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Sunday 7 March 2021

SPAM®️ Quiche Lorraine {& a GIVEAWAY} #AD

This coming week is an important event in the foodie calendar as it's the UK's official SPAM®️ Appreciation Week 2021 (8th - 14th March). I know that many readers of this blog love having the chance of winning a SPAM®️ Sizzle Pack, and this year I also have a special anniversary t-shirt to give away along with the pack. (scroll down to find out how you can win)

SPAM®️ Chopped Pork and Ham are celebrating 80 years in the UK this year, and to celebrate this very important birthday, along with the giveaway, I have created a very important dish. During the 70's and 80's, no birthday party or special occasion was complete without a quiche of some description on the buffet table, and with that in mind I've given the classic Quiche Lorraine a Sizzle Pork And Mmm twist, and replaced the bacon with SPAM®️ Chopped Pork and Ham - pure genius I hear you say!

SPAM Quiche Lorraine

A quiche is pretty straightforward to make, and you can add just about anything you like to the filling. The classic Quiche Lorraine is generally just bacon, cheese, eggs and cream. I usually make my own pastry, but if you're not a confident pastry maker, or don't have much time, then a ready made pastry crust can be a life saver, and is available in just about every supermarket - make sure you buy the savoury version and not the sweet one though!

SPAM Quiche Lorraine

SPAM Quiche Lorraine

Yon't need to pre-cook the SPAM®️ Chopped Pork and Ham, especially if you're short on time, but I think it's nicer when the edges have a little crispiness to them, but it's personal preference really, and who doesn't love listening to the sizzle in the pan!

SPAM®️ Quiche Lorraine

1 tbsp oil
1 onion, finely chopped
200g can of SPAM®️ Chopped Pork and Ham
1 pastry case
100g Gruyere cheese, grated
300ml double cream
3 eggs
  • Preheat the oven to 170°c
  • Heat the oil in a frying pan and add the onions
  • Fry until softened, and set aside
  • Dice the SPAM®️ Chopped Pork and Ham to approx 0.5cm and add to the pan
  • Fry until browned on all sides
  • Add the onions and all but one large spoonful of SPAM®️ Chopped Pork and Ham to the base of the pastry case
  • Sprinkle the grated Gruyere cheese over the top
  • Whisk the cream and eggs together with a fork & pour into the pastry case - if you have too much mixture you can make mini crustless quiches in a muffin tin
  • Sprinkle the remaining diced SPAM®️ Chopped Pork and Ham onto the top
  • Bake in the preheated oven for approx 25 minutes, until golden brown
  • Serve warm or cold, with salad and new potatoes, or baked beans & chips - whatever floats your boat!

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Saturday 23 January 2021

Peanut Butter Magic Cookie Bars #AD

In my 2.5 years living in America some years ago, one of the great things I brought back with me (aside from 2 children) was a recipe for 7 layer magic cookie bars. It was a clipping that I'd saved from a Sunday newspaper, with a coupon for condensed milk. The coupons were always for the expensive brands so I rarely used them, but I kept the recipes all the same. In fact I returned home with a box full of recipe clippings and think I still have them somewhere, despite now being able to Google any recipe that I would ever need.

7 layer magic cookie bars were just that - 7 layers, with the magic being how easy they are to make. There's no mixing or rubbing in or blending involved, unless you include the crushing of the biscuits and chopping of nuts. They are pretty effortless though, and totally moreish, and perfect with an afternoon cuppa right before a lockdown afternoon nap.

As the recipe originates from America, the 'biscuits' (that's a TOTALLY different thing in America) were Graham crackers, which are generally substituted in UK recipes with digestive biscuits. The nuts used are generally walnuts or pecans, but as I'm using peanut butter I'm using peanuts. You could use unsalted, but I like a touch of saltiness to balance out all that sugar!

Look at all of those layers of sweet & salty peanutty goodness. Just perfect for National Peanut Butter Day 2021 on 24th January!

The best way to eat them is with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and warm SKIPPY Peanut Butter poured over the top. SKIPPY Peanut Butter is packed full of sweet American peanuts (over 90% in fact), and the Smooth, Extra Creamy variety is so smooth that when it is warmed up it could be mistaken for a sauce, which is perfect poured over puddings in these cold winter months.

Take a look at my TikTok to see how I made them, and scroll down to see the full recipe.

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Peanut Butter Magic Cookie Bars

75g butter
200g digestive biscuits, crushed
100g SKIPPY Creamy Peanut Butter
397g can of condensed milk
75g dark choc chips
100g salted peanuts
50g desiccated coconut

  • Melt the butter and mix with the crushed biscuits
  • Pour into a 13" x 9" baking tin or dish, spread out & flatten down a little
  • Warm the SKIPPY Peanut Butter in the microwave for around 30-60 seconds and then mix with the condensed milk
  • Pour evenly over the biscuits
  • Scatter the chocolate chips, salted peanuts and coconut over the top
  • Bake in a preheated 170 C oven for approx 25 minutes, or until golden brown
  • Allow to cool in the tin before slicing into bars or squares

For an indulgent dessert, serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of warm SKIPPY Creamy peanut butter

Recipe commissioned by SKIPPY Peanut Butter

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