I like to try all the different vegetables on offer and this week I had an organic box delivery which had a great Butternut Squash nestled inside.
I wanted to make the most of what I could do with it so I have devised the best butternut squash supper recipe I can imagine which is great for all the family.
Luckily my boys and OH love their food and will try all the different dishes that I come up with. My eldest son loves sweet potatoes and I think that the butternut squash looks very similar. They have had it before but not like this, being made the star of the show!
4.8 from 5 votes
The Best Butternut Squash Recipe
The Best Butternut Squash Recipe. Great for all the family to enjoy.
Author: mainy - myrealfairy
Salt and PepperTo personal taste
Slice the Butternut Squash into 4 or 6 slices depending on how large it is.
Place on a baking tray with lining paper
Sprinkle on the olive oil
Add salt and pepper to taste
Roast in the over for 40 minutes
Cook the Quinoa for the required time depending on pre cooked or part cooked.
Take the Butternut Squash out of the oven and immediately grate over the parmesan cheese.
When I was a young girl and staying with my nan on the weekends she would often bake with me. I remember the feel of the oversized apron tied around my waist, folded in the middle so that it wouldn’t trip me up.
One of the staple things we would bake together was scones; plain, fruit or cheese, all these would be made with her big hands over my little ones.
So, when I was looking for a tasty bake to make with my boys then cheese scones were a favourite choice.
The recipe and method are straightforward and ideas for moulding together quickly for a warm and wholesome savory treat.
5 from 1 vote
Seriously Tasty Cheese Scones Recipe
As the title says, these are seriously tasty and what's more is that they can be made in the blink of an eye!
1Egg used for glazing
Pre heat oven to 200 ºC (185 ºC if using a fan oven)
Measure and put the Flour, Baking Powder and Salt into a mixing bowl
Add the Butter and rub together with the tips of your fingers until it looks and feels like wet sand
Grate the Cheese and mix through with a large spoon
Add the Water and Milk
Work together with your hands but don’t hand longer than necessary
Put out onto a lightly floured surface
Press down to a thickness of 2cm and cut out in rounds approximately 5cm wide
Put onto a baking tray and cook for 15mins until golden
Allow to cool a little on a wire rack.
If you fancy another easy comfort food dish that you can make while you’ve got the oven on then try my Easy Toad in the Hole recipe
This vegan chocolate cake recipe is one to keep. I came across the idea when I realised there were many more people that I know who are either vegan or who are removing some areas of food from their diet. There are so many ways in which we can tweak our favourite recipes to meet our own requirements.
With my vegan chocolate cake it does not contain any eggs or butter. The standard sugar has been replaced with Natvia sweetener – Natvia is made from the stevia plant and is completely natural – and the oil is vegetable oil.
This is a cake that is so versatile. It’s perfect with a hot coffee, if you fancy a summer party then adding fresh fruit will put the sunshine feeling into the day, or if it’s luxury you are after then vegan hazelnut frosting is something that will top this off a treat!
See how easy it is to make….
5 from 7 votes
Vegan Chocolate Cake
This No Egg, No Butter, Vegan Chocolate Cake is delicious! Try it out with fresh fruit or a hot steaming coffee. You can upgrade this to the best wedding cake with vegan frosting, it's so versatile.
Author: mainy - myrealfairy
12ozNatvia Natural Sweetener
3teaspoonBicarbonate of Soda
8fl ozfl oz Vegetable Oil
Measure out your dry ingredients and mix these together in a large bowl.
Add your wet ingredients and blend these in making a smooth paste.
Line an 8 inch (22cm) loose bottomed cake tin with parchment.
Carefully pour into the tin.
Bake in a pre-heated oven for 45 minutes.
Insert a clean toothpick into the centre of the cake to see if it is baked. If the toothpick comes out clean then it’s done!
This Easy Aubergine Bake Recipe is not only super delicious but super easy to make. I find layering up bakes relaxing and what’s great is that you can get this ready in advance and then pop it in the oven when you are nearly ready to have your meal. It only takes 40 minutes in the oven.
What you will need is:
1 garlic clove
2 small or 1 large aubergine
1 ball of mozzarella cheese
8 pasta sheets
1 can tinned tomatoes or passata
A couple of sprigs of basil
Grated cheddar cheese
Crush the garlic clove and mix with the tinned tomatoes. Spread this as the first layer across your oven dish. Then place the pasta sheets, trying to close all the gaps as good as possible.
Tear the mozarella into chunks and place over the pasta sheets.
Place a layer of roughly 1cm thick slices of aubergine on top of the mozarella.
Next put another layer of the pasta and cover with the remaining tinned tomatoes. Spread evenly over the pasta.
Place the sliced mushrooms ontop of the tomatoes and cover with the second half of the mozzarella then sprinkle over the grated cheese. Season well with salt and pepper.
Cook in the middle of a pre heated oven on a medium heat for 40 minutes.
My top tip for this recipe is to get your ingredients prepared so that you can layer the dish together a bit easier. Crush the garlic, cut the mushrooms and aubergines and unwrap your mozzarella. Place all of these in individual bowls and then relax and enjoy building up this tasty bake.
I’d love to hear how yours turned out and if you have any variations you’d like to share.