I promised a little goji tea time number days ago, and things just got so hectic around here I have only now managed to sit down to write it, sorry! The girls have been quite the little monsters these past few days, perhaps due to being on half term break, they have boundless energy and have been turning the whole house upside down! I am quite worn out by it all, they however do not seem even the slightest bit tired.....!
This recipe is not my own, it is in fact an Antony Worrall Thompson recipe from his book 'Real family food'. Only I messed with it, giving it a cheeky little super foods makeover. Not that there is anything really wrong with the original version (though I wouldn't use white bread as in his recipe), I just always love to find ways to increase the nutritional value of regular recipes you have in books around the house, it is sometimes as much fun as creating recipes of my own!
Superfied carrot rolls
10 medium carrots, steamed until soft
2 slices of an additive & sugar free wholegrain loaf, rubbed into crumbs
Handful of goji berries, re hydrated in hot water for 30mins then drained and chopped
Handful of mulberries, re hydrated in hot water for 30mins then drained and chopped
4 spring onions finely diced or half a red onion finely diced
3tbsp finely chopped walnuts
4 small or 2 large garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 tsp chili flakes, or for younger children, 1/2 tsp ground paprika
2 tsp freshly grated orange zest
1 flax egg ( tbsp ground flax mixed with 2 tbsp water)
6 tbsp chopped parsley and mint
salt and pepper
Gram flour for dusting
olive oil for shallow-frying
Mash the carrots, then add all the remaining ingredients and knead well. The mixture will be quite damp.
Coat your hands in flour and mould the mixture into cylinder shapes, and then shallow fry them until brown on all sides.
Drain them well on kitchen paper or a clean tea towel. Serve with vegetables or salad. Easy!