Sweet corn feast.. Meat Free Monday

It seems that it not just the game birds that have been at the sweetcorn, Hubby came home with 8 ears of corn asking that I cook them for Meat Free Monday as he has a craving for them with homemade bread and butter.


In my opinion, the best way to cook sweetcorn is on the BBQ, but as it is not BBQ weather, the second best option is smother each cob with butter, salt and pepper and wrap in food safe cling film and microwave for 4-6 minutes depending on how many your cooking – leave for a minute to cool slightly before taking out of the cling film.


A pile of corn on the plate with Homemade bread, simple, cheap and absolutely delicious πŸ˜‹


The bread, made in the Thermomix, 300ml water, a pack of yeast, heat to 37, add 500g of bread flour a pinch of salt and mix on dough setting for 4 minutes, adding half a jar of chopped olives for the last 30 seconds.

Leave to rise for at least an hour, free form a loaf then leave to rise again and cook in a preheated oven at 200 for 40-50 minutes – add a cup of cold water into a oven tray at the bottom of the oven to create steam and a lovely crusty loaf.


Dinner is served…..


As I was going to use the oven, I thought I would make some scones, I rinsed the Thermomix bowl and there in 50g butter, 450g SR flour, 50 g sugar and whizzed on turbomfor 3 seconds, then added 1 egg and 250ml milk (I used half milk half yoghurt as it needed using). Another mix on dough setting for 20 seconds, turn out and cut. Here,s the link to the recipe I usedΒ http://www.whyisthereair.com/2014/04/14/marions-fabulous-scones/

Cook for 10 minutes and take out to cool, delicious with butter and the home made cherry jam I made recently.

Author: emptynestfulltum

Hi - I'm a 49 yo Mum to 3 kids - Jordan (23), Grace (21) and Max (19). And Wife to my lovely Husband, Dave and step mum to 4 fur babies, our cats Eric, Ernie, Cilla and Bobbie. We live on the beautiful Isle of Wight, Hubby and I were born here, and just love our home. As I hurtle towards 50, my life as a full time (working) parent is coming to an end, with my eldest 2 kids living their own lives, and my youngest who started University in September. I realised that this is not a time to be sad, but a time to take time to spend time on some of the things I enjoy doing - mainly cooking, crafting and creating Pinterest boards for said thing s :) This blog is just a way for me to record the next stages of our lives - I hope you enjoy my ramblings...

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