Category Delia Smith

GINGER & NUTMEG SCONES WITH SPICED BERRY COMPOTE

Whilst we were away, we made a batch of scones to keep us going inbetween meals (what can I say – it was an indulgent few days: being that they were eaten with generous amounts of clotted cream and fruit compote, one of these bad boys was pretty much a meal in itself!)  Crystallised ginger in soft, crumbly […]

CARROT KHEER INSPIRED PUMPKIN PIE

The most beautiful pumpkin turned up in our veg box this week, which made my morning when I saw it – I’d been hoping for days that we’d get one, as I’d got it in my head that I wanted to try my hand at a sweet pumpkin pie.  I didn’t fancy anything too rich, […]

CARDAMOM, ALMOND & CHOCOLATE CAKE WITH A COFFEE DRIZZLE

Regular visitors to this blog will know that I can’t get enough of cardamom.  I also drink a lot of coffee.  Throw them together and you’ve got something really special, particularly when you add chocolate into the  equation.  Browsing through Delia Smith’s website, we came across her coffee and cardamom cake with pistachios.  I liked the look of it, but don’t […]

CHOCOLATE & COFFEE MOUSSE

From time to time, my wonderful girlfriend cooks me dinner.  We used to cook together often, dividing the culinary labour much more equally, but that was in an old flat with a larger, more pleasant kitchen, which we enjoyed spending time together in.  These days, in our small, unfriendly kitchen, I tend to do most of the cooking, which […]

LEEK, CHARD & WILD GARLIC TART

A few weeks ago, B said that she wanted to try and perfect a vegetable tart.  Second attempt in, she baked something really, really good.  Perfection, of course, is relative, but this was everything we wanted, eaten cooled the next day as part of a very successful picnic.  The greens cooked down into a soft, fresh tasting […]

ORANGE AND CRANBERRY SCONES

There used to be a café in town that did the most delicious scones.  I’m not sure how many cream teas we ate there over the past couple of years, whilst sat outside sunning ourselves and people watching.  Sadly, it closed a few months ago, and I don’t know of anywhere else local that even […]

FESTIVE FLORENTINES

Got to have Florentines at this time of year, we normally buy them in (M&S do amazing ones, but you have to suck it up and pay the premium price!)  But we saw a recipe in Delia’s chocolate book (same recipe can be found here), and whilst it takes a little time, it looked simple enough.  […]