This weekend we had a birthday in our house so it was time for our family tradition of a cheese and pineapple lunch.
As well and the cheese and pineapple (cheese and pickled onions and cheese and cocktail gherkins) I made a Banana loaf birthday cake as it is sugar free and 3 out of the 7 around the table are on sugar free diets and I made goats cheese and caramelised onion puff pastry tart (easy, veggie and super tasty). Recipes for both below.
We have another birthday next weekend, so I get to do it all over again!
The banana loaf is super simple;
125g wholemeal SR flour
Half tsp baking powder
2 tsp ground cinnamon
50g melted butter
2 tsp vanilla essence
1 tbsp milk
3 ripe bananas
Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl, in another bowl mix all the wet ingredients together, then mix both together and pour into a loaf tin, bake for 40 mins at 160 (fan oven).
Goats Cheese and Caramelised onion puff pastry is even easier;
1 pack ready rolled puff pastry
1 pack soft goats cheese, crumbled
Jar of caramelised onion
Unroll the puff pastry keeping it on the grease proof paper in comes wrapped in and place on a large baking tray. Cut into 20 squares. Score 1cm inside each square. Beat the egg to make egg wash and brush over each square. Fill each inside square with a tsp of caramelised onion and then crumble over the goats cheese. Bake in oven 180 (fan) for 20 mins.