So the lovely people at AEG asked if I would like a new oven. I mean, seriously, I have had some lovely perks as a result of blogging but this one has to be up there at the top.
But we only moved recently and the kitchen I inherited has a range cooker which is pretty new. Plus even if I wanted to replace it, the AEG Steambake oven is a regular size so I’d have a gaping hole in the oven area of my kitchen. So I politely declined. READ MORE
Pressure cooker cheesecake? Yes, yes and yes.
Now I know pressure cookers generally are used for making stews and other such savoury items, but time has moved on. (Obviously they are still excellent for hot pots and curries etc). I want you to consider for a second the prospect of a really creamy, perfectly cooked baked cheesecake without the 4 hour faff. Ladies and gentlemen, I introduce you to…. (drum roll) pressure cooker cheesecake. Not only that, I made this particular one the chocolate variety. Because I am nice like that. READ MORE
I’m hoping the coconut haters will forgive me. This is unashamedly coconutty, this coconut chicken curry, the clue as ever being in the name. And I am afraid there is no substitute I can recommend. I also feel the need to apologise for the appearance of this curry. It’s not a looker. But it does make up for its looks in flavour. I made this for friends and it was gobbled up. READ MORE
Alert! Alert! There is no recipe in this post! Nothing to see here! (If you want to miss out on my rant, scroll to the bottom for behind the scenes photos at a recent shoot).
Regular readers will know I so rarely write without a recipe post. I’m a purist and the very name of this blog means I feel compelled to publish a recipe whenever I feel the urge to write. So when I don’t, it’s usually because something had gotten to me. It usually means I am typing furiously. READ MORE
I’m back again with another Bramley apple recipe; an apple cake this time. I’ve taken the hearty, homely great British apple crumble and custard pudding and given it a makeover. A new way to serve it for the summer months, if you will. This Bramley apple cake is topped with a creamy custard buttercream and crowned with crunchy almond crumble that’s devilishly moreish. This apple cake is damp, soft and lightly warming from the Bramley apple and cinnamon combination. READ MORE
Ah, isn’t it nice to read a book where there are references in it you recognise? This applies to fiction and non fiction in my eyes. READ MORE
There’s a curious thing about freelancing. There’s no set ebb and flow to it. Sometimes you have a quiet week. They are the weeks when you ponder what on earth you’re doing, eat too many white chocolate cupcakes, and discuss with anyone who’ll listen if you nerves can really handle this kind of existence. Then you have a week where you are booked up and busy and developing 8 recipes in one day for three different clients. They are the days where you dare to dream that it might always be like this. (And you also eat too many white chocolate cupcakes). READ MORE
I go through phases with bread. I’m not in the habit of perpetuating some kind of Good Life myth that I spend hours making my own sour dough. I wish that were my life, but it is not. I regularly feed my kids sliced bread from the supermarket. I have no issue with it. Snobbery regarding food is heinous in my opinion. READ MORE
Mammissima is written by Elisabetta Minervini, who was born in Molfetta, near Bari, a medieval port in the beautiful region of
Puglia in southern Italy. She moved to England in 1997, is the founder of award‐winning publishing company Alma Books. She lives in Richmond, London, with her husband Alessandro and their two children, aged twelve and nine. READ MORE