Saturday, May 14, 2011

♥ a well loved fav in our house ♥

i ran to the shops and got my copy of the woolies taste cookbook pretty much as soon as they unpacked the boxes they arrived in! i love woolies and just knew that the book would (as it did) become one of my fav things.
one of the recipes that i've made quite a few times - like today - is this lil puppy! my family and most of our friends love basil pesto and all things cheesey - it obviously didn't take long before this recipe entered the "best loved" list in our house!

basil pesto loaf
serves 4-6 and takes about 3 hours

what you'll need...
♥15 roma tomatoes
♥olive oil
♥240g flour
♥2tsp baking powder
♥6 free-range eggs
♥1 cup milk
♥250g basil pesto
♥320g parmesan cheese

what you'll do...
1.preheat the oven to 140ºC.

2.halve and season roma tomatoes, then drizzle with olive oil and slow-roast in the oven for 2 hours.

3.remove and allow to cool. Increase the oven temperature to 180ºC.

4.Combine flour and baking powder. In a bowl, beat  eggs then lightly mix the flour mixture into the egg mixture.

5.Add milk and basil pesto, and stir through. Fold half the tomato into the mixture then stir through grated Parmesan cheese.

6.Spoon into a greased, medium-sized, Teflon-coated loaf pan.

7.Bake for 50 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Remove from the oven and allow to cool before removing from the pan.

8.Top with the remaining tomato and garnish with fresh basil leaves.

Best served with loads of love and eaten on the day! :)

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