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Super simple onion bread rolls July 5, 2010

Filed under: bread,Food,Recipes — wearemadhatters @ 11:56 pm
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Just a quick post today, a friend’s fantastically simple recipe for onion rolls. Not only are they ridiculously easy to make, but we made them Sunday night and they were still delicious on the Wednesday, and probably would have toasted well right to the end of the week (although I can’t say for definite as mine were gone before then).

500g plain flour

2 tsp salt

7g dried yeast

1 tsp sugar

1tbsp olive oil

2 onions, diced finely

1 egg, beaten

1 tbsp sesame seeds

How to make the rolls, super easy…


Avoca’s 3 bean salad – perfect for sunny afternoons May 30, 2010

Filed under: Food,Recipes — wearemadhatters @ 10:12 pm
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Crunchy, fresh, satisfying, delicious

Sometimes the simple ones are some of the best, and this Avoca salad is the perfect example.

400g can each of kidney beans, butterbeans and chickpeas (drained and well rinsed)

4 spring onions finely chopped (I used finely chopped red onion instead)

2 red peppers, 2 yellow peppers, diced

1 can of sweetcorn (I don’t like sweetcorn so left it out! Still v colourful because of the peppers)


1tbsp dijon mustard

3 crushed cloves garlic

125ml olive oil

juice of 1 lemon

Make up the dressing, season to taste, then stir in all of the other ingredients. taste and adjust the seasoning. Amazing.