Sunday, 9 January 2011
FOOD - What's Cooking in January
My friend and I decided to have an evening creating our own pizzas and we stocked up on some veg to get things started. I'd never tried Jerusalem artichokes before and they have a nutty flavour with a texture not dissimilar to parsnips. I'm going to try cooking them in a gratin or warm salad next. I'd also never tried baby aubergine and these were delish. Can think of loads of uses for them in Mediterranean or Indian dishes.
Topping 1 - Cheese, tomato, pesto, pine nuts and Jerusalem artichoke
Topping 2 - Cheese, tomato, baby aubergine, courgette
Topping 3 - Cheese, tomato, garlic, fresh basil, mushroom
Topping 4 - Cheese, tomato, garlic, yellow pepper, finger chilli
What is your favourite pizza topping?
I also decided to do a bit of baking last week. I'd had a stressful day at work and I didn't want to come in and start scaring at my computer or TV so I settled on making mini Victoria Sponge Cakes. They are one of my favourites, but I did cheat slightly and went for the M&S handy kit. I didn't actually want to eat them all myself so I took them into work and made sure my boyfriend got a few too. It was the first time I'd used silicone baking cases and they worked really well, the cakes just peeled straight out of them. Yum, yum!