Monday, 4 March 2013

Planet Mars Curiosity Pastry

Planet Mars Curiosity Pastry

"NASA's Mars rover Curiosity have ingested portions of the first sample of rock powder ever collected from the interior of a rock on Mars.

Curiosity science team members will use the laboratories to analyze the rock powder in the coming days and weeks.

The rover's Chemistry and Mineralogy and Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instruments received portions of the sample on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 22 and 23, respectively, and began inspecting the powder."

News from Nasa Mars mission

Planet Mars Pastry


250g Puff Pastry
Semolina Mix
300ml milk
300ml double cream
1 vanilla pod
50g semolina
1 tbsp butter
50g sugar
½ tsp ground cinnamon
Raspberry coulis
300g raspberries
2 tbsp sugar, to taste
1 tbsp lemon juice 


1 Make semolina pudding Heat the milk, cream and vanilla pod in a saucepan until just boiling. Whisk in the semolina, butter and sugar and cook on low heat, stirring constantly, for 10-12 minutes. Allow to cool stirring to stop skin forming

2  To make the raspberry coulis, put the raspberries, sugar and lemon juice into the bowl of a food processor and blend to a puree

3 Roll puff pastry out. Lay in baking tray,place cooled semolina mix in center of pastry.Spoon some raspberry mix over the top of semolina not to much 3/4 table spoons and add some whole raspberries.

4 Turn pastry edges in and over towards middle.Bake 180 degrees 20 mins more or less. Last 5 mins of cooking sprinkle with icing sugar to glaze

  Transmission Ends from Mars

Mean while back on earth

Deep in the Woods
Have been out in the hills and forests of the Highlands of Scotland foraging.Who can tell me what  they are ?