Thursday, 5 June 2008

More Nigella Express

57 Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge Sundae Sauce

I haven’t done a Nigella Express post for a while, but I’m still cooking, often repeat recipes that I’ve already blogeged about, but here is the next round up.

As always (for anybody new) this is a sort of mini project I gave myself to cook a good number of dishes from Nigella Express by Nigella Lawson. The numbers in front of the recipe titles represent their number as I've posted about them (I've cooked more than this!), and again as always I don’t post the recipes, because I couldn’t post so many recipes from any one book! Hope you enjoy!

48 Avocado & Tomato Bruchetta
A breakfast this was meant to be in the book, but I made it quickly one day for my solitary lunch, it was good, actually surprising in its simplicity, but none the worse for it. The tomato and avocado flavours just jumped!

49 Festive Fusilli
A little pasta recipe from the Holiday Snaps chapter, we liked this a lot, slightly warming with a little vodka, creamy with mascarpone and vibrant with sun blush tomatoes.

50 Pineapple upside Down Cake
It was this recipe that prompted me to make my other (Wanda) upside down cake. I made this pretty cake with a view to having some leftovers, but sadly it was all gone =)

51 Quesadillas
Or hot tortilla sandwiches, thin mouthfuls of ham and cheese and tortilla, yum!

52 Mirn Glazed Salmon
It has taken me so long to make this salmon, and so many of my Nigella friends have raved over it! In served it with noodles and greenery, lovely. I used sherry in place of the mirn, just because this is my preferance – mirn makes me so thirsty for ages afterwards!

53 Aromatic Crispy Duck
When I made this I couldn’t help thinking to myself that it would be nothing like the fantastic restaurant duck of the same name, but it was really very good! Duck, Chinese wheat pancakes, hoisin sauce, cucumber and spring onions.

54 Scallops and Chorizo
This was very quick, very tasty and very colourful.

55 Chickpeas and Rocket
The scallops above went with this dish of warmed chick peas and wilted rocket, this part wasn’t quite my thing.

56 Puy Lentil Salad
Made with tinned puy lentils, a product hitherto unknown in my kitchen, but it made a fast good salad! Serve not long after making, as it went a bit unpleasent kept in the fridge overnight, fortunately I only kept a spoonful.

57. Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge Sundae
This recipe is so simple an older child could easily make it, I didn’t let mine do it, as although she gets to help Mummy, I don’t let her near the actual cooker yet. It is a great little sauce for ice cream, Nigella suggests vanilla, chocolate and caramel ice creams for a full on ice cream sundae. We tried vanilla and caramel. Although I liked the vanilla, I’d just serve it with caramel ice cream next time. As the flavour sensation between the caramel and the sauce was really very very good! I even managed to use my new little jug! This is one of the recipes that I’d say if you have the book make make it soon!


Linda F said...

Lovely photos Kelly Jane, I have been revisiting NE lately too, it is a great book to dive in and out of! That fudge sauce looks like something I could set my son to making!!!

KJ said...

It all looks good Kelly-Jane. I am hoping that this series will start here soon!!

Maria said...

Kelly beautiful pics as always of your wonderful food! Yesterday I made the Butterscotch Muffins from NE but used White Chocolate instead, lovely quick recipe.


ChichaJo said...

My tummy is growling! Such a delicious looking set of dishes :) I think that pasta with the mascarpone and vodka, and the salmon with mirin are my faves...and of course, chocolate peanutbutter fusge sauce!!! I must get this book :)

julie said...

What an achievement, KJ! Well done!

I am going to make the mirin salmon again tonight!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Kelly-Jane, I'd love to have dinner at your place, sometime - your food looks so delicious!
I have seen the fudge sauce and the avocado bruschetta on the show and loved both.

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

Everything looks wonderful, but that perfect pineapple upside-down cake won my heart!

Deborah said...

Seriously, why don't I have this book yet? You have completely sold it to me!!

Dee said...

Hi Kelly-Jane, how on earth did you manage to cook all of that? Wow!! I can't choose a favourite; I want them ALL.
Can I come over and stay please? ;o)

Peabody said...

Pineapple upside down cake...I need some!

Amanda at Little Foodies said...

Oh Kelly-Jane, thank you, thank you, this is why I missed you so much while you were away... It all looks great but that sundae.. I've kept looking at it in the book thinking I have to make that and soon. Now I know I have to make it and as we're having brunch later this morning I may do it as a sweet late lunch. Very indulgent but it is Saturday afterall.

Anna said...

KJ, everything looks amazing, as usual! Well done!

Laura @ Hungry and Frozen said...

Wow sounds like you are getting a lot of mileage about of this book! Love the look of that pineapple cake :) I've been going through my NE a lot lately too. Gorgeous photos - your lucky family getting to eat everything :)

Nickki said...

Wow, everything looks great Kelly Jane! I love NE, it's a great book. I've been trying to resist making that peanut butter fudge sauce for ages....I think I'm just going to have to give into temptation!!

Fran Z said...

Can I dive in the fudge pb sauce??!! Yum!

Amanda at Little Foodies said...

We did it! Saturday and Sunday - delicious. We had some left over on Saturday which I put in the fridge, it's like a gorgeous thick nutty chocolate mousse...

Rosie said...

Just wonderful K.J. and stunning photos of each dish!! I can't choose a favourite as they all look so equally good!!

Rosie x

Sandy said...

I haven't pulled this book out in awhile, but I should. Your dishes look amazing. As usual. :)

Cookie baker Lynn said...

I'm on my way to bookmark that sauce right now. Yummmm! All of the food you made looks delicious (but I'd eat the sundae first).

Rhyleysgranny said...

Wow Kelly you have been busy. I haven't made very much from NE. I must correct this. Your stuff looks so delicious and the pics are great

Paola said...

it all looks wonderful kj! i especially love the glazed salmon and the breakfast bruschetta. gotta try the upside down cake sometime!

Meg said...

I've been going back and forth on whether or not to buy this book... or a different Nigella book, as I don't have any. But... my cookbook shelf is so full that for something to come in, something has to go out. Still, I have a couple that although I enjoy reading, I rarely use.
What's your favorite Nigella book?

Kelly-Jane said...

Thank you all for your comments :)

Hello Meg, it's really hard to pick a favourite as I like them all, but i'll choose Feast, I cooked from it obsessively in my pre-blogging days!


Margaret said...

Wow!! You've been busy.
Lovely food and pics.