Entries tagged nutmeg

February 17th, 2014

Dhansak dhal

For the first time in my life, I now own a coffee grinder which can also grind spices. After coming across this recipe for Dhansak dhal I was really curious to try out making my own spice mixes. Dhansak is a traditional Parsi recipe – kind of a mix of Indian and Persian cuisine it seems […]

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September 2nd, 2012

Overly elaborate chicken pie

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The most complicated pie I’ve ever made. I knew I wanted a chicken pie, and I kind-of made this up as I went along. It was fun to make, and tasted great. First up: the pastry. I made some quick puff pastry using roughly combined flour, water and butter — rolled and folded 4 times […]

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July 12th, 2011

Garlicky gratin

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To have with casserole. I made it a “garlicky” gratin by using a single clove of organic “elephant garlic” (yes, that enormous white lump on the right is one clove) – it has a sweeter and softer flavour than the smaller garlic, and one clove is plenty for a dish like this. Other than the […]

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December 4th, 2010

Lasagne

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For a dinner with friends. Lasagne is really easy – once you have the bolognese and béchamel, it’s really just assemblage. I flavoured the béchamel with onion, bay, nutmeg and pepper… And used the bolognese that I made the other day.

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