Once upon a time I made scones when anyone called around. The minute a girlfriend yoo-hooed from the front door, I turned on the stove before I answered.
The scones, while perfect with a good cup of tea and excellent with coffee, aren’t the same when you’ve got a bottle of moscato or some other nice white in the frig.
Go for something a little wilder, a simple smush of guacamole to pop on the table when guests call around.
2 ripe avocados, peeled and stones removed
1 ripe tomato, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
Juice of ½ lemon
¼ red onion, finely chopped
1 tablespoon coriander or parsley, chopped
Freshly ground or cracked black pepper, to taste
Chilli sauce or Tabasco sauce, to taste
Mash avocado and combine with tomato, garlic, lemon juice, onion and coriander. Season with pepper and enough chilli sauce to give a gentle ‘kick’. Serves about 6.
Serve with crackers or with vegetable crudite.
Terrific on jacket potatoes!