For a book that I was initially very negative about, I seem to have cooked 30 recipes from it in the space of a few weeks!
Inside the front cover, I’ve been compiling a list of the recipes I’ve made so far, and I know this is verging on the obsessive, I’ve been giving them marks out of 10.
I don’t feel quite so sad doing things like this after Nigella wrote that she had a habit of making lists of what she had been feeding the children and whether they had enjoyed it or not…:-)
Here are the recipes which have gained 10 out of 10….drumroll please…..
1.Go get em smoothie
2. Glitzy chocolate puddings
3. Crispy duck
4. chicken liver salad
5. Mirin glazed salmon (have made this 3 times already – I love it!)
6. Quick chilli
7. Chocolate mint cookies
8. Chocolate croissants
Here are some of the lowest scoring recipes….
1. Potato & mushroom gratin (became a curdled mess!)
2. Brandied bacony chicken (couldn’t taste the brandy, nothing special)
3. Instant chocolate mousse (my fault, I overwhipped the cream, over heated the chocolate and ended up with a lumpy mess!)
I am enjoying your reviews so much Anna. I feel like you are really prepping me for when my book arrives in another week or 2. The smoothie is first on my list to try.
I’ve still not managed to get round to the smoothie, but the bananas are ready in the freezer!
Hi Anna,I haven’t got the book yet but did try a version of the smoothie this morning- soy milk instead of real milk and cocoa powder instead of ovaltine. It was pretty good!paola
Sandy, thanks, I hope I’m not letting too much out of the bag?…I keep forgetting that not everyone has the book yet!KJ, it’s a great idea isn’t it to keep the bananas in the freezer ready to use, I never would have thought of that.Paola, that sounds good!Did you sweeten it too?
Anna, I’m loving NE as well although I’m nowhere near as close to you with my baking!I have tried the hokey pokey (that didn’t set!)so far.Last night I made the rocky road bars and at the weekend I’m doing the chicken cesar cornets for a picnic lunch.
Hi Anna,Yes, I did add the honey! I hear you’ll be meeting the lady herself tomorrow! How awesome! Have fun!paola
Hey Anna!Funny, the recipes that didn’t work for you provided us with one heck of a feast Saturday evening! It’s such a fantastic book!! I have a feeling I’ll be following in your footsteps at this rate. I’ve made 8 recipes in the past two days!paola