Alfresco Dining

Alfresco Dining

Posted by The Canningvale Team on 5th Mar 2021

Make the most of the warm weather and long evenings with an alfresco dinner. Practicing nutritionist and Adelaide food icon @pheebsfoods serves up some creative inspiration on our Cucina tablecloth.

“CHARCUTERIE BOARD IS PERFECT FOR AN EVENING SESSION WITH FRIENDS. A SELECTION OF CHEESES, SEASONAL FRUITS, NUTS AND DIPS PLEASES EVERYONE. MY FIG AND ALMOND CRACKERS ARE THE PERFECT CRUNCHY ACCOMPANIMENT TO HUMMUS, SOFT GOAT’S CHEESE OR BRIE. ONCE YOU’VE TRIED MY RECIPE, I HOPE YOU’LL NEVER BOTHER WITH EXPENSIVE BOUGHT CRACKERS AGAIN.”

Cucina Lemons Table Linen

Tips to create a wholesome Charcuterie Board

Make your own crackers! *recipe below

Add plenty of fresh fruit and veg like carrot sticks and fresh berries or figs

Add dried fruits to eat alongside cheese

Make your own dips like hummus

Avoid too many salty processed meats and opt for proteins like boiled egg instead

Add a range of roasted nuts and seeds

Add dark chocolate for something sweet, or even dark chocolate coated nuts! 

Charcuterie Board on Cucina Table Linen

Homemade Gourmet Fig & Almond Crackers

Ingredients

1/2 cup milk kefir (or runny yoghurt)

2 tbsp olive oil

1/2 cup oat or almond milk ½ tbsp apple cider vinegar

3/4 cup whole spelt flour

1 tsp bicarb soda

1 tbsp psyllium husk

2 tbsp coconut sugar

1/2 cup seeds (I used sunflower, pumpkin & flax)

1/2 cup chopped roasted almonds

1/2 cup rolled oats

1/2 cup dried figs roughly chopped

1/4 tsp cinnamon & ginger

Big pinch of salt


Method

Preheat oven to 170 degrees C and line either a small loaf tin or 2 mini loaf tins with paper

Combine the milk kefir, olive oil, ACV and milk in a bowl, whisk and set aside

Place all dry ingredients in a large bowl and stir to combine, add this to the wet and mix to combine, it will be quite a thick batter

Spoon the mixture into the lined loaf tins, using a spoon to spread it out evenly

Bake for 30-40 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean, time will depend on the shape of your loaf tin so keep a close eye on it

Allow the loaf to cool fully before wrapping in cling wrap and placing into the freezer for 4 hours or overnight

Once frozen, preheat the oven to 140 degrees C and line two baking trays with paper

Use a shape serrated knife to slice very thin slices of the loaf and place onto the trays, they don’t change shape so can be close together

Bake for 50 minutes, or until browned all over, they will become even crunchier as they cool! 

Head to Canningvale’s kitchen section.

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