Friday, 7 September 2012

Frugal Friday - fruity nobs and squash curry

Had a quantity of  almost stale muesli to use up, so have made it into fruity nobs:

8oz muesli (mine had fruit nuts seeds in)
8oz sugar
8os flour
8 oz butter
good tbsp of golden syrup

Melt butter and golden syrup, add in rest of ingredients and stir thoroughly; if a bit on the dry side add milk, fruit juice, water to get the right consistency for rolling into balls.
Roll into balls, place on tray and flatten, bake in hottish oven until golden and crisp, cool on tin for a few minutes, then transfer to a wire rack.

Cheap curry for Friday supper tonight , happens to be a favourite of mine, I love the texture of the squash after a long, slow gentle cooking on the cooler end of the Rayburn.

1 tin chopped tomatoes
1/2 tin water
4 cloves
1tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp ground fenugreek
chilli  powder to taste
1/2 tsp salt
good few twists of black pepper
generous tbsp honey
4 oz butter
uice of 1 lime
1 tbsp tomato puree
1/2 butternut or other squash, peeled, de-seeded and diced
cream to finish

Put tomatoes and water in pan with cloves, leave to simmer until thickened, then add in everything else, stir well, lid on, and simmer for a couple of hour on a gentle heat. Taste for seasoning and adjust if necessary. Freezes well at this point.  Add cream to finish and re-heat gently before serving with rice or/and naan breads.
Roll on supper time :)


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