All posts tagged: courgette

Courgette and Chilli Cheese Twists

I’ve turned out some pretty killer courgette recipes this season if I do say so myself, we’ve had Piccante Courgetti, Sesame Fried Courgettes and Courgette Brownies. But this is by far my favourite. I think it’s all down to the Chilli and Apple Jam from the South Devon Chilli Farm, but I’m willing to be proved wrong – so if you knock these up with a different chilli jammy concoction I wanna hear about it! These are basically a courgette take on your average cheese twist, and they come out so sweet they could probably pass for dessert. But they’re perfect with both a cup of tea and a glass of wine, so enjoy them however you please. 250g block puff pastry 4 heaped tsps apple and chilli jam (or chilli jam of your choice) 100g courgette, grated and drained of moisture 1 beaten egg (for glazing) grana padano or parmesan to grate on top Pre-heat your oven to Gas Mark 7 (conversions here) then grease and line a couple of baking trays. Roll out …

Courgette Brownies

Not everyone is going to love you for the abundance of courgettes you’re bringing home, they’re green (or yellow) and they come from the ground, this already puts off 25% of the people I know. But I dare you to find someone who not only loves this brownies, but can’t even tell they’ve been spiked. – Obviously I mean with courgette, I do not condone the other kind of spiking of brownies without the recipient’s knowledge and/or consent.ย They’ll have no idea, they’ll just be desperate to know how you made them so damn moist. They’ll be begging for the secret ingredient and when you finally let them in on it, they’ll have eaten the whole batch already. Just trust me on these, chocolate is the perfect disguise for a lot of things, and courgette is 100% on that list, top of it as far as I’m concerned. 100g cocoa 300g caster sugar (golden if you’ve got it) 200g butter 3 large eggs, beaten 100g self-raising flour Half an overgrown courgette (350g), grated Note for the …

Sesame Fried Courgettes

It’s been a huge few weeks for courgettes in the UK, and anyone with an allotment or vegetable garden will probably have an enormous glut of them just as we do. Perhaps it’s down to the higher-than-usual temperatures, or the occasional heavy rain shower, I’m no green-fingered genius so I wouldn’t know. All I do know is that I’m grateful for all this free green stuff. So “what do I do with all these courgettes?” I hear you ask. Fear not, this week I’ll be bringing you a few recipe ideas to mess about with and use up your bounty. Sesame fried courgettes are best served as a tapas dish, and in the spirit of tapas they’re best served straight from the pan. Warm, spicy, crunchy, salty – if you’ve got a courgette hater in the house, this recipe is likely to swing ’em. I’ve been a bit vague with measurements because it’s such a casual affair and a super simple concept, so please forgive the lack of official guidance and go with the handful …