Recipe

Creamy Avocado & Basil Pasta
04 / 05 / 2017

The Superfood - avocado - is packed with nutrients that is healthy to our body. Avocado's unique flavour and creamy texture allowed it to be used in various ways to create all sorts of dishes. Most popular avocado dishes are either appetisers or side dishes, try this avocado pasta main recipe to satisfy all your avocado cravings!

 

Creamy Avocado & Basil Pasta

Serves 4

 

Ingredients

•  2 Ripe Avocados, halved, seeded and peeled

•  340g Spaghetti

•  ½ cup Fresh Basil

•  2 cloves Garlic

•  4 Bacon Strips, diced and cooked

•  1/3 cup Olive Oil

•  1 cup Cherry Tomatoes, halved

•  2 tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice

•  Sea salt and black pepper to taste

 

Instructions

1. Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling water with a little salt and olive oil, follow the instructions on the packaging, drain well and set aside

2. Prepare the avocado sauce while the pasta cooks. Combine avocado, basil, garlic and lemon juice in a food processor and blend. Season with salt and pepper

3. Add olive oil while the food processor runs and blend until emulsified

4. Combine the pasta and sauce with the chopped cherry tomatoes and diced bacon, serve immediately

Strawberry French Napoleons
21 / 03 / 2017

Strawberries are used to create hundreds of different desserts. These bite-size delicacies have a glossy, glowing red skin, accompanied by a delicate texture. Strawberries have a strong aroma that is very sweet and almost candy-like, they also have a slight hint of acidity to bring out the full flavor of the fruit.

This recipe of Strawberry French Napoleon combines the honeyed taste of strawberry with some crisp, crusty and buttery pastry. This recipe is easy to make and will be sure to make an impression!

 

Strawberry French Napoleons

18 Napoleons

 

Ingredients

•  250g sliced Red/White Japanese Strawberries

•  2 sheets of Chilled Frozen Puff Pastry

•  240ml Milk

•  240ml Cool Whip

•  100g Vanilla Instant Pudding Mix

•  Handful of icing sugar for garnish

 

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 200 degree Celsius

2. Roll out each pastry sheet to 1/8-inch thickness on a lightly floured surface

3. Cut out 9 Napoleons per sheet using a cookie cutter and place them on ungreased baking sheets

4. Bake the Napoleons for 8-11 minutes or until golden brown at 200 degree Celsius

5. Once baked, move the Napoleons to a wire rack to cool

6. Whisk the milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes in a bowl, then, fold in Cool Whip

7. Cut the puff pastries in half and place the bottom halves on a serving dish

8. Spoon the filling over each pastry and top with strawberries

9. Place the Pastry top on top of the fillings and strawberries, garnish with icing sugar and serve immediately  

 

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