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Frances Atkins' edible garden is a joy to behold and makes a terrific kids recipe to attempt over half-term. The black pudding soil won't be to every child's taste, but there is a simple veggie alternative - you could even do a combination of the two so that the taste of the black pudding isn't so stark

Method
1.
For the 'soil', crumble the black pudding into a baking tray and bake in the oven at 170°C/gas mark 3 until crunchy, approximately 15 minutes
Tasty trivia
The town of Ramsbottom is home to The Black Pudding Throwing World Championship. Participants throw black puddings to knock over a stack of Yorkshire puddings. Whoever knocks over the most wins
2.
If you don't want to use black pudding, fry off 50g of breadcrumbs, 50g of butter and a clove of garlic in oil until golden, then add 50g of sultanas to finish
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3.
In a pan, bring the carrot juice and vinegar to a simmer, reduce until thick. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper
4.
Cook the vegetables for 2-3 minutes in salted boiling water or serve raw
5.
Lower an egg into boiling water and cook for 9 minutes. Allow to cool before peeling
Room for a little one
Children can easily take charge of this step by first gently cracking the shell while rolling the egg between their hands, then peeling
6.
Scatter the black pudding crumbs into a large shallow bowl. Plant the vegetables in the crumbs, using the parsley leaves to decorate the cauliflower
7.
Arrange the chives, egg and cottage cheese next to the vegetables, then drizzle over the carrot sauce to 'water' the garden
Room for a little one
Let your kids drizzle the carrot juice over the garden before serving
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Ingredients

Vegetable garden

Carrot juice

  • 4 carrots, juiced
  • 25ml of balsamic vinegar
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 pinch of black pepper

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Nutrition (per Portion)

Calories

401
20%

Sugars

12g
13%

Fat

22g
31%

Saturates

9g
44%

Salt

1908mg
32%
of an adult's guideline daily amount
Frances Atkins' vegetable garden has to be seen to be believed. It features black pudding 'soil' and a carrot sauce that can be used to water the 'garden'

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