Because I’m happy!

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The table laid for Sunday lunch.

As regular readers will know, family birthdays are a big deal so today we gathered for our usual Sunday celebration for my not-so-little sister’s 26th(!!!) birthday.

I chose to make the starter and the dessert for today’s feast. For Valentine’s day Chris picked up the Marks and Spencer’s meal for two for £20 and the starter he chose was tomato and camembert tartlets. They were gorgeously sweet, yet at the same time savoury so these were the inspiration behind my tomato and camembert strips.

Ingredients
A punnet of plum or cherry tomatoes,
A pack of Jus-Rol filo pastry (yes I cheated!),
2 camembert rounds

The how to
1) Lay out the filo pastry and cut each sheet in half.
2) Chop each of the tomatoes in half.
3) Slice the camembert rounds lengthways across the round, approximately 1cm thick and then cut off the rind and slice each strip into 5 chunks.
4) Lay the cheese chunks and tomato onto the pastry and then roll the pastry around the ingredients.
5) Seal with egg white and fold each end.
6) Bake for 13-15 minutes (until golden).
7) Serve with rocket, chutney and a little more camembert.
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For dessert I used Simon Rimmer’s crème brûlée recipe which I’ve used before and trust implicitly.
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My mum made the main course which was; lamb, sweet potato mash, cauliflower cheese and carrots. As a result I’ve had a very lazy, sleepy afternoon!

I hope everyone is having a happy Sunday. It’s back to school tomorrow so chocolate may be needed!

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