Meal planner: April 8
Fresh, seasonal, well-balanced meals created in partnership with New World.
This week at New World, it’s baking week, where you’ll find all kinds of great deals to help you turn out these delicious, baked dinners that will impress the whole family. The best thing is they leave you enough time to sit back and relax whilst the oven does all the work.
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*Butter *Salt *Pepper *Pams baking powder *Pams baking soda *Flour *Sugar *Garlic *Onion
- 350g shallots or pickling onions
- Pams flaky puff pastry
- 1 jar Dijon mustard
- Pams organic tasty cheddar cheese
- 360g Buttermilk
- Pams frozen garden peas
- Trim milk
- Pams wholemeal flour
- 450g skinless, boneless chicken thigh
- Chicken stock
- 150g button mushrooms
- 200g green beans
Cornbread is the perfect accompaniment to soups, casseroles or a big bowl of chilli. American recipes usually call for cornmeal but you’ll find polenta works a treat. A cast-iron skillet produces best results.As an alternative to coarse cornmeal, try using instant polenta instead. It’s a great choice for cornbread because it absorbs moisture, making for a less grainy texture. Plus a tip from New World’s bakers: make sure you always use room temperature eggs when baking.
It’s hard to resist a pie – and with this crumble topped version, you don’t need to as it only has a single tablespoon of butter and little bit of oil. Likewise, the filling. The result is the best of both worlds - an unexpectedly sumptuous take on chicken pie with a fabulous flaky crust.Here’s a tip from New World’s in-store bakers: you could also make this pie with a filo top instead of crumble. Brush individual layers of filo pastry with melted butter and crumble them onto the top of your pie for a gorgeous, organic-looking top.
The key to this cheese and onion tart is the combination of three basic ingredients: Dijon mustard, for a layer of sharpness; shallots, which become wonderfully sweet as they bake; and aged cheddar, which offers richness, depth and browning. A sprinkling of fresh thyme and a little ground pepper complete the picture.Here’s a tip from our New World in-store bakers. When baking with puff pastry, make sure you start with chilled pastry going into a nice, hot, pre-heated oven to ensure the base will be well-cooked and the top can puff up nicely.