Chocolate peanut butter cheesecake (#69)

I am aware that the desserts do get the hearts aflutter on this blog. They do get so many more likes. I often find this a shame, as the main courses could probably be well described as the raison d’être for the blog. I will gladly, happily, gleefully, make an exception for this recipe however. I…

Pancetta and pea orzo (#67)

Truth be told I’ve been making this one for ages. The post has sat in my drafts for ages and Lord knows why I’ve neglected to publish it. Potentially because at one point I made it with such regularity. This was my first foray into cooking with orzo and I will never look back. My…

Gorgonzola & pancetta risotto (#61)

It’s a new year, and it’s time for some new inspiration. My dearest Mother has clearly decided that imitating home chefs just isn’t good enough. She bought me recipe books from some of the best kitchens in London (I haven’t eaten at any of them, sad to say), including Harvey Nichols Fifth Floor, which this…

Maple roasted plums with sweet cinnamon yoghurt (#59)

One thing I will say is please check your store cupboard before going to buy ingredients. I now have two nearly-full bottles of maple syrup. Nevertheless, despite my entirely unnecessary £4.30 purchase, I give this dish a big thumbs up. As this is my third At My Table recipe in a row, I promise I will…

White chocolate cheesecake (#58)

It’s time to say hello to a cheesecake that is guaranteed to win over any white chocolate skeptic. Although I do wonder. Who are these people?! I do quite understand that it’s more of an acquired taste, with most people in love with the soft but sweet flavours from milk chocolate. But the sheer luxury…

Chocolate chip cookies (#56)

Yes, I’ve made these before in my life, but I’ve gone past recipe number 52 and quite frankly these are so damn good that you’re not gonna stop me from posting these. It’s a Nigella bake. Of course it is! Nothing goes to plan like a Nigella bake. I’ve now made these twice, and I…

Paprika chicken (#54)

I had the most tremendous goulash on my trip to Hungary at Easter this year. I cannot recommend Aszú Étterem enough (the city has so many fantastic restaurants it’s hard to beat, but this restaurant just nabbed the ‘best main course’). A few weeks after I got back I tried out a Hairy Bikers’ goulash…

Sweet potato macaroni cheese (#53)

Macaroni cheese is boring. There, I said it. I love cheese, I love pasta. But, both of them are sublime carriers of, or additions to, so many other wonderful flavours. Just having a big bowl of it, even for the cheese-obsessed pasta-crazed human that I am, seems a tad dull for dinner. Then enters this…

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…

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…

Fried brie, prosciutto & fig sandwich (#39)

Gosh, what a delight. This is a hungover Sunday morning meal for the gods. Cheese. Meat. Fried bread. Dream upon dream, joy upon joy. The route to happiness has opened before us. I, probably like you, saw the fig in the recipe and originally thought ‘nah, I’m okay thanks’ but it’s a superb addition. You…