Parmesan crackers MAKES 48 PREP AND COOK TIME 30 MINUTES
50g piece parmesan cheese 1 cup (150g) plain flour 1 teaspoon sea salt flakes 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary leaves 50g butter ¼ cup (60ml) cream 1 Preheat the oven to 200°C (180°C fan-forced); and line an oven tray with baking paper. 2 Break the block of parmesan into three or four pieces and place in the bowl of a food processor. Blitz until powdered. Add the remaining ingredients and blitz until it comes together in a dough. 3 Place a large piece of baking paper on the bench; place dough on top and cover with another large piece of baking paper. Roll the dough out to about 3mm thick. If the dough is too soft to work with, put it in the fridge for half an hour or until it firms up. 4 Prick the dough all over with a fork and use a sharp knife or a pizza wheel to cut the dough into 4cm squares. Lift the squares with an offset spatula or palette knife and place, 1cm apart, onto prepared tray. Bake for 12 minutes or until golden. Allow to cool on the tray for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Suitable to freeze. Not suitable to microwave.
Broccoli pesto MAKES 4 CUPS PREP AND COOK TIME 20 MINUTES
500g broccoli (2 small heads), cut into florets 100g piece parmesan cheese 2 cloves garlic ⅔ cup (100g) pine nuts, toasted 1 cup basil leaves 1 cup baby spinach leaves 1 teaspoon sea salt flakes 1 cup (250ml) extra virgin olive oil blanched asparagus and green beans, radishes, baby carrots and cucumbers, to serve 1 Rinse broccoli under cold running water; drain. Place the broccoli in a microwave-safe container and cook, covered, on HIGH for 5 minutes. Remove, take the lid off and allow to cool. 2 Break the parmesan up into a few pieces and place in the bowl of the food processor. Blitz until it is chopped finely. Add the garlic, pine nuts, basil, spinach and salt; blitz again. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and blitz again, pouring in the oil in a steady stream as you go. 3 Serve pesto with vegetables. Not suitable to freeze. Broccoli suitable to microwave.
Parmesan crackers and Broccoli pesto