Around 10 years ago this cook book was gifted to me by a dear friend when I was living in the UK. When I first got it I made a few things out of it but I mostly used the brownie recipe which is evident by the chocolate smears and dog ear of that particular page however, those brownies were never for what Nigella intended...if you know what I mean.
I recently moved house and came across it again and have decided that I am going to cook every single recipe out of it over the course of 2013. You heard me! I am going to become a Master Owl, a domestic goddess and everybody's friend I would imagine!
Obviously I am going to find an occasion for everything and alter it where possible for my needs and tastebuds. Also, sharing is caring because I CANNOT eat all this on my own otherwise no boy owl is gonna want to get all up in my nest unless he is into fatties.
First cab off the rank was for Alex's celebration lunch we threw for her on the weekend to celebrate some of her professional achievements. Even though we got her to make lunch but hey, by getting promoted it shows she is capable.
On page 112: Black and White Tart
I didn't have time to seek out them white berry things so I went with blackberries, strawberries and kiwi fruit. I love blackberries! I think they after blueberries they are king of the berry kingdom. They have an Enid Blyton quality about them I think. They are the kind of berries the Secret Seven would have picked for lunch. Also, I put white rum in the mascarpone which isn't very Enid Blyton.
mmmmmmmm I do love me a biscuit base!
One down and millions more to go! Oi Alex, I need my dish back.
God bless and good night x