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Veggies and sausage parcel with beetroot coleslaw


Veggie parcel & beet slaw
Veggie parcel & beet slaw

Ingredients for 5 portions:

Ingredients for this recipe
Ingredients for this recipe
  • 3 medium parsnips
  • 4 medium carrots
  • 1 large sausage (long life) or 4 hot dogs
  • 1 large leek
  • 1/2 tin of tomato soup
  • 1 onion
  • 2 beetroots
  • Mayonnaise
  • 1 Jus-Rol short crust sheet
  • Vegetable oil

Method:

Preheat the oven at 200C before starting the prep.

Cut the medium onion in 2. Keep half for frying and half for later. Peel 2 carrots, the 3 parsnips then, cut each of them in 4 length way. Cut the leek same way. Place them all in a large bowl.

Fry the smaller saussage cuts with onion for more flavour
Fry the smaller sausage cuts with onion for more flavor

In a frying pan, heat 2 tablespoon of vegetable oil.  Fry one half of onion that has been diced, then lightly brown every side of the browned sausage.

All covered with the tinned tomato soup...
All covered with the tinned tomato soup…

Once that is done, pour the content of the frying pan on the vegetables. Also add the 200ml of tomato soup, salt and Pepper. Then, crush 1 stock cube on the melange before mixing all the ingredients together. Taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary.

All in the Jus-Rol pastry sheet...
All in the Jus-Rol pastry sheet…

Spray a bit of oil on the oven tray and lay on it the pastry sheet. Then, carefully place on its middle all the vegetable and the sausage. Making sure that the sausage is placed at the heart of the vegetable heap. Now bring up the sides of the pastry so the content will not fall to the side.

After 40 minutes ... let it cooldown
After 40 minutes … let it cool down

If necessary, cover it all with foil to maintain the shape. Place the parcel in the oven for 40 minutes at 200C. Serve with a small beetroot slaw.

3 colors for the coleslaw
3 colors for the coleslaw

Preparing the coleslaw: peel and grate the beetroot, and the 2 remaining carrots. Also grate the leftover onion. Place all in a bowl. Add salt and pepper, plus 3 full tablespoons of mayonnaise. Mix and set aside. The onion can be replaced by white or red cabbage. If you are not fan of coleslaw just serve the parcel with a simple green salad and a light vinaigrette.

Up close! Bon App'
Up close! Bon App’
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Closed pie with pear and dark chocolate


Light, fluffy, not too sweet pear pie

Ingredients for 5 portions:

  • 100g Dark chocolate
  • Tin pear
  • 100g almond powder
  • 100g sugar
  • 1 lemon zest
  • 10ml corn or any vegetable oil
  • 1 Jus-Rol puff pastry sheet

Method:

Preheat the oven at 180C.

Drain the halved pears and cut them in 2 making each piece a quarter. Dry every quarter with paper towel and set them aside.

Dry the pear quarters

Mix the almond powder, lemon zest and sugar, together and set the mix aside.

Now prepare the chocolate sauce in the same way as for the sponge and orange sandwich (search the blog).

Spray some vegetable oil on the oven baking tray and lay the puff pastry flat on it.

Pears diped in chocolate

Cover the pear quarters in chocolate and gently place them length ways on the pastry sheet.

Now, cover the pears with the almond, zest and sugar mix like on the third photo on the top.  All you have to do now is just fold the pastry over the pears to create an envelope.

With a knife or fork score the edges of the pastry to seal the envelop. Using a baking brush, gently brush the top of the pie with some vegetable oil before placing it in the oven for 40 minutes at 180C.

Once the pie is ready, let it cool down for at least 10 minutes before serving. The dark chocolate can be very bitter for children, so, serve it to them with an ice cream or a fruit sauce. Enjoy!

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