Cooking The Bookshelf

I have a real weakness for books, in particular cookery books which have now overtaken our bookshelves! Currently the figure stands at around 130...

Here are a selection of recipes that I've made, which have been taken or adapted from one of these many books!

Rachel's Favourite Food at Home:

Thai Turkey with Coconut Coriander Sauce - delicious flavours and economical

Kitchen, Nigella Lawson:

Salami and Mozzarella frittata - really delicious and easy to make

Marmelade Pudding cake - great use of excess marmelade stocks!

Crispy Chicken cutlets: I call this one work in progress!

Spanish Chicken with chorizo and potatoes: A perfect one pot dish, packed with flavour

Crustless Pizza: So much better than it sounds!

Christmas, Nigella Lawson:

Spiced nuts: A must for any nut lover!

Feast, Nigella Lawson:

Malteaser cake: A must for those with malteaser addictions!

Bread, River Cottage Handbook No. 3


River Cottage Everyday

Wholemeal Drop scones

BBC Good Food: The Collection

Marmalade and Pecan loaf cake

Cappuchino bars:

Baking, published by Star fire (sadly out of print but if you ever see it - buy it! This is a later version of it)

Mocha cake: A delicous coffee spiked cake!

Maple, pecan and lemon loaf: A delicious, alternative tea loaf

Moist Mincemeat Tea loaf:

Honey and Almond cake:

Lemon drizzle cake: Possbily the nicest lemon cake I've made or ever eaten!

Jamies America, Jamie Oliver

5* Pork ribs: Incredible depths of flavour.
Served with Southern Pecan salad:


Drop scones: Perfect for breakfast

White onion soup - so much more than it sounds, truly delicious soup

Week in, Week out, Simon Hopkinson

Spinach, Coconut and Lentil Dhal:

Vanilla blancmange with saffron syrup: Only for those with sugar addictions!

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