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Courgettes and chorizo muffins

Courgettes and chorizo muffins

The courgette season is coming to an end. Because the weather has been so warm lately, mine are still giving a little bit. So here is another recipe that is super easy and always a family pleaser in my house, Courgettes and chorizo muffins. It is especially nice on a Sunday morning as part of a brunch.

Ingredients:

225 g self raising flour

one egg

half teaspoon of baking powder

100 g grated cheddar

50 g diced chorizo

50 g black olives

one spring onion

1 grated courgette

175 ml milk

25 ml of olive oil

Greased muffin tray

Pre-heat oven to 180 º C

Method:

In a bowl mix all the dry ingredients, flour, baking powder, cheese, courgettes, onion and olives. Mix milk, egg and olive oil together, then pour over your dry mix. Quickly mix but don’t over do it otherwise your muffins will be very heavy. For a light fluffy muffin, you quickly mix the ingredients together. And that is more or less it. Fill your muffin tin half way to the top, leaving a bit of space for your muffin to rise. Pop them in the oven for 20 minutes or so, until nice and golden on top. Serve them hot as part of a brunch or even with a soup. If you are vegetarian, the chorizo is not necessary. The olives and spring onions add plenty of flavour anyway.

You can also find other courgettes recipes here 

Bon appétit!⠀

Corrine x

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Padrón peppers, chorizo and poached eggs

Padrón peppers, chorizo and poached eggs

This is a recipe you could easily have at lunch time or even as part of a brunch: padrón peppers, chorizo and poached eggs. As some of you may know, I spent my childhood in the South of France. My dad used to have an allotment. He grew all kinds of peppers, padrón, being his favourite. I remember spending a lot of time with him, picking them. My mum used to make this at lunch time quite a lot. She didn't actually use chorizo but anchovies instead. I didn't have any in my cupboard, so went for chorizo and it tasted great. It's super easy to do. So what's not to like?

Ingredients:

Padrón peppers (about 4 to 6 per person)

Chorizo ( you don’t need a lot, about 50 g or so cut into cubes)

1 or 2 poached eggs per person

Your favourite slice of bread

A non stick pan

One tbsp of olive oil

Method:

Start by poaching your eggs. While they are poaching, in a pan, fry the padrón peppers until they become soft and a bit char on top. Then, add your chorizo and lightly fry for a minute or so.

For this recipe I like to use either a piece of sourdough or a chunky piece of multi-seed loaf that I toast.

I don’t butter my toast, that’s just me but please feel free to do so. Place your padrón peppers on top first then the poached eggs and the pieces of chorizo.

P.S: you can replace the chorizo with cottage cheese or even a beautiful goat cheese, if you are vegetarian. Also, if you don’t have padrón, you can use normal peppers sliced in quarters.

Bakeries: Cambridge is lucky to have a good variety of bakeries, here are some that I use, Balzano’s, Stir and Burwash Larder.

Bon appétit!⠀

Corrine x