corn starch), a spoonful at a time, whisking well after each addition to avoid any lumps forming. Slowly pour half the infused milk into the egg mixture, beating as you pour, then transfer the mixture back into the saucepan with the remaining milk. Put over a medium-low heat and stir continuously and quickly for about 10 minutes, or until the mixture begins to thicken. Remove from the heat, whisk in the butter and lime juice and continue to stir until the mixture has cooled down and is lovely and smooth, thick and slightly trembling.

4 Spread the crème pâtissière about 5mm/¼in thick over the pastry, leaving a small margin clear around the edge. Put the raspberries in lines over the top of the crème pâtissière to cover it completely. Dust with a shake of sifted icing (confectioners’) sugar, and sprinkle with the lime zest and a little of the chopped rosemary. Mix the remaining rosemary with the crème fraîche and spoon into a piping bag, then pipe a small dot of crème fraîche on the top of every other raspberry all over the tart. Add a tiny piece of rosemary to each crème fraîche dot.

Happy baking! Don’t forget to tag us, @NourishBooks, on social media – we’d love to see how you get on.

Home-Style Aubergine from Mowgli!

Taken from Mowgli: Street Food by Nisha Katona, this staple dish is a firm favourite in South Asian households! Full vegan and definitely delicious, read ahead for some words of wisdom from Nisha herself.

From Nisha: “Many Indians are vegan. Aubergine/eggplant is India’s best-loved vegetable and the reason for this, my Maa and I reckon, is because it is the closest many Indians get to that meat texture. We always fry the aubergine before we add our curry spices, unlike in Thai cuisine. This adds a caramelised sweetness to the flesh that does much of the legwork in creating the massive flavours in this dish.”

Taken from Mowgli: Street Food

PREP: 10 MINUTES
COOK: 30 MINUTES
SERVES 4

Ingredients
4 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tsp panch phoron
1 large dried red chilli
2 large aubergines/eggplants, cut into long, thin 5cm/2 inch slices
¼ tsp ground turmeric
¼ tsp chilli powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp caster/granulated sugar
juice of ¼ lemon
250g/9oz canned chopped tomatoes
1 tablespoon chopped coriander/ cilantro leaves 

Method
1 Put the vegetable oil in a large non-stick frying pan set over a medium-high heat. When hot, add the panch phoron and fry until they start to crackle, then add the red chilli and aubergines and, turning the heat down to low, partially cover and cook for 10 minutes or until the aubergines are golden brown and tender.
2 Stir the ground turmeric, chilli powder, salt, sugar, lemon juice and the canned tomatoes into the aubergine mix and fry for a further 6 minutes until the oil has started to split out of the tomatoes. Garnish with the chopped coriander and serve. 

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