Tuesday, March 15, 2011

A garden party for two

There is nothing better than catching up with dear friends over a leisurely brunch. Especially when the sun is shining and you're celebrating a long weekend (and you don't have a hangover for a change!)

My darling friend Ad was home for a week before she had to fly back to Dubbo to finish her uni placement. Despite all her last minute errands and need to fit in catch ups with a bunch of other people, she still made all the time in the world for me and whipped up the most fabulous brunch on Sunday.

She'd set up a gorgeous table out in the backyard, complete with flowers and tablecloth. So sweet.

We indulged in sweetcorn fritters with bacon and spinach and avocado salad. And roast tomatoes. Oh so good and wholesome, the best start to the day.

The recipe is one I've raved about before and Ad did it proud.

Corn fritters
Serves 2
1 egg
310g can corn kernels, rinsed, drained
1/2 small red onion (50g) sliced thinly
1/2 cup (80g) wholemeal self-raising flour
1/3 cup (80ml) skim milk
cooking oil spray
  1. Whisk egg in medium bowl, stir in corn, onion, flour and milk.
  2. Spray large frying pan with cooking oil. Pour 1/3 cup of batter into heated pan; cook about 2 mins or until bubbles appear. Turn fritters; cook until lightly browned on the other side.
  3. Serve warm fritters dolloped with sour cream or low fat cottage cheese. Great served with avocado, capsicum and tomato salsa or spinach, bacon and avocado salad.

Another winner from The Australian Women's Weekly 'The 21 Day Wonder Diet' cookbook


chateaudelille said...

Looks like a lot of fun was had. I love the shade coming over the table. Cant wait to have trees that do that in my young backyard. Fiona

Kimberlee said...

um, wow! you girls sure now how to catch up for brunch. Its usually through the maccas drive thru....

And yay for a corn fritter recipe - i'll be printing this out for the recipe book.

oh, oh - and the family loved the infamous elliott chicken sandwiches yesterday. xx

Kate said...

Yay for a winner recipe! It's the pistachios that make the sandwiches to-die-for. A definite crowd pleaser xo

Claudia Lane said...

Just lovely...and so yum! A great friend no doubt :))

Kate said...

She's one in a million, Claudia! Can't wait for her to move home xo

Anna Spiro said...

Oh my goodness Kate this is GORGEOUS! Looks so pretty.

Thank you so much for your beautiful and FUN tour of Adelaide last Saturday. I had a blast with you girls. And thank you too for driving me to the airport. You are such a lovely thing...


Kate said...

Oh Anna, the pleasure was all mine! Looking forward to when you next pop down. I'll cancel all plans and make sure we can swap cappuccinos for bubbles next time . . . and make sure I clean my car out! Hope the party was fun . . . and your new dress was a roaring success xo

Anonymous said...

This looks amazing you lucky girl! Alice xx