So easy, so yummy, so full of fat.
Now, a quick word of warning. I made this up after tasting it at a friend's house and so the quantities are very approximate. I have made it many times though and it is a very forgiving recipe. My suggestion would be to taste it at the end and add more of anything you need.
Grab your food processer. Add a cup of mayonnaise, a cup of sour cream (reduced fat sour cream is fine but reduced fat mayo makes the result a bit manky), half a cup of grated parmesan and some spring onions roughly chopped. Drain a jar of artichoke hearts (I think the jar is about 300-400g or similar) and add them too. Sprinkle in some salt and pepper. Blitz it all together so the artichokes are broken down but still lumpy.
Place the whole lot in an oven proof dish and sprinkle more parmesan over the top and then some sweet paprika.
Pop it in the oven and warm it up. It can be kept warm in a low oven and pulled out just as your guests arrive so you look like an uber hostess who channels Nigella on a regular basis. I serve this with roughly cut up bits of french stick. I have resorted to triangles of normal bread toasted when french stick is not available. It is very yummy and goes beautifully with red wine in front of the fire.
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