Leek and Courgette Soup
I don't usually saute my vegetables before adding stock to make soup. I've found over the years it doesn't make a difference to the finished taste and it saves on calories. But this is one of the exceptions.
2 courgettes (diced)
1 large leek (sliced)
1 litre vegetable stock
Gently saute the vegetables in the butter for 5 mins before adding the stock.
Bring to the boil and simmer for 10 mins.
Blitz until smooth.
Tropical Fruit Loaf
6oz self raising flour
2oz glace ginger (chopped)
2 1/2oz dessicated coconut
2oz tinned pineapple, drained and chopped
Cream butter and sugar
Add eggs 1 at a time
Fold in ginger, coconut and pineapple
Bake in a loaf tin 40-45 mins
The above recipe was created by my friend Sarah. Her blog is Unbought Delicacies.
Years ago I read that you can take out 1oz/25g of sugar from cake recipes without it altering the outcome. The cake in the photo had 5 oz of sugar and still tastes delicious :-)