Yay to being back in the UK!! Not so yay because the flight is really stupidly long and it took a whole week this time round to get over the jet lag, but this morning I feel kickass after sleeping a whole 8 hours.
The reason for my trip back has been to go to two weddings and of course pick up my summer wardrobe which didn’t quite make it on my last journey. The first wedding stop was in Cornwall, near Bodmin, where my friends have moved from the swiss mountains to set up shop managing the beautiful Butterwell Farm on the Camel River. Lots of chickens, sheep and salmon fishing on the river. The best country addition to the wedding was the brides Weddingtons…wellies for weddings, think fancy colours and little high heels, terribly glam haha.
Just before I left Wanaka we were getting into Spring and I was massively overexcited to find asparagus and rhubarb appearing in the shops. Rhubarb is my new favourite…and fact of the day because I just googled it —> it’s apparently not a fruit, it is a vegetable, strange!!
makes 4-5 puddingsChia pudding ½ cup of chia seeds 1 cup of coconut cream 1 cup of water a few drops of vanilla essence or ¼ of a vanilla pod scraped ¼ cup of desiccated coconut 1-2 tbsp coconut nectar or honey (depending on how sweet you like it) Baked Rhubarb 600g Rhubarb 4 tbsp coconut nectar 2 oranges zested and juiced
For the chia seed pudding, mix all the ingredients together and leave in the fridge overnight so it’s ready for breakfast.
Preheat your oven to 180˚C. Chop the Rhubarb up into roughly 1 inch sized pieces and place in a non stick roasting tin with the orange zest and juice. Drizzle over the coconut nectar and bake in the oven for around half an hour until the rhubarb is really soft and a bit sticky. Give it a taste and if it’s too sour juts drizzle some more coconut nectar over the top and pop back in the oven until the nectar has melted and sweetened it a bit more.
Once the rhubarb is done, just leave to cool and pop it in the fridge.
To serve just spoon the rhubarb over the pudding and enjoy your fancy breakfast/pudding!
The pudding will be fine in the fridge for around 3 days.