Monday, 4 August 2008

Trekking Toasty Triangles

The family at Friendly Cottage escaped to the wicklow mountains today to end the bank holiday on a high. Of course, the only way to get me to the top of a huge mountain is to lure me with food...trekking toasted triangles, yeeeaaahh! During the trek, I tried not to moan too much (at least not as much as in the himalayas!) and sugar levels only started to critically plummet during the final ascent....nothing a few cherries left over from the flicks last night (rubbish movie - mama mia) couldn't sort out in the big wait for the toasted triangles!

Makes about 20 triangles

4 Soft flour tortillas
4 tablespoons of your favourite tapenade or pesto
6 sundried tomatoes, cut into slivers
75g cheddar cheese, grated
2 slices parma ham, shredded into strips
handful rocket leaves
1 tablespoon roughly chopped coriander
1 teaspoon chilli flakes
freshly ground black pepper

1. Preheat a cafe style flat sandwich toasting machine (or frying pan wide enough to take the tortillas).
2. Halve the tortillas to fit the toaster if using.
3. Spread the tapenade or pesto evenly over two of the tortillas.
4. Scatter the sundried tomatoes, cheese, parma ham, rocket, coriander and chilli flakes over and season well with black pepper.
5. Pop the remaining tortillas on as lids and toast for a few minutes until crisp, golden and the cheese is beginning to ooze out (if toasting in a pan, dry fry for 2-3 minutes each side).
6. Remove and leave to cool and set. Cut into triangles and package up before they get eaten!

Really you can use anything you fancy in these toasty treats. Substitute cheddar cheese for goats or blue cheese, parma ham for regular ham and coriander for your favourite herb. Olives are also delicious in these - we had ran out!

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