I’m struggling to think of anything interesting to write in this intro, so why not give this falafel based game a play instead. Alternatively, learn DotNetNuke module development from Falalel Software – the experts who brought you ‘some of the best sellers DNN modules worldwide’. They look like a friendly bunch.
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 40 minutes
Skill level: Easy
- butternut squash – 300g – peeled and deseeded
- chickpeas – 410g tin
- goat’s cheese – 100g – iced
- small onion – roughly chopped
- garlic – 2 cloves – roughly chopped
- fresh breadcrumbs – 100g
- ground cumin – 1 tsp
- parsley – good handful – chopped
- 1 egg yolk
- olive oil
- flour – for rolling
- s & p
Preheat the oven to 200C (gas mark 6)
Cut the squash into 3cm chunks and place in an oven proof dish along with the onion, garlic, cumin, and a good slug of olive oil. Cook for 30 minutes (stirring occasionally) until the squash is soft.
When cool place in a processor along with the other ingredients (apart from the flour) and blitz into a rough paste. Season to taste.
Dampen your hands and take about a tenth of the mixture and form into a flattened ball. Roll in flour and place on a plate covered with baking parchment. Continue until all the mixture is used up. This can be a messy process.
Cover with clingfilm and place in the freezer for 30 minutes.
Place on a grill pan covered with lightly oiled foil and grill on a high heat for roughly 5 minutes, turning occasionally until both sides are golden brown.
Serve with pitta, houmous and salad … or anything else you fancy.
Verdict: A tasty treat indeed. These are good hot or cold but are possibly a little too time consuming and faffy for a midweek dinner.
Drink: Another bottle of Nicolas Â£3.99 screwtop red.
Entertainment: Brilliant. Celebrity Master Chef has just kicked off its 2008 season and Gregg and John are as aggressively funny as ever.