11/3/2008 - Roast Pork and Dumplings
This dinner was made quite speedily with store-bought ingredients.
Small pork roast: Otway Pork, shrinkwrapped in plastic from Safeway. Got good crackling from it.
Semmelknoedel, from box. You drop them im Kochbeutel! into a pan of boiling water until the little grains in there become one big dumpling.
Dessert was grilled plums topped with brown sugar and almonds, and frozen yoghurt (Greek yoghurt + icing sugar, churned in an ice-cream machine). Refreshing.
25/04/2008 - Hainan Chicken Rice
My Aunty Ding (not my real aunty, my parents' friend) makes the best Hainan chicken rice. Please note the rice - brown from being cooked in chicken stock and with chicken fat - and the garlic chilli sauce - made with lots of garlic and chicken stock. MMMM Yum.
25/06/2008 - Courgette Pie
One of the first Nigella recipes I ever made, I still love it. You start by cooking cubes of zucchini with cumin, coriander and turmeric. Once it's softened, you add basmati rice and stock, scoop-by-scoop. This risotto-y mixture is poured into a filo-lined springform, topped with more filo and baked. Fabulous.