100 new recipes: part seven

62/100: Braised Pork with Cabbage – from this recipe. Ridiculously easy, tender pork. Also, braising. I love braising.

63/100: Roasted Eggplant with Crispy Chickpeas – from a recipe in the Smitten Kitchen book, written about here. Nice easy unattended-in-the-oven dish, and the combo of silky roasted eggplant and crunchy chickpeas is great.

64/100: Bread Pudding – from this recipe. Lovely cheesy pudding, a big hit for breakfast with my one year old.

65/100: Grilled Chicken with Dry Spice Rub – from this recipe. For some reason I’d never made a dry rub before – this was great, lovely combination of spices.

66/100: Challah – from Mark Bittman’s recipe.

67/100: Mixed Bean Salad – from this recipe. Ottolenghi salad. Marvellous, as always.

68/100: Spiced Chickpea Salad – from this recipe. Another Ottolenghi salad (I served both this one and the Mixed Bean Salad at the same lunch). This one is amazing – the spices on the chickpeas are beautiful, and I loved the mixture of vegetables, including radishes.

69/100: Fresh Cheese – from Mark Bittman’s recipe, described here. A little bland, and could have done with more salt and more compression, but was lovely crumbled over salad, and an interesting experiment.

70/100: Oatmeal Cookies with Dried Peaches – from this recipe. Lovely chewy oatmeal cookies, and dried peaches are delightful.

71/100: Strawberry & Rhubarb Pie – from this recipe. Strawberries were plentiful and cheap here this winter. This was a beautiful pie – not only the beautiful pink filling, but the sweet and tart mixture of the strawberries and rhubarb was perfect. Looking at the photo of it makes me want another slice. I don’t make enough pies.

72/100: Red Wine Velvet Cake – from Smitten Kitchen’s cookbook, described here. This was a lovely birthday cake – the red wine doesn’t quite cook out and it has a headily intense flavour with the chocolate.

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4 thoughts on “100 new recipes: part seven

  1. As one of the lucky ones to have experienced your cooking I am well qualified to comment. The Spiced Chickpea salad was yummy and I will be adding it to my own repertoire. I munched through several Oatmeal-peach cookies and enjoyed every mouthful but the winner for me was the Red Wine Velvet Cake. It was absolutely the best chocolate cake I have ever tasted. The flavour was intense but not overly sweet – delicious!

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