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Fast Food For Sunday Lunch

Fast Food, Rocking Dog

Fast Food

What could be lovelier than cooking for good friends, well that’s unless you hate cooking! Sunday’s menu was a little bit all over the place, part Spanish, Lebanese and Italian influenced. Shame on me, married to a Scot AND being Burn’s Night I should have been serving up Haggis, neeps and tatties!

However the menu was a starter sized portion of Tori Haschka’s Black Bean, Chorizo, Sweet Potato and Coconut Bowl followed by Yotam Ottolenghi’s Lamb Meatballs with Barberries, Yoghurt and Herbs served with rice. Pud’ was a Rocking Dog made up concoction which was well received. So here follows my recipe for a Limoncello Amaretti Mash Up!

Here’s how it goes- (based on 4 guests)

8 soft Amaretti
Limoncello (or other liquer of choice)
4 dessertspoons blueberry or blackcurrant compote/soft set jam
Small punnet blueberries or other soft fruit of choice
150ml double cream
150ml Mascarpone (I used a lighter version available in Sainsbury’s)
Finely grated zest of one lemon and a little of the juice
1 tbsp icing sugar
To decorate- a few blueberries and mint sprigs

* Roughly crumble amaretti into four wine glasses, sprinkle with a generous glug of Limoncello.
* Spoon a dessertspoon of compote or jam on top of the amaretti.
* Whisk Mascarpone, cream, zest and icing sugar together until mixture stands in soft peaks.
* Taste, and add in a little Limoncello and lemon juice. Taste again.
* Plop cream into the glasses – and leave in a heap rather than spreading.
* Decorate with mint and berries. I added a few baby Amaretti on mine.
* Place in fridge until serving.

I think these are best made on the day, so for all those neurotic fearful
entertainers they will HONESTLY only take 15 minutes and won’t require a hostess trolley!

…..and if you are not a pudding person (how often have I heard that said and then a guest comes back for thirds!) ….there’s always cheese.
Two pieces of cheese ( a lovely runny Chaource and a Montagnolo ) pimped within an inch of their lives!

How I love Sundays.

Pass The Cheese Louise !, Rocking Dog

Pass The Cheese Louise !