For those of you who ordered the Sunset at Home hamper to get you through the coronavirus isolation, we hope you are enjoying it!
We've pulled together a few ideas of different ways to serve it so you get to enjoy it to it's full potential!! It is far more versatile than just a dollop on a cheese platter, although of course that is our favourite!
#1. The Classic - Served on your Cheese Platter
It would be remiss not to include this one. We recommend the pumpkin chutney with a classic aged cheddar or a creamy brie on a jatz or a wafer cracker.
#2. The Lunch - Delicious Ploughman's Lunch
A British classic:
I love to make my own bread when doing a ploughman's lunch and see below for a recipe for a super-easy, no-knead wholemeal bread. (It doesn't keep for long so either freeze any you don't eat on the day and use it for toast)
#3. The Beer Snack
Are you looking for some nibbles to serve with your beer?
Try some mini poppadoms with condiments such as lime pickle, a cucumber raita (see recipe below) and of course some pumpkin chutney
The poppadoms are super easy to make in the microwave. I do three at a time on the highest setting for 40 seconds. Perfecto!
The next couple of ideas have come from one of our favourite restaurants on Magnetic Island: Saltwater Magnetic Island. [Put it on your list of places to eat when you visit the island!]
#4. Scrummy Curry
Along a similar theme as the beer snack...but by jazzing up the pumpkin chutney it is the perfect condiment to a spicy curry.
Fold the pumpkin chutney through some natural yogurt, add sliced dates or nuts like almonds, a pinch of cinnamon and season. To intensify the flavour add some hot chilli or dried chilli.
#5. Morning Tea - Treat yourself to a Savoury Scone
Serve a savoury scone with some butter, pumpkin chutney and a dollop of sour cream (or creme fraiche, my favourite!). See below for a delicious savoury scone recipe.
A big thank you to Jen & Dan from Saltwater for their suggestions.
We hope you've enjoyed these suggestions and please share any ideas you have in a comment below!!
Recipe suggestions to complement the ideas:
Doris Grant Wholemeal "No-Need-to-Knead-Loaf"
Chop lebanese cucumber into small cubes, mix with a plain yoghurt, a pinch of salt and a squeeze of lemon, some chopped mint and you can add a drop or too of honey if you like!).
225g Self-raising flour
1/2 tsp of salt
100g cheddar cheese, grated
1/2 tsp paprika or cayenne pepper
150 ml milk, with a bit more for brushing on the scones before they go in the oven.
1 tsp baking powder