I should have posted about the Fruit Day at Overton Farm ages ago but as usual I’m late! I’m hoping to correct this by putting up some of Theo’s recipes from the Fruit Day Demo. Theo is very kindly sharing his wonderful recipes for everyone to try at home. He’s made them easy to follow and if you were at the demonstration then you’ll know just how tasty the food was. So no excuses for not trying them! Best of all, you can pick up the key ingredients at the Farmer’s Market which just happens to be in Clarkston tomorrow!
1 clove garlic, crushed and sliced
20ml olive oil
250g goats cheese
125g butter, clarified
200g filo pastry
1. Drizzle the beetroot with olive oil and sea salt. Individually wrap in tin foil and bake for 1½ hours 1800c or until a skewer penetrates the flesh. Remove the skin cut in half and slice at 0.5cm pieces then marinate with the oil and crushed and sliced clove of garlic.
2. Place the butter in a saucepan and melt over a medium heat, removing the scum that comes to the top.
3. Portion the goat’s cheese into 30g slices.
4. Place the filo on the worktop and cover with a slightly damp cloth. Take the first sheet and brush it with the butter. Place another sheet on top and brush with butter. Cut in half length wise. At the base of the filo place a slice of goats cheese and top it with a slice of beetroot.
5. Grab the bottom right hand corner of the pastry and pin it to the left hand side forming a triangle shape. Take the tip of the left hand side tip and fold it back upon itself. Take the left hand corner and pin to the right hand side forming a triangle again and repeat the process till you have reached the top and formed a triangle shape.
6. Bake on a tray at 180C for 12 minutes.
Now that you know how to make the basic filo triangle, you can try different flavours. At the demonstration Theo did a little variation by using sun dried tomatoes. Both were equally tasty. As I’ve already said, its a very easy recipe that’s very forgiving. So make sure you get yourself down to the farmer’s market in Clarkston tomorrow (Sat 25th Oct 2014) and get some produce!