Mini Allotment Roasted Vegetable Cones
Last week I saw a friend of mine who has made her allotment in Bristol her escape from the world. She is growing all sorts of wonderful things and we have a date at the vegetable patch at the end of September!
In the meantime I have supermarket mini veg to the rescue!
I wondered if anyone else finds it tricky to get all 5 of the recommended 5 a day fruit and vegetables into their children?
Sammy has refused to eat sweetcorn over the last couple of months so I decided to try a different tact.
Here's a simple idea to make vegetables fun.
- Mini whole vegetables of your choice but I used...
- Baby courgettes
- Baby carrots
- Mini leeks
- Tenderstem broccoli
- Baby sweetcorn
- Ready to roll puff pastry
- Butter for greasing
- Olive oil
- Roasting herbs like sage, thyme and rosemary
- Pastry horns
Pre heat your oven to 180 degrees or Gas Mark 4.
Prepare your vegetables by washing them and cutting their tops and tails off. Except the asparagus & broccoli that's the best bit!
In a roasting tray, place your vegetables, which take a little longer to cook, the courgettes, (I cut them in half length ways) carrots and leeks and sprinkle with herbs and a drizzle of olive oil. Place in the oven. Cook for 10 minutes and add the rest of your vegetables.
Whilst the first set of vegetables are roasting, take your pastry horns and grease with butter. I tried both without butter and with margarine and butter wins!
Roll out your sheet of puff pastry and cut 1cm lengths. Start at the bottom of your pastry horn and wrap around, overlapping as you go up to the top. I needed 1 and a half strips per horn. Leave a little of the metal horn showing.
Place on a baking tray for 10-15 mins.
Tip: Check your veg occasionally and cook until they are roasted but not limp.
Take both trays out of the oven and leave aside to cool.
When cool to touch gently tease your cone from the pastry horn. Poke, that's a technical cookery turn ;) your roasted vegetables into the cone and you are done!
I'm thinking of mashing the veg down a little and making it more ice cream like. Maybe next time!
I told the boys they were vegetable ice creams and they ate 90% of them before they said "Mama! This is not an ice cream cornet!"
Super simple but super effective.
How do you get yours to eat their greens? These were the only leftovers, not bad from two small boys!
ps. Did you spot some of the props from my #SundayPropShop intro?!