Cappuccino pavlova (#52)

What a journey it has been! I’ve finally got round to posting the magical fifty-second recipe. I can’t quite believe it. Admittedly it took just over 18 months rather than one year, but I’ve got so many other meals and bakes that I’ve made but not written up that I’m afraid the blog is just…

Cheesy taco pasta (#51)

If I’ve said it once I’ve said it a hundred times. I love cheese. Absolutely adore the stuff. Odd that coagulated milk should somehow be my be all and end all with food. This recipe came up on my Facebook newsfeed. Tried and True Recipes was the page. I saw the video come up and…

Rocky road (#50)

Getting there. Getting there. 18 months and not 12, but hey ho. It’s been fun. So I hope no one is in the mood to hold my feet to the fire for not reaching 52 new recipes by the end of 2017. Now this is a dessert recipe that has got the office going crazy….

Chicken balti (#49)

Last weekend I went back to visit my dearest Mother. When she has various gifts for me she asks me to bring a suitcase in which to take everything back to my London flat. In this case, she bought me a book by John Torode. Leaving that to one side for a moment, I also…

Tomato and courgette risotto (#48)

A surprising amount of what I eat at the moment is veggie. I really do wonder why. I’d set up a permanent hog spit-roast on my terrace if I could. However, this doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate food which just happens not to have meat in. This one came about because I happened to have…

Pork and sesame udon (#46)

Surprisingly often I go totally off-piste now and simply google what I fancy having for dinner. Even more atypically for me I took this one from an American website. Not that I have anything against the Americans, mind, but I struggle with ounces and ‘cups’. Especially cups. Whose ideas was cups? Cups of what? How…

Marshmallow rice krispies squares (#45)

So there’s a lovely little light touch recipe to make when you want a naughty breakfast snack – although, I confess, I can’t categorize them as anything other than dessert. A cheeky one from Nigella Express, I couldn’t help but make these. Partially as I actually had a whole bunch of related ingredients leftover from Nigella’s…

Quick chicken chasseur (#44)

This is my first recipe where I’ve taken it not from Nigella, or indeed another celebrity chef, but simply from BBC Good Food. But, y’know what, that’s perfectly acceptable. Food is food, and good food is good food (no pun intended). I made this the other week when I was knackered, and wanted some packed…

Spiced beef, potato and apricot tagine (#43)

It took me a while to get round to making this one. For numerous reasons: There’s a two hour stint in the oven, there are apricots involved, and the ingredients list looks intimidating (although it really shouldn’t to me considering my burgeoning spice draw). For a weekend dinner party this one would be such an impressive…

Korean beef and rice pot (#42)

This one requires a trip to Waitrose. A big Waitrose. Gochujang chili paste is the thing you need, which is part of Waitrose’s cook’s ingredients. I’m sure you’d probably be able to find it in other big supermarkets, but I relied on the ‘Trose. Also I have searched for it in the medium-sized Clerkenwell store…

Frankfurter sausage rolls and mustard sauce (#41)

Don’t doubt, but believe. I’ve been eyeing this one up for months. Partially because as a child I absolutely loved frankfurters, even if they do have ridiculous amounts of fat and salt to batter your metabolism with.  Another reason is because I do just love a good sausage roll. Actually, aside from just being a…