Olive, Lemon and Coconut Pots

I have been intrigued by savoury desserts for some time. The concept is not new, but many chefs have taken this to a whole new level. I had earlier made a Tomato Soup Cake which fits the bill for savoury desserts. However, I wanted to try something different.

Olives and lemon are a great combination and I thought of including coconut with these flavours. I used Greek yoghurt instead of cream and the dessert was light and creamy.

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For those of you that love savoury foods, this recipe will be ideal. If you’re also looking to cut down on your sugar cravings, this dessert is perfect.

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Anyway, the result was surprising, but in a nice way. I loved the taste – the olives were more prominent and I could taste the other ingredients, though it was more subtle. It’s quite filling and you can snack on these without feeling too guilty!

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PREP: 15 minutes COOK TIME: 40-50 minutes SERVES: 4

Ingredients

400 gms Greek yoghurt

1/4 cup granulated sugar

2 tsp cornflour

1/4 tsp vanilla extract

!/8 tsp salt

1 large egg, lightly beaten

1/2 cup coconut milk

1/8 tsp coconut extract, optional

1/3 cup black olives, pitted

2 tbsp lemon juice

Olive and lemon slices for garnish

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 160C.

Grease four ramekin dishes with a little butter.

Place the olives in a blender and process until smooth.

Place the Greek yoghurt in a mixing bowl and beat well until smooth. Add the granulated sugar, cornflour, vanilla extract and salt and beat well.

Add the beaten egg slowly and mix well. Add the coconut milk, olive paste, lemon juice and coconut extract and beat until combined. Spoon the mixture into the ramekin dishes. Place them in a roasting pan half-filled with hot water and bake 40-50 minutes until it is set. Remove the roasting tin carefully from the oven and remove the ramekins. Cool.

Cover with clingfilm and place in the refrigerator. It will store for up to a week. Garnish with the olive and lemon slices before serving.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marmite-roast Potatoes

These Marmite roast potatoes are so good that you will definitely make them often as I have. I love Marmite and Vegemite. My favourite snack is Marmite on toast with some cheese. I used Marmite but you can also use Vegemite.

A single serving contains 17pc of your recommended daily allowance of Vitamin B1 (thiamin), 18pc of B2, and 36pc of B3. These vitamins are essential for eye and skin health, as well as protecting your nervous system and helping you to break down the energy from food.

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The savoury taste of the potatoes is absolutely delicious besides being so easy to make. I made some scrambled eggs to go with the roast potatoes and had them with toast. My family loved it. It’s perfect to have for breakfast/brunch.

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I got this recipe from Good Housekeeping.

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PREP: 25 minutes COOK TIME: 1 hour 15 minutes SERVES: 4-6

Ingredients

1 kg floury potatoes

1 tsp Marmite

6 tbsp olive oil

Salt and pepper

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 190C.

Peel the potatoes and cut into large even sized chunks. Boil in a large pan with enough water to cover them. Simmer for 12 minutes.

Meanwhile, mix the marmite and olive oil in a small bowl. Empty this mixture into a roasting tin large enough to fit the potatoes in a single layer. Heat this in the oven for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside.

Drain the potatoes and steam dry in the colander for three minutes. Shake well to ruff up the edges (do this in batches if easier).

Add the potatoes with some seasoning to the hot marmite mixture and toss well to coat them evenly with the mixture. Roast for 1 hour until golden, basting/turning occasionally. Transfer to a warm plate and serve immediately.