The other half is an excellent cook. He received Delia’s Complete How to Cook for his birthday and since then he’s made one meal and one desert almost every weekend. I’m going to share some pictures of the delicious things he’s made, and as for the book, I’d recommend it to anyone! The resulting food is beautiful, the recipes aren’t excessively difficult and everything’s explained very thoroughly throughout the book, complete with excellent photographs. The information about eggs, fruits, veggies etc is also very interesting to read.
In addition to the recipes after the jump, we’ve also had leak and goats cheese tart and souffléd omelette. This weekend we’re having a blue cheese gratin and lemon roulade.
Chocolate Crème Brûlée & Meringues
With the leftover egg whites Ed made meringues which we delicious, and very good for a first attempt. The sugar topping was very crunchy, but delicious all the same.
Soufflé Macaroni Cheese
This really was delicious, a great variation of a classic and a meal I love all too much!
Buttermilk Scones with Raspberry Butter
Beautiful. Although it says it makes 10, it made 8 teeny tiny scones, so I’d bump the recipe somewhat!
I love crème caramel, and I loved this. I don’t advise eating half of the whole thing in one evening though…
Buttermilk Pancakes with Maple Syrup
We went the whole hog and got proper Canadian syrup. And they were divine. I’m still a massive English pancake fan, but I wouldn’t mind a batch of these as well come pancake day, or any day!
Spiced Chickpea Cakes
With a dollop of yoghurt and some cucumber. Really yummy, better than I expected. We’ve had trouble in the past with things you have to make into little round cake shapes…
Made with Green & Blacks dark chocolate. I’m not big on dark chocolate, but my goodness, these were absolutely perfect.
Key Lime Pie
Very yummy. I think it says it serves ten, but I think we only got six servings out of it… and they were small!
Stuffed Jacket Potatoes with Leeks, Cheddar and Bourisn
Definitely kicks the traditional jacket up a notch.
Home-made Pasta with Classic Fresh Tomato Sauce
The pasta recipe wasn’t from the book, but trying home-made pasta was a delicious experience! The sauce was good too. Ed used some of the basil I’ve been growing on the balcony (pictures of all my lovely plants to come soon).