Dinner With Hussies
A lovely dinner with our friends the Hussies had two notable highlights - the Olive and Ricotta starter for me,
and the Tiramisu for Rachel. Perhaps the level of Amaretto content coloured her judgement.
Sorry no photos. Although I recently bought myself a cool second-hand digital SLR Sony Alpha 200 from ebay,
I've only just started playing around with it, and to be honest I thought it might seem a little importunate pulling it out at a dinner party, enormous beast that it is.
Olive and Ricotta Pâté
Takes 40 minutes.
450g/1 lb ricotta cheese
50g/2 oz parmesan, finely grated
2 medium egg whites, lightly beaten
190g jar lemon and mint marinated green olives
185g can pitted black olives, drained
4 sun-dried tomatoes, roughly chopped
2 sprigs fresh rosemary, leaves only
bread and roasted whole vine tomatoes to serve
Preheat the oven to 200°C/Gas 6/fan oven 180°C.
Oil and base line a 20cm/8" sandwich tin.
In a large bowl, beat together the ricotta, parmesan, egg whites and seasoning.
Spoon into the prepared cake tin and level the surface with the back of a wet spoon.
Press the olives, sun-dried tomatoes and rosemary into the surface and bake for 25-30 minutes until firm.
Turn out and remove the paper.
Serve in wedges with bread and roasted tomatoes.
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