Thursday, 11 June 2015

Nigellissima - Third Helpings!

Here is a bumper  round up post for my cooking from Nigellissima, that I’ve not blogged so far.  Been a while since Nigellissima by Nigella Lawson published by  Chatto & Windus 2012 came out.  Whilst it isn't my very favourite book of hers, we have eaten a number of good meals from it.   As an aside I am so looking forward to her new book Simply Nigella due out October 2015! Not long to wait now….   Roll on October…..
Chocolate Olive Oil Cake
I first ate this cake at my friend Anna’s house. It was really good. I then made it myself, but I used too strong an olive oil and it was ok-ish, but you could taste the olive oil.  Still my friend’s cake was great, so it has potential with the right oil!
Italian Roast Chicken with Peppers and Olives
This was good, lovely Summery roast.
Vanilla Mousse with Berries and Pistachios
A nice simple pudding for when the berries are perfect.
Fettuccine with Mushrooms, Marsala and Mascarpone
I used spaghetti as we as a family aren’t that keen on Fettuccine. A rich vegetarian pasta.
Instant Chocolate-Orange Mousse
I halved this recipe, and it worked out just fine.  Chocolate and orange is one of my very favourite flavour pairings.

Chicken with Tomatoes and Peppers
I pepped this one up with some olives, bit of pancetta or bacon would have been good too.
Figs with Honey-Cream & Pistachios
I don’t think the figs I had were up to much to begin with, so even sweet cream wasn’t enough to perk them up.  However if you have some great fresh figs go for it.  I’d double the sauce.
Mock Mash
I was in two minds if or not I’d post this one, as if I really don’t like a recipe my usual stand is just not to post it.  Quite simply awful! Waste of good ingredients! At least to our tastes anyhow.  I’d imagine this is a marmite recipe love it or hate it, no middle ground.   
One-Step No-Churn Coffee Ice Cream
Amazing! Make it soon….

Mountain Macaroni
I’ll come clean and tell you that although this is a pasta and potato recipe, I dispensed with the potatoes. The reason for doing this was twofold. One although it was a cold, cold Winter’s night when I made it, I’d not been skiing or clearing snow, so didn’t need the double carb hit, and secondly my daughter would not have eaten the pasta if she found a potato bit in it, and as it was she ate it happily!  Still, it was comforting and delicious, so result.

Peas with Pancetta
Can’t go wrong with this one, peas, bacon, mint, wine, garlic…
Pasta with Courgettes
I made half of this recipe one lunch time for just me, I really liked it, but I love courgettes, alas my family don’t.  Going to add in some cream or crème fraiche next time, just a touch. 


Anonymous said...


Where I get this book "Nigellissima - Third Helpings!"? I like making new recipes. This book have much authentic recipes, want to try some more recipes from this book.

kirti said...


Want to try few recipes from "Nigellissima - Third Helpings!".Its really have authentic and delicious recipes,how can I purchase this book?