Pebble Soup new craze is: to wrap around the clock. This wrapping madness occurred last June after my visit to Taste of London where I was given a booklet full of tortilla wrap recipes.
So what is a wrap: a little Wiki bird told me that wraps are a recent addition to our ever expending range of fast food. Though humans have been eating "take-aways" since time immemorial, wrapping in tortillas is likely to originate from California and was a generalisation of the Tex-Mex Burrito.
For now I buy my wrap but there are lots of tortilla (flavoured or not) recipes and he promised to give it a go in his attempt to try baking breads from around the world, remember Injera?
How to wrap?
1 - Place the ingredients in the centre of the wrap and start folding the sides.
2- Once done, fold the base of the wrap and roll from the bottom up.
3 - Cut in half to get a nice presentation.
What to wrap?
Really every thing you can think of:
Prawn cocktails: mayo, prawns, spring onions, celery, coriander
Sweet potatoes & peppers: cooked sweet potatoes and peppers add balsamic vinegar, crushed garlic, rocket, olive oil, Feta cheese.
Ham & Cheese with mustard and tomato
But my favourite is
Pesto, Mozzarella & Tomato Wrap
spread Pesto on a tortilla,
in the middle place Mozzarella (sliced or grated), slices of tomatoes, torn basil
Use a sandwich toaster to grill or heat for two minutes on each side in a dry frying pan.
As if it was not enough, I cheat time a little more and instead of cooking rice, I use Tilda pouches.
The foodies blogosphere does agree on a few things and one being Tilda's new range of steam basmati rice cooked in the microwave.
I was sent a couple to form a opinion. Easy, they are great. All you have to do is "squeech" the pouch a little to separate the grains, open the top and place in a microwave for two minutes.
If the rice was plain, I would say this is utter laziness but since the rice is flavoured, I say this is genius. It comes out always perfectly cooked, the rice is never mushy. Both flavours were very subtle. The range contains 18 flavours so far and retails at around £2.00, each pouch serves two. Verdict: Thumb up.