Golden wonder

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This golden wonder is a great recipe to know about, and was such a hit when a parent put it on mumsnet that it made it in to their cookbook.  You simply mix eggs, cheese, flour, grated courgette, oil and herbs and bake it in the oven for around 1 hour.   The original recipe has bacon in it too but I don’t eat meat so left that out.

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You could play around with lots of different ingredients such as asparagus, broccoli, pepper, grated carrot or sweetcorn.   Paprika or chilli would also add interesting flavour.  And you can cook individual portions in muffin cases if you prefer!

The golden wonder can be cut in to wedges and goes nicely with greens/salad and a big dollop of ketchup.  It can be eaten hot or cold.  Brill!

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 Golden wonder (serves 4 adults)

1 large courgette, grated

Optional – 3 rashers of bacon, chopped

1 large onion, chopped

140g self-raising flour

115 oil e.g. veg/sunflower

5 eggs, lightly beaten

80g cheese, grated (whatever you prefer or have in the fridge)

1 tsp dried herbs or handful fresh parsley

Salt and pepper

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees/gas mark 4.  Lightly butter a round ovenproof dish, around 20cm in diameter.  For extra ease put greaseproof/baking paper in the base.

In a large bowl, mix the courgette, the bacon (if using), onion, flour, oil, eggs, cheese and herbs, until there are no lumps.  Season with salt (if not using the bacon) and pepper.

Pour the mixture in to the prepared dish and bake in the oven until golden on top and a skewer inserted comes out pretty much clean.  This will take between 50-60 mins.

Remove from the oven and serve.  Or cool, then cut in to wedges to eat cold as packed lunch.

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