Banana and chocolate butterscotch muffins (#29)

Now I implore you to try all the dessert recipes in Nigella Express. They’ve all had first class ratings from everyone I’ve given them to. Another one, the Pear and Ginger Muffins, remain my absolute favourite, but these are really not very far from the top of the list either. Nigella asks for butterscotch ‘morsels’ or chocolate…

Blue cheese guacamole (#28)

I made normal guac for the first time this year, so it should legitimately be on this blog. But I’ve now gone one better. Yes, even better than guacamole! This cheesey guacamole recipe is from Nigella, of course it is, but more than anything it is from Nigella Express. I’ve rediscovered the book recently. I must…

Spicy chicken & lettuce (#27)

When I want something quick it’s ideal if it’s basically preparing the stages pretty easily and then just smash them together in sequence. This one has the potential to look impressive for relatively little effort (mine doesn’t have half the garnishes that the Hairy Bikers recommend, so mine is not a great example of this)….

Chicken and mushroom udon (#26)

“This takes no time to prepare” are the magic words that greeted me at the top of the page for this Hairy Biker’s recipe. Chicken & Egg is a bit of a treat. I’ve been really keen on cooking more Far Eastern cuisine for a while now. I’ve mastered the stir fry. I can now make a pretty…

Cinnamon Almond cake (#25)

So this one went down a treat. The office deemed this potentially my best cake yet, which I consider not just a compliment to me but my absolute favourite TV chef Nigella. Nigellissima gave me this one. The Italian origin of it is lost on me – who doesn’t love nuts and cinnamon? (Well, my…

Coq au Riesling (#24)

Gosh, it’s been a while hasn’t it? News form me includes a new flat, which is why you will notice that the backgrounds do look a little different to what they did before. I apologise for how slap dash I got with the blog, but I have been experimenting outside of what I’ve posted so…