Everybody loves Eggs Benedict, but lets face it making the Hollandaise Sauce can be a bit of a faff especially when you are hungover and hungry. This recipe is a riff on the traditional version from ” Notes from a Small Kitchen Island” by Debora Robertson. This savoury bread and butter pudding is even better if prepared the day before and then cooked the following day. If you like you can add some halved cherry tomatoes to the mixture and/ or serve rashers of crisp bacon and sizzling sausages alongside. And of course Bloody Mary’s to accompany – or Virgin Mary’s if preferred.
My latest cookbook purchase is the excellent “Notes from a Small Kitchen Island” by Debora Robertson. Debora lived in Stoke Newington until recently( she has now moved to France) and in one of the chapters she writes about the area. It brought back many happy memories for me as i lived in “Stokey ” for 30 years before moving back to the South West. This brunch or lunch is based on a starter from a wine bar called The Fox Reformed, another place of happy memories as i held my wedding reception there.
A comforting vegetarian supper or side dish from Ravinder Bhogal. Serve some salad alongside if it’s the main dish.
Another very good recipe from ” River Cafe 30″ by Rose Rogers and Ruth Gray.
Last nights dessert was this very moreish dish from Diana Henry’s ” From the Oven to the Table”.
Another easy supper from ” Cook as You Are ” by Ruby Tandoh. Serve with some mashed or boiled potatoes and some boiled or steamed greens.
This Swedish favourite cake combines a soft tender crumb with a crisp chewy top. Its from Rachel Khoo’s ” The Little Swedish Kitchen”.
A delicious brunch or supper from Diana Henry.
A luxurious supper from Diana Henry.
A delicious bake which is also good for a picnic from Gill Meller.
A creamy rustic tart from ” Root, Stem, Flower, Leaf ” by Gill Meller.
This vegetarian dish from Eleanor Steafel can be served as a main or a side.
A flavourful vegetarian tart from Diana Henry.If you like you could replace the Stilton with a mixture of Cheddar and Gruyere.
A delicious savoury tart from Diana Henry.
A variation on this traditional Scottish recipe from Georgina Hayden .