|Rhubarb flowers to cheer up the room|
A three course meal for 9 people in 2 hours, not bad for a Monday morning activity.
I have to confess that because the horrible cold and windy day, I went out to pick the food yesterday evening.
For starters we made a spinach soup.
June and Asako cut the spinach and wilted it in some salted water,
They then added a chopped onion, some rosemary and a minced garlic clove.
They then added a vegetable stock to cover the greens and let it simmer until cooked.
At this point we added some cornflour to thicken the soup a little. Then added some milk to bulk it out.
We served this soup with a swirl of double cream, a little gorgonzola and to please the eye as well as the stomach some chives and lambs lettuce flowers.
For the Pizza I picked the Dandelion leaves and some spinach beet to bulk it up.
|Dandelion, spinach beet, red onion, garlic and smoked courgettes|
For a quick and easy non yeast pizza base I used the following ingredients:
2 cups of self raising flour
2 tbsp of yoghurt
1 tsp of baking powder
a little salt
cold water to mix.
coarse semolina to sprinkle on your work surface to roll out the dough
Mix all together and let rest in the fridge for 30 mins. Then roll out thinly and cut in a circle that fits into a frying pan. Put some oil in the frying pan, put in the dough and fry on both sides until done.
(about 4 minutes)
This pizza is based on The Italian Food Forever recipe but changed it a little
For the topping:
|Rhubarb crumble ingredients|