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Melted Grilled Cheese Dip

This has to be my favourite starter, and anyone who loves cheese will go mad over this. I mean who doesn’t love melted cheese?
The great thing about this recipe is that you can use any leftover cheese you may have lying around, they just have to be full fat ,  light cheeses don’t really melt properly and end up being rubbery.
You want the whole melted gooey, cheesy, stringy experience.
On the bottom of the dish there is a layer of onion confit, made by cooking a lot of onions with some brown sugar and dark balsamic vinegar. You can make your own or use a jar of store-bought onion jam or onion chutney whichever you prefer. Or even just golden fried onions will work too.
Then it’s topped with a layer of Cranberry sauce, again store-bought is fine or make your own.
Finally the whole thing is topped with mixed grated and cubed cheeses. Use whatever you have lying around. I tend to make it with leftovers, so each time its a bit different, sometimes with some added Gruyère or Roquefort, and every time its delicious and disappears in about 10 minutes (and that’s because guests are trying to polite).
It’s made in about 10 minutes plus oven!!!

⏰ Prep time : 10 minutes
🍝 Cooking time : 20 minutes
🍴 Serves : 4 as a starter
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INGREDIENTS:
• 1/2 Cup Onion Confit , Onion jam or Onion chutney
• 1/2 cup Cranberry Sauce
• a grating of pepper
• 2 tbsp. milk
• 2 tsp cornflour
• 150 gr / 5.2 oz Brie, crust remove and cut into cubes
• 150 gr. / 5.2 oz Cheddar, grated
• 100 gr. / 3.5 oz Gouda, grated

INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Pre heat the oven to 220 C / 425 F
2. Place all the cheese in a bowl.
3. Mix the milk with the corn flour and mix through the cheeses.
4. Get out your baking dish and spread the onion jam, confit or chutney on the bottom
5. Then top with a layer of the cranberry sauce.
6. Cover with all the cheese from the bowl.
7. Place in the middle of a hot oven and bake for about 20 minutes until golden and bubbly.
8. Place on a big plate surrounded by crackers and bread and serve straight away.
Enjoy!
Myra XO

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Zombie Brain Meatloaf

This is such a fun Halloween dinner, don’t you think? I know it’s a bit scary and creepy, but isn’t that the point. Kids love it. Especially the lucky one who get’s to stick the knife in the brain.

I can’t believe it’s one week ’till Halloween. I’m so ready. How about you?

If you still don’t know what to make, make this brain. It’s super easy and high on special effects.

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Serves 6 – 8

Needed:

Rectangular Dish, 7 by 5-Inch,

Wilton 12-Inch Featherweight Decorating Bag

Wilton Tip No. 6

Ingredients Brain;

2 lbs. ground beef

1/2 C. Panko Bread Crumbs

2 eggs

1 tbsp. Ketchup

2 tsp. prepared Dijon Mustard

1 tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce

1 clove of  garlic, peeled and grated

1 medium onion, peeled and chopped very fine

1 1/2 tsp Himalayan Pink Salt, Fine

freshly ground Black Pepper

1 tsp. Oregano

1 tbsp. fresh chopped parsley

Ingredients Basting:

2 tbsp. Ketchup

2 tbsp. Conimex Ketjap Manis, (Indonesian Sweet Soy Sauce)

Decorating:

1/4 C. Ketchup

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Method;

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Combine ground beef, and the remaining ingredients for the brain in a medium sized mixing bowl. Using your hand, incorporate everything into the meat. This only takes 30 seconds or so, you do not want to over mix.

Transfer meat into a large baking tray lined with parchment paper, press it down  and shape into a brain. With the handle of a spoon go alongside the entire brain to make a ridge in the middle, then make indentations with your fingers tips all over the brain to create an uneven surface.

Mix ketjap manis with ketchup and baste brain with half the basting sauce. Baste again after an hour.

Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 20 minutes

Remove from oven and drain off excess grease. Let stand for 5 minutes, put 1/4 cup of Ketchup in a pastry bag fitted with the No. 6 tip, and pipe the motive (see picture) onto the brain.

Let one of the kids stick a knife in the brain!

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