Aunt Bessie's to me, means Yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes and chips. All very tasty but not great if you are on a diet. Which I am. I thought I would need to give this Britmum's linky challenge a miss as I am no good at resisting temptation, and didn't want to serve the family up a toad in the hole whilst I was chewing on a lettuce leaf. I was therefore really excited when I saw that Aunt Bessie have a much larger product range than I thought, including vegetables, fruit pies and casseroles. Here is my recipe idea for the family.
Stuffed Vegetables and Potato Croquettes
Aunt Bessie's roasted vegetable stuffing mix.
Vegetables to stuff (I used peppers and tomatoes)
500g of lean minced beef
Cheese (I used half fat cheddar)
Aunt Bessie's potato croquettes (or if you are me, some salad)
Make up the roasted vegetable stuffing mix as instructed on the back of the packet. (Just add boiling water.)
Cut and hollow a selection of peppers and tomatoes. Spray with oil and put in a roasting tin in a preheated oven at 180 degrees. Also place the potato croquettes in the oven.
Fry the mince with garlic. Then combine with the stuffing mix and add tomato puree to taste.
Take the vegetables out of the oven (they should have softened slightly) and fill them with the mixture. Add some cheese and put them back in the oven for 10 more minutes.
Here are the finished meals. The boys don't like peppers so I did them tomatoes. Baby man gobbled it up.
And now for dessert.....
Apple, peach and pear crumble with custard.
Tinned peaches and pears
Aunt Bessie's tempting golden crumble mix
Aunt Bessie's creamy instant custard with no added sugar.
Peel a couple of apples and cut them into small chunks. Heat them, until softened, in a pan with some of the juice that is in the tinned pears. Empty the tinned fruit and apple into a dish and sprinkle the crumble mix on top. Bake as per instructions on the packet.
Make up some creamy custard just by adding boiling water.
As I told you earlier, I am not good at resisting temptation so I had to try a small portion. It was yummy, and I really liked that the custard has no added sugar as the dessert is already sweet enough with the crumble topping.
If like me you thought Aunt Bessie's was just Yorkshire Pud's then take a look at their range on their website. And if you feel inspired by what you see, why not join in the linky challenge too - the competition closes on 15th November.