Sobrasada Meatballs

Sobrasada Meatballs

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This week we prepared a very Spanish recipe. Not because it’s very traditional, but rather because you need something very Spanish to make it – sobrasada. This red paste looks similar to chorizo, but both the consistency and the flavour are a bit different. It is a typical product from Majorca that locals usually just spread on bread. Even if you haven’t got a holiday to the lovely Spanish islands planned, and that this video doesn’t convince you that you need to plan it, there are plenty of shops and supermarkets where you can buy it in the UK.

We found this recipe in a very popular Spanish blog about food, El Comidista (it’s only in Spanish I’m afraid), and because we’ve been experimenting a bit with meatballs lately, we thought it was a nice recipe to post!

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You will notice that the recipe doesn’t include a sauce. It’s not that we have forgotten, but the meatballs are tasty and rich enough, so they are best served with a simple salad or some Greek yoghurt.

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Milly Molly’s Cupcakes

Milly Molly’s Cupcakes

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A couple of weeks ago we went “up north” to celebrate the birthday of a friend. They had organised an amazing garden party with a barbecue, Pimm’s, garden games and glorious summer weather! It was all so nice we felt like we were part of a summer tv add.

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And then came the cakes… Our host’s sister is a fantastic baker who has an online cupcake business in Cheshire. She had made plenty of cupcakes and other sweet treats for the birthday, so she put them all on a table for us to admire… and eat!!

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Easy Lemon Mousse

Easy Lemon Mousse

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I am lazy. I love cooking, but even if I do, I am lazy, and don’t like to spend hours forming peaks with egg whites or beating cream until stiff.

A fresh lemon mousse is possibly my favourite dessert for the summer, but most recipes are too sweet or include too much arm work, so I decided to try something fresher and easier, and this was the result!

It is very simple and you don’t need to chill it for hours in the fridge, as long as you keep the ingredients in the fridge before you prepare it, it will be ready to it as soon as it’s done! But of course if you keep it in the fridge for a couple of hours the ingredients will settle better.

We didn’t take pictures of the process this time, it’s not difficult to imagine how to squeeze a lemon and mix it with some cream cheese! But this was the creamy result…

You need…

  • 1 1/2 lemons (zest and juice)
  • 250g mascarpone cheese
  • 400g Greek natural yoghurt
  • 100g sugar

Mix the zest and juice of the lemons with the mascarpone cheese until combined. Add the yoghurt and sugar to the mixture and work it all together until smooth. Divide the mousse in individual ramekins and decorate to taste.

Et voilá! Lemon Mousse…

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