Garlic Bread

Well this is cheats garlic bread really but it still tastes good. Take a part baked baguette and slash slices into it (being careful not to cut all the way through). Fill with garlic butter made with 100g butter and 1 large crushed garlic clove. Bake in the oven (uncovered) for about 10 mins and scoff. Then feel sick and mourn all the buttery calories consumed. Oh dear!

Pasta Mozzarella Tomatoey Thing

I am sure there is a better name for this, but this is the name it has had in our house for years! It’s a simple tomato and garlic sauce, which pasta is added to and then it’s topped with fresh mozzarella and baked in the oven till it’s crispy and crunchy on top. Lovely.

For 2 people you need:
200g pasta, fusilli or rigatoni is best
1 tin chopped toms
pinch sugar
salt and pepper
fresh basil, roughly shredded
2 cloves garlic, crushed
125g mozzarella, diced
2 tbsp olive oil

Begin by putting the pasta on to cook. Meanwhile put the toms into a large, flat based pan and heat with the garlic and olive oil. Season to taste with salt, pepper and sugar. When the pasta is cooked drain and add to the sauce. Stir through the basil then top with the mozz and maybe some fresh grated parmesan if you want. Bake in a hot oven for about 15-20 mins till the cheese has melted and the top layer of pasta has gone crispy. Serve with garlic bread and salad.