You want to make WHAT? And yes, your sister was quite determined this week-end morning to make kale chips. I did have a bunch of kale in the fridge, no, I did not need to use the kitchen that very moment, so why would I have a problem with that? I have to tell you Izzy, than once made, I could not keep my hands off these chips!
Little C is keen that we continue to include as many of the ‘superfoods‘ in our diet as possible. She made a great contribution with this snack!
- 1 bunch kale
- ¼ cup dry yeast
- 4 teaspoons ground paprika
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- Line two pastry sheets with baking paper, and turn oven to bake setting, on 160 degrees celsius.
- Cut the stems off the kale leaves, including the spine. A nice clean pair of scissors will do the trick neatly. Cut the leaves into pieces.
- Wash the leaves and dry them thoroughly.
- In a large and shallow bowl, mix all the ingredients together to form a nice loose paste.
- Drop a few leaves at a time into the bowl and ‘massage’ the leaves lightly, coating them well with the paste.
- Lay the leaves on the baking tray.
- Pop the trays into the oven, bake for 15 minutes.
- Remove from the oven, turn the leaves over gently ; they will be crisping up at this stage so handle carefully.
- Bake for a further 5 to 10 minutes.
- Serve with a cocktail, beer or a cold white wine ; delicious!
It’s the first day of spring in the Southern Hemisphere, and today certainly felt like the onset of summer: warm sunny skies and a scent in the air of flowers. The garden, green all winter, is stirring. buds are popping up on everything- the wisteria, the agapanthus, and gardenia. I’m glad to hear you had a lovely time in Lorne this week-end.