Saturday, February 12, 2011

Beetroot risotto, peanut butter jelly and flan

Beetroot and sausage risotto

Today's Food Diary
Breakfast: Scrambled eggs on sourdough toast
Lunch: Beetroot and sausage risotto
Dinner: Baked spinach savouries/salty spinach cookies, carrot soup, bean soup
Baking/sweets: Salty spinach cookies

I was a little unsure about the marriage between beetroot and sausage, it worked. The sausage was lightly smoked with a mild flavour which did not conflict with the sweetness from beetroot, just like a marriage between an accommodating husband with mild personality and a sweet wife! Or vice versa. The risotto also had caramelized onions for extra flavour and sweetness. Thankfully this sweet neighbour did not cause any complications in the marriage between beetroot and sausage. 

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They look really delicious, and will sound even more delicious once you find out what it is – peanut butter and jelly bars.

Today's Favourite Blog
Rosa has the recipe for a delicious sounding tea-caramel flan. I have not seen many blog postings on flans recently. A flan, also known as crème caramel or custard, uses egg as the thickening agent. It is like an egg tart, with the crust replaced with caramel, and turned upside down. Flavouring with tea sounds like a nice touch.

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  1. Love beetroots. I can imagine how tasty is the risotto.

  2. The peanut butter and jelly bars look good! Great choices!

  3. Amazing colour on that risotto!

  4. The risotto sounds really interesting. I've never used beetroot in it and I'm intrigues as to how it would taste. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  5. This risotto is definitely unique and I really like it. I also love sourdough bread on anything so I enjoyed this post :)

  6. Wow, not a traditional recipe but definitely sounds delicious and the flavour combo sounds great to me. The colour is so striking!

  7. The colour is wonderful - I love the idea of sausage and beetroot. I must give this a try :)

  8. Ellie: it was tasty, I will definitely make it again
    yummychunklet: I am still thinking about it, I would make it if I had peanut butter in my pantry
    angsarap: thanks, thats one of the attractions of beetroot, nice flavour and color
    Mary: give it a try!
    purecomplex: thanks for visiting, glad you enjoyed your visit
    Forager: thanks, I like trying unusual combinations
    foodie and the chef: thanks, it worked well. Curious to hear your experience when you try it

  9. I'm loving the picture of the day. sooo decadent! Nice to meet you!