Home Cooking Made Easy p116
I’m sure most of you use the word “minted” as a synonym for “cool,” “ace,” “hip,” etc. E.g. “That car is well minted bruv.” But I must advise you that this recipe title is in fact referring to the common herb, mint, and not urban speak.
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Home Cooking Made Easy p31
Apparently, “life is too short to make cranberry sauce from scratch every time.” But not too short to make a red wine reduction, add thyme leaves, and cranberry sauce, simmer and cool. Hmmm. Or buy it.
Continue reading “76. Deep-fried Camembert with cranberry sauce”
Home Cooking Made Easy p96, 188 and 225
Lorraine describes this dish as “the ultimate dish to prepare if you are in a hurry.” I would have thought the ultimate would be that great student dish, pasta and salt, or even quicker, toast.
Continue reading “73. 74. and 75. Rack of lamb, white chocolate mousse and bubble wrap sugar”
Yes, it’s the recipe you’ve all been waiting for. Although I have made this cake already, and my post on it is still the most visited on my site each week a year on, I had to do it again to fit all 100 recipes into 2012. Continue reading “71. and 72. Graffiti cake and lollipops”
Home Cooking Made Easy p24
Throughout this whole books (and the linked TV series) Lorraine has been talking about comfort food for cold autumnal evenings. This recipe actually fits the bill (unlike raspberry ripple ice cream or tempura prawns, neither of which is particularly autumnal).
Continue reading “70. Duvet day chicken noodle soup”
Home Cooking Made Easy p211
This recipe doesn’t really count as cooking. My version contained just two ingredients: swiss roll, and ice cream. You can brush the swiss roll slices with rum, but I was making it for kids.
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Home Cooking Made Easy p158
I’m not normally a follower of homeopathy, but since our local deli had sold out of truffle oil (what is it with the residents of Tiverton?), I had to go for homeopathic truffle “flavoured” oil from Tesco. Once upon a time, long long ago, this oil saw a molecule of truffle.
Continue reading “68. Baked mushroom, chestnut & pea risotto with truffle oil”
Home Cooking Made Easy p229 and 145
Chilli jam and herby buttered potatoes are not a traditional pairing I admit, but I didn’t actually eat them together, I just cooked them at the same time.
Continue reading “66. and 67. Asian chilli jam and herby potatoes”
Home Cooking Made Easy p182
Lorraine uses a massive straight-sided trifle dish for this recipe. This year’s challenge has already cost me quite a bit (mostly in alcohol and expensive meat!) and I thought buying a big trifle dish for one recipe might be a bit unnecessary. So I halved the ingredients and used a standard bowl-shaped trifle bowl (yes a bowl-shaped bowl – I don’t know how else to describe it).
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Home Cooking Made Easy p199
You wouldn’t think it from her supermodel looks, but Lorraine Pascale is a real fattie. She says she could eat this pudding all in one go by herself. Six of us struggled to get through half of it, so she must have a hefty appetite for such a slim girl.
Continue reading “64. Steamed chocolate pudding with warm Mars bar sauce”