Monday, 11 March 2019

A bit of cooking

I was gifted some eggplants earlier in the month and couldn't think what to make, but after flicking through my books found a recipe for Sesame Eggplant Dip in an Alison Holst book, a bit different from the usual eggplant dips and it can also be served as a salad or a relish. It was rather nice and I will be making it again, although the Mister thought there was bit too much chilli in it.

Sesame Eggplant dip

Still using up gifted produce and thinking about what to make with beetroot, I toyed with making a Chocolate Beetroot cake but decided to make Beet Ice Cream with Mascarpone, Orange Zest and Poppyseeds from my Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams at Home book (the recipe here). What can I say but YUM, the beetroot gave the ice cream a sort of a jammy taste. I used one really large beetroot and roasted it while I was cooking something else, it took ages to roast but was well worth it.


Cinnamon Doughnuts - I nearly forgot to take a photo of these, hence the bite out of it.  This was a recipe clipped from the paper which I have been meaning to try out.  I halved the recipe, it was quite easy to make, not having a mixer meant I didn't bother with the beating on low speed for four minutes part, I just made sure my butter was very soft and beat it with a wooden spoon for a minute or so.  I made a couple of my doughnuts too thick and they were a bit doughy (but still quite edible), these will make another reappearance but as a sometimes food.



1 comment:

  1. Hi Pip oh love the yummy food,hope you have a wonderful day my friend xx

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