This morning I arose to a house without bread, my beloved cheerios and very little fresh fruit. The weekly shop must be imminent!
In the mean time I was faced with an avocado, a couple of lemons and some beautifully juicy tomatoes. There was nothing else for it – guacamole for breakfast it was. My Dad had actually made some wonderfully smooth, flavoursome guacamole when I last visited and upon asking for the recipe I was told it was purely avocado, lemon juice, dried chilli flakes and a little salt and pepper!
Sounds simple enough and I had everything I needed – easy peasy….
…it was not to be – the avocado, which was from a packet that said perfectly ripe and was only purchased a few days ago, was still hard in places when I tried to scoop out the flesh. Fail number one!
I added the juice of one small lemon – Fail number two! Half would have been fine, if that.
After mixing in a tsp of chilli and the s & p i proceeded to try and mash it all together with a fork as I have done in the past – and Strike 3! It was too hard to pulp together properly!
Refusing to give in, my inner tum was getting impatient by this point, I decided to pulverise it with the food processor.
Miraculously it turned out to be not too shabby! I’d definitely would have used less lemon and a properly ripe avocado… remind me to not try and be too creative in the kitchen at stupid o’clock in the morning, it doesn’t bode well! As I know how good it tastes when it works there will be a next time, just at a more reasonable hour 🙂 Or maybe I should just stick to my desserts instead!