Seeking a little information about the exact nature of mascarpone I typed it into google and came up with Mascarpone is one of the foods that make the food police quiver and stop dead in their tracks. It is a fresh, very rich cow’s milk cheese — double or triple cream (60% to 75% milk fat) from ochef. I also discovered that it is fat free. According to the aptly named good to know Honey grilled peaches with mascarpone - There's only 25 calories in this dessert, so you don't have to give up your after-dinner pudding Serves: 4-8 Calories per serving: 25 kcals though to be fair it does say Fat per serving (without mascarpone): 0g. But then you read the recipe and it finishes with a flourish Serve immediately with scoops of mascarpone in each centre with 2 or 3 raspberries on top. Personally I'm adding those scoops.
Which ever version you tell yourself I recommend this dish as a quick and easy supper made decadent as you like with mascarpone which uses cream skimmed from the milk to make Parmesan as its base and therein lies the information you need to understand the essence of its delight. It is an adaptation from BBC Olive Magazine which listed it as the dish for Friday night - and for us it was.
Creamy Courgette Slice
375g sheet ready rolled pastry
3 courgettes, thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped
1 tbspn olive oil
125g mascarpone50g Parmesan, grated
Heat the oven too gas 6/200C. Unroll the pastry onto a baking sheet and, using the point of a sharp knife, make a line all the way round the pastry 2cm in from the edge.