As we're sure you're already aware, a brand new series of The Great British Bake Off begins on BBC One at 8 o'clock this evening! Naturally, we at British Bakeware are H-U-G-E fans of Bake Off, and so we thought we'd celebrate the show's long-awaited return with a little competition!
The first week of Bake Off is always cake week, so we're giving away an 8" Round Cake Tin and a Large Cooling Rack - perfect for cooking up a sumptuous cake of your very own!
How to enter:
Note: You'll need a Twitter account!
- Follow @BakewareUK on Twitter.
- Retweet the competition post at the top of our page.
- Cross your fingers and start thinking about all the delicious cakes you'll bake if you win!
The competition will close at 12 noon on Tuesday the 30th of August, at which point we'll draw a winner at random and notify them via Twitter. Good luck, and make sure you don't miss GBBO tonight!
These quick quesadillas are a fantastic idea for your party this New Year’s Eve, they take virtually no time at all to prepare and cook, and your party guests will love the flavours from the pineapple salsa and guacamole!
After a busy Christmas with a lot of complicated food, we can imagine that you want to keep the food simple for New Year’s Eve without losing any of the flavour of the food. Well these quick quesadillas are a fantastic dish to serve your guests! The recipe is courtesy of Jamie Oliver, so you know it is going to be fantastic! The sweet finish of the pineapple is backed up with the heat from the chilli, and this is excellently complimented by the creamy taste of the cheese in the quesadillas themselves. So have a go at this fantastic recipe and your guests won’t be disappointed!
- 250g cottage cheese
- Juice of half a lime
- 1 finely chopped yellow pepper
- 1 finely chopped red pepper
- 1 red chilli
- Half a bunch of fresh coriander
- 120g cheddar cheese
- 4 large flour tortillas
For the Pineapple Salsa
- 227g tinned pineapple rings, chopped
- Olive Oil
- Half a Lime
- Half a teaspoon of black mustard seeds
- Half a red chilli
For the Guacamole
- 2 ripe avocados (halved and stoned)
- Half a bunch of fresh coriander
- Half a red onion, grated
- 1 red chilli, deseeded and chopped
- Juice of 2 limes
- 2 tomatoes, chopped
Step 1-Start with your pineapple salsa. Set your hob or hotplate to a medium-high heat and add a dash of oil, the mustard seeds and the chilli. Once the smell starts to release, add the pineapple and the juice and some black pepper. Cook until this solution turns thicker and starts to bind and become sticky. Squeeze the juice of the lime in and set aside in a dish to serve later.
Step 2-The next part to do is the guacamole. Take the already halved and stoned avocados and scrape the flesh of both avocados in to a mixing bowl. Add in the grated red onion, lime juice, chilli and coriander. Add as much salt and black pepper as you want, then add the tomatoes. Mix it together well either using an electric blender or just your hands.
Step 3-Add the lime juice and salt and pepper in to the cottage cheese and stir together. To make the quesadillas, mix the cheddar cheese in with the coriander, peppers and chilli and spread across two of the flour tortillas, and then add the other two tortillas on top.
Step 4-Cook in your oven or grill for 3 minutes or so on either side of the quesadilla until they turn a delicious golden brown colour and the cheese melts.
Step 5-That’s it, simply cut up and serve with the pineapple salsa and guacamole. Enjoy!
Source: Jamie Oliver
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