I’ve made a couple of batches of this Nigel Slater tomato chutney so decided to swap a few bits this time to see how it turns out - sultanas replaced raisin and I thought I’d use dried chilli flakes instead of the chilli and mustard seeds. I only had a jar of aleppo chilli flakes which I’d bought from Ottolenghi online and its been sat in the cupboard ever since, but it was a good swap as its given the finished chutney a lovely sweet but hot kick.
Recipe from the allotment and required slicing the cucumbers thinly, which i did in the Magimix but I think Ive cut them too finely, it tastes nice though and they still have a bit of bite. I think the other one - using peeled and seeded courgettes may be a better way as it was really difficult to get the water out after I’d rinsed the salt off these thinly sliced ones. Need a taste test though!
Its been a while since I made these lovely ginger biscuits from Tamasin Day Lewis’ Weekend food book. This is still my favourite ginger biscuit recipe - producing lovely crispy biscuits a little like gingernuts but so much better.
I haven’t made this before as I thought it was just a mush of veg in a tomato sauce but this recipe sounded so nice in Sophie Dahl’s Voluptuous Delights Cook book I thought I’d have a go..and its lovely, not mushy at all.