So our mini heat wave didn’t really appear over the weekend, but that did stop us from packing up a picnic and heading out for the day.
The destination was Powerscourt waterfall.
I checked the weather (Accu weather forecast, honestly I swear by it)
It predicted there would be rain at 3 o’clock, (and it was right)
So we worked around that.
Powers court waterfall is full of picnic benches, it has a playground and the most spectator views of the highest waterfall in Ireland
You do have to pay in but its well worth it (NOT AN AD)
One of the best ways to get out and enjoy the summer is by just packing up a picnic of things you already have in, using up the contents of the fridge and store cupboard and getting out there.
(looking for a few ideas? I’ve loads in my last picnic post)
Puff pastry, bacon and cheese are things I always have floating around in the fridge,
So My Jambons are a great one to rustle up, get out the door and enjoy a bit of family time.
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon plain flour
- 200 MLS milk (warmed )
- 100 g white mature cheddar
- 50g parmesan cheese
- 6 smoked rashers
- 1 sheet of puff pastry (320g)
- 1 egg yolk
Method (makes 8 jambon)
preheat oven to 180 c
line a baking tray with greaseproof paper
cut your pastry into 8 rectangles
chop your bacon into little squares removing the fat and fry in a pan until golden and crisp
put a saucepan on a medium heat and melt butter
add the flour and whisk
pour in your warmed milk (a few seconds in the microwave will do) 50 mls at a time
whisking after every 50 mls , let thicken and add more until all the milk is gone and you’re left with a smooth white sauce
grate both kinds of cheese and add to the sauce until its melted
season with a little salt and pepper and add the crispy bacon squares
the sauce will be quite thick, as it needs to stay on the pastry
add a tablespoon of the bacon and cheese mix to the center of each pastry rectangle
fold in each corner and brush with egg yolk
bake for 40 mins
and that’s it!!!
perfect for picnics or parties, delicious hot or cold