Sunday, 24 October 2010

This'll warm your cockles on an Autumn mornin - Tinned Toms on Toast

Have you eaten this at any time, since the 70s?

Silly Choc Chip Bread Pudding, by Nigella

This receipt is in Nigella's new "Kitchen" book, and she also made it on the telly the another night. Her eyes danced manically as she mentioned something about this being an american equivalent to our bread & butter pudding. So, its very easy to do and made with chocolate chips, (I just chopped up a bar of choc though) milk, cream, eggs and sugar. Now, it is nice and it certainly warms your tummy on a chilly night. But I still reckon it's not as good as we do it this side of the pond .. the scents of nutmeg and cinnamon, the waft of vanilla, and the juicy nip of an occasional sultana .. will be conspicuous by their absence ..
If you have surfed in looking for the recipe, it can be found here:

Monday, 4 October 2010

Baked Bean Bread

Interesting, this. Half a can of beans, added to the usual ingredients for a loaf in the bread machine.

The only downside was that a huge air bubble got trapped just under the top crust - resulting in a huge, swollen loaf which came bursting out the tin. When I sliced it open, it was like a big cave, inside the bread. I am not sure how to prevent this happening again.

Then again, it wouldn't stop me doing this bread again. When you eat it, you don't think, "ah, beans" - it just tastes nice, and had a satisfactorily chewy texture.