Potato and spinach gratin & melon sorbet

Because I have not kept up my usual standards of daily posts lately I include 2 recipes today. One is from Dr. Oetker and the other from the German website Kochbar(.de), which means ‘cookable’. Both recipes are cookable and eatable.
First I made Dr. Oetker’s potato gratin.
The recipe uses raw potatoes but I had a little helper at home who precooked them for me while I was at work.

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I layered an oven proof dish with 500g potatoes and 200g fresh spinach, seasoning each layer with salt, pepper and nutmeg.

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As an extra I topped it with cubes of bacon.

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Next I mixed 1dl milk and 1dl beef broth, topped the gratin with grated cheddar and poured the milky broth over the gratin.

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After 30 minutes in the oven at 180C it had crisped up nicely.

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Served with salad and carrots, this made for a lovely and tasty dinner!

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And the dinner was light enough to leave room for dessert. The very ripe honey melon came in handy, and so did the recipe by kochbar.de. . I blended the flesh of 1 melon with sirup made from 1.5dl water, 2-3 tablespoons of lemon juice and 80g sugar.

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I whizzed up the sirup and melon in my blender, put it in the freezer for about 30minutes and then icecreamed it to perfection in my ice cream maker.

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The result was very satisfying!

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