Daily Archives: 25 October 2010

Clocks go back this weekend

Don’t forget to change the clocks this weekend!

Don't forget to put the clocks back this weekendWhen my toddler padded into the bedroom this morning I was convinced it was the middle of the night and tried to persuade him back to bed.

It was, in fact, five to seven and my alarm shrilly reminded me of this a few minutes later!

These dark mornings are not a great start and so I am very much looking forward to Saturday when the clocks change. And we gain an hour in our weekend!

So, don’t forget to put your clocks back by an hour on Saturday night.

Of course, the drawback to the clock change is the dark evenings. So a perfect excuse to make yourself some quick and easy comfort food such as Cheese & Tomato Bake – taken from Good Food, Fast and only takes 30 minutes from start to finish.


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Cheese and Tomato Bake

This comforting combination is rather like eating a hot cheese and tomato sandwich.

Cheese and Tomato BakeTime 30 minutes
Calories per portion 554
KcalFat per portion 32.9gof which saturated 1.5g
Serves 2
Suitable for vegetarians
Suitable for freezing

Sliced bread 4 slices, crusts removed
Butter 25g (1oz)
Tomatoes 2, sliced
Mature Cheddar cheese 75g (3oz), grated
Eggs 2
Milk 150ml (¼ pint)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 Preheat the oven to 200°C/Gas 6 and place a baking sheet in the oven to heat up.

2 Cut the slices of bread in half diagonally, spread with butter on one side and arrange them, overlapping, in a small gratin dish. Insert the slices of tomato between the bread and then scatter over the cheese, lifting up some of the bread slices so that some cheese goes under the bread.

3 Use a fork to beat the eggs into the milk and season with salt and pepper. Pour the milk over the bread.

4 Place the dish on the heated baking sheet and bake in the centre of the oven for about 25 minutes, until the top is a light golden colour and it feels firm when lightly pressed in the centre.

5 Remove from the oven and serve immediately.

This recipe is particularly good for using up bread that has gone slightly stale in the bread bin.

Recipe taken from Good Food, Fast Dairy Cookbook.

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