Gala pie

July 16th, 2016

Recipe from the hairy bikers. Unfortunately my hot crust pastry was a bit rubbish.

Ricotta gnocchi

July 9th, 2016

Anna Jones recipe from here — very tasty! The tomato sauce made with cherry tomatoes works really well. But N wanted me to make the gnocchi smaller next time.

Detox carrot and lentil soup

July 8th, 2016

The recipe was this one and it’s very tasty indeed. The naans are shop-bought.

Detox diet

July 2nd, 2016

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Fennel and celeriac soup

June 18th, 2016

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Biscuits

June 15th, 2016

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Garlic scape pesto

June 10th, 2016

We are accidentally growing garlic in the garden. I made pesto from the garlic scapes.

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Hot and spicy chicken wings

June 9th, 2016

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Recipe

Sausage roll

June 3rd, 2016

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N said “better than Greggs”.

Tastes even better cold the next day.

Recipe

Ottolengi’s cauliflower and egg tart

May 26th, 2016

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Recipe

Painting

May 22nd, 2016

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Tomato gazpacho

May 21st, 2016

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Recipe

New Taiyaki recipe

May 21st, 2016

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A bit of an experiment which went wrong. I used a modification of Delia’s pancake recipe, using:

  • 220g plain flour
  • 4 eggs
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 200ml milk + 75ml water (half of the original recipe)

The taiyaki took longer to cook — about 3 minutes each side — and were soft and “deflated” after cooking.

I think the original recipe is still the better one because the batter is much stiffer and so makes firmer taiyaki.

Live and learn.

Chicken wings

May 19th, 2016

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Recipe

Nigel Slater lamb belly flatbreads

May 17th, 2016

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Recipe

Butterfly

May 17th, 2016

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Sunny Sunday

May 8th, 2016

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Sushi mug

May 7th, 2016

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Lemon chicken linguine

May 5th, 2016

Delicious!

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The recipe is from Antonio Carluccio’s column in The Times.

The recipe for the chicken gnocchi is:

  • 350g chicken breast meat
  • 2 x medium eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of panko
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 tablespoons of parsley
  • bunch of basil
  • nutmeg

Zap the ingredients above in a food mixer (this can be done hours in advance).

Heat oil in a hot frying pan and use a tablespoon to measure out small balls. Cook for at least 5 minutes on each side. Add lemon zest and juice, and generous amounts of salt and pepper at the end.

Meanwhile cook linguine. Save a cup of the pasta water (very important).

Add chicken gnocchi and water to the pasta and serve with lots of parmesan.

Artistic endeavours

April 24th, 2016

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