It's been a while since I hosted a 'bring a plate' night at my house. It's a great way to get my busy mum friends together for dinner without anyone having to do all the work. We literally all just bring a plate of something, and we end up having a great selection of dishes and desserts.
The first night I hosted was at my old house, and it was when my good friend Ailsa was still in Glasgow (she emigrated to Australia nearly three years ago... I miss her & her brood so much!). Anyway, I digress. Ailsa made a more-ish artichoke dip that was just delightful. It was so easy to put together and yet tasted/looked like she had made a huge effort.
Well, I was flicking through the Sainsbury's magazine yesterday and stumbled upon a Warm Artichoke Dip recipe that looks pretty much the same as Ailsa's one... so I thought I would share it with you. I think I'll make it this weekend.
Warm Artichoke Dip
1 x 400 g tin artichoke hearts in water, drained
100 g mayonnaise
100 g Parmesan cheese, finely grated
Olive oil and thyme leaves to serve along with a fresh Focaccia bread or similar.
Preheat oven to 200 deg C (fan 180 deg C, gas 6).
Blend the artichokes, mayonnaise and Parmesan cheese in a food processor.
Transfer to an oven proof dish.
Bake for 15 minutes.
Sprinkle with thyme leaves and serve with toasted Focaccia drizzled with olive oil.