There are many reasons to buy a real zester (instead of just using that side of a grater). For example, that knobbly side of a grater cuts your fingers, is hard work, and doesn’t produce as much zest as it produces washing up. However, the main reason is so that you can produce corduroy oranges like this:
It’s not just cooking; it’s sensory play! Continue reading “Corduroy Oranges and Cranberry sauce”
I wonder if you’re in the same position as us? Every autumn, the cookingfanatic household receives a large number of apples. Mr Cookingfanatic would happily eat apple crumble for three meals a day, but I incline more to variety. So I’ve put together some of our favourite apple recipes. Hope it gives you some ideas. Feel free to share your favourites in the comments. Continue reading “A Collection of Apple Recipes”
Home Cooking Made Easy p32
Sorry to shock you, dear reader, but in our household, sometimes we just don’t have time for a starter at dinner. But every recipe in the book has to be cooked so I sort of turned this one into a meal.
Continue reading “79. Light & crispy tempura prawns & soy chilli dipping sauce”
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 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 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 p222 and 226
I think everybody’s getting edible gifts this year, as I try to race through my recipes before New Year. So I made this chutney and fudge as a birthday present. Edible gifts are always well-received though I’ve found!
Continue reading “62. and 63. Apple and blackberry chutney, and Chocolate fudge”
My Christmas cake this year was, again, made using Delia’s classic recipe. This version has pictures for every step, which is really useful. It makes a rich, moist, but not too crumbly cake. I’ll just share a few extra tips and show you how I decorated it. Continue reading “Christmas Cake”
For edible gifts this year, I had been planning to make some more Chocolate Baileys fudge, but for the sake of my readers, who have already heard about it, I thought I’d make something new – Lebkuchen. Continue reading “Frohe Weihnachtsyeit! (that’s foreign for something)”
It was a crisp autumn day, and I was craving, if not exactly food that nurtures, then certainly food that fattens. The perfect time to try out Nigella’s Christmas Rocky Road. The good folks over at the BBC have the recipe here, but it’s in Nigella’s Christmas recipe book. Continue reading “Christmas Rocky Road”