Saturday, 30 June 2012

Capricorn Goats Cheese Blogger Challenge recipe #2 : Mediterranean Veg Filo Flowers


I've been busy in the Madhouse kitchen this week coming up with some new recipes to try out for the Capricorn Goats Cheese Blogger Challenge that I told you about on my blog last week, when I shared my recipe for Carrot & Capricorn Goats Cheese Muffins with you.

This time, I came up with the rather artistic Mediterranean Veg Filo Flowers. Well, they might be flowers or stars - we couldn't decide ! Whatever they are, here's the recipe :

Mediterranean Veg Filo Flowers

ingredients :

 1/2 red onion
1/2 red pepper (or a mix of red and yellow peppers)
1/2 courgette
a handful of slices of chorizo
a pack of filo pastry
some olive oil
1/2 a Capricorn Goats Cheese



Cut the filo sheets into half diagonally then half again, to make smallish triangles. Overlap the triangles at different angles in a bun tin to make flower/star shapes. Brush with a little olive oil.


Chop the vegetables and chorizo into small pieces and gently fry in a spoonful of olive oil for a few minutes until the courgettes are tooth-tender.


Spoon the vegetable mixture into each of the the filo pastry cases. Try to get a nice mix of colours to make it look pretty !


Place a chunk of Capricorn Goats Cheese on the top of each flower.

Put in the oven at 180° for about ten minutes, until the cheese has gone all gooey and the filo pastry has turned golden brown and crispy.



Serve warm with salad  - I also added some rice for the Madhouse Mini-testers, who aren't keen on salad.

Disclosure : I received a hamper of goodies including some Capricorn Goats Cheese to help provide inspiration for creating some tasty new recipes.

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16 comments:

  1. I always use goats cheese s cows milks disagrees with me. I's delicious.

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  2. they look great will try them out on my veggie husband

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  3. I've seen a few comps to win Capricorn cheese but have never actually tried goat's cheese so was unsure about entering.
    However, I do love the fact that all of Capricorn's goats have a name (Ethel is my favourite!). It seems like a really fun company.

    Your recipe look amazing. You might have finally convinced me to try this cheese.

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    1. Did you know that you can talk to @Ethelthegoat on twitter !! ;-)

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  4. Nom nom, lovely recipe, Cheryl! Looks pretty too.

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    1. That's what Juliette said and tucked into courgettes which she doesn't usually like ! :)

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  5. Thanks Cheryl! This sounds lovely. I must admit I don't buy a lot of goats cheese because the kids don't seem to like it very much so I never cook with it, but maybe I could follow the recipe and use a different cheese for them! I have occasionally treat myself to a Marks and Spencer's goats cheese tartlet and serve it with a side salad - it is really nice with cherry tomatoes on top!

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  6. This looks very good and I almost certainly will try making it at sometime. Many thanks (now I am feeling VERY hungry!) lol @muskrat16

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  7. Interesting. I'm not a fan of goat's cheese.

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  8. These look AMAZING!

    Ruby is allergic to cow's milk so I'm always on the lookout for goat's cheese recipes. Thanks

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    1. Several more to come so keep your eyes open :) Also, if you google "capricorn challenge" you'll find loads as there are several bloggers taking part

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  9. love goats cheese, these look amazing x

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  10. Farhana Haque3 July 2012 11:21

    You make it sound so easy. I wish I was a good cook!!!!

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  11. These look absolutely delicious, I have to admit that I have never tried goats cheese but I have heard that it is very tasty

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  12. I love goats cheese, I mean really really love it. I don't buy it though because I can't stop eating it til it's all gone! greedy me! These may, MAY make me re-evalute :)

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